Monday, December 17th, 2007

What five brushes couldn’t you live without? What brand, which ones?

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41 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – What five brushes couldn’t you live without?

  1. Jenny

    I absolutely *cannot* live without:

    1) MAC 187 – I use this for applying my Studio Fix Fluid, Stick Foundation AND MSF.
    2) MAC 239 – I use this daily for e/s application.
    3) Nars Large Domed Eye – To blend e/s
    4) MAC 150 – For powder.
    5) MAC 311 – I know this is really suppose to be a lip brush, but I use it as an eyeliner brush for my fluidline =)

    • How do you find using the 187 for powder and liquids work? I got sick of having one brush matted from the liquid, so I got two myself.

      Oh, I use lip brushes for eye purposes all th etime, Jenny!

  2. Kristen

    1. Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow
    2. Bobbi Brown Eyeliner
    3. Bobbi Brown Concealer/Blender
    4. MAC 224
    5. Sonia Kashuck Foundation

  3. foxyqt

    1. MAC 187
    2. MAC 239
    3. MAC 275
    4. MAC 219
    5. MIKYAJI [sp?] eyeliner brush

  4. jenn

    not in order
    1. benefit hard angled brush for my browzing (i have very sparse brows
    2. benefit get bent eyeliner brush for mmy fluidlines
    3. mac 239 for my eyes
    4. mac pencil (my number got rubbed off 219??) to deepen the crease
    5. urban behaviour powder brush. softest thing ever!

  5. victoria

    mac 187
    mac 150
    l/c maxine mop
    l/c angle brush
    mac 217
    japonesque brow brush

    these i use everyday, even when travelling. other brushes are not so important. i do want to try the mac kabuki brush but have to save up for that. maybe when mac launches their mineral powder foundation, i might have to get that.

  6. jeni

    right now I’m loving:
    all MAC
    187 – foundation
    182 – blush/ face powder blending
    224 – blending eyeshadow
    222 – best crease brush ever
    239 – shadow applicator

  7. Lindsay

    MAC 187 SE (Getting the regular one soon!)
    219
    194 SE

    Sephora shadow #21
    blending #29

  8. Kristen

    MAC 182
    MAC 272
    MAC 266SE (the SE is so much better than the full size)
    MAC 187 (of course)
    MAC 239

  9. MAC 187
    MAC 217
    MAC 239
    MAC 266
    MAC 219

    Getting a 182 or 183 with my Xmas money!!! :D

  10. Madeleine

    All MAC

    168 blush
    252 e/s base
    217 crease
    213 e/s
    272 shader
    219 pencil brush

    and

    craft store brush for eyeliner

  11. my must have brushes are:

    MAC
    266
    208
    224
    239
    A Design’s
    XL Powder Brush

  12. hannika

    wow. five that’s it. this will be hard but let me try:

    Mac 208 for my liquid eyeliner
    MAC 217 for blending eyeshadow
    MAC 224 for blending as well (i know you’re not a big fan of this christine but it works well with my flashtronic and antiquitease mineralized eyeshadows)
    MAC239 for setting eyeshadow
    ELF brush that i use to spread my pencil eyeliner (for bottom and top)

    p.s. good luck on your exam christine. i finished mine last week and it feels good to be free! happy holidays!

  13. Tanya

    my stylistics blush brush (I forget the number) from MAC it really is the softest brush ever!
    MAC 231 for eyeliner
    MAC 213 for eyeshadow
    Bare Escentials full coverage kabuki for foundation and mineral powder

    • Tanya

      oups I forgot my angle brush for eyebrows…I thought it was a MAC brand but looking closer I reaslized it wasn’t. Totally not sure what brand it is…but its really stiff and perfect for my brows.

  14. MAC 187
    MAC 239
    MAC 217
    MAC 208
    Everyday Minerals Kabuki

  15. Courtney

    MAC 209 for fluidline
    MAC 129 for face powder and sheer blushes
    MAC 187 for pigmented blushes and blush creme
    Flirt eyeshadow brush (kind of like the 224)for every kind of e/s application (crease, lid, highlight)
    MAC 252 for paint pots

  16. Janis

    Lately these are the brushes that I use often:

    182
    187
    208 – for eyebrows
    213 – for eyeshadow
    217 – for blending and highlight

    Of course there are still more brushes I use in my make-up routine but for the really basic stuff I can just make do with these.

  17. Allison

    For working and personal use

    MAC—190
    MAC–168
    MAC–242
    MAC–209
    MAC–213

  18. addicted_2color

    not in order, but these are the brushes i use everyday

    MAC 187
    MAC 208
    MAC 217
    MAC 227
    MAC 239

  19. Tonee

    MAC 187 – Foundation
    Smashbox #1 – powder/blush/highlighter
    Smashbox #3 – eyeshadow
    Stila #28 – smudge and line (gel eyeliner)
    Smashbox #18 – lip brush (gotta have a lip brush for all those red lippies…)

  20. kleri

    All MAC
    187
    129
    168
    219
    239

  21. June

    Mac 187
    Smashbox Foundation Brush #13
    Lise Watier Loose Powder Brush
    Quo Concealer Brush
    Dior Eyeliner Brush

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