The 5 Best Makeup Brushes for Contouring
The secret to really great contouring that would make Kim Kardashian West want to high-five you is to first master the technique. You also need to find contour products that suit your skin tone—the secret is to choose a cool-tone shadow that is one or two shades darker than your complexion. Why a cool tone? They mimic natural shadow and look more authentic than using a warm-toned bronzer would. And finally, you need to invest in the tools necessary for applying those products like a pro. There are flat brushes, flat angled brushes, flat brushes that come to a point in the middle, rounded brushes… Well, let’s just say there are a lot of brushes, which means things get confusing fast. To help, we narrowed down what you need for every part of your face.
Scroll through for the five brushes that will cover all of your contouring needs.
Urban Decay Good Karma Shadow Brush (£15)
All good contouring requires a little highlighter. Use a precision eye shadow brush to apply your highlighter of choice to the tops of your cheekbones before going over it with your fan brush to buff and blend. Also, use this brush to add a little of your highlighter to the Cupid’s bow, the inner corners of your eyes and your brow bones, too. And then blend.