E.L.F. • Kabuki Face Brush • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||33%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I wonder if people got a bad batch of brushes or something because I LOVE my kabuki brush! It's never shed, never. And I wash my brushes weekly with baby shampoo. It is dense, soft, and picks up product beautifully. And it's cheap!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
Paid £5 for this brush, aka $8.06 (you guys living in The US should consider yourselfs very lucky)
I've heard people complaining about the brush shedding and bristles being super hard. The application is indeed painful, I wash it every now and then with the correct techniques of mixture of antibacterial dishes liquid and olive oil. The olive oil is known as a good conditioner for brushes (as well as overnight treatment for your own hair).
The other down side is that it is smaller than the picture, when I received it I was shocked and pretty skeptical that I might find it more useful for blushes, bronzers and highlighters. Used it for a week for my brush-to-go for powder application and travelling. But now it's pretty useless and I'm throwing it away cuz I can see the insides of the brush sinking in.
Would try to buy the studio taklon body brush next time, I've heard people raving that it's as soft as the back of a cat's ear :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This brush shedded immediately, it is quite painful to use on sensitive skin and had the weirdest smell. Yuk!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This shed so much I had to toss it out. I think I got it half price, but still, it was of no use at all.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
Usually E.L.F. brushes are $1 and great, so I was happy to lay out $5 for a kabuki. Unfortunately, this brush is terrible. It's so scratchy that I can't use it. I have no idea how it works at application, because it's so uncomfortable to use that only I tried it once.
Do not buy this brush, it's only $5 but it's a waste of $5!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
At first i was really disapointed with this brush, the bristles aren't that soft and the shed like crazy! Because of this i put it to the back of my makeup draw and forgot about it. However recently i started using it again and found that it hardly sheds any bristles at all now....so maybe it is just a problem when it is first used. It looks like the studio kabuki brush might be a better choice, but this brush was only £1.50 so it was good for the price.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Horrible brush!!! Bought this for applying my mineral makeup.
It sheds horribly, I had the hairs all over my face and it was really annoying.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
The E.L.F. Kabuki face brush is worth the $5.00. The brush is soft but dense so a lot of product get onto the brush. I use this mostly for my powder foundation and have about 3 of them. Nice brush!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have some other ELF brushes that I'm content to use but this was absolutely horrible!! First of all, it didn't apply products evenly. But the worst part was that the bristles were horrible. After washing, it became extremely hard and the bristles started to face different directions! In the end, I throw this away, it was no use. (And I used shampoo to wash it, nothing to cause hardness)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This sheds tiny little black bristles all over my face which take an age to remove. VERY annoying!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
After reading numerous reviews on this brush, I bought it knowing it was probably going to be more of a general all over powder brush. After opening and using the brush for a week, I have to agree with the other reviewers.
The bristles are soft but not nearly dense enough to allow you to buff out mineral foundation. I use it to apply my finishing powder and it works extremely well for that. I would recommend it only for purposes like this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Overall, this is not a bad kabuki face brush for the price you pay. However, I'm not exactly thrilled about it for the following reason. The synthetic bristles are too soft and not dense enough to effectively buff my mineral foundation into my skin. It's more or less like a finishing powder face brush where you need to deposit the powder on your face but have the ability to dust off the excess.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This brush shed like crazy. It did a nice job of applying foundation but I had the brush hairs all over my face when I was done. It's also a strange texture, kind of hard (which no make-up brush should be) and itchy. I'm thinking about trying the Studio Kabuki (the white one with black bristles) but I definitely wouldn't buy this again, I may not even touch it again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I'm not sure what else you could ask for in a cheapo kabuki. The ELF studio brushes are great.This one is super soft, pretty dense, and mine doesn't shed at all. It's not as firm as I'd want for something like foundation application, but I just wanted it for all-over color (for example I use it with the ELF complexion perfection powder), and it's great for that. And hey, it's cute as heck. Looks like a reverse skunk brush since it's white w/ black tips. Truth be told I like this even better than the NARS Botan brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
I'm actually not sure why this brush got such bad ratings, but the one I am reviewing is for the studio line Kabuki Face Brush.
This brush is amazingly soft. I just got it this morning and let me tell you, I was not expecting it to be that soft! The last 2 kabuki brushes I bought were scratchy. There was a slight smell to it, but it wasn't a bad smell, just the 'new brush' smell. I would definitely buy this again!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
*******FIRST of all... Kabuki brushes are Supposed to be hard, they are not to be as soft as other brushes. And most brushes shed if you clean it with the wrong stuff or the wrong way- so know how to properly clean your brushes so they dont shed!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I want to give my review on this product! Yes, the OLD Kabuki brush *the one with the brown bristles* was Horrible! Absolute junk. But, the new kabuki brush, that has white and black bristles is absolutely amazing! It is so so so soft, mine has not shed at all.I washed it, there was no chemical smell. I have been using it for 2 weeks now and it has not shed still. It is incredibly soft and the perfect size. The New Kabuki Brush that E.L.F just came out with is perfect and totally worth the money! Don't buy the gross brown bristle kabuki, but DEFINATLY buy the Black and White Kabuki from E.L.F!! Its so good!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is my first kabuki brush and I got it free with my purchase. It's definitely not as soft as my other ELF brushes, but it still does the job for me. It applies my finishing powder very well and evenly. However, it is a bit stratchy and sheds when washed and used. I don't plan on buying another one when I'm done with this one, but I think it's a decent brush for first time kabuki users.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I just got this brush for free with my elf purchase. When I first opened the package for the brush, there was hair everywhere. It was already shedding. I just finished deep cleaning it, before I first use it, and OH MY GOD. This brush sheds like CRAZY and there was some dye that came out too. Even after drying it on a tissue, it was still shedding. So far, I am not liking it at all. I am hoping it will work well for my make-up application.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This was my first kabuki brush and I wanted to see what makes it different than a regular handled brush. I have to agree that this one is pretty scratchy. I guess I shouldn't expect miracles for $5 but the Studio Line brushes are so great and they are only $3. Go figure. I think I would rather have the SL Complexion brush than this one.