There are plenty of pretty looking makeup brushes on the market; ones that have handles which look like a unicorn horn, or have purple glitter, or swirlly handles, etc. But pretty makeup brushes do not always equal high quality makeup brushes. If you want your makeup to come out looking its best, you are going to need a brush with a good reputation and one which performs well. Here are some of the cosmetic brushes I love and recommend based on research and experience.
- REAL TECHNIQUES – If you are searching for basic makeup brushes, these have an excellent reputation. The brushes are soft, versatile and cruelty-free. The Real Techniques can be used with liquid, cream or powder makeup. The brushes were specifically designed to create detailed contouring and highlighting, the application of smooth foundation, and precise eyebrows. The price for the Real Techniques individual brushes starts around $9.00. A set of brushes starts around $17.00 and may be purchased at http://www.realtechniques.com or ULTA.
- MORPHE BRUSHES – Looking for good quality makeup brushes without maxing out your credit card? Morphe brushes are the answer. The brushes are sold individually and by the set. Whether you are new to the makeup scene or a professional makeup artist, the Morphe brushes are superior in quality and affordable, allowing you to have a complete assortment. For me, their foundation brushes cannot be beat. And I love their contour and eye crease brushes. You can buy individual Morphe brushes starting around $10.00. A set of Morphe brushes begins at $14.00. The brushes may be purchased at http://www.morphebrushes.com. This year Morphe collaborated with Liveglam and now have a month club selling a set of three to eight brushes. The monthly club is $20.00 per month. More information about the monthly club can be found at https://liveglam.com/morphe-brushes/.
- ELF COSMETICS BRUSHES – Great quality, cruelty-free and affordable, ELF provides all of the things we look for in a cosmetic brush. When you think of ELF, you do not necessarily associate the brand with excellent makeup brushes, but these brushes are soft to the touch and densely packed and allow your makeup to be evenly applied. The ELF brushes are sold separately and in sets. What really got me hooked on these brushes was the powder brush. It was large, soft, dense and would work well when applying loose powder. The cost of the of the brushes begin around $3.00. The ELF brushes may be purchased at http://www.elfcosmetics.com, Walgreens and ULTA.
Of course there are higher end makeup brushes. But I wanted to review brushes that are known for being high-quality AND affordable at the same time. The best place to purchase the above listed makeup brushes is the Internet. Makeup stores do not always carry the brush company’s full line of brushes.
I hope this blog has given you some ideas of good-quality, affordable makeup brushes which will live up to its name.