Review: ELF Concealer Brush

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 theΒ ELF Concealer Brush a try after purchasing it from their website!

ELF Concealer Brush

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…

ELF Concealer Brush

One of the first things to comment on is how affordable the brush is – at just Β£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.

ELF Concealer Brush

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!

ELF Concealer Brush

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:

ELF Concealer Brush

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?

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox



  1. anneke
    November 11, 2012 / 5:02 pm

    I’ve been using this brush as a lip brush, it’s just way too small and i hate using it for concealer, still looking for my perfect concealer brush!! xxx

    • November 12, 2012 / 11:16 am

      That is actually an awesome idea!! Thank you x

  2. Jen
    November 11, 2012 / 5:22 pm

    I enjoy using the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease brush for concealer, it’s synthetic and applies my liquid concealers brilliantly. It’s only slightly bigger but not as stiff as this brush. I’d probably use that brush for small detail concealing but like I say I use the RT brush for under my eyes/generally for concealing and found it a much better option. If you can’t find a use for this brush, you can use it to clean up around your nails when you apply polish πŸ™‚

    • November 12, 2012 / 11:17 am

      Oo that sounds great, I was looking for something a little softer πŸ™‚ thanks my lovely! x

  3. Jordan
    November 11, 2012 / 5:59 pm

    I bought that brush and thought it was a lip brush because it was so small! Lol! So I used it as one, and bought 2 more to use in other ways. I’ve used one as a nail brush and the other to smudge eyeliner. I use a larger brush for concealing πŸ™‚ thank you so much for all your reviews! I love hearing about new stuff or about things I’ve wanted to try!

    • November 12, 2012 / 11:17 am

      It is SO tiny! And thank you for your lovely comment πŸ™‚ xo

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