Name: Professional Foundation Brush
From ELF’s website:
Achieve an ultra smooth, poreless finish when applying foundation or tinted moisturizer. For best results use upward brush strokes.
What I liked:
– soft and firm bristles, don’t scratch skin
– bristles don’t shade
– reshapes well after washing
– can be used with both foundation and concealer
– the price
What I didn’t like:
– application can be streaky
When it comes to brushes, I’m convinced that a girl can never have too many and I’m always happy whenever I get to try a new one. So I was very pleased when my friend Dao sent me the ELF Professional Foundation brush in one of our swaps and I decided to try it right away. After a few weeks of use and regular washing, I think it’s time for me to share my thoughts about it.
Well, for $1.00 is a very decent brush. It has a white handle (I usually prefer a black one as I think it looks sleeker but this one is nice too), and soft but firm synthetic orange bristles that are very gentle on the skin. They don’t scratch, don’t tug and don’t irritate your skin. Moreover, they don’t shed at all and even after very frequent washing , they reshape well and the brush is still in great condition.
But what about application? Well, the brush does a good job at spreading foundation on skin and offers a better coverage than your fingers (fingers tends to sheer out foundations too much). So, unless you need a very light coverage using a brush like this would be a better option. Also, the size of the brush is not too big so that it easily fits into the nooks and crannies of the face and is also suitable for concealer and primer application.
However, application is not flawless. On the contrary, it is a bit streaky so you have to be careful when you apply it. I find that the best way to do it is to first place the foundation on the face and spread it with the brush and then, using a sponge, I blend the few streaks the brush has left on my skin. That way, you get good, even coverage.
All in all, it is a great brush for the price and if you’re willing to use a sponge to even out a few streaks, I think it is a good option for girls on a budget looking for a foundation brush. It certainly is better than using your fingers in my opinion (although that also depends on what coverage you need).
Available at: eyeslipsface.com
ELF Professional Foundation Brush has soft and firm bristles that don’t shed and don’t scratch skin. It is easy to spread foundation with it, offering heavier coverage that fingers but application can be streaky (use a sponge to even it out). It is small enough to fit into every nook and cranny and it is perfect to apply concealer or eyeshadow primer with it. It is also very inexpensive.