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15 Of The Best Makeup Brushes And Sets You Can Get Online In 2018

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1. Ammiy Unicorn Brushes have nylon bristles and are twisted like magical horns. And of course, they'll apply your highlight so you can shine like a star.

Promising review: "I cannot wait to use these brushes! They are gorgeous! Absolutely stunning. I love unicorns and holographic things so these are perfect! The brush bristles are extremely soft! Hands down one of the softest I own. The handles are long, thin, and seem great for application. The case is holographic pink and of great quality." —Pb&nellyGet the 10-brush set from Amazon for $11.99.
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Promising review: "I cannot wait to use these brushes! They are gorgeous! Absolutely stunning. I love unicorns and holographic things so these are perfect! The brush bristles are extremely soft! Hands down one of the softest I own. The handles are long, thin, and seem great for application. The case is holographic pink and of great quality." —Pb&nelly

Get the 10-brush set from Amazon for $11.99.

2. Too Faced's Teddy Bear Hair Brush Set includes five adorable and essential brushes to easily create the makeup look you want. Plus they have long-lasting bristles that are super easy to clean and will minimize the spread of bacteria.

The set includes a powder brush, a contour brush, an all-over shadow brush, a liner brush, and a bag to hold them. Promising review: "This brush set is totally worth the investment. They're soft and fluffy, without any bristle shedding." —KitKat666Get the set of five from Sephora for $65.
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The set includes a powder brush, a contour brush, an all-over shadow brush, a liner brush, and a bag to hold them.

Promising review: "This brush set is totally worth the investment. They're soft and fluffy, without any bristle shedding." —KitKat666

Get the set of five from Sephora for $65.

3. A 15-piece set of Bestope Brushes includes *five* kabuki brushes, making blending your foundation, highlighter, and concealer effortless.

Includes an eyebrow and eyelash brush, angled detail brush, eyeliner brush, concealer brush, angled brush, flat angled brush, face flat brush, powder brush, tapered brush, round brush, blending brush, detail brush, angled eyeshadow brush, classic detail brush, precise brush, and an angled eyebrow and eyelash brush. Promising review: "Such a great value makeup brush set. They’re very soft and blend makeup really well. My favorite is the fan brush, I use it for powder highlighter and it gives me a natural glow because it doesn’t pack too much product. It also comes with a guide, which would be helpful for makeup beginners." —TwinkiesMomGet them from Amazon for $10.99 (available in three colors).
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Includes an eyebrow and eyelash brush, angled detail brush, eyeliner brush, concealer brush, angled brush, flat angled brush, face flat brush, powder brush, tapered brush, round brush, blending brush, detail brush, angled eyeshadow brush, classic detail brush, precise brush, and an angled eyebrow and eyelash brush.

Promising review: "Such a great value makeup brush set. They’re very soft and blend makeup really well. My favorite is the fan brush, I use it for powder highlighter and it gives me a natural glow because it doesn’t pack too much product. It also comes with a guide, which would be helpful for makeup beginners." —TwinkiesMom

Get them from Amazon for $10.99 (available in three colors).

4. NYX Makeup Pro Total Control Foundation Brush blends any foundation onto your gorgeous face effortlessly with its flexible and angled hairs to get into every crevice.

Promising review: "I love how soft the brush is, and the angle is great for applying my foundation." —SarahGet it from Ulta for $13.99 or Walmart for $13.97.
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Promising review: "I love how soft the brush is, and the angle is great for applying my foundation." —Sarah

Get it from Ulta for $13.99 or Walmart for $13.97.

5. Anjou Makeup Brushes are made of synthetic fibers that are velvety to the touch — you can feel your makeup looking fabulous already.

The set includes an eyebrow and eyelash brush, angled detail brush, eyeliner brush, concealer brush, angled brush, flat angled brush, face flat brush, powder brush, tapered brush, round brush, blending brush, detail brush, angled eyeshadow brush, classic detail brush, precise brush, and an angled eyebrow and eyelash brush. Promising review: "The brushes themselves are actually really soft and thick. The eyeshadow brushes really help with blending out eyeshadow perfectly, and the larger brushes are great for blush and highlighter application." —TresselGet the 16-brush set from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in three colors).
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The set includes an eyebrow and eyelash brush, angled detail brush, eyeliner brush, concealer brush, angled brush, flat angled brush, face flat brush, powder brush, tapered brush, round brush, blending brush, detail brush, angled eyeshadow brush, classic detail brush, precise brush, and an angled eyebrow and eyelash brush.

