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On average, I use approximately four to five brushes if I’m going all out. If I’m in a hurry, I’ll only use three.

I’m currently enjoying the exquisitely luxurious Hakuhodo brushes. They make the art of makeup even more enjoyable.

I use a flat brush to apply my lid color, a dense crease brush, a fluffy crease brush to blend, and usually a liner brush.

Yep. Unless it’s a very quick swatch of color over the lid, I generally use about 2-5 brushes for a look. Flat shadow brush for the lid, fluffy brush for the crease, a round and packed brush for the outer corner, an angled brush for the inner corner, a larger packed brush for the brow, and sometimes a flat edged brush for color under the lower lash line.

I use at least 2 brushes for eyeshadow, a packing brush and a small, fluffy crease brush. I could use up to 4, though, with the addition of a pencil brush and a liner/detailer brush.

I was only using one for the longest time, because I didn’t like any of the others I had. Most eyeshadow brushes just seem way too huge for what I want to do with them. Then one day, at CVS of all places, I saw a set of two brushes…one was the same exact shape as the only brush I used, and the other was a smaller version of that brush, yay.

Now I use…TWO brushes on a regular basis.

I use 3 to 4 brushes when I’m doing a simple look and even 6 or 7 when I’m working on something complex. It’s just wrong to use a brush with 2 different colours + every brush has a unique shape to help you get the best result ^.^

Yes, I usually use more than one brush to complete my eye makeup. It would be an extreme rarity for me to only use one! I usually use between 3-5 brushes. I don’t always switch my brush up between colors. I may spot clean if I want to use the same brush, or if the color I used before won’t change the color or finish of the color I use after then I use the same brush. The brushes I use most often are MAC #239 (upper and lower lid), #217 (crease/outer corner), #224 (orbital bone blending with transition shade and highlight), #226 (crease/outer corner for more defined work), and #228 (precision shading and inner corner). I use a variety of other brushes, but these seem to get used most often. I bought MAC #227 and loved it only to realize I don’t find it as useful or needed as I first did, but it does buff out lines nicely if you need to clean up a mistake since it’s so large, dense, and firm. I use it for highlight sometimes, but mostly it’s an eraser for me, lol. Oh, I also really like MAC #231! I use it for waterline, concealer, and as a lip brush (Not all at the same time, though!). Any suggestions for a small, dense, fluffy, rounded domed pencil brush?

Anyone purchase the Sigma Precision Eyes Kit (I believe it’s called that, at least.)?

Generally, I use 2 – a 239 (or Sonia Kashuk version) and the Sonia Kashuk crease brush (or MAC 217). Sometimes, I use a Quo (Canadian company) smudger brush to smudge my eyeliner.

I don’t usually use more than one color at a time on my eyes, so I don’t need to use more than one brush. I do, however, use a small blending brush in addition to my regular eyeshadow brush.

It depends on how lazy I’m feeling and what eye look I’m doing. If I do a more elaborate look I’ll use 4-5 brushes. On a normal day about one to three. Some days I only use one color and an eyeliner pencil, others I’ll use 2 or colors and an eyeliner cream or powder.

I normally use 4 brushes : A flat shader brush,a blending brush,a pencil brush and a bigger flat brush for my highlight

I use 3-4 brushes depending on the look I’m going for and sometimes I use one brush and wipe it off in between color steps. Either way works for me no matter how complex or simple the look is.

I only use two, one to apply the eyeshadow and one to blend. I just wipe off the previous color onto my hand, plus I move from light to dark so it doesn’t really affect the color. The brush I use is the one that came with the Naked2 palette, the eyeshadow brush is small enough to achieve anything I want, and the blending brush is great.

Yes. I use a firm flat brush (sometimes 2 if I’m using a cream shadow), a crease blush, a crease blending brush, and another blending brush for my highlight area to blend out the edges for the crease color. Oh, and a liner brush if I’m using a gel liner. So, I use 3-5 depending on the look.

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