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Flawless Base Set

Real Techniques

Flawless Base Set

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Get complete coverage and create a perfect canvas with the Real Techniques Flawless Base Set.

Set Includes:
  • Contour Brush: for delicate application of highlighter or contour product above or below cheekbones
  • Detailer Brush: precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas. Tip: Use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition.
  • Buffing Brush: ideal for full coverage application of loose or compact powder foundation
  • Square Foundation Brush: densely packed + unique cut to build custom coverage with liquid foundation
  • Brush Cup: keeps brushes organized on your counter

Benefits:
  • UltraPlush Bristles
  • Synthetic Bristles
  • Easy Clean
  • Long Lasting
  • Flawless Results

About the brushes:
  • Synthetic bristles that are custom-cut, easy to clean, and 100% cruelty-free
  • Extended aluminum ferrules that are light weight, easy to use, and color coded
Clean weekly with the Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Gel for improved brush performance.

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Real TechniquesFlawless Base Set
 
4.7

(based on 75 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (56)
  • Applies evenly (48)
  • Smooth finish (47)
  • High quality (45)
  • Easy to clean (38)

Cons

  • Uneven application (3)

Best Uses

  • Multi-use (43)
  • Highlighting & contouring (36)
  • Powder (33)
  • Liquid (30)
  • Travel (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (32), Brand buyer (24)

Reviewed by 75 customers

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5.0

Absolutely love them

By LadyLee

from Robesonia, PA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Multi-Use

    Comments about Real Techniques Flawless Base Set:

    They're so soft, I'm able to apply everything evenly and without irritating my sensitive skin.

     
    4.0

    Love every brush except one

    By Angiehbenavidez

    from Texas

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Clean
    • Easy to Use
    • Good Quality
    • Good Value
    • Soft Bristles

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Real Techniques Flawless Base Set:

        I use every brush in this set except the foundation brush because it's too small to cover the face in liquid foundation.
        I use the buffing brush for liquid foundation and it's my favorite brush I've found for that yet(better than the expert face brush)
        I use the contour brush for my loose highlight because it has the perfect shape for that
        I use the small detail brush for the lower lashline or cleaning up eyeliner mistakes with concealer

         
        5.0

        Soft, applies well and love the included cup!

        By bunnyfoofoo

        from Hillsboro, Oregon

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Highlighting & Contouring
          • Multi-Use
          • Powder
          • Travel

          Comments about Real Techniques Flawless Base Set:

          I use these all over the face for various things. Love the feel and how they apply powder products.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great brushes for the price point

          By Chrissy

          from Massachusetts

          Comments about Real Techniques Flawless Base Set:

          These brushes allow you to really create a flawless base whether using powder foundation or liquid or just to do a quick au natural look in seconds. You get what you pay for though.... they are not the best makeup brushes but not the worst and yes sometimes there's fallout from the bristles but they get the job done.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Want to get the entire set very pleased with the bristles

          By Soybetty

          from Weiser Idaho

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Clean
          • High Quality
          • Smooth Finish
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Highlighting & Contouring
            • Liquid
            • Powder
            • Travel

            Comments about Real Techniques Flawless Base Set:

            Love it

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Just ok.

            By Linda

            from Libby, Montana

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Soft
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Poor Quality
            • Uneven Application

            Best Uses

            • Liquid
            • Multi-Use
            • Powder

            Comments about Real Techniques Flawless Base Set:

            I bought these because they were on sale and I thought I'd try them. The brushes are good and the price is affordable but they are definitely bargain brushes. Every time I use one they shed so I'm constantly wiping the hairs from my face then trying to touch up where I messed up my makeup trying to do it. I'll continue paying more for better brushes from now on.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great brushes!

            By nick

            from nj

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Highlighting & Contouring
              • Multi-Use
              • Powder

              Comments about Real Techniques Flawless Base Set:

              these brushes are great. soft and high quality

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              LOVE THIS SET

              By Liv

              from MI

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Pros

              • Applies Evenly
              • High Quality
              • Smooth Finish
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Multi-Use

                Comments about Real Techniques Flawless Base Set:

                I love this set! I use the buffing brush for mostly powder foundation, but it's also good for liquid! The contour brush is great for bronzing up the face.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Flawless Base Set

                By Minina

                from California

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Soft Bristles

                Cons

                • Not Effective

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Real Techniques Flawless Base Set:

                  I am ok with it, I expected them to be a little bit bigger. It works well, but is not the WOW brushes I expected them to be.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Only using two brushes in set

                  By FairBeauty

                  from Portland, ME

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Smooth Finish
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                  • Use of only 2/4 brushes in set

                  Best Uses

                  • Multi-Use

                  Comments about Real Techniques Flawless Base Set:

                  Only bought for the contour brush and buffing brush, but I bought it with 20% off, so it was worth it. Really liking the contour brush. Wish Real Techniques would just sell the contour brush and buffing brush individually.

