They say that an artist is only as good as his tools. Get your brushes right and it'll make applying makeup so much easier!
Good quality brushes will last for years, and you'll soon realise which brushes are essential for your makeup collection. In this section I'll be going over which brushes I think are the most important, and what they do. The brushes I'm going to use as examples will mostly be MAC, with a few other brands thrown in. However, if you don't want to buy MAC, then just look for a similar brush in another range, as there's lots of brands making the same types of brushes. If you want to try out a brush, check out http://www.crownbrush.co.uk/ as they sell cheap brushes. Quality can be hit and miss, but it's sometimes worth seeing if a brush does what you want it to before shelling out more money on a higher quality version.