Saturday, 3 October 2009

A little review of ELF make up brushes...

(from L-R) 1. ELF studio powder brush, ELF studio complextion brush, Elf studio angled foundation brush, foundation brush, blending eye brush, eyeliner brush, eye shadow brush.

1. ELF studio powder brush. This brush is super soft, and looks really profesional considering its £3.50 price tag. I've been mainly using this for blush in the vein of a Mac 109 and have found no shedding at all. It blends really well, and picks up loads of products. My only one little moan is that i think perhaps making the head a little smaller would be a benefit, but otherwise i think this brush is very very nice indeed. 4/5

2. ELF studio complexion brush. This brush is most definately my favourite of them all. It's so soft i could just brush my face with it all day! This is great value at £3.50. You can use this for all sorts, face powder, blush, bronzer etc... I've found it particularly good for applying my face powder. The brush is really dense so as well as picking up a lot of product it buffs it in really well, so there's no patchiness or streaks. 5/5

3. ELF studio angled foundation brush. (£3.50) I tried applying foundation with this brush, and although the finish was not bad i found the brush to be nothing special. The brush was so small it took ages, although the angled shape was useful for the eye area i found the brush to be quite flimsy so had to really work the foundation in. I probably wouldn't use this to apply foundation again, but think this would be good for blending in concealer- especially round the eye area. 3/5

4. Foundation brush. Simply put this brush is awful! Small and flimsy, applying foundation with this brush is a nightmare, for £1.50 i wasn't expecting anything amazing but this is just not worth it. 0/5

5. Blending eye brush. This brush on the other hand was brilliant. Amazing value at £1.50 i've since stocked up. It works as a cheap dupe of a Mac 217, and is brilliant for blending eye shadow. I've also found this brush useful for touching up areas with face powder- particularly under the eye. Really good quality, and does a great job. 5/5

6. Eye liner brush. (1.50) This brush was pretty terible. i't's a flat top but is far to thick and flimsy to be precise with eyeliner, i say stick with the good ol' Mac 266! 0/5

7. Eye shadow brush. Lastly the eye shadow, which was another brilliant one. It cost £1.50, and is a great dupe for the Mac 239. Short haired and very dense it picks up tons of eyeshadow for easy application. I love it! 5/5

So a mixed bag, but some great brushes among them, and the value is staggeringly good. I'm going to go and brush my face with the complexion brush now!! (^_^)

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