Brushes are essential to any makeup junkie. They make the application much easier and your makeup will look blended and not cakey (well most of the time). But, not everyone wants to give an arm and a leg just for decent brushes.
Some of my favorite affordable brushes are from Eco Tools, E.l.f, and Real Techniques. You don’t need to go overboard on brushes- you just want the essentials. I would recommend starting out with a foundation brush (flat top brush), a powder brush, an angled brush, a stipple brush, and brushes for eyeshadows (crease brush, smudge brush, and shader brush). I recommend going to Ulta, Target, or even online to find these brushes. Below are some examples!
I also know that Morphe Brushes has inexpensive and quality makeup brushes. You don’t necessarily need all of these and it’s personal preference. You could have tons more than me and that’s fine too.
Thanks for reading!