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Real TechniquesCore Collection
 
4.7

(based on 839 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (539)
  • Soft bristles (489)
  • 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 (123)
  • Oily skin (46)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (236), Classic style (228), Trendy style (152), Budget shopper (35), Brand buyer (19)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (37), 10 minutes (12), 1+ hour (9)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (59), Fair (37), Deep (8)

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5.0

very good quality

By jenny

from MI

About Me Classic Style

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Good quality
  • Soft

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Any skin type

Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

I love this product. I use the contour brush, and detailer brush on a daily basis. I have had this product for 6 months and i am still just as happy with it as the day i bought it. This kit was a little on the pricey side for me, so I make sure that i do take care of it. I would recommend cleaning this set regularly with a good brush shampoo (which should be done anyways with all brushes)

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

Fantastic brushes - everyone should have

By a happy customer

from TN

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Good Value
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

      They are great!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      looking good!

      By SassySugarplum

      from Rochester, NY

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Bristle Quality
      • Good Value
      • Great price
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Dry Skin
        • New To Brushes Users
        • Normal Skin
        • Oily Skin
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

        Has every brush for a basic facial brush kit. (not eyes)Brushes are excellent quality. Blend well and don't tug on skin. Box comes with free website address that gives great tutorials on how to use each brush. Whether you are new to brushes or a pro I would recommend adding these to your collection. Work just as well as my higher end brushes.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it!!

        By Sam

        from Tampa, FL

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Value
        • Long Lasting
        • No shedding
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Every Day

          Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

          Love, love, love this brush! I used it everyday to apply my foundation. The bristles are very soft, and I have yet to experience any shedding (ever after cleaning it). I have other Real Technique brushes as well, and have had nothing but a good experience with them. I would definitely recommend this product.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          GREAT!

          By Erin

          from Michigan

          About Me Classic Style

          Pros

          • Good Value
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

            I went in today while they were BOGO50 and I considered and considered and reconsidered and went with this one and the eye set (which I will review as well.) I love the weight of these brushes -- not very heavy but nice. I love the finish of the brushed aluminum and the matte ends. The Fibers are soft, dense and fluffy. I didn't give a full five simply because there are softer brushes out there, BUT because I am a college student with a part time job, I went with these instead. I'd say they are comparable to ELF's studio line in softness, but denser. The brushes in this set are not HUGE so don't expect a big huge foundation buffer--it is a good size for mineral foundation and the others are good as well. I actually love the tiny one for liner! Overall, I'm glad I bought them and I will probably purchase the whole line over time. It'd be great if they released all the other brushes as one big set of 'extras' because those ones (with the flared bases) are super nice.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            4.0

            Like these brushes

            By raphillips00

            from helena, mt

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                like the brushes and will buy more

                 
                4.0

                Affordable and Great!

                By Wandaalusts

                from San Mateo, CA

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                  I wanted to try some brushes from Real Techniques since I have heard so much rave about this.

                  1) It's affordable
                  2) The quality is great!

                  My favorite brush from this collection are the contour brush and the buffing brush. I use the buffing brush for my mineral makeup and powder foundation and it buffs in perfectly. I love using the contour brush for my bronzer. It is very easy to use and to apply with.

                  Pointed foundation brush is my least favorite in this set. For some reason, it is very harsh on my skin. The bristle on this brush is not soft as the rest. I tried using my concealer and foundation with this brush and it just does not work as I thought it would.

                  The detailing brush is very small and works wonderfully. I don't love it and I don't hate it. It is just a brush I would randomly use if I needed to conceal my blemishes or use it to create a cut crease.

                   
                  4.0

                  Great brush collection

                  By Rawhonest

                  from DFW Texas

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Pigmentation

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                    Loved the large brush for applying liquid foundation. Works PERFECT. I use all the brushes and they are all great.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    5.0

                    Best brushes for the money

                    By makeup lover

                    from Illinois

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Best Blush Brush Ever Had
                    • Controlled Contouring
                    • Easy to handle
                    • Perfect Blending
                    • Sets Best Powder App

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                        My favorite brushes of all tried and reasonably priced. Blend so well and even powder with buffer is natural to set makeup. Love this brand.

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Fair
                         
                        5.0

                        Love

                        By Laraty

                        from Michigan

                        About Me Trendy Style

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Apply
                        • Good Value
                        • Long Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Use
                          • Normal Skin
                          • Special Occasions

                          Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                          Love

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Medium

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                          • 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
                          • Q:

                            Is this brush set good for liquid foundation I recently bought Mac foundation and in need of a makeup brush. Of course they had one there but the girl who worked there told me herself that she prefers me to buy one at ulta instead because at Mac they are over priced.
                            Asked on 5/26/2014 by mag_myla from Houston Texas

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              The included Pointed Foundation Brush is ideal to apply liquid foundation.

                              Answered on 5/27/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            Can the buffing brush be used to apply liquid foundation (like the sigma F-80) ? If not does Real Techniques make a brush that is a dupe for the sigma F-80?
                            Asked on 5/12/2014 by Kami from Austin, TX

                            1 answer

                          • Q:

                            Are the brushes full size?
                            Asked on 4/8/2014 by Ami

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Yes, all brushes are full size!

                              Answered on 4/9/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            Do these brushes work well with the bareminerals foundation
                            Asked on 4/8/2014 by Nelly from hanford‚ca

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Yes, the Buffing Brush within this collection is ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation including bareMinerals Foundation!

                              Answered on 4/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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