These applicator/swabs should be a staple tool in every makeup kit because they won't "smear" a product application like cotton tipped swabs tend to do. The sponge texture stays smooth and will not shed under pressure. They are dual tipped, being pointed on one end and rounded on the other for a variety of uses in a makeup application. These applicators are the perfect tool to pat loose or pressed eyeshadows on the lid first before blending with a brush. This method virtually eliminates eyeshadow dust residue catching under the eye. You can also do professional style shading gently and evenly by using the rounded end to sweep on base color, and pointed end to apply shades in the crease and line eyes for dramatic depth and color effects. These applicators make an ideal tool for airbrush maintenance. The sponge texture will not shed when cleaning the insides of your airbrush so there are never any worries about loose cotton fibers getting caught inside your airbrush (and nearly impossible to find and remove!) 25 applicators per package.