- Posted by Rachelle Spier
- On January 24, 2017
- 0 Comments
One of my most frequent questions from my clientele is about affordable makeup brushes. “What brands are good quality for an affordable price and where can I buy them?”
Well, there are four main companies that I tend to recommend. Ill start off with my very favorite.
Morphe makes great quality brushes and are probably my favorite brand of “affordable” brushes at a high quality. You can buy them in sets or individuality which is something I appreciate. Sometimes you just want a specific brush but don’t want the other 4 that come in the pack.
The only problem I see with Morphe is that they’re sold mostly online, with an exception of a few boutique specialty type stores (which are few and far between). The closest to me in Pinky Rose in downtown Sacramento which is about an hour and a half away.
The brushes themselves are great though. My personal favorite have been from the gunmetal collection, although I have yet to be dissatisfied from any that I’ve purchased.
Real Techniques are great quality and much easier to track down. They’re sold at ULTA, Target, Walmart, Walgreens and even Kohl’s. They normally come in a pack, which is my only complaint. I love a good set, I just wish there were more options for buying them individually as well.
One of the things I love and appreciate about this brand is that two sisters created it. They grew up very involved in the beauty industry, and are makeup artists themselves. They understand what the consumer needs because they work in the industry. They also started doing YouTube in 2008 and when their followers asked for new tools, they listened and created them. How amazing is that?!
The brushes themselves are such a high quality for their price range. They have a large selection of sizes, colors and types. They even make a great dupe for the beauty blender. In fact, I prefer the Real Techniques sponge over my beauty blender and its 1/3 of the price.
ROYAL & LANGNICKEL: Moda Line
Royal & Langnickel is a 60 year old professional makeup and art brush company that recently launched a new line, which they call MODA. This line of brushes can be found in your local Walmart or online and are quickly becoming some of my favorites in my kit.
The individual brushes are all under $10 and come in all sorts of bright colors. You can purchase them in duo’s, sets or individually. They also recently came out with a pack on makeup sponges, and a dupe of the Artis oval brushes (that look kind of like a toothbrush). I have yet to try either of these sets but I am eager to get my hands on them and put them to the test.
Most people have heard of ELF Cosmetics as it is a popular affordable makeup company sold in Walmart, Target, Walgreens and CVS stores. They are very cheap, so some of their products are great and others I don’t recommend. Same thing goes with their bushes, but I have found some hidden gems in their line.
My favorites are their ‘ultimate blending brush’, which is $6 and a densely packed oval brush which is great for liquid foundation. Their ‘powder brush’ is a flat top kabuki that is perfect for the pressed powder girls. My favorite of all though is the ‘beautifully bare blending brush’ which I use daily for bronzer or contour. As for eyes I like the ‘eye shadow c brush’ which is dome shaped and great for on the lid shadows.
I hope that helped some of you looking into getting some new brushes or tools for your makeup application! Let me know if you guys have any questions, I would be happy to answer them!
Until next time,