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brushes for contouring

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

If you're looking for a new contour brush, you've come to the right place. Contour brushes are designed to apply foundation or bronzer to the hollows of your cheeks, along your temples, and under your nose. They can also be used to add depth to your eye makeup or even to blend out harsh lines in your face.


This is by far the nicest brush set I've ever purchased. I have gotten rid of almost all of my other brushes, this set is everything you'll ever need. ...I love the foundation brush and the bronzer/contour brush. Perfect to blend my bronzer/contour and blush. ...only brushes I use now!!!

What it is: A set of 11 top-tier multitasking face and eye brushes and a soft sculpting sponge, created by @makeupbyariel.

Brush Formulation:
All Formulas

Brush Coverage: Buildable

Bristle Type:
Synthetic and Natural Blend

What Else You Need to Know: Using his expertise, Ariel meticulously developed, tested, and perfected this elite 12-piece face and eye set. As you bounce, pat, swipe, and blend, it’s as if Ariel himself is applying his Signature Look on you.

"Each brush is essential to my kit, which is why I named them after people, events, and memories that were essential in sculpting who I am today. I hope these brushes have as much of an impact on your life and artistry as they do on mine.


I included a photo next to a ruler and the pro brushes for comparison.

What it is: An eight-piece, full-face brush set featuring iridescent glitter handles that are vegan and cruelty-free, perfect for creating a complete makeup look.

Brush Formulation: All Formulas

Brush Coverage: Buildable

Bristle Type: Synthetic

Ingredient Callouts: They are vegan and cruelty-free.


Great brush!...Extremely soft, great size for applying contour to warm up around the face. New staple!...Love Fenty Brushes...I just picked up 5 Fenty brushes, this Powder brush, cheek hugging bronzer & highlight brushes, sculpting bronzer brush, concealer brush.

What it is: A mega-plush loose powder brush designed to seamlessly blend and set for an instantly filtered finish that lasts.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This brush is made with soft, synthetic bristles that are carefully tapered to pick up and diffuse Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder (sold separately) with the ultimate ease. Like a powder puff in brush form, it’s designed for fast, even blending and the most flawless, filtered finish you’ve ever seen.


I have been impressed with the brushes quality, both my fluffy brush and compact brushes from Saie have super soft bristles with no fall out. ...Soft, contour friendly brush...This is a great brush! The bristles are very soft. Though it's sold as a powder brush, I actually found it great for applying blush and contour as well.

What it is: A multiuse powder brush that is designed with a sleek, palm-size handle and tapered tip for both pinpointed and all-over application.

Brush Formulation:
Loose Powder

Brush Coverage: Sheer

Bristle Type:

Ingredient Callouts: It is cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: The Fluffy Brush is thoughtfully designed to offer pinpointed application. Its tapered tip allows you to tap powder onto targeted areas while the fluffy bristles help to achieve a seamless, finish. The palm-sized shape is ideal for first-time powder users and helps to blend product in with ease.


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.


Great blending brush, super soft and it does the job for you. So excited to try more brushes from Fenty Beauty!...Holy Grail Blending brush!!...I have always had trouble blending my eyeshadows well and I have bought MANY brushes trying to find something to help me. After reading the reviews I just bit the bullet on one more brush and Voila!

What it is:
A tapered eyeshadow brush that’s custom-cut for applying and blending eyeshadow in the contour and crease area of the eye.

What it does:
It doesn’t matter if you’re a minimalist, or a little over-the-top—the secret to every eye look is to blend, blend, and blend some more. The Tapered Blending Brush 210 is specially designed to contour the crease area for effortlessly-blended looks with an instantly-diffused finish.

The super-soft, synthetic bristles are custom-cut in a fluffy, tapered shape to blend out high-pigment FENTY BEAUTY eyeshadows—and your favorite Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter—with ease and control no matter your eye shape or lid type.


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.

HourglassCrease Brush

ITEM: 1033992

Type: #4

48 Reviews


Lovely brush...Just the right size for contouring the crease. Love this brand. First time I have purchased a brush feom them. ...Really wanted to like this brush......I am in process of updating may brush collection with all new brushes. I am a new fan of Hourglass brushes.

What it is:
A medium sized contouring eyeshadow brush.

What it does:
Crease Brush is perfect for applying eyeshadow to the crease or contour of the eye.

What else you need to know:
Hourglass designed the makeup brush collection to be luxuriously soft, PETA-friendly Takelon brushes for a truly luxurious makeup experience. Takelon bristles are formulated from high-grade synthetic fibers to maximize product application and avoid potential allergic reactions to animal fur and promote the use of non-animal products. Gently clean brushes with mild soap and water.

Hourglass products are 100 percent cruelty-free.


This brush is simply outstanding. The perfect size for blending. ...I use this for my nose contour and it works great. It’s soft and good size for my nose

What it is: A sweeping beauty that’s here to blend all your troubles away.

What Else You Need to Know: This brush has a special pointed design for super-easy blendability.

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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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“Love this brush! Bought it for my boyfriend who has should-length curly hair and he loves it”
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“Great dense contour brush for creme products (use it with TF's Shade and Illuminate), but can also work for powder”
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“I like how the brush head is smaller than regular powder blush brushes so it is more versatile”
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“This brush is absolutely phenomenal!!! It is tender, but firm, and applies the eyeshadow precisely and efficiently, and is filling”
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“I purchased this brush to use with the MUFE cream brushes as well as a variety of powder brushes”
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“Use this brush everyday to set/buff the Laura Mercier Candleglow Perfecting Powder over my foundation and its a perfect pairing”
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“I did like how this one had some highlight sheen to it, but it doesn't matter if it isn't concealing the blemish. Maybe it would work better for someone with just discoloration, or less heavy of blemishes”