E.L.F. • Studio Angled Foundation Brush • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||64%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This brush is perfect for contouring cheeks --I wouldn't recommend for liquid foundation.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
i cant apply my foundation with this kind of brush so for a while i used it to apply liquid under eye concealer since i have no use for this brush...but i gave up and i am sticking to just using my fingers
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This brush is my favorite drugstore foundation brush. It does not leave my foundation streaky and it so smooth. The shape is perfect to get those hard to reach areas like around the nose. I recommend this to anyone looking for a great foundation brush for $3. It is very durable Iíve had it for a year already. It is also A LOT better than that nasty MAC 190.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a great brush for the price. The angle is great for contouring and that's really all I use it for -- I only do contouring when I do character or costume makeup. The bristles are soft enough to not irritate my skin but still a bit on the stiff side. It picks up product well enough but distributes with a little streaking so keep a makeup sponge handy for blending out. For a $3 brush, it's worth a try.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Blue
This brush is of good quality, especially for the price. I like it alot, but I don't use it for foundation. I use the angle for contouring and highlighting. Perfection!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I use this brush to apply my liquid foundation. It works very well, and it was only 3 dollars. The bristles are soft, but feel kind of weird. My only complaint is that I wish that the brush was bigger.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This thing eats up all the foundation and doesn't blend well. Waste of money, get the Eco tools finishing kabuki instead. I literally just threw this in the garbage a minute ago.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This brush is really soft, but you'll have to work with the brush to apply the foundation. Either than that, its a really good brush.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I really like this brush, although it does streak a bit. Back in the day, when I still used liquid foundation, I used this quite a lot, and was pleased with the result. The only problem I've had with it is that the glue holding it together isn't great at, y'know, holding it together.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
The brush was very cheap but no matter how much product I do or don't put on it I always end up with a streaked face. I don't care for a heavy foundations and apply very little of it and it streaks it every time. I thought maybe the brush was just dirty so I washed it and it still streaked. I do not recommend this brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This brush is alright. I think flat foundation brushes arenít my thing since I donít really know how to use these guys without streaking. Being $3 I canít complain. I think on my skin foundation needs to be buffed in to give me a really airbrushed look.
If you donít need to put on too much foundation and donít want to use your fingers then this brush should do the trick for you.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
All I can say is that I've never found a foundation brush before that I've liked. I love this one and the price is awesome! My foundation application has never looked better. The brush is well made, holds its shape and cleans up in a snap. At this price I may buy a spare.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly Eyes: Brown
I like it, but I find that the foundation gets trapped a lot between the fibers so some of the product gets wasted. That's why I like to wet the brush first to avoid that. Other than that, it is a really good brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I got this brush in the 30 dollar professional brush set (found it at Winners here in Canada). I love all of the brushes in the set, but this foundation brush is absolutely AMAZING! It does not shed at all, nor absorb a lot of my foundation. I find that the brush gives the most perfect, air-brushed finish. I used to use the Eco Tools foundation brush, but its finish was extremely streaky and I would never switch to another brand's brushes from my ELF set. If I ever need to replace them, I'm hoping my Winners will continue to carry them, or the Target opening here soon will stock ELF brushes. Would recommend this brush to absolutely every one!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I thought this brush would be so great when I bought it online to apply my foundation. But the pictures were so deceiving. This brush is so small. Even for the price, not worth it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Good brush for the price. I've been using for 2 wks and so far no shedding and it's holding up well. It's great for applying foundation around eye area. I usually apply liquid with a sponge and then use the brush to "spackle" afterwards. I like that there is a little cover included in the packaging too for the brush. I almost threw it away as I thought it was just part of the overall packaging.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I've had no problems with the brush falling apart or shedding what so ever! I bought it on a whim after losing my more expensive brush and it works absolutely perfect - it's small enough to get into hard to reach places and the bristles are a great texture. I do buff out my skin after using it, but I've done that with every brush I've used.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
This product is crap at applying foundations, but I may be spoiled by my other foundation brush. I find that it is far too dense and yet that it absorbs all of the product. I despise brushes that eat up my product! I only use this to apply moisturizer or primer now (+1 lippie), but once it dies, it's going in the trash and I will not be replacing it. Cleaning it is a nightmare! It sheds everywhere and is so dense that it's hard to knead apart and really clean. My money, even $3, is better spent elsewhere.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I got the whole studio brush set from ELF, but this was the only one that I really had trouble using.
In general, I tend not to use foundation brushes because they're a hassle to use in a rush. But it came with the pack so I used it with my Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation. I started by pouring a moderate amount of foundation to the back of my hand and applying the foundation to one side of the face. I got this annoying streaked finish. I had to blend the foundation out a lot more than I thought I would. The key is to use less foundation with this brush because the bristles are so dense. When I figured out how much foundation was the right amount with this brush, I tried to clean it.
