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Top 10 Makeup Brush Sets Under $50

Refresh your beauty bag with these brush sets under $50

Refresh your beauty bag with these brush sets under $50

No matter what you do, everyone has a set of “tools” they use on a daily basis, be it a computer, paint brush, briefcase or the like. Since we like approaching our makeup application the smart way, these top ten sets are your new go-to set of tools for when it comes to getting the look you want. The best part? They’re all under $50, making achieving the perfect contouring or warm glow easy on the wallet. They’re also ideal for traveling, so grab a set now and worry about packing later. We made our selections based on our unique algorithm, which combs through the world wide web to bring you the top ten picks that are best sellers and highly reviewed by users, so you’re in good company. 

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June 21, 2016

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IT Brushes for Ulta Your Multi-Tasker Deluxe Dual-Ended Travel Brush Set
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IT Brushes for Ulta Your Multi-Tasker Deluxe Dual-Ended Travel Brush Set

If you need a first set of makeup brushes, this is a great pick. It includes everything you need, and comes in a handy, travel-friendly kit.

Sephora Collection Here's The Skinny Brush Wrap

You can also store mascara, eyeliner and eyeshadow in this nifty kit with five brushes for powder, foundation, eye makeup and more. 

Sigma Beauty #THEEDIT

Made for precise application (think: blending and contouring) this high-end kit would make even a Kardashian proud. 

EcoTools Five Piece Travel Set

Super affordable (under $15!) these high-quality brushes are also eco friendly, with even the packaging made from recycled materials. 

IT Brushes for Ulta Your Must Have Airbrush Travel Set

Made specifically with flying in mind, these super portable brushes will give you everything you need to craft your look from 3,000 feet. 

Sephora Collection Complexion Perfection Brush Set

A blemish concealer brush has a unique shape that allows you to perfectly apply cover-up in this set of four brushes in a modern, handsome case.

Real Techniques Core Collection

Hand-cut, ultra plush brushes make for dream-like application in this makeup set that would be a great group gift for bridesmaids on the big day. 

Sonia Kashuk Limited Edition Brush Set

What more can you really need? This set of twelve brushes provides you endless ways to craft and define your look. Plus, they look really cool. 

Shany Professional Signature 24 Piece Brush Set

Why not go big or go home? This set of 24 brushes would make any makeup artist envious, which makes sense: It was designed in partnership with those in the biz. 

Coastal Scents Pearl 16-Piece Brush Set

Grab this full set beloved by beauty bloggers and start filming your own makeup tutorials. You never know: These days anyone can be a star. 

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