Friday, 22 July 2016

Favourite Contour Brushes


I love contouring so much. For the past couple of years I must have watched over 200 different videos teaching me how to contour using power, creams, sticks and even just highlighters. I would say that out of my whole morning ritual, defining those cheekbones must be my favourite moment. It feels like you go from balloon face to VS model in two minutes and once you add blush and highlight, it's on, and you're ready to take over the world. 

I'm a firm believer that in order to have a decent base you need the best weapons as that's more essentials than owning the best products. You can have the most amazing palette on the market, but if your brushes don't do the job properly, the end result is never going to look good. 
Thing is, I'm usually one who likes to save as much as possible when buying brushes as I can't justify spending £50 on one. Crown Brush have been around me all the time as I attended many beauty events and witnessed my favourite gurus using them so of course when the chance came up, I wanted to give them a shot. 

I have always used two brushes to contour - one to define and literally draw the line, the other one to blend as I don't like harsh edges. 


I love the shape of this brush as it takes the right amount of product and draws a precise thin line to define your cheekbones. I work it upwards to start blending before going in with the next brush. It can be used with highlighter as well. When I'm in a hurry I blend just using this one as it works anyway, but I generally always preferred using a fluffier brush to avoid pulling skin and keeping the shape as precise as I possibly can. It washes easily too which is a bonus and priced at £10 it's an affordable number that will last you a long time. 




This is a fluffier brush that can be used not just for contour but blusher and bronzer application as well. I mainly use it to blend my contour and avoid it looking harsh. It's so soft and it feels good when you use it. With upward and in circular motion I avoid to drag the product down and defeat the purpose of the contouring process. As it's not too big, it's easy to keep control of the brush and precisely blend it where you want. Priced at £8.91, it's an even more affordable option that can be used for different face products making it a definite bargain. 


What do you use to contour? I'd love to know in the comments. 
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22 comments

  1. I've been looking for new contour brushes! These look great!

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  2. The angled contour brush looks lovely. I always switch up which brushes I use. I love my NARS Ita Brush dupe I got, it works so well!

    Emmy | EmmysBeautyCave | Bloglovin

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    1. Oooh which one is your dupe? Would love to know :)

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  3. The brushes look very good. I am yet to get a contour brush.

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  4. I love contouring too! I love the Real Techniques contour brush because its quite small so its very precise. Great post :)

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

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  5. I need to have a lesson in contouring lol. It could be the tools I'm using or it could be my technique but I cannot get my face to look natural :(

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    1. Oh no ;( what contour products do you use?
      I'll do a post with my faves soon! x

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  6. These brushes sound amazing, I've been on the hunt for new contouring brushes. Thank you for the recommendations!

    xx, A Little Dose of Makeup

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  7. Fantastic product photography of the contour kit!

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  8. These look fabulous, make up revolution make some great brushes for those on a budget x

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  9. That studio pro brush looks like a life-saver... Popping it onto the wishlist! ;)

    Alice | Whiskey Jars Blog

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  10. I have a brush similar to the C473 from Zoeva and I absolutely love it. I only just recently bought it but it's completely changed my contour routine! x

    Gemma Louise

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  11. I've never thought about buying Crown brushes before but after reading this they look really good! I've just added these to my wishlist :) x

    Eleanorclaudie.com

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  12. For me, the brush makes such a difference when I contour. I don't own anything like these two, though. Great post!

    www.youarebeaut.blogspot.com

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  13. I agree that the brush is almost more important then the product you're contouring with. My favourite one is the Zoeva Face Paint brush, so easy to work with! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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