Top 10 Affordable Brushes

Yesterday when I was staring at a whole pile of brushes that needed to be washed, I got the idea that I could talk about brushes today. Most of the brushes I own are available by us, either in drugstores or online. At the beginning I thought I could talk about my top 5 drugstore brushes, but then the number started increasing with new and new brushes I needed to mention, so in the end I decided to pick up 10 brushes that make my makeup routine easier. So today I want to show you my top 10 affordable (mostly drugstore) brushes without which my makeup wouldn’t look as it does.


EcoTools blush brush
EcoTools blush brush is definitely in my top five favourite brushes. I own quite few blush brushes, but I love none like this one. It’s dense, but so soft and it blends out perfectly every single blush. Its form is interesting – bristles on the side are shorter than in the middle, but maybe that’s her secret of a perfect brush that makes me love it so much. I have it for quite some time now, maybe even for two year, but it still looks like new. It didn’t lose the shape although it was washes countless times, and since the first washing it didn’t lose any bristle. It’s definitely the best blush brush and I would recommend it to anyone. In the past EcoTools was available at drugstore Tuš, but by us in Beltinci I haven’t notice this brand for a while now. It’s also available in Špar, while online you can get it on Ličila.si (Slovenia) or on iHerb (international). I paid around 8 € for it.


Body&soul blush brush
Body&Soul is a Müller’s brand with few elementary brushes for a low price. I think that for someone who’s just starting with makeup and has limited budget, these are a good option. The reason I love their blush brush is not in its primary purpose, that is applying a blush, but because this is the best brush for contouring I had. It’s small, so it covers the hollows of my cheeks perfectly, it’s dense, soft and it blends the bronzer perfectly and nicely without harsh lines to be visible. The price is around 3 €, so it’s really affordable. I actually have two of these brushes, because I also find it great for applying highlighter on the top of the cheeks.


Body&soul concealer brush
Usually cheaper flat concealer brushes can be itchy, but not Body&Soul’s brush. It’s soft and the application of concealer is a piece of cake with it. Maybe the only thing it doesn’t do well is blending the concealer into the skin, because it takes a bit longer to blend it nicely, but for that purpose I usually use Zoeva’s concealer brush. I mostly use this one to apply concealer under my eyebrows after I finish filling them in to achieve cleaner look. I don’t remember the exact price of this brush, but it’s very inexpensive. When these are getting older they start to loose on a shape, which is not surprisingly, judging by low price. 


Zoeva 102 Silk Finish
I raved about this brush a lot before. I normally wouldn’t put Zoeva brushes among drugstore brushes, because they have a bit higher price as others I'm mentioning, but since they are available online by us and their quality is amazing, I had to mention them again. Silk Finish brush is the best brush for applying foundation, because it blends the foundation perfectly into the skin without brush strokes being noticeable. Its price is around 16 € and you can get Zoeva on Mojadrogerija.


Zoeva 142 Concealer Buffer
I’m using Zoeva concealer brush under my eyes for applying and blending concealer, and sometimes to apply concealer on my blemishes if I have any. Its dense round shape enables very nice and easy blending. I definitely need more of these. I also wanted to mention that sometimes denser brushes are harder to wash, because after few usages they soak in a lot of product, but that’s not the problem with Zoeva, because excess product goes easy out of both brushes. The concealer brush costs around 12 € on Moja drogerija.


Real Technique Setting Brush
Despite being so popular I think Real Technique brushes don’t reach the quality of Zoeva brushes. But they do have nice brushes and setting brush is my favourite. I love it because of its small size, which enables me to apply the powder on my whole under eye area to set my concealer. With bigger brushes that’s not possible. It really picks up the powder nicely and applies it evenly. Beside that is also appropriate for applying highlighter on the top of the cheeks, but I mainly use it to apply powder under my eyes. It’s available on Ličila.si, Mojadrogerija and Destination Pretty for around 11 €.


