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Foundation Brush

Real Techniques

Foundation Brush

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Item 2229997

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Great looks start with a flawless base. The angled cut lets you build the coverage you need for airbrushed, high-definition results allows for high precision coverage even under harsh light with this foundation brush by Real Techniques.

  • Look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
  • Ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
  • Self-standing for easy storage Extended aluminum handle is light and easy to use


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Real TechniquesFoundation Brush
 
4.1

(based on 441 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (157)
  • Functional (133)
  • Soft bristles (124)
  • Great design (119)
  • Blends well (84)

Cons

  • Uneven application (12)
  • Difficult to apply (11)
  • Doesn't work (10)
  • Poor coverage (9)
  • Poor quality (9)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (153)
  • Travel (69)
  • Going out (63)
  • Liquid (49)
  • Full coverage (43)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (150), Classic style (69), Natural style (65), Brand buyer (56), Trendy style (34)

Reviewed by 441 customers

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2.0

Not what I thought it was

By Lipstain junkie

from Clinton, Mo

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Soft

Cons

  • Too Small
  • Uneven Application

Best Uses

  • Highlighting & Contouring

Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

I thought this brush was more round than it is
So I was disappointed when it arrived only angled. I wanted it for foundation but I use it for bronzer.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good brush

By Tina

from Greenville, Texas

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Liquid

    Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

    Use for cream foundation.

     
    4.0

    Nice brush

    By Jujutheguru

    from Indianapolis,IN

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Applies Evenly
    • Smooth Finish
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Liquid

      Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

      I use this to apply my liquid foundation. It's a very soft brush and doesn't leave streaks. I would recommend this product.

       
      4.0

      Yes

      By Hanny

      from Bucks county pa

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Liquid
        • Multi-Use

        Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

        First time using a foundation brush. Very pleased especially for the price

         
        1.0

        Not the best

        By Shannon

        from Freeland mi

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Feels Rough On Skin
        • Poor Quality
        • Wastes Make Up

        Best Uses

        • Liquid

        Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

        Not a fan of this brush. The brush I wanted wasn't in stock so a worker told me this was the next best. Nope. This store has a problem having stuff in stock!

         
        1.0

        I would not buy this product again

        By Jess

        from Lebanon, Oh

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Clean

        Cons

        • Feels Rough On Skin
        • Poor Quality
        • Uneven Application
        • Wastes Make Up

        Best Uses

          Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

          I was excited to try this brush, but was really disappointed when I used it. The bristles were very rough on my skin and it just kept soaking up all the makeup. I wanted to try and save a little money on the brush after spending a bit more on my foundation, but this is not the item to skimp on. Thankfully, I was able to return it. It just didn't work well for me.

           
          5.0

          Love it

          By CindyLu

          from Las Vegas, NV

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Applies Evenly
          • Smooth Finish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Liquid

            Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

            Good quality for a low price.

             
            1.0

            Absolutely horrible

            By Cate

            from Suches, Ga

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Causes Streaks
              • Feels Rough On Skin
              • Poor Quality
              • Uneven Application
              • Wastes Make Up

              Best Uses

                Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                I used this brush for its intentened use as a foundation brush and you could see every brush stroke that was made. The brush wasted a ton of my foundation and the bristles were so sharp and rough it felt like I was applying my foundation with a bunch of needles.

                 
                5.0

                yes

                By yaritza

                from fl

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • High Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                    great

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome brush

                    By Momofboys17

                    from Omaha Nebraska

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Applies Evenly
                    • Smooth Finish
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Liquid

                      Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                      I use this for my foundation and loved it for the cost

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                      13 Questions | 13 Answers
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                      • Q:

                        Can the brush be used for concealer?
                        Asked on 1/4/2018 by sexy lady from St. Clair Michigan

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Sexy Lady,

                          I think the bristles on this brush might make it a bit difficult to conceal certain areas. I think you would want a brush with a fluffier head and slightly softer bristles that would allow you to better blend your concealer/creams/powders.

