Makeup Brushes – My Recommendations!

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Are they worth spending your hard earned money on? I’m going to go with a strong yes on this subject because for me, there’s no going back now.

I’ll be honest, I remember hearing about people who used makeup brushes and I laughed thinking whoa that’s pretty extreme and for the professionals right? That was long before I had any idea about how effective they were in creating perfected makeup looks. So if you’re interested, please keep reading.

My Brush Recommendations:

Price Legend

  • Cheaper End $
  • Mid End $$
  • High End $$$

$ Jessup Brushes Available on eBay

My first ever set of real makeup brushes and yes, you’re spending less than $50 on these guys for a full set! The quality is fantastic, both soft and durable. I continue to use some of them and it’s been atleast 3 years + and they have not come off the handle or she’d bristles. So in simple eBay talk I’d give these a A+++++ Would recommend and re-purchase.

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Mix of face brushes by Jessup, Models Prefer and Nude by Nature

$ – $$ Drugstore/Pharmacies Brushes

Most carry makeup brushes by popular brands like; ELF is an amazing brand of affordable brushes available at Kmart here in Australia, Ulta, Target, CVS, Walgreens in USA, and Superdrug in UK.

For the Aussies reading, Australian brand Nude by Nature available in Priceline and Priceline Pharmacies, and Priceline’s exclusive brand Models Prefer have some great brush sets if you can catch them on sale all the better!

They work very well and I have had no issues with shedding or scratchiness. I absolutely hate brushes that scratch your eyelids raw!

Your question might be do cheaper and mid end brushes hit the mark? Do they work just as well as some of the expensive brushes I’ve tried? 100% yes. Sometimes better!

$$$ Sephora Brushes (note Sephora carries a few different brush ranges from varying cosmetics companies).

Now we’re getting to the more lush, more expensive, high end, splurge brushes. I am so fortunate to have purchased a set of Zoeva makeup brushes from Sephora. In particular the ‘Complete Eye Set‘ from Zoeva are the set of brushes you’ll see me use for my eye makeup in all my video tutorials.

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Some of my Zoeva Complete Eye Set brushes and a Jessup brush thrown in the mix

Am I happy I spent some of my tax money towards this brush set? 100%.

Overall, the point of this blog post is not to try force you to do or buy anything but provide some helpful info. No, we don’t all need to go out and buy $100 makeup brush sets to get great looking makeup and yes the cheaper brands will work as well in creating makeup looks more easily and effortlessly.

So from someone who’s tried cheap, to mid to high end makeup brushes, I hope this helps you should you want to buy any makeup brush sets in future.

As always, love yourself, love your health!

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