Jump to content
beaglette

Best makeup brushes?

Recommended Posts

What is everyone's favorite makeup brushes that are reasonably priced? Has anyone found any that are comparable to MAC? If so, which ones (#'s and brands?) Also, are there various brands that you use different brushes from?

 

I have several brushes-- Revlon Professional (found these at Sally's), Philosophy, Body Shop and EDM sent me some free brushes with my order. I also have some cheap ELF brushes and brushes I got from bath and Body Works years ago.

 

Any suggestions would be mucho appreciated!

 

Warmly,

 

Brandi

aka beaglette

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try your local craft stores like Michael's. Many people have been raving about the Loew Cornell Maxinne's Mop (white bristles) brushes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sonia Kashuk has a really nice eye blending brush, very light and fluffy feel. And Essence of Beauty has great brushes: foundation, blush, kabuki, etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted by beaglette View Post
What is everyone's favorite makeup brushes that are reasonably priced? Has anyone found any that are comparable to MAC? If so, which ones (#'s and brands?) Also, are there various brands that you use different brushes from?

 

I have several brushes-- Revlon Professional (found these at Sally's), Philosophy, Body Shop and EDM sent me some free brushes with my order. I also have some cheap ELF brushes and brushes I got from bath and Body Works years ago.

 

Any suggestions would be mucho appreciated!

 

Warmly,

 

Brandi

aka beaglette

The Body Shop are very good brushes because they're made of synthetic hairs that are extremely soft to the touch. Lumiere Minerals Cosmetics offers a large choice of brushes, in matter of shape and size, and are heavenly soft to the touche too :-))

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like the brushes at Poshbrushes.com. I just recently bought some and they are amazing! So soft and good like Mac brushes. Right now their offering 50% off their brushes if you use a code (I posted it under the coupons, etc forum). And they give free shipping if you spend more than $17 I believe. I bought 5 brushes for $20. Amazing and I got free shipping!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted by rizzie_x3 View Post
Try your local craft stores like Michael's. Many people have been raving about the Loew Cornell Maxinne's Mop (white bristles) brushes.

I've been hearing about these too...I really wanna try.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most of my brushes are from the body shop. They are so soft and I've washed them many times and they are still as great as when I bought them. I highly recommend them because they are just as good as any high end department store brushes, but much cheaper.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love synthetic brushes (for face, as they are super soft) and I use brushes I bought from Target for eyes. smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like Sonia Kashuk but find that the bristles stay on my face after using a few times. I like Bare Escentual's brushes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My first set of brushes were the Essene of Beauty brushes from CVS and they are wonderful for the price. Since then I've accumulated other brushes from all over; MAC, Smashbox, Sephora, Everyday Minerals and Mally. I have to say that my MAC brushes are outstanding and I can really see the difference they make with blending and color compared to my other brushes.

 

I don't need any new brushes at the moment, but I think eventually and over time, I'll end up replacing all of my brushes with MAC brushes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i have a set that i received in my school kit that i really like except the eyeshadow brushes. i have an es brush from sally's that im using until i find the perfect one (hee). i also have a chanel brush (#19) that i use for blending that i like. i want to try the ones from the craft store!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been wanting to try Smashbox's brushes..

But I think Sonia Kushuks (Spelling?) brushes are a cheaper, more affordable option..

Her brushes are available at Target!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use The Body Shop's brushes and they are pretty good synthetic ones out there, about the same quality as MAC.

QUO's brushes are not as good as The Body Shop, they are too hard for the cheek, but for the eyeshadow is allright.

I havn't tried any natural hir brushes though..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have some Essence of Beauty brushes and had no idea they were so highly rated! I am going to look for another set b/c it is time. I also want to ck out the ones from the Body Shop and the ones by Sonya sold @ Target.

