Maybe you can turn a questionable makeup splurge into a permanent holy grail certified classic if the old adage that variety is the spice of life proves to be true and you very particularly live by that adage to justify spending a lot per month on beauty essentials. Especially when that splurge includes a brush to rule them all. Well, more specifically the contour/highlight/bronzing game, that is. It’s always a very special feeling that comes after spending countless of dollars on feeding a particular sub-genre within your makeup collection when you finally find that one you can settle on with both a rested mind and heart. It’s making choices, like adults are supposed to do. Although the adults I know that would spend $50 (worth every penny) on a makeup brush could be counted on … 1 finger, because it’s just me flying solo with that self convincing notion.
But that’s okay.
Because I found the one and only brush everyone should use to contour, highlight and bronze their face with. Dear readers, if you have not met this marvel yet then I’m very honored to present to you, the Nars Ita Kabuki Brush. A targeted brush that only requires a few brush strokes in order for you to create strong, sculpted features. The soft black goat hairs are flexible and strong enough to draw straight lines where you want to enhance your bone structure, soft and dense enough to blend out those lines by simply turning the brush upwards. Swirl it into a pan of Laguna for an all-over sunkissed bronzed glow. You know you want one. Highlight your best assets using Albatross with a more concentrated aim due to the help of the modern and functional bristle design. As an added bonus, layer on Orgasm for a hint of flush. And don’t forget to set your T-zone courtesy of Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder to keep that “natural” glow alive.
Like I said, a brush to rule them all.
From the skilled chiseling master to the newb looking to step on the scene, the Ita has so far been the only brush to simplify this classic MUA trick – even when I had invested in multiple angled brushes to get that contour everyone was talking about, it never seemed right. Life has changed forever since I started using the Ita. And the best part? That day off you usually spend cleaning your entire brush collection can be put to better use after the Ita replaces about 4 to 5 of them. And after all, isn’t your day off better spent fussing over how many more episodes are left to watch of your favorite show on Netflix? I do believe so.