Avon Mark. Go With the Pro Brush Mini Kit, $15. This kit packs mini versions of Mark's powder, concealer, lip color, eye shadow, and eyeliner brushes. Slip it into your desk drawer for day-to-night touchups.
Kat Von D Kat Eye Brush Set, $48. If you take your eye makeup as seriously as Kat von D takes her tattoos, you'll love this kit. It includes an angled eye shadow brush, a blending brush, an angled brow brush, a smudge brush, and a flat eyeliner brush.
Mally Paint the Town Brush Shaping Duo, $45. A must for blush addicts: Use one side of the pink double-ended brush to evenly dust shimmer onto your cheekbones, and rely on the chubby, thicker side for blending contouring powders. The super-plush brush is for bronzer and blush.
Playboy Beauty Stay the Night Kit, $38. A makeup artist friend of mine turned me on to this pony-hair brush kit. It comes in a hard plastic case that's fun to display.
N.Y.C. Beauty Tools Brush Kit, $1.99. Dirt-cheap, this itty-bitty kit has basic brushes for eyes, lips, and cheeks. Seriously, you could buy one for each handbag, and never be at a loss.
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