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.