Monday, 26 January 2015

Elf Foundation Brush

I can never get enough of make-up brushes. And if I find a decent one at a bargain price I call that a complete result. I have only tried a couple of bits from ELF and I've heard mixed reviews on their brushes. 

I was sent their foundation brush from a company called Product Testing to try out myself.
When you sign up to Product Testing they randomly match you up with a product that fits your blog's audience. 


When I received my item I was interested to try out a foundation brush again as I 
haven't used a flat brush to apply my foundation for a few years now. I tend to use either a stippling brush or the Real Techniques expert face brush to really buff the product in. 

I was wiling to give it a go and see if I could be swayed back to my old ways, and what better way to try it out than with a product that retails at £1!? There's no point trying out these things after spending a fortune on a brush you might not use again.

So I dotted on my foundation and went to work.The brush was soft, it kept its shape,  and no bristles fell out. I found it applied my foundation well but it needed to be buffed in a little with my other brushes for the end result I was used to.

The design of the brush is really pretty, it's clean and classic - the white handle looks lovely but I know it would look dirty very quickly. 

You can see in the picture the bristles aren't very even so I trimmed a couple down and I was fine. It's not as dense as some other more expensive brushes but you really get what you pay for. 


Not to be defeated I tried using another product, and when applying my concealer it patted it in really well. I think a creamier face product works best with this brush. 

I'm glad I got to try this out an I'm now tempted to add a couple of eye brushes to my collection as the price is really great but I think I'll be sticking to my original face brushes for now.



  1. I need to try Elf cosmetics! Great post :)


    1. I really need to try out a couple more bits to get a proper idea of them. Their lipsticks look nice!

  2. I've used this brush as well as some others, and while I'd definitely got my use out of this one and moved on to other foundation brushes, I still use their bronzing brush for my blusher because no other brush collects the pigment like it! It's not the softest brush, but it's definitely one of my favourite face brushes simply because of how great it picks up the product and applies to the skin. Great post!

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