Hey, beauties. So if you didn’t know by now, let me tell you that I like to be on a budget haha. I don’t like to spend lavishly unless I need it because, like most people in the world I can’t spend lavishly. Let’s just keep it 100! I won’t front on you guys, though. Yes, I do enjoy an occasional $20 lipstick. Once in a while, I will splurge on a high-end foundation or bronzer or primer or whatever it is I badly want. But, you will NEVER see me drop $100+ in a day on Sephora haha. Anyway, I think it’s time that we shed a little light on tools that work great and are AFFORDABLE! Not everyone can buy a $17 blending brush nor wants to! I have plenty of makeup brushes. I have a few from e.l.f, Real Techniques, Eco Tools, Morphe, BH Cosmetics, and Sedona Lace. However, I’m going to focus on the ones I think that give you more bang for your buck.
My all time favorite cosmetic line for brushes would absolutely have to be… Morphe! I won’t lie about the fact that some of their brushes can slip into “pricey” territory, but you can find sooooooo many brushes under $10 on their website. The quality is phenomenal! My collection will soon be taken over by Morphe brushes, for sure.
BH Cosmetics is another cosmetic line that’s super affordable with good quality. Most of my brushes are from BH because their brush sets are so affordable. I highly recommend the Sculpt and Blend Brush Set to anyone! Some of their brushes have broken down on, but that’s most likely from getting water in the ferrule. However, I figure if only 2 out of the 45 brushes I have from them have broken, that isn’t bad at all.
Real Techniques can be a smidge on the pricey side, but I would still recommend them since most of their tools fall in the $10 and under category. I am absolutely in love with their expert face brush! Their setting brush is pretty damn good as well. You can find them in SOME drugstores. It all depends.
Eco Tools is a drugstore brand and has basically the same price point as Real Techniques. What I love about this brand is that the bristles on every brush are just SUPER SOFT, especially when it’s a fresh, new brush. It’s literally like rubbing a cloud on my face. Although, I obviously don’t know what the hell that feels like! But, that’s what I would imagine it feels like hahaha 🙂
Some other options that are good but aren’t my top faves would be from e.l.f. and coastal scents. They get the job done, but I’m not amazed by them. I did really, really love e.l.f’s flat top powder brush, but it broke on me a year ago and I never bothered buying a new one.
I hope this helps!