I went a little crazy at Walmart the other day and picked up seven of the e.l.f. eyeshadow brushes. Five of them are the $1 collection, and two are the $3 collection. You can check out my video review of all of the brushes on my YouTube channel.
Let’s take a look at each e.l.f eyeshadow brush!
e.l.f. eyeshadow brushes: Concealer Brush
The first up is the concealer brush.
Yes, this is a concealer brush, not an e.l.f. eyeshadow brush. However, I thought it would be perfect for really defined crease work, or for smudging/lining the lower lash line.
It is very flat, with short stiff bristles. I haven’t really used this one much yet.
Next is the eyeshadow brush.
It is your everyday shader brush that is good for applying eyeshadow as a base all over the lid and brow bone, or for applying shadow just to the lid. It’s versatile enough to be used for blending, too. If you can only buy one e.l.f. brush, I would recommend this one, because it has so many uses.
It has rather short bristles that are longer in the middle than the sides. It is fairly wide, dense, and fluffy. I have used this brush several times and find that it’s great for applying my all over color as a base across my whole eye. It’s good if you are covering the entire lid with a single color, too.
Blending Brush (1 of 2)
Next is the first blending brush (I got two). This is the $1 one.
This brush is designed for blending.
This brush has straight bristles and is the same width at the top as it is at the bottom (i.e. not tapered). It is straight at the top (i.e. not angled). With fairly long bristles, and being fairly fluffy, it should be good for blending.
I don’t think this is the best blending brush in the world, but it does an ok job. I like it for blending small areas, whereas I like the next brush for blending larger areas.
Blending Brush (2 of 2)
The next of the e.l.f. eyesahdow brushes is the other blending brush, which was $3.
This brush is obviously designed for blending.
This brush is quite different from the $1 blending brush. This one comes in black, and it is much wider. It has longer bristles, it is tapered so that the middle bristles are longer than the side bristles, and it is wider at the top than it is at the base.
This brush works really well for blending out the entire eye when your eye look is finished. It is really fluffy and large so it gets a large area. The other blending brush is better for smaller areas, perhaps just blending the crease.
The next brush is a crease brush.
This brush is designed for applying color into the crease or contour of the eye.
This brush is really similar to the $1 white blending brush in that the bristles are straight and it is not wider at the base or the top and is not tapered or angled. The only real difference is that this brush is smaller and the bristles are shorter.
I think this brush does a really good job of applying color in the crease. It’s pretty small and precise, and blends well. I have used this brush in several makeup looks since I got it and I like it.
The next brush is a smudge brush.
It is designed to smudge liner on the upper and lower lash line.
This brush has very dense, short bristles that are stiff. The bristles are taller in the middle than they are on the sides. This brush does a good job at smudging color for a smokey look on the lash line. I haven’t used this brush a whole lot.
Small Angled Brush
The final brush of the e.l.f. eyeshadow brushes haul that I have to show is one of the $3 ones: the small angled brush.
It is designed for eyeliner or eyebrows.
This brush has angled, straight bristles that are fairly stiff. This brush has quite long bristles for an angled brush. I have not used this brush at all, so I can’t comment on it.
Overall, I think I got a lot for how little I spent. I really like the crease brush, eyeshadow brush, and both of the blending brushes. All of the e.l.f. eyeshadow brushes, including the $1 ones, felt like fairly high quality. They are not as nice as a Sephora brush, but they don’t feel completely cheap or like they will fall apart. I also have not seen any shedding whatsoever during light cleanings, but I haven’t done a deep cleaning with brush shampoo yet.
While these brushes might not be the fanciest or the best, if you are in need of some new eyeshadow brushes, I can recommend that these are great for the price.
You can pick up a kit of 12 e.l.f. eyeshadow brushes, which include the eye brushes, here. Addionionally, check out some of my other hauls, such as my June 2017 Sephora haul, my Sephora palette haul, and my Skincare haul.