Excellent brush from ELF! I find that it is very densely packed so it's really good in packing on eyeshadows, contour or bronzing powder (for precise application), concealer and even foundation! I use this mainly to apply concealer and foundation, just because it is very precise and allows you to go right near to your eyes and nose area which bigger foundation brushes don't allow you to do so. The bristles are really soft and slightly tapered. The only improvement I wish to see is that it is angled at a larger angle in a sense. 5/5 repurchase!
Love this brush! A previous reviewer mentioned the bristles are rough, but I don't find them rough at all. I use it for contouring my nose – it's the perfect size for it. Picked it up for about $6. I don't use it often since contouring only happens on nights out, but so far so good.
Love this brush for blending out under eye concealer without brushing off all the product! Works perfectly! Perfect size and super soft bristles!
This is one of the few Studio line brushes I was very disappointed in. It's marketed for applying eye shadow, but the bristles are so rough that I don't see how that is possible. It's also a very large brush, and although I had hopes that the wedged shape might work in new and interesting ways, all it did was apply a wash of color over the lid. Like many of the brushes from this line, the bristles are densely packed, easy to clean, don't shed, and hold shape. As far as quality, it's fine. As far as what it's supposed to be used for, this did not work for me. When I use this, I use this as a cheek highlighting brush because it applies product in a nice shape and does blend out well. But for use on my eyes, no way.
I use this for contouring the cheekbones and blending out my eye shadows. It works fabulously for both and I am really glad to have such a wonderful multitasking brush! 5 stars!! :D
Lovely brush. I use it for concealer and it has washed well throughout the last year or two with no shedding. Nice and Dense. Bargain.
I bought this brush specifically to use for undereye concealer. It's dense enough to pick up product but fluffy enough so it won't irritate my undereye area. The fact that it's flat helps me buff concealer into my skin. Very useful brush! I wish it was a little more densely packed, but I'm fairly satisfied. :)
i like this brush to pull and then blend the crease color towards outside. its very soft, no shedding.
I use this brush for blending only because I have tried it as a crease brush and for outer v of eyes with no avail. As a blending brush, it's great and affordable at $3. I love using it especially when I'm doing a dramatic smoky eye, it does a great job at softening harsh lines from dark shadow. The product looks very sophisticated, as do all the studio brushes which have black handle and bristles that are soft and never stiff. My only complaint is that the brush is too large for my liking and I wish it were more of a dome shape for blending, the angle and thickness may be difficult for beginners use!
A lot of people say it's too big for them, and the name 'contour' does make people expect something compact, but I find it to be perfect as a blending brush when I'm wearing a lot of colours I want to blend together. The flat side really makes it good at blending the entire lid, since it covers more area than the traditional rounded blending brush and it actually gives a smoother finish for me. The brush isn't as dense as I thought it was, but it actually makes it better to blend with. Sheds very little as well.
Bottom line, I like this brush for blending, but the name is quite misleading and I can see why other people are put off by it.