Thursday 7 August 2014

My Perfect Contouring Brush

Contouring is still a relatively new thing for me, I only started doing it on a regular basis at the beginning of this year, so to be able to say that I've already found something that I consider perfect is amazing. I know of bloggers who have been mastering the technique for years and are still on the hunt for their perfect application method.

Over the first few months of this year I tried out a few different brushes with my favourite being the Real Techniques Contouring Brush, but when I had a delivery from eBay that one soon got pushed to the back of my collection.

I'm sure many of you will be aware of the numerous Real Techniques dupes that are floating around Amazon and eBay at the moment, and it was whilst buying some of these for comparison that I found this brush. It is a tapered kabuki brush, similar to the Sigma F86 tapered kabuki brush.

I'd love to say that for the price the quality is amazing, but in all honesty, it could have cost 5 times as much and I'd still think the quality was amazing. I have a few more expensive brushes, but none are better than this one. It's even softer than Real Techniques, and I didn't think that was possible!

I use the very tip of the brush for applying the bronzer into the hollows of my cheeks and around my nose, you really can get a very precise application with it this way. I then blend it out with the side of the brush, and this leaves me with a very natural looking contour without it being too obvious.

I'm still trying to master the technique, but with this brush I'm finding it so much easier than a few months ago. I honestly can't even remember why I bought it now, maybe it was because they were so cheap (less than £2 each if you bought the whole set) but I'm so glad I did.

The seller I bought my brush from is no longer active on eBay, but the same one is available from this seller for $6.95 (though I'm sure if you looked around you could find it cheaper).

What brush is your go-to for contouring? Do you think you might give this bargain one a shot?

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