Sunday, July 31, 2011

Review: E.L.F. Studio Kabuki Face & Body Brush!


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This anti bacterial, synthetic haired Taklon brush is softer and more absorbent and can be used with wet or dry products. Be a professional makeup artist and create a flawless look with this brush! Our handy and easy to use Kabuki Brushes provide a light to full coverage on your face or body to ensure a flawless finish. The compact brush is perfectly sized to allow for precise and controlled application of bronzer, powder, or a highlighter on your skin.

Both Brushes are from E.L.F's Studio Collection and cost $5 for the face brush and $8 for the body brush.

The Kabuki Face Brush stands a tiny bit over 2 1/4 inches and the diameter of the base is slightly larger than a quarter. It's perfectly compact and fits comfortably in the hands for controlled application. The bristles are very soft, but not too soft where they aren't effective. Compared to the Mineral Brushes reviewed a few days ago which were  extremely soft, shiny, and almost plastic-like. The kabuki is surprisingly pretty dense, so it will work well for application of powders. Also, the top is nicely domed, like the MAC 181 (I don't own the 181 though to compare). I love this brush and can't stop rubbing it on my face! For $5 I highly recommend this brush. Great Value.

The Kabuki Body Brush is reminiscent of the Face brush. The base is exactly the same, but it stands at about a 1/2 inch taller than the face brush. The bristles are the same, very soft and dreamy on the skin. Compared to the face brush, it's not as full, domed or dense. I was a little disappointed that it's not very dense, but it would still make a good brush for setting powder or for adding a highlight or bronzer to your neck and chest. The denseness was kind of like the make it or break it for me, therefore I'm not too crazy about this brush. But I will definitely be using it. 

Overall, I'm pretty happy with these kabuki's. Especially the Face Brush. I can totally see it climbing up my favorites list for setting powder! 

Hope you all had a lovely weekend! Sorry to bore you with all of these E.L.F. reviews. I'll mix it up a little better this upcoming week. ;)

17 comments:

  1. Wow, they were just $5?! I want! Hehe.

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  2. D. - Yes! And I only paid $2! Buahahah

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  3. I absolutely love this for setting powder!

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  4. That's sounds nice and the price is very lovely!

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  5. those brushes look great. I always use a big fluffy brush that's not too dense to apply bronzer all over and the larger brush looks just right.


    Xo

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  6. Evertime i look to get the face one its sold out! looks so fab x

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  7. Yay!! another Chicagoan!! :) Must check out those brushes :)

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  8. MakeupByJoyce88.blogspot.comJuly 31, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    You really can't go wrong with these brushes, considering they're under $8 =)

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  9. that body brush does look "dreamy"
    (:

    <3 BB

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  10. I love it! this post makes me want to buy it.

    btw, what camera do you use?

    :P

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  11. The actual look for the brushes is so nice and professional. Some of the ELF brushes turn me off because they look cheap. Thanks for sharing :) If I'm in need of a kabuki brush I'll know where to go!

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  12. I've wanted to try the face brush.. maybe now I'll have to order it ;)

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  13. I really want the face kabuki brush, so cute!<3

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  14. AWESOME! I was about to order the kabuki brush from Every Day Minerals but I've been indecisive because I've been through three and they fall appart. I definitely wanna give this $5 one a try :D thanks for the review!!

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  15. Wow $5! Sounds good to me! Thanks for the post babe!

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  16. Nice... but a make-it-or-break-it for me would be how well they absorb powder... and if they shed too much. I've been schooled for a long time that only natural hair should be used for powder, since it absorbs it best.

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