A friend of mine is going to the US in a few weeks, and has kindly agreed to bring back some makeup goodies for me (OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!). One of the things I really want to take advantage of is the cheaper price of MAC, and specifically MAC brushes. I don't own any because I flat out refuse to pay the inflated prices of MAC in this country. However, because I don't own any I have nothing to compare them to, so I don't know what I really need and what I just want because it's shiny and someone said something nice about it on a youtube video or a blog post one time.
The ones I am interested in are:
#212 flat definer
#224 tapered blending brush
#239 eye shader
#266 small angled brush
#187 duo fibre brush
With the exception of the #212, I have the Sigma version of all of these. So tell me peoples, which ones must I absolutely have the MAC version of, and which ones are the Sigmas a perfectly good substitute? Are there any must haves that I don't have listed up there?
Also, I need a blush brush - which would be a good MAC one? I have no cheekbones to speak of, so an angled one is a bit pointless. I just need one that can buff a bit of colour on the apples.
Any assistance and advice would be much appreciated!