E.L.F. Foundation brush

3.4

335 reviews

62% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $

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on 8/29/2015 6:40:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

This brush is not good for foundation. Its not dense enough to really blend and "buff" the foundation into your skin, so it leaves crazy streaking, and if you want to try and avoid this (which with a lot of foundations is simply impossible) you have to keep blending for ever and ever and ever.

I use this for applying my MAC cream blushes, and for that purpose it works great. I find I don't need that density to get an even application with this brush (maybe that is because the MAC cream blushes are so easy to blend. I haven't tried using this brush with any "hard to blend" cream blushes but using a damp brush could be an idea), and because the brush is so thin it doesn't suck up much product and "steal" it away form my face when blending.

I've also seen people like using this for moisturizer so they don't get it under their nails, and it can be used for this, but like with foundation you have to blend a while to get the product evenly on to the skin. For me it is just not worth spending that much time to put on moisturizer.

Others have mentioned applying face masks with this, which I haven't tried but I think it would work for that.

All in all it is a decent brush (no shedding, no bleeding, etc) considering it's so cheap, and there ARE uses for it, but foundation application is not one of them.



on 7/30/2015 11:03:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Other

This brush is awful! The bristles are stiff, the brush itself is stiff and uneasy to work with, and the cheap bristles soak up ALL of the product! It doesn't blend, it just soaks up every last bit of product. Do not buy this. It is cheaply made and a waste of money.


on 7/30/2015 10:02:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Straight, Other

Eyes: Blue

So bad in every way.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

i've never, ever once applied foundation with a brush and thought it looked good. i've had makeup pros do it, and i still thought it looked bad.

i think it has something to do with the amount of fur i have on my face - peachfuzz type, not bearded lady type.

anyway. i think i've given up on the idea of using a brush for foundation (the knockoff beauty blender type sponges work really well, when dampened first, and then used to apply liquid foundation...but they waste so much product!)

but i LOVE using this brush to apply my face cream! that way i don't get it under my nails from scooping it out of the jar!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 7/8/2015 11:48:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I bought this brush for laying down creme sculpting product and bronzer. It works just fine. I did not want to use my better foundation brush for that so this was a great substitute. I also use to apply primer and sometimes for masks as well. It cleans easily and has not shed either. It is a great utility brush for me. For foundation I am sure it would work for laying it down as well then perhaps using a beauty blender or stippling brush for working in your foundation. I recommend!


on 2/9/2015 8:16:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Major bang for your buck! I own a ton of makeup brushes and have to admit that this is one of my favorites. I have a few of these brushes and personally use them to apply my facial masks (indian clay mask, green/black mud, etc.), facial creams (I'm a hygiene freak and don't like to touch my face much--even w/ clean hands), and lastly, I use it to apply a thin layer of cream-based foundations/concealers. I don't think this brush is great for blending, so I use another brush (kabuki) or a beauty blender for that purpose. Why do I do this? I feel that this brush picks up a lot less product than a kabuki/sponge would---which prevents you from caking on your makeup...and that will save you $$$ in the long run since you'll be using (or wasting lol) a lot less product. The hairs on the brush are of good quality, the only thing that bothers me is that the brush handle comes off here and there...however, a little glue (e-6000, hot glue gun, crazy glue) resolves this issue.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 2/7/2015 3:54:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This brush has good quality for the price. I am astonished, as Iīve bought brushes that cost 10 times more and arenīt that better. It could be softer, but it isnīt harsh. It has great performance with thicker foundations, better than the buffing or flat top brushes that seem to be the trend now. I will buy more, whenever I order from elf.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I've been using this as my foundation brush for about a month now. It doesn't leave streaks or splotches, and for the most part, blends evenly. I occasionally have to go back under and around my eyes to blend it more evenly. I usually like to use rounder brushes for liquid concealers, but this 'paint brush' style works fairly well.

The bristles are tough to clean, however. Even after soaking they still seem to cling onto that oil layer left behind. The brushes aren't very durable either. I dropped it from not even a foot high off of a surface and two of the bristles immediately crinkled and I had to remove them.

It is amazing for facial masks, however I wouldn't use it for more than twice since the bristles are such a pain to clean. There might be left over dirt/residue on the brush that you would just be putting right back onto your face. It makes a great brush for hair masks though!

All in all, it probably will not stay my foundation brush much, but I will keep these in stock. They come in hand for many different things.


on 11/7/2014 12:58:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I had gotten this brush as a stocking stuffer from my mom probably a year or two ago and never used it until yesterday. I had just bought some nee liquid foundation and figured I would try this brush out. I really liked the results! I was a little iffy on the idea of literally painting makeup onto my face, but this brush made it easy and applied my makeup evenly and beautifully! I really enjoyed how it looked! It gave me. Nice smooth finish to ny skin, pretty damn good coverage, and no streaks, lines, or splotches. The only thing I noticed was that it isn't ideal for applying foundation to my nose, but hey, I can blend that one area with my fingers no problem. For a dollar, you really can't go wrong with this one. I'm impressed.


Age: 19-24

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

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

For only 1$, this brush is not really a HUGE fail...but, I just can't find a good use for it, ya know?

It does apply foundation, sure, but it's stiff and flat so it can't really blend it out...so I have to use my hands or another brush anyhow! So, it's really pointless.

I do like it to apply my clay masks though! Definitely will be able to find a use for it...just not the intended one!


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