I have stopped buying makeup brushes for the time being because I figured with every money I spend on some set that has that new specially designed brush, I could be saving the $$$ on a set that actually retains its quality and integrity. I am talking about synthetic brushes!
Synthetic brushes? Yes, synthetic because with the technology available today, the line of brushes called Revolution by Royal and Langnickel perform just as well or even better than the animal hair brushes available today. Not only that, these are made for pros which means the materials used such as the glue and the handle are made to withstand the chemical cleaning used by some makeup artist in special FX. These can't easily fall apart (like some brushes I have used). They can be washed thoroughly and used with creams, liquids, powders, and alcohol based face paint.
The first set of Revolution Pro Complexion (retail for $107.99 USD). A six piece set of brushes for the face, varying in function from buffing in creams and powders to contouring the cheeks.
The second set is the Revolution Premiere Pro Set (retailing at $101.99 USD). This set consists of the basic face brushes and eyeshadow brushes.
These are pure pro quality and cruelty-free and animal-free. The makeup brushes of the 21st century.