5 Makeup Brush Sets for Beginners to Kickstart your Makeup Artistry

Perhaps the perfect brush is your key to makeup on fleek, every single day.

New to makeup and do not know which brushes to pick and how they function individually? Fear not! Here are some brush sets suitable for beginners that may just help you out; giving you a peek into the realm of essential makeup brushes you would need:

Real Techniques Core Collection Makeup Brushes Set



For beginners but also sworn by seasoned beauty bloggers

The founders of Real Techniques brushes were professional makeup artists and beauty bloggers on Youtube themselves, and their brushes have constantly been rave-d by avid makeup users and bloggers. This set contains a contour brush, pointed foundation brush, detailer brush and buffing brush – comprehensive enough for your essential makeup needs, encompassing from the application of foundation, concealer, eyeshadow base to contouring as well as highlighting. These brushes are Kabuki brushes which are round-ended which make makeup application easy and smooth. As opposed to natural animal hair makeup brushes, its synthetic Taklon bristles are wide, furry and non-porous, therefore it will not trap any makeup or bacteria in it. Some even say that at a relatively lower price, you are actually getting the superior quality high-end brush brands. It also comes with a panoramic case which works two ways in keeping the brushes organised and as well as a brush stand.


Cerro Qreen Beginner Makeup Brush Set



Very affordable 7 pieces brush set

As a beginner to makeup, you are likely less keen on diving head-first into expensive brushes. Hence, this brush set may just be your solution to that dilemma. Cerro Qreen’s brushes are made from pony hair, making its bristles soft for makeup application. Its casing is also very compact, making it easy to be carried around while travelling. This brush set contains all the blending brushes that would satisfy your makeup artistry, as it comprises of a two-way powder/blush brush, eyeshadow brushes in three sizes, eyebrow brush, eyeliner brush as well as an eyelash brush. Plus, if you have a craze for matcha green-coloured brushes, this is definitely the right brush set to fulfil your obsessions.


3CE Mini Brush Kit



An all-rounded mini brush set

For beginners who are interested in applying a full-on complete makeup look, the 3CE Mini Brush Kit would be a great choice. It contains all the brushes that you need for every part of your face – a powder brush, lip brush, eyebrow brush, blusher brush, two-way eyeliner and eyeshadow brush, and a foundation brush. This brush set is also sleek enough to be brought around for travelling, thus it will come in handy whenever your makeup needs a touch-up. Considering that this Korean brand markets itself at a higher price range, hence assuring a certain level of quality, it is also suitable for those with sensitive skin. Its nylon bristles are also thick and furry, giving it a great texture for makeup application. Its foundation brush and lip brush have constantly received good reviews in that people have actually compared it to high-end brushes too.


It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Must-Haves! Brush Set



A luxury compact brush set

The It Cosmetics’ brush set gives you full-sized brushes that are custom-cut for the best application of makeup on different face surface and textures. This award-winning brush set has been known for its dense, velvety soft and ultra-plush bristles, yet at the same time, they are very sturdy, all thanks to its rubber grip. This brush set also comes along with a faux-leather case, giving its exterior a luxurious feel. In addition, it should be noted that It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxerange is 100% vegan and PETA certified cruelty-free, therefore animal-lovers should definitely look up on this!


ZOEVA Classic Brush Set



Comprehensive set of brushes to fulfil all your makeup needs

Like various brushes from Real Techniques, German brand ZOEVA has been intensely raved by beauty vloggers on YouTube for its high cost-performance ratio, namely by the prominent makeup vlogger, Wayne Goss. Its brushes have always been compared with Sigma’s brushes and often it has received excellent reviews for being Sigma’s best substitute. This brush set is absolutely perfect for all your makeup needs because it has all you need, and its brushes being made with a combination of natural and synthetic hair do not give you shedding problems and also give you a flawless makeup application. If you are looking for something more cost effective, ZOEVA is the right choice! Besides that, ZOEVA brushes are also vegan-friendly and cruelty-free.

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