                          Here is the brush I would recommend for that:

                          The first is our Real Techniques Expert Concealer brush: https://www.ulta.com/expert-concealer-brush?productId=xlsImpprod15361249&sku=2501480&_requestid=390137

                          This is an awesome concealer brush because it has a dense and small enough brush head to pick up product and place it exactly where you want it, but there's also enough "fluff" to blend out the corners around what you want to conceal.

                          Thanks!

                          Answered on 2/5/2018 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        does this work with compact powder foundation like Pur
                        Asked on 8/9/2017 by Kimberly from MI

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        What would be a good brush for a powder foundation?
                        Asked on 5/15/2017 by Dawn from Laguna Hills, Ca

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Which brush is best for the Bare Minerals Gel Cream Foundation, the Foundation Brush or a round brush?
                        Asked on 5/18/2016 by Debbie from Dallas, TX

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Debbie,

                          Oh, that is an awesome question with so many amazing answers! It really all comes down to what you like best - which is what is so fun about using our Real Techniques brushes!

                          This is a great brush to use for a foundation like Bare Minerals Gel Cream Foundation, and this brush is actually made for creams and mousses. I use this brush when I want a bit more of an airbrushed look and full coverage.

                          If you want a lighter application, I would recommend either our Expert Face Brush (Ulta item 2244502), the Buffing Brush that is in our Core Collection (Ulta Item 2229998) - this one is my absolute favorite brush that we made, or our #1 selling item, the Miracle Complexion Sponge (Ulta item 2265607). I think any one of these would be perfect for getting that natural finish.

                          Thanks!

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

                        Would you recommend this brush for the L'oreal infallible pro matte foundation or another real techniques brush?
                        Asked on 8/31/2015 by Cindy

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, this brush is designed for use with liquid and cream foundation formulas of any brand.

                          Answered on 9/1/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Which is better for liquid foundation, the foundation brush or the expert face brush? What is the difference between the two?
                        Asked on 7/28/2015 by Cindy

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          The Expert Face Brush Item #: 2244502 is for a lighter application of foundation and/or powder. The densely cut bristles and use of a "buffing" motion really push the foundation into the skin, leaving lighter coverage overall.

                          The angled cut of the Foundation Brush allows you not only to really get into the crevices of your skin, but it enables you to build the coverage that you need. The sweeping application also provides for more coverage than the Expert Face Brush since this brush wouldn't be used to buff the foundation/powder into the skin. Overall, this allows for more precise application of your foundations or powders.

                          Either brush can be used with liquid formulas!

                          Answered on 7/29/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        What is the best way to clean this brush and should it be cleaned after every use?
                        Asked on 4/25/2015 by Janet from Charlotte, NC

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Does this brush work will with a cream contour palette?
                        Asked on 4/20/2015 by Cristina from RI

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Rather than this brush, which is designed for all over application and blending of foundation, we suggest using either Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush (Item #: 2283104) or Real Techniques Stippling Brush (Item #: 2230003) to contour and highlight for definition.

                          Answered on 4/21/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        what is the difference between this foundation brush and the foundation brush from the core collections set?
                        Asked on 3/8/2015 by Gh from NY

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          There are several differences between the two foundation brushes. The brush that is sold on its own has a different bristle cut than the one in the Core Collection. This individually sold brush is cut on a bias, while the Core Collection brush is more tapered. Both allow you to reach the crevices in your face (around your nose, under your eyes, etc.) for maximum coverage. The individual brush has more bristles overall, which allows greater pick up and application of product. In terms of similarities, both brushes are made from the same cruelty-free bristles and both have the no-shed qualities that Real Techniques is known for!

                          Answered on 3/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Is this product supposed to be used with liquid foundation?
                        Asked on 12/30/2014 by rJn

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, this brush is designed for use with liquid and cream foundation formulas.

                          Answered on 1/6/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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