Elizabeth Arden • Face Powder brush • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Today I bought my second EA angled powder brush after the one I'd had for 2 years disappeared over Halloween weekend. This is a beautiful brush, densely packed, well weighted, and with oh so soft bristles. For me, it deposits the right amount of powder whether it's Lorac's Poreless Perfection of MUFA HD Powder (what usually I use daily). Love it. And I had forgotten about how inexpensive it is when I went to buy another one today! $24 I think? And you get the tiny unfoldable version which has the same dense soft bristles. Makes your skin look flawless and you can really control your coverage. Favorite.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This brush is amazing! I got it with a Elizabeth Arden makeup kit and it has got to be my all-time favorite makeup brush! I use it with my bronzer and my brush and it distributes the product so evenly and it feels great on my face :)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is my favorite brush !!!!! I can use it with any powder and it works perfectly . A " must-have"!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
The big brush hair's don't shed, and has a good angle so the shape you are trying to make looks more natural. Blending is still needed, but it does the job. The hair's are soft, and do not scratch the skin. This brush can be hard to clean. It absorbed a lot of hair on its own so sometimes the transfer of powder could be tricky. To overcome this I make sure there's another covering the circular dome and then tap it on my wrist to remove excess. I use more later if I need it.
I don't know how this works with liquid makeup but if I have experience with it I'll update later.
The small brush, on the other hand is too small and square shaped it will be difficult to blend with unless used on the bridge of the nose for a suntanned look. Even then though you'll have 1 spot that is bare because when you pull the mini brush together the center does not connect on both sides of the brush.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
What a lovely brush! It feels as soft as a bunny's butt.
The brush is just under 5 inches in length (~12cm) with a black acrylic handle. It's pretty hefty, with a good weight. The bristles are dense and tapered, about 1.5 inches at the longest part, of synthetic make and dark bronze in colour. I've already washed it a couple of times, with soap and water (as per the instructions) and it hasn't shed.
It feels like a cloud on my face. I use it to apply mineral finishing powder. It holds plenty of product and deposits it in even amounts.
It comes with a mini version of itself, only 1.5 inches in length. It can unfold and be used as a flat brush and stored in a compact. Since I use mineral makeup, I don't have a compact. Instead, I use the mini brush, which is also tapered, to apply blush. It works quite well.
Before this brush, I was using one by Bare Escentuals that came with a kit and before that, one by Sonia Kashuk. Those brushes aren't even in the same league (despite the BE one actually be quite expensive on its own). I highly recommend this brush. It's a little on the pricey side, but well worth it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I love this brush. It's very soft and dense and does not apply too much powder at a time. I use it for loose powder application. I love the flat angle because it is easy to fit that angle to my face so the powder spreads well.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this brush on a promotion at Singapore Changi Airport (less than USD20) and it was a great buy! Although synthetic, the brushes felt very soft on my face. I use the brush for setting my liquid foundation with either a loose or pressed powder and this applies like a dream. :) I washed the brush many times now, and no shedding whatsoever. I have not used the smaller folding brush yet, but I like that it can be used either as a flat brush or a round kabuki like brush. Will definitely buy it again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Black
Amazing amazing amazing brush on very reasonable price. I got the promotional package from Changi airport. It has the original size and a smaller size that can fold out and fit into a compact (immediately threw the original out from my Benefit Hello Flawless, that brush is hopeless compared to this). I have zero experience with brushes but I can definitely tell it does a better job than any other brush I've used, because it blends the powder product very softly and effortlessly and the end result looks flawless.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Okay, this is a phenomenal brush...soooooo soft and applies my powder like a dream. I am VERY VERY picky about my powder brushes and this one is a definite front runner.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
I had been using the same powder brush for the last two or three years and it was from CVS. I tried to clean it weekly to keep it nice, but finally I decided it was time for a new one. I looked around Ulta and felt plenty of brushes that were either too soft and sparse, or rough and firm. I was getting ready to leave when the Elizabeth Arden brush caught my eye. Not only does it have the softest bristles, but it's dense and firm so it does a great job holding and spreading powder. After using it for a few days my face looks so much better with the powder I have. I love the mini brush that opens so you can use it two different ways! The quality of it is so good you can't even tell it's a mini brush.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I really like this brush, it is sooo soft and dense and I like that it is angled. I took one lippy off because it's not a buffing brush. I used it for this purpose and after a while it began to loose its perfect shape. So when they are next on sale, I will pick up a new one and treat it better.
UPDATE: Ok, this brush is more amazing than I previously thought. I have now figured out that the best way to use this brush:
I use MAC's new Careblend Pressed Powder. I prep my EA brush by misting it slightly with Evian water, then sweeping the brush side to side in the pan. I then use the same side to side motion to apply the powder to my face. This prevents the brush from losing its shape. And by the way, I did not need to replace my brush, after washing it, I reshaped it and even after almost a year of use, it looks brand new.
