elf’s Cut Crease Eye Brush collection review

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  • Manufacturer: e.l.f. Cosmetics
  • Availability: from the webstore
  • Description: 5 eye brushes
  • Cost/Amount: USD$12.00
  • Would you purchase again: yes
elf’s Cut Crease Eye Brush collection

A good assortment of eyeshadow brushes - from softer blending to firmer all-over application to fine-detail. The brushes are part of what was formerly known as the “Studio” line of brushes. They all have black handles and black bristles, and while most were always synthetic bristles they’re ALL synthetic as of August 2016. I’ve said before that I’m less than fond of many of elf’s older-style face brushes, but their eye brushes have long been my go-to brushes.

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All brushes in the Cut Crease Eye Brush set: Eyeshadow C Brush, Detail Crease Brush, Contour Brush, Flat Eyeshadow Brush, Small Precision Brush Close-up detail of the Contour Brush's brush head Close-up detail of the Blending Brush's brush head Close-up detail of the Eyeshadow C Brush's brush head Close-up detail of the Flat Eyeshadow Brush's brush head Close-up detail of the Small Precision Brush's brush head

This collection contained:

  • Contour Brush
  • Detail Crease Brush
  • Eyeshadow C Brush
  • Flat Eyeshadow Brush
  • Small Precision Brush

Contour Brush

This brush head is circular, rather than flattened along an axis; and domed. It doesn’t have an edge or an obvious “side” like the Concealer or Eyeshadow C Brushes do. I experimented a bit and found that I could put color very precisely into my outer crease, and then blend outward and upward. (I could probably put the color into my crease as well; but with my hooded lids, color in the crease either disappears or makes my eyes look even smaller.)

Detail Crease Brush

Eyeshadow C Brush

Flattened, barely-rectangular head with rounded corners. Good for large-area “overall color” application or even a light bit of stippling. It can be used to spread powder, liquid, gel or cream – though, for cream shadows, I prefer a brush that’s a bit stiffer, like elf’s Concealer Brush.

Flat Eyeshadow Brush

Wider, longer, and softer-edged than elf’s Eyeshadow C Brush. The bristle style is the mixture of softer white in the center of the brush head, with an outer "sheath" of firmer, slightly thicker black bristles that provide some structure to the brush head.

Small Precision Brush

Long black handle and a small brush head shaped into a pointed oval. Excellent for small detailed application along the lash line and the inner corner – the bristles are stiff enough that you can tightline, but not so stiff that you feel like you’re risking poking your eyeball with overly-stiff bristles.

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