The Makeup Brushes That Actually Make A Difference

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The Makeup Brushes That Actually Make A Difference

More than eyeshadow, blush, or other maquillage, makeup brushes are what professional makeup artists often say is the most important part of their kits. Crucial for flawless application of everything from foundation to lipstick, the right brushes will make all the difference for your own at-home makeup routine, whether you have an hour or just ten minutes to apply. Here are seven sets that deserve a spot on your vanity.

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Best Deal

Best Deal

It's difficult to find one good brush for under $10, much less 32. Whether you're all about eyes or the queen of contour, the tools you need to create your desired look are bound to be in this comprehensive set that includes everything from a lash brush to a nose shading brush (yes, that's a thing).

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Best Natural Pick

Best Natural Pick

The handles on this cruelty-free five-piece set are made from renewable bamboo, while the bristles are a combination of 20 percent cotton and 80 percent bamboo fibers and the rest of the brush is made from recycled aluminum and plastic. These tools may be green, but they work with any color.

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Best for Eyes

Best for Eyes

Whether you require a brush for blending or another to create the perfect liquid line, rest assured it's in this 12-piece set, which also includes tools for brows, as well as the all-important undereye concealer.

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Best for Aspiring Pros

Best for Aspiring Pros

You'll be ready to tackle your first influencer shoot when you unfurl this roll of 32 pro-worthy brushes. Everything you could wish for, from a stippling brush for foundation to a fan brush for blush, is included here.

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Best for Minimalists

Best for Minimalists

With a brush for face, one for brows, another for shadow/concealer, and additional picks for lids and lips, this five-piece set is a tight edit of just the essentials it takes to create a #flawless face.

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Best for Vegans

Best for Vegans

These 18 ultra-useful brushes are completely vegan and reviewers love that they're perfect for sensitive skin. They work equally well with powders, creams, or liquids, so you get the ultimate in versatility, as well as a super-smooth application.

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Best for Travel

Best for Travel

These 10 medium-size, synthetic brushes all fit in a convenient pouch, allowing you to grab your brushes and go, when you're in a rush or on the road. Once you catch your breath, you'll see tools to take care of every part of your face from top to bottom.

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