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I have the no!no! but I could never get myself to commit to it! There are a lot of specialized makeup brushes I rarely reach for – I tend to just use a core set of brushes. I don’t regret it, but I wouldn’t recommend “collect ’em all” mentality with MAC brushes — better to buy multiples of ones you use all the time!

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I would say eyelash curler. Mostly because the one I have barely works and also because I’m afraid of damaging my eyelashes.

I agree. I have purchased several eyelash curlers over the years and never use them. The curl never holds, no matter what mascara I use, the clamp never fits my eye shape correctly.

For me its the fan brush as well, I think I have only used it once or twice. But I had to have it!

Same here. Well, by foundation brush I mean the flat-head, standard foundation brush. I usually use powder foundation or just concealer, so the “foundation” brush I use is my Sigma HD flat-top duo fibre brush. In my opinion, that brush is better than any streaky, flat-head foundation brush. I also NEVER use lip brushes, or concealer brushes. (For concealer, I use an Eco Tools fluffy crease-type brush.)

Oh and other comments reminded me. I’ve never used my foundation brush (fingers work so much better and don’t leave the weird lines) or my mini eye fan brush.

This little brush that I bought a couple of years ago at IMATS for lining and detail work–IT SUCKS. I can’t use it for…anything. It was originally really thin, but it’s splayed now and has no tension at all and is useless. But I can’t throw anything away so it just sits there in the old pico de gallo jar I repurposed 😐
Also, a lip brush (same brand, also from IMATS two years ago) that’s really scratchy and…splayed.

Since i start using Makeup brushes, like the Sigma i don’t use sponges and aplicators anymore. Thanks for that! Greetings From Chile!

I have a spoolie that came in an EcoTools brush set that I never use. I don’t buy things I won’t use.

Eyelash curler! I just never got into using those. They don’t fit my eyes right and they hurt sometimes lol. But I am going to try the Shu uemura one or the Mac half eyelash curler since I heard so many good things about those.

Is that the thing that removes hair? I could NOT fall asleep at my friend’s party once and I had no idea where her remote was, so I was stuck watching an hour long infomercial about the No No. But anyway my eyelash curler doesn’t get a lot of love because (luckily) my lashes curl wonderfully with just mascara.

Definitely my standard foundation brushes, since I don’t really wear foundation (I’m more of a tinted moisturizer kind of girl) and when I do I usually apply it with my fingers.

Tweezers. I don’t do anything to my eyebrows. I’ve had them waxed a couple times, but I like them better this way.

I never use my eyelash curler either and it’s a Shu Uemera,I don’t see why everyone raves about how great these curlers are. The curler doesn’t fit across my lashes all the way and I end up having parts of my lashes uncurled which looks terrible.

Eyelash curler. My lashes are already well curled and my curler just bends them upwards, making them look even shorter!

probably my lip brush, though i’ve been trying to use it more now! it always gives me perfect lips but i it’s always such a hassle reaching for it in the first place

All my brushes haha… except the MAC 266 for my eyebrows and the MAC 182 for my setting powder, powder countour and/or powder bronzer. Everything else (foundation, concealer, liquid highlighter) I use my fingers. Honestly I’m just too lazy to wash my brushes everyday… and big brushes require so much cleanser to completely clean, and even longer to dry. I haven’t noticed a difference when applied with a brush or sponge versus with my fingers so why bother. Also, though I love my Dior Shimmer Star Amber Diamond powder highlighter, I haven’t found myself reaching for it very often. I wonder why.

I should just give away the brushes that I don’t use.

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