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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 1053 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (547)
  • Soft bristles (496)
  • Functional (462)
  • Great design (423)
  • Good value (327)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Everyday (505)
  • Travel (332)
  • Going out (310)
  • Daily use (299)
  • Normal skin (124)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (355), Classic style (304), Trendy style (208), Budget shopper (35), Brand buyer (19)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (37), 10 minutes (12), 1+ hour (9)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (198), Fair (152), Deep (21)

Reviewed by 1053 customers

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5.0

affordable brush set that does the job

By chassity

from indianapolis

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

    I love the more expensive premium brushes, but I can't afford the number of them that I want. This is a good, cheap set that works just fine to augment my brush collection.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Great Brushes

    By Queen Abike Idowu

    from Chicago

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Value
    • Great Starter Set
    • Long Lasting
    • Versatile
    • Very Soft
    • Very Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Blush Application
      • Daily Use
      • Dry Skin
      • Foundation Application
      • Normal Skin
      • Oily Skin
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Shadow Application
      • Shadow Blending

      Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

      I love the Real Techniques Brand very much. I have some of their other brushes.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very good

      By Mary

      from Metairie la

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

          Very good product

           
          5.0

          I can't wait to collect the rest!

          By Ashley

          from San Antonio tx

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Value
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

            I love the softness of the brushes and the variety

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again.

            By Cynthia j

            from Fontana, ca

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Normal Skin

              Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

              So this is my first time using makeup brushes and I had done some research about good brushes on google. I saw many good rating for this brush set so I decided to try it out. I've had it for a week and I LOVE IT! your makeup goes smoothly on your skin without any streaksuggestions. I do recommend using the buffing brush for foundation because it leaves it really evened out.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              best affordable brushes ever!

              By Jax

              from Montebello

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Special Occasions

                Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                They're awsome brushes

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                4.0

                Core brushes!

                By KitKat

                from MN

                Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                I use the concealer and contour brushes daily! Perfect! The powder brush doesn't work as well as their big Powder brush.

                 
                5.0

                I would purchase item again

                By Michell

                from Oxnard

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                  Really good product for good price

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  Only face brushes you need!

                  By Rayray244

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Pros

                  • Good Value
                  • Multiple Brushes

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                    Only brushes you need! Blends makeup out nicely.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    AMAZING

                    By kokab

                    from manchester ct

                    About Me Trendy Style

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Good Value
                    • Long Lasting
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                      these are the best brushes i came accross! So affordable and amazing. Totally worth it. Mostly i use contouring brush and it changed the game for me, love them.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

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                      37 Questions | 37 Answers
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                      • 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
                      • 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
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