About the brand

Real Techniques was founded by Samantha and Nicola Chapman, sisters and former makeup artists. They became well-known for their Pixiwoo makeup channel on YouTube, and eventually launched Real Techniques brush collection in 2011. The brushes are cruelty-free, made of synthetic Taklon and not tested on animals.* *Source: Wikipedia

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Overall rating
4.3
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82%
would repurchase
4.3
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Overall rating
82%
would repurchase

Latest Real Techniques Reviews

Expert Face Brush
2.0
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15 days ago

i deleted my review from a few years ago so i could write a new one that would show up more recently - DONT BUY THIS BRUSH. the brush RT is making now is not like what you see in the photo here, which was a great brush! i went through at least three of them over the course of a couple of years because i loved them SO much. but the new one RT has put out is awful. very soft when you first use it but it becomes unbearably scratchy almost immediately. i have two that i received as christmas gifts this past year and i keep them around as "last-resort" face brushes - they are literally painful to use. i should probably throw them away but as they were gifts i feel too guilty to just get rid of them. oh, and i know my brush cleaner has a tendency to stiffen my makeup brush bristles when i don't wash it out completely, but it seems no matter how much time i spend scrubbing these and rinsing the soap out, they're still just as uncomfortable as the last time i used them, so i think the quality of the bristles themselves must just be awful. i'm so sad i don't like these more, the EFB used to be a HG foundation brush for me. after a couple years of using it i switched to the elf selfie ready powder brush as it is essentially the same thing, just bigger, but the production for them is incredibly inconsistent and unreliable - some brushes are super fluffy, some are super flat at the top, others are really thin etc. so i wanted to pick up a couple new RT brushes to see if i still liked them after all this time. but i'm super disappointed. once these become unbearable for me to use i'm just going to pick up more elf brushes - they are FAR softer and way more comfortable to use on my skin, and i have been using the same individual brushes for years now! not to mention, they're a few dollars cheaper than these. save your money and buy those instead!

Expert Face Brush
2.0
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15 days ago

i deleted my review from a few years ago so i could write a new one that would show up more recently - DONT BUY THIS BRUSH. the brush RT is making now is not like what you see in the photo here, which was a great brush! i went through at least three of them over the course of a couple of years because i loved them SO much. but the new one RT has put out is awful. very soft when you first use it but it becomes unbearably scratchy almost immediately. i have two that i received as christmas gifts this past year and i keep them around as "last-resort" face brushes - they are literally painful to use. i should probably throw them away but as they were gifts i feel too guilty to just get rid of them. oh, and i know my brush cleaner has a tendency to stiffen my makeup brush bristles when i don't wash it out completely, but it seems no matter how much time i spend scrubbing these and rinsing the soap out, they're still just as uncomfortable as the last time i used them, so i think the quality of the bristles themselves must just be awful. i'm so sad i don't like these more, the EFB used to be a HG foundation brush for me. after a couple years of using it i switched to the elf selfie ready powder brush as it is essentially the same thing, just bigger, but the production for them is incredibly inconsistent and unreliable - some brushes are super fluffy, some are super flat at the top, others are really thin etc. so i wanted to pick up a couple new RT brushes to see if i still liked them after all this time. but i'm super disappointed. once these become unbearable for me to use i'm just going to pick up more elf brushes - they are FAR softer and way more comfortable to use on my skin, and i have been using the same individual brushes for years now! not to mention, they're a few dollars cheaper than these. save your money and buy those instead!


Miracle Powder Sponge
5.0
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2 months ago

I got this at Ulta for 3.80$ on sale. Its a baby pink velvet sponge that is similar to the Juno & Co sponge. It can be used damp and dry for powder application I use this with Makeup Forever Velvet Skin Blur Powder Foundation. I use the sponge damp for a fuller coverage and for a lighter look I use the sponge dry. I even use this with Armani Luminous Silk and it works really well. It blends the foundation perfectly Into the skin and its super fast and easy to use. Washing this is a breeze as well. I use a bar soap and gently rub and squeeze out the soap then its perfectly clean and looks brand new. Will definitely repurchase

Miracle Powder Sponge
5.0
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2 months ago

I got this at Ulta for 3.80$ on sale. Its a baby pink velvet sponge that is similar to the Juno & Co sponge. It can be used damp and dry for powder application I use this with Makeup Forever Velvet Skin Blur Powder Foundation. I use the sponge damp for a fuller coverage and for a lighter look I use the sponge dry. I even use this with Armani Luminous Silk and it works really well. It blends the foundation perfectly Into the skin and its super fast and easy to use. Washing this is a breeze as well. I use a bar soap and gently rub and squeeze out the soap then its perfectly clean and looks brand new. Will definitely repurchase

Setting Brush
5.0
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3 months ago

What took me so long to buy this brush??? It’s just fantastic-I use it with powder foundation to set under eye concealer and place powder foundation around eyes and lids. Soft, easy to wash and quick drying.

Setting Brush
5.0
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3 months ago

What took me so long to buy this brush??? It’s just fantastic-I use it with powder foundation to set under eye concealer and place powder foundation around eyes and lids. Soft, easy to wash and quick drying.