Makeup Brushes


Do you think it is just worth it to get an expensive make up brush? I rarely wash my brushes, that's why I like to buy inexpensive ones that I can just replace, but most of the cheap ones are just that--cheap. Right now I am looking for a large powder brush that doesn't "shed" its bristles everywhere like the cheap one I have currently, what are your recommendations (cheap or expensive)?
Mar 26, 2013 @ 03:03 pm

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Eco Tools

I've been buying only Eco Tools brushes and I've been very happy with them. They're pretty inexpensive, usually around $10 or less each. I LOVE the blending and the blush brush. I think it's important to buy good quality brushes, but I don't think it's necessary that they are expensive. Also, try looking in art stores for paint brushes. They're less expensive and usually pretty great quality.

Keep in mind: I think it's also important in your search, to look for useful brushes that have specific qualities like a tapered blush brush for instance!
Mar 26, 2013 @ 03:43 pm

@ Alex JC

I agree with AlexJC on this one. I have heard some amazing reviews on Eco Tools brushes, and have personally used a couple of them - and loved them. Inexpensive, good quality.
Mar 27, 2013 @ 12:07 pm


It depends on how often you use them, I suppose.

I only ever really use 4 brushes... face: powder brush, blush brush, eyes: smudge brush and blending/crease brush.

So for me it was worth it to spend a little more and get good quality brushes, because I only use a select few. All mine are Jane Iredale ones (The Handi is my's tiny, great for mineral makeup pressed powder, bronzer, and blush's awesome haha) and i've had them for about 4 years and they're still in great condition (I give them a bath about once a month).

I used to buy cheap ones, but they never worked well and would shed and made my makeup look pretty bad...either they wouldn't work or i'd just be wasting product, so I decided to shell out some dollars for good quality. And they've definitely gotten their use worth!
Mar 27, 2013 @ 05:07 pm

Eco Tools

I'd second on the eco-tools suggestions. This is my main brush set and I have purchased a big blush brush from them. It's perfect, I've been using it for a year and a half. It's still intact, doesn't shed, and has a sturdy handle.

Mar 29, 2013 @ 02:20 pm

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