Conventional make-up brushes can sometimes be made with real animal hair, often from culled creatures (mostly squirrels or badgers). These make-up brushes use synthetic bristles, and often use eco-friendly handles too. Use them if you wear make-up, a small set is usually enough for most, but there are bigger sets, if you like to plaster it on! For longer use, wash as instructed, leave to air-dry and store as recommended.
The Natural Beauty Pot offers a set of vegan make-up brushes with bamboo handles, sold in a cute cauliflower blue cotton bag. The range includes a flat top brush (to apply foundatino), a blush/contour brush, a highlighter brush, a concealer brush, a fluffy eye brush and smudge eye brush, a flat eye shadow brush and an angled liner brush.
Flawless Vegan Makeup Brushes
Flawless Vegan Makeup Brushes are made with bamboo handles and vegan bristles. Conventional makeup brushes can often be made with badger or squirrel hair, and the animals are culled to make them.
On the Go Brush Set is perfect for travel. A set of 4 brushes: angled brow/liner, flat eyeshadow, blending brush and mini kabuki brush.
11 Piece Set is for those who wear a lot of makeup. It features brushes for contouring, foundation, buffing, powder, highlighter, blending, diffusing, eye blending, a small flat and hard angled brush and a mini kabuki brush. Or for minimalists, there is the essentials set that just contains a flat foundation brush, a powder/blush brush, a contouring brush and an illuminating highlighting brush.
Individual Brush Sets
Eye Makeup Brush Set is a set of of 4 brushes: define and line, shade, blend and paint. Trilogy Eye Makeup Brush Set features an angled blending brush for the crease of the eyelid, a blending brush for blending concealer around and under the eye, and a paint small flat brush to apply powders, minerals or creams (can also be used for concealer and contouring the lips).
The Blending Brush is ideal for concealer and eyeshadows. The long dense bristles are designed to diffuse powder, cream, gels and liquids. You can also use it to create smoky eyes and build up concealer (including hiding dark circles under the eyes).
Powder/Blusher Brush glides over the skin using the ergonomically designed handle, for a comfortable grip. Ideal to sweep blush or loose/pressed powder on top of foundation.
Highlighting Brush has super soft bristles for highlighter or bronzer, with a narrow head and dense bristles for layering.
Nicmac Beauty Brush Set
Nicmac Beauty Brush Set are made with wooden handles and recycled aluminium handles. The 6-piece set saves money if bought together: eyeshadow & angled eyeshadow brush, tapered blending brush, concealer brush, slanted eyebrow brush and eyeliner brush.