I’m a self-confessed snob about a lot of things, but interestingly, makeup brushes aren’t exactly one of them. Not in the true sense anyway. I have a lot of brushes collected over the years, from different price ranges. I must say however that when buying natural hair brushes as I was before, there is a marked difference in quality between a cheap brush and an expensive one so I am very much pickier. The former is scratchy, sheds and can irritate the skin. The latter is usually better made, softer and less scratchy. Usually. There are of course, exceptions.
I must say however that the primary reason I have a lot of brushes is mainly due to the explosion of mineral makeup on the scene about 5 years ago. Although mineral makeup isn’t something I seek out, the other thing they gave us was very lovely, dense and super soft makeup brushes. Oh and at affordable prices. These brushes have synthetic bristles and with synthetic bristles, you get a super smooth surface and it does not scratch the skin. At one time, synthetic brushes were all I was using.
Over the years however, I’ve worked out the sort of makeup brushes I prefer, and why I prefer them, and why I think some types of brushes superior to others. If you’re keen to know what I think, read on and you can share your views too 🙂