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The Best Makeup Brush Sets

The Best Makeup Brush Sets
Hollie Bradbury
Writer and expert3 years ago
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Finding the best makeup brushes can involve a little trial and error, however, we are here to help. Our beauty experts have rounded up the very best makeup brush sets, that will bring you the best quality brushes from respected beauty brands such as Sigma, ZOEVA, ICONIC London, Real Techniques and more.

Purchasing good quality makeup brushes can be a bit of an investment, but it is totally worth it for a professional finish to your makeup, no bristle shedding and being able to use your brushes for years to come. If you want to make a saving, without compromising on quality, then buying your makeup brushes in a set can actually save you money on the price per brush as opposed to buying each brush individually.

The best makeup brush sets

  1. Real Techniques Everyday Essentials
  2. ICONIC London Ultimate Brush Set
  3. EcoTools Start The Day Beautifully Kit
  4. ZOEVA The Complete Brush Set
  5. Sigma Deluxe Blending Brush Set
  6. Luxie - Rose Gold 30 Piece Brush Book Set

Makeup brush sets come in a variety of formations. You can buy an entire brush set which includes a makeup brush for every area of makeup application, or you can buy a makeup brush set for specific areas such as base, or eyes.

A uniform makeup brush set also looks pretty gorgeous on your dressing table, or in your makeup bag too as you can buy sets in some pretty amazing colourways and patterns. And if you’re looking for a thoughtful gift, makeup brush sets will also make a fellow makeup maven very happy if you’re on the hunt for the perfect present.

The best makeup brush sets

Real Techniques Everyday Essentials set

With everything you need to create a full makeup look, the Real Techniques Everyday Essentials set caters for your base, cheeks and eyes. This synthetic brush set contains everything you need to get started.

The Set Contains:
  • 400 Blush Brush

The fluffy blusher brush is made with soft, tapered bristles to seamlessly blend powder blush.

  • Miracle Complexion Sponge®

The 3-in-1 makeup blender is made from soft flexible foam to stipple your favourite products with finesse. The precision tip conceals blemishes and targets smaller areas. The flat edge can be used to blend liquid and cream foundations and concealers in the contours around the eyes and nose for a bright highlighted base.

  • 300 Deluxe Crease Brush

An eyeshadow brush with short, dense bristles for blending cream and powder eyeshadows.

  • 402 Setting Brush

This soft and fluffy makeup brush is designed to dust on highlighter or set powders.

  • 200 Expert Face Brush

Complete with firm bristles for buffing liquid and cream foundations into the skin.

ICONIC London Ultimate Brush Set 

The ICONIC London Ultimate Brush Set is an essential brush kit for any makeup lover. Featuring carefully crafted brushes with rose gold stiletto handles, these brushes don't just look great in your makeup kit, but deliver seamless results across a range of cream, powder and gel formulas. What's more? Housed in a blush pink pouch, it's ideal to take with you wherever you go.

The Set Contains:

  • Large Powder Brush Designed for loose or pressed powder formulas, the silky bristles apply product easily to the face for diffused finish.
  • Tapered Powder Brush The tapered, oval-shaped brush head is ideal for adding loose or pressed-powder bronzers to the skin.
  • Foundation Buffer The dense bristles form the optimal shape to buff product evenly across the face.
  • Contour Buffer The buffer brush is perfect for sculpting the visage, adding definition and dimension.
  • Angled Powder Brush The angled brush head perfectly adheres to your existing curves and contours as it blends product out swiftly.
  • Concealer Blender The compact bristles are designed to apply product in even harder-to-reach areas of the face, particularly around the eye contour.
  • Flat Fan Brush The flat, fanned bristles are perfect for applying highlighter as they transfer the ideal amount of product to the complexion.
  • Large Shader The silky-soft bristles are perfect for packing on product, while the brush head can blend out any harsh lines or edges.
  • Medium Angled Shader The slanted brush head lends itself to both applying brow-based product and blending shadows in the crease.
  • Tapered Blending Brush The tapered tip is the ideal shape for blending out harsh lines and edges.
  • Small Angle Brush This petite angled brush is expertly designed to deliver smooth, even eyeliner.
  • Small Point Brush The slender tip is suitable for applying eyeliner, filling and defining brows or adding detail to the inner corner of the eye. 