Thanks Ladies!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

About the Sonia Kashuk; I have both the white handled and dark ergonomic. Do not get the white handled brushes. They=suck. I like my Face Secrets eyeshadow brushes from Sally Beauty. The face brushes aren't bad, but I don't feel strongly about them either. I have not tried MAC face brushes, but I was not impressed with the eyeshadow brushes. AT ALL. I have some of the Image Essentials brushes from Kmart and really like those. I did not like any of the ecotools brushes I have used. I was not happy with my badger brushes from Coastal Scents. I believe they are Crown brushes. I did get a huge badger brush from CS that is black handled that I love to death.

 

And I think that covers all of my brushes. I did try a Lowell-Cornell brush I didn't like, but it was one with black hair on it. The white haired artist brushes felt much softer. I am not yet decided on those.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • NARS Cosmetics Shop Cargo Cosmetics Today!


  • Recent images in this topic

  • Posts

    • There are a lot of homemade remedies for hair loss. What works for me might not work for you. I have tried onion juice on my scalp and it grew back my hair within 2 weeks. I was amazed and thankful at the same time. Here are some remedies that you can try: https://www.beautythatwalks.com/tips-solve-natural-hair-loss/
    • Hi! I am a beauty blogger at Beauty That Walks. I have tried several methods to get rid of facial hair but it keeps coming back. Especially thick ingrown hairs. I have been exfoliating, shaving and currently, I am using the Iluminage Precise Touch Permanent Hair Reduction to get rid of these unwanted hairs. Still waiting on the best results. What are some other methods that I can try that works for you?
    • I got my Glossybox today! The box and wrappings are lovely. I will enjoy the box for a long time.  I love the Skin Chemists London Rose Quartz lip plumper. It's pale pink and sheer and has peppermint oil. The Proenza Schouler EDP is lovely. Freeman Psssssst! Dry Shampoo. I'm not usually into dry shampoo, but it's a pretty bottle.  dr botanicals Pomegranate Superfood Brightening Eye Serum. A little mini Manna Kadar pot called "Posh" that is 3 in one contour, blush, and shadow. Hero Cosmetics Blemish Patches - little bandages that treat and hide blemishes.  Very nice things, good sizes, practical things I can really use. ♥️
    • I would like to buy my wife some new makeup as a gift but know nothing about it.  My wife is 38 and doesn't wear a lot of makeup (L.A Colors Traditional 12 color Eyeshadow Pallete, Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup Foundation - Natural Beige, and NYX Deep Tan Bronzer).  What would be some good upgrades to what she now wears?  Thanks in advance!
    • I will show you How To Do Eyebrow Makeup With Eyeshadow - Eyebrow Makeup Tutorial Supplies: Eyebrow Spoolie Brush
      Angled Eyebrow Brush
      MAC ‘Omega’ Eyeshadow
      Eyebrow gel save // splurge See More : Natural Smokey Eyeshadow Tutorial Instructions: Step 1 / Starting with clean brows, pick up product on the angled brush and sweep it in a straight line along the top of the brow until reaching the arch. Begin a little ways back from where the eyebrow begins since you don’t want the very front edge to be too dark.
      Step 2 / Now trace the bottom edge of the brow from the innermost edge and back towards the arch.
      Step 3 / Lightly pull the shadow down the tail towards the end, on top and bottom so they meet and the outer point.
      Step 4 / Use a spoolie brush to comb through the brows to help blend the eyeshadow and see if there are any long pieces that need to be trimmed.
      Step 5 / Carefully trim along the top of the brow if needed and use the brush to fill in any light/bald spots of the brow.
      Step 6 / Use a clear brow gel over the entire brow to set the powder. Full Tutorial Makeup For Eyes

About MakeupTalk®

© 2003-2018 MakeupTalk.com®, an active online community and message board geared towards members wanting to discuss everything to do with makeup, cosmetics, product reviews, monthly subscription boxes and general beauty related topics. Our community provides product reviews, makeup and general beauty tips. Our most popular topics are subscription boxes and their monthly spoilers. Join our community for free to take part in the conversations and share your own beauty tips and product reviews with others. We look forward to seeing you online here at Makeuptalk®!

MakeupTalk® Facebook

×