Blame it on the years we spent dodging April Fools’ jokes back in school, but every time the first of April rolls around, we can’t help but walk around slightly wary of any unexpected pranks that might cross our path. Instead of playing a practical joke on our readers (you’re welcome!) we’re ditching the April Fools’ traditions in favor of rounding up our must-have April Tools — the pro-quality makeup brushes that don’t play around when it comes to your beauty routine. We searched the market to come up with the best brushes for applying powder, lipstick, eye shadow, and much more! Even better, the tools come at every price point, so you don’t have to dish out couture cash to nail the blending skills held by runway makeup artists.

Click through our gallery to get the lowdown on each makeup brush now!