LOVE this brush. I am planning to get a backup.
It's soft, it's fluffy. I use it to apply everything. Well, mostly for blush and finishing powder. I use EDM flat top brush for foundation, but on days I just want to dust things on, I use this brush!!
I absolutely love this brush! Honestly, it is incredibly soft and the ferrel and handle are sleek and beautiful. I used this for bronzer, blush and all over face powder. Incredibly inexpensive. Doesn't bleed or shed. One of the best brushes that ELF makes in their studio line!
I've had a lot of hits and a lot of misses with E.L.F. products. Some of their stuff is an absolute bargain for the quality you get for such a low price, others remind you of why it was $1 to begin with. But I digress. The point is that this brush is definitely a big huge score for me.
APPLICATION: I love the way this applies my MAC Studio Fix. It gives nice coverage but also gives you the ability to buff it in and smooth out any harshness. I found people commenting on my complexion and asking me if I was wearing foundation after I started using this brush.
SHEDDING: This brush has not shed on me at all. I'm quite impressed, as it has seen many washes and daily use.
LOOK/FEEL: Maybe it's just me, but I feel like the brush looks/feels like it cost more than it does, which is always a plus. I like the synthetic fibers, as they make it easier to wash, which is absolutely key for me as I use this brush on my face every day! I didn't notice any funky smell when I first bought it, though a lot of ELF brushes do have that. It always comes out after a good wash or two. To describe how the brush feels on our skin, let me just use this example. I accidentally left this brush in my brother's car (woe is me!), and when he called me to tell me this is how the conversation went:
"Hey, I think I found one of your makeup brushes in my car."
"Oh yeah? What does it look like?"
"I don't know, but it's like the softest thing ever. It's ridiculously soft."
BUY AGAIN?: Absolutely. I think I will buy multiple backups of this... just in case I lose one or my cat gets his teeth on mine (he LOVES to chew up my fluffiest makeup brushes)
I WOULD ABSO-FRIGGIN-LUTELY BUY THIS BRUSH AGAIN!
I'm not going to sound like a broken record here and I agree with all the positive reviews about this brush!
- sleek and stylish
- packs on powder and blush oh-so-amazingly
- CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP
I wonder though, can I use it as a stippling brush?
If it can do the job, I'd definitely buy some more :D :D
and I got my package (this brush along with the other stuff I purchased) within A WEEK!
ELF has definitely improved their customer service.
Bear in mind that I live in Canada, so Custom is always a PITA.
I put my order on the 15th, shipped on the 16th, received on the 22nd :D
A GREAT POWDER BRUSH FOR ANYTHING!!! WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE THE LOVE I HAVE FOR THIS BRUSH!!! THE ONLY OTHER POWDER BRUSH I LOVE SO FAR ALONG WITH THIS BRUSH IS THE MAC #187. BUT THE PRICE OF THIS ($3) IS SO DARN UNBEATABLE - ESPECIALLY IF YOU GET ONE OF THOSE DEALS FROM ELF (WHICH IS ALMOST DAILY)!!! EXCELLENT!
Wonderful brush for the price. I loved it from the first time I used it, and now, over a month later, I still think it's as great as ever.
My only qualm would be the new, synthetic smells that is somewhat noticeable at first, but since I clean all my brushes before using them anyway, it wasn't really a problem, because the smell went away after that washing.
Overall, this is a gem - great for applying mineral blushes and foundation. I highly recommend purchasing it - for $3, this brush is a -steal-.
Nice sleek look. Super soft taklon. Nice density. Only downfalls were it was hard to wash initially (took almost 2 days to dry out) And it never really regained the softness and nice shape of when I received it. I could have skipped the washing if it hadn't smelled like paint thinner...
I LOVE this brush, I seriously use this for EVERYTHING from mineral foundation to liquid foundation, blush to bronzer, and of course powder. I have 2 of these brushes because after buying my first one, I just had to get another one. For $3 bucks, it's a steal and I would even purchase it for more. The bristles are super soft and dont shed at all! At first when you get it, the brush smells kinda chemical-y like all the ELF brushes, but all you have to do is wash it and the smell is gone. I definitely recommend it, GO GET IT!^^
Grrrreaaaaaattttttttt brush.. i heard it was just like the everyday mineral flat top, and yes it is!!!!! Maybe just a little less full, but I actually like it better. I love the handle, it is made so well, looks so professinal, it smells weird like paint but the application is sooooo great, i use it with liquid foundation and stipple it on. for only 3 dollars go buy it NOWWWW lol
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!!