Real Techniques Vegan & Cruelty-Free Contour Brush

Last updated: August 5, 2023

We looked at the top Contour Brushes and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Contour Brush you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 17 expert reviews, the Real Techniques Vegan & Cruelty-Free Contour Brush placed 8th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Real Techniques Sculpting Brush has an angled brush helps you apply makeup to the nose & eye areas. RT 401 uses its precise shape to reach every corner and contour of the face. Best used with liquid and cream contour products. Provides smooth, high-definition results with tapered bristles to help blend bronzer and contours seamlessly. Extended aluminum ferrules that are light weight, easy to use, and color coded. 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Easy to clean. Angled head provides precise application. Great for creating contours.
- Byrdie
This one was designed to bring the drama; create a flawless contour with creams or powders—you won't be disappointed.
Synthetic bristles – cruelty free. Multitasker – can be used for foundation, blush, bronzer application as well. Densely-packed bristles. The angled brush head fits in the contours of the face perfectly. Blends products flawlessly. Easy to clean. Washes and dries well.
The bristles are shaped into narrow oval, which is what makes it so effective for contouring as it fits into the hollow of the cheek perfectly. The bristles are quite dense so it can both apply your contour powder or cream of choice as well as being able to blend it in too. What I particularly like about this brush, is that the head is quite small (if you squish the bristles into a circle, it’s only the size of a £1 coin), so you can go as subtle or intense as you like and you can even use it for all over bronzing, or precise blush application.

What reviewers didn't like

Bristles tend to shed.
- Byrdie
Picks up too much product in one go. Large handle, takes up too much space in brush holder.
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