Brushes shown from left to right are: P80 Precision Flat, P82 Precision Round, P84 Precision Angled and P86 Precision Tapered. All of these brushes can be used on the face or on the eyes. They can be used with powder makeup, cream makeup and even foundation. I use them all over my face to apply a variety of products. I also have these brushes in the Synthetic Face Kit size. They are also favorites for applying my foundations. They are $16 each.
Brushes from other companies that I use on a regular basis that I am loving are the 219 Pencil Brush from MAC. This brush is $24.50 and was one of my very first makeup brush purchases. It is great for blending out your eyeliner and also for creating a smoky looking eye.
The brushes from Real Techniques are also favorites of mine. In particular I find the Stippling Brush to be a standout. This dual fiber brush is my go-to brush for applying cream blushes, which I have been wearing a lot lately. I know that many others use this brush to apply foundation and really love the finish with it. At $10, this brush is a must have for everyone.
Lastly I will talk about a favorite from the Sephora brand. My current favorite eyeliner brush that I could not live without is the #15 Classic Angled Liner Brush. It is a very thin nylon bristle brush for applying the most precise eyeliner. I use this brush with gel liners and cake liners. I have complete control of the liner with this brush and can apply a very thin line or add thickness when desired. So, what's your favorite makeup brush and why?