Rated 4.71 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review The two best brushes ever are in this set!
First of all, I'm a brush hoarder, I buy a LOT of brushes since I'm always on the hunt for the perfect brush for each type of application and product consistencies. And while I own very similar brushes from different brands, I've never bought the same brush twice UNTIL NOW. RealTechniques, you need to make this permanent individual brushes.
Lately I've been into no foundation, just thick concealer where most needed and blending for long minutes to make it look like there's nothing in the skin, baby like, spotless, blurred, not cakey skin.
So, 421 soft accent and 217 expert edge large from this set make the shortcut really short. I apply the concealer (mac prolongwear: best coverage and longevity but a pain to blend seamlessly) under eyes, lids, side of the nose, upper lip and what's left on chin with the soft accent brush doing a quick pre blend which only takes like 10 seconds top, then I go to over to further and quicker blend with the expert edge brush.
Results? No strikes, not setting in fine lines, not cakey, blurred pores, airbrush finish, no need to set concealer, use less product.
These combo blends so well that I feel that the makeup lasts longer intact, longer than before when I used to set.
Please make the 217 and 421 individuals and permanent, those are gold!
Most Helpful Critical Review nice set to experiment with
I'm glad to own this set because it triggers my creativity. It makes me wanna try to duplicate looks and techniques I see from pros on online videos and like any other ones from the brand brings you good quality and ease of use.
Reviewed by 115 customers Amazing brushes
Ali from VT
My favorites from the kit are the liner smudge and the fan brush! Didn't think they'd be my faves but they are! Foundation brush is nice to get in the spots my regular brush won't get as precise!
The set for the face
mkbthemua from Bay Area, CA
I have always been impressed with Real Techniques as a brand and was so excited to try this particular set. Real Techniques is truly the leader in high-quality brushes with a reasonable price point for regular people. They're very dense, giving great control when you use them. The shorter black bristles make it sturdy, but the long white bristles give a good application of highlighter made it easy to build up a nice glow without overdoing it.. foundation brush was solid fluffy brushes that gave good precision. It contained several brush types that I had never used before. I fell in love with all of them.
Cute and works great!
Xtina1313 from Indiana
Superficially they are so cute and I love the colors ! I like how they used different pinks. They work really well and are on par with more expensive brushes! I am no make up expert but I had absolutely no trouble using these.
Amazing quality for Value!!!
Aygee from Johnson City, TN, United States
These brushes are amazing. The Expert Edge Foundation Brush RT 217 is my new favorite brush ever. The tapered edged get in beside your nose. This brush is so easy to hold. the other brushes are amazing also. I would definitely repurchase.
I love this product and would buy it again.
Grandma K from Cincinnati, OH
I just started using a new brand of makeup that is super pigmented. You don't need to use as much, so the brushes help you apply it without wasting it.
Love the finishing touch!
ladyyyec from South Florida
The 5 piece Artist Essentials Brush Set by Real Techniques is just what it states... essential! It's perfect for on the go with traveling and this set is essentially needed for anyone's makeup kit. It can even be a perfect gift to any makeup lover or makeup artist.
Great brush set, fantastic value
Hiiixox3 from NY
This brush set is really perfect for anyone. You have all the main brushes you would need for a full face. They're also vegan and well made! I have no issues with the brushes shedding. I like the brushes now than before (I have older brushes from then Real Techniques first came out and the newer ones are much better!). My only qualm is I'm not a big fan brush fan, so this is the only brush that I don't use as often as the others. However, I still recommend the brush set, despite not loving one brush as much (I still use it).
releery from undisclosed
Wonderful brushes in a variety of styles. Love the tapered brush that is triangle shaped as it gets the ridges and grooves along the face. The tapered brush works well for applying cream products and the fluffy brush is great for blending powder products like a dream. I have had no problems with shedding since using these brushes and they work well.
They work great!
RachP03 from California
This is an amazing set! I much prefer applying foundation with a sponge so I won't be a good person to judge their foundation brush but I did try it out. But I liked how the rest of the brushes in this set worked. I appreciate the density of the Spotlight Fan brush and it was nice having the Soft Accent brush to apply my cream blush with. Plus, the Lip Smudge brush made applying my lipstick so easy and effortless! I don't typically wear liquid or cream eyeliner so I can't speak to that brush.
lalu from undisclosed
I'm very impressed with this brush set. The quality is excellent and the brushes are easy to use and help me create a more professional look with my makeup. I think this set is a great starter kit for beginners. The brushes are very easy to clean as well. I definitely recommend this beautiful, high quality essentials kit!
Great Smudge Brushes
Mimzy from LA
Loved the two small smudge brushes. They're very dense, giving great control when you use them. Similar with the fan brush - shorter black bristles make it sturdy, but the longer white bristles give a good application of highlighter. Unfortunately, the soft accent brush arrived with a few stray long bristles that had to trimmed. After the haircut though, it and the foundation brush were solid fluffy brushes that gave good precision.
