When it comes to applying makeup, it’s imperative to use high quality brushes, as a good brush can mean the difference between streaky and flawless results. Makeup brushes were traditionally made from animal hair (taken from squirrels, minks and horses, to name just a few), but these days synthetic brushes are easy to find.
Synthetic brushes are typically made of taklon fibers or nylon, and are hypoallergenic. They also hold powders better and are easier to clean and maintain than non-vegan brushes.
Many cosmetic companies (such as Urban Decay) have committed to using only synthetic brushes. Below are some top brands that offer vegan brushes and makeup applicators: