First and foremost let me say, no you do not have to be vegan in order to use cruelty-free makeup brushes. So now that that’s out the way, let’s discuss the benefits of using vegan makeup brushes and why you should add them to your cosmetics kit.

What are vegan makeup brushes anyways? Well, vegan makeup brushes are made with synthetic fibers like taklon and nylon. Good thing is that makeup brushes made with synthetic bristles are just as soft, durable, and blendable as natural bristles, but are made without the cruelty to animals. 

It's also good to note that they’re easier to clean and sanitize, and will last longer than animal hair brushes. They’re also naturally more hygienic then animal hair brushes, which are more porous and therefore more likely to collect bacterial and microbial growth.

Last but not least synthetic fibers on vegan makeup brushes are an affordable alternative, and one that’s actually better for your skin! Have I sold you yet on vegan brushes?! I hope so and now it’s time to give you the eight best brushes for you to use in 2022.

  1. 1. EcoTools Daily Essential Face Brush Set 

What I love so much about these brushes are that they’re interchangeable brushes! How convenient. They're also lightweight and easy to travel with! This little tin set comes complete with five brush heads, which include an angled brush for bronzers and powders, a buffer for applying cream foundations, an airbrush concealer, angled crease for eyeshadow, and a spoolie for combing out mascara-coated lashes or brows. 100% of EcoTools are vegan and cruelty-free. These brushes come in packaging that is biodegradable, too.

2. Prados Beauty Artistry Brushes

Indigenous-founded beauty company Prados, which is based in New Mexico offers handcrafted, 100% recycled materials, including 100% synthetic brush fibers and 100% recycled wood handles. Outside of doing good for the environment, it also donates a portion of their profits to Indigenous communities! We love to see it. With only a small amount of shedding, these brushes are sure to last a long time and always get the job done. 

3. Firma Beauty Elite Brush Set Kit

Handcrafted by artisans based in Kumano, Japan, the Firm Beauty Elite Brush Set Kit includes every brush you need for both day-to-day application and more elaborate designs. Brush sizes vary in size from a tiny precision pencil brush to a full range of sizes that will make your makeup application look flawless. The feathery soft bristles are made from synthetic fibers and are designed to avoid shedding thanks to high-quality materials. 

4. MOTD Cosmetics

MOTD Cosmetics offers the best vegan makeup brushes for face and eyes. These brushes are great for both beginners and professionals and will last you for years to come! They come in a sleek design and all brushes are labeled to help apply the right makeup to each part of your face. 

5. ELF Cosmetics

In my opinion you honestly can’t go wrong with ELF products. Outside of being really affordable they are also made with 100% animal hair-free, synthetic bristles. They range in price from $5 to $15 and usually offer limited edition sets which make great gifts all year long. 

6. Luxie Beauty

I love this brand because the packaging is the freaking cutest! Their signature pink and rose gold brushes are the prettiest vegan makeup brushes you will ever see. They’re also incredibly soft, high-quality, and functional. 

7. Spectrum Collections

Spectrum Collections offers fun and unique brushes that remind you of unicorns. When you purchase these brushes you can also take home some gorgeous and unique cosmetic bags so that you can elegantly store your lovely Spectrum cruelty-free makeup brush set! 

8. Bdellium Tools Mineral Brush Set 

Bdellium brushes are treated with an antimicrobial bristle, which is an obvious benefit. The five-piece professional-grade set features bamboo handles and soft bristles that help minimize discomfort. The company is against animal testing for all of its lines, and their products are not sold anywhere that requires animal testing due to local laws and regulations.