E.L.F. • Blending Brush • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Dark Hair: Brown, Fine Eyes: Brown
This brush is just kind meh to me. It's scratchy on my skin and to me doesn't do a great or even good job. I'm on the lookout for a new one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
dirt cheap and gets the job done! my eyes aren't sensitive or anything and the two brushes I picked up were soft and hasn't shown any signs of shedding. I couldn't justify spending over $20+ for a blending eyeshadow brush and decided to start off with cheaper alternatives first. I figured if they didn't work I wouldn't be too sad since I only forked some pocket change for it.
maybe I'll try some higher end ones later on but I'm in no hurry at all. I've done some awesome smokey eyes with these brushes (blends well, picks up a fair amount of shadow), no complaints from me!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
A dirt cheap brush, and thus it has got its flaws. However, all in all I'm very happy with this brush as it does its job quite well and has not shed much so far. I would say this is a good investment if you're on a budget but still want a good brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I bought two of these off the e.l.f nz website. One sheds like crazy (therefore I don't use it), and the other falls off of the wooden handle every time I use it, which I fixed with superglue!!. Not a bad product, it does blend eye shadow well, and I find it useful for crease work. I'd only recommend buying this product if you're prepared for the fact that you may get a dud!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This brush has eluded me for about 2 1/2 years, I really wanted and hunted for this brush when I got serious about my makeup a few years back and first started building up my kit/brush collection. I saw it used in almost every YouTube tutorial, so I made it a point to keep my eyes open for it when at Target. I didn't want to pay a higher price by ordering online when everyone else was getting it for a dollar so I decided against buying online, plus unless I know and trust the brand I like to buy brushes in person. I eventually forgot about it and got so tired of cheap drugstore low quality brush sets and singles and not being able to find a DS blending brush for the life of me, that I purchased a 12 piece professional eye and face brush set + some extra brushes and other stuff from Sigma. Here I am 32 brushes later and I happen across this brush the other day at Food4Less :/ Figures this whole time I was looking at Target where they're supposed to be exclusive in carrying the whole ELF line :/ I have never seen this brush anywhere in real life so I knew this might be my only chance :D I compared brushes in store and picked which one looked best to me :) I doesn't look like any of the other blending brushes I own, its very small and crease brush looking instead of full fluffy tapered blending brush looking, I have only used it once so far but I can tell it's gonna be a favorite that I reach for everyday ,this brush is awesome. I have large eyes with alot of lid space and this brush works to pick up a good amount of color and pack it into the crease as well as blend it out beautifully. It did shed a little on first wash, and about four fibers when actually used, which is to be expected, it' did cost one dollar :/ other then that no problem. I hated the eye shadow shading brush from this same white handle line, but love, love, love this one and will run to Food4Less to buy a few backups soon. I guess good things really do come to those who wait ;)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I've read a few reviews on this, I have 3 of these brushes and haven't experienced the crazy shedding, but mine has lost a few hairs.
Before I brought my 217, I thought I would get a cheap version first, so I brought this and to honest, it does the job. I use this when I have t got time to clean my 217 or I use it for cream shadows that I don't want to stain my 216 with. Again like the elf eyeshadow brush, you need to have some glue for when the wood comes apart from the metal, which is no biggy as the brush is £1.50. I would suggest this brush to people who are starting out with makeup and just want a few tool to practice with, before they spend the big bucks.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I bought 3 of these thinking if they're good it will be worth it. But they're not. All 3 of them are scratchy and they shed, not a lot, but they do. The hairs are also not cut properly, so that they are not all the same shape and some of them stick out.
The first picture is also inaccurate, the brush looks the the one in the 2nd and 3rd pictures, so it's not tapered like the 1st picture would make you believe but more rounded. I personally prefer a more tapered shape for blending brushes, so thought I'd mention it, not that I would ever recommend this brush to anyone.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Horrible! The brush came with a crooked handle. There was shedding the moment it touched any surface. Had to wipe all my eye makeup off and redo everything because there was so much hair on my eyelids. Argh!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I would've loved this brush if it didn't come loose. I bought one and after awhile it came loose and all the bristle came out so I bought a second one and it also is coming loose. Very disappointed because I really did like this brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This brush sheds SO MUCH! Especially when I tried to use it to blend out concealer, I ended up with tiny hairs all over my face! Not cool. It works a bit better for blending eyeshadow if I don't press too hard. The brush doesn't feel very soft either, more rough.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this with a couple of other ELF brushes and found this to be the worst one! I don't know if the color of the handle matters, but I ordered it online and got the brush with the black handle. It did a poor job at blending. It was like I was just using an invisible brush on my face. I ended up using my fingers and they did a better job!
