Affordable Travel Makeup Brush Sets

Today’s post is about Affordable Travel Makeup Brush Sets! There are many different styles available to purchase. Some with only a few brushes that can be used for different applications. There are a lot of different affordable travel makeup brush sets but today I am only focusing on a set of 4 that I found to be a great price point for what you are getting.

In this post I will touch up on those who are looking for a minimalist style brush set or those looking for a large set for an affordable price. The option are endless when it comes to affordable travel makeup brush sets and I hope you find something that suits you needs.

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Real Techniques Travel Essentials Set

The Real Techniques Travel Essentials kit comes with three brushes and a drying/travel case. The three brushes contained in this kit are the Essentials Foundation Brush, Domed Shadow Brush and the Multi Task Brush (which can be used for powder/blush/contour application). The brush handles are average size and the travel case will fit into most luggage sets but may get lost in the shuffle.

This set is good to start with as it gives you three fundamental brushes and the ability to carry them or stand them up on a counter in any bathroom or desk while traveling. The case is a little bulky but is sturdy enough to survive those who do travel a lot. I think the best feature in this set is the ability to stand it on its side for easy access.

Eco Tools Five Piece Travel Set

The Eco Tools Five Piece Travel Set comes with 4 brushes, two powder/complexion brushes and two eye brushes. A small set but Ecotools is know for their quality essential brushes as seen in this set.

These brushes are in a small size, perfect for travel and those who prefer a shorter brush handle. EcoTools are well made and are easy to clean. The case the brushes come in is a good size and you will be able to pack this in a purse instead of your luggage. The brushes are small enough that they would not take up too much space on a hotel bathroom counter or small desk if that is all you have available to you.

e.l.f. Cosmetics 6 Piece Travel Brush Set

The e.l.f. Cosmetics 6 Piece Travel Brush Collection Cosmetics 6 Piece Travel Set comes with 6 brushes and a nice carrying case. They have a smaller handle and fit well within their case. Brushes included are two face brushes, 3 eyeshadow brushes and a eyebrow brush.

I like this set a lot as the handles are shorter and the carrying case is small enough to fit in most luggage sets without getting lost in the shuffle. This doesnt have the ability to stand on its own but the brushes are small enough that they wouldnt get in the way while traveling if you have a small area to work with.

Bestope Makeup Brushe 16 Piece Set

The BESTOPE 16 Piece Travel Brush Set comes with a whopping 16 brushes. There is a lot of variety when it comes to these brushes and I think would be great for even a starter brush set, not just a travel set. This comes with 16 different brushes, 9 eyeshadow brushes and 6 face brushes and an eyebrow grooming brush.

The downside to this brush set is that it does not come with a travel case so you would have to have a case ready for them. The handles are average size and you would definitely have to choose which brushes to take with you, but for the price point you definitely have options.

And there it is!

Affordable travel sets are everywhere and you can find them at pretty much any price point. I decided to focus on those that are under $20.00 CAD today but I will be branching out further as I get more into the various price points available.

I love the versatility of travel makeup brush sets and I really love the fact that a lot of them come with carrying cases. Travel brush sets are great for those who do a lot of travel or dont have much space for their makeup.

I hope you found this post helpful and I want to know, do you carry all your brushes when you travel or just a few depending on what you will be doing on your trip?

Affordable Travel Makeup Sets

Affordable Makeup Brush Sets

Today’s post is about affordable makeup brush sets. The variety of affordable makeup brush sets is vast and incredibly overwhelming. Googling the topic alone is overwhelming, and half the time the sets are so high priced that it’s way past anything affordable. Today’s list is going to have Makeup Brush Set for under $50.00.

I cannot count on one hand how many times I looked online and in store for a large collection of quality makeup brushes at a price that I could afford. I know it can be frustrating trying to find a good collection of staple brushes for under $50.00, and there are a few in this list that are actually under $30.00, which is the price point that I usually shop in when I am looking for brush sets.

