When choosing brushes, I would firstly decide on how much you want to invest, most make-up artists have built up their kits over a number of years picking and choosing the tools they enjoy using most.
A good quality brush, if you look after it correctly, could be a one-off buy. So when choosing a good quality brush, check the density of the bristles they should be compact, soft and should not shed.
For a starter brush kit you will need the following brushes: -
Foundation brush – synthetic flat or round
Eyeshadow – a wide flat brush, which can be used for covering the whole Eye area with shadow
Eyeshadow blended – a natural round soft long bristle brush designed for blending eyeshadow
Eyeliner brush – a small bristle brush stiff can be used wet or dry to apply a precise line
Blusher brush – a soft round shaped brush not too big no larger than the apples of your cheeks
Lip Brush – Firm long synthetic bristled brush shaped to a point used for the precision application of lipstick gloss etc.
Powder Brush – A large soft natural bristled brush, which can be used for loose and compact powder or bronzer.
Using the correct tools will give you a professional finish to your makeup application.
Crown brushes which are very good quality
This is my favorite liner brush