Elf Powder Brush and Sigma Flat top kabuki F80
I love both of these, the Elf brush is more affordable at £3.50 whilst the Sigma F80 is $16.00 (about £10.00)
There both flat top and really soft and dense, I'd say the Sigma is softer and denser than the Elf brush.
The Elf brush is bigger than the F80 (both the handle and brush). When I first got Elf brushes I was sceptical as they're so cheap but surprisingly well made and I have had no shedding.
I use these brushes for putting on my MAC Studio Fix foundation/any other face powders and they blend nicely into the skin with them.
I use this for blusher, the bristles are soft and I love the angle on it which gives a more precise application of blusher. I got this brush as part of a MAC Christmas set (which they do every year) years ago and it's still serving me well minus the odd shedding of hairs.
ELF Bamboo Angled blush brush
I use this for contouring, it's rather soft and again affordable at £5.50 and slightly softer than the Studio range (Black handled) of ELF brushes. This has Taklon bristles as opposed to the Synthetic bristles the studio range has.
'C' brush and Concealer brushes
The 'C' brush is great for the application of eyeshadow, it's dense, firm but soft. I use it to pack on eyeshadow.
The concealer brush I obviously use for concealer and it helps me get a good coverage over my dreaded dark circles. Again soft, firm and dense bristles.
Both the brushes cost £3.50 each.
I use this as my blending blush for eyeshadow, not much to say really, a nice brush.
This one I use for the rare occasions I feel like putting liquid or cream foundation on although the Sigma F80 works great for that too.
Mac 209 Eyeliner Brush £16.00
An extra fine synthetic tip brush. I use this to put Gel eyeliner on although I'm still not the best at getting the perfect winged look but hey practice makes perfect right?
I must have been on crack when I purchased this as although it's a good brush..for what it is...definitely overpriced. I probably could have got an ELF brush that's just as god for a fraction of the price.
I'm a big fan of the ELF brushes simply because there affordable, good quality and do their job's well. Also I have experienced none to minimal shedding.
Where as the MAC again are good quality however more expensive and I'm not sure if it was an exception to the Christmas range I got but I experienced shedding in the angled blusher brush and paint coming of the foundation brush handle.
I'm also a big fan of Sigma however the price always seems to put me off, I have always wanted to get the 'Make me up 'sets.
What is your favourite brand and what do you use?