I remember the days when highlighting and contouring weren’t even a part of my makeup routine. Now I highlight and contour every time I do my makeup. Not only are the products that you use for highlighting & contouring important, so are the brushes. Bomb a$$ brushes will help you take your skills to the next level. Here are my current go-to brushes for chiseling my face.
e.l.f. Ultimate Kabuki Brush
This brush works for blending, highlighting, contouring, and stippling. Flat edges fit the contours of your face while curved corners allow for targeted, precise application. The densely packed bristles distributes powder evenly to create a smooth and soft-focused finish.
e.l.f. Contouring Brush
The densely packed bristles and structured shape gives flawless definition along the cheekbones, forehead, and jawline for targeted contouring. Perfect for using with pressed or loose powders, liquids, and creams to create beautiful sculpting all over the face.
e.l.f. Fan Brush
The synthetic taklon bristles are softer and more absorbent, so it can be used with wet or dry products. It’s perfect for seamlessly applying liquid and powder highlighters on top of the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, forehead and other areas of the face.
Sephora Pro Full Coverage Airbrush #53
The brush is designed to be used all over the face to create a smooth, flawless, no-makeup look, but the size and shape make it perfect for contouring. The bristles are dense allowing the brush to easily pick up liquids, powder and creams. It picks up just the right amount of product to precisely apply for the perfect cheekbone contour. Check out this inexpensive dupe.
Sephora Pro Featherweight Blending Brush #93
A lightweight, precision brush for seamless application of powder products for a light, natural-looking effect. The PRO Featherweight collection bristles have an exacting flexibility-to-stability ratio which provides an aerating effect during application for perfect product payoff. Perfect for applying powder highlighters on top of the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, forehead and other areas of the face.
Sonia Kashuk No. 17 Medium Angled Multipurpose Brush
Sculpt and contour the cheeks with this all-natural brush. Can be partnered with any powder- pressed or loose, for a more precise application and sculpting. Creates perfectly chiseled cheekbones.
Crown C253 Pro Mini Flat Contour Brush
The tiny shape and densely packed bristles make it the perfect contouring tool for the more delicate areas of the face, such as the bridge of the nose and around the brow and eye area.