I purchased this as a contour brush. The price point of this brush was the main attraction for me. I use this brush in conjunction with my Milani baked bronzer to define my cheekbones. The curved shape allows you to really get into the hollows of the cheeks. I use the brush to work my bronzer into the outermost section of my cheekbone, blending in toward my nose and into my temple as well. The application is always great and I don't need to use a ton of product since the brush distributes it so evenly.
I have had no problems with scratchiness, shedding, or loosening of the ferrule. Brushes are just not something I feel the need to splurge on but even if I did, I would probably still use this one. Great bargain.
I usually use a typical blush brush. However, I wanted to try something different. I like this angled blush brush a lot!! I apply the blush in the hollow of my cheeks. It does not shed. I store it in the original packaging so it won't get ruined. Can't beat the $3 price!!
I bought this online, because I needed a brush to contour my face with bronzer.
-Unlike some brushes, the hairs do not come off. Yes, I own a way more expensive brush where the hairs come out...
-The shade is perfect for blush or bronzer: not too small , not too big.
-The hairs are stiff enough, to it is easy to pick up powder.
-Feels soft on the skin
Overall, I think it is an AMAZING brush! I nothing bad to say about it!
PS: Like all brushes, you do need to clean it. ELF does sell a brush cleanser, but I personally only use baby shampoo and warm water to cleanse all my brushes!
Another brush steal from E.L.F.! It's one of my favorite brushes from them. I use this brush to contour my face and it works really well. It's soft too. And only $3!
This brush is perfect for contouring the cheekbones. I also use this when I'm only doing foundation & blush when I'm in a hurry, to get the blush quickly over my cheekbones. It picks up a lot of pigment, and precisely deposits the pigment onto the face. It is also a very soft brush. It's not very round or fluffy, but thinner when you look at it from the side. The bristles are pretty dense, but that's a good thing when you're dealing with a sheer or light blush that requires build up. For $3 it's definitely worth a try!
Absolutely love this brush...although it is not as soft as my body shop blusher brush, it picks up powder much better...i have some blushers that are quite hard to pick up and usually with my body shop brush i have to go over multiple times before i get the desired effect...but with this bad boy here it makes it so much easier to apply blush...for pigmented blushers, i just sweep over lightly and apply...it deposits how much you pick up...angle makes it perfect for contouring as well !!
I really do like this brush. It is soft and works just as well as my MAC and Ecotools brushes. That being said I prefer it for highlighting and contouring more than for blush. This deposits just a bit too much color for my liking. The bristles are quite tight, which for me just gives a bit too much color. That being said it is a high quality brush.
Love this one for applying my blush. Also great for highlighting. Not a single bristle shed and feels very soft. This one and the Studio Complexion Brush I highly recommend getting from E.L.F. Can't go wrong, great price, excellent quality. Would definitely buy again, but I already have 2.
A very FAVORITE of mine. I prefer this over any of the Body Shop kabukis, Ecotools, or Real Techniques brushes for applying blush. I love its color, size and shape. The regular blush brush is considerably smaller and not as efficient. Because of the angle, it is also great for contouring, or applying foundation if you found their powder brush too large.
I recently decided to upgrade to Mac 168 and 109 after seeing them recommended by Lisa Eldridge. That's when I truly realized its value. It is dense, doesn't shed, washes easily, and doesn't fray out. You won't need a brush guard. Yes, it is cheap. Is that a problem?
Some people complain that the bristles are tight, and deposit too much. The brush will deposit only as much color as you* pick up. On the contrary, I find that the denser head works well with harder blushes and is capable of blending out. Most synthetic brushes are just too soft and not dense enough. Moreover, the black color allows you to see exactly how much product there is and how evenly it is distributed on the brush.
Whether you think you need this brush or not, I suggest you go ahead and include it in your order when you buy from ELF next time, before they go ahead and do with it what they already did with the Complexion Brush. This is one to have around.
I bought 3 of these bad boys, they're that excellent (1 to use for contour, 1 for powder highlighter, and 1 for blush). The quality and design are so good, I can't discern these from my high-end brushes (Dior, Chanel, Shiseido...). Wish I'd purchased the elf ones before splurging on some of the others in my collection because, honestly, these elf studio brushes are something else. $3 at Target (in-store and online). You can also order directly from elf's website I believe, but I've never done it myself. Highly recommend.