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Makeup Brush Hair Types, Part II: Pony

Welcome to the second installment of my makeup brush hair types series. Today's topic is pony hair. It's the most common type of hair in fluffy cheek, contour and powder brushes where dense color deposits are needed.

Like goat hair, pony hair does not come to a point — another great reason to use it on cheeks, because the bristles lend themselves well to blending.

Pony hair is a little bit less coarse than goat hair, though. It comes from the mane of young horses and is very fine and soft. In the finest quality of brushes, the hair comes from the belly of the pony.

As you can see in this Make Up Forever Blush Brush ($38) the brush is a cylindrical shape. Stay tuned for more makeup brush hair types all week long!

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i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
Yay brushes! I want some pony hair ones.
tati33 tati33 9 years
Thanks!! More good brushes ASAP.. I just bought the Sonia Kashuk line at Target..do you know if they are made of Pony hair or is it specific brushes?
indielove indielove 9 years
Good to know, I need some brushes pronto!
scully22 scully22 9 years
I think I need to go out and purchase this!
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