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

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


March 20, 2014 2:35 PM
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The Powder Brush

This brush allows you to "set" your look with powder after you've applied foundation. You should look for a larger-sized brush with soft, yet densely packed bristles. It's also important to find a style with a tapered head for underneath the eyes and around the nose.

Mary Kay Powder Brush, $16;