Most brushes are made from real animal hair. Did you know that? Squirrel, pony, goat, badger, and sable are bred for their fur in order to make the brushes that we sweep all over our eyes and mouths (yuk). Someone opened my eyes to this recently – how using these brushes is along the same lines/ harm the same animals as if you wore a fur coat. As a Makeup Artist, I never gave a second thought to the brushes I use but as I begin to replace old ones I do so with synthetic, non-animal versions. They’re a lot cheaper and have a natural hair feel and shape that mimics most pro brushes.
This set that I have (below) from Eco Tools gives you 5 brushes and a roll for just $13. I really like the bamboo handles, recycled aluminum ferrule and delicate natural bristles that give a professional lay down as good as any of its pricey counterparts. My one gripe; there isn’t a brush name on the handle so you can see what its use is. Not a problem for me, but I could see how it may be confusing for some. Overall though, a great buy and the exception to the rule that going green means spending more money.