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22 Of The Best Makeup Brushes You Can Get On Amazon

A range of dope-ass brushes that you'll want in your arsenal. The products in this post were updated in March 2018.

1. Nylon powder brushes that'll make your blush pop *and* looking amazing in your hand.

Includes powder, blush, foundation, bronzer, eye shadow, concealer, and contour brushes.

Promising Review: "The brushes are very soft, durable, and easy to hold, despite the gemstone-like handle. Makeup goes on very smooth and due to the smooth nature, it's easy to build up your makeup. I have sensitive skin, and the bristles didn't irritate my skin. They are simply gorgeous and are easy to clean, as well!" –Krissy!

Price: $12.88

2. Cruelty-free synthetic brushes perfect for your caring heart. Even animal rights activists deserve to look amazing.

Includes powder, blush, foundation, bronzer, eye shadow, concealer, and contour brushes.

Promising Review: "Wow! I have never purchased nice brushes before because I pretty much assumed I was fine without them, but these brushes are AMAZING. They are so soft, but stiff enough to apply makeup beautifully. Speaking of beautiful, not only was the travel case gorgeous, but the brushes were, too! Being a vegan, it makes me feel so great to know I can trust Shany to supply me with high quality, affordable, AND PETA-approved cruelty-free products." –earl-lover

Price: $14.67


3. A super soft set of face and eye brushes with the most amazing case to keep them in once you've finished applying your makeup.,

Includes powder, blush, foundation, blending, flat complexion, eyeshadow blending, angled eyeshadow, brow, lip, and spooley brushes.

Promising Review: "I love these. The case is cute and functional, and the brushes are high quality and dense. The quality of the brushes is comparable to Sigma brushes for a quarter of the price. My favorite is the pink powder brush. This brush is practically identical to the Too Faced Teddy Bear Hair brush, which is amazing for a full coverage powder foundation look. I also love the blue crease brush, it's the perfect size." –callie

Price: $15.99

4. Kabuki brushes that you KNOW will blend your foundation, blush, and highlighter in just the way you want it.

Includes flat, round, angled, and tapered brushes.

Promising Review: "Soft, easy to clean, and versatile. They work best with liquids and creams, but also work nicely with powder and a semi-damp brush. They are comparable to Sigma brushes in quality, but definitely more affordable." –Regina

Price: $34.95.

5. A ton of eyeshadow brushes to get that perfect cut crease on your eyelids.

Includes five face brushes, 13 eye brushes, one eyebrow brush, one lip brush, and one sponge.

Promising Review: "I ordered these beautiful brushes because I loved how they looked, and how sturdy and durable I believed they’d be. After using a few of them for my daily, on-the-go looks, I was COMPLETELY IN LOVE! I love the way they feel, the grip of them, and that they are so pretty. I liked how the bristles didn’t shed. They stayed in place and did their job well. The set came with a brush cleaner – I think that is GENIUS because so many of us forget that brushes NEED to be cleaned. My favorite brush in the set is the majestic highlighter brush and smaller crease blending brushes – they are so soft and smooth, and I just LOVE the feel of them. This set was everything I could ever ask for in a brush set. It's durable, great quality, and simply beautiful to the look, touch, and feel." –Amazon Customer

Price: $49.97

6. Golden fishtail foundation brushes to fabulously apply liquid, powder, AND cream makeup because they're beautiful and versatile, like you!,

Includes four brushes with different brush head shapes.

Promising Review: "These are actually pretty amazing. I use them for blush and bronzer. The brush hairs are actually really soft – they're not overly firm or inflexible. They're soft like makeup brushes should be. If you ran your thumb across, it feels really smooth, and the fibers move naturally below your touch." –Stevie

Price: $6.79+


7. A magical rainbow brush set. It's silky smooth to the touch, which is great for all the beautiful babes with sensitive skin.

Includes powder, foundation, concealer, eyebrow, highlighter, eyeshadow, and blending brushes.

Promising Review: "I am a makeup and makeup brush junkie, so naturally I had to have these pretty brushes if only for decoration in my bathroom. But after reading the reviews, I thought, 'Hey! They sound functional, too!' And boy, was I right! Not only are they gorgeous, but these are by far the best brushes I own! I absolutely love them! I have never had a single brush that picks up and disperses product like these. Not only are they amazing, but they are ultra soft, and did I mention beautiful?" –Liamidas

Price: $22.99

8. Silky foundation brushes for evenly applying bronzer to the hollows of your cheeks for that golden summer look.

Includes round head foundation, flat bevel foundation, bevel foundation, flat foundation, conical foundation, round head eyeliner, bevel eyeliner, conical eyeliner, flat bevel eyeliner, and flat eyeliner brushes, and a powder puff.

Promising Review: "I have been doing make up for more than 25 years now, and know you don't always have to purchase the most expensive brushes to achieve the same results. You just have to take some time and do your research. Boy am I glad I did with these beautiful brushes. They are nice and dense so it makes it perfect for blending, highlighting, and contouring. They clean excellently while maintaining their density, and no bristles fall out." –Katerina Ledoux

Price: $15.95

9. Unicorn powder brushes— definitely great for putting on lightweight, crumbly mineral foundations.

Includes small flat oblique, small fan-shaped, curved eye shadow, oval eye shadow, long eye shadow, angled, foundation, medium powder, and large powder brushes.

