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Sculpting Brush

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This Sculpting Brush from Real Techniques is one powerful tool.  Accentuate the features you love, change the shape and look of your face, or simply enhance your natural bone structure. With the use of light and dark makeup shades, this brush gives you the flexibility to transform your look for any occasion.

Contouring:

Using a slightly darker color from your foundation/skin tone,  apply a small amount of product to your brush.  Following the downward path of your cheekbone, apply product from the lower tip of your ear down towards your lip, stopping at the area that is even with the outer corner of your eye.  Use this brush¿s larger head and bristles in circular motion to blend contouring product.  After the first layer has been blended, you can apply more product to the area to create a more contoured look.

You can also use this brush for contouring your jawbone and hairline as well.

Highlighting:

Once the darker contouring color has been applied and blended, place a small amount of a lighter cream highlighter onto the Sculpting Brush and apply to the top of your cheekbone, just above the contoured area and blend back and forth.  This will reflect the light beautifully and give your gorgeous sculpted cheekbones even more definition.

This brush works with cream or powder products.

Secondary Use: The sculpting brush can be used to apply overall foundation as well.

 

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Real TechniquesSculpting Brush
 
4.7

(based on 469 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (204)
  • Soft bristles (190)
  • Functional (160)
  • Great design (159)
  • Compact (43)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (15)
  • Doesn't work (5)
  • Hard to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (197)
  • Going out (102)
  • Travel (73)
  • Highlighting & contouring (20)
  • Multi-use (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (98), Classic style (75), Trendy style (60), Budget shopper (15), Brand buyer (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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5.0

Favorite Contouring Brush

By amy21

from California

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Real Techniques Sculpting Brush:

      I bought this as part of a set along with the expert face brush and the setting brush. Let me just say it is the easiest brush I've used for blending out a contour. I usually apply a cream one (Fenty) and blend it out with this brush. No other brush I've tried yet has blended out as well or as quick as this one. Love it, and the other two brushes.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      AMAZING

      By angie

      from st. louis

      Comments about Real Techniques Sculpting Brush:

      i love this brush, it has perfect application and does not make my bronzer patchy which i struggle with. definitely would recommend.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great contouring brush!

      By katieb1013

      from Annapolis, MD

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Real Techniques Sculpting Brush:

          I bought this brush to use with my powder contour palette, and it works wonders! I highly recommend it for beginners like myself who don't yet know all of the expert tips and tricks to being a contour queen, but want to try out their hand at it and learn how to get better at makeup along the way!

           
          5.0

          Great brush!

          By Paige

          from Tucson, AZ

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Liquid
            • Multi-Use
            • Powder

            Comments about Real Techniques Sculpting Brush:

            This brush was great. I initially bough it for contouring, but after watching the Real Techniques video I use it for my liquid foundation and contouring. All around versitile must have brush!

             
            5.0

            LOVE

            By Summersumma

            from Tucson, AZ, United States

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Real Techniques Sculpting Brush:

                I'm obsessed With this brush! It's amazing it's so easy to use and really easy to blend with also

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Applies too much product at once

                By Lhvoyles

                from Salem, IN

                Comments about Real Techniques Sculpting Brush:

                This brush picks up and deposits color really well due to the dense brustled, but it just kind of slaps the product onto your face without offering much blending ability. I use heavily pigmented contour, highlighter, and blush and I am very fair skinned, so slowly building color is very important. If you have a darker skin tone and notice other brushes just aren't applying your contoyr strong enough, this will probably be good for you. Although if you have a small face or want a more chiseled look, you might find this to be too big.

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Fantastic for liquid foundation

                By Herp

                from SLC UT

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Highlighting & Contouring
                  • Liquid
                  • Multi-Use

                  Comments about Real Techniques Sculpting Brush:

                  I love this brush and although it's meant for contouring, I use it to apply my liquid foundation. This brush makes my foundation go on so quickly and leave a smooth gorgeous finish.

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best Ever Foundation Brush

                  By Always the Accountant

                  from Texas

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Liquid
                    • Multi-Use

                    Comments about Real Techniques Sculpting Brush:

                    I acquired this brush through the face set that comes with this and 2 other brushes. I had purchased tgst set for the fan brush since it is not sold individually. On a whim I decided to try out this brush for liquid foundation one day and OMG! I absolutely love it! I own IT, Sigma, Tarte and Lancome foundation brushes and love this one more than those. It is super soft and a great density. My favorite thing about it is its shape. It feels perfect in my hand and the head shape allows me to get into the edges of my nose and right up to my eyes. I'm ordering a backup so one is available while the other is drying.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    works great

                    By rose

                    from 14228

                    Comments about Real Techniques Sculpting Brush:

                    Works great, great price! I'd recommend it, i use if every time i apply makeup! Go for it!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Favorite contour brush

                    By Jessi

                    from Dayton, OH

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Highlighting & Contouring

                      Comments about Real Techniques Sculpting Brush:

                      This is a awesome brush for power contouring.

