The E.L.F. Beautifully Bare Blending Brush ($6) was recently launched with several new E.L.F. Cosmetics Summer 2015 product selections. I actually hauled the Beautifully Bare Blending Brush on a whim to tip me into the Free Shipping zone haha…! But in all honesty, I’m typically a rather big fan of the E.L.F. Studio Brush Collection so I expected great things from this brush however, I also wasn’t sure I technically needed this particular brush!
The E.L.F. Beautifully Bare Blending Brush is a unique design in the fact it’s a curved fuller bushier brush but also has a flat shape like a fan brush which follows and fits into the contours of your face very easily thanks to the narrow head.
The brush is quite the multitasker as it was created for apply cream foundations for a streak-free smooth finish but also thanks to the narrow head it does an excellent job with contour work as well as it fits easily into the hollows of cheeks, contour of the jawline, and sides of the nose, blending powders (or creams) easily into these hard areas of your complexion.
I don’t really apply foundation with a brush (I use my fingers typically) but this does buff creams easily into the skin and provides a very soft, smooth finish. However, I think it works best for contour work and with powders.
It’s made from synthetic fibers and is vegan friendly with soft, shed-free bristles. The handle is short which gives this more of a travel brush feel but I don’t mind so much as the shorter handle seems to give me better control over movement when I’m using it. I did wash it three times so far and it dries quickly enough and retains the shape of the bristles nicely however, as it dries down there is some minor splitting towards the ends of the brush. But I always find this fairly common with fan shaped brushes like this.
For me, I likely won’t make use out of the E.L.F. Beautifully Bare Blending Brush but as Spring and Summer are proving to be all about contouring I can imagine this little beauty budget gem will prove very handy for the contouring fans out there! At $6 it isn’t one of E.L.F.’s cheapest brush options but it is a well made brush that still proves budget friendly. So if you’re in it for the contouring you might just find this a handy option during application!
It’s available now at www.eyeslipsface.com.