Hello everyone! I hope all of you are well today!
Today’s post will sharing my overall thoughts on the two e.l.f. brushes I recently purchased: the flawless concealer brush and angled eyeliner brush. Let’s Begin!
Flawless Concealer Brush
This brush has a tapered dome shape with a flexible rounded top half. It appears to mimic the shape of a usually smaller blending eye shadow brush. The soft bristle allows for a nonabrasive application of product on the skin. I have absolutely fallen in love with this brush! The quality and texture is superb for the mere $3.00 price and mimics the characteristics of a high end brush. I had originally been using the e.l.f small stipple brush and though it is also wonderful, this brush is able to work into every corner and area of my dark circles without disrupting my foundation or causing my flake prone skin to flare up. The soft bristles seamlessly blend my concealer (Benefit’s Erase Paste) flawlessly without absorbing too much of the product in to the bristles themselves.
My favorite way to use this brush is by lightly dipping it into my concealer and by using just a tiny fraction of product I work it into my under eye area using light circle motions (do not stipple as the flexible bristles can bend in). There is no need to push this brush too deep on to the skin, a light hand is best to achieve a natural look.
Overall, this brush has been an absolute joy and a staple in my makeup routine. This brush is a bit large and may not work for everyone so another suggested use for it would be highlighting the high points of the face. It performs wonderfully for that as well!
Angled Eyeliner Brush
E.l.f.’s angled eyeliner brush uses synthetic bristles that come to a sharp, extremely stiff point. The brush itself has an angle design allowing for ease of positioning and creating wings. I truly had high hopes for this brush, but I found myself disappointed. The bristles are rigid and have no flexibility at all. If you are not careful, the sharp finish of the brush can poke the skin of the delicate eyelid area creating quite a bit of discomfort. As I began apply my gel eyeliner (Maybelline’s Eye Studio Lasting Drama) I noticed the ends fray a bit as I began moving across my eye. Though I applied light pressure to my eye I observed that when I went over an existing part of eyeliner to deepen the intensity it lifted the product and created streaks. The end result was disappointing and simply did not work for me unfortunately.
Overall, I do not recommend this brush as affordable as it may be.
Until next time. Take care!