EcoTools eyeliner brush
I think this was one of my first EcoTools brushes. I have it for years now and it’s still great as at the beginning. It’s angled brush with nice bristles that are soft, but dense enough to apply eyeshadow perfectly. I mostly use it for filling my eyebrows, because it’s the only angled brush that enables me to do my eyebrows as I want. I got it in Spar, but I don’t remember the exact price anymore. It was around 4 € or even less.


Ebelin blending brush
I get compliments for my eye makeup looks so many times, especially for my blending skills (your words, not mine). Do I use expensive brushes to achieve that? Not at all. My main helper is Ebelin blending brush that costs around 2 €. Although this brush isn’t available in Slovenia (but you can get it in DM in Austria), I had to include it, because there is no possibility I’d do my makeup without this brush. It’s soft, fluffy and it blends eyeshadow like it’s nobody’s business. I often wonder why DM doesn’t bring a whole Ebelin collection in Slovenia, not just selected pieces. We need this brush here.

UBU blending brush
This is another brush that’s in my collection for ages. It’s actually quite a big brush for eyeshadow application on lids, but I got so use to it that I use it for different purposes. Its bristles are quite soft, and in the middle longer as on both sides. I use it to apply neutral eyeshadow all over my lid to set the eyeshadow base, to apply eyeshadow in crease, to blend two different eyeshadows together, sometimes to apply highlighting shade under my eyebrows ... It’s really multipurpose brush and I got it in Tuš drugstore for around 3 €, I think.

Elite eyeshadow brush
This is my favourite brush for applying eyeshadow on lids. It’s smaller flat brush with longer dense bristles that enable easy and precise application. It can reach the inner part of the lid nicely as well and the application under the eyes isn’t a problem with it. I got it in DM for around 4 or 5 €. 

Excuse my green looking Ebelin brush, but ever since I did Poison Ivy look I can't wash the green out of it. But with every wash it looks better, less green, so few more washes and I hope it'll look like new. :)

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18 komentarjev

  1. I like the Ecotools brushes, the Real Techniques are so-so for me. I definitely want to try the Zoeva ones and maybe the Black Canvas if they ship to Greece

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    1. I have a feeling like nobody is talking about EcoTools, but they have such a great quality brushes, I even like them better than Real Techniques. I recommend you Zoeva, they are amazing!

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  2. Nice post :) I would like to buy Ecotools blush brush but there is always something else to buy (it costs more here in Serbia), I love Ecotools large powder brush, it's great :). I can't find this Ebelin blending brush anywhere, but I think UBU brushes are available in DM, I'll look for them. Aura, Impala, Essence, are my favourite brands :) Kristina

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    1. As I noticed they cost more on Ličila.si as well as they did in Tuš drugstore, which is a bit sad, but on the other hand the quality is really amazing.
      Ebelin blending brush isn't available here either, I bought it in Austria and I need to repurchase it as soon as I'll be there again, because it's really the best brush for blending. I don't know why our and yours DM doesn't starts selling this brush, I find it stupid that they make some brushes only for German talking market. :/ Essence has good brushes for the price as well. :)

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  3. Ful uporabna objava =). Ko sem bila nazadnje v Grazu sem si kupila Zoeva čopič in je res super =). Ostale znamke razen Elite mi niso poznane, ampak ker ne nosim nekaj veliko MU mi 3 čopiči čisto zadoščajo =)
    V kolikor se ti bo kdaj dalo napisat kaj več o negi in čiščenju čopičev, bom pa tudi zelo vesela objave =)

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    1. Pri mojem makeup ustvarjanju čopičev ni nikoli dovolj. :) Zoeva je pa res top. :)
      Kar se tiče čiščenja in nege, pa res ne počnem nič posebnega. Perem jih z Baby šamponom, ker je bolj nežen, tiste trdovratne pa s trdim milom, sušim jih pa na papirnatih brisačah. Hranim jih pa potem v večjih steklenih posodah, posebej tiste za obraz in posebej za oči. :)

