Finding the right tools for your makeup application is really half the battle. Good makeup tools, including makeup brushes, can help you create a better look with less effort. Plus, if sustainability is important to you, like most of the products in your life, you’ll want to lean toward using natural makeup brushes. This is because natural makeup brushes use eco-friendly materials like aluminum and bamboo to create their products, instead of things like plastic and dyed synthetic materials.
Grove knows finding the right makeup brushes for you is more than just about what fits well into your beauty routine. It’s also about doing good things for the planet, too. Shop our list of the best makeup brushes and brush sets, and find options like this Rooted Beauty Signature Brush Set that offers elevated style mixed with aluminum brushes and cruelty-free bristles.
This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.
Simplify your daily beauty routine with EcoTools Start the Day Beautifully Kit. This affordable, eco-friendly makeup brush set comes with five sturdy beauty tools — essential for any beauty regimen. Plus, it includes a reusable storage tray made of wood plastic composite, so it’s easy to organize and store your makeup brushes. Inside, you’ll find a …
Since most of us use our makeup brushes every single day, it makes sense that we should probably clean them about once a week to keep them as clean as we want them to be when they’re touching the most sensitive areas of our faces. To clean your natural makeup brushes, including your foundation brush and eye makeup brushes, we suggest getting a makeup brush cleaner like this Ecotools Makeup Brush Shampoo.
Here’s a step-by-step guide for getting your brushes clean:
The average makeup brush’s bristles are usually made from a synthetic material like plastic, nylon, or other synthetic fibers. These types of fibers can also be dyed to look normal when used as bristles. On the flip side, natural makeup brushes’ bristles are usually made from animal hair like horses, goats, and even boars, but (before you freak out) these makeup brushes are made cruelty-free as the hair used is gathered from natural shedding. Natural makeup brushes are softer on your skin, and they also won’t have chemicals like dye used on them ever, so they’re a healthier option when it comes to putting on makeup.
Another side note is that natural makeup brushes usually use sustainable material for their handles, such as renewable bamboo and recycled aluminum, which is the case with the handles on the brushes from this Ecotools Start the Day Beautifully Kit which includes eye makeup brushes and foundation brushes, too.
Storing your makeup brushes is easy. If you’re storing them at home in your bathroom or bedroom and you have a bunch of brushes, think about investing in a brush holder, stackable drawers, or even a fun cup with a design to hold them in. You can also reuse things like this Grove Co. Soy Candle jar once your candle is gone. If you only have a few makeup brushes, you can use a small tray too like this Grove Co. Ceramic Sink-Side Tray.
Of course, if you’re looking to store your makeup brushes while you’re traveling or on the road, you can use a storage or makeup bag or a brush book, both of which can easily be found at a beauty supply store or they may even come with your brushes if you buy them as a set.
At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.
If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.