I think I speak for everyone when I say that I want to get the absolute most I possibly can out of my makeup brushes—especially if said brushes are a bit on the pricey side. But something I've learned after being steeped in the beauty world for so long now is that you can find high-quality items like foundation, eye shadow, mascara, and brushes for an incredibly affordable price. And some of this makeup won't even clog your pores—a welcomed bonus for anyone with acne-prone skin.
Although you wouldn't normally expect a retailer like Amazon to be a treasure trove of goodies when it comes to makeup brushes, think again. I felt immediately overwhelmed by the number of lush brush sets (and single brushes, for that matter) that were both extremely cost-effective with equally as incredible reviews. They truly have something for everyone, and I've sifted through to find the best of the best. If you're in the market for a new set or just want a single brush or two to add to your collection, keep scrolling below for all the impressive finds.
This sleek, rose-gold set comes with 14 high-quality brushes. For $14, that's only a dollar a brush. Not to mention the incredible reviews. You really have nothing to lose with this bundle.
Sure, they might look exactly like art-store brushes, but that doesn't mean they aren't A+ quality. The 20-piece bundle even includes a mascara and lip brush.
This versatile set comes with every kind of makeup brush you'd ever possibly need, from a large fan brush to an angled eye shadow brush. The premium synthetic fibers in each allow for breezy application and are great for even the most sensitive skin.
Hear me out on this one. Zoeva brushes always come highly recommended by celebrity makeup artists for their next-level quality. Naturally, an entire set of these babies might be a bit of a splurge, but you're still getting some serious bang for your buck considering they deliver a flawless finish every single time.
Word on the street is that Bdellium brushes are professional makeup artists' best-kept secret. They're affordable but incredibly well-made, so do yourself a favor and snag this foundation brush because, well, why not?
I'm an EcoTools gal through and through. I always reach for the brand's foundation brush in the morning, so naturally, if an entire set of its brushes are up for grabs on Amazon, I'll be the first to add it to my cart. This kit includes all the daytime basics and clocks in at just $10.
Every brush in Ducare's set contains dense and firm yet soft vegan bristles. As a bonus, the 14-piece set also comes with a few extra beauty blenders and a makeup bag.
E.l.f. has always been known for its affordable, high-quality products, and this eye shadow brush is no different. It contours, defines, and blends on the lid so seamlessly, all while being literally dirt cheap.
You're definitely getting your full money's worth on this one because it's two brushes for the price of one. One end can be used for eye shadow blending, buffing, and highlighting while the other side can be used for concealing the under-eye area.
Real Techniques is known for being the gold standard of drugstore-price brushes. You're in luck because this eight-piece eye shadow brush set is available on Amazon for just $16.
As I said, Bdellium brushes are most coveted among makeup artists, so this complete 15-piece set seems like a makeup bag must-have. Obviously, this is more for the makeup aficionados of the world rather than the casual brush user, but if that sounds like you, these brushes are definitely worth the price tag.
For a high-quality, travel-friendly option, turn to Sigma Beauty's essential seven-piece brush set.
If you don't quite need a set but could use a new multitasker in your kit, try Sigma Beauty's foundation brush. The wide, angled brush is perfect for medium to full coverage and perfectly hugs all the right areas of your face.
Sometimes, a simple concealer brush that gets the job done isn't always the easiest to hunt down, but this Amazon find is it. The flat, tapered brush is great for both concealing blemishes and eye shadow application.
Artis brushes are another makeup-artist favorite because they truly give the skin an airbrushed effect. Sure, they're a little bit more expensive, but the quality speaks for itself.
Don't worry. There's also a budget option for these oval-shaped miracle brushes. This set includes not only one for your foundation but even a few oval brushes for the eye area and a special contour brush.
Everyone needs a good powder brush in their makeup collection, and this large pink one is both adorable and high-quality.
This is definitely a different kind of foundation brush, but don't be fooled by its unusual shape. It buffs and blends so perfectly it won't even look like you're wearing makeup.
Sometimes you just want the brush that will create a foolproof cat eye for you. This set gives you five.
Eye-makeup enthusiasts will appreciate this set that features 12 soft, synthetic brushes. They come in just the right sizes to help you fine-tune the details of any eye look.