Your makeup application is only as flawless as the tools you use to sweep, swirl, and blend it in place. Whether creating smouldering eyes or chiseled cheekbones, these are the sets you want in your arsenal. Ahead, the 13 best makeup brush sets to gift your favourite beauty-obsessed friend for the 2020 holiday season (or just buy them for yourself). Plus, check out our other beauty gifting ideas, like advent calendars, gift sets, and more.
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1. BS-MALL Makeup Brushes
Fourteen makeup brushes for $10.99 sounds too good to be true, but just skim these Amazon reviews and you’ll find yourself clicking “buy now” in a second.
2. Jetset Eye Brush Kit
Whether you want a Euphoria-inspired glitter bomb or a classic smoky eye, this 3-piece brush set is perfect for every and any eye look your heart desires. Plus, it’s small enough to just throw in your bag and take it with you wherever you go.
3. Mr. Right 5-Piece Eye Shadow Brush Set
You get the five essentials (a large shader brush, blender brush, small shader brush, smudge brush, and eyeliner and brow brush) you need to groom your brows and do your eye makeup just right.
4. Elite Mirror Ten Brush Set
Think of these as the Ferrari of brushes. The curved handles make it easy for you to manoeuvre and the super smooth bristles blend makeup seamlessly for a perfect finish. It’s the perfect splurge for the beauty lover in your life.
5. Sugar Rush – Good Vibes Only Brush Set
Aptly named, you can’t help but smile when looking at this adorable pink brush set. You get a large powder brush, angled cheek brush, and blending brush to cover all your face makeup needs. It also comes with removable rings you can wear as fun accessories.
6. Sweeping Beauty Essential Brush Collection
This brush set includes the five eye and face makeup brushes and a sleek leather case for easy (and chic) storage.
7. Take Me Back to Brazil – 10 Piece Brush Set
We’re always suckers for pretty aesthetics (seriously though, how fun are these brushes?), but this brush set is more than just its looks. It includes 10 brushes with colourful metallic handles and plush synthetic bristles that hold onto pigment really well. They’re perfect for any bold makeup looks.
8. Start the Day Beautifully Kit
If you’re looking for a more eco-friendly option, this essential brush set from EcoTools is a must. They are 100% vegan and made from recycled aluminium. You get five brushes for your daily routine and a storage tray to keep them organised.
9. Clinique The Essential Brush Trio
For minimal makeup lovers, we’ve got you covered. This brush set from Clinique includes the three brushes to cover all your basic needs.
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10. Limited Edition Sparkler Starter Kit Brushes
This limited-edition holiday kit makes for a great gift. You get five mini brushes that are perfect size to stick in your bag if you’re always on the go and need a touch up here and there throughout your day. Plus it comes with an adorable pink pouch for easy storage.
11. Ultimate Brush Set
This set of five brushes from Chantecaille is perfect for traveling. We love the chic metallic case that keeps your brushes in perfect shape, so they’ll last years.
12. Real Techniques Make Up Must Have Brush Kit
Four must-have brushes and that signature orange beauty sponge in one set perfect to gift the beauty lover in your life (or yourself).
13. EmaxDesign 12 Pieces Makeup Brush Set
At only $9.99, this highly-rated Amazon find has every kind of brush you could possibly need to contour, bake, smoke, and define.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.