I’ve heard multiple people say they’ve been having a hard time using the Hourglass Edit palette, which I’ve done a review on, because their brushes don’t fit the pans since the palette is so little. There’s nothing worse than trying to pick up product from one specific area and the brush is so large that it picks up product from an adjacent area, which is why I’ve gathered up all the brushes that fit the Hourglass Edit palette pans. Most of them are fairly inexpensive, but still good quality so they’ll be easy to find!
MAC 168 |
This large angled contour brush is quite pricey considering it’s $35, but it blends product out beautifully. Although it claims to be a large contour brush, it isn’t that large and it fits nicely into the pans of the Hourglass Edit palette. This isn’t the softest brush I’ve ever had, but it’s not scratchy or hard. I like to use this for either powder bronzer or blush.
MAC 109 |
This is the small contour brush, and it is great for powder blush or bronzer as well. Personally, I use this more for powder blush, and this also blends product out seamlessly. Although it isn’t exactly budget friendly at $35, it is a great brush.
Real Techniques brushes are such great quality and usually inexpensive, but this tapered blush brush is a part of their Bold Metals collection so it is more pricey, $24 at Ulta to be exact. The Bold Metals brushes are very pretty and super soft so it blends out product nicely. As the brush name suggests, I like to use this more with powder blushes or dab it into one of the finishing powders in the Hourglass Edit palette and set my under eyes.
If you don’t want to spend $24 on the Real Techniques blush brush, the ELF blush brush is a great option at $3. I love this brush for setting the under eyes with Hourglass Diffused Light or you could use it to highlight and apply blush. It’s a versatile brush, just like the Real Techniques one, but an eighth of the price.
This is a very unique brush to my collection, and it’s pretty affordable at $13. The bristles are very soft and shaped in a way that is perfect for adding highlighter to the top of the cheeks, which you could do using the middle shade on the upper level of the palette called Iridescent Strobe Light. I also like to use this with the bronzer if you want something super light and natural or use it to dust the finishing powders all over your face.
This brush is similar to the M509, but it’s a lot smaller and costs $8. It reminds me of the MAC 224 tapered blending brush, but larger. This is also tapered so you could use it to highlight the top of the cheeks, under the brow, on the tip of the nose, and anywhere you desire; it would also work to contour really precisely using the bronzer in the palette.
Last is the L.A.B 2 Beauty Contour Brush, which is a part of their I’m Turning Pro kit, which I did a review on recently. This brush is probably the softest brush I’ve ever felt, and blends out powder products so nicely. It’s small enough to fit into the pans just like all the other brushes, and I use this when I’m using the bronzer, blush or even the setting powders under my eyes. This brush is similar to the MAC 168 large angled contour brush, but much more affordable and even softer!
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