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 Foundation Brush

    This brush is used to apply cream or liquid foundation to your face for smooth, poreless finish. An angled head and densley packed bristles are best for building coverage for an airbrushed look. You can also use it to apply face creams and serums.

    Bobbi Brown Foundation Brush Professional, $40;

    Courtesy of Bloomingdale's
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