Beauty Dictionary: Doe Foot
October 10, 2020
Our series on industry lingo lets you expand your beauty vocabulary.
/doh/ [foo t]
1. The hoof of a female deer.
2. The applicator on your lip gloss.
Makeup artists and packaging manufacturers use the term “doe foot” to describe the type of spongy-tipped wands found in tubes of lip glosses and concealers. While the fuzzy, flocked surface resembles the short fur on the animal’s leg, it’s the applicator’s hoof-shaped angled tip that gives it its name. Flat, angled brushes are also sometimes called doe foot brushes for the same reason. This gives a whole new meaning to putting your foot in your mouth.
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