If you're looking for a good eye brush from ELF, I would recommend the Eyeshadow C brush. Don't get the Blending Brush!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Another piece of garbage by ELF. Every time I try to blend the color, my eyelids end up covered by its hair. It sheds like crazy. So flimsy, so not much blending done with it. Not even worht me typing much more about, I laready wasted $1 on it, not willing to waste my time on it too. Just don't buy, it is terrible.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is a smaller than average blending brush. It is not my go to blending brush but I use it when I only want to slightly blend out shadow. I have large eyes so this may be more useful for people with smaller eyelids but it is a handy brush to have. Its not one that I would want multiples of, but I would repurchase if this one broke. It sheds one/two bristles per wash.
Update: I've knocked one star off as I hardly ever used this brush. It's no where near as soft or effective as my other blending brushes.
Also, when I was washing it, the top detached from the handle. This is the first brush of mine to ever do this - and it has been washed less than 10 times. I haven't bothered to glue it back on as I don't miss this brush and I won't be repurchasing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
great small blending brush for the crease
packs color on great and also blends well
soft doesnt shed i love it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I guess I got a bunk one or something, this brush is a piece of crap. Sheds like crazy, scratchy as hell, ugh! Threw it away.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
SHEDS LIKE CRAZY. One bristle was small enough to land in my eye and it was chillin there floating around the surface of my eyeball irritating my eye. And I had to pick off the bristles on my face after minimal blending on my crease. Save your money ladies and spend on the black studio tools brush sold at target for about $1.25 more. At least that one doesn't shed. I do like the $1 elf white basic eyeshadow brush though. It doesn't shed either.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I'm a believer! This is excellent and does a great job of applying shadow to the crease as well as blending. Prior to purchasing this, I was totally in love with my mac 217 and didn't think i'd get a brush comparable to it. It's amazing even to me that i rarely pick up my 217 now. I just naturally gravitate to the elf brush and for the price $1.49, its a winner anyday.
I haven't experienced any shedding and that may just be because i always wash my brushes before their first use.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
ELF's Blending Eye Brush is supposed to "expertly blend multiple eye shades while softening dramatic edges and fine lines." ELF also says that using this brush after shadow application "creates a natural finish to any eye look". This brush, like most ELF products is vegan friendly. ELF products are made in China. This brush is part of the Essentials/Professional line and sells for $1. I got this brush as a part of a Christmas gift a couple years ago, my first ever ELF order. ELF products can be bought on the company's website, or in store at Kmart, Big Lots, Target, some Walmarts, and dollar stores.
ELF Professional makeup brushes come in a clear plastic envelope that can be kept for traveling or storage purposes, but I toss mine. This line of brushes has been designed and tested by makeup artists. Each brush has been "ergonomically designed to fit perfectly into your hand and facilitate a flawless finish with every application." Cool, ELF, I'm sure that's true. This brush has a white lacquered wooden handle with the name of the brush written on it in silver. The silver ferrule is a little bit loose, only because the brush is old and well used, but otherwise is in decent condition. The brown synthetic bristles come up to a rounded tip. The bristles are fairly dense and quite soft. They do splay a little on the edges of the brush, but not to the point that it affects the shape of the brush.
This blending brush can be used for a couple of different application methods. I use ELF's Blending Eye Brush on a daily basis to apply my highlight shade, blend it with the crease shade, and then blend out the edges. I also use it for simple one color looks, and contouring my nose, I've even highlighted with it once or twice. This brush performs excellently for all for all the aforementioned uses. It applies color in a very sheer dusting, and blends out shadow in a very subtle but precise way. Not too precise though, it's a normal sized blending brush, but for use hooded eyed ladies, it's a little too large for detailed blending, so I need a more compact brush for precision. I do think a blending brush like this one is quite necessary and versatile, it can even be used alone to create basic, daily looks.
ELF's Blending Eye Brush needs replaced every so often. I've had this one for 2 1/2 years and it's starting to go. The ferrule is loose, so it's only a matter of time til it breaks. This brush also has some cleansing issues. It tends to lose a fair amount of bristles with each wash and needs to be manipulated back into shape. It also takes much longer to dry than other brushes of similar size and density.
I like ELF's Blending Eye Brush. I use it just about every day. It performs well for a couple of different tasks. Most importantly, it blends well, which is the entire point of the brush. However I feel like I could find an even better blending brush that will last me longer. That being said, until I find a better blender, I'll repurchase this brush as it's good quality for a buck and gets the job done. Blending brushes are an essential tool and ELF's is a pretty good option for a very good price. I definitely recommend ELF's Blending Eye Brush if you're on a tight budget or just starting out, otherwise maybe invest a couple more dollars into one that'll last you longer.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Black
Such an amazing brush! Even if you're a fan of the higher end brushes I suggest you give this one a try because you'll be very pleasantly surprised. Perfect for applying color into the crease but especially perfect for just blending everything together for a seamless, put together finish.
I really want to purchase a few more of these brushes, but they never seem to be available at my target.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
So many people loved this product, so I ordered one since it's so cheap. My first impression was terrible, since it shedded like crazy when I first opened the package. It's stopped after I picked out all the lose hairs that first time, and it's lasted pretty well through a couple of washes. The bristles are nice and soft against my lids, and it does it job well. Lovely brush for the prices, great for beginners.