As a makeup artist, it’s taken me years to curate the perfect collection of makeup brushes. Some are more expensive than others, but aren’t necessarily better just because they cost more. I’ve found some quality eye brushes that not only do a great job of applying makeup, but won’t put you in the poor house. They also happen to be the most versatile, so if you’re just building your brush collection, start here. While most department store brands will cost at least $30 per brush, you can purchase all five on this list for under $50!