Our Top Five Makeup Brush Brands

Your makeup is only as good as the tools you use to apply them with. Applying foundation, eyeshadow, blusher and lip liner not only gives your longevity but it adds punch to your face when you use a good quality brush. You are certainly spoilt for choice these days as there is a different brush to  create different looks and finishes. These are the brushes we rate.


Nanshy was created by Paula Pokora, who constantly struggled to find a range of brushes and accessories that didn’t aggravate her eczema. So she set out to develop a range of affordable and easy-to-use brushes that help achieve a flawless look. The brushes feature luxurious, anti-bacterial and cruelty-free.


This brand was created ten years ago by sisters, Jen and Stacey with the aim to make women look beautiful on the outside and feel just as good on the inside, EcoTools contain a wide range of brushes that are not only environmentally friendly, but chic, high-quality, and affordable too. The brushes are made sing recycled materials, renewable bamboo and better manufacturing processes. These brushes are the real deal and feel very soft on your hands.

Look Good, Feel Better (LGFB)

LGFB stands out from the other brands as they are the only brand that is owned by a cancer charity. The brand provides practical support for women struggling with the side effects from cancer treatment. They create high-quality makeup brushes; each precision cut brush head has been hand-made using super soft taklon bristles; making them allergy free, environmentally friendly and suitable for sensitive skin.

Real Techniques

This brand is created by another sister duo - Sam and Nic Chapman, otherwise known as the Pixiwoos. They launched Real Techniques in 2011 and since then have gone from strength to strength. They have released several collections - some that specifically for your eyes and lips but one thing all the brushes have in common is that they are durable, apply well and look very stylish.


PS Pro by Primer


I did roll my eyes when I heard that Primark were doing makeup brushes but when I actually saw them my jaw dropped. The brushes by PS Pro just looked so stylish and contemporary.. They also live up to their hype, in particular their Kubuki brush which apples foundation effortlessly. Plus it is easy to clean and comes house in a smart silver tube.