Great value, great brush, and a new must in my collection. I find this size brush so hard to find, especially with a tapered head. It is basically a smaller version of my HG Nars Yachiyo, but more dense hairs and synthetic (though the bristles feel softer than my Yachiyo). I have a small face so it is perfect to set powder in the center of my face, application of liquid or powder under my eyes, or for defined contouring. The bristles are soft and fairly dense; I would have preferred less density so it deposits less product, but it's nothing one tap doesn't take care of. Definitely picking up a few more, especially at $3 a pop! Highly recommend for guys and girls with smaller features or MUAers who prefer more control and precision.
Pleasantly surprised with this brush. I use it to contour and it helped bring out my nearly non-existant cheekbones with little effort! The tapered shape really does have a big effect. It has not shed at all yet, and applies powder products nice and even. In general, these new brushes e.l.f. is putting out are no-brainers for the price-- I honestly don't see myself buying any other brush brands at this point.
I was looking for a brush similar to the Suqqu powder brush that Lisa Eldridge uses a lot in her videos, but I didn't want to pay over $100 for one brush. This looked similar in on line photos, so I purchased it. The hair is synthetic unlike the blue squirrel hair on the Suqqu. I wasn't expecting much softness, but I was pleasantly surprised. This brush is one of the softest brushes that I own. The head is smaller than the Suqqu brush, but both seem to allow for precise placement of powder. I love using it on my t-zone. I would buy this brush again.
I find this brush a bit too small for countouring my face, but I've found two other uses that it does an amazing job on: blending cream concealer (undereye) or setting undereye concealer with powder. The shape is perfect for the undereye area and the smooth, fluffy bristles make an even, gentle application.
I was previously using a stiffer, domed brush to apply my undereye concealer but I found that it basically wiped all the product off instead of blending it in. But with this brush, since it's fluffier it just does a better job.
I love this brush for applying highlighter to the top of my cheekbones. It's comparable in size and shape to the Real Techniques Setting Brush. It may be a little bigger than the Setting Brush, actually. Still, it's quite small, and I don't think I could use it for anything but highlighter. For that purpose it works great, however. It's excellent if you want a brush for highlighting only and you don't want to spend much.
This is one of e.l.f. newest brushes from the studio line.I got this because I thought that it would be good for contour but it isn't. If you have studio blush brush I don't think you need this because they are basically the same brush.This brush is only like 20% smaller than the blush brush.It doesn't taper too much so I have no idea what this brush can do that the blush brush can't unless you have a very small cheeks.
It's okay but not great if you have the other brush already.