Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Review : e.l.f Stipple Brush

Long time no review! This is actually the first review I am typing on Wordpress, that wasn't transferred over. :D

I am also typing in between coats of nail polish. =^_^= Multi-tasking haha.. I'll have to take a picture later and show, because they are pretty random and just... you would have to see to understand. Lol. Anyways, to what you all are here to read about!

Now, this was my first ever stipple brush. I couldn't really afford a good quality one, and since I never have had any trouble with the e.l.f. ones, I figured I would give it a go!  You know I was insanely excited when I saw that e.l.f was making them and I actually got mine out of the second batch that they made and had for sale on their website.

This is $3 on the website. You can also find it for the same price at Target and Kmart. And if you are lucky you can also find this at Big Lots.


So from the 3 whopping pictures that I managed to get, because my camera's have gone wonky and I tried to get the best ones that I could get. You can tell that it is a pretty decent sized brush. Mine is a bit dirty on the handle, but from use, it should be dirty.

Now, from the front shot of the bristles, you can tell that it is not nearly as dense as I would like it to be. I have tried using this with my liquid foundation, but not matter how I try to work with it, it just does not work. I still look streaky in some areas and cakey in others. So for foundation, I say No Bueno. I wish you could see, but quite a lot of the bristles on the outside have actually broken in half and have been shedding. So that's not good either. Although I have not experienced a lot of shedding, there still is some.

What I do find myself using this brush for, is either applying a powder to my face after applying my liquid foundation, or I use it like a fan brush and just sweep the extra powder off of my face.

For this brush I would give it a 6 out of 10. Why a 6? Well, I think its a good brush, but not for liquid foundation. Maybe if it were a little more dense, then it would work pretty fantastically. But for applying a light application of a finishing powder, blush, or bronzer, this would work pretty swell.

I would have given it a higher rating, but I think I gave it a pretty generous rating. Would I purchase this again? Maybe, but doubtful. Although I love elf and most of my brushes.. well almost all of them are elf, I think that you could find a better quality stipple brush than this one.

I hope you enjoyed me review! Have you used this product before? Let me know down in the comments what your opinion is!


Disclaimer: The above mentioned product was bought by me, with my own money. I am not being payed or sponsored to talk about this product unless otherwise state. All opinions are my own.


  1. Thanks for that review! I love my stippling brushes for blush, too. Especially very intense/pigmented colors that require a light hand. :D

  2. Its weird, you buy a brush that is supposed to be for one purpose, but it gets used for something completely different! Bah. I agree! For some blushes you definitely need a brush like this one for those light-handed applications!
    You are welcome! Im glad you enjoyed it!