Brushes are a tool used to apply pigment, paint, varnish, ink, or other medium to a surface. They are usually made of natural or synthetic hairs or fibers, which are held together by a handle. Brushes can come in various sizes and shapes to suit a variety of needs, from fine art to domestic use. Brushes are used in a variety of artistic media, such as painting, drawing, and printmaking. They are also used in non-artistic applications, such as applying makeup, on a variety of surfaces, including paper, fabric, and skin.