Your Comprehensive Guide to Using Makeup Brushes Like a Pro

Sonia's Essentials

"My must-have makeup brushes are my Pointed Blending Brush, Blusher Brush, Spoolie, Pointed Foundation Brush, Angled Crease Brush and Smudge Brush. With these tools you can achieve any look!"

Click through to learn what each is meant for, techniques for use and more pro tips and tricks!

Assistant Digital Producer

I own a coffee mug full of makeup brushes. Some are short and squat with pillowy bristles. Some are tall and sleek with angled fibers. Others are somewhere in between. But all of them, for the most part, are collecting dust.

I was never a star art student. Brushes have always intimidated me, so as a kid, finger painting was more my speed. Embarrassingly enough, I still employ that practice today when doing my makeup.

Despite my hesitation, I know my beauty look could be greatly improved if I finally learned how to use the correct tools, so I turned to makeup artist and brush wizard Sonia Kashuk for a crash course.