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  4. Super objava :D edino za UBU čopiče sem vedno imela predsodek, da niso dobri, ampak bom ga zdaj zagotovo preizkusila :D Drugače pa ima še Müller podoben čopič (Body&Soul) kot je tale Elite čopič, sicer dvostranski, na drugi strani je še drobni smudge brush, ki je super, ko rabiš res tanko linijo tik ob trepalnicah ali pa za odstranjevanje/popravek laka za nohte ob straneh nohta (čudno ampak briljantno :P). Ko pa sem prebrala komentar o zelenem čopiču pa nisem mogla verjet, meni se enako dogaja...je kaj takega v zelenih senčilih?

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    1. Hvala. :) Jaz sem tale UBU čopič tudi kupila na blef, ampak mi je tako prirasel k srcu, da ga res uporabljam za več namenov. Tega Müllerjevega Body&Soul tudi imam, in mi je sicer ok, ampak veliko raje posegam po Elite. Se pa strinjam, da znajo biti taki manjši čopiči fajn za popravek laka na nohtih, sama sicer uporabljam enega od BP, ampak brez tega več ne bi mogla, ko lakiram nohte. :) Nimam pojma, kaj je s temi zelenimi senčili, na vsak čopič se primejo in je potrebnih nekaj pranj, preden gredo dol. Sicer na srečone pušča zelenih sledi, ampak ni ravno fajn za videti. :)

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  5. Ecotools ima dobre čopiče, škoda da jih več ne prodaja individualno. Po navadi so vedno v setih. Jaz imam tudi ta blush brush in je super, ga pa uporabljam za puder v prahu. Za rdečilo se mi zdi preveč gost. Zoeva so itak dobri, ampak kar zasoljene cene. Meni so njihovi za oči super. Real Techniques se pa popolnoma strinjam, meni njihovi čopiči niso nekaj oh in sploh. Fake z ebaya so bolj mehki kot originali. Je pa setting brush super in pa blush brush - ekstremno mehak, ampak kar velik. Če rabiš še kakšen dober čopič in poceni je od Elf Blush Brush odličen, prav tako Small Tapered Brush. Še vedno nisem napisala ocen, jih pa vsak dan uporabljam :).

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    1. Na Ličila.si so še vedno posamezno, se mi zdi. V Tušu vem, da jih več ni, v Šparu pa vedno pozabim pogledati. Meni so res top. Meni pa ravno ta za rdečilo super ustreza, ker ga lepo zblenda, RT-jev mi je recimi preveč fluffy. Za Elf si bom pa zapomnila. :)

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  6. EcoTools blush brush je super sem ravno napisala objavo o njem na svojem blogu :D me pa zelo mikajo Zoeva čopiči ker izgledajo res čudoviti :)

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    1. Zoeva čopiči te bodo navdušili, ker so res kvalitetni. :)

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  7. Tvoja objava nakazuje da bom morala sprobati še nekaj znamk, ki izdelujejo čopiče. Sicer pa veš da Zoeva čopiče obožujeeeem... :D

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    1. Kaj naj rečem, včasih kakšne cenejše znamke tudi izdelajo super čopiče. :) Zoevini pa so itak eni najboljših. :)

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  8. Kar za par teh čopičev se popolnoma strinjam s tabo, sem pa pred kratkim odkrila čopič, ki popolnoma spremeni contouring - Zoeva 109 Luxe face paint. Prav obsedena sem z njim :)

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    1. Jaz imam na WL celo Zoevino kolekcijo, enkrat bo že moja. :)

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  9. Super post :) sem dobila nekaj idej za čopiče, ki bi jih lahko še preizkusila :) in očitno si bom mogla tudi kakega Zoevinega privoščiti :)

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    1. Ne bo ti žal, e boš preizkusila kak Zoevin čopič. :)

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