Hi Everyone! It’s that time again…Ask Me Anything! A fellow Instagramie asked…
Q: What’s the best brush and shade palette for contouring?
A: Try using the MAC 109 Small Contour Brush (Image 1). It has a soft rounded tip to apply contour color seamlessly. I also like the NARS Kabuki Artisan Ita brush as well. It is made with black goat hair, soft to the touch, but strong enough to create angles (2). Both brushes are the perfect fit for the hallow of the cheekbone.
I know you didn’t ask about a highlighting brush, but I figured I’d suggest one anyway. The Sigma Beauty F35 Tapered Highlighter Brush has a small tapered head with soft fibers. Use this to highlight nose, forehead, and tops of the cheek bones (3). The MAC 138 Tapered Brush is versatile and also good for highlighting (4).
A popular contour palette is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit. This palette contains 6 colors to use for highlighting and contouring. The neat thing is that when you run out of one color, you can easily refill it with individual pans (5).
Featured Image Credit: Makeup by Me (Debra Johnson), Photographer Dondee Quincena, Model Alexandra
♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California
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