While you can spend hundreds of dollars on the best makeup that money can buy, it means almost nothing if you don't have the proper brushes to apply the makeup. You would be surprised at the difference a few simple bristles or even an angle of a brush can make. While any brush is better than no brush, there is a certain protocol you should follow when purchasing makeup brushes. Just as you would investigate any other type of investment before you make it, so should you investigate and research the best makeup brushes. Although it may not seem like much of an investment, it is the best possible one you can make when it comes to your beauty regime.
MAC Cosmetics is one of the leading brands when it comes to makeup applicators. Not only are they made from the best materials, but they do a wonderful job when it comes to the application of the makeup. Whether you are looking for a blush brush or an eye shadow applicator to help smudge and blend your eye shadow, MAC will have exactly what you are looking for. While there are too many brushes to discuss and review separately, you can review each product online and see what others have to say about them. If that isn't enough, stop by a MAC counter and try out the brushes for yourself. You can even get a free makeover, as long as you end up spending $55 in products, and see which brushes worked best for you during the process.
E.l.f, which stands for Eyes, Lips, and Face, is another great stop when it comes to makeup brushes. While they aren't as high quality as MAC's brushes, they are significantly cheaper. Most of their brushes cost no more than $5 and they have every brush you can think of for a fraction of the cost. E.l.f's brushes are split into three different categories. First, they have their e.l.f. Essential brushes, which are their more affordable but lesser quality brushes. Then, they have their e.l.f. Essential and e.l.f. Studio brushes, which are slightly more expensive but of better quality. You can go on their website and review each product. Each makeup brush will have more than enough reviews to give you a general idea of how well the product will work. Select Target stores sell e.l.f as well as a few other general department stores. You can find out if there are any near you by looking under their store locator tab.
If you are still unsure of what type of brush you need or you feel less than confident about your ability to pick out the one that will do the job best, stop by Sephora. They carry some of the top rated makeup and makeup brushes from a number of different companies, such as Bobby Brown. Not only are there educated professionals to help you with your task but you will be able to try the brushes out in the store, so you can decide if you like them before committing.