If there is one thing I am repeatedly asked about, it's makeup brushes. I constantly shout at my friends who put their makeup on with their hands. A huge part of a flawless face is your tools. I think a good brush can take your makeup from nice to WOW! If I was only left with 4 brushes in the world, I'd ask for these 4!
MAC 263 (Angled Brush)
This brush is an essential for any brow obsessed girls. I've had this for about 5 years and it's still going strong. MAC brushes can seem pricey at the time but they are amazing quality and last for ages. Use this brush with powder to fill in your brows, apply gel eyeliner and to bring your eyeshadow under your eye. A real all rounder!
MAC 217 (Blending Brush)
I think the 217 is the first MAC brush I ever bought. I've had it a LONG time (and it still washes super white!). Use this to get the most out of your eye shadow. Use it to buff your cease, soften lines and create the most fabulous of eye looks. Many people also use the 217 as a great alternative for a concealer brush again making it as multi-purpose as the 263.
Real Techniques Buffing Brush
The holy grail of foundation brushes! I have found that since I've started using this brush that a little product seems to go a very long way. Squirt a little foundation on the back on your hand and buff over your face using this brush for a flawless finish. Perfect!
Real Techniques Blush Brush
I have used this brush for everything possible- blush, highlighter, contour. It's the perfect size for all of the aforementioned. The slightly tapered edges allow for great contouring on the go.