The new E.L.F. Studio Flawless Concealer Brush ($3) might be a tempting budget pick if you just aren’t interested in ponying up the cash for the Sephora Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush ($24).
But how similar are they?
Being a HUGE fan of the E.L.F. Studio Concealer Brush I was eager to check out the Flawless Concealer Brush in the hopes it too would make my HG (holy grail list).
E.L.F.’s Studio Flawless Concealer Brush uses the same technique as Sephora’s more expensive brush by producing an airbrush effected when applying liquid or powder concealer.
The brush has a rounded bristle shape that fits the contour of smaller areas on your face and allows you to buff concealer into spots that need it. The bristles are soft however, once concealer is applied they seem to get a bit coarse and rougher.
I don’t typically use concealer on my face but I would suggest this brush for concealing smaller problem areas on your face rather than under eyes. Where as the Sephora brush produces a fantastic airbrushed effect under eyes sadly E.L.F.’s version failed. It didn’t do a very good job of buffing product in and ended up giving a streaky, patchy finish to my concealer under my eyes. This ended up producing an uneven layer of concealer with a less than smooth, dry finish.
I decided to give it a try on my face and it seemed, when given a bigger space to work on, it buffed concealer in very well and produced the smoother finish I was hoping for under my eyes.
Moral of the story?
Grab Sephora’s $24 dollar brush for flawless under eye coverage and use the E.L.F. version on your face. Or better yet just apply the $3 you’re going to spend on the E.L.F. Brush to the Sephora one.
Believe me, Sephora’s one is worth it.
Quality ok overall with bristles, no issues with shedding, but application just didn’t produce the effect I was hoping for.
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