Makeup brushes made from animal hair combings are passé. Now, faux is the way to goAnna-Marie Solowij
Like fur coats, makeup brushes made from animal hair combings are passé. Now, faux is the way to go with synthetic bristles proving to be artistically and technically worthy alternatives.
Aveda Flax Sticks ™ brush sets are eco-responsible made with flax (the linen plant) handles and non-animal fibre bristles. From £50 for a set of 3, aveda.co.uk
Westman Atelier: “MUA Gucci Westman is known for her superb skin finishing. Her brushes are by the most prestigious Japanese maker, with sustainably grown birch handles and nylon, cruelty-free bristles.” From £35, Libertylondon.com
Zara’s ultra minimal collection of six brushes, designed by MUA supremo Di Kendal @diane.kendal come with super soft nylon bristles. From £5.99, Zara.com
Illamasqua From £16.50, Illamasqua.com. A professional range of 17 brushes made from vegan materials.
Hourglass brushes are made from PETA-approved ultra-soft Taklon synthetic bristles. The company donates 1% of all profits to NonhumanRights Project, the only civil rights organisation for animals. From £30, HourglassCosmetics.co.uk
The Body Shop. Cruelty-free, nylon bristles with bamboo and aluminium handles. From £8, TheBodyShop.com
Real Techniques. Vegan and cruelty-free synthetic manufacture across a range of 45 brushes plus kits. From £5.99, Lookfantastic.com.