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Wednesday, December 29

e.l.f glitter Studio brush collection... being sold by the e.l.f US store at 2/3 the usual price until January 3rd. Do not jump for this offer - first of all it's the same as the ordinary Studio set, only the handles are a bit glittery and secondly,  if you do crave it,  it would be wiser to wait for another -50% all Studio event. That'll come for sure (for theUS folks, US store).

Funny thing is - the powder brush in my glitter set has no glitter at all :D, it's totally ordinary. All the rest have glittery handles.

Here's my ordinary set with some extras:
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NOTE: skunk brush aka stippler (6th from above) and the large angled blender (7th from above) are brushes you must buy separately, those are not in the kit although they are presented here on the photo. Skunk brush should be bigger and denser, right now it's more suitable fro blush and highlighter then liquid foundi application. You can apply foundation with it but it will take a lot of time.

Studio brushes are wonderful for beginners and makeup-enthusiasts like me. Even professionals get a kick out of them. Brushes in this set are either adored or hated and you can see glowing and devastating reviews on the same brush: i.e. blush brush (3rd from above) - "too small and flimsy" vs "HG contouring brush" - go figure. I do not exactly love this one, I use skunk brush (6th from above) for blush. 
IMHO the pointless ones are fan brush (no 1, too soft to wipe the fall-out) and the praised eyeshadow C-brush (9th, too bloody big! I use concealer brush (8th) on my lids instead). 
I do not use the foundation brush (2nd from above) cause I'm into powder foundation and it's useless for me but others get spare ones cause it's supposedly "fantastic for foundation" and contouring too (nose contouring especially). The only universally loved brush in this set is the powder brush (5th from above). The point is - you wont know which brushes you'll love until you get the set. 

PROS: it's cheap if you get it on sale, brushes are soft and do not shed; it's also virtually impossible to vuck them up when cleaning (important for beginners), expensive natural fibre brushes are much more vulnerable to abuse.

CONS: the ferrules tend to loosen - these are wooden handles! wooden handles swell when wet and shrink when drying - they will start to come loose in time. A bit of glue will take care of it.

e.l.f'i sünteetliste meigipintslite komplekt on algaja ja asjaarmastaja jaoks kui loodud - sünteetilised pintslikarvad taluvad nii mõndagi, mille peale looduslik kiud juba ammu vildiks ketruks (nagu näiteks niiskesse froteerätikusse puhtaksnühkimine, mea maxima culpa). 
Selle komplekti kohta on väga vastukäivad arvustused, ainuke kõigi poolt armastatud pintsel tundub olema powder brush ehk siis lame puudripintsel (ja sellele on leitud ikka seinast seina kasutust: põsepuna, kontuurimine, mineraalpuudri ja jumestuskreemi pealekandmine), üldiselt heaks kiidetakse ka complexion brush ehk jumepintsel (selle ülesandeks on tavaliselt pealispuudri õrn pealekandmine). 
Veel kiidetakse suurt C-kujulist lauvärvipintslit kuid mina ei kujuta ette nii suuri silmi, see pintsel katab vabalt poole mu laust. Seevastu põsepuna ja jumestuskreemipintslite arvustused lähevad juba kardinaalselt lahku. 
Sünteetilised pintslikarvad on pehmed, ei pudene ning ei aja värvi. Ainuke häda studio pintslite juures on varte ärakukkumine: puust varred niiskuvad ja pärast kuivavad ning tõmbuvad kokku, hakkavad loksuma. Surts liimi parandab selle vea.


keijukainen said...

Soooo.. Can you order the brushes to Estonia from the US site? Their sales are so much better compared to Elf UK.

LiisK said...

We used to be able to, but then they closed the option. You might try, you're in Finland, right? When ordering just pretend to be a member of the sotaväki. There's a slight chance they just take your money and the parcel never arrives or the order gets cancelled but a lot of parcels made it through to Viro in the beginning of this year. Of course, there is the possibility they know, that there are no bases in Suomi, but you just might get lucky...

Mai said...

I've heard of fan brushes being used to apply blush or highlighter to the tops of your cheekbones so that might be a good use for it?

Haha I rather like the C eyeshadow brush, I think it's just super good for applying highlighter

LiisK said...

Sad thing is I use other stuff for that: stippler for blush and highlighter and for eye highlighter I use the big fluffy new angled eye brush but thanks for the tips :)