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Expert Face Brush

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The Expert Face Brush is ultra firm and broad for application and blending of cream or liquid foundation:
  • Look pixel perfect even in harsh light
  • Ultra plush taklon bristles
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    Real TechniquesExpert Face Brush
     
    4.7

    (based on 1800 reviews)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (1422)
    • Soft bristles (1391)
    • Functional (1218)
    • Great design (1126)
    • Compact (345)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (83)
    • Sheds (33)
    • Doesn't work (24)
    • Poor quality (17)
    • Hard to use (14)

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (1423)
    • Going out (644)
    • Travel (487)
    • Liquid (29)
    • Foundation (21)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Natural style (720), Classic style (556), Trendy style (274), Budget shopper (23), Brand buyer (10)

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    5.0

    First time user. I am amazed.

    By Janine

    from Hayward, CA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Applies Evenly
    • High Quality
    • Smooth Finish
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Liquid

      Comments about Real Techniques Expert Face Brush:

      I've been wanting to get my hands on this for months. With the buy 1 get 1 half off, I bought mine yesterday along with the sponge from the same line.
      This is the first time I've ever used a foundation brush. I applied foundation with my hands before and it did not look pretty, so I never committed to foundation. I used the Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless foundation and with the brush it blended soooo well. My face did not look cakey, it was smooth and so easy to use. I just dotted the foundation then blended with the brush. Thats it. I'm a total beginner on foundation and this brush made me feel like a pro.

       
      5.0

      Amazing Brush

      By Princess Esther

      from Surprise, AZ

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Applies Evenly
      • High Quality
      • Smooth Finish
      • Soft
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Liquid

        Comments about Real Techniques Expert Face Brush:

        Excellent brush. Very happy with my purchase for a fraction of the cost of other "brand" brushes.

         
        3.0

        pretty good

        By riley

        from tx

        Comments about Real Techniques Expert Face Brush:

        The only time I use this is when I'm in a rush to do my makeup and I'll use this to blend in my concealer really fast. When I got this brush I though that it was really soft but once it's on my face it feels poky and scratchy. It leaves my face pretty streaky when I use it for foundation and the size of it is inconvenient for foundation, it's way too small and takes forever. I do overall enjoy it for blending in concealer

         
        5.0

        Love this brush!!

        By Tiffw28

        from Virginia beach

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Applies Evenly
        • Easy To Clean
        • High Quality
        • Smooth Finish
        • Soft
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Liquid
          • Multi-Use

          Comments about Real Techniques Expert Face Brush:

          I love this brush and it really does gives my high end brushes a run for their money. Its soft, applied my liquid foundations perfectly, and easy to clean. Im glad I finally decided to try this line. I will definitely be purchasing other real techniques brushes soon.

           
          5.0

          Love this brush

          By Aslater

          from Mississippi

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Applies Evenly
          • Cruelty-Free
          • Easy To Clean
          • High Quality
          • Smooth Finish
          • Soft
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Liquid

            Comments about Real Techniques Expert Face Brush:

            I use this to put in foundation.

             
            1.0

            Not at all happy with this product!

            By me

            from seattle

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Puts foundation on and off at the same time.

              Best Uses

                Comments about Real Techniques Expert Face Brush:

                Really surprised this brush was rated number one. Used this brand before, but not this particular brush. Very unhappy with it.

                 
                5.0

                LOVE LOVE LOVE

                By ERK

                from NY

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Applies Evenly
                • Smooth Finish
                • Soft

                Cons

                • Wastes Make Up

                Best Uses

                • Liquid

                Comments about Real Techniques Expert Face Brush:

                I went from using my fingers to apply liquid foundation to applying with this brush and I cannot believe the amazing difference! The application is smooth and takes almost no time. I think I may use a little more foundation when I use the brush, but absolutely worth it.

