E.L.F. Essential Eye Shadow Brush

4.3

787 reviews

87% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $

INGREDIENTS



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Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

These little $1 brushes are awesome. I have quite a few and use them every time I wear eye shadow. They pick up just the right amount of powder and they are great for blending as well. They are the perfect shape and the bristles are soft and fluffy. They hold onto the shadow really well so there's very little fallout. I've been using them for years. I've never tried washing them though. If they get a little cruddy, I just buy new ones. I've recommended them to others numerous times. They are a staple in my makeup arsenal. There are also different shapes and I have a couple of those too. But I have numerous essential eye shadow brushes and absolutely love them. I highly recommend them. It's so nice to find a great product for such a low price. Way to go ELF!



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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

For being so cheap this brush works wonders. The formula sticks to the bristles and glides onto my eyelid without hastle. I can even buff out area because the brush has a slight angle.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I like this brush. It concentrates my eye shadow nicely. The shape can make the application a little messy especially with loose shadows but that's what q-tips are for!!


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Bought this to clean up under my brow with concealer. After multiple uses/cleaning, the upper middle part of brush got detached.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This was one of my first makeup brushes. I really like it! It applies shadow nicely. This is from there $1 line so these aren't the highest quality brushes, like Luxie or Sigma.

There are two things wrong with this brush, after having it for a while.
1, it starts to shed. But, most of e.l.f.'s $1 line of brushes do shed.
2, the bristles aren't the softest. After having it and after washing it, it gets to be rough, and almost pointy. Pointy to where it can irritate the eyelid.

Overall, I think this is a great brush for beginners.


on

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

i got it at dollar tree, I love it :) it makes my eyeshadow nice and even


on

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Other, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I actually got this on a half off sale to replace a junky sponge brush that came in a palette (Makeup Revolution) along with many others. I like E.l.f. but I actually like this one a lot. Not just because it was the cheapest one and "for the price", no it's actually really good. I like the size of the bristles/brush, they're soft, the handle is a good size and length (and fits inside the palette!) Just all around it's really good. I usually use the studio line thinking this line would be scratchy and cheap but it's sooo not at all, it's just as soft as the other one and equally effective, even beating out some of the studio ones. I use it all the time.


on

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Absolutely essential eye shadow brush, great for packing on pigment. I use this to deepen my crease and pack on shadow on my lower lids as well.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

This brush is great! It is everything you need so dont waste your money on MAC or Sigma because this is right up there with them for a fraction of the price. That's really all I have to say.


I would hate to think that people feel tricked by this review if they receive a defect brush so I want to explain something to the people that have been complaining about this brush.

I know that because E.L.F. has such a low cost production they have a much lager number of defect brushes compared to high end vendors. So if you are unpleased with this brush because of shedding, broken handle, glue in the bristles etc., PLEASE contact the costumer service because that's not how this brush is supposed to be and the costumer service people are amazing! My guess is they will simply send you a new one if you explain the problem, because they are aware that this sort of thing happens when production is dirt cheap.

As long as it's cheaper for them to replace our defect brushes rather than update production they will keep doing that and we will keep paying next to nothing for this product. They are not a high end vendor and everyone who buys anything from them knows this. A direct consequence of the fact that they can keep prices so low is that there will be a higher risk of receiving a defect product. I see absolutely no problem with this as long as costumer service is aware of this and are willing to ship replacements free of charge.

You get what you pay for and in this case that is actually amazing quality, with the added risk that the seller might not get it right the first time.

EDIT: I see that my comparison to mac/sigma might be a bit confusing so I want to clarify that I don't mean this is an exact dupe. It's not a shader brush, so it's not that great for packing on intense color like mac's 239 shader brush, but in return it's way more versatile. If I had to compare it to a specific brush, I would say it's closer til the 213 fluff brush in the sense that it works best for a wash of color, but it's not as "fluffy" or big so it can also do more precise placement of color and in a pinch I can do an entire look with just this, including crease work and placing color under the eye. So that's why this s getting the full score from me.

5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I actually use this for my brows with the elf eyebrow kit in dark. As an eyeshadow brush its a little too short and non fluffy for my big lids to apply eyeshadow. Bc when I do it feel myself having to apply pressure and it s too short and stiff for my eyes. For brows I make sure its clean of course and just use it to fill in my brows its simply amazing!


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