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I love my Chanel brushes. The ‘made in France’ ones. I got the impression some Chanel brushes are made in the US too. Who knows!

And of course the MAC 217, 239, 266, 188.

I’m dying to try Hakuhodo brushes from Japan! I don’t have the money right now, but they’re VERY high on my wish list.

MAC 217, 224, 187, 219 & 168. I also loooove the eye shadow brush @ blending brush from eyeslipsface.com ($1 each!) I buy like 5 of them at a time, especially the eyeshadow brush cuz I tend to use a lot of eyeshadow colors each day and need several brushes.

On the high end, my MAC 217. It’s great for both applying color in the outer corner of my eye, and for blending!

On the low end, the Sonia Kashuk Flat Top. I love this for applying foundation!

I’d say I’d really be able to survive on these MAC brushes…

MAC 190, 150, 168, 224, 242, 263… Yep, I could survive on six.

Face, 168,109,187, Eyes, 209,224,239,226,even though I haven’t purchase the 226 brush yet I have tried my sisters brush and I love it can’t wait to get my own

kabuki brush and some sort of eyeshadow brush. You can’t always put on liquid/cream foundations with your fingers or sponge if you must. but it’s near impossible to apply powders without a brush applicator (powder/dry compact foundation, blush, blotting powder). If you get a flat eyeshadow brush you can use it on the eyes and crease, lips, and as highlight applicator (cupid’s bow, nose)

I don’t have the budget for any “high end” brushes, so I invested in a couple EcoTool sets, and I love them. The brushes are so soft and work very well for what I need them to do!

And one of my favorite face brushes is from Target: one of those $3 Studio Tools giant powder brush. Bargains for the win =D

For the face I love the mac 187 and mac kabuki. For the eyes, I like the body shop’s eyeshadow brush to apply creamy shadows and bases, like mac paint pots. I have yet to find the perfect brush for applying shadow! I know MAC makes good brushes but I haven’t got enough courage to drop that much money for teeny brushes 😛

If I could only use 1 brush for my face for the rest of my life, it would have to be Sonia Kashuk’s flat-top multitasking brush. It works for foundation of all types, concealer, cream blush/bronzer, powder blush/bronzer, setting powder, luminizer, and the list goes on and on! I’ve even used it to blend out eyeshadows on occasion. It’s cheap, sturdy, available in brick-and-mortar Targets, and the handle is gorgeous. It looks and feels totally high-end but is only 15 dollars! Definitely my favorite brush ever. My only gripe is that it takes forever to dry after cleaning, because it’s so densely packed.

All brushes are MAC.
For powder 129
For blush/bronzing powder 116
For Guerlain Meteorites 182
For eyeshadow 217 (I have three), 225, 224, 226
For eyeliner 231
For brows 263, 219

For face: MAC 109, MAC 187 (I have 2 ones), MAC 168 and Coastal Scents Flat Bronzing brush

For eyes: MAC 219 (2 ones), MAC 226 (LE), Mac 212, MAC 209 and one from Make up designory similar to MAC 239

Thanks! I know you did an essential brush list two years ago, but do you think you would revisit that? I’d love to see if they changed and what else you would recommend now.

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