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The Best Holiday Brush Sets to Give as Gifts

…Or keep for yourself.

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Design by Morgan McMullen

Let me make a case for gifting makeup brushes to the beauty lovers in your life: For one thing, there is absolutely no chance that they will not get used. For another, brushes are expensive, so there's a good chance that no one really wants to buy them for themselves, but would really appreciate being gifted one…or two…or 100. Personally, I don't feel like I could ever have too many makeup brushes. They're useful for everything, from creating eyeshadow looks to perfectly blending my blush. Plus, because I'm a lazy person, I'm not that into washing my makeup brushes. Simply accumulating more means that I can go more time without washing the dirty ones. Loophole! This holiday season, there are just so many beautiful brushes you can choose to gift that special someone in your life. Do they need a full brush revamp? Do they need some special edition minis? Maybe something that comes in a cute pouch to throw in a purse? The possibilities are endless, which is why I've compiled 13 truly stunning sets that anyone–truly, anyone–would be happy to receive.

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The Makeup Artist Essentials
19 Piece Brush Collection
e.l.f. Cosmetics ulta.com

This collection is perfect for a full-time or aspiring makeup artist. It comes with 19 brushes–perfect for creating any makeup look possible. All the brushes are houses in a professional-looking pouch that can be unrolled for easy access, and rolled-up for anyone on-the-go. 

The Must Haves
Most-Wanted Brush Set
Sigma Beauty dermstore.com

Sigma is known for creating amazing makeup brushes, and this five-piece collection exemplifies that. With eye and base brushes, this gift is ideal for anyone who wants to expand their beauty capabilities. For the newbie or just the woman who wants to add to her brush collection, this selection will up their makeup game.

The Gold Collection
Bright and Beaming 8 Piece Brush Set

This eight-piece brush set comes in classic gold holiday packaging, and it's perfect for the burgeoning makeup artist out there. With complexion, eye, and even eyebrow brushes in this kit, it's ideal for someone who loves giving themselves a full makeover. Thanks to the accompanying gold pouch, there's no need to even wrap this gift.

The British Makeover
Charlotte Tilbury Mini Brush Set
Charlotte Tilbury sephora.com

Charlotte Tilbury basically invented the glowy-skin, slept-in eye look. Help someone in your life recreate the look with these four mini brushes, created for the base and the eyes. What's even better, they come in a forest-green kit that could double as a clutch in a pinch.

The Every Look Kit
Makeup Brushes Premium Synthetic
BS-MALL amazon.com
$7.99 (78% off)

Calling all makeup artists! This 14-piece set allows you to create every look imaginable. With foundation, eyeshadow brushes, and even an eyebrow spoolie, this kit will let you achieve your makeup look goals.

The Everyday Set
Everyday Essentials
Real Techniques ulta.com

This selection of tools will mean you never have to worry about not having the brush you need to complete your every day look. With eyeshadow and base brushes, you'll be taking selfies every day this holiday season. Plus, it comes with a sponge for crease-free foundation. 

The Modern Brushes
Mini Skin Care Brush Trio
ANISA Beauty anisabeauty.com

These brushes are so modern and beautiful, that the MoMa might call to get them back. These there brushes come in a gorgeous lilac case that zips closed for girls on the go. This simple kit features the tools you need for face and eyes, for the minimalist in your life.

The Glam Set
Drop Dead Gorgeous Killer Queen
BH Cosmetics ulta.com

Dorothy, who? This is the ruby red slipper of the makeup world. With six killer eyeshadow brushes clad in stunning packaging, these brushes are for the cut-crease queen. The holidays are the ideal time to sport some glam eyeshadow looks, and this pouch full of brushes will help you get there.

The Rose Gold Gift
Rosé Play 4-Piece Mini Eye Brush Set + Bag
Morphe ulta.com

For the girl on the go, this four-piece brush set come in a beautiful pouch, making it perfect to throw in a purse for mid-commute touch-ups. There's nothing these eyeshadow brushes can't do, from blending, applying glittery shades, or helping you create the smokey eye of your dreams.

The Marble Kit
Marble Makeup Brush Set
Ruesious amazon.com

Not only do these brushes come in a super handy marble brush case, but the base of the brushes are also marbled. For the woman obsessed with creating the most aesthetic countertop, these brushes are a must-have. There are 10 pieces, ideal for creating entire looks–base and eyes. 

The Matte Black Set
Elite Collection Black Set
Artis sephora.com

Every makeup-obsessed girl has drooled over these brushes at some point in their lives. This five-piece kit is an upgrade from the standard Artis collection, since they're matte black and even cooler-looking than normal. Blend that base perfectly, and top it up with some glam eye looks.

The Full Kit
Makeup Brush Set
Syntus amazon.com

Need a complete brush reset? This collection has 11 brushes–perfect for the face and eyes. What's even better, it comes with 4 makeup sponges and even a brush cleaner pad. Contour? Perfectly blended. Eyeshadow? Stunning. Brushes? Clean!

The Blushing Brushes
Ombre Brush Set
Lottie London ulta.com

These gorgeous ombre-pink brushes are so cute, they could just sit on your beauty table and be worth the purchase. However, they're also super effective at creating base and eye looks. Beautiful and useful? My dream come true.

The Clean Collection
Let’s Face It Brush Roll
lilah b. dermstore.com
$88.20 (30% off)

lilah b. is known for their stunning clean makeup line, but why not step up your game but snagging this brush collection, too? With five hypoallergenic and vegan brushes, you can feel confident in your purchase, knowing you're not hurting the environment and you're creating a stunning makeup look, too.

The Quilted Pouch
Airbrush Masters Advanced Brush Set
IT Brushes For ULTA ulta.com

With these six brushes, encased in a beautiful quilted pouch, pretty much any look is possible. Blush brush? You got it. Gel eyeliner brush? It's in there. There's no need to wrap this one, just stick it under the tree and watch the receiver squeal in joy.

The Minimalist Set
Offline Brush Set
ZOEVA ulta.com

With this four-piece set, you can create an amazing makeup look without crowding your beauty set up. Not only do they come in a stunning mermaid-blue pouch, but the color matches the brushes, perfect for the stylish friend in your squad..

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