Finding the perfect Christmas present for your friends is hard enough, but finding one for beauty gurus can be a challenging task.
Luckily, there's one thing most gals appreciate (since they go through them quicker than chewing gum): makeup brushes.
You can never have too many makeup brushes! Sometimes they get lost or misplaced, often they just need to be replaced since they've been used too much.
If you're out of ideas on what to give for Christmas to your beauty-loving girlfriends, here's a great selection of budget-friendly makeup brush sets that are all the rave right now at Amazon.
1. BS-MALL 14-piece rose gold makeup brush set
With over 5600 5-star ratings on Amazon, you know these brushes are a total steal. As one reviewer noted, these are even comparable to high-end brushes!
The 14-piece set includes pretty much anything you need: from eyeliner and lip brushes to big flat and angled brushes. Plus, they look stylish thanks to the rose gold finish. Considering the price tag on these, you could easily buy a set for all of your friends and yourself and still stay within your Christmas gift budget.
2. BEAKEY 12-piece makeup brush set with blender sponge and brush cleaner
This set features 10 brushes for any necessities but on top of that, it comes with a blender sponge and brush cleaner. The sponge is completely reusable and washable and doesn't include latex.
Several Amazon reviewers have expressed their amazement as the brushes hold up great even after a few months. It really is the best bang for the buck, considering how well the brushes do even after long usage.
3. VANDER LIFE 24-piece brush set with travel bag
A makeup brush set that comes with a travel bag? Yes, please!
This VANDER LIFE set is not just versatile with all of the 24 pieces, but all the brushes are made with soft cruelty-free fibers that won't hurt your skin and work perfectly even for those who have very sensitive skin. The company is so confident in their product that they offer a 1-year warranty and a 100% money-back guarantee.
Even if they seem too good to be true, many reviewers are praising the brushes. “They blend like an absolute dream, are super easy to use, pick up a good amount of product, are very soft on the face, and feel great in my hand,” was one reviewer amazed.
Great quality and stylish look – what else could you ask for?
4. EmaxDesign 12-piece brush set with bamboo handles
Are your friends nature-fans? If so, then this EmaxDesign set might be perfect thanks to the beautiful bamboo handles. The brushes have been receiving a lot of praise for their softness and sturdiness as the bristles don't fall out. The company itself has even said that “they will not shed as long as you own the brush”.
The set includes 12 brushes and a portable bag. Another great find for such a low price!
5. USpicy 32-piece makeup brush set with a case
It's easy to see how this USpicy set gathered 1300 5-star ratings on Amazon. It's a 32-piece set with a stylish storage case and it costs so little that you won't be paying even a dollar per brush with this set.
The set includes several pretty similar brushes (e.g. six larger eyeshadow brushes) but if you're looking for a budget-friendly brush set for daily using, this could be a great option. They also offer a 12-month warranty, hinting the quality you can expect.
6. BESTOPE 14-piece makeup brush set with a storage case
These eco-friendly makeup brushes suit perfectly for a Christmas present, considering the stylish storage case and overall great look of the brushes.
What sets these brushes apart is the unique shape of some of the brushes as well as the sturdy feel of the bristles. As one reviewer noted, “they make me feel like I spent $100 on these”.
7. EcoTools Start the Day Beautifully 5-piece makeup brush set
Comparing to other entries in this list, this makeup brush set is for sure a lot pricier but there's a good reason for it.
Firstly, EcoTools brushes are cruelty-free and made from recycled aluminum and plastic, 20% cotton and 80% bamboo fibers. They really put the “ecofriendly” in their products!
In addition, they donate to Glamour's The Girl Project as a way to support women's empowerment. With a gift like this, you'll not only put a smile on your friend's face with a practical gift, you'll know you've helped to support a great cause.
8. Coshine 8-piece makeup brush set with a cute pink bag
As one Amazon reviewer said: “Do I know how to apply makeup? No. Do I feel super pretty and magical when I try thanks to these brushes? Hell yes.”
This Coshine set is really something else. Every brush has a different design, decorated with a shiny metal handle that features a beautiful icon on it. The handles are made of real metal, not plastic, so they'll feel very sturdy and durable. With tiny hearts and moons on your makeup brushes, you'll feel as if you're a teenager again!
Doing your makeup should always feel fun and these brushes remind that. Treat both yourself and your best friend with these brushes and you'll be sure to have a laugh once she opens her present.