Promising review: "The brushes themselves are actually really soft and thick. The eyeshadow brushes really help with blending out eyeshadow perfectly, and the larger brushes are great for blush and highlighter application." —Tressel

Get the 16-brush set from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in three colors).

6. Sephora Collection Complexion Perfect Brush Set include four synthetic fiber brushes to provide excellent coverage for your foundation and concealer.

You'll get a pointed foundation brush, a ridged foundation brush, concealer brush, and a blemish concealer brush.  Promising review: "I use these brushes to apply my foundation and concealer. The application is great, and brushes do not shed after wash. Definitely worth this price." —jrodriguez94Get them from Sephora for $25 (originally $45).
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You'll get a pointed foundation brush, a ridged foundation brush, concealer brush, and a blemish concealer brush.

Promising review: "I use these brushes to apply my foundation and concealer. The application is great, and brushes do not shed after wash. Definitely worth this price." —jrodriguez94

Get them from Sephora for $25 (originally $45).

7. Tarte The Buffer Bamboo Foundation Brush flawlessly blends and blends all of your foundation so it'll look super airbrushed. It'll make you say "foundation streaks, who?"

Promising review: "I've had this brush for several years after it came with a foundation purchase. I have many others but always go back to this one. It's perfect for everything and the bristles are packed tightly enough together that you can get good coverage with it. It washes easily and the handle is the perfect size." —Marian W Get it from Tarte for $34 or Ulta for $34.
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Promising review: "I've had this brush for several years after it came with a foundation purchase. I have many others but always go back to this one. It's perfect for everything and the bristles are packed tightly enough together that you can get good coverage with it. It washes easily and the handle is the perfect size." —Marian W

Get it from Tarte for $34 or Ulta for $34.

8. Lades Brushes have nylon hairs that'll softly help you achieve the dramatic contour that's just perfect for a night out on the town.

Includes a flat oblique brush, small fan-shaped brush, curved eyeshadow brush, oval eyeshadow brush, long eyeshadow brush, angled brush, foundation brush, medium powder brush, and a large powder brush. Promising review: "I really love these brushes. I've used them a few times and I haven't noticed any shedding of the brushes. They are pretty soft and pick up the makeup really well. I would recommend these brushes to anyone looking for an affordable set. Plus having the container to keep them in is really awesome. I feel like these will hold up really well over time." —Amber GGet the 12-brush collection from Amazon for $7.99 (avaialble in four colors).
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Includes a flat oblique brush, small fan-shaped brush, curved eyeshadow brush, oval eyeshadow brush, long eyeshadow brush, angled brush, foundation brush, medium powder brush, and a large powder brush.

Promising review: "I really love these brushes. I've used them a few times and I haven't noticed any shedding of the brushes. They are pretty soft and pick up the makeup really well. I would recommend these brushes to anyone looking for an affordable set. Plus having the container to keep them in is really awesome. I feel like these will hold up really well over time." —Amber G

Get the 12-brush collection from Amazon for $7.99 (avaialble in four colors).

9. Sephora Collection Glitter O' Clock Brush Set are a fashionable bunch of brushes that'll softly and accurately apply foundation, concealer, and eyeshadow as you choose.

Includes an angled blush brush, a foundation brush, a precision powder brush, a shadow brush, a smudge brush, a crease brush, and an acrylic clutch. Promising review: "I don't write reviews usually, but his set is amazing!! The bristles don't fall out, the handles have a good weight to them and the brushes pick up product well. So glad I bought this!" —putanewfaceonGet it from Sephora for $49 (originally $78).
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Includes an angled blush brush, a foundation brush, a precision powder brush, a shadow brush, a smudge brush, a crease brush, and an acrylic clutch.

Promising review: "I don't write reviews usually, but his set is amazing!! The bristles don't fall out, the handles have a good weight to them and the brushes pick up product well. So glad I bought this!" —putanewfaceon

Get it from Sephora for $49 (originally $78).

10. Qivange Eye Brush Set takes your shadow game to the next fucking level with a variety of different brushes that'll craft the cut crease of your YouTube tutorial dreams.

