The debate between synthetic and animal hair brushes has been going on for quite sometime.

Over my career as a professional makeup artist, I’ve become more of an animal activist. It has impacted my life and the way I conduct my businesses.

“Did you know that some makeup brushes are made with real animal hair? It’s true, and the animals didn’t give up their hair willingly—they were either farmed and killed in a slaughterhouse or trapped.” –

More so now, I think it is time we make a shift in the way we treat animals.

OxBefore I started using animal cruelty free brushes, I remember being given an Ox makeup brush. The makeup artist at the time was ranting and raving about how luxurious it felt.

All I noticed is that it shed on my clients face. It looked like she grew a beard. All over her face. Not a good look.

For me, I don’t think that anyone needs to use animal hair brushes at all.

The advantages of using synthetic brushes outweigh any other. In my opinion, they’re easier to keep clean and last the same if not longer than animal hair brushes and softer. That’s why I’ve chosen to use synthetic brushes.

All in all, it depends on what’s important to you and wether or not it makes a difference if a makeup artist uses animal hair brushes or synthetic.

Here are some of my favourite brushes and tools:

100% Pure  100% Pure Brushes




Beauty BlenderBeauty Blender Pink




ESUM Vegan Brushes Esum Vegan Brushes




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