They say the key to perfect makeup application is using the right tools. But with so many out there, how do you choose? Going by popularity might not always be the best option, because with so many touting the abilities of high-end makeup brushes, you could end up spending hundreds on just your basic, core collection. And yes, generally speaking, the higher the price tag on a brush, the higher quality it usually is. But there are actually a number of excellent brushes at the drugstore, in every category. So if you want quantity without having to sacrifice quality, here are the 10 best makeup brushes that you can score for less than $10.
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Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
I know it’s not technically a brush, but for those of you who lust after the Beauty Blender but don’t want to spend $20 on a sponge, this is the closest dupe out there. The flat edge of this sponge is perfect for blending in foundation while the pointed end blends in concealer like a dream.
Sonia Kashuk Core Tools Pointed Blending Brush No. 109
Everybody needs a good blending brush. This tapered one is the perfect size for both placing and blending color for a flawless eye look.