                 
                5.0

                Great brush for the price

                By Elise

                from Orange County, CA

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Applies Evenly
                • Smooth Finish
                • Soft
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Bristles fall out if too rough when washing
                • Hard to clean

                Best Uses

                • Highlighting & Contouring
                • Liquid
                • Multi-Use

                Comments about Real Techniques Expert Face Brush:

                Love this brush for the price! I find myself reaching for it almost everyday for foundation and creamy bronzers. It doesn't clean as easily as my other brushes though, I find that when I scrub it as much as I scrub other face brushes it's still full of product, and if you aren't gentle enough when you clean, you'll pull some bristles out. I love the even, natural application it provides though!

                 
                4.0

                Great brush!

                By Jessica

                from Oakland, CA

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Applies Evenly
                • Easy To Clean
                • High Quality
                • Smooth Finish
                • Soft
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Causes Streaks

                Best Uses

                • Liquid

                Comments about Real Techniques Expert Face Brush:

                I use this product to apply my liquid foundation and I love it! It doesn't waste product and puts it on smoothly.

                 
                4.0

                Blends foundation very well!

                By Paige

                from Newnan, GA

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Applies Evenly

                Cons

                • Uneven Application

                Best Uses

                • Liquid

                Comments about Real Techniques Expert Face Brush:

                It's a good product and not expensive at all! Very affordable!

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                • Q:

                  Would this brush be good to use with cushion foundations as I prefer using brushes over sponge?
                  Asked on 6/18/2016 by all4Him from Tucson,AZ

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi all4Him,

                    Great question. This is one of our best selling brushes and is perfect for just about all types of liquid, cream, mousse and cushion foundations. The cut and density of the bristles blends most foundations in perfectly. I think you will find this brush to be good to use!

                    Thanks!

                    Answered on 6/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                • Q:

                  Would this work for liquid foundations such as the too faced born this way foundation?
                  Asked on 5/24/2016 by katnogueda from Anaheim,CA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi Katnogueda,

                    This brush is one of our most versatile brushes in the Collection and it's no wonder that it's a Fan Favorite (as well as a personal favorite of mine)!! This is a perfect brush for pretty much all types of foundation: liquid, cream, mousse, etc., so I think you will be very pleased with how it applies and looks.

                    Thanks so much!

                    Answered on 5/25/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                • Q:

                  Could I use this brush to apply a mousse foundation? If not, what brush do you recommend?
                  Asked on 5/3/2016 by Mrs.MathTeacher

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi Mrs Math Teacher,

                    Great question. I love the Expert Face Brush so much because it is so versatile - you can use it for pretty much any kind of foundation and blend it to get the coverage you want. I do think this brush would work well with a mousse.

                    If you're looking for lighter coverage with a mousse, you could also try our Stippling Brush (which is Ulta item #2230003). The bristles are a bit less dense than the Expert Face, so it may give you a more natural look (if that's what you're looking for).

                    Otherwise, I think the Expert Face would be great!

                    Thanks!

                    Answered on 5/9/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                • Q:

                  How long are the bristles?
                  Asked on 4/28/2016 by Lauren

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi Lauren,

                    From the top of the ferrule to the top of the longest bristle, they are .75" long.

                    Thanks!

                    Answered on 5/2/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                • Q:

                  Would this brush be best to apply bronzer?
                  Asked on 4/15/2016 by neesha from Sacramento

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi Neesha,

                    That's a good question. I love this Expert Face Brush so much and use it for a number of things (foundation, contouring, etc). I actually would point you towards two other brushes, though, for bronzer. I think you need a brush which has bristles that are a little less dense.

                    The first one is our Real Techniques Powder Brush, found here: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3220077. The bristles are more plush and allows you to get a gentle sweep of bronzer to give you that sun-kissed (but not over-made-up) look.

                    My personal favorite for applying bronzer is our Bold Metals Arched Powder brush, which you can find here: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod11831007. It's our highest quality brush & bristle combo, and it's a bit flatter than the Original Collection Powder Brush I just mentioned. That enables me to get a nice sweep of bronzer. Plus, these are our softest bristles ever, so the brush is absolutely luxurious to use!

                    Hope that helps!

