This DIY Tutorial Transforms an Old Makeup Utensil into a New Brush

Purchasing new brushes can be expensive, especially when you're looking for something as specific as a contour brush. Now that framing the face with blush, bronzer and highlighter has become all the rage, lifestyle blog The Beauty Department has created a handy step-by-step tutorial on how to transform a brush you most likely already own into a brush shaped specifically for contouring.

Revamping your fluffy brush is surprisingly easily, and all you need are a few bobby pins. The pins are used to flatten out the fluffy brush's bristles by pinning two clips horizontally on either side. You should be left with the bristles now aligned like a fan that can be used to create more angular shading with your products without having to splurge on new cosmetic tools.