i bought this brush because i thought it was cool at first. i didnt think i was going to use it nearly as much as i do. its fantastic. when applying makeup, i use it for dusting away little particles of eyeshadow. other brushes would push them down and smear them on your cheeks. this picks them up and dusts them away! i also use it for applying bronzer and blush for a very light look every day. its a great brush to avoid things like makeup smear and heavy application that makes putting on makeup a tedious task. i use it every day.
I bought this product to use for my MAC Soft & Gentle MSF (highlighter) and let me just say it doesn't pick up any product at all, the bristles are too thin and flimsy. I don't like to waste, so I now use this to sweep away eyeshadow fallout. This isn't the quality I was expecting from ELF's usually AMAZING quality brushes that are sure a bang for everyone's buck, but this brush disappointment me. Don't waste your $$$ on this, invest a bit on a good fan brush if you were intending on using it for highlighter.
The key to this brush is to pinch the bristles together to pick up the product. I like to use a spritz to moisten the bristles and then pinch them to pick up my bronzer and lightly sweep it across the portion of my face that I want to emphasize such as my forehead cheeks and nose. I have used more expensive fan brushes and this one is nice and soft. Can't beat it for the price. Don't forget to wash your brushes at least once a week to keep them nice and clean and bacteria free.
I recently bought a powder that works great with a fan brush, and was excited to see that E.L.F. carried one for 1/10 the price of Sephora. I should have just paid the extra money. The bristles are horrible on this brush. They aren't strong enough to fix make up mistakes and were bent in all directions when I first opened the package. Some of the bristles fell out within minutes! I love almost all E.L.F. brushes, but this was horrible. Spend the money on a better quality brush.
[...]For me, luckily, the brush came like it was supposed to and I have fun experimenting with it. It's my first fan brush, and I was surprised on how nicely it lightly blends out powder makeup. It's awfully fun to experiment with the brush.The bristles are really soft and I have not experienced any fall out from application or cleaning+drying the brush.My only thought is...the handle is really long and the bristles fanned out...how can I store this?
I use this brush with the Gotta Glow blush and it gives me a perfect, natural, dewy highlight that I adore. If I'm going out somewhere and don't feel like doing a full face of makeup, I use this to highlight, use some mascara, and leave :) I absolutely LOVE this brush and I highly recommend it to anybody interested in highlighting. Mine was bent when I got it, but after washing and conditioning it was back to normal. And it dries fast!
Having tried several other fan brushes, owning two others...this brush is just to thin and flimsy too be effective at anything you would commonly use a fan brush for. I did find one alternative use for it--to pick up elf High Definition Powder to transfer to a powder brush. Dipping any brush directly in the HD Powder just picks up too much product, and this brush picks up just enough for a light dusting. Cleans ok, and dries fast.
I've always wanted a fan brush in my set, but never wanted to pay 30$+ to get one. So finally i had a chance with the new studio line. Unfortunately it was a very sad day. It's too flimsy to use!! I haven't even found a great use for it. I've tried using it for bronzer [Luminance or Warm Tan, Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder from ELF is my FAV!!] It works OK but i rather use a big fluffy brush.Overall i wouldn't both even for [$]. :o(
I'm really disappointed with this brush. It arrived and the bristles were very splayed out, and droopy looking. I washed the brush, but the bristles remained floppy shaped after it dried. Usually soft brushes are essential, however this brush is so soft it just collapses when I try to use it, so it is completely ineffective. While I really like many of ELF's products and some other brushes I've tried - I do not recommend this one.
I read most of the reviews about this fan brush and I have to say, a fan brush is to remove fall outs from heavy eyeshadow application or dark color application: it is not meant to use for blush application as so many people want. The brush was damaged a bit when I got it and the hair aren't stiff enough to get rid of fall out so I trimmed it a bit. I think i should invest in a real quality fan brush instead of this one.
This brush is not to be used to APPLY makeup but rather to SWEEP it AWAY. The problem I see with this brush is that it's not of the greatest quality that I've seen, being a little too flimsy. So, if you are not familar with how to use a fan brush, I'd recommend that you do not buy this brush. However, for those you that DO have more experience, it's not a bad fan really...especially for the price.
This is the perfect brush to sweep away fallen eyeshadow gently. It does it so lightly, no marks are left on your face. I would say that this is a "must have" brush in your collection. It's also perfect to lightly dust highlighter on your face. I have found instead of dipping the brush in the powder, lightly tap some onto the brush surface and then apply. Can't do my daily make-up without it.
I just recently purchased this brush, and it seems good so far. It's extremely soft and maintains its fan shape. It is a bit small and not very dense, but I sort of figured that. I think this brush is good for brushing off fallout and excess powder. It also may work for an extremely light powder application. Overall, it is not an absolutely necessary or amazing brush, but it does it's job.
Yes, the brush is filmsy but, it does a great job of contouring. This brush is actually pretty good if you use it properly. I will use this to brush of fall-out and to contour. I used it today with the contour and blush set and the results were AMAZING. I have never been able to make contouring look so natural. I plan on trimming down the brush just a tad so that I have more control.
