E.L.F. • Mineral Blending Eye Brush • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||83%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I got this along with the Flawless eyeshadow (which is AMAZING) and I was so pleased to find this was one of the softest most gorgeous brushes I have used. I love this product, it blends so well and creates the perfect smokey eye. Love this. If you don't have one, buy one!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I really didn't care for the round shape of this brush, so I pinched the ferrule close to the bristles and the bristles flattened out. The shape is more like a MAC 217 and it blends out my crease color amazingly. I use it so much more after pinching it. My only complaint is that the bristles stain really easily. I spot clean my brushes daily after every use, and it seems that these won't come completely clean unless you wash with Bonners.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Cool Hair: Black, Curly Eyes: Brown
I really like the mineral line of brushes. I don't know why they discontinued them. Luckily, I have more than one. It blends very well. Only issue is cleaning. Have to be careful when using a dark shadow.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Best eye brush I have ever used...great for concealer to get that airbrushed look...also great for blending out eye shadows...unfortunately ELF discontinued it :(
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
To begin with, unlike the eyeshadow brush from this collection, this particular brush has a very skinny and travel sized handle.
I personally do not care about the size of handles.
But for me, they do have to have good grip and some control. Imo, this one does not have either.
ELF has a horrible quality control issue(but it is just like most makeup companies, that buy by the mass, from China.... Coastal Scents.Though, I do love most of my cosmetics that I have bought from C.S. Its just that now I sometimes I buy my gel liners, palettes,and brushes straight from Ebay)
Anyways, back to this brush.
The reviews I have seen are giving this pretty good reviews so I am not going to ruin the rating for this. It my jut be my brush. And by the look of some pictures, most seem a bit more fuller, than the one I received.
My brush's synthetic hairs are definitely soft and its made pretty well.
Its just that my bristles are bundled together a lil' too tightly and it feels too stiff like for a normal blending brush.
Like I said above mine is not very fluffed out....so it is more like a fluffier, longer haired, rounded pencil brush.
Unfortunately, it pushes on my skin too much and no matter how lightly I use it.
I have even washed it with my MAC shampoo a couple times just to try to get it to be softer and fluffier with no avail.
On the other hand, their Mineral Eyeshadow brush and their Studio C. Shaped brushes are freaking awesome!! The hair length and width are pretty comparable to my MAC 239. These are just a lil' bigger, much more softer, and a tad thicker. My skin can feel every lil prick from my 239 and with these I d not have any prickly stabs! Yay! And they pack the shadows on great as well!
But, I'd say go ahead and try it. Hopefully you will get a fluffier and smoother flowing one one.
Plus, you can get it for $2.50 or less with a coupon code.
Just always don't forget to look online for the best coupon code deals. They usually have at least 50% off of their products all the time.
(P.S. Also, always search fr coupon codes before buying anything online. Like for instance, MAC always has a Free Shipping code available for any amount of purchase spent. ;)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I bought this brush in hopes of finding a cheaper dupe of my MAC 217. This brush is smaller, and a lot looser so it doesn't work as well as for my intended use, a crease brush.
It is however very soft, and picks up product rather well. As it's intended use, just blending out lines, it does well. I have not experienced any shedding.
The handle is very thin and light, I like a little more solid of a handle on my brushes. It's also shorter than my MAC 217 by 1-2 inches.
I put that I wouldn't buy this again, however that is because I don't use a blending brush. If I did, this would be a sure repurchase because it is a bangin deal of quality over price.
If you are looking for a brush to use with the intention I did however, look into the elf studio contour domed brush, or find an ICING store in the mall and check out their Eyeshadow Crease Brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Grey
Wow, this is just amazing. I ordered this brush when e.l.f. had their 50% off because of the good reviews here and I'm so happy I did. It's hard to compare it to e.l.f.'s other blending brushes because honestly they are a little crappy but compared to MAC's 217 brush this is smaller and even a bit softer, but has the same shape so it's perfect for creating a smoky eye. I almost didn't buy this brush because I didn't realize the mineral line brushes are more expensive than the studio ones but I am so happy I did. Absolute perfection. My 217 isn't looking that great after seven months or use and several washes so we will see how long this one will maintain its shape.
Anyway, amazing product for such a low price and considering you can get it for even less when e.l.f. has their sale it's really the best value blending brush on the market.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
This cheap little brush is perfect to blend my eyeshadow, even better than my MAC 217 because it is baby soft and small enough for my eyesocket. One other thing that makes me love this brush even more: It doesn't get all bent out of shape or prickly after several washes! I wash it with shampoo&conditioner in !, lay it out to dry and VOILA! clean as new and just as soft! All for $5 or less! Perfect, just perfect for me :)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Dark Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
This is the only brush that I own from the E.L.F. Mineral brush line and I absolutely love it. Compared to the $3 Studio brush line (of which I own a number), $5 sounds excessive for E.L.F. But it really isn't given the quality of this brush. I love the light wooden handle and light bristles--it's a very attractive brush to look at, and gosh, is it soft. It's become one of my favorite blending brushes because it's so gentle on my sensitive eyes.
The long, slightly tapered bristles are perfect for blending. I use this brush to blend out and soften my crease color and also to apply a highlight color under my brows. The brush would also work well for blending concealer under the eyes.
All in all, a fabulous brush!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm really liking this brush for applying color to my crease and blending it out. It's not too firm and not too soft, and I like the fact that it's cruelty free. I have other more expensive brushes, and this one gets used just as much if not more often. The bamboo handle is a nice touch too.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This brush is very similar to a Eco Tools brush that came in a set that I bought. IMO, this is not an actual blending brush. It works great for applying all over color. After I apply my white base, I apply a neutral shade close to my skin tone, then I use this brush to apply my all-over color wash. The bristles are not stiff. They are very loose, which makes your all-over color wash application nice and soft on your eyes.
For the price it's a great value ~ I paid $2.50 w/ a 50% coupon. Last but not least, I only use this brush for light colors. Due to the light color of the bristles, these brushes require frequent cleaning. It's not really an issue for me, because I clean my brushes daily after each use. I will definitely buy this brush again, if I ever need to replace the one I own.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This brush is about as firm as a wet noodle, with a very short handle.
I've been using my Revlon Crease brushes to blend out and apply Benefit Powderflage over Erase Paste, but the mineral oil in the Erase Paste is just sticking to the natural bristles and ruining them. I needed a good, cheap synthetic fluffy brush that could handle some alcohol and a wash after every use.
This brush does work for the purpose of finishing my concealer, but would be lousy for blending shadow with any precision. Not a dupe for a MAC 217 by any means. There are better inexpensive alternatives to this brush.
I would buy again simply because the brush does work well enough, is easy to replace and inexpensive. If I could find an alternative to handle the treatment I'd buy 5 of them and toss these.