How to Pick the Best Makeup Brushes for YOUR Budget: 8 Insider Tips
A makeup brush is one of a few beauty products that you can just as easily buy for $1 or $100. So how do you know when (and if!) a luxe brush is worth the splurge? To find out, we talked to an anonymous cosmetics executive—she oversees the design and manufacturing of brushes for dozens of makeup brands—and asked her to reveal her insider secrets.
Click through for eight things every makeup junkie needs to know before she buys brushes!
“For concealer and for eyeliner, I would definitely recommend using a synthetic brush,” our expert says. These more resilient fibers don’t break or get bent out of shape as easily as animal hair.
But when you’re shopping “big fluffy brushes” (like eye shadow, powder and blush brushes), invest in natural-hair brushes, she says. You’ll end up spending less on makeup if you buy brushes that pick up well.
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