E.L.F. Studio Contour Brush


92 reviews

84% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $


Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I was worried by some of the other reviews that it would be half-full or not crimped, but I got this in the mail today and my brush does not have that problem. I love it! I use it for the crease to apply color and also to blend. I like it a little better than their $1 blending brush.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Green

I gave the packaging quality a 1 on this brush because as other reviewers said they did not crimp the ferrule and if you try to use it the way it is it will hit your eye and scratch it. I actually scratched my eyelid so bad it brought blood! :S But I just mentioned it to my husband and asked if he could crimp it.

I told him I didn't care if it changed the shape because I couldn't use it anyway so why not experiment? He took a pair of pliers (or whatever those things are, I dunno really lol) And smushed the ferrule down flat. It turned the brush into the coolest eyeshadow brush ever! It's very much like the plain eyeshadow brush in the dollar line but smaller and will be perfect for the inner corner of the eye or the inner half of the lid. :D

So now that it is fixed I give it a 5 out of 5 lol before that though? A zero! Give it to your hubby and let him smush it! hahaha

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 6/4/2009 11:36:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I purchased all ten of the studio line brushes and love most of them. This one however, I do not. I think E.L.F forgot to fill and crimp the ferule, as mentioned by two others, as it only appears half full. Pushing the bristles to the side reveals a big nasty gap! This will not be going anywhere near my skin for fear that I would scratch myself when trying to use it! Also, all 10 brushes have an extremely strong chemical smell to them, I hope this is resolved in washing!

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This is just a beautiful brush all the way around. It looks fabulous with it's all-black handle and matching bristles and it feels SOOOOOO incredibly soft! This brush is a great size for applying color to the crease of the eye and it's bristles are perfectly shaped for that job as well. It makes applying shadow extremely quick and easy. This makes me feel very professional whenever I use it! For just $3 I think this brush is a steal...

on 5/3/2009 5:53:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I really like this brush. It is dense and comes to a point in the middle, if you place your finger on the top you can actually feel how sturdy the bristles in the center of the brush are. Yet it is still incredible soft! I am asian and have small eyes but i still use this for my outer v and my crease. Good brush great price and nice appearance!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 4/23/2009 1:35:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I have no idea what this brush was designed for. I bought it to use as a crease brush and it's fine for light applications but if I apply a little pressure the ferule touches my skin. If I push the hairs to one side I can see it's only half full. Like another reviewer said, it's almost like they forgot to crimp it. I use this sometimes for applying a highlight to my inner corner, but it creates a lot of fall out for that. It doesn't really blend well because unless you're holding it at a 90 degree angle to your face, the ferule touches your skin. The E.L.F. blending brush for $1 works so much better for this. I wouldn't spend the money on this again. I got the Essence of Beauty 2 pack crease brushes and for what they do I might as well throw this one away. Like the other studio products, the packaging of this brush is beautiful. Matte black handle, shiny black ferule and black bristles. The bristles are very soft and I've experienced zero shedding. I love the way it looks but it doesn't perform as an eyeshadow brush. Maybe I'll use it to contour my nose.

on 4/4/2009 4:47:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

LOVE this brush! Bought it off the website on sale and adore it. Much better than brushes at the drugstore and a pretty decent brush.
PROS: Cheap! Works great. Looks great. Feels very soft. Hasn't shed.
CONS: Smells a little plasticky at first but after cleaning/airing out, smells fine.
Overall, will buy again and would definitely recommend to friends!

on 3/17/2009 10:25:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

EDIT: I talked to ELF about this brush cuz it just seemed too weird (see my original review below) - and I got another one - MUCH MUCH better. At least I know I wasn't crazy with my opinions on the first one I got. I use this often now - esp to deposit heavier colors more precisely. Love it and so sleek looking.

I may change my rating on this. I would have given it a higher score, but I feel liek the haris are not "tall" enough. i have a very small crease and I could barely get it to cover enough...it's like the hairs go down and hide in the handle or something. it's otherwise a gorgeous brush with great packaging and a very light handle which makes it quite easy to use.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I was excited to buy this brush, and thought it would be the end to my search for a perfect crease brush. I was wrong. This is kind of hard to explain, but I'll try. When I use the brush LIGHTLY on my eye, it works fine, but when I tried to blend more vigorously, the ferrule seemed to scrape my eye. When I looked at the brush, there seemed to be nothing wrong with it, but when I held the brush and pushed sideways on the bristles, there was a gap between the bristles and the inside of the ferrule. It almost seems like they were supposed to crimp the end of the ferrule, but they forgot. I own many cheap brushes, and NONE of my others have this problem. I much prefer my Essence of Beauty crease brushes from CVS. Each of those cost less than this brush (they come in a pack of two), and I LOVE them. The E.L.F. brush is going to end up in the back of a drawer somewhere only to be pulled out in emergency situations.
As for the other qualities of the brush:
-It hasn't shed.
-It had a chemical smell, but it's gone now that I washed it.
-It is synthetic black bristles with a black ferrule and black handle.
-It didn't fade when I washed it.
-The bristles are soft (which doesn't much matter when the ferrule scrapes my eye)
I would not buy this brush again.

on 3/5/2009 12:51:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

i love this, i got it and i wasn't really sure how to "contour" my eyes since i don't use brushes a lot but now i realize it's just because i didn't have the right brush!!! this is great for defining the "outer v" as i never could do it with any other of my sonia kashuk or other eyeshadow brushes. the hairs on this are so short and stubby it gives me great control over what i'm doing yet the hairs are soft enough that the shadow isn't just a "line" but a softly blended defined v. wonderful and only $3! BUY IT! :)

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