                    Answered on 4/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                • Q:

                  Would this brush be good to apply bronzer with?
                  Asked on 4/12/2016 by Neesha from San Jose,ca

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi Neesha,

                    The Expert Face Brush is one of my most favorite brushes, simply because you can do so many things with it! Foundation, blush, contour, etc! But, I think, if you're going for a sun-kissed look with a bronzer, you would be better off using a brush that has a fuller head and is a little less dense & concentrated that the Expert Face brush.

                    Here are two that I would recommend:

                    1) our Real Techniques Powder Brush: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3220077

                    2) our Bold Metals Arched Powder Brush: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod11831007

                    I actually love the Bold Metals brush specifically for bronzer because it has our highest quality bristles to date and is so soft and light that it gives me the exact look I'm going for.

                    Thanks - hope that helps!

                    Answered on 4/13/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                • Q:

                  How long can you use this brush until it needs to be replaced ?
                  Asked on 4/9/2016 by makeupsparkles

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi makeupsparkles,

                    That's a great question, and it really does depend on how much you use your brush on a daily basis, and how well you take care of it (cleaning, storage, etc).

                    If you do use your brush quite a bit (at least every day), we would probably recommend replacing it every 6mos to a year to get the best performance, results and look that you want.

                    Make sure that you are cleaning your brushes on a somewhat regular basis, though. Once a week or once every two weeks, at least. We have come out with a great new cleansing system to help you with this.

                    We have developed a Brush Cleansing Palette (which you can find here: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod13731029&skuId=2297111&_requestid=972847). This was specifically designed to clean brush heads and has multi-textured surfaces to clean different brushes and bristles. It's a gentler way to get a good clean.

                    We also have a Deep Cleansing Gel that was formulated just for the type of bristles on these brushes. You can find that here: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod13121017

                    After you've washed your brushes, make sure you squeeze any excess moisture out of the bristles, and leave them to dry at an angle, with the brush head facing down. That eliminates any water sitting in the ferrule, which could cause your brush bristles to shed.

                    Thanks so much and I hope that helped!

                    Answered on 4/12/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                • Q:

                  would this brush be good for color correcting products? or should I just use my finger? I'm new to color correcting and I'm going to try the nyx one first.
                  Asked on 3/22/2016 by Desii from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi Desii,

                    Thanks for your question - it's a good one! This Expert Face Brush can be used for just about anything foundation-related, it's just such an awesome multi-tasker, but for a color correcting product, I would actually point you to our Stippling Brush. You can find it on Ulta.com here:

                    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3220083

                    The Stippling Brush has bristles that are a little less dense than the Expert Face Brush, which makes for an ideal application of a lighter-type cream (like a CC cream).

                    And, no matter what kind of foundation product you're using, make sure you're cleansing your brushes on a somewhat regular bases (1x/week at least). We have a great new gel cleanser that is formulated specifically for brushes. You can get that on Ulta.com here:

                    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod13121017

                    Thanks so much!

                    Answered on 3/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                • Q:

                  Which brush would be more recommended to apply matte liquid foundation, this one or the Real Techniques stippling brush?
                  Asked on 3/12/2016 by Anna from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    HI Anna -

                    Great question! My answer would be both! :)

                    The great thing about the Real Techniques brushes is that they are meant to all have more than one use, and in this case, truly either brush would work well for you in terms of applying a matte liquid foundation.

                    If I have to choose, I would recommend the Expert Face Brush every so slightly over the Stippling, and that truly is just personal preference. Both are going to blend and apply beautifully and work the product in to your face (rather than work it deep into the bristles of your brush). But I love the density of the Expert Face Brush and find it just a bit easier to cover all areas of my face.

                    Hope that helps!

                    Answered on 3/13/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                • Q:

                  This brush's bristles were too harsh for my face, but I loved the coverage it gave. Is there another brush, even if it is more expensive, that is comparable?
                  Asked on 1/24/2016 by lexad3156 from Lebanon, TN

                  1 answer

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