Essential tools: The best makeup brushes on offer at Priceline

The discount chemist has everything your kit could ever need

Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / April 10 2024

Priceline is home to some of the best beauty buys, drugstore dupes and makeup sales available in Australia.

It's also our first port of call when we need to update the most important tools in our makeup kits — our makeup brushes!

The discount chemist stocks the kind of brushes that garner cult-favourite status thanks to their luxury bristles, budget-friendly price point and their ability to buff and blend makeup with the most flawless of finishes. 

But if you need help navigating the most beloved makeup brushes on Priceline's budget-friendly shelves, we've got you. 

Ahead, you'll find the best Priceline makeup brushes stocked at the Australian stalwart.

2024's Top 3 Priceline Makeup Brushes

EcoTools Eye Enhancing Set, $9.99 (usually $19.99), Priceline
Real Techniques Everyday Essentials Set, $27.49 (usually $54.99), Priceline
e.l.f Ultimate Blending Brush, $16, Priceline

EcoTools Eye Enhancing Set
from $9.99 (usually $19.99) at Priceline

The beauty of this eye set is how seamless and simple it is to use both at-home and on the road. The double-ended brushes feature shading, defining, blending and smudging brushes AKA everything you could ever possibly need to create an eye-enhancing makeup look.

Key features:

Set of two double-ended eye makeup brushes
Includes a shader brush, definer brush, blending brush and a smudging brush
Ideal for travel
Soft, 100 per cent vegan bristles

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Real Techniques Everyday Essentials Set
from $27.49 (usually $54.99) at Priceline

If you're starting from scratch, there's no better makeup brush set to invest in than this array of essentials from Real Techniques. From base makeup to cheek products and eye makeup, there's a tool for achieving the finest finish possible. 

Key features:

Includes a RT 400 Blush Brush, a Miracle Complexion Sponge, a RT 300 Deluxe Crease Brush, a RT 402 Setting Brush and a RT 200 Expert Face Brush
Can be used for base, cheek and eye makeup application

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e.l.f Ultimate Blending Brush
from $16 at Priceline

This dense blending brush from e.l.f cosmetics is a valuable all-rounder. It creates a flawless, airbrush finish when applying foundation and it packs on and diffuses blush, bronzer and contour effortlessly, plus, it can be used to apply powder, liquid or cream formulations. 

Key features:

Compatible with powder, liquid and cream formulas
Can be used to apply foundation, blush, bronzer and contour
Hand-cut and shaped ultra-fine synthetic brush fibers

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NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation Brush
from $13.49 (usually $26.99) at Priceline

Designed to cushion the contours of the face, this foundation brush smooths liquid foundation effortlessly over the entire face and helps to promote the longevity of your foundation of choice. A little product goes a long way with this pick in your kit.

Key features:

Contoured brush design
Uses less product than a traditional foundation brush
Soft and flexible brush bristles

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Nude By Nature Essential Collection Brush Set
from $19.97 (usually $39.95) at Priceline

Consider this luxurious essential brush collection a very reasonably-priced gift to yourself when you're ready for a makeup brush upgrade. It includes seven professional-grade rose gold make up brushes, which are stored in a complimentary black faux leather makeup bag; there's a Kabuki Brush, Powder Brush, Concealer Brush, Eye shadow brush, Eye blending brush, Eye definer Brush and Lip Brush.

Key features:

Includes a Kabuki Brush, Powder Brush, Concealer Brush, Eye shadow brush, Eye blending brush, Eye definer Brush and a Lip Brush
Stored in a complimentary black faux leather makeup bag
Ultra-soft, high-quality vegan brush bristles

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Models Prefer Buffing Brush
from $17 (usually $34) at Priceline​

If you've been eyeing up the best-selling Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Brush, but get short of breath when you lay eyes on it's $81 price tag, then let us introduce you to this convincing dupe. For less than half the price this buffing brush from Models Prefer boasts similarly soft and fluffy Taklon bristles, which make short work of liquid, cream and powder makeup products.

Key features:

Made from soft and fluffy Taklon bristles
Suitable for liquid, cream and powder formulas
Effortlessly blends and buffs for a flawless finish

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Now that you've secured the tools you need, it's time to learn how to care for them. Hint: Reddit just uncovered the strangest makeup brush drying hack we’ve seen yet.

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).

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