This is one of the two studio brushes that I did not like. I purchased the Fan Brush to remove fall out from my eyeshadow or to dust off blush if I had put on too much, but it just doesn't do the job very well. It isn't stiff enough to get rid of fall out, and whenever I opened it, it was bent to one side and cut unevenly. Good thing I got this brush for 75% off!
I like the softness of the bristles. It's easy to use. It wipes fall outs off well. Also I'm a person who does blush very light and natural so I like to use this for blush and it comes out great. The downfalls are the bristles aren't made durable if you like to bronze and/or highlight your face. Try a more durable brush for that, which is usually more expensive
I have two 12 sets of ELFs normal brushes and they all work wonderfully. The normal brush sets do not offer the Fan brush, [$] And it's well worth it.I've read other reviews saying it's flimsy, I hate to break it to you girls this is not made to apply product but to take the excess off that has fallen on cheeks and such. I hate to see the complaints from others about brushes falling apart or shedding. I have bought some of the most expensive brushes out there, (MAC) for instance and these are just as good if not better for the price difference. So stop whining, if you get a brush that the head falls off upon opening, do what any other resourceful person does, glue it back on. (I use Gorilla Glue because it is water proof once dry).If you get shedding, flick the brush a few times before the first use.No one is perfect and ELF does a lot for us all for an asking price of next to nothing. Everyone is entitled to an error or two.
I was not sure what to expect when I purcheded this brush. I was looking for a fan brush that did not cost a forutune, and one that I could use to lightly apply bronzers, highlighters, and face powders. Well, it turns out to be a great brush. The bristles are soft and bend when they touch the face, not stiff at all, or scratchy, or poke. The brush head is not dense, I would say more of a light density brush, but effective. The bristles pick up just the right amount of product - not too much, not too little - and you can control the amount on it by just picking up more product, if you want, or using a light hand, if you want less. You can place the product exactly where you want it; you can even contour with it in the hollows of your cheeks, which I do all the time with it. I have not had any shedding whatsoever from this brush, it's made well. I will be buying another one to have on hand. It is such a great brush and for such a great price :)
I use this to dust on translucent powder. It works really well, just a light dusting and it doesn't look cakey like it did with the other brush I was using. The only thing I didn't like was that the bristles were a little bit bent up on one side when I took it out of the package. Otherwise though, its really soft and it does the job.
I was very excited to try this brush but I am sad to say it was the worst brush I've ever used. I really like the other studio brushes but this one is way too thin and not sturdy enough like a proper fan brush should be. I can't think of anything I can use this brush with and it's a shame, because I could have gotten something else.
The packaging needs to be re-thought. My brush came in a plastic envelope and it was too small for the brush. It bent the bristles on one side and I still haven't been able to bring it back to it's fan shape. Overall... besides that, It is a good brush and great for applying highlight to cheeks or cleaning up fall-out.
I have wanted a fan brush for a long time(for blush and hilighting)and this is the best value. Others got up to 10x the price of this one! I bought two and i use one with e.l.f.'s healthy glow bronzing powder and another for a blush with lots of pigment because it doesn't pick up the pigment all that well.
This is a very good brush for everyday use it is gentle on skin and in my opinion well worththe few dollars! Also Comes in handy when you use loose eyeshadow on your eye and it can wipe away the bits that have fallen down on your face! I found this quite helpful and would reccomend it to everyone!
Everyone needs a fan brush...but not this one particular. When I got mine, the bristles were "bent", I guess, and now they are stuck like that. I tried using a brush guard to make them straight. Didn't work. Maybe it can work for eyeshadow fall out, but not for blush, highlighting, or whatever.
This fan brush is very soft, and has the perfect length bristles. I love that it is vegan friendly and the all black coloring is very stylish. The fan brush is very under utilized, but I use it for bronzer, highlighter, and detailed blending. It is a fantastic buy. ELF brushes are magnificent!
I have always had a problem applying blush. I read a review of this brush stating that it was good to use for blush. Glad I decided to try it. It can be hard to pick up the product with the brush, but it is super easy to apply just the right amount of blush in just the right place with it.
Eh, this is definitely not something I use every day. It's so light that it barely deposits anything--which is good, if that's what you want. I also find it a little difficult to get the right angle on my cheekbones, but I think that's something that will come if I try to use this more.
I've always wanted a fan brush but just couldn't justify paying the price other make up brands charge for their fan brushes. This brush is great! I really only use it to remove excess makeup or to get rid of loose eyeshadow that has fallen on my cheeks, but it's perfect for the job.
This is the only brush from ELF's studio line that I have a problem with. I ordered the entire set when it was 50% off, and I've had the brushes for quite some time and have been very happy with them. This fan brush is very flimsy and doesn't serve much of a purpose.
For me, when I got it, the item looked cheap and the little hairs were so far apart. And when I used it with product, nothing would go on nor off because once it touched my skin, the little bristles separated. It does not fan any fall out because of how thin it was.