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!
I've always been a skeptic of foundation brushes, but after hearing countless YouTube gurus raving about this (powder!) brush being the perfect foundation brush, I figured I'd give it a try. After all, it's only $3!! I ended up loving it, I use it everyday to apply my foundation, and it's great! No streaking, and makes for really great coverage. It has a bit of a shedding problem, but I can over look that. Even if it only lasts me 3 or 4 months, at $3 it wouldn't be a big deal to just buy another one.
I ADORE THIS PRODUCT ! I USE IT AS A FOUNDATION BRUSH, MIND YOU I ONLY USE LIQUID AND IT COMES OUT FLAWLESS EVERY SINGLE TIME ! I WET THE TPS OF THE BRUSH A BIT FOR A SMOOTHER APPLICATION BUT EVEN IF I USE IT DRY; RESULTS ARE STILL AMAZING. BETTER THAN ANY STIPPLING BRUSH !
As long as E.L.F keeps making these, I will never be without them! For $3, everyone should have one! It's so multi-purpose. It can be used for wet and dry products. I use it mainly for my MAC cremeblend blushes and it works wonderfully! It picks up enough product and distributes so evenly and flawlessly. I've had this for about 6 months now and have used it everyday and clean it very often and it has not shed a hair. I'm impressed!
I am delighted with this!!! I love that it is dense and firm, but soft and not scratchy. It's so versatile: wonderful with both wet and dry products. I don't wear powders, but my teenage sister does, and swears by it for a perfect finish.
Using it solely with liquids, I'm finding it gives flawless, even, fool-proof coverage. It's enabled me to start wearing EL Doublewear again, using about a third of the product that I'd normally have used when 'painting' with a regular foundation brush! I can apply it extremely quickly, stippling without need for further buffing or blending, and it looks more lightweight and natural than ever. My sister, on the other hand, likes full coverage. And the brush also delivers that finish with ease.
I'm already planning on buying a backup or two - I've not had better results with brushes that have cost nearly ten times the price.
PROS: feels lovely on skin, delivers flawless results, can be used with liquids and powders, picks up just the right amount of product, economical (not only is it dirt cheap to purchase, but it also doesn't seem to 'drink up' my foundation when I'm dipping the brush in), black bristles don't get grotty looking as quickly as natural colour ones, can give lighter more natural coverage (if desired) than regular foundation brushes
CONS: I really can't think of any!