Makeup artist Lauren Luke explains how to use brushes to apply makeup like a professional from her book Lauren Luke Looks.
By Lauren Luke
My favorite brush. Nice and fluffy with great bristles that create a multitude of effects.
Angled Eyeliner Brush
This has lots of uses. It's great for applying eyeliner along the top and bottom lash lines and also for working on the eyebrows.
Great for dabbing eyeshadow directly onto the eyelid. It's a good shape and gives controlled application and good coverage.
I use this every time. There are different sizes: The larger one covers a bigger area and works on the cheeks and jawline, and the smaller one allows more control and works best around the eyes and chin.
An indispensable, soft-bristle brush that is just the right size for more controlled coverage of blushers and bronzers.
Probably the most versatile brush there is. Use to apply liquid foundation, cream blush, powder blush, bronzer and basically anything you can think of!
This short, flat brush is good for applying blush and bronzer.