Top 10 Budget Friendly Makeup Brushes

28 August 2016




Budget Friendly Makeup Brushes


'You cannot achieve good makeup without good tools', I think every makeup lover would agree that Francois Nars was right when he said this.

I believe that using good quality brushes makes all the difference in makeup application. I am, however, a big believer in affordability, I mean shouldn't we all be able to look on fleek without breaking the bank? I totally agree with you!!! Which is why I have decided to show you these 10 makeup brushes that fit any budget.



Real Techniques Expert Brush


Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

This is such a beautifully dense brush with multitasking abilities. I personally use it to apply liquid foundation and I get a flawless finish. I also love it for powder, it is amazing to buff and blend foundation into the skin. A major plus is that it is sold separately. 



Elf Studio Powder Brush

Elf Studio Powder Brush

I absolutely love this brush, I mean this is my third one. It is a dense flat top brush which makes for a flawless full coverage. Although it is a powder brush, I mainly use it to apply liquid foundation and I've never been disappointed. It picks up product very well and applies powder with ease. If there was ever a brush you absolutely needed, oh its the Elf Powder Brush. You'd thank me later. I was lucky enough to find this in TK Maxx but I got the other ones on eBay. 



Real Techniques Setting Brush

Real Techniques Setting Brush

This brush is unbelievably soft. It is small enough to reach all the corners of the face. Due to its size, you are able to have better control and be specific about where you want to apply product. I use this brush for that extra glow and it applies highlighter like a dream. It is super easy to wash and dries quickly which is a major plus in my book. I got this from the Sculpting Set but they sell it on its own which is fab!!!



Look Good Feel Better Angled Contour Brush

Look Good Feel Better Angled Contour Brush

This is the first brush I tried from this brand and I was not disappointed. I found this brush looking lonely in TK Maxx and I just had to take it home. It only set me back £4.99, which was great. I really love the angled round shape of this brush. The bristles are so soft and I am certain it would be perfect for contouring. I only use it to apply blush on my cheeks, though, I like how effortlessly I'm able to blend colour onto my cheeks without looking crazy.





Real Techniques Detailer Brush

Real Techniques Detailer Brush

I don't know how I ever put on makeup without this brush. It is one brush I cannot do without. It makes for precise makeup application. I use it to apply concealer to my brow bone, apply lipstick, clean up lipstick, delicate concealing etc. I really love it. It is most annoying that this brush only comes in the Core Collection set, so I've had to buy another set just to have a duplicate of this brush. 



Real Techniques Contour Brush

Real Techniques Contour Brush


This beautiful brush is a part of the Core Collection Set. As much as this brush was made for contouring, I have never actually used it to contour; rather, I use it to set highlighted areas - under eye, chin, bridge of nose, forehead - and it is just perfect. The brush is so soft that it makes blending a breeze. I love how easy it is to clean. Cleaning brushes can be such a pain for me, I like brushes that make the work easier. 




Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

 I know I said brushes, but if it walks, talks and acts like a brush, it deserves to be treated like one. I simply don't have the words to explain the amazingness of this sponge. In the interest of full disclosure, I don't own the original Beauty Blender, so I can't compare the two; but I have a feeling I am not missing much. I mean you can use it to apply foundation, concealer, blend, set, contour. What is a brush without these things? I advise using this sponge damp, it creates this flawless finish.





Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush

Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush


This brush is part of the Starter set. I use this to blend out concealer around my eyebrow area and that for me is vital to make sure I don't look crazy and this brush does the job. I also use it to apply a cream base to my eyelid. Plus I sometimes use it to contour my nose or to apply concealer to the bridge of my nose. 



Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush


Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush


As the name suggests, it is great to apply a base colour to the lid. It also works well in the crease as it fits perfectly. I use it to apply eyeshadow to the outer corner of my eye, blend and apply colour to my crease. Another amazing thing about this brush is how easy it is to wash it. It is vital for me that eyeshadow brushes wash easily as I use a wide variety of colours. 


Primark PS Concealer Brush


PS Concealer Brush


Sadly this brush is not sold online, it is from the Primark PS Beauty range and I think it is simply amazing. The bristles on this brush are stiff which is why I love using it to apply glitter, pigments, and loose eyeshadow to my eyelid. Be it dry or  damp, this brush is simply amazing to apply on product to the eyelid. For a bargain price of £1, this brush can be yours. 

PS: Boots is doing an offer on the Real Techniques Core Collection and Starter Set for £10.99 each.

What are your favourite makeup brushes?

20 comments

  1. Love the RT brushes! They are so affordable and of such amazing quality. x

    Shang J. | The Feminine Crusade

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    1. I am in total agreement. Thanks for stopping by Shang

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  2. I love Real Techniques brushes, too!! I'm currently love the new wet n wild brushes! They're only $1-$3, and they're surprisingly dense and soft!

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    1. I've not tried any of the Wet n Wild brushes but for $3, I would try all of them. I really wish they stocked Wet n Wild in the UK.

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  3. I seriously need to re-up on my makeup brush so thank you SO MUCH for sharing this girl. LOVE IT!

    Have the best Labor Day Weekend!
    xoxo
    Krista
    www.hundredblog.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Krista. You should try Real Techniques. They are worth the hype.

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  4. I'm a brush addict myself and I look for the pocket friendly ones.Enjoy your blogging journey. I'll be here with you.

    www.cheecheelive.com

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  5. I'm a brush addict myself and I look for the pocket friendly ones.Enjoy your blogging journey. I'll be here with you.

    www.cheecheelive.com

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    1. Aren't we all. I just find myself buying brushes, its becoming a problem. Love your blog and I am definitely taking a few pages from your book. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Thanks for sharing, this is very helpful, I'll be sure to re-read it once I have to buy a new brush!

    Mal
    http://www.intothecity.me

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    1. Thanks for stoping by Mal. I am glad you enjoyed it.

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  7. Gorgeous! x
    Morgan | www.justmorgs.com

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  8. I love the Elf Studio Powder brush for foundation too! I also use the RT Base Shadow brush every day - it annoys me that it isn't available individually though

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Jasmine. Elf Studio Powder brush is the best for a flawless base.

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  9. I always use brushes for applying makeup. I can not imagine how you can apply makeup without having a good set of brushes for this. I really liked your review.

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  10. I recently bought a new sponges. and concluded that they luchsche apply blush than brushes

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  11. Well, I'll try to make it your way. It could be better. I would like to ask you for more tips on this topic. I am really curious to have more information.

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