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Real TechniquesStarter Kit

Real Techniques

Starter Kit

Item #: 2230001

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Boost your look with effortlessly enhanced eyes. Eye definition goes high-definition with this essential set:

  • Includes 5 full-size brushes + case:
    • Base shadow brush: applies a smooth, flawless foundation of color
    • Deluxe crease brush: soft, oversized design for effortless contouring
    • Accent brush: designed for precision detailing, spotlighting, highlighting, and smudging
    • Pixel-point eyeliner brush: tapered cut is ideal for dense or fine eyeliner application
    • Brow brush: distinctive shape easily defines eyebrows
    • 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 TechniquesStarter Kit
 
4.6

(based on 705 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (322)
  • 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 (143)
  • Special occasions (66)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (225), Classic style (170), Trendy style (145)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (135), Medium (91), Deep (7)

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4.0

A girl can never have too many eye shadow brushes!

By Tiffany

from Mt. Clemens, MI

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

    A girl can never have too many eye shadow brushes! This is a great starter set.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    4.0

    Great for my collection!

    By Bella

    from Fontana,Ca

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

    Loved these brushes. I use them everyday! The two larger brushes from this collection work wonderful on my eyes to blend. So glad I purchased these to grow my brush collection. ❤️ I gave it 4 stars because honestly I haven't really used the other brushes for much. But maybe once I find a use for the other brushes I will see this as a 5 star rating. But it is worth getting!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great brushes!

    By Mermaid88

    from Goldsboro, NC

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Value
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Special Occasions

      Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

      great brushes for a great price!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      some of my new faves, they will be ours too!

      By Michelleeggs

      from Dallas, tx

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Value
      • Great Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

        These brushes are the bomb!!! I have a lot of eye brushes but these are now some of my faves. They are good quality and easy to use. The deluxe crease brush is the best one of the kit, in my opinion. I believe that anyone no matter their level of makeup experience should use the brushes.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Great brushes!

        By Co

        from McAllen, TX

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Value
        • Great Quality
        • Versatile
        • Very Soft

        Cons

        • Comes In A Set

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

        I don't know why it took me so long to buy this set, but I have been loving it! Plus, it was on sale for BOGO FREE! The brushes are fantastic quality, super soft (mandatory for eye brushes), and the design is superb. The handles are sleek and comfortable, the case is amazingly versatile, and overall the set is just an incredible buy. I especially love the fluffier blending brush and eyeliner brush! You won't regret this buy!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Great set of starter brushes

        By Monica

        from Naperville, IL

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Value
        • Soft
        • Variety

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

            This is a great set of brushes! Love the price and the softness of the brushes.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Best brushes

            By Jazzy

            from Illinois

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Value
            • Love The Bristles

            Cons

            • Barel Color

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Eye Shadow
            • Normal Skin
            • Oily Skin
            • Sensitive Skin
            • Special Occasions

            Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

            I love these brushes. I have the whole line and I'm always very pleased with my end result. Also they are very easy to clean. Will definitely recommend.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            3.0

            Good Quality

            By emhemh7

            from Michigan

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Equal Application
            • Good Value
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Unconsistant Shape

            Best Uses

            • Brows
            • Crease Colors
            • Daily Use
            • Dry Shadows
            • Lining The Eyes
            • Smoking Out Lower Lashes
            • Special Occasions
            • Tight Lining
            • Wet Shadows

            Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

            Shadow brush is best for wet shadows in the enter of the lid. Also great for deepening the crease with color on the end of the brush. The crease brush is good for transition colors but not much else. The small detailing smudge brush is good for smoking out the lower lash line. The liner brush is okay for liner but I don't use liner that much when it is not a pencil. I have two sets of these brushes and the brow brush is two different sizes in each one. One is bigger than the other so I can only use the small one but the big one can be used sometimes for liner. Also the brow brush is not for people with thin eyebrow, I have thick brows so it works but color would be everywhere if you used it with thin brows. Overall the set was good especially since I just started makeup and do not have many brushes.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            pretty good

