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Tuesday, November 23

e.l.f. stipple brush

Lovely. 
Well done again, e.l.f.
Compared with e.l.f. studio series' powder brush

This is the latest addition to the Studio series' brush family, stippler itself is a bit on the small side but it works just fine. It's small size is actually a good thing when working in areas near mouth and nose. What amazed me most was that it does not hold on to liquid foundation but applies it all on the skin - I was expecting the brush to be half covered in foundation but after I had finished applying it to my face, the brush looked only slightly more beige then before and the bristles felt clean to the touch. If I were a liquid foundy girl, this would be a priceless brush indeed.
Comparison with e.l.f. studio powder brush and The Conservatorie's brandless angled blush brush

Other reviews have accused it to be too flimsy but I cannot agree - unlike buffing, stippling is done with a light hand and minimum amount of product. The brush is sturdy enough for stippling. Lost a hair though, a dark one, otherwise - no shedding. Application takes a lot of time though - diameter of the brush head is still a bit on the small side (like MAC 188, which is approximately  half the size of MAC 187).
Left to right: e.l.f. Stippler, The Makeup Brush Company's blush brush, Ecotools' blush brush, e.l.f. Studio blush brush (pretty useless compared to the others, if you ask me) and the Conservatorie's brandless angled blush brush
It also does a marvelous job applying blush - you really  cannot loose when getting this brush. Just like all the other e.l.f. Studio brushes this one feels nice and soft on the skin.

I do NOT recommend this for dry mineral powder though, one might end up sitting in a cloud of dust. I will try it for wet application, I see great possibilities there.

The brush costs $3 on e.l.f.'s US homepage and all the Studio range is 50% off until 24.11.2010 if purchase more then 20 $ worth (code: HOLSTU). A complete bargain! The EU folks can just watch and turn green in envy.

 Lumene Natural Code foundation in Vanilla
TKB's Gemini as blush
TKB's Travel to Venus all over lid

Olen oma uude pintslisse lausa armunud - väga head tööd teeb. Kvaliteet nagu ikka: väga hea, karvad pehmed, vars ei loksu, kaotas pesemisel vaid paar lahtist karva. See on midagi neile, kes jumestuskreemi kasutavad ning eriti õhulist ja märkamatut meiki teha armastavad. Pintsel ise on veidi pisike (katab suhteliselt väikese ala) kuid seda paremini sobib nina ja suu ümbruses tegutsemiseks. Tervele näole meigi tegemine võtab sellega ikka kõvasti aega, powder brush'iga saaks kiiremini aga samas "joob" too ka rohkem kreemi. Arvustustes on peamise veana välja toodud lühikeste tumedate karvade vähemapoolne jäikus: kuna see mu esimene stippler, ei oska eriti kommenteerida. Kasutamisel ma seda kuigi tugevasti näkku ei surunud vaid tupsutasin neid valgeid otsi nahal õrnalt ringiratast. Minu meelest sai tulemus ikka vägagi bro. (ArtDecol on suur (laiema pindalaga) stippler parasjagu Kaupsis ca 200ga müügis , seda tahaks ka kunagi proovida...)
Kasutasin seda Lumene NC Vanilla testriga (NB! nõrk katvus), kuiva mineraalpuudriga ei hakanud testimagi - kardan, et enamus lendab minema. Põsepuna sai sellega väga mugavalt peale kantud. Mõni teine päev proovin sellega mineraalmeigi niisket pealekandmist ka. 
MACiga võrreldes pole see mustade karvadega alumine osa nii tihe ning ka pintslikarvad ise tunduvad pikemad. Suuruse poolest MACi 188'ga võrreldav.

5 comments:

Maria said...

Hei. :)

Kas sa tellisid selle interneti kaudu? Palju siiasaatmine umbes maksma läks?
Ma olen palju head e.l.f-i kohta kuulnud ning tahaksin järele proovida, ning seda pintslit ka mu MAC 187-ga võrrelda, seepärast küsingi.

LiisK said...

Tere Maria,
tellisin usa veebipoest, shippingu peale läks standardselt $7,95. mul vedas tohutult, töökaaslane oli nõus paki USAst ära tooma (pöörasin päris ära ja võtsin kohe suuuuuure hunniku erinevaid pintsleid, kolleegi ees oli päris piinlik). varsti jõuab stippler kindlasti ka UK veebipoodi aga seal on kindlasti kallim :S

Cosmetics Aficionado said...

Thanks for the review!

Mirjam said...

Heip,

Sul on hea ülevaade asjadest, seega pöördun sinu kui asjatundja poole.
Mul oleks vaja mineraal kosmeetika jaoks pintsleid. Millise firma pintselid sa enim soovitad?

LiisK said...

Tere Mirjam,

Ma soovitan odavaimat: e.l.f ajab asja ära. Samas on EDMi pintslid samuti väga kvaliteetsed ja mugavad. EDM näeb pealevaadates veidi parem välja kui e.l.f.'i Studio seeria, mineral-seeriat pole ma veel kätte saanud. Sigma kabukid on suurepärased (kui arvustusi uskuda, mul endal pole) aga kui kiire ja raha palju käes, siis miks mitte kaupsist MAC võtta :)

mitte mingil juhul ei tasu osta neid jubedaid asju, mida nt Selverites müüakse. samuti ei soovita usaldada sooduspakkumisi a la "naturaalkarvadest pintslid, mõelge ometi!" mu kogemus on näidanud, et naturaalne karv kipub kriipima.