Any woman who loves beauty products and appreciates high end makeup and makeup accessories knows the importance of a set of good makeup brushes. While there are plenty of brushes on the market today, many of the most accessible brush sets contain poorly made brushes with bristles made out of weak synthetic materials.
These brushes stain, lose bristles and do not perform well for long term makeup application. At the same time, some sets of high quality brushes can cost over one hundred dollars, a sum that is not realistic for the average woman. Finding good makeup brushes that will stand up to daily use but are not terribly overpriced can be a real challenge.
One product line that makes an excellent set of brushes is that of former model and actress Lauren Hutton. Her six piece brush set retails for a reasonable $29, but has a value of $105. The brush set includes a spot concealer brush, a sheer concealer brush, a blush brush, a pooch and nose brush, an eyebrow brush and an eyeliner brush. A convenient and charming brush case is also included. The brushes made by Ms. Hutton's product line are color coded to match the makeup her line produces, a convenience which prevents brush misuse. This set is perfect for both novice and experienced makeup users and provides versatile and durable tools for makeup application.
Another brush set that holds up under long term use and ensures precise and attractive shadow application is the Shadow Brushes Essential 3 Piece Set by Too Faced, retailing for $39.00. This set comes in an adorable and conveniently stored tubular carrying case and features a brush for eyeliner and smudging, a brush for contouring lids and creating a smoky look and a brush for perfecting the crease and blending colors well. The Essential Set is made with Teddy Bear Hair, a specially made synthetic fiber which is extremely durable and easy to clean. This set is excellent for an eye makeup lover who is learning to perfect the many different looks made available to her by a set of good makeup brushes.
Finally, for those looking to get a bang for their buck, the e.l.f. collection has released an 11 piece brush collection which is both reasonably durable and reasonably priced. The kit retails for only $30.00 and contains an eyeshadow brush, a complexion brush, a small angled brush, a small smudge brush, a fan brush, a powder brush, an angled foundation brush, a concealer brush, a small precision brush, a blush brush and a contouring brush. This brush set comes in a convenient carrying case and is perfect for a beginning makeup enthusiast who wants to invest in a set of brushes that are durable without being overly fancy or pricey.