(Closed) Best Make Up Brush Set?

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I second Real Techniques if you are on a budget.

I use them on a daily basis and I prefer some of them to my MAC, Sigma, Make up for ever ones.

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - Winery

IT cosmetics has some of my all time favorite brushes. All you have to do is go touch them at Ulta to know. They are SO soft!!!!! AMAZING!! You can buy them individually or in sets. 🙂

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - City, State

Following! I use crappy ELF brushes 

Post # 19
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Newbee

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pinkshoes:  Good quality makeup brushes are soft and don’t shed onto your face because the hairs are secure in the ferrule. A lot of the cheaper, Amazon, Made in China, generic brush sets will be okay at first but the second you wash them, they’ll shed like crazy all over your face while you do your makeup, which is annoying. You also won’t find nice dense brushes in a cheap set. They skimp on brush density to give you a brush for less money.

If your Mother-In-Law knows anything about brushes, she will know a generic brush set from Amazon is probably no good. If you’re really on a budget get Real Techniques. If you want to give her nearly MAC quality brushes on a budget, get a Sigma set. I’ve had my Sigma Brushes for over 2 years and they never shed. None of them have fallen apart. They’re still soft. I use them nearly every day.

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I have brushes from Real Techniques that are SO good (for my face), ELF eyeshadow brushes that I adore (I like their $1 line better than their $3 line for eyeshadow brushes), and I also have some cheap brushes I got from eBay for like $10 that are amazing and have held up through many washes without shedding.

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - City, State

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jeneexo:  how often do you clean your Sigma set? And how? 

Sorry to thread jack OP!

Post # 22
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Newbee

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Hodgy527:  I don’t wash them nearly as often as I should. I probably get around to it like once a month? I’d like to do it weekly or every 2 weeks though if I ever find enough time. 

Cleaning is super easy. Get some gentle baby shampoo.

1) Dampen your brush with lukewarm water, don’t get water in the ferrule (the metal part that connects the bristles to the handle) as it can loosen the glue and cause your brush to shed
2) Massage the brush w/ shampoo for about 30 seconds
3) Rinse in lukewarm water until water runs clear
4) Reshape brush with your hand if necessary
5) Lay FLAT to dry overnight, not upright or you will let water pool into the ferrule

=)

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Sigma and MAC are the best. Sonia Kashuk is my third favorite, I have a couple of these because I didn’t want to invest too much money but I still wanted something a bit nice. They are a bit more affordable but they are still very nice (the black ones). 

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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mimi369:  I just checked out the links you posted and wow, I’ve been looking for big sets of brushes for the longest time!

I have a Morphe set, but like another PP said, some brushes are only good till you wash them. My brushes took a hell of a beating the last year that I’ve had them.

 

Post # 25
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Just don’t buy Sigma brushes on Amazon.  All the bristles keep falling out, soon they will be bald.  I probabaly got a fake.  Should have returned, but at the time I thought it was normal.  I would never buy them again but so many people swear by them.  This is what I bought and I paid about 75.  They are cheaper now, but the reviews are really good.  But yeah every time I use them I loose some bristles.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006FJFGHC?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

definitely real techniques. They are by far the best budget brushes and I use mine every day over Mac, Bobbi brown etc

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I was going to suggest Sigma but it looks like everyone else already did! I have 2 of their kabuki brushes and I love them. I really like my Sephora pro brushes for eyeshadow- I use the tapered crease brush every day. I never used It brushes but they look so soft and heavenly.

Post # 29
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Helper bee

I LOVE my Bobbie Brown brushes.  They last.  I have tried Mac brushes and they just dont hold up as well.

Post # 30
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Worker bee

At that price point I recommend purchasing Real Techniques brushes, because they’re amazing (especially for liquid/creme products). I would suggest getting the the Core Collection (for face) and also the Essential Collection (for eyes). Additionally I would recomment getting her the blush and bronzer brushes and also their beuaty blender sponge. That would pretty much cover all her needs for brushes. The brushes are also an amazing quality espcially for the price point and have none-minimal shedding. 🙂

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