E.L.F. Essential Eye Shadow Brush

4.3

768 reviews

87% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $

INGREDIENTS



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


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Other, Medium

Eyes: Green

Best eyeshadow brush i've tried. Great at packing on color and dirt cheap. I have three.

EDIT: The handle on one of mine broke off. All in all, the brush is pretty good, but durability is awful!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 7/31/2010 6:06:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

It used to shed like crazy! Then it stopped. The hairs are still quite dense so I'm glad. It's a very sturdy brush.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Well... I have to say this brush does its job, I love it. But I did buy 3, and 2 of them were useless because the handle came off right away. Superglued it back on and thought it'd be fine but then it shed like crazy! It's just a quality control problem, so it is unreliable.. but if you get a correctly made one its so worth it.

update: Wow I'm so stupid. I could have kept them and hammered the ferrule down or something. For some reason the ones I received at the time were fluffy so I got more expecting fluffy brushes. The second time around they stayed on but they were short and stiff. :/ bummer...

all in all they're not entirely useless and I pretty much use them every day, but I'm looking for better brushes.


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