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                      • Q:

                        Would I be able to use it for my NYX Wonder Stick to blend it?
                        Asked on 7/25/2017 by Vana from Turlock, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Vana,

                          The wonderful thing about the Sculpting Brush is that it does have multiple uses. Primarily, it's used for Sculpting and Contouring, but it can also be used for applying pressed foundation and does a great job blending.

                          Since the brush is angled, I use the shorter bristles when initially applying product, then use the entire brush to buff it into your skin. The nice thing about the angle is it makes it easier to buff product into those little nooks & crannies, like around our noses.

                          One other brush that would work beautifully for liquid foundation is our Expert Face Brush. The bristle density is about the same on this one compared to the Sculpting, but the main difference between them is the angle & cut of the bristle. The Expert Face is cut shorter which makes it perfect for application of any type of foundation.

                          Thanks so much!

                          Answered on 7/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        What brush is best for bronzer?
                        Asked on 7/21/2017 by Jen from undisclosed

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Can you use this brush to bronze as well???
                        Asked on 11/19/2016 by J from VA

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Can I use this for powder contour?
                        Asked on 10/10/2016 by Cassandra from California, US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Cassandra,

                          YES!! :)

                          That is how excited I get about this brush - you can *definitely* use it for powder contour and it performs beautifully, mainly because of the unique cut of the bristles which contour so perfectly around the hairline, cheekbone and jawbone!

                          Thanks!

                          Answered on 10/17/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        Is this brush synthetic ?
                        Asked on 7/24/2016 by Mandy from MI

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Mandy,

                          Thanks for your question! Yes - all of our Real Techniques brush bristles are synthetic and cruelty free!

                          This is one of our best selling brushes and one of my personal faves - hope you like it!

                          Answered on 7/25/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        How wide is the brush head and how long is the brush itself?
                        Asked on 7/2/2016 by Gaby from Denver

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Gaby,

                          The brush head is about 1.5" wide, and the brush length is from base to tip of the bristle is just about 6".

                          Thanks!

                          Answered on 7/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        How do you recommend to clean clean your brushes?
                        Asked on 5/1/2016 by curious make up artist from vacaville, ca

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Curious Makeup Artist (love your name, btw):

                          We have just launched some amazing cleansing products under our Real Techniques brand, but also under our EcoTools brand of makeup brushes as well. I'll tell you about some of them!

                          First, we have our new Real Techniques cleansing palette. I love this product! Most of us have been cleaning our brushes using the palm of our hands. I find that sometimes I press down on the bristles harder than I should. This palette has a multi-textured surface designed to gently work between the bristles for a better clean. And it has different sized "nubs" for your larger or smaller bristles.

                          We also have either a Gel Cleanser (from Real Techniques) or a Brush Shampoo (from EcoTools). We recommend the Gel Cleanser for brushes that get heavier use, simply because that's what that formula is designed for. Our EcoTools Brush Shampoo has slightly gentler ingredients, which aligns with our brand mission to stay as "green" as possible. Both give you amazing results, but I tend to prefer the EcoTools Brush Shampoo.

                          For in between cleansing, we've developed these amazing EcoTools Makeup Cleansing Cloths. With these, place the cloth across palm of hand. Holding brush in other hand, gently rub bristles with cloth until traces of makeup residue are removed from brush. Lay flat to air dry for 1-3 minutes.

                          Here are the Item #s for all these items:

                          Real Techniques Cleansing Palette: 2297111
                          Real Techniques Cleansing Gel: 2291546
                          EcoTools Brush Shampoo: 2297645
                          EcoTools Cleansing Wipes: 2297112

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

                        can i use this brush for bb cream?
                        Asked on 3/10/2016 by young teen obsessed with makeup

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi there!

                          Thanks so much for your question! The Sculpting Brush is definitely one of my favorites, and I love that you can use it for so many things (foundation, blush, highlighting & contouring, etc). But I probably would recommend a different brush for the light and sheer finish you are going to get with a BB cream. I would recommend our Real Techniques Stippling Brush (shown here):

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

                          or our EcoTools Stippling Brush, shown here:

                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod12441105

                          Both are designed to be perfect brushes for lighter product application, like BB Creams. The cut and the type of bristles used make this perfect for a natural, sheer look.

                          Thanks so much!

                          Answered on 3/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        Is this brush dense enough to use for a liquid foundation
                        Asked on 2/11/2016 by makayla from Racine wi

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Makayla,

                          The wonderful thing about the Sculpting Brush is that it does have multiple uses. Primarily, it's used for Sculpting and Contouring, but it can also be used for applying liquid or pressed foundation. It has densely packed bristles, which is what you need when using liquid products.

                          Since the brush is angled, I use the shorter bristles when initially applying product, then use the entire brush to buff it into your skin. The nice thing about the angle is it makes it easier to buff product into those little nooks & crannies, like around our noses.

                          One other brush that would work beautifully for liquid foundation is our Expert Face Brush. The bristle density is about the same on this one compared to the Sculpting, but the main difference between them is the angle & cut of the bristle. The Expert Face is cut shorter which makes it perfect for application of any type of foundation.

                          Thanks so much!

                          Answered on 2/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
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