This is a great blush brush to use for highly pigmented blushes. It's really easy to control, even with a heavy hand you won't pick up too much blush, yet you're still able to pick up a lot of product if you're dealing with a blush that is less pigmented. It makes blending blush a breeze, and you don't have to worry about getting product all over the apples of your cheeks. This brush ensures that only the tip of the apple or the upper contour of the cheek area are coloured. That's how easily maneuvered it is.
I use this with my E.L.F. Studio Blushes in Candid Coral and Tickled Pink.
Easy to handle and blends very well. Couldn't ask for more (except that I had to trim mine when I got it, it had a few stray hairs. But again, nothing a pair of super sharp scissors can't handle).
This brush is great for contouring blush and bronzers. I would say it is equally as good as an expensive brush from mac or bare minerals. I bought this for under $10 and couldn't be happier.
For me it's soft . But it DOESN'T pick up almost any color. For me it feels too small, almost too flat. Reminds me more of those flat liquid foundation brushes rather than a fluffy blush brush. You can use it for other things ... But blush ?! I don't think so.
These ELF brushes are fine for say, a teenager or college student on a budget but to me, they are scratchy and feel like really poor quality brushes.
It's worth saving up an extra few dollars and splurging on or two multipurpose brushes. I gave mine away.
I don't actually wear blush. I guess I don't fully understand what color to use or how to make it look good. However, I do contour, and this brush works PERFECTLY for that.
It's fluffy enough to get a nice, soft wash of color (I use NYX Taupe blush to contour). It's the perfect size and shape for what I use it for. You can rotate the brush 90 degrees for a wider or narrower application.
You really can't beat the price either. I have a ~$20 kabuki brush from ULTA that has shed like crazy since the day I got it. I can't even use it and ended up replacing it. This e.l.f. brush hasn't shed any hairs yet and doesn't seem like it will (not more than any other brush would). It's a really great value.
If anything happens to the brush I have now, I would absolutely buy another. Since it's so inexpensive, I'm tempted to buy another now just in case they discontinue it.
I really don't know why anyone pays for pricey brushes when the ELF studio brushes do the job quite well for a couple bucks. I picked this brush up to use for contouring and it works perfectly for the purpose. It's fluffy enough that the contour powder doesn't look like war paint/stripes but narrow enough that it doesn't go all over the place. The brush itself looks fine, the bristles are nice and soft and have the right density. Recommend it.
For blush, it is a little small in my opinion, about the size of a pot of gel eyeliner, but for bronzer it is really nice, soft and easy to get under your cheekbones to contour. Also good for contouring your nose if you flatten the bristles with your fingers.
I generally use my Elf flat top powder brush (a cult faveorite) for applying blush, but recently noticed that it smears my makeup. So off to Target I went. This costs three dollars at Target and on Elf's website, which is a steal for a makeup brush nowadays. The studio line is my favorite line of brushes ever, so I decided to try this for blush application. I really like it for blush and bronzer since it picks up the perfect amount of pruduct and doesn't smear my makeup. It washes well and hardly sheds. And come on, it's three dollars.
This brush is amazing. I use it for under eye setting and blush. It applies just the right amount. It's super soft and just dense enough. I was shocked that it worked as well as my $40 blush brush. Just a steal. It also doesn't shed!!! Yay!