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Real Techniques

Starter Kit

Item #: 2230001

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Real TechniquesStarter Kit
 
4.5

(based on 709 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 (105)
  • Special occasions (44)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (200), Classic style (149), Trendy style (127)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (98), Medium (63), Deep (6)

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5.0

yessss!!!!

By Kayla The Beauty

from Dallas,Texas

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

    I LOVE IT. It has every brush I need for an eyelook.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Perfect!

    By Tati

    from Miami, fl

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blend well
    • Good Value
    • Variety Of Brushes

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

      I use this every day and it brings a variety of brushes that are useful for different things and are organized and labeled. They blend extremely well too

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      4.0

      eyes

      By lee

      from ct

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Perfect Angles
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

          Love these brushes .. they have some weird shaped ones but all are great.. soft and gentle yet bendable

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Great brushes! no shedding, super soft

          By colleeyflower

          from Napa, CA

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

            My sister actually gave these brushes to me for my birthday about a year ago. they are still in PERFECT condition and are as soft as ever. they are great for any eye look and blend shadows beautifully! i find that these brushes make putting on any shadow super easy! i especially love the roundish fluffy brush for blending and smoking out shadows. i definitely recommend these brushes especially if you are new to makeup!

             
            4.0

            Real Techniques Starter Kit

            By KSDede

            from Overland Park, KS

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to use
            • Good Value

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

              Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

              I really like the amount of product that it grabs on the brush. I use them everyday and really love them. I bought two and I will recommend them to my friends. Very good value.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              Color me in love

              By Mariana

              from Guatemala, Guatemala

              Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

              I purchased the set at the end of last year and I'm so in love with the Base Shadow Brush :) I'm even considering re-purchasing the set just for that brush; don't get me wrong I like all 5, but the Base Sahdow Brush is the absolute best blending brush I have.

               
              5.0

              Glad to replace my brushes with these

              By KimboSlice

              from Chicago

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dry Skin
                • Normal Skin
                • Oily Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                Purchasing these brushes I was happy to replace other brushes. Easy to clean they bristles stay in place and I use every time I apply makeup. (which is every day)

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

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                4.0

                loving it so far!

                By Mish

                from texas

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Good Value
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                  I have been wanting to buy some high end brushes but the prices are so high. So I decided to give real techniques angry since I've heard good things about them and they are more affordable. So far so good!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  Great

                  By Evedyer7900

                  from Manchester

                  Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                  I love all of these brushes, my fave from the set is the base shadow. My only flaw is that I personally find the deluxe crease slightly dense and bug for my crease, I think a Mac 224 brush is best for the crease. I would love to see a rt version of 224 because I really love it but I am against animal cruelty and am obsessed with rt.

                   
                  5.0

                  Love em!

                  By ksbutala

                  from Phoenix, AZ

                  About Me Trendy Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                    Love these brushes, the base shadow brush does not have much use to me. Apart from that, I love the rest of the brushes. They are so smoothe, picks up color easily. For someone who is starting out new, these brushes are a good starter kit.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium

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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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