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Powder brush, foundation brush, lash/brow comb, large eyeshadow brush & small brush.
Saying that however, i really do think i wouldnt be able to live without all my brushes..

My MAC 187 foundation brush (you barely need any product with this one), my angled brow brush from Sephora, and I usually just use any big powder brush and cheapie eyeshadow brushes-but those two are definitely a must!

cheap-o annabelle e/s brush, use them for udpp and paintpot application (as I got pissed at the udpp bottle, cut it up and put its insides in sample jars!)
242–eyeshadow lid application
217–heavenly for crease application and my beloved blender!
187–liquid foundation application and blending for flawlessness!
a small liner brush from quo (looks like a concealor one) as I like to put fluidline but try to tightline, and i find an angled brush gives me a huge line that to me looks wonky!

I hope to procure a buffer brush and some more MAC brushes when I take a trip to the states hopefully soon!

Three brushes from my Sephora Smoky eyes kit: detail brush for lining with Fluidline, the allover shadow brush, and the brow/lash comb duo.
MAC kabuki.
Sonia Kashuk tapered blending brush.

But I love all my brushes equally!

MAC 266, 217, 249, 134, 239, 169, 187, 224 and BE angled eyebrow brush. I can’t live without those since i use them everyday but I actually can’t live without any of my other MAC, MALLY, Smashbox, and BE brushes either.

MAC 213,217,224,239,266 and since you commented about the loew-cornell brushes it’s a few of those i cant live without but i definitely love the amm mini mop1/4 and the 270maxine’s mop 3/8. Thanks for the tip Christine πŸ™‚

mac 187, 217, 116, nars #15 and my cheap but awesome posh kabuki brush, this is just as soft as the mac kabuki, and i have both and tested it but posh cost just $17.

smashbox #19 kabuki, MAC 187, MAC angled liner (266? i dunno), BE flathead, adn teh MAC liner brush (it’s d’ced, i don’t remember the # off the top of my head)

Gosh, I have so many brushes that I love! But, the brushes I could not live without are MAC 129, 187, 239, 217 and Nars #13.

this is hard! MAC has got me hooked on every brush they make, ha ha! but if i had to choose: 109, 187, 239, 217, 242. i use a combo of tiny flat & angled art store brushes for my fluidline, i love them more than the 266. πŸ˜‰

If I could only choose 5 brushes to have forever… it would be the 182, 239, 266 and two 217s. Yes, two of the same brush: one for playing with and blending eye colour, the other for under-eye concealer.

Question-what do you all use the 219 for? I bought one recently but I haven’t been able to figure it out to get much use from it…but if you are putting it in your top 5, then I’m definitely missing something, haha! What do you do with it? Thanks!!

I could NOT live without my MAC 224 blending brush. Also, I need my 266 for my brows, my 150 powder brush, 168 blush brush, and I love the 242 and 252 brush to apply eyeshadow!

I can’t live without my 266. It’s great for brows, tightlining my eyes and even for creases.

For applying eye shadows, any brushes which could pick up color are good enough for me. Besides, I could always use my fingers to apply and blend.

Hi Christine! I absolutely love the 182 also. I love how I can buff foundation so easily!!!! Also, love: 224, 217, 266, 222.

oh man, do i really have to choose only five?
182, 187, 219, 231, 205, and i’m gonna cheat and have one more.. my 223. i would also say my 169, except i don’t always contour my cheeks. well, i’ll also say my 169, anyways. yeah, i’m two over the limit.. oh well! :o)

MAC 187
MAC 239
MAC 227
Posh Large Crease Brush (similar to MACs 219, but a little larger & softer, I find this is perfect for depositing color into the crease AND blending it – something I used to use 2 separate brushes for)
theBalm Shady Lady Liner Brush (best angled liner brush EVER – & its only $5 at Sephora!)

1. Quo cream e/s brush
2. MAC #187
3. MAC #239 eye shader brush
4. Quo small concealer brush (super tiny for very precise application!)
5. I’m FINALLY getting a #182 and I know I’m gonna love it!

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