Real Techniques-Out of all the brands listed, Real Techniques is the most affordable high quality brand. I know I’ll probably say that all of the brands are very affordable, which they are. However, Real Techniques has the best prices for the best quality without a doubt. My favorite brush is their Buffing Brush, which I use to apply my foundation. I love how the brush buffs my foundation into my skin. I have washed these brushes plenty of times and the quality is still the same. The Real Techniques Beauty Blender is the best dupe for the Beauty Blender.
Morphe-The brand is known for two things: their eyeshadows & their brushes. There has been a lot of criticism over their brushes. After doing a lot of research I decided to try their brushes out. The m439 buffing brush is the brush I own. This brush is a fan favorite and one of their most purchased brush. This brush has to be one of the best brushes for applying foundations. It is great for both liquids & powders. I also own eyeshadow brushes and these work great as well. The quality of the brushes is amazing. They are very soft and continue to hold their quality.
Sigma Beauty– If you are looking for the softest brushes then Sigma is for you. Sigma Brushes are the softest brushes I own. All the brushes I have are soft, however, Sigma is a different kind of soft. This is because Sigma uses high quality bristles. The brushes are much bigger then my other brushes, especially the eyeshadow brushes. Having bigger brushes allows for more product to fit on the brush. I always thought Sigma was very expensive. However, if you are looking for good quality brushes then I would definitely recommend Sigma. They are in fact very affordable.
ELF Cosmetics– Elf has definitely come a long way. One of the very first makeup brands I started out using was ELF. To this day I am still using the brand. My favorite blending brush, that I use every time I apply eyeshadow is from ELF. Although the brand is cheaper than others, the quality is the same and works well. I love how they have an array of makeup brushes to choose from.