Friday, 7 December 2012

Mini Reviews: New brushes from ELF!

Hey guys, remember me? Huge huge huge apologies for not posting in a few days I've been ill this week, and not this 'I have a sore throat so I'm ill' rubbish, I've had hard core can't get out of bed and feel like death ill. Today I'm feeling better, not perfect, but plenty well enough to get back on here! Short as it's been, I've missed you! You may have also noticed the chance in URL too, no need to resubscribe, but it's exciting right?!

Today's Post
I didn't half ramble in the intro did I! So I thought we'd have two, so I can chat some more - maybe I need to get out more! Anyway, recently ELF released some new products, which I of course had to haul on. It included a couple of new face brushes, each priced at a reasonable £3.75 and made of lovely soft synthetic hairs. So now that I've had a chance to play and test I thought I'd give you a quick overview of what I thought, hope you enjoy :) 




Small Stipple Brush 
I've always loved the regular stipple brush from ELF, so a smaller version was a no brainer. I've found this perfect for applying liquid and cream highlights to the tops of my cheekbones, but also for using matte cream bronzer into the hollows of my cheeks - perfect for contouring. The cut of the brush is perfect for the liquid/cream products, but it also works with really pigmented products, to get a less intense look. All in all this is a win! 




Angled Blush Brush
I was a little scared by this brush as the Essential (£1.50) version is in all honesty a bit rubbish, and my Studio Blush Brush (regular style) has just started shedding clumps of hair out. But so far, so good with this brush, again great for contouring, but this time picking up more product and working better for powder products. It can also be used for blush as well, but I think the shape of blush brush is more a personal preference thing - but in short, it does the job well! 




This post did make it sound like I've generally had bad experiences with ELF brushes, that's not true actually. But I will say, go with the Studio ones as they're far better quality and still cheap! Sorry again for the lack of posting over the last few days and I'll speak to you again soon, Hannah 


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13 comments:

  1. I honestly in general love their studio line 50times more then the essentials line.

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    1. Yeah me too, there are a few gems in the essentials line though!

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  2. hey hannah can you do a post on best elf brushes?

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    1. I do have a couple of general brush favourites posts - including a fair few ELF brushes, I'll see what I can do though ;) But for now, here's those favourites posts...

      http://www.midnight-violets.com/2012/09/top-picks-my-favourite-everyday-face.html

      http://www.midnight-violets.com/2012/09/top-picks-my-favourite-everyday-eye.html

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  3. I hve the large duo fiber brush, but hadn't seen the angeled one. i really like this shape for brushes so i'll probably pick it up in my next order

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  4. They look good :)
    www.sairasbeautylounge.blogspot.com

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  5. I have both of these brushes too, great post! Feel better soon Hannah, the flu is making the rounds at the moment xxx

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    1. Thanks Nuria, I'm feeling a lot better today <3

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    2. Good to hear!!

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  6. The angled blush brush looks a lot like one I have from fcuk! I like it a lot:) xxx

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    1. I've never tried FCUK! Pleased you like it though :)

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I really appreciate all your lovely comments and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. But if you want a quick response try tweeting me, @MidnightViolet1 Thanks for reading my post, Hannah :)

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