Beauty: The best make-up brushes


1. Lip brush

To achieve the current trend for bold, bright lipstick, line the lips with pencil, scuff some pigment from the bullet with this brush, then fill in the rest.

£15, Space NK, 020-8740 2085,

2. Eyeliner/brow brush No 20

This will define your brows and transform your face with an ultra-fine stroke.

£16.50, Estée Lauder, 0870 034 2566,

3. Blusher brush

This angled brush is made with superior-quality goat hair and perfectly designed to sculpt cheeks for that runway-model look.

£34.50, Sisley, 020-7591 6380

4. Stippling brush

This is for applying liquid and cream foundation. Buff into the skin in a circular motion to create a hyper-real, dewy finish.

£10.99, Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman, 0800 3898 195

5. Bamboo – smudge eyeliner brush

With its useful built-in sharpener, this brush is also cruelty-free, with a bamboo and recycled aluminium handle.

£4.99, Ecotools, Boots, 0845 070 8090

6. All-over powder brush

This large, domed powder brush has impossibly soft bristles to ensure a professional, sheer application.

£78, By Terry, Space NK, as before

Aly Hazlewood is a make-up artist;