Real Techniques Starter Kit

Let’s get to know the brushes in the Real Techniques Starter Kit

The Real Techniques Starter Kit is the second collection I purchased from Real Techniques. If you haven’t read my review on the Core Collection, then check it out here. This collection features brushes for the eyes, but like all Real Techniques brushes, these are very versatile. You can also use them for the face for concealer application and buffing in to get that flawless, well-blended result.

Real Techniques Starter Kit Details:

  • This retails for $17.99
  • This is available online at their website, Ulta,, but you can purchase them for a cheaper price on Amazon where I got them for only $13 from a seller called Luxie Lush.
  • The kit contains 5 full size brushes and a 2 in 1 panoramic case and stand
  • The brushes included are: Base shadow brush, Deluxe crease brush, Accent brush, Pixel point eyeliner brush, and Brow brush

I’ve been wanting this Real Techniques Starter Kit ever since I got the Core collection. I finally had a reason to get it since it was my birthday month last March (teethy grin) So let’s take a good look at the awesomeness of this set shall we?


Real techniques starter kit




When you open the packaging, you will find the panoramic case that it’s enclosed in. I love that you can fold it crosswise and you’ll have an instant stand for your brushes.


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The brushes are safely contained in the case that’s slim and compact, secured by a velcro lock, perfect for traveling! Not only does it carry the 5 brushes from the kit, it also has extra space for your face brushes (the Core Collection perhaps?) I love that it’s sturdy and durable.






Now, for the close up of the products, let’s look at the individual brushes in this collection. I love the size, length and color of the brushes! It’s great that they are color coded. It helps identify the brushes and which collection they belong to.





Real Techniques Starter Kit – Base Shadow Brush

The Base Shadow brush is a bit bigger than the rest of the brushes. It’s rounded, super soft, and dense, typical of Real techniques brushes. I personally use it to apply and blend concealer just because it does a far greater job than a flat brush and it’s so soft on the skin.


Real Techniques Base Shadow brush



Real Techniques Starter Kit – Deluxe Crease Brush

The Deluxe Crease brush looks like a MAC 217 except it’s more of a fanned out dome shape. Just like a 217 brush, you can use it to blend the eye shadow while applying it, or you can use it to define the crease. I also use it to blend out concealer like the base shadow brush. It just goes to show that these brushes really live up to their reputation for versatility.


Real Techniques Starter Kit Deluxe Crease Brush


Real Techniques Starter Kit – Accent Brush

The name says it all. It accents areas on the face. It’s great to use for highlighting the inner tear ducts, or applying eye shadow as a liner on the lash line, or defining the lower lashes. the size and shape makes it convenient to use. You can also use this to conceal very hard to reach areas of the face.


Real Techniques Accent brush



Real Techniques Starter Kit – Pixel Point Eyeliner Brush

This brush is quite thick for a liner, so I use it as an eye shadow brush instead, but if I want a thick line, this is what I’ll use. As for eye shadow application, it’s great for accenting the outer V of the eyes, or the inner corners. you can also define your lash line with this brush.


Real Techniques Pixel Point Brush


Real Techniques Starter Kit – Brow Brush

This is the thickest, biggest eyebrow brush I have seen so far. I was a little confused when I saw it. I definitely thought it’s great to use on thick, full brows that don’t necessarily need to be drawn on or shaped, but simply needs filling in. It gets the job done in half the time because of its size and is also great at lining the upper and lower lash line then using it to smudge the eye shadow out.


Real Techniques Brow brush



That’s all the brushes included in the Real Techniques Starter Kit. What do you think? Are you planning to get it or has this been on your list since forever?! I am honestly obsessed with Real Techniques brushes and I am so excited to get the individual ones like the powder, stippling, and setting brush!

What Real Techniques brushes are you planning to get? Comment it below or tweet me @maricarljanah Don’t forget to check out my post on the Core Collection.

I will see you in my next post!

PS: Here’s my Birthday Haul!

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