When it comes to purchasing makeup brushes, I prefer to buy affordable options. I'm not in a position at the moment where I can justify spending £30 on one brush but regardless of whether you're in the market to spend on brushes or not, theres no denying that the quality of affordable brushes has vastly improved over the past few years.
Real techniques is a brand that need no introduction. My must haves from the line include the core collection - its currently only £13.25 on Amazon, (the buffing and contour brushes from this kit are incredible). I also love the setting brush (currently £5.94 on Amazon), I enjoy using this to blend in my undereye concealer as its really soft and the ideal size for that area.
An underrated brand for brushes is E.L.F. Their complexion brush is a bargain at £3.95 - its dense, soft and great for multi tasking. I use it for face powder, highlighter and blush. It doesn't shed when washed and is just an all round great buy. Another brand slightly under the radar is ecotools. Ecotools seriously have some fantastic brushes. I reviewed both the fresh and flawless complexion set and the deluxe fan brush in this post. They are great value for money and I've noticed them in TKMaxx a few times for slightly cheaper than the retail price.
Finally, I have to mention my ebay brush buys. Ebay isn't really somewhere you'd consider a go-to for brushes but I've been extremely surprised by the quality. I wrote about the 217 dupe brush in this post. For 99p its a complete steal. Whilst the brush itself is larger than the 217, its great for blending out concealer or applying a little highlighter. I also highly recommend this ebay brush set, which for £2.55 for a set of four you cant go wrong with.
What are your favourite affordable makeup brushes?