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Core Collection

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Great looks start with a flawless base. Create a perfect canvas with this collection of coverage essentials by Real Techniques.
  • Includes 4 full-size brushes + case:
    • Detailer brush: precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or, use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition
    • Pointed foundation brush: use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage
    • Buffing brush: ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation
    • Contour brush: delicately applies highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish
    • Panoramic brush case is a 2-in-1 case + stand
  • Look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
  • Ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
  • Extended aluminum handles are light and easy to use

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Real TechniquesCore Collection
 
4.7

(based on 1087 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (548)
  • Soft bristles (496)
  • Functional (462)
  • Great design (423)
  • Good value (344)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (25)
  • Stains easily (8)
  • Hard to use (7)
  • Poor quality (5)
  • Sheds (5)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (505)
  • Travel (335)
  • Daily use (314)
  • Going out (310)
  • Normal skin (131)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (363), Classic style (309), Trendy style (213), Budget shopper (40), Brand buyer (20)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (37), 10 minutes (12), 1+ hour (9)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (207), Fair (159), Deep (22)

Reviewed by 1087 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Absolutely love this collection!

By GlamourQueen

from San Antonio TX

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Applies Evenly
  • Cruelty-Free
  • Easy To Clean
  • High Quality
  • Smooth Finish
  • Soft
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Highlighting & Contouring
    • Liquid
    • Multi-Use
    • Powder
    • Travel

    Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

    This collection is great for a full face set! Each brush is multi use.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Quality!

    By Tiffany

    from SC

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Applies Evenly
    • Easy To Clean
    • High Quality
    • Soft
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Highlighting & Contouring
      • Liquid
      • Multi-Use
      • Powder
      • Travel

      Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

      It is amazing quality, it blends out both liquid and powder beautifully, and it's very soft.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Love

      By SM

      from Baltimore, MD

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Applies Evenly
      • Cruelty-Free
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Highlighting & Contouring
        • Liquid
        • Multi-Use

        Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

        I purchased these brushes for my daughter who recently started wearing makeup. She loves them, but I have my own set and they are great. Real Techniques brushes are amazing and they are so soft. If you don't own any I would suggest a starter set just so you can get the feel of what they can do.

         
        5.0

        LOVE!!

        By makeuplover123

        from US

        Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

        I'm obsessed with these. I use this for detailing, highlighter, and my foundation. They work better than the super expensive ones! LOVE THEM!

         
        5.0

        Amazing

        By Lauren

        from Greenwood, SC

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • High Quality
        • Smooth Finish
        • Soft
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Uneven Application

        Best Uses

        • Highlighting & Contouring
        • Liquid
        • Multi-Use
        • Powder

        Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

        I use this product for multiple things.

         
        5.0

        I love this brushes

        By Angela

        from Houston, Texas

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Applies Evenly
        • Easy To Clean
        • Smooth Finish
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Highlighting & Contouring
          • Liquid
          • Multi-Use
          • Powder

          Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

          I use this brushes for my highlight , to blend by contour and for my foundation

           
          5.0

          Love this product!

          By Makeup addict Rachel

          from Fort Worth Texas

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Applies Evenly
          • Easy To Clean
          • High Quality
          • Smooth Finish
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Highlighting & Contouring
            • Liquid
            • Multi-Use
            • Powder
            • Travel

            Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

            Great product! Multiple uses

             
            5.0

            Great quality brushes!

            By Angelmar

            from Costa Mesa CA

            Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

            This brushes replaced my Mac expensive brushes. Affordable, and great quality.

             
            5.0

            Best Brushes for a great price!

            By Beautypimp

            from Sylmar

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to use
            • Grip is amazing
            • No hairs falls off
            • So soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Blend makeup

              Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

              I love these brushes I have the whole collection. Bought this set for my mother she is obsessed.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Love these brushes

              By Katie

              from Seaside ca

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

              Love the product

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              Q&A

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              38 Questions | 38 Answers
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              • Q:

                From left to right, can you tell me which brushes are which, because the description doesn't go in order (I don't think so at least).
                Asked on 5/4/2016 by Clueless from Midlothian, VA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi Clueless (you are definitely not clueless, btw - that's a great question you asked!!) :)

                  The Core Collection is one my my all time favorites overall, but it also has my most favorite brush ever in it (the Buffing Brush), so I love talking about this set!

