Makeup Brush Reviews

Good makeup brushes are an essential part of your makeup bag.

Some makeup brushes are worth throwing away the minute you try them. Some brushes become your best friend, and you might even feel lost if you misplace it. Often the best makeup brushes apply makeup so evenly that your skin looks flawless.

As some readers are aware, I love quality products. Cost doesn’t matter if it’s a good product, but I also like a bargain.  Price doesn’t mean excellent, just as inexpensive doesn’t mean the product is not worth trying. The key is to seek recommendations with all products.

After testing hundreds of individual makeup brushes and makeup brush sets, I can confidently recommend the below brushes for specialized effects and at different price points.


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Makeup BrushesProduct NameRating CostNotes
Makeup BrushesProduct NameRating CostNotes
SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Airbrush #55 Under $40This brush is a must for putting on your foundation. I love it and would feel lost without it.
FASH Professional makeup Brush Set, 18 pcs,For Eye Shadow, Blush, Eyeliner, eyebrow Under $20Not worth purchasing. Hair is coarse, doesn't clean well
FASH Professional goat hair makeup Brush Set with Faux Leather Pouch, 16-Piece , For Eye Shadow, Blush, Eyeliner....... Under $20These are decent brushes for the price.
TIGI Cosmetics Make-Up quality Brushes Kit for multi-functional applications Over $90TIGI Bed Head Brushes are not worth buying.Terrible makeup brushes for the price. Even if you got them for sale for $10 they are not worth it . Don't waste your money.
Jane Iredale Retractable Handi Brush - - Over $50Great retractable brush, for the purse, or when traveling. Very soft bristles.
e.l.f. Small Stipple Brush Under $5This elf brush, is excellent and the price is great. I love it and use it with the Sephora #55 to put on my foundation.