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Starter Kit

Item #: 2230001

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Real TechniquesStarter Kit
 
4.5

(based on 722 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (320)
  • Soft bristles (301)
  • Functional (269)
  • Great design (243)
  • Compact (178)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (15)
  • Heavy / bulky (13)
  • Sheds (9)
  • Hard to use (7)
  • Poor quality (7)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (311)
  • Travel (216)
  • Going out (194)
  • Daily use (112)
  • Special occasions (46)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (203), Classic style (151), Trendy style (131)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (105), Medium (65), Deep (6)

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5.0

It's a great starter kit!

By Kortney

from Columbus, Ohio

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

        I really do enjoy this set. Plus, ulta always had a buy one get one 50% off! Just look out for the deals and u will save some money. But even without the sale the are a good quality brush that does not cost a arm or a leg! Great set to start your makeup collection with :)

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Make up application brushes

        By Baby girl

        from Seattle, Wa

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Value
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Normal Skin

          Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

          Im a very detailed person and these brushes get details dead on and are so easy to use.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          4.0

          Good eye set brushes

          By Chii

          from Monterey, CA

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

            I love that you get all you need for eyes make up. However, the case was useless, I throw it away. It was a good value set.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Great Value for Eye Brushes

            By Choculuh

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Value
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

              This is a great intro to Real Techniques brushes. The materials are of good quality.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              HOLY GRAIL BRUSHES

              By NatNataly

              from Fremont, CA

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blend Easily
              • Flawless
              • Good Value
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

              • Short Height

              Best Uses

              • Blending Out Crease
              • Daily Use
              • Putting A Lid Color On

              Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

              I love how easy it is to blend all eyeshadow with the crease brush. Apply a lid color with the all over brush is a dream. The brow brush distributes color evenly throughout my brows and the liner and precision brush have amazing precision and are dense enough to leave a lot of color!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              4.0

              Great Quality

              By MjSanchez

              from West Palm

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Value
              • Long Lasting
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                Great brushes that are durable and don't break the bank!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Terrible quality

                By crilly

                from Dublin, Ireland

                Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                Received this set as a gift at the end of April. Last night I washed the angled brow brush to clean it of any brow wax build up. While rinsing, all the bristles fell out. I didn't leave it soaking and was only using lukewarm water. Really disappointed with the quality which is not reflected in the price. Was planning on buying the Bold Metals collection & have no intention of it now.

                 
                5.0

                brushes

                By Diamond Eyed Dollface

                from Peoria, ax

                About Me Trendy Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Good Value
                • Great price
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                  Love these brushes :)

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  5.0

                  Great Starter Kit

                  By Sheryl

                  from Spring, TX

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Good Value
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Special Occasions

                    Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                    Very good quality brushes!

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Love every brush and it's a GREAT deal!

                    By Hannah

                    from U.S.

                    Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                    The crease/blending brush is my favorite! It works great for applying my transition shade in the crease. The flat/eyebrow brush is ok for brow powders, a little thick in my opinion. I LOVE the eyeliner brush, it works great with gels. The flat eye brush puts shadow on a little sheer, but I'm ok with that. The smallest brush is great for the outer V and also for under the eye, if you want a more precise application. GREAT kit, especially for beginners!

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                    • Q:

                      Are these brushes durable? I have had issues with other brushes handles falling apart.
                      Asked on 1/5/2015 by neeny from United States

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Real Techniques brushes are very durable and high quality. They are designed by a professional makeup artist for ultimate performance! Please read the ratings and reviews for more details. This set is rated very highly - 4.6 out of 5 stars!

                        Answered on 1/5/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Could I use the deluxe crease brush to blend in my crease shadow? Or is it to big?
                      Asked on 11/11/2014 by DEEDEE from Columbus, OH

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        The Deluxe Crease Brush is ideal for this use! It is specially designed for blending and contouring eye shadows in the crease.

                        Answered on 11/13/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      What do you suggest using to clean these brushes?? How often should I be cleaning them?
                      Asked on 9/17/2014 by mtoohs from Chicago

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Clean your makeup brushes once weekly using a gentle brush shampoo or mild hair shampoo. Work a lather into the bristles and rinse with cool water until the water runs clear. Lay flat to dry. You can use a brush cleaner spray in between uses to keep brushes clean in between shampoos, too!

                        Answered on 9/18/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Are the brushes labeled?
                      Asked on 8/19/2014 by none

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Yes, each brush is labeled on its handle.

                        Answered on 8/26/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      I'm a beginner to eye makeup, and I was wondering, are these brushes good for beginners?

                      How do you clean these brushes, and how often do you need to clean them?

                      Do these brushes last quite a long time, do they shed easily and do they break easily?
                      Asked on 7/10/2014 by CRISSY����

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Starter Kit brushes are excellent for eye makeup beginners! We recommend watching Real Techniques founder and makeup artist Sam Chapman's tutorial video:
                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKMwwJ8z7Kw

                        These are high quality brushes that provide professional results. They won't break easily or shed excessively.

                        Clean your makeup brushes once weekly using a gentle brush shampoo or mild hair shampoo. Work a lather into the bristles and rinse with cool water until the water runs clear. Lay flat to dry. You can use a brush cleaner spray in between uses to keep brushes clean in between shampoos, too!

                        Answered on 7/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Are the handles labeled so I know what each is used for?

                      How to Keep clean?
                      Asked on 6/30/2014 by luvbeauty

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Yes, each brush is labeled on its handle. We recommend shampooing brushes once weekly with a brush shampoo or mild hair shampoo. You can also spray brushes with brush cleaner after daily use to keep them clean between shampoos (recommended for acne-prone skin).

                        Answered on 6/30/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      I'm just starting out wearing makeup and I was wondering is this a good set of brushes to start off with?
                      Asked on 5/1/2014 by Alexis from Ocala,fl

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        This set includes 5 brushes specifically for eye makeup application. For brushes for both face and eye makeup application, you may prefer Real Techniques Core Collection (Item #: 2229998), which includes foundation, powder, detail/shadow, and contour/blush brushes:
                        http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3220069

                        Answered on 5/1/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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