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Beauty at a Bargain: E.L.F. face Brushes

When it comes to beauty bargains there isn't anything that competes with the affordability of E.L.F. Cosmetics. I love a great beauty deal as much as the next person but if the quality isn't there then that kind of defeats the purpose. Just because a product is affordable doesn't mean you should expect anything less when it comes to quality...just my philosophy =]

E.L.F. Cosmetics is such an affordable brand...nearly everything in the line ranges from $1 to $6 dollars and not much (save for a few makeup kits) is marked higher than that. I don't know why I had never tried anything from the line up until now but when I saw they were having a 50% off sale, I figured why not? I have to say...I'm glad I did because these brushes are great quality and cheap as chips.

All of these brushes are from their "studio" line, which means they are all $3 but with the 50% off sale they were $1.50...nothing beats thats. All of these brushes are synthetic and cruelty free and I haven't really had any problems with shedding.

The first on the left is the Complexion Brush. This works great with setting powder or bronzer. I think it's a bit big for blush, but honestly this brush could be your one stop shop for powder, bronzer and blush if need be. It's not too dense either, so it blends things out nicely.

Next, is the Powder Brush. This is a flat top brush and it's the most dense out of the bunch. If you're using this with setting powder I would press the powder onto my face rather than sweep it on with this brush. I think this would be good for powder or liquid foundation as a buffing type brush and also great with cream bronzer.

The Stiple Brush is duo finer brush. It's more densely packed at the base and thins out toward the end. This is the brush that has the most give to it. Since the bristles are so loosely packed I think this would work well with extremely pigmented blushes or bronzers for a lighter handed application.

The Angled Blush Brush is great for blush and contouring the face. I love the slanted cut of this brush because it fits perfectly into the contour of the cheeks making it a synch to fake cheekbones.

Next, the Small Stiple Brush. This one is great with cream blushes and highlighters. This brush was on the top of my list because Emily from BeautyBroadcast raves about this brush and I completely understand why.

The last two are the Blush Brush and the Small Tapered Brush. These two are so similar...they are basically the same shape but the blush brush is just a fraction bigger. The blush brush is much smaller than your traditional blush brush, but I like it because it allows for a precise application of blush. The small tapered brush is perfect for setting your concealer with powder, applying highlighter or for precise contouring.

If I had to pick my favourites it would be the Complexion Brush, Angled Blush Brush, Small Stiple Brush, and Small Tapered Brush. These brushes preform just as well as any of my other higher end brushes and I find myself grabbing for them over others. If you're in search for great brushes that won't break the bank I high recommend checking out the face brushes in the E.L.F. Studio Line. You can find all of these brushes at

What are some of your must have face brushes?

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