Name: Powder Brush
Brand: E.L.F. Studio Line
From E.L.F.’s website:
This new anti bacterial, synthetic haired Taklon brush is softer and more absorbent and can be used with wet or dry products. Creates a professional sculpted look. Use for powder or blush for perfect contouring.
What I liked:
- very soft
- works very well with both liquid and powder products
- doesn’t shed
- doesn’t bleed
- the price
What I didn’t like:
- strong chemical scent
- a couple of uneven bristles
I bought the ELF Studio Powder Brush after reading Connie’s rave review and I’m so glad I did! This brush doesn’t disappoint. It applies mineral foundation like a dream and works equally well with liquid products too.
The Studio Powder brush is basically a flat top brush. The synthetic bristles are extremely soft and feel like velvet on my skin. No scratching at all. And because they are so dense, they pick up a good amount of product and provide medium coverage.
When I apply mineral foundation with a kabuki brush, I usually need at least a couple of layers to get the coverage I want. But with this brush, one layer is enough to even out my skin tone, cover small imperfections and give a natural finish.
I also use this brush to apply liquid foundation using the stippling method (put some foundation on your hand, dip the tip of the bristles in it gently and apply it tapping it onto your face) and I’m very impressed with the results. It gives my skin an airbrushed and flawless appearance quickly and easily.
I also didn’t experience any shedding at all and the bristles didn’t bleed either. I wash this brush quite often and it’s still as good as new. It also reshapes very well after washing.
However, the brush has two minor flaws. The first is the scent: it’s strong and chemical and very unappealing. But the good news is that it goes away as soon as you wash it.
In addition, I noticed that the bristles were slightly uneven. There were a couple that were sticking out above the rest, so I trimmed them with some small scissors.
Overall, these are really small flaws that can be fixed easily and they certainly won’t stop me from buying a back up of this brush cos I think the quality is amazing and at only £3.50, it’s a steal!
I’m in love with this brush! The bristles are soft and dense and apply both powder and liquid foundation like a dream. It provides medium coverage and gives my skin an airbrushed look in seconds. In addition, it doesn’t bleed nor shed and is so inexpensive! However, it has a strong chemical scent (which disappears after a good wash) and you may need to trim a couple of bristles.
Rating: 5/5Disclaimer: the item was purchased by me for both personal and review purposes. The review is based on my own personal and honest experience with the product. For more information, please see my disclaimer.