I own quite a few brushes and while I do like to switch up my brushes every now and again, after a while, I usually end up going back to the same one or two brushes I've designated for a certain purpose. Basically, I've realized that if push came to shove (but let's hope it never does), I'd be able to create just about any look I wanted with just these eleven brushes.
e.l.f. Small Angled Brush :: Filling in my eyebrows.
Inglot 6SS :: Blending out harsh lines and applying color to the crease. This brush is much, much better than the MAC 224, in my opinion.
MAC 217 :: Applying color to the lid and blending out harsh lines and applying color to the crease. This is a wonderful multi-purpose brush that everyone needs!
MAC 239 :: Packing color on to the lid and applying color to the upper and/or lower lash lines.
Sigma E10 :: Applying gel/cream eye liner.
MAC 129 :: Applying powder. The smaller shape allows for more precise powder application without disturbing the rest of your makeup.
Sigma E40 :: Blending in concealer and applying under-eye concealer setting powder. The only downside to this brush is that is sometimes sheds.
Sephora I.T. Face Contour Brush :: Applying cream bronzer and blush. It works fantastically with cream products because it doesn't shed at all (minus the very occasional hair in my Chanel Bronze Universel).
Sigma F35 :: Applying powder bronzer and contour and highlighter. The small, tapered shape fits perfectly under your cheekbones when contouring, but it's still fluffy enough that it can dust on bronzer as well.
Sigma F40 :: Applying powder blush.
Sigma F15 :: Applying extremely bright, pigmented blush. This stippling brush picks up much less blush than other brushes, and it's perfect when you want a sheerer application.
How many brushes do you have on rotation usually?
Disclaimer: The Sigma brushes (except for the F35, which I purchased myself) were sent to me free of charge for review purposes only. I am not affiliated with this company, nor am I getting paid for featuring them on my blog. The opinions expressed in this post are honest and based solely on my own experience with the product(s).