Want to perfect your make-up techniques like vloggers Tanya Burr and Brighton’s Zoella? First tackle your toolkit, says Katie Wright. Try her definitive A to Z guide...

A. Angled approach. The slanted handle of the Laura Mercier Angled Eyeliner Brush, £16 (www.selfridges.com), allows easy and precise eyeliner application.

B. Best for blusher. The Bobbi Brown Blush Brush, £35 (www.bobbibrown.co.uk) is soft, sturdy and perfectly shaped for buffing on blusher.

C. Contouring masterclass. For Kim Kardashian-style cheekbones, try Charlotte Tilbury’s Powder & Sculpt Brush, £35 (www.charlottetilbury.com).

D. Disguise blemishes effectively with a densely packed short-bristled brush, like the Body Shop Lipstick & Concealer Brush, £9 (www.thebodyshop.co.uk).

E. Expand eyelashes by combing through with a lash comb. Metal teeth are best they’re less likely to break.

F. Flawless foundation can only be achieved with a flat brush like the Bobbi Brown Foundation Brush, £32 (www.bobbibrown.co.uk).

G. Professional make-up artist-turned-vlogger Wayne Goss describes how to make the most of your face shape and features on his videos (www.youtube.com /gossmakeupartist).

H. Highlight the tops of cheekbones using the fan brush.

I. Incredibly expensive is one way to describe the Suqqu Face Brush, made with super-soft squirrel hair, which costs £168 (www.selfridges.com).

J. Japan, specifically the region of Kumano, is famed as the place where make-up brushes have been hand-crafted for the last 200 years.

K. Kabuki brushes also originated in Japan, where they were used to apply make-up by actors in the traditional Kabuki theatre. Try the Lola Brocha Kabuki Brush, £19 (www.marksandspencer.com).

L. Look for a round-tipped lip brush that comes with a cover to protect it in your make-up bag, like the Illamasqua Lip Brush With Cover, £18.50 (www.illamasqua.com).

M. Mini-brush sets are a great space-saver when travelling. Try the Limited Collection Mini Brush Set, £8.50 (www.marksandspencer.com).

N. Natural isn’t always best, especially if you want to avoid animal products. EcoTools brushes, available at Boots, are cruelty-free because they use synthetic hair with bamboo and recycled aluminium handles.

O. One drop at a time is all it takes with the BareMinerals Perfecting Face Brush, £24 (www.bareminerals.co.uk), designed with an indent in the bristles.

P. Plastic replaces hair on the Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush, £5.99 (www.boots.com), allowing for smooth straight lines. Get practising your cat-eye flick.

Q. Queen of YouTube, Zoe Suggs, aka Zoella, pictured. Watch the ‘self-confessed beauty junkie’ in chatty tutorials (www.zoella.co.uk).

R. Real Techniques is the brush brand beloved of vloggers and fans alike. The latest kit to hit the shelves is the Real Techniques Collectors Edition Sculpting Set, £20.99 (www.superdrug.com).

S. Stippling brushes are a must if you suffer from acne or scarring. Dip into your foundation or concealer and dot on to your skin.

T. Tightlining is a favourite YouTuber technique, where you apply eyeliner right in between the upper lashes. Have a go with the MAC 212 Flat Definer Brush, £19 (www.maccosmetics.co.uk).

U. For under-eye concealing, choose a small, tapered brush like the Clinique Concealer Brush, £14 (www.clinique.co.uk) to ensure even coverage.

V. Value for money can certainly be found with the Models Own brush range. A 5-Piece Brush Set will set you back just £9.99 (www.modelsownit.com).

W. Washing brushes regularly gets rid of product residue and bacteria that can cause spots. Try Clinique Make-up Brush Cleanser, £13 (www.clinique.co.uk).

X. is for Pixiwoo, where sisters Sam and Nicola recreate celebrity make-up looks for their followers at www.youtube.com/pixiwoo.

Y. YouTubers’ most-used brush has got to be the MAC 266 Small Angle Brush, £16.50 (www.maccosmetics.co.uk), the essential utensil for dramatic eyeliner and shadow application.

Z. Zoeva is a brush brand that’s a major hit with the vlogger crowd. The range offers more than 50 tools, including some vegan brushes (www.beautybay.com).