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brushes for contouring

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for brushes for contouring.

Contouring is the process of creating a three-dimensional shape using a flat tool, such as a brush, palette or sponge. The goal is to create the illusion of a more prominent cheekbones or jawline. If you're looking for a brush to help you with contouring, we've got you covered.


The Pro 79 Brush is the perfect shape for contouring! The tapered bristles make it ideal for shaping contoured areas of the face. ...Such a perfect little size for contouring the cheekbones. I love this new selection of Sephora brushes. ...Great for contouring and highlighting...Great for contouring!

What it is: A contour brush with soft, tapered bristles for lightweight application and coverage.

What Else You Need to Know: This tapered shape is ideal for targeted application to sculpt and blend powder formulas to the face. The soft, sheared bristles provide a natural contour application. The refined tip makes this the perfect detail brush for all around the face.

The PRO Brush Collection is made up of 30 brushes with the highest-quality, hand-shaped vegan synthetic bristles. The tapered artistry handles help offer ultimate control in makeup application to help you create any makeup look you desire. This brush and its holder have been developed responsibly. The paper of the packaging and the wood of the handle are made of sustainably managed f


BEST BRUSH FOR CONTOUR...It's dense enough to pick up color, but small enough to distribute it for contouring so it really hugs underneath my cheekbones....Really good brush for contouring I use this a lot with Tower 28 product it really helps the color stay in place and blend a lot more efficiently!!

What it is: A buffing brush that is densely packed for targeted sculpting and blending.

What Else You Need to Know: This brush is great for buffing and sculpting small areas of the face. It fits perfectly on the cheek to seamlessly diffuse any harsh lines. The dome shape helps evenly distribute product while the short bristles help provide a smooth finish on the skin. The rounded synthetic bristles work with all product formulas.

The PRO Brush Collection is made up of 30 brushes with the highest-quality, hand-shaped vegan synthetic bristles. The tapered artistry handles help offer ultimate control in makeup application to help you create any makeup look you desire. This brush and its holder have been developed responsibly. The paper of the packagi


Great for contouring...The two different sized brushes give you so many options for contouring the different areas of the face. ...Random grab one day at sephora, looooove it. Works well for contouring, would and will buy more.

What it is: A dual-ended brush with synthetic fibers designed for perfect contour and bronzer application.

What Else You Need to Know: This dual-ended brush effortlessly blends powder and liquid contour formulas, as well as bronzing products. The smaller, angled brush has densely-packed bristles for precise product application. The larger, fluffy end buffs and blends any harsh lines on the face.


For reference I took photo of the brush by my Shiseido

What it is: A multiuse brush designed in the iconic Valentino stud shape to achieve smooth application and embrace all features of the face and body.

Brush Formulation:
All Formulas

Brush Coverage: Buildable

Bristle Type:

What Else You Need to Know: The unique, multiuse stud shape is designed to embrace all features of your face and body, blending every type of formula for a smooth and sophisticated finish. The flat side of the stud can be used for full coverage all-over application, edges for contour, and pointed tip for targeted application.


I like it for contouring my cheeks with bronzer, but that's it. ...I absolutely love it. Works great for contouring.

What it is: A tapered bronzer brush with a custom, spade shape designed to contour the face with effortless precision.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This is the perfect brush to get the ultimate sculpted definition with Sun Stalk’r Bronzer (sold separately). The silky-soft, synthetic bristles are tapered to a point for controlled placement, fitting into the hollows of cheeks, and along the jawline and temples.


Yes but for Contouring...Amazing brush but oddly enough I love this for contouring! ...It's a soft and top quality brush. It's perfect for contouring and highlighting but not to apply blusher.

What it is:
An exclusive flat, rounded brush for light powder blush application.

What it does:
This classic blush brush quickly and easily adds a healthy glow to the complexion. Its versatile size and shape is adapted for all types of blush application and application of contour and highlighter.I features wavy fibers for use with loose and compact powders. It is exclusive to Sephora.

What else you need to know:
After five years in development with makeup artists and fiber experts, MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brushes are a revolution in brush craftsmanship. The 100-percent fiber brushes are available in a range of 76 handcrafted styles, each with the perfect balance of straight and wavy fibers that replicate natural hairs.


Amazing Complexion Brush...This is a fabulous brush for powdered complexion products. It doesn't leave any brush strokes and just makes application a breeze. ...Shiseido Hanatsubaki Hake Polishing Face Brush...This polishing face brush is such a great, high-quality brush that elevates your blending/contour game!

What it is: A four-petal face brush that is uniquely-designed to contour to face and buff skin to a polished finish.

What Else You Need to Know: Inspired by the Shiseido camellia, this uniquely-designed brush features four distinct petal sections with hidden core technology. This brush helps control pressure for a smooth and seamless makeup application, and was developed to be used with all makeup textures.


I adore this brush ! Mostly after applying foundation with my fingers, I go over my face with this brush to finish. ...I love this brush! I actually have purchased multiple of these brushes I love them this much!

What it is: A brush that hugs the contours of your face to seamlessly buff Stretch Foundation and Concealer (each sold separately) into skin.

Brush Formulation: Liquid / Cream

Bristle Type: Synthetic

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.


I’ve tried many brushes but this one has made contouring my nose way easier and blends out everything seamlessly! ...The perfect nose brush....I am obsessed with this brush. It makes contouring my nose a total breeze.

What it is: A dual-ended brush that applies both creams and powders to the small areas of your face, sculpting and blending with ease for a softly defined look.

Brush Formulation:
All Formulas

Brush Coverage: Buildable

Bristle Type:
Synthetic & Natural Blend

Ingredient Callouts: This product is cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: The perfect tool to add soft definition to your nose, eyelids, and anywhere else fine contouring is required, this dual-ended brush allows you to apply any formula you like, sculpting and shaping with artistic precision.

HUDA BEAUTYFace & Cheek Blush Brush

Size: 0.17 oz/ 5g·ITEM: 2555803

18 Reviews


I love this brush. It makes blending so easy. Stipple brushes are the best! ...I have super sensitive skin so this is for sure my new face brush for contour/blush

What it is:A tri-fiber blush brush with synthetic bristles and an angled tuft, designed to fit the contours of the cheeks and provide buildable application.

Brush Formulation:

Brush Coverage: Buildable

Bristle Type:

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and mineral oil. It is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This blush brush works with cream, gel, and powder complexion products.

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“I use it after my foundation and then blend in after the application with a contour brush. It’s easy and not messy, and adds the perfect contour to the cheekbone, nose and face”
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“A very high-quality brush, same as all the others from Patrick Ta! It's truly made to fit the blush duos, with the fluffier end not picking up too much or too little powder blush, and the denser end being perfect to stipple cream/liquid blushes with”
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“I was skeptical buying this brush because Fenty brush bristles are so soft, and I didn't know how effective this brush would be at blending matte shadows especially after applying the sticky Fenty primer (after allowing it to dry, and setting it with powder”
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“When I finally received this brush I was not expecting to be blown away. I know brushes are about personal preference but this brush makes contouring so easy it’s ridiculous”
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“Love this brush! Buffs out foundation really well because the brush is a bit more dense, which creates a flawless finish”
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“Blends amazingly under my eyes - the only thing it doesn’t cover well is dry blemishes. Love this and will definitely repurchase”