E.L.F. Essential Eye Shadow Brush

4.3

771 reviews

87% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $

INGREDIENTS



Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love ELF brushes! They're dirt cheap, but they do their job well. I have several brushes (and I rly regret not getting the whole line since ELF is not available in my area) and they've all worked perfectly. Granted, they're not as good as MAC ones, but COME ON - can you really compare something that's for $20something with a buck-priced one?

Anyway, this e/s brush was kind of scratchy at first, but after two washes, it became softer (without losing the semi-stiff density of the hairs).

Since it's dirt cheap anyway, I recommend you pick it up and see if it works for you. ;)



Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This is without a doubt my favorite makeup brush. It makes it so easy to apply eyeshadow all over the lid, and to get a decent amount of shadow onto your eye all at once. It picks up and applies eyeshadow very well, and was fantastically priced. I definitely recommend picking up this brush!


on 8/17/2010 7:53:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Black

This is my first eye shadow brush and I still love it. It's so soft and affordable. Depending on the eyeshadow, the brush takes in what it can. A warning for E.L.F. brushes though, the brushes aren't always similar. My sister has trouble looking for one but is always out-of-luck. She isn't satisfied with the brushes because it's not like mine. The ones she picks are always a bit too loose (and comes off the brush) or just.. bad.


on 8/15/2010 3:18:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm

Hair: Black, Kinky, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I got this because it's so cheap and had pretty good reviews. It's not as good as the MAC 239, it's just not as dense and doesn't pick up as much color, it also kind of spreads out when you're patting shadow on your lid. Then the ferrule of my brush fell off only a few days after I purchased it. I own all purpose glue so I fixed it, but I see other ladies have had this problem as well and that's too bad. Still, for the price it's a decent brush for backup or travel.


on 8/13/2010 9:44:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

First of all, you should know that I've used sponge applicators to apply my shadow for most of my life. Previous to using this eye brush, I had only 1 other eye brush that I used regularly, to lay down a base for my shadow. I have other eye brushes in my stash, but I haven't really gotten comfortable with them yet. But I'm always happy to try new application techniques, so I've been experimenting with brushes, and this is a great one! I got it in a set along with 2 mineral shadows for $3, so the brush comes out to $1. I've used it a few times now, and am impressed with the brush's softness and the control you get using it (I use the "windshield wiper" method). Now that this brush and I have made friends, I'm sure I'll be using it a lot more in the future! I have to say I don't know yet how this brush will react to washing or to repeated use, but even if I had to replace it, it would still be worth it. Highly recommended!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 8/12/2010 4:51:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Green

I am so impressed with the E.L.F. brushes. I have some of the regular white handled $1.00 brushes, some of the premium black handled $3.00 brushes and some of the special edition black handled $1.00 brushes from last holiday season. To be honest, the $1.00 black handled brushes are my favorites! I like them better than my MAC 239 for packing on color.


on 8/12/2010 3:19:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm

Hair: Black, Other, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Pros:
-only $1
-great quality
-applies shadows evenly
-looks decent

cons:
-none!


Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I bought this because I needed something cheap and useful. As soon as I opened the package the top fell off the handle. This is the third time this has happened to me with the dollar brushes. You are best off buying the brushes from the E.L.F. Studio Line if you want some cheap but good quality. Those have always gotten the job done for me without falling apart.


on 8/10/2010 1:24:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I bought several of these when I got them for $0.50 each. For that price, they do the job, but most of them are really stiff and hard to clean. I use the ELF brush cleaner spray and it seems like it can't even get into the bristles.

Update: I now use this brush on almost a daily basis. Although the bristles are stiff, they pack on the shadows well.


on 8/3/2010 7:44:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I Bought this a while ago at a Dollar General, I Was So Happy I had found it since I can't buy anything online and I heard Mad raving about it.
~I Really like the density of the brush, it does a great job of packing on the color.
~The Pearly white handle is nice too, not too long not too short.
~I Haven't really had a problem with shedding, maybe just a couple of hairs but I didn't really mind considering the price and all.
~Some are cut differently then others(con)
~I find that the tips of the hairs are a smidge scratchy against my eyelid. Which is why I gave it four lippies.
~When I get a chance, I'll definitely be buying a couple more of these.

EDIT: I Recently bought two more of these and I think they improved the softness on this. They aren't scratchy anymore. AND From what i could tell at the store, They were all cut evenly. :D




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