Best Makeup Brushes UK 2018

If you’re looking for a perfect gift for her, you’ve come to the right place. They say a girl best friend is diamonds, but here at couples corner, we believe a girl’s best friend is definitely her makeup brushes. So it’s important that you make sure you buy her the correct brushes. We know that a lot of people don’t really know what to look for when it comes to makeup, so don’t worry! We’ve done the hard work for you and created a list of our top 10 makeup brush gift sets.

Each gift set we mention will make a perfect gift for that someone special at Christmas, their birthday, anniversary, or anything else you wish to celebrate. No matter what the occasion is, you’re sure to bring a smile to her face.

Our Top 10 List

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#1 Becoyou Professional Makeup Brushes
#2 Niré Beauty Makeup Brush Set
#3 VALUE MAKERS 8Pcs Pro Makeup Brushes Set
#4 Make up Brushes, Start Makers Pink Makeup Brushes Professional Cosmetics Essential 32+1 Pieces Makeup Brush Set with Purple Beauty Blender and Gift Box
#5 VALUE MAKERS 10Pcs Natural Kabuki Makeup Brush Set
#6 Make up Brushes , Start Makers Professional 10 Pieces Oval Makeup Brush Set
#7 Ammiy® 32Pcs Makeup Brush Set Professional Makeup Set
#8 Qivange Makeup Brush Set
#9 Efforty 10pcs Mermaid Makeup Brush Set
#10 CDC® 10Pcs Unicorn Design Handle Shape Makeup Brushes Tools Set
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Efforty 10pcs Mermaid Makeup Brush Set

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If you’re looking for a unique gift that is completely different to your normal makeup brushes, then you need to get yourself a set of mermaid brushes. The brushes don’t only look incredible, but they are extremely high quality. All brushes are made with durable synthetic materials which provide a delicate touch to the face, they are all long lasting and the strong handles make them easy to use. The professional and quirky set includes a foundation brush, powder brush, eyeshadow brush, mascara brush, and more. They are ideal for daily uses with liquids, powers or cream applications. The bristles are perfect for normal and sensitive skin as they are so soft. They easily to pick up any type of makeup and smoothly spread it on your face so you are able to do your makeup the way you like it. Who wouldn’t want to receive a gift set full of mermaid makeup brushes?

Key Features

  • Unique mermaid tail styled brushes
  • The bristles do not shed
  • Premium synthetic fiber

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VALUE MAKERS 8Pcs Pro Makeup Brushes Set

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A luxury rose gold makeup brush gift set which contains 8 brushes as well as a beautiful creamy white carry case so you can take your brushes with you wherever you need them. The brushes are a made with synthetic brush hair which means you are guaranteed a professional finish every time and the fact the brushes are more durable and hygienic than other make up brushes means they will definitely last longer. The brushes are lightweight, plastic and the handle features a groove which gives you extra control resulting in more accurate applications. The set contains a flat contour brush, angled contour brush, powder brush, eyeshadow brush, angled brow brush, concealer brush, tapered highlighter brush and a liquid foundation brush. Everything a girl needs in one set.

Key Features

  • Gorgeous creamy white cosmetic travel bag
  • Dense and luxurious syntetic brush hair
  • A groove design in the handle for maximum precision

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Becoyou Professional Makeup Brushes

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These makeup brushes have a unique and different style with pink and shiny crystals inside the plasic handles. This five piece set includes a socket brush, eyeshadow brush, blending brush, eyeliner brush and an eyebrow brush which help you create professional finishes every time. The brushes have soft nylon bristles which feel comfortable and gentle on the face and leaves you with even coverage of makeup. The set makes a perfect and gorgeous gift for anyone who wants to learn how to do makeup or for anyone who has been wearing makeup for years. The set comes in a box to keep them safe and you will also receive a stylish travel bag so you can take your brushes wherever you go. You also have the option of having it gift wrapped if you want to create a personalised gift for someone special.

Key Features

  • Unique design
  • 100% vegan, soft and comfortable
  • Advanced corrugated nylon bristles

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CDC® 10Pcs Unicorn Design Handle Shape Makeup Brushes Tools Set

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With unique handles and some of the softest bristles, these makeup brushes truly make the perfect gift for her. It is a 10 piece pack that has different styled brushes so you can do your whole makeup with this one gift set. You even have the option to buy brushes with white bristles or treat her to rainbow coloured bristles. It doesn’t matter if you use liquid, powder, creams etc, these bristles are easy to stick to making it easier to create flawless finishes every time. The brushes do not fade and don’t shed which means the brushes will last even longer, another reason why they make an amazing gift to someone special. The gift set doesn’t just come with brushes, it has a holographic diamond shaped carry bag so you can create your flawless look every where you go.

