I do love my Sigma brushes but at the moment I have been using my Real Techniques brushes no stop, I seriously can't fault them. You can see a full post on them here.
The first brush is the Real Techniques Buffing Brush from the Core Collection which retails for £21.99. This is the brush I use to apply my foundation or BB Cream because it is so fast to use and leaves you with a flawless finish. It like all of the Real Techniques brushes washes really well too. It is also good to apply powder and buff out products like bronzer.This is the Pointed Foundation Brush by Real Techniques again it is from the Core Collection. I don't see how you could apply foundation with this because it is rather small for that but it is really great for applying concealer. The pointed edge makes it really easy to get in around the nose and under the eye.
This is the Real Techniques Contour Brush from the Core Collection. I use this to apply bronzers, it is small enough to use as a contour but it is so soft that you can easily buff out product to give a natural bronzed look. You could also use this with cream bronzers.
This is the Real Techniques Stippling Brush which retails for £11.99. When I first got this I used it for foundation which it work really well with and gave a great finish. Since I now use the Buffering Brush for foundation I found that this brush is great for cream blushes. It makes them really easy to use without leaving hairs behind in the product. I also use it for powder blush as well.
I think ELF are really good for affordable brushes and this is one of their best. It is the Kabuki Face Brush which retails for £5 and it is so soft and applies powder perfectly. It is very easy to clean and hasn't lost it's shape. For this price the quality of this brush is amazing.
This is the ELF Blush Brush which retails for £3.50, I use to apply highlighter when I remember to wear it! It is also a great size to use for getting powder under the eyes to set concealer if the Kabuki brush can't get into that area. I have had no problems with shedding and I have washed it mutiple times.
So thats the brushes that I use everyday at the moment. All if these brushes are great qaulity and I would recommend them all. They all wash well and haven't lost their shape. I have also had no problems with shedding with any of these brushes.
What are some of your favourite brushes?