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e.l.f. Studio Stipple Brush Review

A while back I purchased the e.l.f. Studio Stipple Brush to try out because Ana suggested it. She said it was amazing. I like duo fiber brushes like this for several reasons, so I figured adding another to my collection would be good. They’re great for blending out liquid foundation. They’re great for applying and blending out powder foundation. They’re great for applying finishing powders. You can even use them to apply highlighting powders. In short, they’re really useful.

The Website Claims:
This new antibacterial, synthetic haired Taklon brush is softer and more ansorbent and can be used with wet or dry products. Be a professional makeup artist and create a flawless look with this e.l.f. Studio brush!

The layered bristles create a soft airbrushed look that’s perfect for applying foundation or adding color definition to cheekbones or highlighting with soft layers. Use this brush with any liquid or powder face product such as foundation, blush or bronzer to build your coverage from sheer to heavy.

Synthetic taklon brush.


Does it live up to its claims?
Yes! This is a fabulous brush! It doesn’t shed. Seriously. It’s awesome. It’s easy to clean. It does exactly what it’s supposed to do. While it’s not as dense as my ecoTools duofiber brush, it’s more dense than my Sigma brush and it works really well with the way I use it, which is primarily for blend liquid foundation or applying powder foundation.

Me having used the brush to blend out my liquid foundation.

Would I purchase again?
Yes! At $3 it’s a steal! This is a FANTASTIC brush from e.l.f. It’s hard to find a better brush for the price. I’m so glad Ana recommended this brush to me! It’s awesome. In fact, I now have two.

Product purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

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    • http://valerieslifeandmind.blogspot.com/ Valerie

      I´m looking for a brush like this.
      But I can´t get it by e.l.f. in Germany.

      Sometimes I wish I live in the US just to have more make-up stores.

      • Phyrra

        Aww, it sucks that you can’t get e.l.f. in Germany :(

    • Nessa

      Now I HAVE to get this! I need a stippling brush STAT!

    • http://a-crazy-peach.blogspot.com/ The Peach

      Boy I haven’t bought any ELF brushes in a long time! I do have quite a few in my collection, but no duo fiber brushes from them. Maybe I’ll have to look at placing an ELF order and checking out some of their new stuff!

      • Phyrra

        Some of their brushes have been good for me, like their studio line.

    • http://fiercenerditude.blogspot.com/ Vijaya

      Nifty. I’m always a bit careful with elf. My sister bought a brush once and the head just popped off one day, completely unprovoked.

      • http://www.outinapout.blogspot.com Jessica Allison

        I’ve had several e.l.f. brushes and, yes, I’ve had to superglue a ferrule or two back in place- but at $1-3, I can’t really say I mind!

        • Phyrra

          Good idea with the superglue.

      • Phyrra

        That’s weird to just have it pop off!

    • http://daintydarlingdigits.blogspot.com Dainty Darling Digits

      Have to grab one of these next time they are on sale on their site. Have you tried any of their other brushes? They don’t carry them locally so it is so hard to judge :(

      • Phyrra

        I liked the elf C brush.

    • cinseven13

      Hmm, I never thought of using a brush to blend out liquid foundation. Gotta try that!

      I love the picture of you!

      • Phyrra

        Ana’s the one who suggested it and it seems to work well ;)

    • http://chuui-land.blogspot.com/ Chuui

      Brilliant! I think I’ve read enough reviews on this brush now to buy it :) haha..thanks for sharing!


      • Phyrra

        You’re welcome!

    • http://www.outinapout.blogspot.com Jessica Allison

      Since it’s relatively new, I haven’t tried the duo-fiber yet, but I can tell you that the Studio Powder Brush is AWESOME for foundation! It’s much denser than my MAC 187 (which now sits untouched) and I find that it stipples better (since the bristles are closer together the micro-dots created by the brush are smaller & closer together, which gives more flawless coverage without applying too much makeup, which is a problem I often have w/ my MAC duo-fiber.

      I also find the e.l.f. Studio Powder brush stands up to creams and rich liquid foundations, which the MAC 187 (and probably most duo-fibers) are too flimsy to work with.

      Since no one in the history of ever has ordered just one item from e.l.f., I highly suggest you pick up the Studio Powder Brush as well!

      • Phyrra

        I’ll have to peek at the studio powder brush.

    • http://mmumaailm.blogspot.com Liis

      Let me join the rave – indeed a very nice brush. Handles coming loose is a very e.l.f. problem – a bit of glue will fix that.

      • Phyrra

        Thank goodness for super glue.

    • Rosa

      I just wish they were a bit denser. For me its too flimsy for foundation, but i do love it as a blush brush.

      • Phyrra

        I tend to blend liquids with my finger tips first, then use this all over to finish blending.

    • UneLuneBleue

      I have an e.l.f. shadow brush that I find myself grabbing all the time. It’s surprising how good their brushes are! Just goes to show that you don’t have to spend a ton to have decent brushes, I might just grab this one up, thanks! (& to Ana too!)

      • Phyrra

        Glad you like it :)

    • http://toxid-lotus.net Manda

      I love this brush. I received it a few weeks back and it works amazingly well.

      • Phyrra

        Yay glad you like it!

    • Cathryn

      I love duo-fibre brushes….they’re the only thing I use for blush. I’ll have to pick this one up when I place an e.l.f. order.

      • Phyrra

        They’re fantastic for blush!

    • http://thesofisticate.blogspot.com sofi

      It looks awesome, and at a great price!

      • Phyrra

        Yeah it’s a steal at $3

    • http://www.beautynscience.net Sherri

      The ELF Studio line is awesome, I have a couple of these brushes. For me it’s okay with foundation but better with blushes and highlighters.

      • Phyrra

        I have a few smaller ones that work well for highlighting and a few angled ones for blush :)

    • http://www.pammyblogsbeauty.com Pammy

      I have been eyeing this blush, and now you have convinced me! This is on my list for my next elf order!

      • Phyrra

        It’s definitely worth it!

    • http://www.stealmyheartlovee.com StealMyHeartLovee

      Excellent review, it looks like a promising brush for the price!

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