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Real TechniquesCore Collection
 
4.7

(based on 860 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (541)
  • Soft bristles (490)
  • Functional (462)
  • Great design (423)
  • Compact (244)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (25)
  • Hard to use (7)
  • Poor quality (5)
  • Sheds (5)
  • Doesn't work (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (505)
  • Travel (332)
  • Going out (310)
  • Daily use (133)
  • Oily skin (50)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (241), Classic style (233), Trendy style (156), Budget shopper (35), Brand buyer (19)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (37), 10 minutes (12), 1+ hour (9)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (66), Fair (44), Deep (8)

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5.0

Awesome

By tweety

from Bunnell, FL

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

    awesome they work great wouldn't buy anything else

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    4.0

    Great brushes!!!

    By ErinP

    from Concord, CA

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Good Value
    • Long Lasting
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Dry Skin
      • Normal Skin
      • Oily Skin
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Special Occasions

      Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

      Brushes can often make or break your make up application and I am very impressed with these! I typically would use my fingers to apply foundation, but since I started using the buffing brush to apply it, it looks airbrushed and perfect! I use the small brush and small foundation brush for those hard to reach areas like by my nose, my brows etc or for concealer! I also use the other brush in the set for perfect bronzed contouring! Great set and great value!!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Love it with the bare mineral products

      By Alina

      from Georgia

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

        Just like using any other brushes.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        i bought this set today ...

        By BelgiumBoy

        from Oostende, België

        Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

        i bought this set today here in belgium and this morning went to my local beauty supply store (di) just for a normal brush i saw the other day normally here in belgium thy don't sell the real techniques brushes. i usually saw them on youtubbe were american people ad etc used them suddenly when i was looking for the brush i saw the other day i saw the stand of real techniques and i freaked out i emediately bought his set for 26 euro's and i used it already and i freaking love them. big thanks to the whole Team of real techniques i will defenittely buy al you're brushes!! geetz from belgium!

         
        4.0

        Great Brushes!

        By Mrs. Becky Powers

        from Edgewood, WA

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Value
        • No shedding
        • Pretty
        • Soft

        Cons

        • A Bit Smaller Than Expect

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

        I use these brushes every day! I get the most use out of the biggest 2- the biggest I use for Bare Minerals powder foundation and the next size down for bronzer. I don't use the liquid/stippling brush as much, but have used it for concealer or highlighter a couple of times. Overall these are a great value! And no annoying shedding like my Bare Minerals brushes.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again and again

        By queka

        from Phoenix Az

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Value
        • Long Lasting
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

          I use these brushes everyday and there great quality and very affordable

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Love love love

          By KianteWench

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Value
          • Long Lasting
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Not Sold Individually

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Dry Skin
          • Normal Skin
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin
          • Special Occasions

          Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

          This is a great set. If you buy both sets available, it is a solid foundation for a makeup person. Its the perfect gift. They do not shed. They are super soft and easy to clean. The only downside is that you cannot buy them individually.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          amazing and good price!

          By ayvaishere

          from gurnee IL

          Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

          I am a makeup artist with 50 brushes and these are always a go to!

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Brush Set!

          By Julia C.

          from Cincinnati, OH

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

              This is a great collection of brushes, especially if you want a starter set. I use these brushes every day!

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Still need to buy more Brushes

              By Mrs. K B

              from Humble, TX

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Provides Good Coverage

              Cons

              • Don't Have The Basic Esse

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Dry Skin
              • Normal Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

              Apply makes up evenly...but would pay more for a better selection.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

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              • Q:

                I have the pink blush brush and was wondering if the gold handled ones are as soft as the pink handled ones.
                Asked on 12/8/2014 by CathyB. from Macungie, PA

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Yes, the plush bristles are just as soft!

                  Answered on 12/9/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Do these brushes shed? I'm looking for a good set of brushes that won't shed.
                Asked on 11/22/2014 by Ann

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  These brushes are high quality and resistant to shedding.

                  Answered on 11/24/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                my daughter requested bare mineral set of makeup brushes. do these compare in quality to these??
                Asked on 11/20/2014 by mom from port st lucie fl

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Real Techniques Core Collection is our bestselling brush set at ULTA! It is also one of our top rated items - it currently has a 4.7 out 5 star rating with over 800 reviews. The brushes are very high quality and are designed by professional makeup artist Sam Chapman. They feature synthetic bristles rather than goat or pony (most bareMinerals brushes feature cruelty-free natural hair bristles), so they are the perfect option for those who are vegan or who prefer non-animal hair brushes. This set makes a wonderful gift!

                  Answered on 11/24/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                does the pointed foundation brush work well with bb creams? I am new to using brushes with makeup and ordered this kit to make it simple. does the buffing brush also work with bb creams?
                Asked on 10/27/2014 by gwyn from New Orleans la

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Yes, the pointed foundation brush can be used to apply and blend cream consistency foundations such as BB creams, too, in addition to more fluid liquid foundations. The buffing brush is designed for powder formulas rather than liquid/cream formulas.

                  Answered on 10/29/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Is there a brush in this set that would work well for blush application?
                Asked on 9/12/2014 by Jennifer from United States

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Yes, use the Contour Brush within this set to perfectly apply blush!

                  Answered on 9/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Can the Detailer brush be used to clean up/ carve out the shape of your eyebrow? Or is the brush to soft?
                Asked on 8/19/2014 by Mariiiiabbyyy from San Bernardino, CA

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  From Real Techniques:

                  "The great thing about the Real Techniques line is that almost all of the brushes can be used in multiple ways. If you find that the Core Collection's Detailer Brush works for shaping your eyebrows, then definitely keep using it that way! However, if you’re looking for something that will give you a bit more precision and is a bit more rigid, you might want to try the Angled Brow Brush in our Starter Set. That set comes with 5 brushes, all centered around your eyes/brows as well as the carrying case and costs the same as the Core Collection. This brush may give you exactly what you're looking for. Plus, we always say that you can never have too many Real Techniques brushes!"

                  Answered on 9/2/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Is the buffing brush in this "Core collection" set, the same with the Expert face brush that can be bought individually? I have asked 2 Ulta store representative and they both confirmed that it is the same brush. Can someone please re-confirm. I have been reading reviews and now I have my doubts. Thanks!
                Asked on 8/10/2014 by Nikita from California

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Great question! The Buffing Brush that comes in the Core Collection is different from the Expert Face Brush that is sold individually. The bristles in the Buffing Brush are longer and are not as densely packed as the Expert Face.

                  Both use a buffing method to apply foundation and/or powder to the skin and both help to achieve that flawless, gorgeous finish. The Expert Face Brush applies product in a bit more of a concentrated manner because of how dense the bristles are. Overall, though, it comes down to personal preference when deciding which brush to use. They are both fan favorites within the Real Techniques line!

                  Answered on 8/19/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Does the brush say the name of what kind it is?
                Asked on 8/9/2014 by Maddie

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Yes, each brush is labeled on its handle.

                  Answered on 8/14/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Is this all the brushes you would need to put make up on ?
                Asked on 7/3/2014 by Angie

                1 answer

              • Q:

                I own lots of other brushes and one of my friends recommended these to me, I have never tried these and I was wondering if they were good quality for the low price? Thanks !!
                Asked on 6/30/2014 by makeuploverme

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  This brush set is among our top rated products! ULTA shoppers currently rate this set 4.7 out of 5 stars, with over 713 reviews. Real Techniques brushes are designed by professional makeup artists Sam and Nic Chapman and feature professional quality materials and design for professional results. They are a wonderful value!

                  Answered on 7/1/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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