            By Georgia

            from Charleston, SC

            Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

            Eyeliner brush isn't as good but it may be because mine is old. Crease/contouring brush good but to stir other brushes are great.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            STARTER KIT BY REAL TECHNIQUES

            By Angie

            from Flint, Michigan

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Cheap
            • Good quality
            • Good Value
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

              I WAS HESITANT WITH BUYING THESE CHEAPER BRUSHES. I USES BARE MINERAL BRUSHES USUALLY AND WAS NOT SURE IF I WANTED TO WASTE MY TIME. IT ENDED UP BEING AN EXCELLENT INVESTMENT. I LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE. I USE THEM FOR MY EYE MAKE UP EVERY DAY. BRISTLES DO NOT FALL OUT. EASILY CLEANED AND DO NOT SMELL CHEMICALLY. IF STARTING OUT USE THESE BRUSHES. WORTH EVERY DIME

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

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              • Q:

                Are this bristles firm or soft? I notice with a softer brush it's more difficult to apply a base coat of eyeshadow.
                Asked on 1/20/2016 by Kristenkitty from Buffalo, NY

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Of the 5 brushes in this set, the firmest one is the Brow Brush, meant to be used to distinctly shape your brows. It's still soft to the touch, but is cut in such a way that you can shape with precision.

                  Of the three shadow brushes in the set, they all are soft to the touch, but all have varying degrees of length, packing and wave to determine how they perform. The softest of the three shadow brushes is the Base Shadow brush, which is used primarily for base coat application. It's not overly soft so that the product falls off of it (which may be what you are experiencing). It's cut in such a way that it can cover a broad surface (like your entire lid and above the socket), but still "holds onto" the product for good application.

                  The Deluxe Crease Brush is a soft brush, but is tapered and packed more densely for a more precise application of shadow. This is for the more detailed application of accent colors, creating smoky looks or highlights.

                  The Accent Brush is cut very small for even more precision with shadow, great for lining and smudging your lash lines.

                  Answered on 1/26/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                Where are they made from?
                Asked on 1/17/2016 by Marina from UK

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  The brushes for this set are made in China.

                  Answered on 1/26/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                i am wanting to buy the Anastasia brow pawmade, and was wondering if the eyebrow brush will work for filling in my brows?
                Asked on 1/1/2016 by mmiller from Indiana

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Is there space in the case to add additional brushes? Also, the description says that there is a brow brush, but the picture does not look like that is included, can you confirm if there is or is not an eyebrow brush?
                Asked on 12/8/2015 by Jennifer

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  The brow brush is the one furthest to the right in the image & is angled.

                  With regard to fitting more brushes in, the case itself has two additional stretchy "holders" on the other side of the flap, so based on the size of brushes you are wishing to fit in, there is room for two smaller ones.

                  We hope this helps! :-)

                  Answered on 12/15/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                Are these completely synthetic?
                Asked on 11/22/2015 by Jae

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, all the brushes feature ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles that are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free.

                  Answered on 11/24/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                What is the total weight of this product?
                Asked on 10/9/2015 by D.Tsk

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  The kit weighs a total 4.5 oz.

                  Answered on 11/3/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                Are these brushes full size?
                Asked on 7/29/2015 by Daniela

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, the brushes are full size.

                  Answered on 7/30/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                What brushes are included in this set?
                Asked on 7/7/2015 by ciera from Austin Texas

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Real Techniques Starter Kit includes 5 full-size brushes + case:

                  Base shadow brush: applies a smooth, flawless foundation of color
                  Deluxe crease brush: soft, oversized design for effortless contouring
                  Accent brush: designed for precision detailing, spotlighting, highlighting, and smudging
                  Pixel-point eyeliner brush: tapered cut is ideal for dense or fine eyeliner application
                  Brow brush: distinctive shape easily defines eyebrows
                  Panoramic brush case is a 2-in-1 case + stand

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

                  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 Expert

                  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
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