The Best Cruelty-Free Make Up Brushes For Every Budget

When making the switch to cruelty-free beauty products many people think that finding good quality brushes is difficult, but this isn't true. These are the four best cruelty-free makeup brush brands for every budget.



Ecotools is by far the best budget-friendly cruelty-free brand for makeup brushes.

Not only are all of their products cruelty-free but they're also vegan and made from recycled materials.

The handles on their brushes are made from bamboo which according to their website is "one of the fastest-growing plants on the planet" making them a very environmentally conscious brand.

Their 'Start The Day Beautifully Kit' retails for just €12.97 and comes with five brushes perfect for creating a simple everyday look and a handy little storage tray.


Real Techniques

Real techniques is another great affordable option, although it is slightly more expensive than Ecotools.

They have a wide range of brushes, sponges and brush cleaning tools available and have won eight awards for their products since the 2011 launch.

Their 'Everyday Essentials Set' which retails for €22.99 comes with four brushes and miracle complexion sponge which is great for applying liquid foundation.


The brushes are very durable and long-lasting as I've been using them for a while and even after years of use they are still in perfect condition.


Blank Canvas Cosmetics

Blank canvas cosmetics is an amazing Irish brand that sells quality vegan and cruelty-free makeup and brushes.

The brand was founded in 2011 and since then has gone on to win four awards for their products and comes highly recommended by makeup artists such as Sinead Cady.

Their '12 Piece Rose Gold Black Dimension Series Set' retails for €80.00 and is perfect for beginners or if you're just looking for a nice new set of brushes.


Zoeva is by far home to the best and most luxurious cruelty-free makeup brushes out there.

Although they are on the pricey side, their brushes are incredibly soft and excellent quality.

All of their brush sets come in a gorgeous high-quality reusable zip-up pouch which is perfect for keeping your brushes in when travelling and could also be used for other purposes.


Their 'Classic Brush set' retails for €70.00 and comes with eight brushes and the zip-up pouch.  This set isn't vegan-friendly however they do sell vegan brushes also.

So there you have it, four great cruelty-free makeup brush options to suit everyone. If you've used any of these brands let us know what you think of them.

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