The first brush I have to review is Elf's Studio Eyeshadow C Brush!
|The brush in it's packaging|
Elf says that this brush creates the perfect smokey eye. I don't know if it's me but I can't seem to get the 'perfect' smokey eye using this brush. I prefer using the Contour Brush (review here) to help create my smokey eye.
|Top view of the brush|
|Side view of the brush|
Although it definitely CAN be used to create the 'C' shape, I just don't really like the look of it. This brush's bristles are pretty dense too and can pack on colour nicely to my lid. I find the long sleek handle makes it easier to hold and i definitely do like the feel of this brush.
Now the next brush is Elf's Eyeshadow Brush.
This brush is from Elf's normal range (you can tell 'cause the handles of these brushes are white instead of black like the Studio line).
|Side view of the brush|
- blend multiple eye shades while softening dramatic edges and fine lines
- set powder of liquid concealer
This brush's bristles have a domed shape and is very easy to use to apply eyeshadow. The bristles are dense but not as dense as the Studio Eyeshadow C brush's bristles.
The bristles shedded slightly when I washed it but I don't really mind. However, the handle of the brush came loose from the brush top (THAT i mind), so now I have to find glue to hold it together. =(
COMPARISON BETWEEN BOTH BRUSHES:
Length: The Eyeshadow C brush is much longer than the Eyeshadow brush, so it depends what length you prefer. I don't mind both but I would say the eyeshadow brush would be easier to pack along when you're travelling.
Bristles: The Eyeshadow C's bristles are more dense than the Eyeshadow brush's and if you want to create the 'C' shape for a smokey eye, the Eyeshadow C brush would be better suited for that purpose. However, dense bristles may mean packing on more product than needed onto the eye so if you like to slowly build up the colour, the Eyeshadow brush would be better. The Eyeshadow brush's bristles are also a little bit less soft than the Eyeshadow C's, but that doesn't bother me so I'm fine.
Price and whether the brush is worth buying: The Eyeshadow brush costs about a third of the Eyeshadow C brush, hence it is much cheaper. I think both brushes work the same just fine, so if you would like a decent eyeshadow brush yet save money at the same time, I think the Eyeshadow brush would be the one to pick!
Have you tried these brushes? What do you think?