Best Makeup Brushed on a Budget

elf-studio-brush-setI am a makeup minimalist, meaning I stick to a bare basics routine of mascara and lip gloss. But I've learned through the years that it's important to have a set of good brushes on hand when you want to add eyeshadow, blush or bronzer. It makes a huge difference on how makeup looks! Luckily, there's no need to splurge on quality tools, because e.l.f. makes fantastic brushes that anyone can afford! At $3 a piece, the e.l.f. Studio Collection expertly applies makeup on cheekbones, eyelids, lips, brows, and they're just as good as something you find at Sephora. (For instance, $26 for a bronzer brush compared to $3!)

You can go for the complete 11 piece set ($30, pictured) or just buy them individually based on your needs.

Ah, isn't being frugal and beautiful awesome?