Marisa Petrarca Jul 5, 2018

Luxe makeup brush sets that cost a quarter of our paycheck are cool and all, but finding an affordable set that does the job just as well is even more rewarding. We’ve done the research for you and found six of the best $20 (and under!) drugstore makeup brush sets. Ahead, discover the perfect one for you.

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To perfect your complexion on the cheap...

Real Techniques Flawless Base Brush Set, $8.99

New to the world of makeup brushes? Real Techniques has plenty of affordable options for you, like this collection featuring the main brushes you need in your collection. Included in the set is a square foundation brush for liquid foundation, a buffing brush for loose or powder foundation, a detailer brush to conceal hard-to-reach areas, a contour brush to for highlighter or contour product and a storage cup.

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A set containing everything you need...

Miss A 10-Piece Sculpting Brush Set, $10

If you’re trying to save money and have it all at the same time (same), Miss A is a great brand to keep on your radar. Outside of the brand’s $1 makeup, they also have makeup brush sets like this 10-piece one. The vegan, kabuki-style brushes look luxe, but they’re just $1 per brush! You’ll also get a white brush roll for free to store your new brushes. Is this or is this not a steal?

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For a fun pop of color...

Urban Beauty United 5 Piece Brush Kit, $16.99

You can recognize Urban Beauty United from the brand’s bold, hot pink makeup brushes. This kit is sold at Target and includes the brand’s “famous five” brushes, specifically a powder brush, foundation brush, concealer brush, angled eyeliner brush and tapered eyeshadow blending brush.

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For the eyeshadow obsessed…

Morphe Eye Slay Brush Collection, $18

In the case that you aren’t even searching for complexion-perfecting brushes, check out this set of eye makeup brushes to create versatile eye looks. You’ll get six different brushes ranging from a bent eyeliner brush to a crease fluff brush. The collection also includes a matching case to store your blushes safely, especially when you’re on the go.

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The brush kit that does it all...

e.l.f. Complete Studio Brush Kit, $20

Love hoarding face and eyeshadow brushes and need even more? This eight-piece collection includes cruelty-free, synthetic professional-grade makeup brushes for your eyes, lips and face.

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An affordable set that looks luxe...

Sonia Kashuk Limited Edition Lace Makeup Brush Set, $20

We can always count on Sonia Kashuk to bring us makeup brushes that look trendy on our vanity — this set of six lace makeup brushes included. It includes three face brushes and three eye brushes to create an array of looks to take on the day. If you want these, you’d better hurry because they’re limited edition.

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About the Author:Marisa is an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com where she's responsible for creating content that inspires, informs and influences readers. She's obsessed with trying new beauty products, hoards a crazy amount of lipstick and her second love (besides makeup) is food. Her work has also appeared in Domino Magazine, StyleCaster, Guest of a Guest and Jeannine Morris Media.

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