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Choosing the Right Makeup Brushes for You

by Ané Auret 2 min read

Choosing the Right Makeup Brushes for You

We’ve covered and discussed the importance of good makeup brushes, now it’s important to talk about buying these brushes. How do you know a brush is right for you? How do you know you’re buying the right brushes? How do you know which ones to buy? These questions and more will be answered in this article, just read on to find out.

Makeup has been widely compared to art and painting, and this comparison is not really farfetched. Just like the right brushes have the ability to make or mar a painting, the right makeup brushes can make or mar your final makeup look. Some people like to buy drugstore makeup, while others decide to splash cash and buy high-end name brand makeup. Whichever category you fall in, your makeup will still look bland and tacky if you use brushes of low quality.


Tips on Choosing Brushes

You might want to look out for cruelty-free brands: If you’re vegan or you just frown on animal cruelty and the use of animals in makeup and makeup research then you might want to dig deep into your brush purchase to make sure the one you’re buying is made of synthetic and not natural (animal) hair. Even though natural hair brushes have the softest and best feel, there are some synthetic brushes that feel very soft and are good on your skin.

Do the quick test: This is better done when you’re shopping for brushes in person and not online. All you have to do is take the brush and well, brush it against your skin. If it is soft and fluffy, add it to your shopping basket. If it is scratchy and rough, just put it back. If the fibers fall out when you run your hands through it, that’s a red flag.

Shop within your budget: You should always shop for brushes within your budget, but this does not mean you should shop for cheap low-quality brushes. There are low-end name brands that still deliver quality for a lower price.

It is okay to mix and match: While some makeup brush sets contain most brushes that are good for most areas, one or two of them might be subpar. For example, of you have a makeup set with twelve brushes, it might have a great powder brush and an amazing foundation brush, but the eyeshadow brushes might not be good enough. For this reason, it is best to shop individually for brushes. You might buy some out of a set, and other singles. Having all your brushes work for you is better than having brushes that ruin your makeup in the name of getting a set.


Shopping for brushes and makeup in general is a fun and enjoyable experience. Armed with the right tools like the tips above, you know what to look out for when choosing your brushes.

Happy shopping!


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