Product Type: ELF makeup
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Good quality foundation brush for £1.50!!
E.L.F. Foundation Brush
Member Name: lj174
E.L.F. Foundation Brush
Advantages: Applies foundation well, £1.50
Disadvantages: Bristles can get a little hard
I had never really used foundation brushes before, and previously just used my fingers and hands to apply foundation to my face, as I felt that this was the best method. When ordering various items from E.L.F (eyes lips face), I decided to throw in a foundation brush as it was only a bargain £1.50, and I thought it would be a good starter for learning how to apply foundation with a brush.
I was extremely happy with the price of it, but because of it I was not expecting great results from the brush itself. When it arrived it looked as shown in the image, yellow bristles and a white handle with e.l.f foundation brush written on it. It is is not the most aesthetically pleasing make up brush, and it does look a little cheap, however nobody particularly pays attention to your make up brush, and I was not going to let its looks put me off. If it did the job for £1.50, I would be completely happy.
I was impressed by the bristles on this brush, as they are not too hard and they are not too soft. They are just the perfect texture for applying foundation to the face smoothly. Another thing which I noticed is that the bristles do not fall out either, which I know can be quite a big deal to other people.
To use it, you simply get a little of your foundation on to the end of your brush and pat into various areas of your face, and use the brush to smoothen it up and run the foundation all over the face neatly. This brush is effective at doing this, and does not leave you skin uneven and patchy, however the bristles can get a bit hard when you have exposed them to a large amount of foundation, and this can start to be a nightmare towards the end of your application. However, considering I was a beginner at using foundation brushes, I think this was a great bargain brush to help learn the best ways of applying make up with brushes, and it has helped me improve massively over time.
Because of the brush getting dirty and the bristles becoming hard quite easily, I would recommend washing this brush regularly to get the maximum performance out of it. This can be done with baby shampoo or brush cleaner which is also available from eyes lips face. A good thing about the brush is that it does wash through quickly and you do not have to spend a long time trying to force out bits of foundation from within it.
Overall, I am fairly satisfied with this foundation brush, as it does everything which it claims to do, and really does help when applying foundation. Best of all, you are hardly breaking the bank when purchasing it! I must admit that there are some better quality brushes out there if you are a bit of a brush snob, but I will be sure to check out some of E.L.F's other brushes as I was quite impressed with this one, especially for the price which I paid! Thanks for reading.
Summary: A good quality foundation brush from E.L.F.