The 9 Best Affordable Makeup Brush Sets You Need To Try

The 9 Best Makeup Brush Sets:

Makeup brushes are an essential tool in any beauty junkie’s makeup bag. Whether you are a beginner – or a pro, or anywhere in between, I think its safe to assume we all have them. Sometimes choosing the best brushes can seem like an endless battle with the abundance of choices in todays market.

Picking out individual brushes can be a little intimidating when we are just starting out. I have rounded up 9 incredible AND affordable makeup brush sets that you will love. These sets will include everything you need for a full face of makeup.

Sephora Collection Ready To Roll Brush Set $88 CAD

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This is a set of 10 brushes curated to include all the essentials to create a complete makeup look.  This brush set includes all the essential brushes you need to complete your makeup look—from your everyday eye look to the latest trends in highlighting and contouring. These high quality brushes are designed for ease of application with black soft touch handles. They’re stored in a black faux leather brush roll that can be packed away for easy travel. Includes:

– Powder Brush
– Complexion Brush
– Angled Blush Brush
– Highlight + Contour Brush
– Fan Brush
– Eyeshadow Brush
– Smudge Brush
– Blending Crease Brush
– Concealer Brush
– Angled Liner with Spoolie Brush
– Faux Leather Brush Roll

Tarte Cosmetics Minutes To Mermaid Brush Set $37 CAD Tarte Cosmetics

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A vegan, cruelty-free collection of five fantastic makeup brushes complete with whimsical mermaid tail handles & plush bristles. Transforms you into a mer-babe with the swish of a brush. The full-sized set features every tool you’d need for a full-face look.  Includes:
– Large powder brush – fluffy head dusts on loose powder, setting powder, or bronzer all over the face
– Cheek brush – more tightly packed bristles are ideal for sweeping on blush
– Highlighter stippling brush – dual-fiber brush blends cream illuminators flawlessly into skin
– Domed eyeshadow brush – lays shadow down over the entire lid & blends pigment in the crease
– Pencil brush – smokes out shadow or liner for a smoldering masterpiece

Real Techniques Complete Look Brush Set $45 CAD Real Techniques

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Create your complete look with these 15 unique tools and store your brushes in style with 2 included brush cups!


– 6 Miracle Sponges: These essential 6 miracle sponges are the key to well-blended, airbrushed looks

– Flawless Base Set: Create a perfect canvas with the base brushes included in this set

– Enhanced Eye Set: Create any eye look with the eye brushes included in this set


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This sleek, trendy set has a range of tools for eyes and face in a mix of natural and synthetic brushes. The cool matching black-and-white striped brush case is perfect for travel or to dress up a vanity


Powder Brush – 6.5″ (Bristles: natural)
Blush Brush – 6.5″ (Bristles: natural)
Flat Foundation Brush – 6.5″ (Bristles: synthetic)
Angled Shadow Brush – 6.5″ (Bristles: natural)
Flat Shadow Fluff Brush – 6.5″ (Bristles: natural)
Blender Brush – 6.5″ (Bristles: natural)
Chubby Shadow Brush – 6.5″ (Bristles: natural)
Blender Fluff – 6.5″ (Bristles: natural)
Concealer Brush – 6.5″ (Bristles: synthetic)
Detail Shadow Fluff – 6.5″ (Bristles: natural)
Lip Brush – 6″ (Bristles: synthetic)
Angle Liner Brush – 6″ (Bristles: synthetic)
Case Height – 7″

Morphe SET 700 – 8 PIECE CANDY APPLE RED SET $20 CAD Morphe

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COLLECTION INCLUDES:                                      

Tapered Powder Brush – 7 1/2″ (Bristles: goat)
Tapered Blush Brush – 7″ (Bristles: sable)
Flat Foundation Brush – 7″ (Bristles: synthetic)
Oval Fluff Brush – 6 1/2″ (Bristles: sable)
Chisel Fluff Brush – 6″ (Bristles: sable)
Pointed Crease Brush – 6 1/4″ (Bristles: sable)
Angle Liner Brush – 5 3/4″ (Bristles: synthetic)
Bent Liner Brush – 6″ (Bristles: synthetic)
Red Snap Case – 9″ x 11″ (open) 9″ x 4″ (closed)

e.l.f Cosmetics PROFESSIONAL SET OF 12 BRUSHES $12 US e.l.f Cosmetics

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Keep all your brushes handy with the Professional Complete Set of 12 Brushes. Each brush has been ergonomically designed to fit perfectly into your hand and facilitate a flawless finish with every application. Create stunning looks that last all day!

Set includes:

  • Smudge Eye Sponge
  • Lip Defining Brush
  • Eyeshadow Brush
  • Blending Eye Brush
  • Defining Eye Brush
  • Eyelash & Brow Wand
  • Brow Comb & Brush
  • Foundation Brush
  • Bronzer Brush
  • Total Face Brush
  • Concealer Brush
  • Eyeliner Brush

BH Cosmetics Metal Rose – 11 Piece Brush Set With Cosmetic Bag $17.50 US bh cosmetics

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Metal Rose – 11 Piece Brush Set, a comprehensive collection of versatile rose gold makeup brushes that allow you to create full-face looks like a pro.

  • Cruelty free synthetic hairs
  • Rose metallic metal handles
  • Comes with matching metallic cosmetic bag
  • 11 multiuse professional brushes
  • High-quality
  • Easy to clean
  • Vegan

BH Cosmetics Rose Quartz– 9 Piece Brush Set $13.30 US bh cosmetics

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Add a romantic accent to your makeup table with the Rose Quartz 9 Piece Makeup Brush Set, a collection of face and eye brushes featuring marbleized pink handles and soft synthetic bristles.

  • 9 Multiuse face & eye brushes
  • Cruelty-Free Synthetic brushes
  • Great for contouring and highlighting
  • Able to achieve & create a variety of looks
  • Vegan

Ecotools Glow For It Makeup Brush Set $28.83 US ecotools

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This limited edition collection creates a confident look and supports Glamour’s The Girl Project foundation that women’s education!

The EcoTools® #MyTrueBeauty campaign raises awareness of The Girl Project and helps fund programming that provides girls with access to quality secondary education that empowers and educates women around the globe.

With the launch of this limited edition brush collection, and a CAD 134805.32 donation to Glamour’s The Girl Project, its goal is to help unlock the potential of girls everywhere.

CONCEAL: Use the Pointed Concealer brush to even imperfections for a fresh complexion.

DUST:  With the full bristles of the Angled Powder brush, add a light dusting of color for even-looking coverage.

GLOW: Use the Highlighting Fan brush for precise application of illuminating powders to get glowing.

SHIMMER: With the Eye Shading brush add a shimmering accent of metallic colors for sun-kissed eyes.

POP: Define and finish this look by applying your favorite bold lip color with the Detailed Lip brush.  For precise application first line lips, then fill in and blend.

RADIATE: Bring the Compact Mirror on-the-go for touch-ups to stay glowing all day

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