                  The smallest brush in the Core Collection is the Detailer Brush. Taking the description from Ulta.com, this brush is precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or, use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition

                  The brush that is flat and pointy is the Pointed Foundation Brush. You can use this one with liquid foundation to build custom coverage

                  The brush with the biggest head is the Buffing brush. This one is my favorite. It's perfect for cream or powder foundations and to get that full coverage look. It's also one of the best blending brushes around.

                  Finally, the brush that is fluffy, but slightly smaller than the Buffing Brush is the Contour Brush. This one is perfect for applying highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish.

                  Hope that helps!

                  Answered on 5/9/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
              • Q:

                I am looking for a good foundation buffing brush.can any one tell me how is the buff brush? I have very dry & sensitive skin.
                Asked on 2/10/2016 by Debasmita from Chicago

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi there,

                  Thanks so much for your question about the Buffing Brush in the Core Collection. I have to tell you that this brush is actually my personal favorite and I absolutely can't live without it.

                  It's a lovely, soft brush with a full bristle head that is perfect for buffing liquid or pressed liquid foundation. You will want to make sure your skin is fully moisturized before applying any product or using any brush. That will help with areas that are dry.

                  What I do when using this brush to apply foundation is to dab a small amount on the brush and start on the area of my face with the largest "surface area" (my cheeks). I use a slow and even buffing motion, working the brush to all areas that need coverage. You don't want to press too hard (which you won't need to since the brush is perfectly designed to hold product in the bristles & transfer flawlessly to your face). You also don't want to go too fast since that may irritate sensitive skin.

                  I think you will find that the softness of the bristles will work very well for you!

                  Thanks so much and let me know if you have any other questions!

                  Answered on 2/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
              • Q:

                Are the brushes labeled with their usage?
                Asked on 1/22/2016 by Char

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, each brush is labeled on its handle.

                  Answered on 1/25/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                Would any of these brushes work with blending contour and highlight?
                Asked on 11/29/2015 by Sarah from Alabama, US

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  The Contour Brush can be used with darker powders for contouring effects as well as highlighting powders for the cheekbones.

                  Answered on 11/30/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                is is the same powder brush I can buy seperate?
                Asked on 11/21/2015 by eli from fremont,ca

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  The Buffing Brush is not sold individually. The most similar brush that is sold individually is the Expert Face Brush:
                  http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod4260015&skuId=2244502

                  The bristles are just as dense and will allow for great pickup/application, and it is meant to be used in the same way as the Buffing Brush in terms of applying product on your face. The difference is that the length of the bristles is much shorter. That allows more targeted application and slightly more coverage.

                  Additionally, the new Bold Metals Flat Contour Brush has a secondary use as a foundation brush:
                  http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod11831013&skuId=2283104

                  It, too, has denser, shorter bristles, but the quality of the bristles on this brush is second to none! Additionally, the weighted handle allows for more control, leading to flawless looking skin.

                  We hope this extra info helps! :-)

                  Answered on 11/24/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                Is the foundation brush head large or small?
                Which of these brushes can be used for concealer and blush?
                Thanks!
                Asked on 10/14/2015 by A MAC Fan from NY

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  At its widest point, the diameter of the Pointed Foundation Brush is just over 1.25".

                  The Detailer Brush is perfect for concealer application. Use the Contour Brush within this set to perfectly apply blush.

                  Answered on 11/12/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                Which one of these brushes can be used for blush?
                Asked on 8/22/2015 by Hana from New York

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Use the Contour Brush within this set to perfectly apply blush!

                  Answered on 8/25/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                Hello, writing from india. From all of these brushesh, which can be use as an eye shadow brush...
                Asked on 8/3/2015 by Ashwani from India

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Are these brushes synthetic?
                Asked on 7/16/2015 by Sam from Orlando,Fl

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, these brushes feature synthetic bristles.

                  Answered on 7/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                Hi, Im 15 years old, and its going to be my first beuty brush set, so I have a lot of questions. As the name of each brush and wich is it? Can you please tell me the name of each one and wich one brush is it for? example, the name of the big one brush startin in the right side of the picture add.
                Thnks :)
                Asked on 7/12/2015 by Lucy from San Ysidro, CA

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Here are the names and the uses of the brushes in the product image, in order from left to right:

                  Contour brush: delicately applies highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish

                  Pointed foundation brush: use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage

                  Detailer brush: precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or, use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition

                  Buffing brush: ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation

                  Answered on 7/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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