If you search for eye make brushes on Amazon, you will see that prices vary from single to triple-digit dollars. Yes. That is, up until a certain point. Quality materials are more expensive. So are skilled workers and manufacturing equipment. If you want high-quality brushes, you are going to have to pay more for it. However, there is a certain point when spending more will not give you better quality.
We have to look at what dictates the price. In the ideal world, the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution cost should be the driving forces behind the price. If you based it only on these three, you will get affordable sets. However, just like all things on earth, makeup products are subject to branding. Just by virtue of having a certain brand printed on the package, the price can jump over three times of the actual cost of making, marketing, and distribution of the product.
You might be wondering. "I being played when I spend for the more expensive ones?" Not really.
If you have the money to splurge, there is nothing bad about buying the luxury brands. There is some joy in owning something expensive. However, if your wallet is getting squeezed out by buying that certain brand, then you are getting played. Not by the store or manufacturer, but by yourself.
"Why?" You asked.
It is your decision to make. Nobody is forcing you. The thing I mentioned about the joy in owning something expensive and exclusive is negated when you have to sacrifice in order to make your budget work.