The Brush Set Brands We Really Rate
The Brush Set Brands We Really Rate

The Brush Set Brands We Really Rate

The right brushes can make all the difference to the way your make-up looks and there are some impressive brands out there offering multiple tools for all budgets. Here are five we rate…
By Sapna Rao

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A favourite of the SL team, these brushes are designed by beauty pro James Molloy. Launched in 2015, the brand is now a firm favourite among industry insiders, top make-up artists and make-up junkies, alike. Not only is it affordable, but the well-curated range is also designed with form and function in mind – and promises a flawless finish every time.


M·A·C Cosmetics

M·A·C needs little introduction. A brand to turn to for reliable, quality make-up brushes, the pros have been using its tools for decades. Why? Not only are they sturdy, but they’re also made using 100% synthetic hair, so they’re cruelty free and less irritating on the skin. They also make use of the latest innovations in fibre technology to deposit just the right amount of product for superior application.




Specialising in large-set collections, Spectrum is worth investing in if you take make-up more seriously. Offering everything you could need to create a flawless face, you can choose between an 11-piece edit or a 25-piece full set. We recommend the latter, which comes in a chic, compact case. The quality of the brushes is unrivalled – soft and fluffy, they make application a dream.



Morphe’s complexion brushes are some of the best on the market – use them to buff and blend foundation and cream-based make-up products. Offering a wide range of synthetic and natural options that will suit a range of preferences and price points, the brand often collaborates with some of the industry’s top artists, like Ariel Tejada.


Real Techniques

Sam and Nic Chapman’s brush brand is still going strong. While you can buy a core set of brushes, you can also go more niche and snap up dedicated ranges for eyes or contouring. Plus, they’re aesthetically spot on.


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