I need to put this out there: brushes are my straight up kryptonite-candy-to-a-superkid weakness.
I don't use every single one of these brushes on myself -- these are also the brushes I reach for most often when I do tutorials and looks on other people, etc.
Left to right again!
- Gigantic fan brush This is kind of a terrible brush. I love the shape and the idea of it, but the bristles are not soft by any measure. I've conditioned it three times so it's a little better, but I'm still looking for a replacement. I found it at a beauty and hair supply shop for $12.99 so it's not a huge loss.
- MAC 187 A $50 godsend for cream blush. Or highlighter. Sometimes I'll use it for liquid foundation, but it can come off a little streaky.
- QUO Professional blush brush These always go on sale, so don't buy them full price! I use this for highly pigmented blushes and to blend out my eyeshadow for a really neutral look.
- EcoTools blush brush I also have the powder brush and use them interchangeably for bronzer, blush, powder.
- Sephora Double-Ended Perfect Complexion brush I can never remember what this brush is called. I use the foundation side for harder products like Tarte Cheekstains, or to apply primer when I don't want to use my fingers.
- Sonia Kashuk Synthetic Flat Blush brush I'm using this with my MUFE HD foundation for the most amazing medium coverage/airbrushed effect.
- NARS Ita brush I think it's my favourite brush out of all of these. Again, highlighter, bronzer, brush, powder, eyeshadow, EVERYTHING. If you have any trouble contouring, you. need. this.
- NARS Yachiyo brush also amazing for blush and highlighter. I like that the bristles taper to a point -- perfect for placing colour.
Right to left?
- QUO Professional bent eyeliner brush I use this for precise lipstick application and pinpoint concealing
- Annabelle angle brush I use this for lower lash or inner corner shadow
- MAC 266 for brows and liner. It's a little slimmer than the Annabelle brush so it delivers a more precise line
- Urban Decay shader brush (Naked palette) My cream product go-to. Or if you want to pack a LOT of pigment on your eye. Not so great for blending
- MAC 217 I use this for everything. This one I reserve for eyeshadow.
- MAC 217 I use this one for concealer.
- Aveda shader brush This is the first brush I ever bought. I think I was 12 years old so it's been going strong for a good 10 (!) years now.
- Lancome #12 This brush is a smaller-than-normal shader brush so it's nice for getting into that inner corner. Also really good for packing pigment densely onto your lid.
- Lancome #17 I use this as my blending brush, or for minor crease work.
- QUO Professional Angled Contour brush I use this for my cheek highlight or to do overall blending. It's a little scratchy, but my skin's not too sensitive to handle it.
- Random shader brush This came with a brush roll I purchased in China. There isn't a brand or number on it, but it's a small, thin shader brush and I probably use it more often than I realize.
There you are, my most-used brushes!