Real Techniques Starter Set Review


After having an amazing experience with Real Techniques Core Collection Set, I decided to get my hands on their Starter Set as well. Real Techniques Starter Set contains all the necessary brushes you need to create beautiful eye makeup. Read on to know my take on the product.

What The Company Says About Real Techniques Starter Set:

Real Techniques Starter Set by Samantha and Nic Chapman includes five, full-sized brushes along with a cute case that also works as a stand. The brushes include- Base Shadow Brush, Deluxe Crease Brush, Accent Brush, Fine Liner Brush and a Brow Brush


INR 1000 TO 2300



As I had mentioned in my previous post, I love the different color combinations Real Techniques uses for its product. The Starter Set comes in purple and blue, which looks magnificent, but is hard to photograph.


The brushes have aluminum bodies with rubber grips on the bottom. The set comes securely packed in a white case that has elastic bands to hold the brushes. So you can carry it for your trips without any worries.

Detailed Review Of The Brushes:

Base Shadow Brush:


Real Techniques brushes are renowned for being super soft, and the base shadow brush is no exception. This dome shaped brush is designed to apply a smooth coat of color of the eyelids. But you can use it to apply foundation or primer also. The brush picks the perfect amount of product and gives a precise application. It does an excellent job of blending the shadows. Plus, it works as a highlighter applicator too!  A multipurpose brush in the truest sense.

Deluxe Crease Brush:


Fluffy and round Deluxe Crease Brush is a large sized brush designed for contouring. Honestly, I find it a bit too huge for my super tiny eyes. But this is a personal complaint. I’m sure others can use it without any hassle. It’s soft and dense, typical to Real Techniques brushes. I feel it works better for applying highlighter or blush on the nose.

Accent Brush:


The tiny, but mighty brush from this set. With accent brush, you can do highlighting, smudging, precision detailing and spotlighting. So no more trouble applying eye shadow on the tricky areas like the corner of the eyes. You can use the brush for spot concealing as well.

Fine Liner Brush:


Earlier, Real Techniques included Pixel Point Eyeliner brush with the starter set, but they have now changed it to Fine Liner brush. I cannot tell you the difference between the two brushes, as I haven’t used the Pixel Point liner. Would love to know about it from people who have used it.

Coming to the brush, I’m not really fond this particular brush. I find it too thin and soft to be used for applying eyeliner. Plus, you’ll need plenty of practice to draw precise lines with it.

Brow Brush:


The best-looking brush from this set. I love the colors used for the bristles. And the tapered cut makes it look even better. The brush picks the perfect amount of brow powder and fills the brows neatly. I have used it for applying gel liner, and I must say it works equally well.

Summing Up:

Pros Of Real Techniques Starter Set:

  • The bristles are super smooth
  • The brushes are easy to wash and dry quickly
  • Affordable
  • Cute color combination
  • The case provided with the brush is very useful
  • Synthetic brushes and are not tested on animals

Cons Of Real Techniques Starter Set:

  • The Fine Liner brush isn’t useful

Live It Beautiful Rating: 4.5/5

Final Views:

To sum it up, Real Techniques Starter Set is a must have for the beginners. I don’t think I’ll be purchasing any more brushes as of now, as my Real Techniques Starter Set, and Real Techniques Core Collection Set will take care of all my makeup needs. Have you used Real Techniques Starter Set? Share your views with our lovely readers. It would be helpful to all of us.

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