Makeup Brushes: a brush set that's used exclusively for contouring.
- Sculpting: narrow, dense bristles with dome shape for perfect application and blending; flat sculpting brushes apply a harsh line and do not blend.
- Small Precision Brush: an eye shadow size brush with narrow dome shaped bristles for applying to small features, such as nose, under lower lip, and inner corner of eye.
- Duo Fiber: short + long bristles for feather like application that allows for buildable color.
- Highlighter: soft bristles with a small taper point for applying highlighter to narrow facial features.
- Makeup Sponge: flat angled blending sponge creates an airbrushed finish with cream contours; provides flexibility and versatility to your routine.
Creams vs Powders
- Cream contouring makeup achieves a more defined contour due to a heavier consistency, and is best for red carpet coverage. Creams are better for normal to dry skin types.
- Powders are ideal for oily skin, so that contouring doesn't add another heavy layer of product on top of a foundation base. Powders allow for a lighter application, and are often used for everyday contouring and highlighting. Powders are quicker and easier to work with compared to creams.
- Foundation is also another consideration. Just go with colors that are 3-4 times darker than your base foundation.
These are just guidelines. All skin types are different, and the product needs to work with your base coverage routine. Start with one makeup product, and work with it to see if you can achieve the desired look. Many people use a combination of creams and powders, and this may work for you too.