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on 9/1/2015 11:27:00 AM
More reviews by madison05
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This is a pretty impressive brush considering it's their essential line, which only costs one dollar. It's very soft , but does shed after a couple of washes, but it's not a big deal to purchase these multiple times since they are only one dollar. I have about five of these right now, and I love them for crease colors and blending out my eyeshadows.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 8/30/2015 3:09:00 PM
More reviews by thatjenchick
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I would categorize this more as a big crease brush, rather than a blending brush. It's very dense and compact. It's nothing like the mac 224 (which I thought it would be because the E.L.F. website had a misleading picture at the time). I personally prefer that kind of fluffy, dome shaped, tapered brush with long bristles for blending. This I use more for sort of "buffing" out a crease color, or buffing lightly at the edges, rather than blend. You do have to be careful with this because it is so dense it can end up dragging too much of the color and making a mess.It can also be used for placing lighter crease colors, but again, because of the size: be careful or it will go everywhere!As far as quality I experienced no shedding or bleeding, but I will say it is a bit scratchy.I would say to look up decent pictures and videos of this to get a good idea of the size and shape of this brush. If you think this looks like a brush you can work with, you should get it because even if it is not crazy soft, its a really good value.
on 7/9/2015 8:28:00 PM
More reviews by paleandred
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
I bought 2 of these: One for blending out and softening out hard lines in my eye shadow and blending them together and one for contouring the sides of my nose. These brushes are rubbish! They shed like crazy even after washing several times. And forget about using them to contour the sides of your nose, one stray hair will find its way into your eyeball, guarantee it, which is a painful nightmare for those of who who wear contacts. You might not see any hairs but step up close to the mirror after and you will see the hairs all over your nose, cheeks and corners of your eyes. No thank you, I don't have the patience or the time to deal with stray hairs on my face from low quality brushes.You get what you for pay and I paid one dollar (I'm from the UK in the States right now), USD, for these. Into the bin these went. I'm steering clear of ELF brushes forever, what a waste of money.
on 7/9/2015 1:28:00 AM
More reviews by yoshiii
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
I really like this brush! It does the job well with blending -- works well with urban decay eyeshadows and tartlette palette. I noticed the reviews stated that it sheds a lot, but I haven't had any problems with this brush. The bristles are also soft -- overall, well worth the price. Picks up eyeshadow color and is great at creating a "gradient" softer look to blend the eyeshadows together (thus doing its purpose very well). I use this brush every day.
on 7/8/2015 11:26:00 AM
More reviews by michylaka
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
I bought this brush since I was quite impressed with the concealer brush. I do not have any issues with this brush at all. It does what it is supposed to do. I find that it blends out my shadows with ease. The bristles are soft and yet have great direction. I also have the short bristled smudge brush which I use constantly. I spot clean the ends every week and then monthly I deep clean with baby shampoo They have not shed thus far. I have had them both for about eight months. I am a convert of elf. I had some high end brushes that my puppy destroyed last year so I have had to replace them. I now know that you do not have to spend a ton of money to get great brushes. I hope these hold up for quite some time. Even if they don't I would not be so begrudging to buy them again at the price point. I highly recommend!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 7/3/2015 8:55:00 AM
More reviews by countrybearjamboree
Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Coarse
I really hate this brush. I'm not sure if I got a bad one but this thing was stiff as a board. It had no flexibility to it. It wouldn't allow me to blend anything. Some blending brush GEEESH. The bristles felt soft but were so tightly packed in that it was useless. At least it didn't shed.
on 6/30/2015 2:02:00 PM
More reviews by DMlover
Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine
I originally purchased this as a concealer brush for my under eyes but it sheds too much and it was too fluffy I need something more dense. It has been shedding less so now I use it to blend my crease colors and it blends quite well. I like that the shape is not pointed like the mac 226 which helps me pick up and control the color better and itís super soft.
on 6/20/2015 3:17:00 AM
More reviews by melss23
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral
(Referring to the $1 Essential, not the $3 Studio one) Great purchase for what it was worth. Haven't seen any shedding (so far - I've only used it twice) and gets the job done. It is the teeniest bit rough on the skin, but not enough that I don't like using it. Not to mention it seems very versatile - although I only use it to blend shadows, it's dense enough that I'm sure you could use it as a crease brush, or even to blend out concealer.
on 6/19/2015 11:45:00 PM
More reviews by blancopanda920
Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
on 5/27/2015 8:35:00 AM
More reviews by vero32
I am SHOCKED at all the good reviews this brush has. I bought it at Target a couple of days ago and just used it for the first time this morning. I wasn't expecting a lot, I just wanted a cheap brush to throw in my purse but OMG I am still picking off the hairs from my face, I'm pretty sure I inhaled a few. Gross. I've never has a brush shed so much on me before. I am so glad it was only a dollar because it definitely isn't worth more, maybe not even that. I'm hoping I just got a dud but seriously, spend a few more bucks and get something better. This is only good for little kids playing makeup, if even.
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