I’m always on the look out for great blending brushes. I love my MAC 224 but I cheat from time to time to see what else is out there. In the case of budget beauty, E.L.F. has some surprisingly good offerings in the brush world.
They recently introduced a Mineral Brush Collection that’s 100% Cruelty Free, I picked up the blending brush on a whim when perusing the new Fall Collection.
A blending brush made from Taklon, that’s 100% cruelty free.
Nothing good to say here….
You don’t need any education from me on E.L.F. brush prices I’m sure but here’s the deal anyway. Regular brushes are a buck, Studio brushes are $3 bucks, and now the mineral brushes, the worst of the three in my opinion, is $5 bucks. $5 for a makeup brush is a very fair price however at least have the quality to back up your price tag.
This blending brush is a bit too floppy and not dense enough so it blends a bit on the crummy side and makes more of a mess than anything else in the long run. The bristles are cut uneven as well so you have some shorter and some longer which makes for a messy presentation of the brush. Although it runs thin and not bushy, which I do favor, it still comes across as messy due to the uneven bristles plus it sheds a bit as well and isn’t as soft as some of the other E.L.F. Brushes I’ve tried.
- Anyone who likes a floppy less than dense brush for blending shadow.
- Anyone seeing cruelty free brushes with a budget price!
- Anyone who wants a dense, solid brush for blending.
- Anyone wanting a brush that performs well (this is too floppy to get things right and ends up creating fall out and other woe).
I probably shouldn’t rant too much about $5 brushes considering I’ve been known to dish out near $35 for one but the fact that it’s such a poor quality brush definitely makes me complain a fair bit at having spent money on something that’s sub-par. E.L.F. has definately had its great brush moments, hello Studio Concealer Brush, however this particularly brush was a bust for me.