E.L.F. Studio Powder Brush

4.7

1465 reviews

94% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $

INGREDIENTS

synthetic, cruelty-free hair


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I use this brush for applying my foundation. I have also bought the Studio Stipple Brush, also from E.L.F, but I prefer this brush to apply foundation with.


It's a very strong brush and it feels very sturdy in your hand, which is always good. I like the sleek colour and it makes them look a bit more expensive than they are, in comparison to the other E.L.F brushes.


I've not noticed a significant amount of fallout with this brush, but then again some people may notice a lot, some nothing at all. Often you can get a dud when purchasing brushes from E.L.F.


As I said, I use this for applying my liquid foundation, rather than a powder, it does a much better job than my other brushes for doing this as it doesn't 'wipe it all over my face', I stipple it on using this brush and it does a great job and leaves no brush marks!


Overall, I can't really complain, the brush does a great job, especially as it is really cheap!



Age: Unknown

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

This brush works great with powder and it's amazing for the price, but I don't know how people are using it with liquid foundation? It isn't dense enough for that for me, it is streaky, and I find that I need a much denser brush to use it for liquid foundation. For blush or face powder it's soft, and blends nicely.


on 2/4/2012 8:00:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

UPDATE: I have discontinued the use of this product with my foundation, because I felt it was sucking up too much product, and my foundation was sticking to the inner bristles of the brush and not wanting to come off. I will be using this most likely with powder or bronzer. I would recommend using this with a more liquidy foundation that is not as thick to avoid the product from sticking to the inner bristles of this brush.
I still think this is an EXCELLENT brush!

I purchased this brush from eyelipsface.com for 3$ last year in July, and have been using it since. I LOVE using this brush with liquid foundation! I take my Revlon Colorstay foundation and put some on the back of my hand (you can dot your face if you prefer instead). Then I dab the brush into the foundation and use stippling motions on my face. After I rub the foundation with the brush in circular motions. I have used it with powder and it works great both stippled, and rubbed in circular motions. The thing though with this brush is that when I wash it it still has residue of foundation in the inner bristles, making it stiffer after many uses. I don't really blame ELF because Revlon Colorstay is a REALLY thick foundation, and sometimes I don't wash my brush immediately after using it. I just bought the ELF Studio brush set which includes another powder brush. This brush is super soft, as are their other Studio brushes. I LOVE the how classy it looks, and it comes with a brush guard as a bonus. No animal cruelty is involved either.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 2/4/2012 6:05:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Other, Coarse

Eyes: Black

I had to order it online cause we don't have E.L.F here in Indonesia. It cost me Rp65,000 (about $6-7), twice as the retail price (no, I did not order from the official web, I mean, the shipping fee will costs me a bomb if I only purchase few products), but I still consider this brush as cheap.
Well, it does shed a little bit, the bristles' shape does change easily, not the softest brush I own, but I just LOVE the brush! I mean, it's cheap, nothing can go wrong! For a cheap brush, this performs way beyond my expectation. Definitely worth the money. I use this for applying liquid foundation, tinted moisturizer, and cream blush (mostly in stippling motion 'cause I have dry skin so I don't want any micro exfoliation). Amazing result! I also like the grip/handle, so nice to hold! And the flat top is just...flat! I mean, it's super flat and dense which is perfect for applying liquids/creams. Love this brush so much, probably will repurchase to apply my powder products.


on 2/2/2012 6:48:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

omg this is an amazing brush , and i owm a lot of high en brushes. i use this for liquid foundation powder , blush bronzer everything . i own 2 .


on 2/2/2012 6:44:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

I have three of these, one I purchased over a year ago, and the other two are more recent additions, about a few months old each. Looking at the three of them, I couldn't tell you which one was which. They've held up really well.

I use one of them every single day for my liquid or cream foundation. It buffs the foundation in seamlessly, and can be stippled on areas for more coverage.

The second one I use for setting powders and mineral foundations. It does a better job than any of my more expensive natural hair brushes.

The third I use for contouring, the angled edge is really nice for giving my ckeekbones definition.

These have held up through countless washes, and are still as soft as ever. They're only $3, so if the handle detatched, or they started shedding they'd be easy to replace, but I have had none of those issues.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 2/1/2012 8:05:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

i love this brush! OMGSH. i use it for liquid foundation, powder, blush...it's such a great brush for so cheap! i can't get this where i am but i asked my friend in the US to buy me a backup :) the bristles are dense but soft and they are so good for buffing cream/liquid products into my skin or just evenly applying powder blush.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I use this for powder only and I love it.This flat shape allows you to pick up more product which makes it easier to do you blush it one swipe with picking up too much product.I also find that in a pinch it really does work well for liquid foundation.


Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I am writing this review for ELF Studio Powder Brush as a liquid foundation brush. I have not tried using this for powder.


These brushes apply liquid foundation better than all of my foundation brushes and sponges combined. When I have time, I first spread foundation thickly on the back of my hand so I can get fdn evenly onto the brush. Then I stipple the foundation over my face. If I get too much foundation in one area, I swirl the brush to spread it out. In areas where I have huge pores, stippling helps to avoid the look of the void.


These are dense brushes. And the creamy fdn I use make these hard to clean. I have a few brush cleaners but found none of them get these brushes really clean. At this point, this mix works best:
1 part of salicylic acid faciall wash (because this is always on my sink)
1 part of gentle dish washing detergent
1 part of shampoo
enough water to soak the brush heads (not over the plastic)
I stir the mixture, soak these brushes in the mixture for 30 min, rub the brush between my fingers, then rinse with warm water really well. These brushes also takes a while to dry.
In a crunch, I use Clean&Clear makeup removing foam cleanser or Castile soap to clean these and it works ok though not the best.


I try to wash these brushes after each use because my foundation looks better when applied with fresh brushes. I have a few of these in rotation so I can wash a few in a batch. After hundreds of washing, these never bleached. The ones I got from Target held up extremely well. A few I ordered from the elf online shed a few hairs in the beginning. None of these ever fell of their handle. I guess I got lucky.

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


on 1/27/2012 8:11:00 PM

Age: Unknown

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Makes my foundation look flawless and it doesnt soak up the product.




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