5 Awesome Budget Base/Face Brushes

When it comes down to purchasing makeup brushes, I don't like to spend too much money. I've found some great brushes and I thought I'd share some of my favourite face and base tools.
My ultimate favourite foundation brush is the buffing brush from Real Techniques Core Collection - I've got two of these sets as I adore this brush so much. It makes applying foundation so easy and it leaves a smooth, flawless complexion. I also love the Real Techniques Stippling Brush but I prefer to use it for highlighter as the bristles are soft but not as dense as the buffing brush meaning you can achieve a very light sweep over the skin. 

E.L.F's studio collection has some great, affordable brushes - I like the complexion brush as it feels really soft and doesn't shed. I also like their stippling brush too. The studio range is much better than their cheaper line so if you're thinking of making a purchase definitely look at the studio brushes.
I've mentioned EcoTools brushes before - they're lovely brushes for the price. My favourite is the Deluxe Fan Brush* - great for applying bronzer, powder or highlighter. Their brushes are super soft, dense, sturdy and don't shed. Basically everything you would want in a brush. 
Not many people probably go to Ebay to purchase their makeup brushes but theres a few I'd definitely recommend. I've been really surprised by the quality of all the brushes I've purchased from there. In particular I love this unbranded 4 piece concealer/eye brush set - you can find them on ebay here for just £1.71 for 4 brushes say what?!!. These are super soft and I like to use them for concealing and blending. They took a while to arrive but apart from that, they've been an amazing purchase!

Do you have any favourite face or base brushes?

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  1. I love Real Techniques and some Sigma brushes. I've never tried Elf ones.

    Beauty Inside Art

  2. Very cool. I've been looking for a good stippling brush, but am still unsure since I love my sponges for this reason.
    Good options though!

    Tiff | AMtoPM

  3. I bought the stippling brush and the RT buffing brush earlier this month. Why I didn't buy them earlier, I don't know. Amazing! Great selection!


  4. elf has some of the best budget brushes! i love their powder brush and their blush brush! need to try real techniques.

    brooke | brooke elise beauty

  5. I got a pack of brushes from Ebay there was 20 for £3 and I love them :) .. There is literally a brush for everything the only problem is I never know which brush to use lol. xox


  6. Love the idea of using the stippling brush to apply highlighter - I've tried using the foundation brush but it's just too small and concentrated - going to try using my stippling brush tomorrow :D


  7. The Real Techniques Buffing Brush is my favourite too! I also love their Expert Face Brush. I'd really like to try a fan brush sometime

    Gaby // etcGabrielle

  8. I really want a fan brush for highlighting!

    Sophie x

  9. I love real techniques as well! They're an amazing brand at an affordable price!

  10. These sound great, I'll definitely be taking your advice and looking on eBay! Frankie x www.londonlipstick.wordpress.com

  11. I also love the EcoTools brushes! Very good quality for the price! I haven't tried their fan brush, but it sounds very nice :)

    x Julia | Wing me a dream

  12. I love the Studio line by ELF, they are such affordable and fab quality brushes. I really like to use the RT Stippling brush for concealer :)

    alice x | beautybyalicee | bloglovin' | youtube

  13. The RT Stippling brush was one of my favourites for foundation, I haven't used it for a while but I think I might start using it again. x


  14. Real techniques have to be my favourite brand for brushes, they are so affordable yet such good quality!! I've also got this Ebay brushes and I've them.


  15. Eco Tools and Real Techniques are both such great quality brushes for the price!


  16. All my RT brushes get some serious use! Need to look into the ELF ones for the money.

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  17. I don't like to spend a lot of money in brushes. I bought mine in pink on Oasap and they cost around 17 dollars. They are good. I like them and they're very soft. But these ones look great!

  18. I love the Real Techniques brushes as well as the ELF ones! Especially for the price!

    Mikayla :)

  19. I have an ELF face brush at the moment and I really like it, nice and soft.
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

  20. I love the Real Technique brushes! Those are my favorite. Whenever they go on sale I always buy some. I love your blog!!


  21. I've just started using the real techniques buffing brush for my foundation, makes my makeup look so much better than any others ive used x

  22. I love the RT buffing brush too - I usually apply my foundation with the foundation brush then buff it all in with the buffing brush and I haven't found a combination which gives me a more flawless finish. Really great brushes. Also interested in the unbranded brushes you mentioned last - they're so cheap?! Will defo be looking into that. :) Wendy xx
    Scottish Wendy | Wendy's World

  23. I love the RT Buffing and Stippling brushes :) I also have that elf brush which I keep in my bag for on-the-go powder touch-ups. Great picks! xx

    Magpie Jasmine || Palette Giveaway: Urban Decay, Nars, Charlotte Tilbury, Too Faced

  24. I love the real techniques expert face brush. They're so good for the price


  25. The real technique brushes are such a must have!
    I did a new look on my blog today my makeup tricks for that perfect dewy & glowy skin on

  26. I love the RT Blusher Blush, it is so soft and applies products amazingly.


  27. RT brushes are a winner!


  28. I have bought brushes from Ebay before and have been super impressed. Just because they are not branded and cheap, doesn't mean they will be crap! xx

    Brenda BusyBee

  29. Hi! Thanks for the recommendations :) I was looking for some help deciding on which makeup brushes brand to get and here I found my aid haha


  30. The ELF Powder Brush from the studio line might be my favorite brush of all time!

    Amanda @ Stuff Amanda Likes.


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