Makeup Brushes That Won’t Break the Bank

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Reader Question: “I need some new makeup brushes, specifically for blush and eyeshadow. I really would like to not break the bank, any suggestions?” — Morgan

Answer: Many beauty experts say that splurging on a higher-priced brush is more worthwhile than splurging on, say, a lipstick. And, they’re right. But, these days there are so many affordable brushes on the market that help you apply makeup easily and gorgeously while standing the test of time. So, if you don’t have the cash to splurge on any of your cosmetics or tools, you’re so not SOL.

Lately I’ve been hearing a ton of buzz from makeup artists (like Fiona Stiles who recently shared these handy makeup tips) about the EcoTools brushes. They are super affordable, totally accessible and are made of synthetic bristles and bamboo handles that are fused together with recycled aluminum. If you’re looking for a new eyeshadow brush, try EcoTools Bamboo Eye Shading Brush, $5.29. And, for blush, opt for the EcoTools Bamboo Blush Brush, $8.49.


My affordable brushes of choice are the Kashuk Tools by Sonia Kashuk, which are made of cruelty-free, 100 percent natural hair. They are super, super soft. Try the Kashuk Tools Blusher Brush, $17.99 and the Kashuk Tools Medium Fluffy Eye Shadow Brush, $11.99.


Hope you find these tools to be a sweeping success — sorry, couldn’t help myself.

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