“ Brand: E.L.F / puffs / Type: Other Beauty Accessories „
A while ago I bought an E.L.F face powder and at the same time I decided to buy a set of 4 powder puffs. Don't ask me why I added the puffs to the order but I did and it's a good job I did too because when the powder arrived I used it a few times only to find the puff supplied with it fell to pieces within a few days. Feeling a bit smug I pulled out the packet of 4 puffs and used one of those.
The powder puffs come in a pack of 4 for £1.50. E.L.F is of course www.eyeslipsface.co.uk and lots of their items are £1.50 so very cheap. The pack is plastic and it tells us they are "soft, cottony puffs to make powder application flawless and easy" and "great for quick touchups and eliminating shine".
The puffs themselves do feel very soft, the fluffy side is indeed a nice soft white cotton and the other side is shiny material with "e.l.f professional" printed on it in a sort of dark brown colour. I don't think they would wash if I'm honest as they seem to feel like they have some kind of papery layer inside but at £1.50 for 4 I wasn't expecting something that lasted forever and needed regular washing.
I use powder mostly on my eyelids as a base for eyeshadow and not much at all on my face itself. These puffs are about 2 inches in diameter and slim so they are perfect for detailed areas such as the eyelids and they smooth the powder on brilliantly. Still feeling very pleased with myself I used a puff and then went to put it inside the compact to put it all away and found the problem with these puffs. Oddly E.L.F have made their puffs too large for their own compacts! Unbelievable I know but the compact would not close at all. The puffs are probably a few millimetres too large so they get caught under the edge of the lid and no amount of fiddling and moving them would make them fit. I handed it to my partner to try and he spent the next few minutes muttering to himself and did get it closed but it was more a case of forcing it in and of course once I'd opened it again I couldn't get it to fit again.
So they are nice little puffs, soft and gentle and do apply powder very nicely but if you want to use them with the E.L.F face powder you have to leave the compact slightly open and store it somewhere it won't get germs in it and won't fall completely open. That's not very good planning as far as I can see and it's a real shame because the puffs are so nice. The other downside is not being able to wash them but I'm more of a throw them away and use another kind of girl anyway.
For those reasons I'm giving these 3 stars but if like me you mostly use a puff for applying to eyelids these are excellent for that, just don't expect them to fit the E.L.F compact!