Basic makeup brushes

I'm looking to buy some basic makeup brushes for when I go to the gym before work. What are some good budget brushes you recommend for powder foundation, bronzer/blush (although I don't wear blush), and eye shadow?


Or another question would be, if I could only carry 3 (budget) brushes to the gym, which ones should it be?

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Hi JenWho-


I think the best investment is getting a travel short handed brush set! I always take something small with me to the gym. Here's a good basic one that has essential brushes!


Face & Eye Travel Tool Kit


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<3 Melissa

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You can get the Real Techniques Travel Essentials kit on amazon for about $15.  It has a foundation brush, a multi task brush for powder/blush/bronzer, and a domed shadow brush.  Plus it comes in an envelope sleeve that can stand up.  


The brushes are surprisingly good quality too.  I use the multitask for powder and the domed eyeshadow is one of the best I have (although I don't have many).  

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Aim for a powder brush (you can always hold it at the bristles to make it more dense and smaller to apply blush and use it's sides as a flat brush for bronzer), a basic shadow brush, and smudge/angled brush for liner, filling in brows, softening creams, even applying lipstick with precision, or adding some concealer.


For being on a budget, try looking into ELF's Studio brushes, they range from $3 to $6 and are made of super soft synthetic bristles that won't get scratchy.


Something like this for face:







Something like this for your detail brush:



Brands that feel similar are EcoTools and Real Techniques.

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