It wasn't all that long ago that great budget beauty tools were practically unheard of; when I first ventured into the world of beauty, affordable brushes were poorly made and not worth investigating. Fast forward a few years and I am tempted to say that numerous budget brush options are as good as, if not better than several pricer counterparts. If you are looking to extend or overhaul your beauty tools without breaking the bank, I have ten brands you may want to check out...
Zoeva brushes offer all the luxury of high end brand without the hefty price tag; not only can you buy great value ready make kits, that more often than not come complete with make up bags but they also offer individual brushes. Yes Zoeva brushes may be one of the pricer options shared today but I assure you they are worth every penny and will last (if properly taken care of) for years to come.
2. Real Techniques
Perhaps the King of budget tools - as the creator is not only a make up artist but also a Youtube phenomenon (as one half of Pixiwoo), you know that each brush has been lovingly designed to provide superior results. Real Techniques brushes are softer than soft, always deliver and are loved by enthusiasts and professionals world wide. As an added bonus Real Techniques brushes are forever on offer and available via the high street.
3. Boots No.7
One of my favourite ever eyeshadow blending brushes is from the Boots No.7 collection. Again although budget friendly (with each brush retailing for under £10), the quality is beyond great. Each brush is slightly weighted for control with natural, easy to use and clean bristles that are kind on the skin and pocket.
4. Eco Tools
Not only are Eco Tools beautifully made and cost effective, they are also brushes with a conscience. Each Eco Tool brush is formed using Bamboo, recycled metal accents and cruelty free fibres so you can have great brushes, at an affordable price all the while being cruelty free.
5. Lottie London
Easily the prettiest make up brushes I have ever owned. If you are looking for pastel toned tools that not only look wonderful but are well made, then Lottie London should be your next port of call. Fluffy bristles, weighted handles, with no excessive brushes, just the basics prettified this is one collection you need to try.
6. B. Make Up (Superdrug)
You may not be overly familiar with B. as a brand on the whole but if you get acquainted with one new brand this year please let it be B. Not only is B. result driven with skin care, make up and brushes but each product is well priced and entirely Vegan. Yes each B. brush is entirely synthetic but you'd never know, the bristles are softer than soft, scrub up well and perhaps more importantly last the test of time.
7. Barely Sponges
As much as I love my original Beauty Blender, I completely understand that for some £20 is an awful lot to pay for a make up sponge. Enter Barely, a line of sponges that cost under £10, all of which preform as well as the more pricer options out there and look great too.
8. Revolution Make Up Brushes
A brand perhaps known for creating dupe products and affordable options for all, it perhaps would surprise no-one that this is exactly the route Revolution have took when it comes to brushes. With collections of mini brushes, tools aimed at contouring and much, much more, I'm confident you'll find something to suit your needs.
If synthetic and fluffy brushes are what you enjoy then try Revlon brushes; readily found in Superdrug and entirely cost effective. Again fairly basic, in the sense that the brush range is not overly excessive and as such it is both manageable and affordable - great for beginners and those looking to extend their collection.
10. Gosh Make Up Brushes
Yes the Gosh brush range may be small in stature with only a handful of brush options (online at there are only five options at the moment) but they are on par with higher end brands such as MAC and Illamasqua. Beautifully made brushes, that deliver results and don't splay, shed or become misshaped despite constant use or abuse in my case.
Have you any other budget tool/brush brand recommendations that I may have missed out?
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