The Only Makeup Brushes You Need for a Flawless Look

Light pink and black makeup brushes with bright pink bristles on a fuschia background

The best makeup brushes are well-made and do what you need them to do. Sephora's set has all the right tools.

These Are the Best Makeup Brushes at Sephora

It can be hard to parse out what makeup brushes you need and what you'll end up throwing in your toiletries case and never using because you can't even remember what it's for. Of course, you should think about what makeup you normally wear so you know if you should or shouldn't buy a lip liner brush, for example, before you let a salesperson talk you into getting the most expensive one "just in case."

That said, you do want a wide enough array of makeup brushes so that you're not limited when it comes to trying out new beauty looks, but it's good to consider which brushes are more likely to come in handy than others.

Finding the right makeup brushes boils down to a few main criteria: They give you the intended effect from your makeup, they're well-made, and they can be used for any look you want. Sephora's Ready to Roll Brush Set, which has racked up 50,000 "loves" on the beauty company's website, has 10 brushes to satisfy a versatile range of techniques and makeup uses. The everyday essentials are there, like powder and angled blush brushes, but you've also got some makeup brushes in this kit for more advanced or experimental looks like winged eyeliner, smokey eyes, highlighting, and contouring. The set comes neatly tucked in a faux-leather case that you can roll up and tie shut to take the makeup brushes with you anywhere. In one streamlined place, you'll have every tool you need to flawlessly apply countless makeup looks.

To buy: $62; sephora.com