6 Makeup Brush Sets That Are Perfect for BeginnersAugust 24, 2018
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.
Peep our picks:
If you’re looking for brushes that are affordable, easy to travel with and perform just as well as high end beauty buys, then you need to add this brush kit to your stash. These vegan brushes are formulated with synthetic hair and can be used with wet or dry products. They even come with a brush roll — which is perfect for travel.
Known for their cult-fave palettes and high-performing yet affordable brushes, the Morphe Eye Slay brushes are a no-brainer addition to your stash. It has all of the basics for eyeshadow beginners and applies makeup evenly. Pair this with one of their buzzy palettes and become and eyeshadow pro in no time.
If you have to have a sponge and brush when applying your makeup, give this set a try. We recommend this for anyone who wants to upgrade their complexion brushes or achieve that flawless, selfie-ready effect. At $20 a set, it’s a drugstore steal and will last you through every makeup emergency.
If you’re willing to spend a little more of your hard earned coin — $225 to be exact — you should invest in a set like the Sephora Vault PRO. The set has 12 must-have brushes that are the foundation of every makeup look, and a few that are perfect for mastering more complex techniques (think draping or strobing). The packaging also doubles as a reusable brush holder so you can display them front and center on your vanity.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve seen these instagrammable brushes all over social media. All of their products are inspired by fandoms and mythical creatures you know and love — including their brushes. We’re obsessed with the Roses Are Black brush set — a four brush set with metal, rose shaped handles that feel gothic and luxe. These brushes are designed to work best with powder products but can be used with cream and liquid products too.