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 Lip Brush

    Once you get the hang of using a lip brush, you'll never want to apply color straight out of the tube again. Your best bet style for a smudge-proof pout has a long wand, soft bristles, and a tapered point head for precision. It can also be used to mix formulas.

    Armani Lip Brush, $25;

    Courtesy of Bloomingdale's
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