E.L.F. • Studio Line Fan Brush • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||39%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
PROS: Works great to dust away any mascara flakes after combing lashes. Very, very soft. I adore that it has a great cover that actually stays on too. Mine does not shed. Very inexpensive. Comes with a sort of a case.
CONS: None for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Many people are saying that they don't like this product. personally I think it is a wonderful brush. I use it to apply my The balm Mary Lou-manizer highlight. Also from time to time I will use it to apply a very pigmented blush like the WnW coloricon. It is a bit flimsy but I don't mind. This is a hit or miss brush IMO.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Brown
Errmmm... Soft enough but way too sparse.
Got the professional fan brush. Same difference. Nothing fantastic. Works alright not great. Cheap is cheap. In every sense. Yucks. And it is shedding like crazy. Pretty soon it's gonna be like an old peacock... With not feathers~
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
i only use this once in a while to whipe off any light flaking on my face....but that i can do with any other brush honestly
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I only use this to apply a light finishing powder under my eyes and dust any fall out from the eye shadows. The brush is very sparse and doesn't pick up a lot of product. But its perfect for getting some powder directly under the eyes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I don't understand how anyone could ever like this brush. It's awful. The bristles are just way too flimsy so be effective at applying or even dusting off any sort of product. On top of that, once you wash it, the hairs sort of form clusters and it loses its "fan" shape. Isn't that the whole point of the brush? I haven't had any problems with any other studio line brushes, but this one was disappointing . I'm only giving it a two because it didn't completely fall apart. I suggest you save the few dollars it costs.
Age: Unknown Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I ordered this brush online after hearing about how nice highlighters look when applied with a fan brush. I was, and still am, so disappointed. This brush has VERY sparse hairs and will not pick up enough product. (I used it with MAC Lightscapade and Soft and Gentle.) This brush is very cheap, but save your money!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This brush is flimsy and really doesn't even brush away hairs on my face that have shed from my other brushes. Doesn't pick up or distribute product. I normally love elf brushes but this is a waste of money.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I like using it to apply highlighter with. Other than that, I haven't really found any other use for it.
I don't necessarily think that this brush is a must-have. However, it is pretty okay to have around nonetheless.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
ELF Studio Fan Brush is a multi-use brush that I've had my eye on for quite a while. Like all ELF products, this brush is cruelty free and made of anti bacterial, taklon bristles. ELF claims that this brush makes you a professional makeup artist, and will help you create flawless looks. Whoa ELF. Legit? I wasn't aware purchasing a fan brush made me a licensed beauty professional! I ain't gonna argue, this is going to save me tons of money now that I don't have to go to beauty school. ELF products are made in China. I purchased this brush at Target for $3. ELF products can be purchased online at the company website, or in store at Target, Kmart, Big Lots, some Walmarts, and dollar stores.
ELF brushes come in a plastic pouch that can be kept for travel purposes, but I always toss mine. The brush it's self has a long, black, plastic handle that's very very light in the hand. The name of the brush is written on the handle in white lettering, and doesn't seem to be rubbing off or anything. The ferrule is made of a glossy black plastic and seems to be well attached to the handle and grips the bristles firmly.
The black taklon bristles are soft and a little thicker than I thought they'd be. The bristles are quite flexible and move together well. The bristles are uniform length and don't seem to splay, except for the odd hair or two at the ends of the brush. The brush head is about 2 1/2 inches across at the top of the fan, about the perfect size for working in the cheekbone area. I find the fluid movement of this brush's bristles pretty impressive, as I see that as the mark of a good brush.
I don't entirely understand what ELF means by the bristles being "anti bacterial". Is there some sort of coating on them? There's no way I can test this currently, so I'll remain skeptical. ELF also says that this brush is absorbent and can be used with wet or dry cosmetics. Generally speaking, I don't want my brushes to be absorbent, but I can see what they mean. This brush really holds on to any glitter or shimmer it comes in contact with. I've only used the Studio Fan Brush with powder products for two reasons. One; because I prefer to apply cream products with my fingers or a Claire's small eyeshadow brush. Two; I feel like it'd be a pain to clean.
So what does a fan brush do? That's a really common question, I see Drugstore Princess get asked that like all the dang time. Fan brushes are super multi functional. ELF lists the following uses for their Studio Fan Brush: Blending away makeup mistakes, dusting and wiping on powders, and contouring. But this brush can also be used for highlighting, subtle bronzing, light blush application. polishing on setting powder over foundation, anything you little heart desires. Personally I mostly use this brush to apply highlight, and sometimes bronzer. I find it doesn't work very well to sweep away fall out, which sucks because that's partially why I wanted this brush. Actually I wanted a fan brush mainly because they look cool. Pretty, delicate, and elegant, the highlight of a brush jar.
