The best brush for liquid foundation!! Super soft!! I was using my mac 109 for my liquid foundation but this brush is 100 times better and the best of all "only 3 dollars"!!! My new love!!
Shockingly satisfied with this brush. It seems like it must be luck of the draw--the brush I received has even bristles that are extremely soft. I bought this as a cheap back-up for traveling, but it's definitely worthy of everyday use. Picks up pigment evenly--good for blush, powder or buffing in liquid foundation. The packaging is actually useful and comes with a plastic guard for the head of the brush, which I didn't expect from something so inexpensive. While I wouldn't go out of my way to hunt this down, it is worth purchasing and I would definitely purchase again if I saw it in stores. *Edit* Moving this up to 5 lippies. Honestly I probably only rated it a four because it's so inexpensive, I figured it couldn't be perfect....but mine is! I've washed it many times now, with no bleeding, no shedding. Buffing in liquid foundation is a dream with this brush, as well as buffing in thicker cream concealer--it just looks PERFECT.
This is an awesome flat top brush and it is so inexpensive. I use it with my mineral foundations, liquid foundations, powders and blush. It is SUPER DUPER SOFT and it applies my product very well, it picks up just enough product and gives me a wonderful finish. I only bought it because of all the great reviews, I did not need another brush but wanted to see what all the fuss was about, and for $3 bucks, it's a steal but I actually got it for less since I had an additional discount. I bought 2, one to use with liquids and one for powders. I did not expect much but I am impressed with the quality, the handles are durable and well made and so are the bristles. I have lots of brushes from high end, including MAC, to drugstore and this is not a cheapie brush but only a cheap price. I actually like applying my powders with this better than my MAC 187! The only con is it was a little squashed up due to the packaging/mailing but I fluffed it up and reshaped it with my fingers but once you wash it it goes back to the original shape. It hasn't shed once unlike my MAC 187 and 150 that shed like crazy. If you don't have the money for the 187, this really is a good alternative, seriously IMO.
I bought this as part of the 10 piece Studio brush set, and I bought an other 2 because I loved it so much!! It's unbelievably soft. I'd put it on par with the Everyday Minerals Flat Top Buffer brush, both in softness and quality. Plus, they look nice and professional in all black. :) If you don't buy anything else from the ELF Studio line, just make sure you get this!!
This brush is a bit smaller than what I had expected, but it nonetheless delivers good coverage. I use it for my EDM mineral foundation and ELF mineral booster. Applies both smoothly and efficiently. Love this brush. I almost purchased EDM's flat top brush ($10), but after reading some of the previous reviewers I though I'd give it a shot to save $7. Definitely will purchase more of these brushes!
-This brush is SO SOFT!
-Helps provide good coverage.
Sadly the handle loose and will probably come off soon, but I am sure that I can just crazy glue it back together because I have done so with my $1 eyeshadow brushes.
I've been looking for a great powder brush for my loose mineral powder foundation. I think this would be a great alternative to sonia kashuk or mac's flat top brushes.
It's not as dense and can be easily misshaped. However, I find that it still packs on foundation pretty well and better than my dome kabukis. It does not shed much at all. I dont think it's shed more than 5 little hairs and thats really good for a $3 brush! Though it can be misshaped easily, it also can be reshaped easily.
It's super soft but dense enough to pack on medium coverage foundation which is why I like on myself. It's a good buy, and I'm surprised&happy it doesnt cost more. hahah
After washing it with the Sephora Brush Shampoo, it does take a while to dry up. But it's easily reshaped. All you have to do it swirl it around your palm, and youre good to go.
I use this brush for EVERYTHING. Blush, powder, bronzer.. etc etc. The chemical smell is the only drawback but it can be easily washed out. Everything else is wonderful! The brush is unbelievably soft too. You won't regret it :)
I bought 3 of these brushes and I love them! Even though one came real bended from the metal but the company promised to send a replacement so that's good!!