I know a lot of people are complaining about this brush that it's useless and stuff, but i actually liked it. At first, i wasn't quite sure how to use this since it was so thin. This brush is only good to apply cream or liquid foundation, dont use it on powder or mineral foundation.
What i do is I use to this brush to dab the foundation on to my face, then after i evenly dab it all over my face, i then starts to smear the foundation with this brush. It actually works great when blending into jawline and hairline. This is also great for cream blushes or concealer too.
This is a great brush for only £1.50. Other brushes i have used always leave streaks and this doesn't, although its quite thin it still works especially for the price. I would actually be happy to pay more for it.
This is not bad for a foundation brush...The bristles are nice and firm and spread color very evenly. I have 3 similar brushes (Bobbi Brown and Essence of Beauty from CVS) and use them each for different products so they don't get mixed together. The ELF is the smallest of the 3 so it takes longer to get the foundation all over my face, but the brush itself works well.
Its not the best but for a 1.00 who could pass it up, i mean it gets the job done. hope this helps.
I used to use sponges to blend my foundation. I find now that I prefer to use this brush, especially with the e.l.f. all over cover stick. It's literally like "painting" on your foundation coverage. I didn't personally find it left me streaky at all, but then again I am light skinned and use pale foundations. It also is good for blending thich undereye concealor! The only gripe I have is that it gets visibly dirty very easily, and the handle already broke where it connects together. For a buck, you can't beat this.
for a $1 i do not see how anyone could complain! it does the job quickly and easily. it is not the best made brush but it costs $1! i would buy again in a pinch.
I don't love this. I prefer using the ELF Studio Powder brush for foundation application. I got weird air bubbles in my foundation in some spots using this. I did find another use for it this morning though. I use the Neutrogena Mineral sheers concealer in a pot for my dark under eye circles. It comes with some setting powder that has a crappy buffer applicator. I used this instead to dust it on and the shape is pretty perfect for that. Still wouldn't buy again though.
This is a pretty good brush. The only reason I took off a few lippies is because I personally prefer small brushes. For me, they're a lot easier to hold. My mother spontaneously bought me this brush as a gift last year after being paid. I tried using it a couple of times, but I placed it in my cosmetic kit and went back to using my old one instead. The handle is too long for me to hold.
As far as application goes, it went on a bit streaky (mostly because I couldn't hold it right). I'm sure this would've blended perfectly if not for my small hands and the large handle. ;(
Also, the bristles of this brush are very smooth. It irks me how the bristles are so small compared to the handle though....
Now in short: this is a great brush. I would've used it if not for my weird quirk of liking short, smaller-handled brushes. Please don't read this and think of this brush as being a shitty product because I promise you it's not.
This brush is very soft but it's not made for foundation. It leaves it looking awful and doesn't blend well and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
Hate this brush. It doesn't blend well at all. It leaves my foundation streaky. The price is cheap sure but in this case you get what you pay for.