One of the products I get most questions about is cruelty-free brushes. I’m excited not only to share my Top 5, but also those of two other cruelty-free bloggers, with whom I collaborated for this post.
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We’ve each selected our Top 5 Cruelty-Free brushes. We didn’t tell each other which brushes we’d be choosing ahead of time, so I can’t wait to see Christine and Liza’s picks.
Here are mine:
1. IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Airbrush Foundation Brush
I received the Heavenly Luxe Airbrush Foundation Brush ($20.00) in the IT Cosmetics Hello Beautiful! Kit. While it’s a recent addition to my collection, it’s already secured a spot in my Top 5. It’s difficult to find a dense brush that doesn’t feel the slightest bit abrasive on my prone-to-flakiness skin. But this is just that – allowing me to buff and blend without disturbing my ridiculously sensitive skin.
2. Real Techniques Blush Brush
The Blush Brush ($8.99) resembles higher end, natural hair brushes, but at a fraction of the price – and without the animal hair. The tapered shape gives you some precision with product placement while also providing flawless blending. I find it ideal for contour, highlight, and blush.
3. Eco Tools Round Powder Brush
This brush is part of the Six Piece Day-To-Night Clutch Set ($16.99) – you can see my review of the full set here. While shape-wise it may not seem like anything special, what I love is how incredibly soft and flexible the bristles are. It gives an airy light application, letting you apply the most mattifying setting powder or most pigmented blush without cakeyness or color overload.
4. Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
For me, the Expert Face Brush ($8.99) is perfect for applying any sort of cream, liquid, or gel product. It’s relatively small and the oval shape and rounded top help ensure the product blends seamlessly, without any visible edges. The bristles are very densely packed and firm yet soft. I had a hard time choosing between this and the Buffing Brush from the Core Collection, which is slightly larger and bit less firm.
5. Eco Tools Eye Shading Brush
Part of the 5 Piece Mineral Brush Set ($12.99), this is my tried-and-true, hands down favorite eye shadow brush. Most days, I just apply a wash of shadow over my lid and into my crease and this is the brush I reach for. I also use it to set under eye concealer. I do wish it was sold individually, but luckily all the other brushes in the Mineral Kit are great as well.
Make sure to check out Christine and Liza’s posts:
What are your top synthetic brushes?