Updated December 19, 2018
Today we’re going to focus on the best makeup brushes I own. I went through my entire collection and picked out all of my absolute top favorites. If you’re starting from scratch, these are the best makeup brushes I would highly recommend you add to your collection. We’re going over everything – my face makeup brushes, eye makeup brushes, and even how to use makeup brushes.
If I suggest an expensive item, I will also give an affordable option. I know that’s so important to be able to save money wherever you can. I also made sure to include a lot of makeup brushes on Amazon, since I know y’all love that free 2-day shipping!
I have owned a lot of makeup brushes in my lifetime. There have been some good, bad, and ugly ones. I always think of this meme when I think about how far I’ve come with my best makeup brushes collection. Who can relate? Haha!
I put together a video along with this post, so you can really get my in depth opinion on each of the best makeup brushes. Hope you enjoy!
So… Which are the Best Makeup Brushes?
I’ve gotten a lot of questions about the best makeup sets, and which ones to buy. I have purchased a few sets and while it’s a great way to get a variety of brushes, I find myself not using all of them. My personal preference is to buy single makeup brushes that I know I will use over and over.
Beauty Blender // You just can’t beat the original! There’s nothing like it.
Aesthetica Cosmetics Beauty Sponge Blender // This is the best beauty blender dupe I’ve found, and it’s on sale for even less than what it was when I purchased it.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Ultimate Blending Brush // If yoyour u’re on a budget, this one definitely needs to be on your list. In fact, I sometimes prefer it over the It Cosmetics brush!
Real Techniques Powder Brush // This is an amazing affordable powder brush that you need in your life.
e.l.f. Blush Brush // I love to use this brush for setting powder under my eyes and in precise spots.
e.l.f. Complexion Brush // I have repurchased this brush multiple times, and it is super affordable!
Morphe E4 // This is a denser brush, but is another one of my favorites.
Morphe M510 // This is a very popular highlighter brush among the big YouTubers, and I do very much enjoy it! It gives a precise, yet diffused application.
Real Techniques Setting Brush // This is another great affordable option for highlighter (and you can also use it to set powder under the eyes).
Best Eyeshadow Brushes
Sigma E25 // If you were to get one eyeshadow brush, this one is the one I would suggest. I use it for blending/buffing eyeshadow into the crease, but you really can use it in so many different ways.
Morphe M433 // If the E25 isn’t in the budget, this brush is a great affordable option.
Sigma E55 // Gotta have a flat shader brush to apply shadow to the lid.
Sigma E30 // I love this pencil brush. I like to use it to buff out eyeshadow on the lower lash line, but you can use it for so many different things. Great for detail work.
Morphe E36 // This tiny pencil brush is such a great addition to my collection!
Coastal Scents Bent Eyeliner Brush // Anytime I’m trying to do winged liner or be more precise with my gel liner, this is my go-to brush.