Thursday, November 5, 2009

ELF Brush Reviews

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My review on ELF brushes that I recently received in the mail! (I originally tried to get away with calling them Coastal Scents...because I apparently shouldn't type a blog post while working at the same time! Thanks to Melissa for the head's up!) Blonde moment of the day, for sure!

Eyeshadow brush- It retails for a $1 on the website. Is it the best eyeshadow brush in my collection? No. However, it is pretty great quality to only cost you a buck. It picks up shadow really well and is very dense. I have had no problems with shedding. It could just be mine, but it is not very flexible or soft so it can be a little hard on my eyelid.

Eyelash & brow wand- This also retails for $1. After years of using a really small pop-up wand that was part of my eyelash curler, I decided it was time to get one that is easier to hold. I use this to smooth unruly eyebrow hairs or to further separate my lashes after applying mascara. This brush does its job. The top is a little too flimsy and can easily bend out of shape.

Concealer brush- This is part of their Studio line and retails for $3. I thought I would use this for use with my concealer for facial blemishes, but after using it once I just kind of didn't feel it. I resorted back to my beloved blending sponge by Sonia Kashuk. The bristles are a bit too harsh on my skin. I'm thinking that I might use it to dish out my Benefit Erase Paste and continue to use my sponge or fingers to blend it out. Other than that, I'm not sure what else I might use it for. I definitely plan on finding a use or two!

Complexion brush- Retailing for $3, this brush is also part of the Studio line. The brush is super soft to the touch. I find that it does shed just a bit with use. I'm thinking this will stop after a few washes. I find the bristles to be too soft for my facial powders unless I want a really light coverage. I use it with my MAC Prep + Prime Finishing Powder, because a little of that goes a long way. It's a good brush to add your highlighter to your cheeks also. This is my favorite of the ones that I purchased!


6 comments

Intrinsically Florrie said...

Ahh I love getting new brushes. :)
I'm the same with the ones I paint with- sometimes you find one you just really love. =D And they can be so satisfying to use. Got the most fabulous new mop brush for doing washes on canvas this week, I love it so.

Florrie x

Wendy said...

I used to paint all of the time! I loved it, but for some reason I stopped. :( I know that many people use paint brushes for their makeup, though!

The Loew Cornell 3/8 Maxine Mop Brush is supposed to be a nice dupe for MAC's 217 brush. I always thought it was so clever for them to do that because then when you were done with them for your face, you could use them for painting and art projects later! It's brilliant!

melissa said...

those look exactly like elf's studio brushes...same prices too. i hear they are decent for the price as well.

Wendy said...

Oh crap...it is the ELF ones. I ordered Coastal Scents awhile back and had it on my mind. *smacks head* I am an idiot sometimes. LOL!

Good catch! I had ELF descriptions and knew what it was, but I just kept saying Coastal Scents. Some days I need to just stop... Haha!

melissa said...

Haha! It's all good. I haven't ordered anything from costal scents yet, but i plan to get the 88 matte shadow palette. I'm told it's a good buy.

Wendy said...

That palette is one of my favorites to reach for! It's amazing! I'm wanting to get the warm palette as my next purchase. :)

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