13 Best Makeup Brush Sets for a Flawless Face in 2021





Last Updated: August 25, 2021

These are the best makeup brush sets that will leave you looking flawless, regardless of your experience. Become a master of the makeup craft with a new brush kit!


There is no doubt that the most important part of your makeup routine is your brushes. They are responsible for the blending and application of all of your favorite beauty products. 

From foundation to bronzer, there are brushes for each step. An artist is as good as the tools they use, so don’t think of your brushes as an afterthought. 

These high-quality options will leave you obsessed. They are perfect for a beauty lover (like moi) and versatile enough for beginners. Your full glam look will blow people away if the right brushes are used to cut your cheekbones, highlight your high points, and bronze your skin. 

Plus, these brush sets would be the perfect gift for those who are looking to give someone they care about a guide to flawless skin! 

Best Makeup Brush Sets

Here are our top picks. 

Lime Crime Aquarium Brushes 

The beautiful Aquarium set comes equipped with seven cruelty-free and vegan brushes, including a pouch to hold them. These brushes will keep all of your makeup needs covered. 

There is liquid glitter in the handles of the brushes that you can watch move as you do your makeup! The set brings a powder, blush, pencil, angled brow, lip, fan, and shadow blending brush.


IT Brushes 

This brush set is available for $58 and is perfect for someone in need of the basics. This five-piece set comes with powder, foundation, and eye brushes that are capable of giving you a flawless makeup look. 

With these, you can blend and blur your way into looking airbrushed! The soft material feels amazing on your skin and has zero fall out. 


Sephora Ready to Roll Brush Set 

This 10-piece brush set comes equipped with all of the basics and some. They are also vegan and cruelty-free (always a bonus). With these brushes, it’s easy to apply product – you’ll be left with no gaps in your makeup routine. 

These brushes have no fall out and the bristles do not feel harsh on the skin. The leather pouch that they come packaged in is a bonus for those who are on the go!


Sigma Most-Wanted Brush Set

This top-rated brush set from Sigma contains 5 of their best-selling brushes all in one place.

You’ll have everything you need to complete your face and eye looks including the Sigma tapered blending brush, pencil brush, tapered highlighter brush, blending brush, and flat kabuki.


Real Techniques Everyday Essentials 

Perfect for beginners, this set comes with brushes for your eyes, face, and even one of the top beauty blender dupes (one of my favorite methods of applying foundation). The bristles and smooth on the brushes and they can also be utilized for different areas of the face. 

Just because some might say a certain brush is for one area, doesn’t mean that is always the case! Don’t be afraid to branch out and use an eye blending blush for something like cream contour. 


Clinique The Essential Brush Trio 

This set covers the most basic essentials: foundation, blush and eyes. These brushes are equipped with soft bristles that won’t irritate your skin. 

You will be able to blend with ease and to perfection, all for the simple cost of $25! Don’t miss out on this steal.  


Sonia Kashuk Essential Collection 

Sonia Kashuk is no doubt one of the most affordable brands that give you all bang for your buck. You will be equipped with a 10 piece nylon bristle set that lets you apply powder and liquid beautifully. 

These will bring a chic look to the counterspace you choose to store them on top of. Your entire makeup routine is covered with the complete set.


Colourpop Cool Tone Makeup Brush Kit 

How can anything go wrong when you have 15 makeup brushes? This set of ombre colored brushes will cover your entire routine and more. It is easy to travel with its leather roll up pouch, slaying your makeup look no matter where you are traveling. 

They are high-quality and soft, with performance that’s not shy of outstanding!. With 10 different eye brushes and five essential face ones, you’ll be set.


Fenty Artistry Complexion Essentials

This set of brushes might be a little more expensive than others, but customers agree it’s worth every penny.

The soft, synthetic brushes make application a dream and leave you with an airbrush finish. After all, when has Rihanna ever steered us wrong?


BH Cosmetics Signature Rose Gold Brushes 

BH Cosmetics is an iconic staple for makeup brushes. This 13-piece set leaves no room for error. With tapered eye brushes, angled brow brushes and small contour brushes you won’t need to go searching anywhere else. 

They are affordable and great quality, and it helps that they are readily available at most drug stores. The application of your makeup will be effortless!


Tarte Sugar Rush Brush Set 

These adorably designed brushes are the perfect vanity accessory. They are vegan and cruelty-free, and cover the basic needs for your makeup routine. They hold power within flawless application and are affordable.

The fluffy-domed face brush buffs product with ease. This set will give you maximum quality and cover all the bases. 


Artis Elite Mirror Brush Set 

Saving the grandest set for last, this Artis brush set is no newcomer to the game. Designed to mimic the motion of your own fingers, the brushes are easy to sweep back and forth across your skin. 

They are able to seamlessly blend your liquid foundation and cream products. It is the perfect splurge for a beauty lover!  


e.l.f. Professional Set of 12 Brushes

If you’re looking for an affordable option that will give you the most bang for your buck, this set from e.l.f. is it.

It comes with a whopping 12 brushes to prepare you for any makeup look you have in mind. Plus, they are 100% vegan and cruelty-free!

The Bottom Line

And there you have it: the 13 best makeup brush sets to create your best snatched makeup looks. If you truly want flawless makeup application, investing in your makeup brushes is always a good idea. No matter your budget, we’re sure one of these brush sets is the perfect match for you.

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