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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 980 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (546)
  • Soft bristles (495)
  • Functional (462)
  • Great design (423)
  • Good value (277)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (25)
  • Hard to use (7)
  • Stains easily (6)
  • Poor quality (5)
  • Sheds (5)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (505)
  • Travel (332)
  • Going out (310)
  • Daily use (264)
  • Oily skin (103)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (326), Classic style (288), Trendy style (196), Budget shopper (35), Brand buyer (19)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (37), 10 minutes (12), 1+ hour (9)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (169), Fair (120), Deep (19)

Reviewed by 980 customers

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1.0

Not soft

By Zahraa

from IL

Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

Not professional

  • Skin Tone:
  • Medium
 
5.0

Love it

By Bren

from Bowling Green

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

      I love these brushes, they are great to apply my make up and so soft.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Great set of brushes!

      By Beth

      from The Villages FL

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

      So soft and great for applying foundation, eye shadow and all!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Great brushes for the $$

      By Snflwrs4me

      from Los Angeles

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

          Great brushes for the $$

           
          2.0

          Not as good as they used to be

          By Erin

          from Des Moines

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Not Very Versatile

            Best Uses

              Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

              I really wanted to like these brushes, there was only one brush out of the 4 that I could use the rest where no good. I love my real technique brushes but they must have changed something because these are so thin my old ones are so dense and put my make up on so nicely these just sucked. I ended up returning them.

               
              5.0

              ahhhmazing

              By Fanpan

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Value
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Oily Skin
                • Special Occasions

                Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                These brushes are amazing!! I took advantage of the buy one get one free sale and ordered myself this larger pack and one free single brush. I love them so much! I can say they are a little smaller than I expected(online purchase) but they are as soft and efficient as my *T brushes.I want to purchase the small eye brushes next!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                4.0

                Easy to use

                By The mono eyelid

                from Dallas, TX

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                I like using all of them. The bigger flat one i use it to apply foundation/ bb cream. That i can achieve full coverege. However, this is not good for dry skin. If you have dry skin, i suggest to use the flat thin one, which comes in this package. The brushes are great for beginners and professionals.

                 
                5.0

                Buffing brush is amazing!

                By Fabiola

                from Orlando, FL

                About Me Trendy Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blend Well
                • Soft Bristles
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                  I fell in love with the buffing brush! It was absolutely the best brush in this set, very versatile. The rest of the brushes were good, but I have to hype the buffing brush more. I use it to blend in my foundation and concealer and use the foundation brush for under eye concealer. They all work great, definitely worth everything.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  LOVE!

                  By AJ

                  from LANCASTER, CA

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Good Value
                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dry Skin
                    • Normal Skin
                    • Oily Skin
                    • Special Occasions

                    Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                    SIMPLY LOVE HOW THESE BRUSHES APPLY MY MAKEUP.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    4.0

                    Great brushes

                    By Kat

                    from Oregon

                    About Me Classic Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Value
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                      Will reccomend

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

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                      • 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
                      • Q:

                        can the detailer brush be used when doing you eyebrows?
                        Asked on 7/12/2015 by Desiree

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          It may be a bit too flat in shape to apply brow products, but many use it to apply concealer around the brows to help define the brows. A video tutorial of this technique is available here:
                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkWwp3cBggQ

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

                        What brushes are these and what exactly are they used for?
                        Asked on 6/25/2015 by Anna from US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          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

                          Answered on 6/26/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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