People talk about brushes a lot: how important they are for application, how you should “invest” in them because the good ones will last a lifetime. I don’t disagree with that (I can’t apply concealer without a brush, for instance). MAC is an easy place to start because they have a solid, comprehensive line. My only problem is that the photos on their website don’t give you any sense of scale. So I took a picture of the brush display at Nordstrom (meaning the pro brushes are not pictured).
MAC brushes: 311, lipliner, lip liner, 316, lip brush, 318, retractable lip brush, 275, medium angled shading, 266, small angle, eyeliner, angled liner, 252, large shader brush, 242, shader brush, 239, eye shading brush, 228, mini shader brush, 227, large fluff brush, 224, tapered blending brush, 219, pencil brush, 217, blending brush, 213, fluff brush, 212, flat definer brush, 210, precise eye liner brush, 209, eyeliner brush, 208, small angled brow brush