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BEAUTY DECODED: THE BEST BRUSHES FOR CONTOURING

We break down the tools of the trade.

We can all agree contouring is having a moment. With all the tutorials out there, anyone can achieve this look seen all over the runways. In fact, contouring is a lot like fashion: Even the most gorgeous fabric can’t become a dress without the proper stitching and tailoring. Choosing the right brushes is key to creating your look, and it’s important to note that some are made better for specific areas. Here are a few of our favorite contouring tools that make this technique easier (and quicker!). KATE HELFRICH, SEPHORA COLLECTION SENIOR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

THE AREA: Cheekbones.
THE BRUSH: Tarte The Slenderizer Bamboo Contour Brush.
THE REASON: This brush works double duty on your sculpting effect. The shorter, denser side contours under cheekbones, while the angled side helps buff away harsh lines.

THE AREA: Jaw.
THE BRUSH: BECCA The One Perfecting Brush.
THE REASON: This large multitasking brush can be used with creams and powders, making it the go-to brush for defining the jawline.

THE AREA: Eyes or nose.
THE BRUSH: Hourglass Crease Brush.
THE REASON: This medium-sized eye shadow brush is perfect for applying product to the contour of the eye. It also fits in the small creases on the nose, which can help give the area dimension.

THE AREA: All over.
THE BRUSH: SEPHORA COLLECTION Flatter Yourself Contouring Brush Set.
THE REASON: This professionally inspired complexion and contour brush set includes all the tools you need to sculpt your cheekbones, forehead, and nose. Bonus: This kit also comes with a Sephora PRO Team tutorial to guide you through the process.

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