ELF's Studio Fan Brush is made decently, but there are a few small issues. As I mentioned before a couple of the bristles splay in the corner of the brush, but it isn't anything major, just a few hairs. This brush also sheds lightly, just a bristle or two from time to time. Despite the negligible splaying/shedding, this brush washes well, dries quickly, and keeps it's shape. Also, the black dye in the bristles doesn't seem to bleed out during washing.
I like ELF's Studio Fan Brush. It's a splendid value, just $3 for a brush you can use in so many different ways. This brush is made pretty well, but it has a couple minor issues that I'm willing to overlook. I love applying powder highlight with this brush, but it's also great for applying bronzer in the most subtle fashion. Plus it looks cool. Check this brush out if you're looking to expand your brush collection, or have been curious about fan brushes. It's affordable and versatile which is a swish combo. I'd definitely repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Green
I bought It to apply my face peels. Works really really well. I needed a fan brush to apply a thin layer of product and this is it. Cleans well.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Too flimsy, its cheap but useless. A waste of $
Age: Unknown Skin: Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I just bought this today for contouring the cheekbones and I say it does a decent job at it. It doesn't grab a lot of product but it's better to build up the contour. You can't push too hard because I find it's flimsy but softly color builds. As for highlighting, I didn't find it effective, it hardly picked up the product do have to say the bristles are soft.
It's only $3.oo so I wasn't expecting this to be great quality, so far, it's OK.
I will keep using it and see how it goes but I will likely buy a high brand fan brush in the future.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is my first fan brush and my second brush from ELF studio line.
It's very flimsy, and that's the main down side. It's also not very dense, making it often hard to pick up product.
However, I do like it to apply highlighter to my cheekbones. Though it's not the best at picking up pressed highlighters (I think it would better with a loose powder), it makes it so that you can't overdo it. I kind of have to press it into the powder with my fingers, though, to pick up anything.
I use it to build up the sheen on my skin, and after working with it for a bit, it's become a decent brush of mine.
It was only $3, which is why I'm not griping too much about it. I probably wouldn't buy it again if it broke, but it is decent for it's price and does an okay job with highlighter.
(I noticed someone below me mentioned using it for bronzer on fair skin - I think that's a great idea! It's very lightweight and again, you wouldn't easily overdo it. May try that!)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Well, I've never used a fan brush before, so I can't tell if it's just the fault all fan brushes, or just this ELF brush in particular, but this does nothing for me. It doesn't blend, its not good for a gentle sweep of powder, its just...useless. I gave it 2 lippies because it is a nice quality like all the studio brushes. Its soft and it looks attractive. Maybe it would work for someone who has better knowledge of the fan brush.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Perfect brush for appying bronzers for people with fair skin. I've been trying to work Hoola by Benefit since that was the only bronzer that I found that didn't make me orange or muddy brown, but somehow the bronzer still showed up blotchy on my skin when I appied it. Then I thought maybe if I use an extra soft fan brush..so I did and it worked! I was looking at more expensive brands initially, such as smashbox and Ulta's own line but those were kinda scratchy on my face and too dense. This brush is so soft that if I arefully apply Hoola, it works and doesn't deposite too much bronzer at one place. It also works great for eyeshadow fallouts (actually that is what you suppose to use fan brushes for.) Oh and its very inexpensive - $3 @ Target!
It does not work for eyeshadow fallouts unfortunatelly, it is too soft to swipe away extra bits of color from under the eyes. Then I also purchased Elf Studio Powder Brush (flat top) and I found, that one applies bronzer much better. So now I don't have any use for this brush.. anymore...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette, Coarse Eyes: Green
I had been looking for a fan brush for a long time, but this was the only one I came across that was a good price. I have tons of brushes & wanted to try out a fan brush. This one is decent & I think does the job. Considering it is the only fan brush I've ever used I can't really compare it to anything else. I like to use this brush for a light dusting to blush onto my cheeks. It could also be used for highlighting. I would recommend it, being only $3, if you didn't like it it wouldn't be that much of a loss.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to like this brush. But its too soft to even remove fallout from under my eyes in my opinion. It just doesnt do anything for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I haven't found much use for this brush except to sweep away the excess powder you apply under your eye when dealing with darker eyeshadow colours. (to catch the fallout) The 'fan' shape is easy to sweep in a quick motion across my cheeks to remove the powder. I might use this for homemade masks to see what that's like. I don't use this for blush though, I prefer big fluffy brushes for that. But it's good for sweeping away shadow.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Fine Eyes: Brown
This came along in ELF studio brush set, so this was the least wanted brush at first. I thought I won't have much use to this brush, and it seems like not getting much positive reviews. However, not wanting to waste it and test it out with several way of using and glad I did!
It works for me as a blush brush for very pigmented blush such as Milani Mai Tai. It brushes lightly and leaving just enough pigment for a natural look.
Secondly, it's works well as a mask brush for application of self-made mask such as asprin mask.