Today I am going to share some choices from brands I trust because I trust their quality and their prices are reasonable for the makeup brush sets out there. I own brushes from all the following brands and they have not let me down yet. All these companies are easy to find online, and a lot of them minus one set can be found in stores. All price listings are in CAD because I am Canadian and I generally shop in drugstores so these brushes can also be found in some drugstores and places like Wal-Mart.


11 Piece Brush Set  $30.00 CAD

First of all, I LOVE ELF Cosmetics. They are the most affordable makeup brand and their brushes are number one in my opinion. I have a set of brushes very close to this set and they are phenomenal. This set comes with a cute simple carrying case that would fit in most purses if you carry your makeup with you.

This makeup brush set is $30 and comes with 11 brushes, 5 face brushes and 6 eye brushes. This is a great staple makeup brush set. ELF Brushes are very durable and they have a nice weighty handle that is sturdy enough for a lot of people to use. The brush set I have has put up with several washes and they are still as soft and haven’t shed one hair since I bought them. These brushes are cruelty-free and vegan which means these brushes are made with synthetic fibers and honestly I am considering ordering another set of these brushes because I love them so much.


bh cosmetics Rose’ Romance

Rose Romance $29.00 CAD

This brush set is $30 CAD but there are always sales on BH Cosmetics website so you won’t generally be paying full price for any of their brush sets. This set comes in a cute carrying case that matches the brushes, it’s a little bigger than the elf set but is very aesthetically pleasing.

This set comes with 7 Eyeshadow brushes and 5 face brushes. Another great staple set made with synthetic fibers so this set is also cruelty-free and vegan. I have a few BH brushes and I generally like them, they don’t stand up quite to my elf set but they have lasted a long time and through several washes. A good investment for the price point and they make other cute sets as well.

ECO TOOLS Start the Day Beautifully Set

Start the Day Beautifully $19.22 CAD

This set is $19.25 CAD and comes with a very basic set that I would honestly use for a travel set but it would also be a great addition to any collection as their products are well-made. I had to Google to see if this brand was cruelty-free as it was not listed on their website but after checking Cruelty Free Kitty I did find that this company is vegan and cruelty-free. Which makes sense in hindsight as their name is Eco Tools. This set does have a case but it is a little bulkier and won’t fit in purses and looks like it might better as a display piece.

I have an older set of Eco Tools brushes and they have also stood the test of time. I think there is only one brush that hasn’t quite survived other the years but that brush had been accidentally used as a paint brush (kids are great!!) and for face painting, which is more oil based and I think it wore down the glue in the brush. So If you aren’t planning on using oil based face paint, these are a great affordable choice!

My Brush Set Premium Wood 12 Piece set

12 Piece Premium Wood Set $20.13 CAD

The set goes for $20.13 CAD and comes with 3 face brushes and the rest are detail and eye brushes. These brushes are also made with synthetic fibers which makes them cruelty-free and vegan brushes. This set comes in a carrying case like the other brushes listed, is foldable, and could very easily fit in most purses and has a protective flap to cover the brushes when you do wrap them.

One of the first sets I ever received as a gift was from My Brush Set and I still use those brushes to this day. They are quality brushes for being found in Wal-Marts, and I have put those brushes through the ringer. I think the only reason I don’t have the full set of brushes I received is because I might have lost them while moving. I still use these brushes, the concealer brush I have from this company is my absolute favourite and I am going to be so sad the day I have to find a new one.

There you have it!

You may have noticed that I didn’t include Morphe Brushes in this list. It’s not because they aren’t affordable, because they absolutely are. They aren’t in this post mostly because I haven’t tried any Morphe Brush Sets. I have had the pleasure of using all the products I have listed in todays list and can absolutely vouch for their price point and quality.

I hope this list is a small help in your search for the brushes for you. All the makeup brush sets listed today are cruelty-free and vegan and that was completely coincidental. I have no doubt that once I get into the higher end brushes that we will see a slow down in the cruelty-free brushes.

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Happy brush hunting!