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Ten years ago, if you were looking for vegan and cruelty-free makeup brushes, you'd be limited to just a handful of offerings from even fewer brands. But it's 2020, and in this new decade of greater social awareness and environmental consciousness, your options have grown dramatically.
Makeup brushes are, for a lot of people, essential beauty items. Sure, you can always use your fingers, but for many people, brushes allow for better blending and more precision. And for those with disabilities and difficulties applying makeup, specifically designed tools allow for easier application, thanks to nifty functional design.
For non makeup artists, it can be hard enough choosing from the vast selection of brushes on the market, but if you're vegan (or looking to make more eco-conscious choices), knowing which brushes are made with synthetic fibers can be tricky. But that shouldn't discourage you from making your makeup bag cruelty-free. To cut through the confusion, we asked makeup artists and beauty editors to share their favorite vegan makeup brushes.
We've found brushes from bigger brands like Morphe and Real Techniques and smaller brands including Spectrum Cosmetics that cover all price points, so you're sure to find something that fits your needs. That way, you know your next purchase is guaranteed to be a good one, particularly if you've made an investment in a whole new set of brushes.
Read on to see which vegan and cruelty-free makeup brushes the pros swear by and made the cut.