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Why Makeup Brushes Are Expensive – And What You Can Do About It


Why Makeup Brushes Are Expensive – And What You Can Do About It

Posted by Preeti Sareen on Oct 25, 2016

Makeup brushes are Picasso’s toolkit to every budding professional makeup artist. Quality makeup brushes, especially foundation brushes, can change the way your makeup looks and feels. An amazing brush will make it easier to apply better looking makeup while creating a personal, relaxing experience for you in the process. From synthetic to animal hair, wood handle to vibrant colors – the options of makeup brushes and brush kits out there are endless. But, good brushes usually come with a ridiculously high price tag, which can be a pain for makeup artists starting out with a smaller brush budget. The good news? There are ways to get high quality, glam-tacular makeup brushes for half the cost of the brand versions or even free, and we are going to give you the inside scoop!

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Ask Your Favorite Beauty Counter For Free Makeup Brushes

Yes, you read that right. The best way to get free brushes is to ask for them! Often times, the beauty counters at department stores like Macy’s, Nordstrom and Bloomingdales offer free makeup brushes with the purchase of a specific makeup product or beauty kit. If you were planning on buying that product (or let’s be real, if you went to the store wanting to buy something even if you don’t know what it is), why not take advantage of the situation and get a free makeup brush or two out of it? Asking the girl at the beauty counter can also help you get “in the know” about any secret promotions happening! Most of the time, people don’t ask, and then they are left wondering why they spent $40 more than the people who did!


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Try A Subscription Service For Makeup Brushes

These days, subscription services are all the rave. From movie and TV streaming services to meal delivery and beauty boxes, we are all obsessed with monthly subscriptions that make our lives easier. Luckily, we’ve got a solution that will help keep your budget low and your brush quality high! The #MorpheMe monthly subscription service for makeup brushes is exactly what you need to cut costs without cutting value. Whether you are looking for foundation brushes, eyeliner brushes, or a simple powder brush – MorpheMe has what you need. The great thing about the subscription is that every month you get different brushes that are all hand selected and made for soon-to-be professional makeup artists and makeup lovers alike. The best part about MorpheMe brushes is the price tag. Each month you get $30 worth of brushes for only $19.99 – talk about savings!


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Don’t Settle For Expensive Brushes

Now that you know what your options are, there is no excuse for you to spend more than you have to on makeup brushes! Quality is important, but if makeup dupes and drugstore brands have taught us anything, it’s that you don’t always have to break the bank to find the high class product you are looking for. If you want more info on our MorpheMe brushes, check out our blog post on November’s tools here, and stay on the lookout for new monthly brush breakdowns! Don’t forget to comment down below, or share your favorite brushes with us on Instagram using our hashtag #LiveGlam!


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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