Promising Review: "GORGEOUS brushes. Like, so pretty! The photos just don't do these brushes justice. Aside from their aesthetic beauty, they're actually really quality brushes for the price! I've owned several cheaper and more expensive makeup brush sets in the past, and these rank among some of my favorites. The brushes are a little big, but are super soft and make blending out various pigments a dream. As a bonus, you receive one of these super trendy silicone sponges, and a brush egg for cleaning your brushes. I've been wanting to try out these silicone sponges for a while now, so it was a great addition. I really enjoyed applying and blending out my foundation, concealer, highlighter, and concealer with it. I haven't gotten a chance to check out the brush egg too much just yet, but it was great for removing excess eye shadow, and I hear it works as a washboard for your brushes while cleaning them." –L. Seiber

Price: $10.99

10. Some non-porous eye brushes that are a perfect dupe for expensive-ass Sigma brushes! You can wash these repeatedly and they won't fray or loose their shape!

Includes eyeshadow, eyeliner, blending, shader, detailer and pencil brushes.

Promising Review: "I bought these as a present to myself and absolutely love them! They are very similar to my Sigma brushes, but inexpensive. I used these for almost a month straight and they worked perfectly. I did some traveling and didn't want to worry about ruining my expensive ones, so I just brought these. They were surprisingly good, and even now I reach for them over my Sigma brushes. I have washed them a couple of times now and they are still amazing. They are really soft and don't irritate my eyes!" –Kaci Hill

Price: $14.95


11. Non-shedding synthetic brushes for when you're really getting into applying product on your face and leave a sad line that obviously wasn't necessary.

Includes eye shadow, foundation, eyeliner, mascara, lip, concealer, and eyebrow brushes.

Promising Review: "I pride myself on being a 'makeup addict.' With that being said, I'm always on the hunt for a good product. After seeing the variety of brushes, the case it came with, and the affordable price tag; I was quick to order. The brushes were pleasantly soft, packed pigment, and blended beautifully!" –Cheyenne A.

Price: $9.99

12. These dust-proof Shany brushes with a mix of traditional and kabuki brushes for everyone who likes a little variety in their blending styles.

Includes kabuki, face, eye, and foundation brushes.

Promising Review: "You really get your bang for your buck with these. They are very soft and hold powder well. The large angled foundation and powder brushes do a great job with powder and minerals without streaking. The eye shadow brushes are great for all eye shadow. The case is also great!" –apocalypse blonde

Price: $19.87

13. These devil red synthetic brushes to give you a precise application of product, which is obviously something that you'd want. Right?

Includes powder, stippler, foundation, contour, concealer, angled shader, crease, smudger, line, flat smudger, and angle brow brushes.

Promising Review: "My husband ordered this set for me! I was worried about ordering brushes that I've never used before but I am so glad I did! I love, love, love these brushes! They are soft, full, and make applying my make up very easy! Having the box in which they came in is so great because it keeps them accessible and tidy!" –JFONAV

Price: $59.99

14. An array of dense cosmetic brushes tested by actual makeup artists (they can also hold a ton of product)!

Includes eye shadow, foundation, eyeliner, mascara, lip, concealer, and eyebrow brushes.

Promising Review: "These brushes are as good as the expensive brushes I've bought at makeup counters at a fraction of the cost. I've used them for some time now, and they've held up well. I haven't had any hair loss from them, and they are super soft! I love that there is a large variety of sizes and shapes for every application need I might have." –R. Schuhmacher

Price: $7.99


15. A rose gold set with a ton of concealer brushes just in case you use different shades to achieve a banging baked contour that obviously just came out of the oven.,

Includes eyeshadow, blending, bent eyeliner, eyebrow, and concealer brushes.

Promising Review: "I have found that these brushes have completely replaced my old brushes. I reach for them every time I put on makeup. They are very easy to use. When I clean them there is no shedding at all. The handles are sturdy, and I don't think they will come apart easily. They blend my eyeshadow very well, which I have always had trouble with." –caitlin c

Price: $8.99

16. A seven-piece iridescent eye makeup set well equipped to handle your gel- or powder-based eyeshadow.

Includes a foundation, pencil, eyebrow, eyeliner, socket, precision, and blending brushes.

Promising Review: "Great quality! I am a professional makeup artist, but I purchased these as more of a prop for my daughter's summer camp. The brushes matched the theme, and I thought they would be cute to display in the makeup class I was teaching to the youth. I tried a couple before we left and ended up using them all week. I LOVE THESE BRUSHES! I own brushes from every price point and these rank right up there with my expensive, high-end brushes." –HBBrown

Price: $9.69

17. These rose-gold brushes made from durable and soft synthetic hair, so you can finally have something for everyday makeup application.

Includes a powder, blush, liquid foundation, flat angled, flat contour, bronzer, eyeshadow, lip, eye smudge, small shader, tapered blending, concealer, eyebrow, eyelash, and eyeliner brushes.

Promising Review: "Love these brushes. They are silky and soft, but without compromising precision. The angled ones apply powder with razor-sharp precision, and the eyeliner brush paints with a fine accurate line." –Ishariel

Price: $16.99

18. Compact Hello Kitty powder brushes that are great for traveling, because they can fit right in your bag!

Includes lip, face, shader, eyeshadow, foundation, angled eyeliner, and eye shade stick brushes.

Promising Review: "The brushes are tiny, but they get the job done exceptionally. I purchased solely because I love Hello Kitty." –Mel mel

Price: $9.99


19. Geometric, ombre brushes—they're marvelously beautiful, functional, and gentle on your face. What more could you ask for?

Includes a powder, blush, highlight, flat definer, eyeshadow, contour, concealer, angled eyebrow, eyeshadow, and eyeliner brushes.

Promising Review: "This makeup set is great! I’m really into makeup and buying new brushes is something I do pretty often. The brushes are beautiful, I love the colorful design. I’m used to the plain black or one-color brushes, so having these bright colors will make my makeup bag look so much better. The brushes themselves are soft and after using them a few times, I already can tell that they are long lasting and good quality brushes. Love them!" –Shopping Lover

Price: $11.99

Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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