2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 28
Botan, Yachiyo, Lip Yachiyo
365, 540, 731, 763, 777, 787, 955, 957
128, 159, 179, 187
217, 219, 226, 228, 234, 235, 239, 266, 272, 286
29, 48, 50, 65, 66
Sonia Kashuk (none of mine have names or numbers!):
Retractable dual eye
Wood handle large eyeshadow
Flat top synthetic
Chanel: 2, 11, 12
Hourglass: 2, 3, 5, Ambient powder brush - these are my favorite synthetic brushes so far! Made and perform extremely well.
Napoleon Perdis: br8, 8a, 19b
Illamasqua: Blush-up, Highlighter, eyeshadow shader, blender
That's it for the brands I have a few of, the rest of them I only have one or two of each brand. Some I'm not listing cause either they're small (lips, brow) or else ones I think I'm just going to get rid of anyway. The worst offender is the Guerlain Meteorites brush, quite possibly the worst brush I've ever owned, a real tragedy that does not reflect on Meteorites product at all.
Inglot: 13P, 80 HP
Le Métier de Beaute Powder
Too Faced Retractable Kabuki
Shu Uemura 18r
Body Shop Blusher
Dior eyes, lips, concealer
Mirabella flat foundation, face blender
Royal & Langnickel "Smudger"- why its called this I don't know, it's a large crease/blending
Smashbox 30, 32 (undecided if I will keep)
Posh crease, larger crease (sentiment- two of the first non-branded brushes I loved a lot!)
These are the ones I immediately decided to get rid of- they're all either old, crappy, or I just don't use them. Some of them I never used, actually. Maybe somebody would like to have these, but I'm not sure who. I will probably get rid of more, but this is a good first step, about 20.
The brushes I use the most are MAC 187 and all the dupes of it- The Bdellium one was really nice, but the wood cracked a little bit and it's not got much life left. I like the Sonia Kashuk one a lot, and I don't think I have another high end brush of that type. The next most used for me is eyeshadow, just a basic one like a 239, I have tons of those thankfully so not one gets used up all the time. There are other brushes I 'need' and use a lot, but those are my top two most used.
I do have a (kinda) small brush wishlist still, but I've learned (the hard way, obviously!) that its much better to be selective, since good brushes will last a lot longer as well. I have a few that I want based on type, others based on brand. Some brands I've had a really hard time tracking down, and I'm not too keen on spending $80 plus shipping on a brush I've never seen from a company I've never tried.
The other piece of advice I wish I wouldn't have listed to, is painting clear varnish on MAC brush numbers. 1, it looks really tacky, and 2, it doesn't even work because eventually it will chip off too, and when it does, the lettering goes right along with it.