- Best makeup brushes: get all your essential brushes or makeup brush sets for flawless contouring, blending and application; there’s something for professional makeup artists and savvy amateurs alike
- Choice of premium animal hair and quality synthetic hair: our array of professional makeup brushes features full and dense hair that are silky soft for professional-grade yet gentle application
- No hair loss: these quality makeup brushes and sets sports bristles that are securely tucked into durable ferrules to pick up just the right amount of powder or liquid makeup without absorbing them
- Ergonomic handles: all our face makeup brushes have elegant, user-friendly handles that make application and delicate touches effortless
- Brush makeup sets: take your pick from the range of nifty travel makeup brush kits that come with stylish pouches for easy organisation
No self-proclaimed style diva or professional makeup artist would be seen without top makeup brushes. From cheap and good makeup brushes to complete makeup brush sets with stylish pouches, you can be heading out with your best face forward effortlessly.
Makeup brushes are an indispensable tool for any makeup wearer. Whether you wear makeup every day or just save it for special occasions, makeup brushes will make all the difference between a good look and a great look. And, of course, makeup brushes are essential for makeup artists the world over.
Using good quality makeup brushes to apply your makeup will make the world of difference in creating a makeup look that’s polished, perfect and evenly blended. They help apply all kinds of products better, from primer and foundation right through to powder, blush, eyeshadow and even lip products. Even if you think you’re an expert at applying makeup with your fingers, give makeup brushes a try - you’ll be surprised!
Your makeup will look more natural if you want it to look that way, or more glamorous and professionally applied, if that’s what you’re after. Either way, once you’re equipped with a good set of makeup brushes your makeup application skills will be lifted to the next level.
How to choose a makeup brush set
You can buy makeup brushes individually, and once you’re well-versed in using makeup brushes this is a good way to go. But if you’re learning what different makeup brushes do and want to get a good set of tools right away, the easiest thing to do is choose an affordable, high-quality makeup brush set.
Makeup brush sets come with a number of makeup brushes, anywhere from a compact set of four brushes through to a fully professional makeup brush set containing 20 or more brushes - covering every makeup look you might ever want to do. Knowing which set to choose will depend on what your beauty needs are.
All-purpose complete makeup brush kits
When you’re starting out with makeup and maybe you haven’t used makeup brushes before, choose a general makeup brush kit that contains one of each type of brush. You’ll get a brush for foundation, one for powder, one for blush. Your base makeup application is taken care at every step with these brushes. Then, you can follow up with a few select eye brushes to make any type of eye look. Fill in your eyebrows with a fine angled brush and then perfect your lipstick application with a lip brush.
A complete makeup brush set will set you up to apply any type of makeup all over your face and you won’t be missing the tools for anything. Investing in a wide-ranging set of brushes up front will mean you’re equipped to do any makeup look. As you grow your skills in makeup application you can experiment with all of the brushes in your kit.
Eye makeup brush sets
If you love doing intricate eye makeup looks, with blended eyeshadow, cut creases or dramatic winged eyeliner looks, you should pick an eye makeup brush set. These contain a range of brushes specially designed for precise and expert eye makeup application, whether that’s cream eyeshadow, powder eyeshadow or eyeliner. Insects like this, you’ll find flat shader brushes for packing down colour, and fluffy blending brushes to make sure your eyeshadow is blended out flawlessly. These sets also contain small angled brushes suitable for applying eyeliner or brow gel. Lastly, in these sets, you’ll find a spoolie brush to apply mascara or comb through your brows.
Travel makeup brush sets
Maybe you’re a jetsetter, or just have to travel for your job. If you like to wear makeup you’ll be taking it all with you when you travel, but storage space is at a premium. You’ll need to pick a travel makeup brush set that’s compact and small, leaving plenty of room in your suitcase for everything else you need. But you don’t want to sacrifice function either!
Travel makeup brush sets allow you to carry all the tools you need for an everyday makeup brush set but taking up less space. They achieve this by having smaller handles or shorter handles, so the brushes can fit into a travel makeup bag or go right into your purse. Plus, sometimes travel makeup brushes can be double-ended, so you’re getting twice as many brushes but for the same space.
Smaller makeup brush sets are also useful if you don’t travel much, but don’t have a lot of space at home, like if you’re sharing a flat with others and have to fight for bathroom space.
Likewise, if your preferred beauty look is minimal and simple, you don’t need a giant makeup brush set. Women who only wear a bit of powder, lipstick and mascara every day, for example, would only need a travel makeup brush set to meet their needs.
Vegan makeup brush sets
Animal-friendly makeup tools are in demand at the moment and with good reason. Makeup brush manufacturers can make makeup brushes out of all synthetic fibres that work as well as, if not better than, natural fibre bristles. Synthetic brush fibres are animal-friendly and cruelty-free by nature, so you know no animals were harmed in the production of them. The bristles are made out of nylon or other man-made fibres. These brush sets are the best choice for vegetarians or vegans who still want to get a good makeup application.
Makeup brush storage and brush holders
One of the best things about buying a makeup brush set is that many sets come with some type of brush storage. It can be hard to find a way to safely store your makeup brushes without them getting dirty or damaged, so it’s smart to buy a set that comes with storage. Otherwise, makeup brushes can get damaged and the bristles bent out of shape when they’re thrown into a makeup bag.
If you’re likely to pack your brushes away, choose a brush set that comes with a hard cup style of brush storage. If you need to take up less space, you can get sets that come with brush rolls. These PU rolls look very professional so are a good choice for makeup artists. They also wipe clean easily so you can clean up any marks, and they won’t stain with makeup.