For your reading pleasure, I'll make sure that my favourites are formatted in this way.
Foundation Brush- I mainly use this to blend in powder highlighter or to blend concealer, not my favourite for either though so it isn't often used.
Buffing Brush- This is the only brush I use for foundation. It creates a perfect finish and is so soft, this is definitely a holy grail brush for me.
Contour Brush- I haven't found a main purpose for this brush, I use it for cream or liquid highlighter or as a blush brush if I want to create an intense flush.
L-R Illamasqua Blush Up Brush, MAC 168 Large Contour Brush.
Blush Up Brush- I couldn't get on with this brush for ages, it's designed to apply blusher in an upwards motion to help define the contour. However, it does take effort to master the technique and I kept being too heavy handed and ending up with a solid line. I've adapted it now but still reserve it for days when I want an intense colour on my cheeks.
Large Contour Brush- I only use this for bronzer, it is perfect for getting in under the cheek bone and is exactly the right density to create a nice glow and so soft, I am considering buying another to use with blusher.
L-R Blusher Brush, Powder Brush, Stippling Brush- all Real Techniques
Blusher Brush- What I like about this brush is the angle the bristles are cut at, it means that it can be used to apply blushers as both a contour or a blended flush. I generally use this to wash on a sheer coat of NARS Orgasm.
Powder Brush- I use this brush with my Illamasqua translucent finishing powder as it such a fine powder that this lovely soft brush works really well with it.
Stippling Brush- I used to use this for foundation until I found the buffing brush, recently I have been using it for blusher and I absolutely adore it with MACs Cream Soda blush.
L-R Illamasqua blending brush 4 , Bare Minerals Doubled ended brush powder and eye.
Blending Brush- I use this brush for a whole multi purpose of things. Sometimes it comes it handy for foundation, other times I use it to blend in a neutral eye, but mostly I use it with powder highlighter.
Double Ended Brush- Slightly cringe name, but I didn't know what else to call it. I LOVE this brush. I mainly use it with setting powder, specifically the bare minerals mineral veil, as I buff it all over with the large fluffy side and then use the eye end to pat setting powder on concealer. But it also get chucked in my bag to be used with blusher, bronzer etc most days.
L-R Eye Shadow, Blusher, Powder- All from Bare Minerals Mini Masters set
All Three of these are lovely and soft, they normally live in my bag as little travel brushes. The stand out one to me is the powder brush as it is so dense.
L-R Deluxe Crease Brush, Shading Brush, Pixel Point Eyeliner Brush, Base Shadow Brush
These are the brushes for my eyes that I tend to reach for. I start off by applying the base neutral colour with the Deluxe Crease Brush Then I fill in the outer crease with the Base Shadow Brush, then blend in the accent colour (usually copper or grey) with the Shading Brush (which I also use for cream shadows) and finish liner with the Pixel Point Liner Brush. They are all incredibly soft and create a lovely soft focus effect to my every day eye makeup.
L-R Naked 2 Brush, Blending Brush both Urban Decay.
Naked 2 Brush- I will definitely be taking this on holiday as I tend to use this to do a quick natural eye. I particularly like the really soft side to it, I always use this when the line looks too harsh.
Blending Brush- I use this to apply highlighter to the inner crease as it is just the right size for my eye.
L-R Benefit Hard Angle Brush, Real Techniques detailer brush and brow brush
My Brows get drawn on every single day, I always use these brushes with the Benefit BrowZings kit. I start by applying the powder with the Detailer Brush Then use the hard angle brush to apply the wax. Then I use the Brow Brush to go over them again with a mixture of powder and wax which ensures they last all day. I always comb them out with a brow comb as well so that they don't look too 'scouse brow'.
L-R Eco Tools Hard Angle Brush, Ruby and Millie Shadow Brush, Real Techniques Accent Brush.
Okay so these are my three least used brushes, but that isn't because I don't like them.
Hard Angle Brush (2)- I use this one when I am using a powder liner which is rare, however I don't want to use it for anything else as I like the precision angle that it currently has.
Shadow Brush- This is the first brush that I ever bought and the bristles are quite spikey now, I just can't bear to throw it away as it was the first- it's nearly 7 years old. It doesn't get used, but it still gets a regular clean.
Accent Brush- I use this when I am doing a proper smokey eye and I use it to get defined highlighted areas, but I generally stick to a neutral eye so find the intense highlight a bit too much.
And that is my brush collection, I want a new blusher brush as i'm not completely happy with any of the ones that I have so if you have any recommendations let me know.