The best acrylic paints to use depend on your needs as an artist; if you are just starting out, just experimenting, or a professional artist. As you may have already realized, there are acrylic paints ranging from a variety of prices, some are way more affordable than others. When you walk in an art store, you may wonder: "ah… now what? Which acrylic paint should I buy?". At least that was the reaction that I used to have when I was initially starting to paint back when I was taking art classes and… sometime after that. I know that it can be overwhelming, so I'm here to help you.
After experimenting with many acrylic brands, the best acrylic paint depends on your needs as an artist. If you are just experimenting and trying out new techniques, you may want to buy more affordable acrylic paints as this will save you tons of money in the long-run. You're welcome! I know that Michael's Craft Store has some that are affordable, you may want to check them out. If you don't have that store in your area, you may want to go to your nearest art store to buy some affordable acrylic paints.
If you are a more experienced artist, you may already know which ones you prefer the most, you may be more clear about the paint brand and thickness of your preference. You'd know if you like the paint without mixing it with any mediums or if you just prefer to do so to modify the look and feel of it in order to achieve what you are looking for.
If you are not aware, most brands have different qualities of acrylic paint, some are targeted to amateur artists and some are targeted to professional artists. If you want my opinion, the consistency/thickness of the acrylic paint varies based on the target mentioned above.
So which one should you buy?
I would encourage you to start with acrylic paints that are more affordable, and as you get to know your style and decide to sell your artwork, you should transition I to professional acrylic paints. You will not be disappointed. Yes, you may think it's an investment, but I believe that it will be reflected on how the paint looks on your finished artwork. You may want to try brands like "Golden" and "Tri-Art Mfg.". These can be found at you local art store. Tri-Art also has it own website, I'll leave it here in case you want to check it out: https://www.tri-art.ca/.