I’m a finger girl. I apply my foundation with my fingers, occasionally I apply eyeshadow with fingers, and of course, I apply concealer with my fingers. Dab it on, smooth it out, and done. I really like the E.L.F. Studio Concealer Brush, actually I swear by it, but prior to discovering it I used alot of various concealer brushes from many high end brands but never really got the results I get when I simply use my fingers (my free fingers mind you, not my over $30 beauty tool ha).
Recently, I saw the Sephora Professionnel Platinum Concealer Airbrush #57 for $24 and thought to myself how I seriously didn’t need it. What was the point when I was so very happy with my three buck E.L.F. brush and my trusty dab and pat motion with my free fingertips?
But I decided to try it anyway and I’m here to say you NEED it.
Sephora dubs it the brush that was designed to achieve a flawless, airbrushed finish. It promises a flawless, smooth finish under my eyes, on my face, and over blemishes using the rounded shape that would sweep concealer on lightly or heavier depending on what sort of coverage I needed.
Now I don’t use concealer on my face so I was a bit skeptical as I truly believed the brush would indeed give a flawless finish on my face however under my eyes was another matter.
After purchasing it I felt like perhaps the bristles would be a bit too big to really fit the contour of my eye well. Granted, the brush head isn’t big by any means but it seemed alot of brush at the time for the smaller area under my eyes.
Turns out I was VERY wrong.
The results I achieved truly were flawless and airbrushed in appearance plus the brush fit snugly and beautifully well under my eyes. To use it I dabbed the brush in my concealer of choice, I proceeded to dab the brush under my eyes gently, and followed up by sweeping the brush under my eyes with firm strokes. Presto! Done! Flawless!
I tried it with liquids, mousse, and cream concealers and it worked brilliantly with each and everyone but I would like to say that it worked best with my HG concealer of the moment, Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer. Heck, it even did something wonderful with firmer, dryer concealers like the Balm Time Balm Concealer. Suddenly concealers tossed in my makeup graveyard had a new lean on life thanks to this brush!
I noticed my concealer applied lighter using this brush and I used considerably less product but still managed to achieve good coverage even with less product.
Moral of this story?
This little brush is a Makeup Gods sent and deserves a space in your daily beauty arsenal.
An absolute must have product with a big old Muse Approval for purchase.
Get it, now, you NEED it.
Available from www.sephora.com