As I have been doing my own makeup for about 9 years now, I have collected a few brushes from random cheap places, and which none really work for me anymore, apart from my big powder brush and my dupe beauty blender.
From watching makeup artists, and normal day to day people do their makeup, I have come up with a list of a few brushes I need massively for my type of need.
Morphe G24 - Blending Fluff
I love doing eyeshadows, and it becomes really hard when you don't have a soft blending brush. The eyeshadow becomes more block-y and weird looking.
Morphe G18 - Round crease
If you love doing a smokey eye look, most of them start at putting a transition colour on your crease, and this one must definitely not look patchy or block-y. My most favourite eyeshadow to do is smokey, so this is a must for me.
Real Techniques brushes:
Blush brush - Amazingly enough I have such rosy face that until not too long ago I had never owned a blush, because no matter what coverage I did, my redness would still show through.
Now I have mastered how to cover that, and now I own a pair of blushes. So of course I need a blush brush to apply it with, ;)
Setting brush - As I have discovered how to hide my redness properly that includes the fact that I need to set my concealer properly, so this is the brush I am looking for to help me out.
I am not a major contour girl, but when there is an event I love to do the whole shebang, including contouring, blush, highlight and bronzing.
This may not be something I do often, but having the right brush to apply the contour and bronze would make life that much easier.
A little extra:
Real techniques Deep cleansing gel
Now, of course, if you have brushes, you will have to clean them, and to care for your brushes to lost longer, specially when they are good brushes, you will probably want to expend on a focused brushes cleanser. Which obviously I would want too, even though it is not a brush... but it is for brushes. ;)
What brushes do you love and what for?
Leave me a comment letting me know. Who knows, maybe you know a brush I don't know about and will want to have.