Hello, Hello (read like L O LO, Dey Know, Dey know). These are my all time favorite makeup brushes that I use whenever I decide to put on a full face. These are all extremely affordable and comparable to high end makeup brushes in quality. Be sure to click the hyperlinks to check 'em out. Hope you enjoy!
FOUNDATION: If I'm not using a beautyblender, I'm using these babies right chea. My ride or die is the one on the right Morphe M439 Deluxe buffer. This is honestly a better version of the Real Techniques buffing brush (left). Before I got my hands on the Morphe brush, I used the RT brush nonstop and I still use it now when my M439 gets dirty, lol. You can easily find it at Ulta, Target, or local pharmacy, but it is sold in a set called the "Real Techniques Core Collection." I love buffing brushes for applying liquid and cream foundations because of the density of the bristles. The M439 bristles are tighter and shorter, meaning a smaller amount of product can be used without losing coverage once you start really working it on the skin.
CONCEALER: The Morphe M334 Mini Angled Buffer is perfect for blending under-eye concealer because its small enough to fit in the small corner between the nose and right under the inner tear duct. If I'm going heavy with concealer that day, I like to use this first and then a beauty blender to blend it seamlessly. On "no makeup makeup" days I use a concealer that matches my skin tone, apply it over any hyper-pigmentation and softly pat the product down with this brush as well.
BRONZE/CONTOUR: I do not contour often, but if I do I'm using the Real Techniques Sculpting Brush (far left). I love the way it sculpts my cheekbones when using a contour (ashy brown) shade to create a shadow and this brush helps me blend it well. I LOVE to bronze and create a more tanned glowy look. Thus, theMorphe M527 Deluxe Pointed Powder Brush is bae. It gets the bronzer on so quickly! This one has goat bristles and makes it go on so smoothly. Staple. The Real Techniques Contour Brush (also apart of the Core Collection) is what I use to apply setting powder to my under-eye area if I'm not baking, which is rare. I love to bake. I don't use it for contouring the face too much, but I have tried it for that and it's good for a subtle cut. The e.l.f. Contour Brush (far right) I also have two uses for. I use to bake under my face contour because it leaves clean line, but it's not too harsh AND and if I'm feelin' fancy, I use it to blend out my nose contour because its super thin and compact.
BLUSH: I use no other blush brush than the Morphe E3 Precision Pointer. I'm sure it can be used for contouring ...but I prefer to pounce, not swipe, blush on the high points of my cheeks so this is it for me, baby. End of story.
POWDER: The left brush(name rubbed off, sorry) I got a long time from the Marshall's beauty department and I use this to blend out any harsh lines all over the face. The Morphe E1 Deluxe Powder is what I use to set my foundation with powder AND what I use to wipe off excess setting powder after heavily applying it to the under-eye area and/or right beneath the cheek bones.