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Setting Brush

Real Techniques

Setting Brush

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The micro Setting Brush is the key to completing any look with a controlled dusting of powder or highlighter.

Benefits:

  • Look pixel perfect even in harsh light
  • Ultra plush taklon bristles


How to use:

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Reviews

Product Reviews

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Real TechniquesSetting Brush
 
4.8

(based on 805 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft bristles (343)
  • Easy to use (339)
  • Functional (283)
  • Great design (277)
  • Soft (225)

Cons

  • Wastes make up (8)
  • Sheds (7)
  • Too small (7)
  • Uneven application (7)
  • Heavy / bulky (6)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (330)
  • Highlighting & contouring (182)
  • Travel (162)
  • Powder (156)
  • Going out (148)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (145), Natural style (131), Classic style (119), Trendy style (111), Brand buyer (82)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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5.0

highlight POPPIN'

By Maggie

from Los Angeles

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Highlighting & Contouring
    • Travel

    Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

    I originally purchased to use as a setting brush but found it works for highlight. So much better than a fan brush.
    I lost my first one and had to rebuy! So good!

     
    5.0

    LOVE THIS!

    By Emilee

    from Indiana

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Applies Evenly
    • High Quality
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Highlighting & Contouring

      Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

      I use this setting brush to apply my highlighter and it works perfectly! I love the finish that it gives me and it picks up the product very easily. I'm glad I chose not to splurge on a pricey brand brush because this one provides me with the finish I was looking for.

       
      5.0

      Multi-tasker!

      By SD_NATUREGIRL

      from San Diego

      Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

      I use this workhorse so often for blending liquid color corrector under my eyes & lightly applying loose powder on my T-zone that I need another one so I don't need clean it in between liquid & powder. It also washes like a dream with no shedding.

       
      5.0

      I RECOMMEND

      By E

      from E

      Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

      I use this for my highlighter and it works beautifully, picks up the product very well.

       
      5.0

      Awesome brush, great price

      By Missy

      from Florida

      Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

      I love this brush. I use bare minerals concealer under eyes and I use this brush to apply the mineral veil and it gives such a airbrush-looking finish. You won't break the bank with this brush either which is definitely a plus!!

       
      5.0

      Like it

      By Kristia118

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Highlighting & Contouring
        • Liquid
        • Powder

        Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

        I use this brush to set my translucent powder and works great. It doesn't leave streaks or bristles.

         
        4.0

        Amazing for highlighter!!

        By Meg

        from Ft. Lauderdale

        Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

        This brush is great for applying highlighter! Soft bristles, and amazing price!

         
        5.0

        Love this brush

        By Sam

        from MICHIGAN

        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 Setting Brush:

          I bought this brush as a recommendation from beauty bloggers and it doesn't disappoint! I use it for setting powder under my eyes. Also I have seen it uses for highlight! Real techniques makes amazing bruahwa!

           
          5.0

          Best highlighting brush!

          By Kyla

          from California

          Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

          This is the brush I use for powder highlighters it works way better than a fan brush

           
          5.0

          Works really well for setting under eye makeup

          By abeck

          from Arlington, TN

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Multi-Use
            • Powder

            Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

            I use to set under eye makeup. The brush is very soft. I love the fact that it is a cruelty-free product.

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            19 Questions | 19 Answers
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            • Q:

              Does this brush work with loose powder highlighters?
              Asked on 10/27/2017 by Jess from FL

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hi Jess,

                This is such a perfect brush for loose powder highlighters! Actually, it's perfect with just about any highlighter, but I love it with my loose one since the brush head is small enough that you're not getting product everywhere, but just the right size to highlight.

                Thanks!

                Answered on 11/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
            • Q:

              Can it be use as a highlighter brush
              Asked on 8/26/2017 by Simmy from Maryland

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hi Simmy,

                YES - this is awesome as a highlighter brush!!

                Thanks

                Answered on 9/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
            • Q:

              Would this brush be good for powder foundation?
              Asked on 7/10/2017 by Cindy from Texas

              1 answer

            • Q:

              Can I use this as a contour brush?
              I have the sculpting brush but its too big and makes my contour look gross.
              I want the contour brush from real techniques but they only sell it in a set and I don't want the full set. So this is the next brush I saw that looks similar to that one.
              Asked on 4/22/2017 by celine from Miami, FL

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                HI celine,

                If you are looking for a smaller brush head, this will definitely do it. In terms of contouring, the Setting Brush does not have the angle that some people like in terms of getting into the hollows of the cheekbones, but if you blend and apply precisely, you should be able to create a well-defined look with this.

                Thanks!

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

              What is the highlighter called that the woman in the video used? I would like to get that highlighter and also this brush! Thanks!
              Asked on 1/28/2017 by Renee from WI

              1 answer

            • Q:

              I was wondering what highlighter the woman in the video used? I would love to purchase that highlighter and this brush! Thanks!
              Asked on 1/28/2017 by Renee from WI

              1 answer

            • Q:

              is this brush good for bronzer?
              Asked on 7/28/2016 by T

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hi T,

                Thanks for your question. I love the Setting brush for a lot of things: concealer, highlighter, blending out contour lines; however, I would probably recommend a different brush for bronzer.

                Because you want to create a more natural, sun-kissed look, I tend to think that larger brush heads covering a bigger area is the way to go. I love our Bold Metals Powder Brush for a bronzer and use mine every day (http://www.ulta.com/bold-metals-100-arched-powder-brush?productId=xlsImpprod11831007).

                I would also recommend our Real Techniques brush for a bronzer brush as well (http://www.ulta.com/powder-brush?productId=xlsImpprod3220077). Definitely something with a lot of bristles that are "fluffier" and less concentrated for bronzer.

                Thanks! Hope that helps!

                Answered on 8/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
            • Q:

              Is this brush good for highlighter and does it pick up a lot of the highlighter product on the brush
              Asked on 6/20/2016 by Yarely

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hi Yarely,

                Great question! This is one of our most multi-functional brushes and I, personally, don't know how I lived without it for all these years! :)

                One of the best uses for this brush is to apply highlighter when you are going for a highlight/contour look. Because of the way the bristles are cut, it doesn't pick up too much product overall. Additionally, because the bristles are synthetic (cruelty-free), it doesn't have the porous nature that real hair bristles do and you will find more product on your face, rather than staying in your brush.

                Overall, I think you would be really happy with this brush used for highlighting.

                Thanks!

                Answered on 6/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
            • Q:

              Are the Real Techniques brushes synthetic?
              Asked on 5/20/2016 by Beauty Buff

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hi Beauty Buff,

                Great question! Our brush bristles are all synthetic, made from a taklon blend and are 100% cruelty free!

                Thanks!

                Answered on 5/20/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
            • Q:

              I was just wondering which brush is better for use with mineral veil. This one or the powder brush option.

              Thank you
              Asked on 4/12/2016 by Ang from Grand Rapids,US

              1 answer

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