Best Makeup Brush Sets for Under $50

Expensive makeup brushes are not a make-or-break when it comes to your makeup application. To be honest, some of the most skilled makeup artists rely on the power of their fingers more than any brush to get the perfect application. We’re all for splurging on nice things that will up your makeup game, but you don’t have to break the bank for a great brush. There are cheap makeup brush sets out there that work just as well as the most overpriced options on the market.

Makeup brush sets, of course, are convenient for a lot of reasons, not least of which being that they cover all your target areas in one purchase and make your vanity look well organized. If you’re always on the go, you can easily pop one of these sets in your purse or suitcase to have ready whenever you need a quick touch-up.We’ve rounded up eight of the best cheap makeup brush sets you’re going to want to add to your collection.


Zoeva Classic Eye Set $45

This Classic Eye Set contains six high-quality eye brushes from Zoe Boikou, a leader in the make up brush industry. Some brushes are made of pure synthetic hair while others have a  natural-synthetic hair blend. From subtle everyday looks to seductive smokey eyes, this brush kit enables you to create highly professional eye makeups.

Let's take a look at the brushes it comes with:

227 Luxe Soft Definer: Softly blends and smooths eye shadow

231 Luxe Petit Crease: Accentuates and blends in the crease

234 Luxe Smoky Shader: Shades and blends with a smoky effect

315 Fine Liner: Creates delicate eyeliner strokes

317 Wing Liner: Creates detailed eyeliner strokes and a perfect wing

322 Brow Line: Flawlessly applies cream and powder eyebrow product.


Morphe - Set 706 $25

Morphe offers a 12 piece black and white striped travel set that has a range of tools for eyes and face with both natural and synthetic brushes. While the morphe company now offers products ranging from eye pallets to lip colors and highlighters, the company started with exclusively makeup brushes back in 2008. Being that they made their roots in affordable makeup brushes, we had to have their expert brushes on the list.

Here’s A list of the 12 brushes it includes:

Powder Brush - 6.5" (Bristles: natural)

Blush Brush - 6.5" (Bristles: natural)

Flat Foundation Brush - 6.5" (Bristles: synthetic)

Angled Shadow Brush - 6.5" (Bristles: natural)

Flat Shadow Fluff Brush - 6.5" (Bristles: natural)

Blender Brush - 6.5" (Bristles: natural)

Chubby Shadow Brush - 6.5" (Bristles: natural)

Blender Fluff - 6.5" (Bristles: natural)

Concealer Brush - 6.5" (Bristles: synthetic)

Detail Shadow Fluff - 6.5" (Bristles: natural)

Lip Brush - 6" (Bristles: synthetic)

Angle Liner Brush - 6" (Bristles: synthetic)


Tarte Cosmetics - Minutes to Mermaid Brush Set $42

A fun option that still holds high quality is the Minutes to Mermaid Set by Tarte Cosmetics. It features five full-sized brushes complete with shiny rainbow mermaid tail handles. Not only will your makeup table bright and fun but you can feel great about this purchase from Taarte’s vegan collection of makeup brushes.3

Tarte Cosmetics Minutes to Mermaid Brush Set includes:

Large Powder Brush

Cheek Brush

Highlighter Stippling Brush

Domed Eyeshadow Brush

Pencil Brush


My Kit Co My Eyes Tin $45

Brush brand, My Kit Co, is owned by renowned professional makeup artist James Molloy. James has a vast background of beauty knowledge, and it  shines through with these brushes. The soft bristles pick up and blend pigments beautifully, whether you're working with creams, liquids or powders.\

Inside This Kit you will Find:

1.0 - my shade & shadow

1.6 - my smoothing shadow

1.10 - my sharp angle

1.15 - my blending shadow large

Real Techniques Everyday Essentials $20

Real Techniques offer this bargain brush bargian brush set. Co-owners of Real Techniques and sisters, Samantha and Nicola grew up around makeup and carried that childhood fascination for beauty into their business. These brushes are a great way to get a professional, quality application for a more wallet friendly price.

The Real Technique Everyday Essentials Includes:

RT 400 blush

Miracle Complexion Sponge

RT 300 deluxe crease

RT 402 setting

RT 200 expert face

Andre Lorent Pro Makeup Brush Set $40

This vegan brush set from Andre Lorent gains its spot on our list through its LuxeFiber technology. LuxeFiber is an ultra-quality synthetic fiber that results in a much softer feel, far better makeup application, and a luxurious experience when applying your makeup. These brushes are durable yet soft and designed for every day use in the most demanding of environments.

This Five Piece Kit Contains-

Foundation Brush

Powder and Blush Brush

Angled Liner Brush

Eyeshadow Brush

Lip Brush

If you are looking to find a new brush set on a budget these are the best options out there. Spending a few hundred on a professional brush set may feel great but you can achieve the same results from these great brands. But don't take our word for it- try them out yourself. You wont be dissapointed.

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