I like to think of make-up brushes as a modern girl’s magic wand. Use it right and a single swipe can change your make-up game. Obviously, I’m not saying a brush is all you need for flawless make-up, but the right technique can go a long way. After all, picking the right wand is just as important as Cinderella’s glass shoe! With the right make-up brushes, you can look next to airbrushed.
You don’t have to spend a fortune buying make-up brushes. Thanks to online shopping, there are tons of brands that make good quality, affordable and adorable make-up brushes. These babies won’t just turn up your game but look great lying on your dresser too! We’ve scoured the Internet to get you our top 10 affordable make-up brushes. Check em’ out!
Faces Foundation Brush
This flat foundation brush is great to apply your foundation and concealer with. Be careful while using these types of brushes though, they tend to leave streaks of product on your face. The best way to use a brush like this is in dabbing motions. I prefer to use this brush to apply face packs!
Urban Beauty United Undercover Lover Concealer Brush
This brush will apply and blend concealer perfectly. I would recommend this kind of a brush for cream concealers. I also use this to clean up uneven eyeshadow and to highlight my brow bone.
Wet n Wild Powder Brush
Wet n Wild is one of my favourite brands for affordable brushes. I’ve had this powder brush for over 2 years and it's still the best powder brush I own. It's got a soft domed shape that picks up just the right amount of product. I occasionally use this brush with translucent powder, blush and bronzer too!
Pro Arte Focused Blush Brush
This is a homegrown beauty brand and their brush line is absolutely on point. A dome-shaped blush brush with soft bristles, it's great to apply blush on the apples of your cheeks. Use it in circular sweeping motions to apply your fave powder blush.
Nykaa BlendMaster All-rounder Makeup Blender Sponge
While this isn’t a brush, it replaces various brushes for you. You can use it to apply your foundation, concealer, blush, highlighter and even moisturiser. It’s the perfect tool for the jet-setting diva. Throw this into your make-up kit and you’re all set. To get the best results, use a beauty blender in stamping, stippling motions.
Wet n Wild Pro Brush Line - Flat Contour Brush
This flat contour brush can be used with both cream and powder products. It will help you carve out and define those cheekbones. The flat densely packed bristles on this brush makes it easy to blend the contour seamlessly.
PAC Large Blender Brush - 210
This is a large, fluffy eyeshadow brush. You can use it to blend out eyeshadow on the outer corner and crease of your eyes. It is one of my favourite brushes to apply and blend out any eyeshadow.
Wet n Wild Pro Brush Line - Tapered Highlighting Brush
A tapered brush applies and blends your highlight perfectly. I love how precise this brush is. It focuses my highlight exactly where I want to apply it. The metallic pink packaging makes it stand out.
Pro Arte Fine Liner Brush
This eyeliner brush will ensure your eyeliner is always even and that cat eye is always on point. It has densely packed bristles and a sharp tip for precise application of gel and liquid eyeliner.
PAC Dense Flat-Top Kabuki Brush - 257
A flat top kabuki brush is used to apply foundation, concealer and blush. It gives you maximum coverage from your make-up products and an airbrushed finish. Stipple and blend your foundation in small, circular motions to make the most of this brush.