If you’re looking for that perfect gift to get for her, then we hope our list of top 10 makeup brushes helps you finally decide on what you want to get her. Eah gift set is unique in its own way and will definitely bring a smile to that special someone, and maybe even make her friends a little bit jealous!

Key Features

  • The brushes are non-fading and the hair doesn't come off
  • Diamond shaped conviniant brush bag
  • Hard but delicate brushes create flawless looks every time

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Qivange Makeup Brush Set

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The perfect gift set for any woman. This collection of brushes come in pearly white, luscious purple and bold black meaning you can choose a colour so the gift can be more personal. There are 15 brushes which vary from a foundation brush, blending much, highlighter brush, eyeshadow brush, concealer brush and more. They make applying makeup such as creams, powders, liquids and other makeup easier and bolder. The super soft bristles do not shred and don’t irritate or hurt your skin. They have durable handles and are full length for the ultimate applications as well as a long life span. If you want to keep your brushes safe, the gift set comes with a creamy white PU leather bag which is perfect for on the move so you can always top up your makeup throughout the day.

Key Features

  • The PU leather carry case protects your brushes while you're on the move
  • Vegan fiber which is soft and sensative on skin
  • Long and durable handles give the brushes a long lifespam

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Ammiy® 32Pcs Makeup Brush Set Professional Makeup Set

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High quality makeup brushes apply face and eye makeup incredibly easily and gives you that stylish look on every application. You can buy this gift set with 18 brushes or 32 brushes including a foundation brush, blending brush, eyeliner brush, powder brush and more. The brushes are made of premium synthetic hair which makes them a lot softer, denser and silkier than other brushes. The denser bristles means there is no shedding and they offer softer applications. The gift set comes in a beautiful white soft leather bag that keep your brushes safe and allows you to travel with them.

Key Features

  • High quality make up brushes and durable bristles
  • Stylish carry case for easily taking your brushes everywhere
  • Soft bristles gives you a natural finish every time

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Make up Brushes , Start Makers Professional 10 Pieces Oval Makeup Brush Set

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A new experience to applying makeup, these toothbrush designed brushes are extremely soft and dense which is perfect for your day to day makeup routine. The pack contains a concealer brush, eyeshadow brush, powder brush, foundation brush, blush brush and more gorgeous brushes that evenly apply the makeup. The brushes are strong and durable but to get even coverage on your face, they are able to bend up to 90° for flawless finishes. Soft and comfortable synthetic hairs makes better application giving you perfect looks.

Key Features

  • Unique toothbrush shaped brushes
  • The brushes can bend up to 90 degrees for the ultimate application
  • Ergonomic handlesare proves greater stability for better application

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VALUE MAKERS 10Pcs Natural Kabuki Makeup Brush Set

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This gift set is made up of 10 super soft brushes in the colour rose gold which create a professional finish every time. This brush collection involves everything a girl needs to kick start her beautiful regine. They are made with the best synthetic brush hair which has full elasticity, they are more hygienic and are also more durable than other brush hairs. The handles were designed carefully to make sure they offer an ultimate performance and are weighted enough to give you a comfortable and controlled application. You can even carry your brushes in a luxury and stylish creamy white travel bag.

Key Features

  • Elasticity feel on the synthetic brush hairs
  • Beautiful and handy travel bag
  • The bristles are soft on skin while creating a flawless look

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Make up Brushes, Start Makers Pink Makeup Brushes Professional Cosmetics Essential 32+1 Pieces Makeup Brush Set with Purple Beauty Blender and Gift Box

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This makes a perfect gift due to the fact it has a variety of different brushes included. This pink makeup gift box has everything a girl needs, whether she’s a beginner or an expert at makeup. The gift set features 31 brushes which includes everything from eyebrow lash combs to a foundation brush, from a concealer brush to a lip brush, from a nose shading brush to a beauty bender and so much more. Each brush has its own usage and most of them have multiple uses which shows just how easy they are to use. The high quality premium bristles are super gentle on skin and comes with a luxury pouch to keep your brushes safe and makes it easy for travelling.

Key Features

  • The brushes come with a luxurious pouch.
  • Made from soft syntetic hairs.
  • Latex-free beauty brushes.