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                  • Q:

                    Just recently got a urban decay foundation. Its very runny. I tried the square foundation brush and it was terribly streaky. Has this happened to anyone else?
                    Asked on 3/4/2018 by CD from MI

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi there, I'm not sure what happened with the Urban Decay foundation - I'm sorry that happened to you. The runny-ness of the foundation may have been the reason why the Square Foundation brush was streaky. Additionally, that brush may work slightly better with creamier foundations or pressed liquid foundations (like IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact).

                      If you do use liquid foundation, there is a brush in the Flawless Base Set that works better for liquid foundations - it's called the Buffing Brush. That might work better with more liquid foundations.

                      Thanks - hope that helps!

                      Answered on 3/28/2018 by Official Answer from Real Techniques from Brand Answer
                  • Q:

                    Hi! I have this set and love the brushes, but I haven't used the square foundation brush. I don't normally wear foundation but when I do, I like to use a sponge. Would you be able to recommend other ways/products I can use this brush with? I love the set and want to get use out of all the brushes! Thank you.
                    Asked on 1/16/2018 by viv from US

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Sorry for the delay answering your question. Please reach out to gethelp@ulta.com for assistance. Thanks!

                      Answered on 2/13/2018 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Which of the brushes is a powder brush
                    Asked on 1/7/2018 by themi from US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi Themi,

                      The brush with the largest bristle head actually can serve as a foundation and a powder brush too!

                      Thanks!

                      Answered on 1/12/2018 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                  • Q:

                    what eyeshadow brushes would be best for beginners ?
                    Asked on 1/2/2018 by Noel from undisclosed

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Which brush from this set can be used to apply Benefit Hello Flawless powder foundation?
                    Asked on 12/1/2017 by YJL from El Paso, Texas

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi YJL,

                      There is a Buffing Brush in this set that is my favorite brush in our entire collection. It's the one with the largest, fluffiest head.

                      I use this brush every day with a foundation that is very similar to Benefit's Hello Flawless, and it gives me awesome coverage. I think you will be really happy with it.

                      Thanks!

                      Answered on 12/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                  • Q:

                    Could the square foundation brush be used for concealer of should the buffing brush?
                    Asked on 10/21/2017 by cute_crs from Tennessee

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi there,

                      For this set, I would recommend using the smallest brush head for concealer for smaller blemishes. If you have larger areas to conceal (like, for me, my under eyes have dark circles), so I would actually use the second largest brush head (the fluffier one, not the square one) to blend out my foundation.

                      The square brush is best for a full coverage foundation application. And the buffing brush is also perfect for foundation application; it just gives you a little bit more of a natural, airbrushed look.

                      Thanks - hope this helps!

                      Answered on 10/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                  • Q:

                    Can i use the buffing brush for powder foundation?or would you recomend me just using the square foundation brush?
                    Asked on 8/1/2017 by SONSYANEMONE! from La Lima,Cortés,HN

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi Sonsyanemone,

                      The Buffing Brush in this collection is my most favorite brush that we make. I think its perfect for all kinds of products and applications, and this one works amazing with all kinds of foundation. It would work well with powder foundation, for sure.

                      Thanks!

                      Answered on 8/7/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                  • Q:

                    Which brush in this set would be best for blending out a stick foundation?
                    Asked on 4/29/2017 by Marie from Massachusetts

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi Marie,

                      Definitely the Buffing Brush (which is the one with the largest brush head). I use this for applying my foundation every day and I LOVE IT!

                      Thanks!

                      Answered on 6/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                  • Q:

                    does it blend out stick foundations?
                    Asked on 4/1/2017 by isabella from US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi Isabella,

                      The simple answer is absolutely YES you can use this kit to blend out stick foundations. The great thing about all of these brushes is that they are so multi-functional, so they work well with creams, mousses, pressed liquids, etc.

                      Hope that helps!

                      Answered on 4/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                  • Q:

                    Is this a set that replaces the RT Core Collection?
                    Asked on 3/4/2017 by Kay from Spokane,WA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      HI Kay,

                      You are AWESOME! :)

                      Yes, this is the set that replaces the Core Collection. We have modified two of the brushes and added a fantastic brush storage cup!

                      Thanks!

                      Answered on 3/11/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
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