Includes blending brushes, a bent eyeliner brush, and concealer brushes! Promising review: "Awesome brush set. The ones with the lighter bristles are very soft and comfortable, great for big swoops of color and the ones with the darker bristles are a little firmer, which work perfectly for tight lining and places where you need a little more precision. I've been using several of them for over a month now and they're all holding up very well." —12JoyGet the set of 12 from Amazon for $8.99.
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Includes blending brushes, a bent eyeliner brush, and concealer brushes!

Promising review: "Awesome brush set. The ones with the lighter bristles are very soft and comfortable, great for big swoops of color and the ones with the darker bristles are a little firmer, which work perfectly for tight lining and places where you need a little more precision. I've been using several of them for over a month now and they're all holding up very well." —12Joy

Get the set of 12 from Amazon for $8.99.

11. Real Techniques Blend And Blur Brush has firm, broad bristles to evenly apply a base that'll definitely be Instagram-worthy.

Promising review: "Love this brush. It is perfect to put my powder foundation on my oily skin. It is also good to use for blush even though that's not what it is usually used for. The angle and density of the bristles are perfect!" —Cheermom102Get it from Ulta for $7.69.
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Promising review: "Love this brush. It is perfect to put my powder foundation on my oily skin. It is also good to use for blush even though that's not what it is usually used for. The angle and density of the bristles are perfect!" —Cheermom102

Get it from Ulta for $7.69.

12. Qivange Brushes have dense (vegan!) hairs that'll pack tons of product onto your face for a dramatic finish to your amazing look.

Includes a powder brush, blush brush, liquid foundation brush, flat angled brush, flat contour brush, bronzer brush, eyeshadow brush, lip brush, larger and smaller round shadow brush, tapered blending brush, concealer brush, eyebrow brush, eyelash brush, and eyeliner brush. Promising review: "I just received my brushes today and am very satisfied with the timely delivery, the quality, and the packaging! Each brush is individually packaged, which helps them keep their shape! As a makeup artist, quality is important to me and for the price, they're definitely worth it! For those not familiar with how to use the brushes, they include a pamphlet that explains how to use each brush. Finally, all the brushes come in a white makeup bag! Awesome little bonus!" —petitesPGet the set of 15 from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three colors).
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Includes a powder brush, blush brush, liquid foundation brush, flat angled brush, flat contour brush, bronzer brush, eyeshadow brush, lip brush, larger and smaller round shadow brush, tapered blending brush, concealer brush, eyebrow brush, eyelash brush, and eyeliner brush.

Promising review: "I just received my brushes today and am very satisfied with the timely delivery, the quality, and the packaging! Each brush is individually packaged, which helps them keep their shape! As a makeup artist, quality is important to me and for the price, they're definitely worth it! For those not familiar with how to use the brushes, they include a pamphlet that explains how to use each brush. Finally, all the brushes come in a white makeup bag! Awesome little bonus!" —petitesP

Get the set of 15 from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three colors).

13. Love Beauty Flawless Blush Brush can put super pigmented powder blush to the apples of your cheeks without irritating your sensitive skin thanks to its super-soft synthetic hairs.

Promising review: "It's lightweight and so easy to use in order to apply makeup, concealer, or highlighter in hard to reach areas. I like the softness, too!" —PrugirlGet it from Ulta for $28.
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Promising review: "It's lightweight and so easy to use in order to apply makeup, concealer, or highlighter in hard to reach areas. I like the softness, too!" —Prugirl

Get it from Ulta for $28.

14. Tarte Pretty Things Fairy Brushes are absolutely cruelty-free and feature synthetic bristles to evenly apply all of your foundation and highlighter, because makeup is magic, y'all.

Includes an eyeshadow brush, a high beam highlighter brush, a chiseled cheek brush, a domed powder brush, and a diffuse highlighter brush.

Promising review: "THESE BRUSHES ARE EVERYTHING! I love them so much; they do such a go job of applying and blending my makeup. And not to mention but they look adorable!" —Taylorag22

Get the five-brush set from Sephora for $29 (originally $49) or Tarte for $29 (originally $42).

15. Morphe Flat Definer Brush has firm AF bristles to apply your eyebrow pomade, because your brows are always on fleek so why stop now?

Promising review: "I use the brush for my eyebrows and it does a great job! the brush doesn't feel like it's going to fall off of the handle and it's easy to clean. I really like it!" —KatelynGet it from Ulta for $4.
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Promising review: "I use the brush for my eyebrows and it does a great job! the brush doesn't feel like it's going to fall off of the handle and it's easy to clean. I really like it!" —Katelyn

Get it from Ulta for $4.

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