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Real TechniquesFoundation Brush

Real Techniques

Foundation Brush

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 411 reviews)

84%

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

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

Best Uses

  • Everyday (153)
  • Travel (69)
  • Going out (63)
  • Liquid (46)
  • Full coverage (43)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (150), Classic style (69), Natural style (65), Brand buyer (53), Trendy style (34)

Reviewed by 411 customers

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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

                 
                5.0

                I love these brushes

                By Staci

                from Jacksonville, NC

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Liquid

                  Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                  This product is great. I use it to apply my concealer. The brush is extra soft

                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy these brushes and have bought most all of them .

                  By Janet

                  from Florence,Al

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Liquid
                    • Multi-Use
                    • Powder

                    Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                    I use my brushes with my liquid make and powder . Also my eye makeup. I love the way they fill .

                     
                    4.0

                    Foundation brush

                    By Lil j

                    from North Dakota

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Applies Evenly
                    • Easy To Clean
                    • Smooth Finish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Liquid

                      Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                      Seems like good quality for the price.

                       
                      5.0

                      I like this brush for foundation and contour

                      By KRich30

                      from Tampa,

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Clean
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                      • may have to use more foundation

                      Best Uses

                      • Highlighting & Contouring
                      • Liquid
                      • Powder

                      Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                      I enjoyed using this brush. I was a little unsure at first but it does the job very well and contours even better.

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                      • 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
                      • Q:

                        Can this brush also be used for contouring?
                        Asked on 12/27/2014 by ReRe from Houston,Tx

                        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 1/5/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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