Makeup brushes can make all the difference when it comes to makeup- and that doesn’t mean they have to be expensive. While I’ll admit, I have way too many brushes, I reach for the exact same ones every day. Some of my favorites are below with links to buy in bold and prices for each!

What are your favorite brushes? Have you tried any of mine?

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ELF Blending Brush– $6

This brush is one of my absolute favorite brushes I own, and I use it primarily to blend my contour. It’s insanely soft and thick, yet it can still be used to contour your nose if you handle it right. Until I bought this brush, I didn’t contour very often because I couldn’t quite get it blended enough. This solved that problem and more! They make a smaller version of this brush, but I’m satisfied with the large one. If you like a soft contour look, buy this NOW. You won’t regret it.

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Makeup Geek Angled Brush– $17

I’ve always heard Makeup Geek makes amazing brushes, and this definitely lived up to the hype. I use this brush every single day to blend my under-eye brightener and or concealer. Instead of pulling this brush (which is very dense) across that delicate skin, I lightly tap it across the entire area to blend. This brush has given me the best coverage under-eye area that I’ve ever had! I know it’s a little pricey for a brush that you won’t use all over your face, but if you have zombie-like dark circles like I do then it’s worth every cent. (They call this a stippling brush so I guess you could use it for powder or foundation, but I’ve never used it for that!

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Wet N’ Wild Stippling Brush– $2.99

This small stippling brush is such a good product, and it’s from the drugstore! I use it to apply translucent powder under my eyes and on my T-zone. In the summer, I’ll probably use it for finishing powder on my entire face. Stippling brushes can be used for literally ANYTHING, so if you don’t wear finishing powder, I’m sure you will find a use for this. Wet N’ Wild also makes a larger version of this brush which is also a great deal.

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Eco Tools Skin Perfecting Brush– $13.99

I’ll admit, this brush and I had a slow start to our love. It’s a very dense brush with short hairs, and I wasn’t sure what I would use it for. I bought it for foundation, but it was just too stiff/ not flexible for me to apply my liquid foundation. Then, I reached for it to apply my cream highlighter… and I fell in love. The stiffness is perfect for getting your highlight exactly where you want it so you don’t end up looking like a glittery My Little Pony. I recently tried this brush with my Elf illuminating palette, and it worked great with those colors too- I usually experience a lot of fallout when grabbing product with a brush in that palette, but this brush minimized that issue.

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Wet N’ Wild Powder Brush– $2.99

Oh Wet N’ Wild, my love for you is endless. The powder brush, which is from the same line as the stippling brush I mentioned above, is also perfection. I use it for everything from bronzer to blush to powder foundation- and everything ends up looking perfectly applied and blended. The powder brush is thick and has rounded tips, making it great for any part of your face. I had been using an Avon brush for bronzer, but it started shedding so badly that I looked like a porcupine. I went out and bought this for just $3, thinking I would use it as a quick fix until I could get another Avon brush. Nope, keeping this instead.

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This post is not sponsored; all opinions are my own

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