Makeup Brushes 101: The Ultimate Guide to What's What

Yes—the semi-pointy brush and the pointy brush serve different purposes entirely.


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    The Eyeliner Brush

    An eyeliner brush is extremely versatile because you can use it to apply a precise line, or to soften and blend for a smoky eye. The key is to find a brush with a flat head and stiff bristles (the width shouldn't be wider than the tip of your index finger). An angled brush will be the most universal and allow for control whether you're using liquid, gel, or powder liner.

    Make Up For Ever Angled Eyeliner Brush, $24; makeup


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