Damn shame the two aren’t packaged together right?
The Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Brush is a dual ended brush that was designed with an angled end for contouring and a taped dome end for highlighting. I don’t typically like dual ended brushes but this comes in its own protective case (That kinda looks like a coffin! How morbid am I?). So this kinda sorta makes me a little happy as the main reason I hate double ended brushes is because they get ruined during storage.
If you’re a contour junkie it is pretty handy to have one brush to do the job. These bristles are very soft without shedding issues. So far I’ve washed it three different times and the bristles retain their shape, it dries fast, and I experienced no issues with shedding.
The brush is quite well made and in theory the idea behind it is great. It provides two ends for perfect contouring work. However, I find it isn’t quite the best blending brush in the world for contour work. I’m not a contouring expert but I think a denser bristled brush does do a better job of blending out darker contouring shades. The bristles are just a little too soft and a little too floppy for seamless blending.
I find the bristles pick up more of a light dusting of color. I also feel like the brush shape isn’t quite ideal for the sharper contours of the face. Combine these two elements and I feel like I’m applying a light dusting of bronzer versus actually contouring my face.
There’s nothing wrong with the brush in the least. It’s well made, no shedding issues, etc…it’s just not the most ideal brush around for contouring work and that makes it sadly disappointing!
If you are interested the Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Brush is available exclusively at Sephora and Sephora.com.
Do share your thoughts on the brush!