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BRUSHES: There is really no one line of brushes that are best. The companies who make some of the best overall collections are M.A.C., Trish McEvoy, Shu Uemura and Sonia Kashuk. Sonia's are the best inexpensive line and only sold in Target stores in the States. Also, the Kevyn Aucoin collection is amazing-- (found at Henri Bendle's New York or at kevynaucoin.com. In Toronto at P.I.R Cosmetics) Also, take a look at Elegant Faces brushes which are well designed and well priced...sold at Trade Secrets and Select supplies stores. These brushes are among my favs:
Foundation brush: M.A.C #190, and Paula
Dorf 's to apply liquid foundation, then blend with sponge (best sponges come from Alcone in New York city)
Concealer brush: Shu Uemura #12, and Bobbi Brown Concealer brush
Camouflage brush: small one for blemishes - Kevyn Aucoin concealer
Powder Brush:
to set foundation with translucent or pressed powder; Kevyn Aucoin powder brush, or Sonia Kashuk powder brush
Cheek contour brush:  Trish McEvoy#14
Blush brush: Kevyn Aucoin for a round flat cut; Sonia Kashuk #2 for a tapered cut brush. Depends which angle you want to apply on
Eye brushes: M.A.C. #21 to highlight under brow bone
Eyelid application: Sonia Kashuk #9
Eye crease: M.A.C #217 (they call it a blender and would be good for both) or Kevyn Aucoin for a smaller stiffer brush-both are amazing: for precision crease work, M.A.C. #219 is superb
Eye-powder smudge brush to smudge eyeliner pencil with powder-Sonia Kashuk #5, or Trish McEvoy #41 or #6 for larger areas
Eye-inside corner of eye-to highlight with a brightening glitter or powder; I like 1/4" Loew-Cornell #270 Maxine's painter's brush sold at craft stores (Michael's)
Eye brush for liquid eyeliner-Quo eyeline brush (Shopper's Drugmart), or or M.A.C #210
Lip brush: Simply Basic Brand retractable (under $5 at Walmart); or Bobbi Brown retractable; Kevyn Aucoin's reaches the inner corners of the mouth best.
Brush to comb out mascara clumps:
Kevyn Aucoin's does this best
Eyebrow brush:  Bobbi Brown's brow brush. It's nice and stiff and combs browns well.
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