In today’s day and age, no more do we have to stare at still magazine pictures for our make-up inspiration and guess the techniques and tools used to create such looks. Today, we have Vloggers!!!! If you’re a girl like me you’ll spend hours in the evenings watching beauty tutorials – making notes of the best, must-have tools !! One of the hardest decisions a girl can make is choosing the right make-up brushes. Fundamentally choosing the right brush can make all the difference between rough and streaky to smooth and silky looking skin.  But what are the best brushes if you’re on a budget ?? Here is a countdown of my top 5 makeup brushes under £20!!

No. 5 – Eco Tools Piece Starter Collection

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This ultra soft set if for those of you who want to look good whilst being environmentally friendly. For me, one of the best brushes in the set is the angled liner brush which I can honestly say that I use on a daily basis. It’s the only brush that I can grantee a sharp edge at the end of my cat eye. Another neat thing about this set is that they come in a re-usable pouch – which I think makes them perfect for travel. From time to time, If I know it’s going to be a long day I’ll chock the pouch in my bag and use the brushes for touch-ups during the day.

No.4 – Morphie 600 12 piece Sable Brush Set

Again this is a cruelty-free collection is a definite bargain coming in at just £14  for 12 brushes – that’s just over £1  per brush!!! This is a brilliant starter set for those of you who are keen to unleash their inner beauty guru. This amazing set comes with pretty much any type of brush you’ll need making it perfect all of you inner bargain hunters


No. 3 – Morphie 690 6 piece Deluxe Contour Brush Set

This is my most recent makeup brush purchase – and definitely one that I don’t regret. Coming in at 50p over budget I can guarantee these brushes do not disappoint. Yes … they say ‘contour brushes’ but the three bigger brushes are amazing (and I mean amazing) at blending foundation. These brushes really buff your foundation in so well it almost looks like your wearing no make-up at all. Not forgetting the three smaller brushes which I think are perfect for sculpting and shading the delicate eye areas. Overall, these brushes can do a lot more than what they are sold as so a definitely a great investment!

No. 2 – Beauty Blender

I know this isn’t a brush, but it’s definitely as good as … if not better. Who would have thought a single sponge could do so much! You can use it to apply your foundation, your concealer, to contour, to apply your blush … some beauty geniuses even use it to blend out eyeshadows! In all honestly when the beauty blender hype started I too was hesitant to spend so much on a sponge – but this is far from the thing in your kitchen sink. I promise you’ll get more than your use out of it and trust me when I say there is nothing else out there that will blend your make-up quite like this!

No. 1 – Real Techniques Core Collection

My number one for the best make-up brushes on a budget is also coincidently one of my very first make-up buys – the real techniques Core collection. Coming in at just under £15 this collection consisting of 4 must have brushes is indefinitely the key to creating flawless skin. I am certain that there isn’t a single beauty blogger or vlogger who does not have this core collection – everybody loves them !! Want some more good news? ….You can get them at a steal of a price on Amazon , they come with a great carry case – great for all your travels….. and they are built to last!


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