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Best Affordable Makeup Brushes for Pro Makeup Artists

Posted by Preeti Sareen on Jan 18, 2017

Makeup brushes are the pillars of your perfectly flawless makeup application. Without your tools, whether you’re a pro makeup artist or just a super-enthusiast, your look can fall apart before it even starts. Finding the best brushes for your specific makeup needs is important. Even more so if you’re concerned with specific skin types, staying within a budget, or finding tools that will help you create that unique look you’ve been eyeing. So, which brushes should you use? Let us br-br-break it down for you with this list of the best affordable makeup brushes we could find (all under $30!)


1. E.L.F. Cosmetics Silver 11 Piece Brush Collection, $30

Are you looking for a brush kit that will have almost every tool you need without breaking the bank? Then consider the E.L.F cosmetics 11 Piece Brush Collection! This kit features 11 major tools: eyeshadow brush, complexion brush, small angled brush, blending brush, fan brush, powder brush, small precision brush, crease brush, flawless concealer brush, blush brush, eyebrow duo brush, and a water-resistant case. With this wide range of tools, you’ll be able to have a complete makeup brush kit! Each brush averages at an incredibly low $2.72 each! What a steal!


2. BH Cosmetics Sculpt and Blend 3 – 10 Piece Brush Set, $22

BH Cosmetics has been a staple in the makeup game for a few years now, and for good reason! Aside from their totally amazing eyeshadow palettes (which we love), their brush kits are on the super affordable side! They offer amazing quality for your money. In this 3rd generation Sculpt and Blend kit, you’ll get 10 different brushes: tapered face brush, blush brush, blending definer brush, contour definer brush, large angled buffer brush, small angled buffer brush, precision flat blending brush, highlight brush, large shadow brush, and a lip brush.

All of the brushes feature fluffy synthetic bristles (so this kit is perfect for animal-friendly makeup enthusiasts). While you can use all of these brushes for a full-face, we recommend this kit for complexion. If you’re serious about your foundation, highlighter, and contour – get this kit! (P.S. – it’s on sale right now!)


3. #MorpheMe Monthly Makeup Brush Subscription, $19.99

You can never have too many makeup brushes, right? You could buy a one-time, comprehensive makeup brush kit, but if you’re serious about makeup, it might make more sense to make an investment in a monthly makeup brush subscription. For $19.99 a month, you’ll get 3 to 7 new Morphe brushes (over a $30 value!). If you’re a heavy makeup user, you are probably going to wear out your brushes quicker than most. Having new brushes delivered to your door every month will be a great way to keep your overall costs low while also making sure you’ve always got the tools you need! This is a nifty way to get the best affordable makeup brushes.



Best Affordable Makeup Brushes – Find What Works For You

While that may seem like a short list, we just wanna give you options with the best affordable makeup brushes. Spending your hard earned money on expensive makeup brushes is a thing of the past. The most important takeaway for you should be this: find the brush kit that works best for you.

If you are new to the makeup world, you might want a comprehensive kit, like E.L.F.’s, to get you started with the basics. If you are a flawless face fiend, BH Cosmetic’s kit will be more suited towards your needs. Or, if you’re a budding makeup artists or a regular makeup junkie (like many of us are!), the #MorpheMe monthly makeup brush subscription will be exactly what you and your face have been waiting for. So, what are you looking for in a brush kit? Let us know in the comments down below!


Preeti Sareen

Preeti Sareen

Preeti Sareen is a freelance writer and blogger who identifies as a twenty-something girl trying to find herself one piece at a time. She is a lover of beauty, wellness, and all things fitness and loves sharing those passions in her articles on LiveGlam.

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