I have another handful of favourites to share that I've discovered in November. I have been using these favourites almost everyday since purchasing, and I am in love!
MAC 196 Slanted Flat Top Foundation brush
I purchased this from Singapore. I don't think it's available in Australia though. As you may already know, I normally use my fingers when it comes to foundation application for three main reasons - 1. I'm lazy when it comes to washing brushes. 2. Using your fingers warms the foundation and may assist in better application. Also, there's no wastage, as I do find I use more foundation when using a brush (foundation gets stuck between bristles). 3. Haven't found a brush that is worth the effort in washing regularly... until now! This brush is seriously amazing. It has soft, dense bristles that provides an even, flawless finish, and the slated flat top enables you to reach every corner/contour of your face.
From memory, I paid about SGD$65 less 5% (yay for tourist discounts). It is also available on the US MAC website for USD$35. Totally worth every cent!
Marc Jacobs Remedy Concealer Pen in 00 Stand Corrected
Another Singapore purchase (although I don't remember how much I paid for this) that has featured in many makeup mess pictures on my instagram account. This is absolutely fantastic as a brightener for dark under eye areas. It's smooth and creamy, making it extremely easy to blend. It is fairly expensive at Sephora AU - $52, but it is cheaper than YSL Touche Eclat ($59) and I think the Marc Jacobs Remedy Concealer Pen (MJ pen) is better than the cult favourite touche eclat for both formula and packaging.
Similar to touche eclat, the MJ pen has a push button thingy at the bottom of the pen that when pressed, releases product. However, instead of a brush, the MJ pen has a slanted palladium applicator that is quite cooling and would help reduce puffiness. It also is a lot more hygienic than a brush you can't wash.