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The Best Makeup Brush Sets

The Best Makeup Brush Sets
Hollie Bradbury
Writer and expert2 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, Sleek, 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. Sleek MakeUP 7 Piece Brush Set
  3. EcoTools Start The Day Beautifully Kit
  4. ZOEVA Complete Set
  5. Sigma Best of Sigma 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 compact makeup brush sets

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.

The Sleek MakeUP 7 Piece Brush Set is made up of seven makeup brushes created using natural and synthetic fibres to help you achieve endless makeup looks.

The Set Contains:

  • Foundation Brush
  • Powder Brush
  • Blush Brush:
  • Eye Shadow Brush
  • Eye Contour Brush
  • Eyeliner/Brow Brush
  • Lip Brush

The best vegan makeup brush set

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

The best full face makeup brush sets

The ZOEVA Complete Set includes 15 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 with black and white bristles are synthetic and designed for using with creams and gels. Ideal for powder-based products, the white bristled brushes are crafted from natural hair blended with synthetic fibres.

The Set Contains:

  • 102 / SILK FINISH

Crafted from pure synthetic hair. Ideal for applying or blending foundation.

  • 104 / BUFFER

Crafted from pure synthetic hair. Applies and blends foundation, powder and mineral makeup.

  • 106 / POWDER

Crafted from pure synthetic hair. Applies loose and pressed powder.

  • 110 / FACE SHAPE

Crafted from pure synthetic hair. Contours the face shape with cream and powder products.

  • 128 / CREAM CHEEK

Crafted from pure synthetic hair. Applies cream and powder blush.


Crafted from pure synthetic hair. Applies and blends concealer.


Crafted from pure synthetic hair. Accentuates the crease.


Crafted from a blend of natural-synthetic hair and treated goat hair. Softly blends and smooths eyeshadow.

  • 228 / LUXE CREASE

Crafted from a blend of natural-synthetic hair and treated goat hair. Blends and shades eyeshadow in the crease.


Crafted from a blend of natural-synthetic hair and treated goat hair. Accentuates and blends in the crease.


Crafted from a blend of natural-synthetic hair and treated goat hair. Shades and blends with a smoky effect.


Crafted from pure synthetic hair. Applies the outer V with perfection.

You can count on Sigma for high-quality makeup brushes and the Sigma Best of Sigma Brush Set is no exception. Combining seven, signature quality makeup brushes made with thin fibres that softly and effectively pick up and deliver powder, liquid and cream products.

The Set Contains:

  • F80 – Flat Kabuki™: Application of liquid or cream products to flat areas of the face such as the forehead and cheeks.
  • P88 – Precision Flat Angled™: Use for precise application of concealer products anywhere on the face. Works particularly well around the eyes and nose.
  • F64 – Soft Blend Concealer™: Best for buffing and evening out concealer applied with a light hand on large areas or all-over finish of the face.
  • E57 – Firm Shader: Helps you to apply intense colours all over the lid for a controlled colour finish.
  • E38 – Diffused Crease™: Blends strong colour into the crease for a diffused effect.
  • E34 – Domed Utility™: Applies and blends intense colour into the crease and outer corner with high colour payoff.
  • E21 – Smudge: Precise application and smudging of colour onto the upper and lower lash lines.

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