Since, my last review, I've acquired some MAC brushes and this brush is much softer than all my MAC ones. So definitely pick one up!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Lets just say I look at brushes and pass most of them by. They simply do not interest me that often unless they are awesome. I did succumb a while back to the dense kabuki craze and thus have both Bobbi Brown and Benefit kabukis. They apply too much product for me sometimes, but I had not seen anything better since. Then I saw the EA face brush!!! Consider me converted.... It is so soft, blends powder without streaking, and is well-weighted like the other reviewer said. Packaging is really not applicable, since I keep it standing on my dresser for me to use each day. The tiny travel brush seems good to apply shadow wash on my lids, but is otherwise useless to me. I still do enjoy my Ecobrushes for travel, but I might take my spendy new brush with me for travel anyway. I would miss it too much to leave it at home!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I forgot to review this until I saw someone else mention it. EA gets very little love here; I guess many consider it a stodgy, old-lady brand. Too bad, because they have some excellent products. This is a brilliant brush, and one of my top faves. The synthetic bristles are the softest I've ever felt. The denseness makes this perfect for powder, bronzer, mineral foundations, etc. Perfectly weighted and worth every penny.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy Eyes: Hazel
This is the only makeup brush i deem completely irreplaceable.
It's expensive like hell but the perks are just fantastic.
The handle is thick but ergonomic, it doesn't 'feel ' too short or chubby and it lets your wrist do the application wonderfully, with no stress. To me that's an important aspect because i always 'feel' the brushes i'm using are either too long, short, fat, thin, etc. This is perfect.
The bristles are synthetic (which is not my cup of tea, i'd have preferred something natural for the price) yet incredibly dense and soft. They don't feel 'bushy' soft, like something that's gonna go frizzy, nappy and harsh after the first use/wash (Coastal Scents...Dior....Sephora Platinum...etc). It's easy to clean (EA says soap and water and that's all, i intend to follow the recommendations to the letter), easy to store.
It comes in an adorable plastic case that mimics the famous Red Door of the EA 5th avenue salon, and a smaller, mini angled kabuki brush of the same material. The little one can be 'split in two' and used as a blush blender/powder as well, or used in its original form for contouring the smaller areas (nose, chin, etc) or just for touch ups. Very sweet, cute and thoughtful idea- if you're paying so much, at least you're getting a complementary little 'sister' to ease the pain of the wallet :)
It looks sassy, with the copper-ish bristles and the shiny, ebony black handle that bears Elizabeth Arden's label embossed in gold (i think. or is it silver? i can't remember).I've coated the writing with some clear nailpolish to make sure it well taken care of...i couldn't stand having it chip or something.
Due to the fullness and softness, it's perfect for blending in mineral foundation, powders, highlighters, blushes, anything you want, even bronzers. ''
One other major aspect is the angle- the pointy part and the angles are perfect for contouring because of the thickness of the bristles- it won't flatten or spread too much product but either precisely apply product or efficiently blend it in, depending on whatever you want it to do. Absolutely gorgeous.
I dont own any MAC brushes so i can't compare, however i loved the review which speaks of the comparison, LOL! I've noticed some MAC brushes are too stiff....aaaanyways.
I think this is a great investment since it's a fantastic beauty tool. Easy to carry around as well. Thumbs up, Elizabeth Arden!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Olive, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This has got to be the softest brush I have come across! (and I have a-lot of brushes!) It is intended to be used with the mineral bronzer that it came out with but I purchased it alone. It is slanted so a great brush for a natural sunkissed look with your bronzer as it fits the curves of your face. In Canada it was $30.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I purchased the EA mineral brush to use with the new mineral powder. It's a very soft synthetic brush that glides across my skin like butter. It washes nicely too. It also came with a foldable brush that fits inside the compact although I haven't tried that one yet.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I think this brush is pretty good, I bought it to apply mineral foundation because it felt soooo soft. Before that I have been using id bare's kabuki brush for application. The EA brush is not as dense as the id brush, therefore compared to the id brush it doesnt give as much coverage of mineral foundation application. Also doesnt pick up powder as well as the id brush. Which makes it suitable for lighter more natural coverage, but if I want full coverage the id brush is better, though it doesnt feel nearly as soft and lovely on the skin as the EA brush. I think the EA brush is a good all-purpose brush for blusher/bronzer/loose powder application though because of its lighter application.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I use this brush with mac studiofix powder foundation n.c.30, and with shiseido sun protection spf powder foundation in color sp60. It is perfect for both types and i also use it with my mac select sheer loose as finishing powder with the above mentioned foundations. It blends effortlessly and perfectly, will deff. repurchase when time.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Wow wow wow.........WOW. This brush, it's unbelievable. So soft, just dense enough to apply any kind of powders beautifully (I bought it with the new mineral foundation- review to come in a couple of weeks for that). I love that this brush is angled, seems to make application easier for some reason. The quality of the EA brush really makes me want to go back and chunk that piece of crap that Dior pimps out as a sad excuse for a mineral foundation brush at the SA who talked me into it..Ok rant over, ha..Seriously it outshines Diors brush exponentially, I have not however had a chance to wash the EA brush so can't comment on that yet, but will update once I do. Cost was 28.50 at Dillards and I have no regrets buying this one. Even if you choose not to ever use her makeup line, at least invest in this brush :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
Amazed that there are no reviews for this wonderful brush!
The quality of this brush is unsurpassed.
It is THE softest & is great for blending in product...weather it be powder or blush/bronzer.
It applies makeup so beautifully I can't talk it up enough.
My MAC Face brushes compared to this face brush...gosh it is truly laughable & really can't even be compared.
Run now to your Macy's or Dillard's & feel this brush.
It's pretty pricey, but SOOOOO worth it!