Makeup brushes are an essential part of any beauty junkie’s kit — just ask the person in your life who does makeup best. While you can get away with using a beauty sponge or your hands for your base, it’s virtually impossible to create a perfectly blended smoky eye with your finger or get a popping highlight using just your hands. And while you don’t need every type of makeup brush under the sun, you have to have the basics (at least) to get the job done. Enter the makeup brush set. Buying individual brushes can be pretty intimidating, especially when you don’t know where to start. Sets make everything easy and help even the most inexperienced beauty lover figure out where to start. We’ve rounded up our favorite brush sets ahead, including a high-performing kit that was practically made for the ‘gram.
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