Contour Brush

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Best of Beauty
  • Best of Beauty
  • 2017, 2016

WHAT IT IS:

A large powder brush with natural bristles

HOW IT LOOKS/FEELS:

Soft and fluffy, the black, natural bristles are tapered so that they come to a point (the brush head almost resembles the shape of a Beautyblender). The bottom of the red-and-black handle, which features a diamond-cut pattern at the very end, is as flashy and sleek as an expensive sports car, which makes sense since Revlon teamed up with BMW Group’s Designworks team to create this brush (as well as the 12 others in the line).

WHY WE LIKE IT:

The point of contouring is that you’re not supposed to see it, and to achieve that feat you need good lighting, sheer matte powder, and a good brush that won’t dump a ton of pigment onto your face. This brush, with its tapered bristles that aren’t too firm or too tightly packed, picks up and deposits just the right amount of powder, then blends it into a seamless haze along cheekbones, temples, and jawline. And while it says “contour” on the handle, it’s also awesome at applying bronzer (again, it never lays down too much powder and is great at diffusing), and can work for blush and highlighting powder as well. Plus, if you add this to your kit, you can tell everyone you own a BMW—kind of.