13 Best Make-up Brushes ...

By Jennifer

13 Best Make-up Brushes ...

So you’ve found the perfect powder foundation or luminizer or eye shadow, but how to apply it? Do you use the mini-brush that comes with your make-up, or is it worth it to invest in a good brush?

My advice: buy the brush! It can make a big difference! As Bobbi Brown says, "The tools are as important as the makeup itself", and if experts think so, I'd definitely go for a brush. Using a good brush will also help you glam-up in lesser time than with the mini-brush.

If you use the wrong brush though, your make-up will look clumpy and un-natural, so it's important to go for quality here. These are the best make-up brushes that'll help you take your make-up to the whole new level!

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Sephora Deluxe Antibacterial Brush Set

Sephora Deluxe Antibacterial Brush Set Price: $60 at sephora.com
Yuck, bacteria! I can’t think of a worse way to ruin a good eye-shadow. This seven-piece set is treated with a non-toxic, hypoallergenic compound that destroys bacteria. The set comes in a sleek silver case, and has every kind of brush you could possibly need. Cool!

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Sephora Vanity Brush Set

Sephora Vanity Brush Set Price: $48 at sephora.com
This would look so pretty on your bathroom counter or on your vanity! Each of the six brushes in

this set fits right into its own little slot. You can even snap on the lid and take this set with you when you travel!

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Sephora Perfect Ten Brush Set

Sephora Perfect Ten Brush Set Price: $60 at sephora.com
This ten-piece set comes in a gorgeous pink metallic bag, perfect for travel or just to use at home. The set includes every kind of brush you could ever need for your pretty face, eyes, and lips. Also, during the month of October, $1 from each sale of this set will go to Breast Cancer Awareness.

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Bare Escentuals Buffing Brushes the Essential Collection

Bare Escentuals Buffing Brushes the Essential Collection Price: $49 at sephora.com
If you use any of the Bare Escentuals powders, you know how vital the right brush can be! Included in this set are their top six brushes in a gorgeous brown cylinder case.

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Kat Von D. Kat Eye Brush Set

Kat Von D. Kat Eye Brush Set Price: $48 at sephora.com
I’m a total sucker for a good eyeshadow and a good eyeshadow brush. This set of five eye brushes even includes a flat eyeliner brush! And I LOVE the black vinyl case decorated with the same silver roses as Kat’s favorite tattoo!

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Sephora Two Tone Portfolio Brush Set

Sephora Two Tone Portfolio Brush Set Price: $44 at sephora.com
Another handy set to travel with! This set features six essential brushes, including brushes for your face, lips, and eyes. Each brush has its own slot, and the set clasps together with a nice silver buckle.

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Sephora Face and Eye Travel Tool Kit

Sephora Face and Eye Travel Tool Kit Price: $32 at sephora.com
What if you don’t need a lip brush? This set has the five brushes you’ll need for your eyes and face, without the lip brush. This set is also specially designed to slip into your purse or gym bag. Perfect for travel!

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Juicy Loves Sephora Brush Set - Stripe

Juicy Loves Sephora Brush Set - Stripe Price: $39 at sephora.com
Perfect for any princess! I love the gorgeous brown, gold, and pink clutch for this set! I have never seen a fluffier or more luxurious eyeshadow brush, have you? The set even comes with a heart-shaped mirror. Add this to my wish list!

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BareMinerals® Refillable Buffing Brush

BareMinerals® Refillable Buffing Brush Price: $29.50 at sephora.com
Take your bareMinerals with you wherever you go! This handy brush is refillable and perfect for touch-ups, and is designed to be mess-free (won’t spill in your bag).

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Sephora Professionnel Bronzer Brush #44

Sephora Professionnel Bronzer Brush #44 Price: $26 at sephora.com
The absolute BEST bronzer brush ever! It’s exactly the right size to sweep across your cheekbone. It’s made of all-natural goat hair, and is super-soft. It’s not just for bronzer, either — feel free to use it for any powder make-up!

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Bare Escentuals Handy Buki Brush

Bare Escentuals Handy Buki Brush Price: $20 at sephora.com
Love the Bare Escentuals Kabuki brush, but have a hard time handling the handle? Try this one instead. It’s the same brush with a longer handle for easier use.

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Bare Escentuals Full Coverage Kabuki Brush

Bare Escentuals Full Coverage Kabuki Brush Price: $28 at sephora.com
The ideal brush for face and body. Super-soft, easy to use, with a comfortable to use, knubby handle. I love it, and so do a lot of other girls — this is their best-selling brush!

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Bobby Brown Mini Brush Set

Bobby Brown Mini Brush Set Price: $90 at neimanmarcus.com
If you are new to the world of make-up brushes, there's no better way to start exploring than with this Bobby Brown Mini Brush Set. It includes 6 travel ready brushes with professional-quality brush heads yet travel-friendly mini handles. I have a Bobby Brown Face Brush (neimanmarcus.com in my purse all the time and it lets me apply my powder like no other brush I've tried in my life. So, I'd say mini handles are not that bad, especially if you do re-touches through-out the day. But frankly, any Bobby Brown brush you buy will be a life time investment you'll love!

The right brush can make a big difference, especially when you’ve found the perfect eyeshadow or lumninizer. So try these ones and let us know what you think! Or do you already have a favorite? Please let us know!

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Steffany, Thanks for the suggestion love. As I haven't tried them I will look for them :)

dear @ judie.i have looked your comment and realised that a party tonight and join there after your work? So thinking about your makeup essentials like make up box and brushes. As you have a lot of make up brushes where all are expensive. We have a tendency to be good, and forward thinking just see here -makeup

Hi Jennifer! Most of my makeup brushes are from Sephora and I was thinking to buy also the Face and Eye Travel Tool Kit. It seems to have some good brushes included and they price it's OK by me. If you can believe it, I don't have a Kabuki brush yet.

Sephora Perfect Ten Brush Set are so cute all in pink :) Thanks for your ideas Jen I need so good brushes and I will look for these online! :)

The problem I'm having with the Kabuki brush is that after I apply the base Bare Escentuals my face is covered with little tiny hairs from the brush. By the time I get all the hairs off my face I've wiped off the make up. Any suggestions of a a brush that will work for the foundation but hold up better over time? Thanks!

Thanks for publishing this! It is a really big help to me, becuase I'm new to the whole make up thing and this really helped! I really like the idea of this whole website, becuase women all ages get to share their thoughts on things and I think that we need a place to discuss these things, becuase they are on such importance to us! Steffany, Thanks for the great advise I went on the site and really liked what I saw and you are right, the prices aren't bad!

I also LOVE Sigma brushes but real techniques by sam chapman are great too. They never shed and they are synthetic so it is not made out of real hair.

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