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Niré Beauty Makeup Brush Set

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A 12 piece brush set is the perfect amount of brushes for a gift to someone. The set contains full sized brushes as well as a foundation blending sponge, a brush cleaning tool and the ultimate brush holder. The cleaning tool is perfect for giving a deep clean to the brushes so you don’t have to worry about any unwanted dirt or makeup drying to the bristles. The set contains brushes such as angled blush brush, highlight brush, concealer brush, foundation brush and so much more. The eye brushes involves an eyebrow brush, angled eyeshadow brush, pencil brush, spoolie brush and more. If you ever want to travel with your brushes, you will also receive a gorgeous black brush holder so you can take them anywhere.

Key Features

  • Prevents break-outs from dirty brushes
  • The deluxe and durable brush case
  • An added silicone brush cleaning tool

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How Do I Clean My Makeup Brushes?

When you invest in makeup brushes, it is extremely important that you make sure they are cleaned correctly and thoroughly. There is nothing worse than having dirty brushes with lumps of makeup stuck to them, bristles harding and you having to eventually throw them away. So, because we know the importance of washing your brushes, we’ve got a few tips for you to help your brushes looking brand new meaning you can hold onto them for longer. A simple method we like to use is running the bristles under lukewarm water to prepare them before dipping and swirling them in a bowl with water and baby shampoo. Rinse them with some more lukecold water and pat them dry gently before letting them air dry. We prefer using this method as it isn’t harsh on the brushes and doesn’t do damage to them. There are also brush cleaning tools you can buy such as a silicone scrubbing board so you can gently scrub away the makeup.


How Long Do Makeup Brushes Last?

If you look after your brushes and wash them after usage, they could last approximately 2 years. Now, we understand that 2 years doesn’t seem a long time, but if you use them daily, this is a great lifespan for your brushes. If you wish to replace them within the 2 years, that is even better for you and will stop bacteria build up which could cause infections which definitely won’t suit your makeup look! There are some signs you have to look out for that will indicate if you need to replace your brushes, these are shedding, if they don't clean properly, any sign of broken handles, cracked parts or if the brushes are misshapen. Being careful will be beneficial to help prevent any of these happening.


Why Are Makeup Brushes Better Than Sponges?

Brushes are the most popular way of applying makeup and due to the fact there are so many different ones means you can find a brush for everything. But, sponges are becoming a popular way to apply makeup, so we’ve decided to compare them and show you why makeup brushes are better for you than sponges.


Makeup Brushes:

  •     Brushes are the fastest way to apply makeup.
  •     They spread the makeup seamlessly which gives you a flawless finish every time.
  •     Doing multiple layers is easy and gives you better control over your look.
  •     Because some brushes are small, they are better for getting in the hard to reach places.
  •     The brushes buff foundation which gives you a more natural look.

Sponges:

  •     Foundation will be applied lightweight and sheer.
  •     Sponges can be dampened so the makeup will give a more natural glow and effect.
  •     A cheaper alternative to brushes.
  •     Certain sponges are good for nooks and crannies.

Here at Couples Corner, we generally believe that brushes apply makeup better, they give a more natural look and the brushes are easier to control. But the reason they’re better is the fact they’re stronger, have multiple uses which means all you need is a makeup brush gift set without the other accessories and still have an incredible finish every time.


What Are The Different Types Of Makeup Brushes?

There are so many different brushes that are around in the beauty business and if you’re new to makeup or finding a gift for another person and you’re not quite sure which brushes to get, don’t worry! We have done the research to help you, we’ve created a list a makeup brushes The makeup brush genre varies from foundation as well as concealer brushes, stippling brush, angled blush brush, powder brush, angled brush, blending brush, eyeshadow brush as well as many more different styles. So no matter what you want to choose it for, you’ll be sure to find it.


Why Do Makeup Brushes Shed?

If your makeup brushes have started to shed, could could either just bin them, or ask yourself these 3 questions. Are your brushes new? Having brand new brushes will result in them shedding, this is because they’re new which means the bristles are stiff and need to get used to being bent and used daily. This shedding will soon stop after a few uses. Are your brushes shedding when you’re washing them? It is normal for bristles to come loose at this time because cleaning your brushes means you’re just slowly washing away the gunk and powders that have stuck to the bristles and stuck them together. And the obvious question, is your brush old? Brushes last a while if they’re looked after, but they won’t last forever. If you know your brushes are extremely old with fragile bristles, it’s time for an upgrade!


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