This is the present that I purchase for all of my friends and family, and I have two of my own. One of the brush sets, are my regular everyday makeup tools. The other brush set is in my travel bag, so that I have my favorite brushes when I am out on the road,
I am not going to review each and every brush in the collection. However, the majority of the brushes are my favorites. The brushes are an excellent value ~ if you are lucky enough to get a 50% off coupon. I've been using the e.l.f. brushes for about two years, along with Eco Tools and I cannot even imagine buying expensive makeup brushes. The Studio e.l.f. brushes are sensational, and I am going to keep buying them as gifts for my friends and family...
I HATE the stippling brush. It annoys the heck out of my skin! It is so terrible.
I am obsessed with these. I got the set during a 50% off sale so they were 15 bucks!
They dont' shed, I use ALL of them except the fan brush...and they are insanely soft. I wish it came with one I could use for blending eyeshadows but I really have no complaints.
I have found these studio line brushes are better than the regular ones...that are white.
Very handy product at an unbeatable price. The brushes are good quality, easily washed, soft, dense, and don't shed. The only thing in the brush set I don't use is the holder, it's useless to me. And the fan brush. But still a great deal! Also the chemical smell some people complain of will go away after a few washes, have no fear.
I agree with all of the wonderful things stated about this product: the brushes are extremely functional and are an absolute steal.
However, the brushes I received three weeks ago still have a very strong, unpleasant chemical odor. The odor emanates from the handles. I have shampooed them numerous times, left them air out, placed them in sunlight for only slightly improvement.
That being said, I do not want them near my face (for now- too bad!). I suspect that what I am smelling is possibly hazardous to my health. These are uber cheap and made in China- think about
Love these brushes. I actually have 2 sets of them! There is only one brush in the set that I have had a major problem with, but about 3 others have had the barrel come right off the handle of the brush. One of the powder brushes, which I use for my liquid foundation, sheds CONSTANTLY. I think it's lost about 1/3 of the hairs that were in it by now. I'm kind of curious to see if it will ever stop. Also, this one came with the brush not being glued to that handle, which is a real bummer. I don't have much purpose for the fan brushes, occasionally I use them to wipe away fallout, or even apply a contour shade on my cheeks, but honestly I could live without them. The eyeshadow c brush is amazing, though perhaps a bit large for a lid brush for me. I use it mostly as a highlighting/brow bone brush. The complexion brush is great for finishing powder or blush, and the blush brush I really only use for contouring. The angled foundation brush i use to apply masks to my face, but for foundation they are not my favorite. The concealer brush I use for my lids, and the contour brush is great for your crease. The smudge brush is a bit odd in my opinion, and too stiff to be comfortable to use, because of this, i typically use it for my eyebrows. And the angled liner brush is amazing for both liner and filling in brows with powder. I plan on purchasing more single brushes from this set as I need it. Because this set is kind of lacking on a blending brush, I purchased 2 of the $1 blending eye brushes to round out the set. And the cases, I actually threw one away, and kept the other in case I travel. I don't really need them laying around my house :)
If you have no other brushes, this is a wonderful starter set!
These are amazing brushes and I don't think you fully understand until you use them. I honestly prefer these over MAC brushes as 1) they are wayyyy cheaper and 2) they are softer!
Highly highly recommend these!
I got this on sale during a special offer. I was so exited when I got it, but quickly became even more excited when I began using them. I had already purchased a couple of the regular $1 brushes and I must say, I see a BIG difference. If money is really tight, the $1 are a good buy, BUT if you can, get the STUDIO collection. The bristles are way softer. They don't shed. I LOVE all the brushes in this package. It's really worth the buy especially since they are soooooo CHEAP.
I am OBSESSED with these brushes (with the exception of the fan brush, which I just don't know what the heck to do with)! They are so soft and don't shed and do not cost an arm and a leg like Mac or Sigma brushes. I purchased several of the brushes as singles after falling in love with this brush set! Would DEFINITELY repurchase!
I have only used Sephora and MAC brushes in the past. And as all beauty junkies know, MAC has really good makeup brushes.
But this set was enticing as itís good for travel and even if you donít travel, itís all in one. It has all the essential brushes.
The brushes I use are the eyeliner one, the eyeshadow brush, and the blush brush. The quality is good but some of them doesnít hold as nicely and stiffly as the MAC brushes to blend and swipe. The design is cool and not tacky. I would definitely use them all.
This is a good price for the set.