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I LOVE my 222! I barely have a lid so it’s great to windshield wipe with! 224 and 227(227 also for brow highligt) to blend, 217 is AWESOME for paint pots, 239 or the “faithful” Lowe Cornell to pack on the color, 266 for my eyebrows, 219 for eyeliner smudging and lower lid
At the very least 8! (2-239’s!) I know, I know way too many brushes- sorry! 🙂

Just 2. A regular size round one for paint pots/paints and a fluffy one for the eyeshadow itself. Maybe an angle brush to fill in brows, but that’s it.

Although I have a few different ones, I tend to use just one – I’m tired in the morning, I don’t really use my brain and just go on “auto”. 🙂 If I put on eyeliner, then 2.

I usually use my fingers for paint pots, except Blackground. For that I use a thin, flat brush (forget the number right now, it’s still early!). Otherwise I’ll use a 242 or 239 to put the color on and a 217 to blend. So, up to three brushes.

217 or finger for paintpot
*quo all over shadow brush (my love)
quo flat shader brush (if I have lots of time/complicated eyemakeup)
224 crease brush
*210 for lining
sometimes the 219 to smudge eyeliner
*angled brush for eyebrows
the star ones are my MUSTs lol 😀 sigh..oh makeup, how I love thee.. haha

On a daily basis I use 6 eye brushes:

208 – Brows
242 – Paint Pots
239 – Pack on Shadow
217 – Blendy blend blend
212 – Lower shadow liner
263 – Fluidlines

Usually 3, no more than 4. 239 for shadows, 249 similar for bases, small angle brush for brows and a blending brush for the crease and browbone. Sometimes if i don’t use pencil liner I’ll use a flat brush for waterline or lashline color.

I always wear some smokey eye variation:
– One fluffy brush for the highlight & mid-tone shadow (crease area) & blending
– One regular not-so-fluffy brush for the darkest color (on lid)
– One little-bit-stiff brush to smudge my eyeliner

252 for primer
217 for concealer
239 for brow highlight & lid
224/217 for soft color above crease
219/222 for crease and outer corner of lid
212 for shadow along lash line and hard crease
210/266 for fluidline
208 brows
Chanel lash comb/brow brush

Usually 4, sometimes 6.
All over shadow
Eyeshadow base brush (if I use a paint pot instead of Two Faced Shadow Insurance)
Blending brush (if I start adding more than two eyeshadow colors)


base brush (normally frostlite fluidline)
eyeliner on entire lid brush to blend it (try it, eyeliner over frostlite has lasted 11+hours)
and at least two for shadow.
but normally alot more.

i can definitely get away with one brush- two if i decide to use liner. i use my loew cornell version of a 239 which i can use for my entire eye. and then a sonia kushik pointed liner brush. i use my fingers for any bases i use!

3 brushes.
First one is a Shu Uemura brush like the MAC239, and MAC217 for blending and outer V, and a Sephora large all over shadow brush for highlight/browbone. Whatever else, I managed with a Q tip.

i think it depends on my look. if i’m only working with one colour as an overall wash then just one. but if i’m working with three different colours on different parts of my eye then on average at least three brushes. the MAC 239, 217 and 219 are key! :]

When Im in a hurry I can do everything with just one brush from a line that dont sell in the USA, just in Brazil, I think. But there are better brushes in the market, Im sure.

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