e.l.f. (that’s really fiddly to type so I might start calling them ELF from now on) have extended their free shipping offer to cover this weekend for UK and EU shoppers. This means that until Sunday night, we’ll all be able to get free shipping on £10 or over spends using the code TBES123 (TBES123EU for EU-ers). To celebrate this and to acknowledge my slightly irrational obsession with make-up brushes and my love for e.l.f. blushes in particular, here’s a list of what I believe are the best brushes e.l.f. (ELF!) have to offer:
Whilst the intended purpose for this brush is to apply colour into the crease of the eye, I really like using this as a finishing brush. When my eye make-up is applied, I use this to blend and soften the whole look, thus bringing it all together beautifully. It’s one of those brushes that I take for granted (well, it only comes into use after all the hard work has been done) but really miss when I can’t find it! Which is often as I have so. many. brushes.
This is my go-to brush when I’m in a hurry but also looking less than perky and in need of under-eye help. Whilst there are certainly better brushes for applying under eye concealer (as I believe a layering process is needed to achieve a natural effect) this one is great when you’re in the hurry because, for want of a better way of putting it, it does exactly as it says on the tin. You can use this to pick up the concealer and smoosh it under the eye and then also to blend it in and considering this process for me usually involves several brushes, I like that when I’m in a hurry, this can all be achieved with one brush.
For covering the eyelid in a sheer wash of colour, you can’t beat the convenience of this brush. The bristles are nicely spaced so that you’d struggle to pick up too much product and I use this when I’m going for a natural look and just looking to apply a shimmery nude. It’s soft, gentle and effective and consequently gets used regularly.