We all know that good make up tools are essential, but to be good do they necessarily have to be expensive?
I have never really used a concealer brush before, at least not on a regular basis. The concealer I was previously using came with a doe foot applicator, so I didn’t have much need for a brush. I decided to give the ELF Concealer Brush a try after purchasing it from their website!
When I received the brush in the post, the first thing I thought was that it looked pretty small – I thought this could be either a really good thing or a bit of a pain, for reasons I will explore further…
One of the first things to comment on is how affordable the brush is – at just £1.50, it is a total bargain. I have used and loved ELF brushes in the past, so already had some quite high hopes for this little one.
I’m going to be cheeky and borrow a photo from a post I did a few days ago, reviewing the latest concealer that I’ve tried out…I used this ELF brush to apply it. Here’s a ‘Before and After’ shot!
I also used the brush to conceal areas around my nose and any blemishes I spotted (get the pun?!). I have a couple of mixed views on it…
Here’s a close look at just how tiny the brush is:
So here are the good and bad points about this. On a positive note, the brush allows you to get into the nooks and crannies of the face, which is particularly useful around the sides of the nose, and conceals accurately. On the down side, it is quite easy to get a concentrated amount of product in one area, which can make under-eye lines appear more obvious.
I am definitely going to continue to use this brush for the nose area and for blemishes, but will probably steer clear of using it for underneath my eyes. I think I need something a little larger and possibly softer for that area!
What are your thoughts on the ideal concealer brush size?