Without the proper technique and tools, contouring can look harsh and downright disastrous. That's why we're giving you the chance to win the entire single brush collection from Madison Makeup.
We can thank RuPaul, the Kardashians and the hundreds of viral YouTube tutorials for the resurgence in contouring. Quite possibly the biggest beauty comebacks of the decade, the humble technique that is a contour holds transformative powers like no other.
Although nowadays you can teach yourself pretty much anything from watching Instagram, there is a fine - often unblended - line between creating the chiselled cheekbones of a Greek goddess and looking like you've painted muddy-brown stripes on your cheeks, jawline and nose.
Without the proper technique and tools, contouring can look harsh and downright disastrous. Aside from choosing the right formula and colour for your face, using the right brush is the key to success when it comes to enhancing your angles.
Whether you opt for a cream or powdered formula, a narrow, fluffy, dome-shaped brush is your best ally when it comes to carving in those cheekbones. In general, you want to look for a brush with long, fluffy bristles. The fluffier it is, the less product it will pick up (which is ideal when you want a wash of colour). You also want to choose a brush that is quite narrow as this will make it easier to blend your contour cleanly and precisely beneath your cheekbones.
Finding a brush that’s dense enough to pack on the pigment, follows the lines of your face, and is able to blend out lines of demarcation is critical when it comes to nailing the contour. Cue Madison Makeup.
With a rounder shape and compact design, the Contour & Highlight brush by Madison Makeup is a makeup artist's best friend for professionally carving cheekbones, sculpting noses and chiselling the face.
Smooth, cruelty-free synthetic bristles work harmoniously with cream, liquid or powder makeup and offer an effortless application for a flawless finish. Perfect for creating airbrushed contours along the cheekbones, jawline and temples, this brush is almost magic.
Thought it couldn't get any better? We have not only the Contour & Highlight brush but the entire single brush collection by Madison Makeup worth €60 to give away to one lucky Irish Tatler reader.
To be in the chance of winning Madison Makeup Brushes, simply answer the question below.
This competition is open to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland residents aged 18 or over unless any other age restriction is specified or implied. Closing date 12/06/19
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