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The key to flawless-looking makeup is using the right tools to apply your products, i.e., makeup brushes. A quality set helps smooth, buff and blend makeup onto your skin and make it look seamless. Like all beauty products, brushes can deteriorate over time, even with a proper washing routine, so it’s best to replace them once they’re past their prime. (Some signs to look for are the bristles fraying or shedding or the brush smelling off.) Take these hints as your sign to do a thorough spring clean and ditch those old brushes you’ve had for years.
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Though you can find brushes at any retailer that sells makeup, one of the best places to buy makeup tools is Amazon—given its wide selection and same- or next-day delivery for Prime members. There are thousands of options to scroll through, so to help you narrow down the best makeup brushes on Amazon, we’ve compiled a list of the top-rated options worth adding to your collection.
1. This beginner-friendly kit from Real Techniques
You can’t go wrong with Reviewed’s favorite makeup brush set: the Everyday Essentials Kit from Real Techniques. The set contains five multi-use tools—a sponge, two small brushes, one medium-sized brush and one large brush—so you’ll have everything you need to either start a kit or replace basics from your existing collection. Our tester praised this kit for its ability to expertly apply liquid, cream and powder products while feeling super-soft against the skin with synthetic bristles and durable with aluminum handles.
One reviewer concurs: