Best brushes in India for Makeup: Reader Query

by mehak on June 20, 2014

in Beauty Banter


Prerna asks “I am getting married soon, and between P&B and Wed Me Good I have most of my questions answered. But while shopping for my makeup trousseau, I also need good brushes. Honestly I have got most of my makeup from MAC, but MAC brushes are very expensive, so I need to know if there are some MUST HAVE brushes from MAC/ any other brand which is equally good you recommend but cheaper?”

Hi Prerna, congrats on the wedding girlie ! Well here is a list of my fav brushes :

 Mac 239: Very nice shader brush, picks color well and use it to pack on color to the lid

Mac 217: Blending brush for eyeshadow

Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki : I don’t know what I would have done without it! My go-to foundation brush (Can be ordered online via

Coastal Scents brushes: I own a lot of Coastal Scents brushes, one for depositing crease color, one for blending out the crease, a small one for inner corners. For the money I spent on them I think they are brilliant

Vega Professional brushes: These are MILES better than the regular vega brushes!!! Still not my favourite but if you want an option locally available these are decent.

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Embellished June 20, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Totally need to get my hands on the coastal scents brushes. I like some of the ones from Vega’s professional line.


Richa June 20, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Body shop has some good quality brushes at reasonable prices. Also check out forever 21. Not the best but decent.


Anusha June 21, 2014 at 12:25 am

I second you Mehak, Vega professional brushes are good for the price.
Faces brushes are good too.


piya June 21, 2014 at 10:48 am

Color bar has got some decent eye brushes. Their collection isnt elaborate. If you’re willing to buy online then real techniques is amazing. For the price they come for there quality is unmatchable. You can get them at ; only thing is sometimes you have to pay custom duties. There are some good brush sets available on eBay and these Chinese websites like Bornpretty & buyincoins which are very affordable with free or almost negligible shipping.


Shivi@COSMOCHICS June 21, 2014 at 11:16 am

The body shop brushes are good and if one buys them online through their website then can get some discount too! :)


Priya June 21, 2014 at 11:47 am

faces brushes are decent for price & colorbar shader & lip brush is fab!
For blending brush, I swear by Mac 217!
Even inglot brushes are high quality but little less expensive as compared to Mac… love their flat foundation brush!


Shreya June 21, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Huge fan of The body shop makeup brushes. Love their quality . I’ve using them for three years and they still look new.


Clothes and Creativity June 21, 2014 at 1:15 pm

I have one brush from Sleek which I use for applying blush and I absolutely love it.

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Aarti June 21, 2014 at 3:48 pm

I’ve tried brushes from a ton of brands, and I have to say, Real Techniques are some of my favourites. Their expert face brush is pure genius, and can easily be used by anyone who isn’t very good at application too! No, they don’t pay me, I just happen to love their brushes, and own a LOT of them. They aren’t available in stores, but can easily be bought online! I got mine shipped to Delhi for free!


mehak June 22, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Free shipping where????


pinkvanitybox June 21, 2014 at 4:26 pm
Kayennat June 22, 2014 at 7:40 am

If you can get hold of real techniques brushes then get them as they are amazing! The real techniques website ships internationally as well as a few other online stores. They are really affordable, great quality and really pretty to look at :)


Swati June 23, 2014 at 10:49 pm

Okay, so I do not have many brushes yet. But the ones I really like are the faces eye shadow brush. Comes for around 95 bucks and works well. Plus you can stock up on a couple or more.
MAC 217 is one amazing brush too. Love it.


lisa November 27, 2014 at 7:18 am

Has anyone tried the eyeliner and other make up brushes from Just Candy cosmetics – website here:


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