Cheap and cheerful makeup brushes that aren't total cr*p aren't always easy to find. But we've done the tests and these are great bargain buys.
Makeup brushes come in all shapes and sizes. Not only that, they can vary wildly in price too. But do you have to go for expensive ones to find good quality? Not necessarily. There are some great brushes out there that are in the cheap, affordable and luxe brackets. Today though, it's all about the money savers. So without further ado, here are some of our tried and tested favourite makeup brushes that are cheap and cheerful, and most definitely
So without further ado, here are some of our tried and tested favourite makeup brushes that are cheap and cheerful, and most definitely not crap.
Wet n Wild Brushes
After a little revamp, Wet n Wild launched their new makeup brushes last year. As you'd expect, they're incredibly affordable retailing between €2 - €4. At the moment, there are four to choose from, but each is multi-functional as the synthetic fibres can be used to apply liquid, gels and creams easily.
Made from natural and recycled parts, Eco Tools brushes are a brilliant budget option. They're well made and the synthetic bristles are very soft and feel lovely against eyes, lips and face. Individually, they retail from €9.99 for smaller detail brushes to €17.99 for larger ones. Alternatively, you can pick up a six-piece set for €19.99 (that one is great for beginners).
If you're familiar with any of the ELF products you'll know that the brand is a gold mine for dupes. And that goes for their brushes too. The contouring brush and kabuki both retail at €11.55 (via Sam McCauleys Chemist) and are dead ringers in quality for MAC brushes.
Other options for affordable, quality brushes include Real Techniques and of my personal favourite, art shop brushes (check out these amazing eyeliner brushes that are just €5.50).