While I love the luxe look, feel and quality of my high-end brushes, I’m always on the hunt for more affordable options. Makeup brushes can make a big difference in the way your makeup applies and blends into your skin; some even say a good brush does the work for you.
e.l.f products are known for their affordable cosmetics (love their blushes and eyebrow kit), but recently several of their brushes have highly impressed me. And being as I can’t keep any beauty secrets from you guys I had to share these high quality but economical new finds.
All these brushes are from their Studio line and cost $3 (except for the Kabuki brush); Such a steal for someone who’s on a budget, just starting with makeup or is simply on the market for new makeup brushes but don’t feel like splurging. The only problem I’ve ever had with some of the brushes is the handle coming unglued but I’ve been able to repair pretty easily.
Small Stipple Brush: This is a great dense brush that can be used for many things including cream blush and contour, as well as to blend out under-eye concealer. I’ve tried (and liked) all these possibilities but I’ve really loved it for sheering out and spreading my highlighter.
Complexion Brush: This is a great multi-purpose powder brush. Yes you can apply your face powder with it but I highly recommend using it for bronzing. It’s extremely soft and deposits the right amount of product.
Powder Brush: This brush is obviously meant for the application of powder foundation but the most popular way I’ve seen it be used (as well as how I use it) is for liquid foundation; The density is perfect for a nice, almost airbrushed look. Sometimes (when I truly contour) I’ll use it to blend out any harsh lines.
Small Tapered Brush: This can be a great brush for precise contouring as well as setting your under-eye concealer. I also love to use it to sweep on my highlighter.
Kabuki Face Brush: Out of all the brushes I’m recommending this is my favorite one. I’ve used it for years and love the way it applies my powder foundation. It’s truly one of the best $6 I’ve ever spent on a beauty product.
I purchased all my brushes from Target, but you can also find them at their website www.eyeslipsface.com, and I’ve even spotted them at Marshalls. It’s recommended you spot clean every time you use your brushes and deep clean once a week.
Have you tried any other e.l.f brushes you swear by? Let me know!