I love this brush. It is a nice wooden handle with a natural fiber brush and the brush is very soft and flexible. It does apply shadow well I like using this for the crease. It doesn't do precision though since the brush is too wide and soft but it works well for shading and shadows. I use this every day and love it. I will dig through my brush stash to find it I like it that much. I got a pack of ELF brushes that were in a set sold at Christmas time that were black handled and these are so much better so if you got that set please know that this brush is SOOO much better quality. All these white ELF brushes are fantastic, but skip the black set ones.
This brush has many uses, but it isn't amazing at them. It can be used at different angles for different purposes. However, it is not for eyeliner, because it is too thick and not dense enough. I tried it to highlight (okay), put eyeshadow on the lid (not very good), use it in the crease (not bad), on the lower lashline (pretty good), and use it for brows (very good). It is rather soft, but not very dense. As with most elf essential brushes, the metal part fell off the handle, but this is easy to fix. I don't use this brush that often and wouldn't buy it again, but if you're looking for a cheap ($1), multipurpose eye brush, then try it out! :)
I have quite a severe hooded eye, so most brushes recommended for "regular" eyes just don't work on my eye shape (that includes the usual shaders, blenders and crease brushes). I've found this one, quite to my surprise, works extremely well for my eye shape. I can use it to apply solid colour over the lid, but still be able to get to the inner corners (too big of a brush just won't do it). Changing the brush angle, I can also use it to apply colour loosely to the outer v and crease, go over with tapered blender, and build up colour intensity upwards in the crease with the e.l.f brush, using it both horizontally for depth in and just slightly above the crease, and vertically in the crease for added height to help the hooded eye. The beauty is all in the angles of it. It can be used at a diagonal angle for inner eye highlight, vertically to sweep colour across the lid, horizontally for the crease, or in a controlled patting motion using more of the flat tip for more intense lid colour, changing up the angle as needed.
For the price, I honestly wasn't expecting much, I put it in my cart at the last minute as a spare brush for when my others were still wet or packed away, however, I find myself reaching for this more than a lot of other brushes.
I can see it may not be everyone's cup of tea if you're used to different application methods, but it does have some practical uses for the right application. But for the price, it's not a huge risk if it turns out you're not a fan.
This brush is terrible. I don't understand the ratings? It is very scrathcy, extremely flimsy, does not pick up enough color, whatever is manages to pickup, it kind of drags and makes a mess under the eyes. There are tons of other brushes for $1 (seriously, ANY brush will be better) that are of better quality. This brush also sheds. Garbage. No worth even a penny. Do not buy!
I agree with kr1sti below. I bought this because of the ratings here, but the brush is very scratchy. Not something I would use on my eyes! It also doesn't pick up enough product. At least I didn't waste a lot of money since it was only a few dollars.
I've been looking for a super soft yet dense brush to apply eye shadow to my lower lashline. My eyes get irritated very easily from scratchy brushes and I have never found a brush that could do this one task well without poking the delicate skin. I came across this Elf brush at Target and saw that the shape was just right for what I needed. It turns out this is one of the softest non-synthetic drugstore brushes I've ever used. It's not pokey at all and it works extremely well at picking up color and placing it on the botton lashline without it getting all over the place. I'm sure there are many other uses for it that I have yet to discover. Overall E.L.F. has been a pretty hit or miss brand for me, but this fanstastic brush for only $1 has definitely got my vote.
My favorite ELF brush. Not all of their brushes are soft. Some brushes unfortunately have shedding. For example, I really can't stand their C brush. This one, however, is really nice. It is very soft. The angle is perfect for the outer corner. I also use it to put mineral powder underneath my waterline. It sets the eye liner very well. My only complaint: not enough bristles. But for the price, it gets an A - .
The brush fell completely apart after i washed it 3 times bristles fell out in clumps terrible but at least it was only a dollar.
My eye shadow goes on so smooth and even with this brush. No shedding either. I can't believe it's only $1. Great brush!
Great Brush! I have had mine for forever and washed it too, and no shedding! Perfect shape for my eye crease, too.