My love affair with E.L.F. Brushes began several years ago… I was in high school, broke and looking for a eye shadow brush, I realized very quickly upon arriving to school that I didn’t have an eye shadow brush and I hate sticking my fingers into product. E.L.F. offered a simple and affordable option that I thought I would give a go. I have repurchased this brush time and time again (not because I needed a new brush- I’m a neat freak and have brushes dedicated to light and dark colors). These particular E.L.F. brushes run from $1-$6… its affordable, good quality and easy to get your hands on. You can buy it online, target, Wal-Mart and even TJ MAXX/ Marshals. While in this post I am only discussing the brushes that I love, this is not a sponsored post. I’m always 100% honest and upfront; I value my integrity. Any review will always be my honest and heartfelt opinion.
The first ELF brush I ever bought was the “professional eye shadow brush”. Its one of the one dollar- yes you read it right- one dollar brush. I’ll be honest with you. This is a tried and true brush. I literally use it every single day. While this little brush is so simple, you can do so many things with it. The brush itself fits perfectly in the hand and its bristles are tightly packed with natural hairs. Some of my favorite ways to use it are packing on shadow on my lids, smoking out my bottom last line and placing a highlight in my inner corner.
Blending brush: This is my go-to crease/ transition shade brush! Its synthetic hairs make it versatile (cream, powder and even gelee formulas). To me this brush is the perfect combination of flexible and firm bristles. It’s the perfect compromise. If you’re looking for a new crease brush- I recommend this one.
The Mineral powder brush the best travel brush. Its small head, tightly packed synthetic bristles makes this the perfect purse/ travel brush. I personally use it to contour, bronze and even apply blush. For me, the mineral powder blush proves that brushes can be used effectively used for several different tasks. Too many times blush brushes are these huge densely packed sticks that apply way to much product and are almost as big as your whole head. I don’t like the “blush all over my face” look.
Contouring brush: This brush is exactly used for what it’s labeled. I use this to contour when I’m looking for a fierce contour like Desi Perkin. A word of caution- if you don’t like “in your face” I have awesome cheekbones, this brush isn’t for you. If you’re into that- GO RIGHT NOW AND BUY IT! It is my go to brush when I want people to notice my amazing cheekbones.
Small stipple brush: This is my home girl. I use it every day. Every. Single. Day. Mainly I use this to apply a light amount of highlighter to the tops of my cheekbones, or any of the high points of my face. Its absolute perfection. I don’t know about you, but I am way more comfortable with a strong contour than I am a strong highlight. Because this brush is a stippling brush (duo fiber brush), only the top parts of the bristles come into contact with the product. It’s great because it makes your highlight subtle but buildable and you don’t have to fear putting on too much on.
I’m a rebel with ELF’s blush brush. I’ve never used it for blush but I noticed when I was perusing the elf section of Target that its shaped exactly like MAC, Sigma & Morphe under eye setting brushes for a fraction of the cost. I bought it on a whim, and I absolutely love it!
The Kabuki Face brush is my go-to setting powder brush. Its velvety soft bristles; its large dome shape and density make it the best setting/ finishing powder brush. Its great enough said.
I can’t decide what I like to use this brush for more. The Ultimate blending brush can be used with foundation, powders, and even gel/serum formulas. Its one of those brushes that is widely debated on what its true purpose is. Truthfully I use it differently every day. I like it for foundation, I like it to powder and bronze my face, but I also really like applying serum foundations with this brush. Call me crazy, but I love it. How do you use the ELF ultimate blending blush?
The blending brush is fairly new to me, but ever since it arrived I can’t keep my hands off it. I use this for EVERYTHING. Literally, everything. Foundation, powder, contour, blush and highlight. I’m at all loss for words. It’s just a fantastic brush- and at a 6.00 price point its extremely affordable.
While I will admit there are several terrible brushes from ELF, these are my favorite.
What are your favorite ELF brushes? Did I miss any great ones? Let me know down in the comments below!