So although I gave this a 5, I would technically make it a 4.5, ONLY because I have scars and it's really hard to cover them up anyways. Also my foundation isn't super full coverage because I'm only a teenager and I don't own concealer but anyways! This is still a really amazing brush. It's extremely dense and soft which makes for smooth application. It's also easy to wash and I haven't had any trouble with shedding. I would say that if I only had pimples and/or uneven skin tone, it would cover perfectly, but sadly I don't. However, I recently found patting or tapping the liquid foundation in and lightly blending creates better coverage. Overall this is a great brush for only $3, but I do have to take my time to get the coverage and natural look I like (and that is a very big task in my case haha). I really love E.L.F. products though and I can see myself repurchasing this. :)
Used to apply my Chanel mat lumiere foundation with my fingers but ever since I applied with this brush, I never go back to using fingers. Gave me a good coverage by buffing into my skin without applying too much foundation. It's really good! Definitely a must-buy especially for liquid foundation users.
I use to apply my MUFE foundation with my fingers but that made the product apply unevenly and a bit thick on the initial areas I'd dab it on. Also it made the foundation sink into my pores...
I used a flat foundation brush and even though it evened the product out, it left occasional streaks which I'd have to pat over with a sponge.
I'm a lazy person so doing that extra step with the sponge was a no-go for me. I have been told to buff the foundation into the skin with a flat top brush to minimize pores. I've browsed a bunch of brushes from MAC, urbandecay and other brands and just couldn't stomach forking over $30-$60 for a brush :x
At my last stop to target, I just grabbed this bad boy since it would make me stop mulling over the aspect of burning so much money for a foundation brush and I AM SO GLAD I BOUGHT THIS :D
$3?! Argg....how is ELF still in business? My brush is soft and dense. Buffing foundation into my skin is so easy and it leaves me with such a flawless finish. I have huge pores by my nose/cheek area and with this brush for application you can't see 'em :>
It doesn't irritate my persistent acne either! This brush does some tag team effort with my foundation to cover my spots up with no fuss.
I haven't seen my brush shed or anything. I don't even mind having to buy a new one in a year because this is just so damn cheap, how stingy can I be? This is one of the best $3 investment for a cosmetic item I've ever spent :D continued >>
LOVE! 3 bucks for a high quality brush? I am sold! I use this with everything powder and liquid and everything looks amazing and air brushed.
This brush is, hands down, the best brush I have used to date. I'm not even exaggerating! I was so fed up with my Bare Minerals brush (HORRIBLE) because it shed like no other. I went out and bought MAC's 129 powder brush and ELF's Powder Brush on the same day. I tried the 129 and liked it, so I didn't bother opening the ELF brush until later on. Well, my love affair with 129 ended quickly because it started to shed as well! Sheesh! I wish I still had the packaging so I could return it.
Anyway, I made a post on a makeup community asking for brush suggestions, and many members suggested ELF's Powder Brush! I thought, hey...I already have that! After digging around my kit, I found the brush, gave it a quick wash, and gave it a go after drying. Holy smokes, this brush is soft, dense, and overall wonderful. Many soft hairs make up the flat-top brush and it provides great coverage. I'm definitely going to buy a spare the next time I'm at Target. If you're going back and forth about it, trust me, buy this brush! It's incredible and you just can't beat the price.
Edited to add that I've purchased another one of these brushes for liquid foundation. It's perfect for buffing makeup on. My face looks very natural when I use this for liquid. Such a great, versatile brush.
for the price of this brush, it is amazing! i use it to apply my foundation and my finishing powder, and it is so soft. It blends very well. The only bad thing is that it is starting to break. I've had it for a couple months, and whenever i apply my makeup it makes a noise and it sounds like its going to crack. But for the price, i would expect that. When it does break (probably soon) i will re purchase because of the price.
This is the best brush!!! It's very soft and dense.I really like how it applies M.A.C. Studio Fix Powder + Foundation FLAWLESSLY! This brush helps me achieve an air brushed finish!! I'm going to buy another one for my purse because I love it so much!
Holy Amazingness!! I can't believe what a difference this brush makes to my application of mineral foundation (I use Prescriptives All Skins Mineral Powder). I've been using my Bare Escentuals brush all this time and it's constantly shedding and the make-up just kinda sits on my face. I used this brush and the make-up DISAPPEARED into my face! Not in a bad way - like another reviewer said: it's almost like my face was airbrushed. All my flaws were covered (well, as many as humanly possible with make-up), but I didn't look like I was wearing anything. Beautiful! And the brush feels so nice and soft and no shedding at all. For 3 dollars you owe it to yourself to try this brush. Seriously.
I can't say much more about this than has already been said. I LOVE this brush. I have two and may buy another, if I have a coupon. I use it for my liquid foundation, to stipple and buff. I find that no matter how much I tap out, this brush packs too much powder for me. The finish, no matter what type of liquid foundation, is always gorgeous. And, it is a v pretty brush.
This brush has not shed on me, and I wash my brushes almost daily. My second brush's handle came unglued pretty quickly. I glued it back together w gorilla glue and have had no more problems with gorilla glue.
This brush is definitely worth your time.
Ok, so I've always read about ladies using powder brushes as foundation brushes on this board, and I thought they were crazy, lol. I tried to visualize just how that would work, and could only picture globs of liquid foundation caking up a brush, and that would not make for a good application. So, after reading so many good things about this powder brush, I picked one up from Target and used it for powder. It is soooo soft and works really well. And it's $3 so how can you go wrong?!Anyhow, I kept looking at it each morning after applying my powder and asking myself how the heck it would work for foundation, and decided to just give it a try one day. I picked up a new one from Target and used it to apply my Colorstay whipped foundation. OMG. Perfection. I am so happy to say that I was so wrong! It is so easy to apply with this brush! It took me no time to pick up the technique because it was just so easy, self explanatory really. And the best part...it took half the time of using sponges, flat foundation brushes, or fingers. It buffed away lots of imperfections that I normally would have to go back and use concealer on, so I used much less of that too. When I was done, I looked at the brush, and there was next to nothing on it-no caking, no mess. And no shedding. Awesome! HG brush for foundation AND powders!