I love having LOTS of brushes at my disposal, so for me, affordable makeup brushes are the way to go! But all makeup brushes are not created — or priced — equally.
For face makeup brushes, here are a few that have earned my gold star sticker of approval.
1. Sonia Kashuk Star Struck Large Powder Brush (Disc.)
The Sonia Kashuk Star Struck Large Powder Brush is one of the softest natural hair brushes I own. In fact, none of my higher-end brushes can apply bronzer as well as this one.
I like this full rounded brush because I can really work powder into my skin with it. Unfortunately, the set I got it with has been discontinued…and I also didn’t love any of the other brushes in the set. Still, I would re-buy the set just for this one brush.
2. Sonia Kashuk No. 29 Domed Blusher Brush ($17.99)
Another Sonia Kashuk brush, except that this one IS still available (it’s permanent). My nickname for the No. 29 brush is “the bunny butt” brush because it’s so round and soft! It’s the perfect medium size to fit into the cheek contour or right on top of the cheek as well.
This one is a little bit pricier than my other brush recommendations, but I think the plastic handles hold up very well over time.