From top to bottom:
MAC 182 - This is the essential kabuki, many brands make one, this is one of my favourites however. I love that I can buff in my contour and apply a good layer of powder foundation with it. An alternative is the Powder Brush from CoverFX
Stila 24a - Now this brush came as part of the holiday collection, usually the Stila brushes are dual ended and this one is not. Personally, for storage purposes I don't love dual ended. They do make a lot of sense for those conserving on space though. They do sell this brush still I believe in their full range. Perfect for blush application, super soft but still can apply product evenly.
Urban Decay Optical Blurring - This brush is super neat, I know that Sephora and Lise Watier recently released versions of this as well. It is perfect for a very liquid foundation, it buffs it into the skin beautifully. Also fun fact, it is made out of all recycled materials!
MAC 227 - I learned about this brush when I first started watching YouTube videos, and I swooned after it for years before picking it up. It is like the perfect product to apply your highlight under the browbone whilst also blending and softening any of the harsh edges of your shadow. Love, Love, Love.
*Sigma P82 - This is a recent addition to the collection, I have many Sigma brushed. I bought them when they first launched and I wasn't overly impressed with the quality and how they where basically a cheaper knock off of the MAC brushes. I know they have re-vamped and added a whole line of synthetic brushes which really interested me. I was contacted by ObsessedCanada.com, who carry tons of cosmetic items shipped in Canada. I requested to try this brush, and it is honestly amazing. I have to re-think my view on Sigma brushes if this is the quality level that they have gone up to! Since it is synthetic, I love to use it as like a mini optical blurring brush for applying concealer under my eyes. It applies it seamlessly, and I have tried it for shadow and was really impressed with how well it blended the colours.
CoverFX Concealer - Now as I mentioned above, I like to use the Sigma P82 to help blend concealer under my eyes. I love the CoverFX brush for applying my Lise Watier corrector palette on areas of my face. It is stiff enough to apply the colour, and the bristles are very high quality. Really all of the brushes from the CoverFX line are super impressive. I will be adding more to my collection soon hopefully!
MAC 217 - Another staple among make-up artists and junkies alike. The perfect blending brush, I haven't found one that compares yet. Great for applying and blending out the colours in the crease of your eye.
MAC 239 - I know I am talking about a lot of the classics, but they are classics for a reason! Great brush for application of colour, I know there are many other brushes out there similar. I just always go back to this, because I love that it is a flat paddle like brush. A lot of shadow application brushes tend to be to soft and fluffy.
MAC 208 - I used to think that getting a pricer angle brush was silly, until I finally caved and got this. It is perfect for my cream eyebrow product, and small enough to create beautiful detail for my brows. I have used it for liner as well, but I prefer a thin brush for gel liner application.
Where to Purchase
CoverFX can be purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart Locations, Select Sephora's and coverfx.ca
Urban Decay can be purchased at Select Shoppers Drug Mart Locations, Sephora's and they are currently finishing a Canadian website that will launch soon!
Stila Cosmetics can be purchased at Select Shoppers Drug Mart Locations, Sephora's and stilacosmetics.com
Sigma Brushes can be purchased online at ObsessedCanada.com
Brushes are an investment that you need to think about, and select wisely (or buy everything you see, like yours truly..it's a problem). The most expensive on my list would be from MAC and Stila, Urban Decay and CoverFX are similar in price and last is Sigma. Look at all of your options before deciding to buy, and if you have any question please write me a message or contact me via social media. I am always happy to help!