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For face : MAC’s 109 and 187 and TBS’s blush brush
For eyes, i tend to alternate between using only the 239 (when i’m in a hurry) or a 239/224 combo. I love the 214 for smudging my eyeliner!

Do you know of a dupe for the MAC 226?? Because I really want that brush, but since it was limited edition, I can’t get it anymore!

My go to brushes: MAC 217, EcoTools powder brush, MAC 239, Essence of beauty crease brush duos and my Sonia Kashuk eyeliner brush.

Christine – You’re converting me into a 239 lover BTW. I still love my 242’s but I think I use the 239 more now!

The 217 is also a favorite of mine (it’s my go-to blending brush, if you have a light hand like I do, the 224 is just worthless – I’d have better luck just blowing on someone’s face to blend the eyeshadow!) I also love my 219’s… Love love love!

For face… Used to be the 109 for foundation but I haven’t actually used the 109 since I got the 130! Over the past few weeks, I’ve been loving the 165 for liquid foundation though… I don’t know why… Just something different I suppose πŸ™‚ It works well! The 138 is my FAVORITE powder brush. I use just about any brush for blush, I’m not too picky there πŸ™‚

If I were to choose only, say, 2 brushes that I can’t imagine my makup without it would be 217 for eyes and 116 for face (blush).
If I could then add two it would be 239 and 219 for eyes. πŸ™‚

Fore the eyes I can’t live without the “precision eye” brush with two sides by Bare Escentuals and for the foundation I use the “flawless face” brush by Bare Minerals, love them <3

I also rely on Sonia Kashuk’s small e/s brush, crease brush and bent eyeliner brush. They’re great!

For eyes, I also like e.l.f.’s smudge brush and sephora’s cream e/s brush which I use with powder e/s actually for applying to outer corner and up into crease.

For face, I’m still looking for a blush brush that works for me. MAC 109 works for now.

For the face, I always use the 190, 187, and 168 (oh, and 109 for contouring!). For the eyes, I ALWAYS reach for the 224. I definitely can’t live without it, but I also use the 266 and 239.

Mac 217, I have 4 of them and I think I need one more! I have a hoof looking brush from Quo that I use everyday. My Sigma 224 for blending and 266 for eyeliner. Mac 266 for my eyebrows and 168 for blush. For foundation I use the sonja kashiuk blending sponge, loves it!

And some 217 and 224 MAC brushes as well. I use the 224 for applying concealer if anything because it distributes the product very nicely.

For my main kabuki brush, I use the one from Body Shop; synthetic bristles, densly packed, it performs beautifully. Blush brush is from Eco Tools, and I bought a couple of brushes from a wholesale trader who sold me a generic brush that is shaped very much like the MAC 217 (albeit slightly longer and looking very ordinary) but it performs just like the MACs.

I also use some ELF brushes to blend my crease shadows, along with my MAC 217. ….I use too many brushes, and I think that’s just the OCD talking.

I use loads! Eyes: 239, 217, 224, 227, 219, 263. There are a few more but I use them less frequently than the ones listed here.

Face: MUFE 55N stippling brush (foundation), MAC 188 (for concealer), 165 (highlight and/or blush), 109 (blush) and 150 (powder).

So, I am IN LOVE with the 239. I just…GET IT now. Wow.
I also have a fluffy Revlon brush I found at Big Lots (I know, right?) that I like to use for blending.
I use a Sephora smudge brush for the lower lash line, inner corner, and precise crease work.
But I expect I’ll be expanding my MAC brush collection before too long…

For eyes:MAC 272, 249 and shu uemura retractable eyeliner brush
For face: Essence of Beauty for foundation and concealer, Shu uemura #20 for setting powder, and Make up show 16B03 for bronzer.
I am still looking for a good blush brush

Eyes: MAC 239,217, and 224

Face: MAC 187

Christine, I see that you use the MAC 226 in almost all your looks. Can you recommend a tapered crease brush that is comparable to this? I really wish that MAC would bring this brush back. TIA!

MAC 168 and 187 (what would I ever do without my 187?!)

Everything else…I have Sephora and body Shop and Victoria’s Secret brands. I just grab whatever tool I need for my look.

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