EcoTools Start The Day Beautifully Kit.

You can be guaranteed quality with the EcoTools Start The Day Beautifully Kit. Complete with five essential brushes to cover your entire face, this vegan makeup brush set is made from sustainable bamboo handles and100% cruelty-free synthetic bristles.

The Set Contains:

  • Angled Foundation Brush
  • Blurring Brush
  • Defined Crease Brush
  • Angled Liner Brush
  • Full Blush Brush
  • Storage Tray


ZOEVA The Complete Brush Set

The ZOEVA The Complete Brush Set includes 9 of ZOEVA’s iconic makeup brushes. All handmade, the makeup brushes in the Complete Set are soft on your face but sturdy in your hand. The ZOEVA brushes are vegan, super soft and crafted to help you create an effortless full glam. Plus, the brushes are housed in a sleek black clutch bag to keep the bristles protected and stored efficiently.

The Set Contains:

  • 104 Foundation Buffer
  • 105 Highlight
  • 106 Powder Face
  • 127 Blush & Contour
  • 142 Concealer Buffer
  • 228 Crease Definer
  • 230 Detail Smoky Blender
  • 234 Smoky Shader
  • 317 Wing Liner
  • Clutch Bag (24cm x 18cm)

Sigma Deluxe Blending Brush Set

You can count on Sigma for high-quality makeup brushes and the Sigma Deluxe Blending Brush Set is no exception. Combining nine signature quality makeup brushes made with thin fibres that softly and effectively pick up product, this set allows you to have full control over your eye look, from sheer coverage to high-impact glam.

The Set Contains:

  • E25 Blending
  • E25 Max Blending
  • E27 Detail Blending™
  • E38 Diffused Crease™
  • E40 Tapered Blending
  • E40 Max Tapered Blending
  • E45 Small Tapered Blending
  • E45 Max Small Tapered Blending
  • E49 Medium Tapered Blending

Luxie - Rose Gold 30 Piece Brush Book Set

Looking to buy every single makeup brush you need for some makeup mastery? The Luxie - Rose Gold 30 Piece Brush Book Set is a comprehensive collection of face and eye brushes for beginners and professionals alike. Each handcrafted brush is totally vegan and cruelty-free.

The Set Contains:

Face Brushes:
  • Rose Gold Large Powder Face Brush 502
  • Rose Gold Large Angled Face Brush 504
  • Rose Gold Duo Fiber Stippling Face Brush 508
  • Rose Gold Foundation Face Makeup Brush 510
  • Rose Gold Small Contouring Brush 512
  • Rose Gold Blush Face Brush 51
  • Rose Gold Duo Fiber Powder Brush 516
  • Rose Gold Large Powder Face Brush 518
  • Rose Gold Tapered Face Brush 520
  • Rose Gold Tapered Highlight Brush 522
  • Rose Gold Small Duo Fiber Face Brush 524
  • Rose Gold Large Concealer Brush 526
  • Rose Gold Concealer Brush 528
  • Rose Gold Flat Contour Brush 542
  • Rose Gold Lip Brush 160
Eye Brushes:
  • Rose Gold Brow and Lash Spoolie Brush 201
  • Rose Gold Tapered Blending Brush 205
  • Rose Gold Medium Angled Shading Brush 207
  • Rose Gold Large Shader Eye Brush 209
  • Rose Gold Small Concealer Brush 211
  • Rose Gold Eye Shading Eye Brush 213
  • Rose Gold Small Angle Eye Brush 215
  • Rose Gold Pencil Eye Brush 217
  • Rose Gold Eye Liner Eye Brush 219
  • Rose Gold Flat Definer Brush 221
  • Rose Gold Short Shader Brush 223
  • Rose Gold Blending Brush 227
  • Rose Gold Tapered Blending Brush 229
  • Rose Gold Small Tapered Blending Brush 231
  • Rose Gold Large Fluff Brush 233

As we always say, flawless makeup application starts with the tools you use. The makeup brush sets we have introduced you to here are sure to allow you to create beautiful makeup looks for years to come.

Hollie Bradbury
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I've been writing about hair and beauty for over 10 years. I am a collector of vintage perfume and my go-to look always includes a bold pink lip! For more, visit