This brush is hell to clean. HELL. Trust me, I'm a pro at cleaning brushes, and this one gave me a nightmare. It took me about five rounds with baby shampoo to get the foundation off the inner bristles.
The upside to the brush is that I like the weight and the shape of the brush. It's not too heavy because it's made of plastic (although it's not cheap looking at all). Also, the angled shape of the brush makes applying the foundation to my nose area very easy.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Firstly as you all know that the brands I use vary from the drug store to various high end brands.I would say that ELF brushes vary in quality,and I would take note of the old English saying "that one Man's trash is another Man's Treasure" and this is very so.Personally,even if you read a poor review for a product I would still try it for yourself as the ratings for this brush were about average at the time of this review.
Brushes are a very personal thing and some brushes may just not feel right in your hand,it could be the length for example or the weight of the brush itself.
I hope to provide readers of my personal experience with this particular brush.Firstly,the brush is quite light in my hand,the bristles feel firm and the length is about the same as the Illamasqua foundation brush.The length is slightly longer than a Mac 217 brush.One important thing to note is that this brush does not seem out of place next to my Illamasqua brushes,in fact if I was not aware one would assume that this brush was part of an Illamasqua brush set.
The bristles are quite shiny,and glazed over.It feels quite sturdy in my hand as is extremely well made for a drug store item.
I have used the brush to apply foundation,liquid blush,cream blush,liquid high lighter and cream concealer.
This brush has excelled when used with the above products.Those of you who are familiar with the Illamasqua brushes will love this brush.I personally found that this brush slips/glides around my facial contours with so much ease.If you are a make up artist and you do your 'contouring' using dark and lighter shades of foundation you will adore this brush.Some reviewers found that this brush streaks a lot however,I did not experience this and I used it with quite a lot of different mediums.If you were to ask me which product it was best used for?It would be extremely difficult for me to answer the question.I apply my foundation in (criss crosses),other times I used it to do a lot of contouring(that is if I have been going out in the evening),it is fantastic when applying a high lighter down the nose and top of my cheek bones,I have used it to apply a cream colour base however I preferred it to apply a liquid high lighter as well as cream blushers.
Now the only thing that I can not comment on is it's use with a very thick coverage foundation as I do not use very thick consistency foundations.For the purpose of this review I tested the use of each product either one or two at a time.I have found the brush so,so versatile,so much that I have just ordered two more.I definitely need the extra brushes as I can not run on one brush especially when I am contouring with different shades of foundation.Those of you who are make up artists will know that you really require more than one of the same brush for this particular process.Those of you who have dry skin and use creamy concealers,cream blushes and liquid highlighters will simply adore this brush.It just glides over all of your facial contours as though this brush was personally made for you.
Now on to brush cleansing
As I only have one brush I have had to clean the brush every day usually at night so that it is ready for the morning ritual, I meant make up session):I washed it with Johnson's baby shampoo and if I had time would wash it immediately after use and the foundation or what ever I had used it for would instantly wash out with ease.The brush dries quite quickly as synthetic which is a plus.The bristles on the brush are black which is of benefit as it means that it will not stain the brush.I find it really difficult to get pigment out of my Mac 217 brush.I have not used any brush cleansers and can not comment on its use with that at all.I am very conscious of the importance of brush cleaning and I much prefer deep cleansing rather than spot cleaning more so with natural bristles.
A point to note is that this brush will not buff your foundation in like the Shu brush nor will it stipple like the Mac 187 however it is like I said very versatile and it is unique in it's own right and certainly deserves a lot more than some of the poor reviews that I have read on make up alley.I would never have found this brush had I taken note of some of the reviews.Those of you who are interested have a look at what kind of products you use regularly.I find that it is difficult to find brushes for say a liquid high lighter or for cream blushes other than a Mac 188.I prefer to apply and blend as I go rather than stipple it through.It just depends on what you use and you preferred method of application.
The brush retails for £3.50 in the UK and can be purchased from eyeslipsface.co.uk.It is cheaper for those of you in the United States who can purchase it from your local target/rite aid and selected walgreen's although walgreen's only has a limited selection but at least you do have the option of seeing prior to purchasing without the additional shipping costs.(this brush is in the same league as the beloved "must have" sonia kashuk flat top).
I do hope that this review has been of benefit to some of you who may be interested in purchasing,and if you do purchase it I hope you really like it as much as I do,and if not please accept my apologies.Finally,Thank you to all of you who have stayed with me until the end.