I love the brush 421
Cooper's mom from Heneretta ny
I only bought this set for the 421 brush I have been looking for a brush like this shape and I love it just wish they made it in a single their all soft but that one brush is amazing worth it for sure
Good product great quality
Evek from Northern Nj
The artist essentials collection is good, but I wouldn't say it's a must have collection. The expert edge brush is good if you are one to bake your face, but not needed on a regular basis. I also enjoy the smudge liner brush. I've never used the lip smudge brush so I can't speak to that, and I use a different real technique brush for highlight so the fan brush isn't useful either. All good quality brushes!
Great Set For Face
Mbsweets from Orange County, CA
I used the rounded foundation brush to apply my foundation. This brush made buffing the foundation onto my skin easy. The bristles are soft and the rounded edges gets product into hard to reach ares such as the contour of your nose. I also used the fan highlighter brush to apply powder highlighter. You do not need to press hard to pick up product. Just a tap and the fan brush pick up enough highlighter for your skin. Again, soft bristles effortlessly applies shimmer where you put it. Lastly, I tried the lip smudger. I am not sure how to use this so I may need to try again. Great value with five brushes. Overall, this set is great as an essential needs set. I am impressed with this set!
Amazing AND Cost-Conscious
birdiebijou from Phoenix, AZ
I have always been impressed with Real Techniques as a brand and was so excited to try this particular set. It contained several brush types that I had never used before. I fell in love with all of them. RT is truly the leader in high quality brushes with a reasonable price point for regular people. I especially loved the highlighter brush, as it made it easy to build up a nice glow without overdoing it.
Great all around brush set
Bonnie B from Raleigh. NC
I loved all these brushes! Especially the soft accent brush, it makes an amazing concealer brush as the angle really helps blend around the creases of the eye. The fan brush apllies highlighter beautifully. The foundation brush is a great shape to blend in the small corners of the face.
Simply The Best
MelindaMichaels1313 from Kingston PA
I own a stippling brush from real techniques now I have branched out & tried the other brushes & I absolutely love them , I never tried them , the foundation brush works with many foundations & all , I usually use just a sponge but some foundations look better with a brush too
Kiops007 from Virginia
This is really good quality brushes it covers all the aspects of your face and it is so easy to use and the Bristles does not shed so easy to contour either powder or cream this is definitely a must have
Sophie Cee from Florida
I used these brushes for my everyday face and they worked well. I didn't use the brushes exactly for what was indicated for example I used the smudge brush to highlight my brow bone. I loved how well they blended. Would definitely recommend them.
Liz_bzz from FL
This is such a neat set, between the fan brush and the lip brush, I can positively say you need this! Plus it's such a great deal! The set conveniently brush a brush for foundation, contour, blush, highlight, eyeliner and of course that lip brush I'm gushing about!
ChristinaF from Tallahassee,FL
This set is great for a person that is just starting out in makeup. The only brush that I don't use is the fan brush. I don't even use this type of brush in a high end brand. The other 4 brushes are great quality and face brushes are dense enough to use for liquid foundation or cream products. They blend out product wonderfully. I would recommend this set!
Artist or not, you need!
romeroshannon from Texas
Im loving the new face brushes that Real Techniques comes out with. The expert edge brush 217 gets around the nose and eye area so well with foundation application. Having a smaller accent brush 421 for contour and blush was a real need for me. The (new to me) lip smudge brush is a fantastic addition!
Such a great variety of brushes!
spikedangelsmakeup from Illinois
I received the Real Techniques Artist Essentials brush set a few weeks ago and I've really been enjoying it! You get 3 face brushes, one lip brush and one eye brush in this set, and they all work beautifully. The 217 Expert Edge Foundation brush can be used for so many things and is great for applying and blending out cream products. I love using it to apply my cream contour, it works so great for that. Overall this is a really great brush set, and if you're looking for something to really elevate your brush collection, this is the way to go!
pederpanner from Minneapolis, MN
I enjoy these brushes greatly, however, I do not use them as they are intended to be used. Other than the fan brush and angled brush, I use these for entirely different steps in my routine, but they work beautifully for those unintended reasons. Take this as a reminder that brushes don't have to be used only for the reasons companies describe them to be used. Be creative! This set allows for that to happen.
Sissy from Michigan
I first want to start out by saying Thank you to Real Techniques & PPI Beauty for sending me a wonderful package filled with makeup brushes and sponges. I love this Brand very much, I have purchased several brushes from Real Techniques before getting this package in the mail. I remember 6 years ago when Real Techniques first started to get lots of attention in the beauty community. I have purchased the very first brushes that
first came out on the market, and my favorite collection is the sparkling set. I own the pink bristle Kabuki brush, I use it to apply my self Tanner. The quality of these brushes are so good and there affordable which is a added bonus. In this set you receive a under the eyes brush, a highlighting brush, contouring brush, and 2 eyeshadow brushes. My favorite brush is the contour brush, It's perfect in size and blends out my contour powder beautifully. You can actually use some of these brushes in a different way, I have learned that when it comes to applying makeup, There's no rules. If you need to clean the brushes, Real Techniques sell a Brush Cleanser to clean the brushes and sponges.