Each holiday season, we feature a brush set that is perfect for holiday gift-giving, or for writing on your own personal wish list. This year, we've gone with the absolutely essential brushes, the ones you need on any vanity or in any travel bag. We've called this collection of favorites the "Classic Brush Set."
The set includes our cult-favorite #25 Foundation Brush, which is perfect for applying foundation or finishing powder. This brush is so thick and luxurious, you will want to apply your foundation slowly so that you can enjoy the feeling; but it applies it so well that you'll be done in a snap.
The #17 Blush Brush is the second brush in the set, and it is perfect for applying mineral blush to the apples of the cheeks; contouring the face with different foundation; or applying bronzer.
The #37 Eye Blending Brush is a favorite with many makeup artists. The longer, fluffier bristles pick up a lot of color, but distribute it in a larger area so that blending is a breeze and shimmers aren't overwhelming. It is great for a softly contoured crease, and just a few swipes back and forth over already applied eye color swiftly dispatches any harsh lines!
The #39 Large Shadow Brush is a do-it-all shadow applicator. Use the large, flat side of the brush for applying color to larger areas of the eye (lids, browbone, all over). The turn the brush sideways and use the small surface of the width to give a defined contour to your crease.
#33 Angle Liner/Brow Brush is a favorite of customers and makeup artists! Neither too full nor too sparse, this brush applies eye liner like a dream. The angled shape also makes it perfect for filling in brows.
All Alima Pure brushes are made with taklon bristles, so you know they are cruelty-free. Taklon is super for sensitive skins, and unlike animal-hair bristles, it won't cause itching for those who are allergic to animals. A $96 value, this brush set is priced at only $68 for a limited time.