A large part of the everyday stock is courtesy of Real Techniques. The collection as a whole is effective, easy on the change purse, and high-quality. My longest love is the Real Techniques Buffing Brush, which buffs any base product with ease. I use it with my foundation and tinted moisturizers when I'm not getting my hands dirty and always use to to press my concealer into the skin. The next layer in the base sandwich is powder, and the Real Techniques Powder Brush applies just that. I was concerned that this would be too big--especially in comparison to my rather petite
face body--but it's actually a nice size and gets that step done in a few seconds time. I also use it for bronzer, so things don't get too Jersey Shore on my face. The last of the daily grabs is the MAC 129 brush which I use for blush or contour, either cream or powder. It's the perfect size for dolloping and blending over the cheekbone, as well as eeking itself into the (practically nonexistent) hollows created by my cheekbones.
Other contour tools that I don't reach for as often is the Models Own Angled Blush Brush--but that angle is actually quite handy--and the Elf Complexion Brush, which is also handy for powder. In dire complexion situations, I use the Real Techniques Detailer Brush to pinpoint conceal and sometimes use the Real Techniques Contour Brush for blending heavy covering pigment, as well. Another blush option that works a stunning job, specifically, with RMS cheek products, as well as highlighter of any texture is the Real Techniques Stippling Brush which is fantastic at blending or applying small amounts of product in concentrated areas; an all-rounder, you could say. I only have three eye brushes, two of which I don't think I could live without when it comes to eye makeup, but the other is a little extraneous. The two wonders is the MAC 217--everyone's favorite--which is perfect for all over shading or crease work, as well as the Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush, which, for a light-wash-lover like me, is idea at applying a shade all over or blending. The slightly more frivolous option is the Sigma E70 Medium Angled Shading Brush, which, although I'm naming it in the pejorative, is nice for packing color onto the lid or applying highlight on the brow bone.
I'd say I'm pretty covered on the makeup brush front and my daily grabs are a minimal few; that goes to show you have much makeup I wear on a daily basis. So that's my stash, that is until Ms. Eldridge recommends some new wonder. I'll hide my wallet now.