Best ELF Brushes You Must Have: Which Ones Are Worth Buying?

(Last Updated On: July 19, 2018)

If you’ve been putting on makeup for longer than a few months now, you’ve already realized that makeup brushes are one of the most important aspects of your beauty routine. Of course, you might be one of those few super talented ones that can apply makeup with their fingers, but chances are you’ve already noticed how big of a difference a good brush makes.

That said, not all are made equally. Certain brands make ones better than the others, and sometimes some brands just work better for us for no logical reason. One of those brands that I recently realised makes make up tools that simply work great for me is ELF. Cosmetics


Best ELF Brushes

elf Powder brush

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This is a flat-top synthetic powder brush that is soft, absorbent and suitable to use with both wet and dry products. It easily creates a professional sculpted look and can be used for powder or blush for perfect contouring.

Why It’s So Popular:
– Super soft and dense
– Works great with both liquid and powder products
– Doesn’t shed
– Doesn’t bleed
– Gives a airbrushed look when used with foundation

Keep In Mind:
– Sometimes has a strong chemical scent
– Sometimes a couple of uneven bristles can be found

elf Cosmetics 11-Piece Studio Makeup Collection

11 piece-min

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This set contains 11 brushes of the ELF professional line. This is a great set, perfect for traveling or for your busy, fast-paced lifestyle. The set features a sleek, water-resistant case that holds and protects the full collection. It includes: a water-resistant case, brushes for  eyeshadow “C”, complexion, small angled, small smudge, fan, powder, angled foundation, concealer, small precision, blush, contouring.

Why It’s So Popular:
– Soft and durable
– Good selection
– Nice waterproof case
– Easy to clean
– Great set for traveling


elf Studio 11 Piece Brush Collection

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One more great set, this time from the Studio line. This set contains 11 brushes (Eyeshadow; Complexion; Small Angled; Small Smudge; Fan; Powder; Angled Foundation; Concealer; Small Precision; Blush; Contouring) all packed in a sleek makeup case making it super practical for aspiring makeup artists or frequent travelers.

Why It’s So Popular:
– Really soft
– Good for sensitive skin
– Great variety
– Case also has room for more brushes to hold
– Synthetic
– Handle length is perfect for everyday use


e.l.f. Cosmetics 12 Piece Set

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Another great set that contains pretty much all that you might need at the moment. The set includes 12 brushes: concealer, blush/bronzer, foundation, blending eye, smudge eye sponge, eyeliner, total face, defining eye, eyelash and brow wand, lip defining, brow comb and an eye shadow one.

Why It’s So Popular:
– Comes with description on usage, great for newbies
– Really nice handles
– Really soft bristles
– Long lasting
– Great starter set
– Easy to wash


e.l.f. Luxe Makeup Collection

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The Luxe Makeup set practically offers all the basic tools you need to create any everyday or night look. Each set contains brushes for face (kabuki), face, foundation, blush / bronze and blending , fan, powder, concealer, eyeshadow, lip defining, eyeliner, and a brow comb.

Why It’s So Popular:
– Amazing for beginners
– Really easy to work with
– Super soft
– Well designed
– Easy to clean and maintain


Facts To Know

You don’t have to follow hundreds of beauty blogs and magazines to notice how recently everyone has been freaking out over this new drugstore brand. It’s been everywhere – in all the makeup videos and everyone’s beauty must have lists.

ELF Cosmetics is an Oakland-based company whose name stands for Eyes, Lips, Face. The company was founded back in 2004 by two beauty obsessives, on their quest to creating affordable makeup after noticing that there were often expensive cars parked outside the 99-cent makeup stores.

They believed (and I bet we all agree) that nobody should have to save money and skip lunches in order to be able to afford good makeup. And they succeeded – they built a good quality makeup line that everyone can afford.

One of the other things they’re good at is how they’re always trying so hard to listen to what customers have to say about making their products better, noticing people’s’ suggestions and actually implementing them.

General Customer Reviews

People all over the internet are going crazy over the drugstore brand, comparing some of their $5 products to five times more expensive high-end ones. Some even claim that their makeup is the best you can get for the price. But of course, just like any other brand, they have their hits and misses. Good thing is, news about nice products spreads really fast, so with so many reviews on each of their products you can immediately judge whether it’s worth it or not.

But even with their not-so-good products, I’d say that with that price, it’s completely worth giving them a try. This makes them super suitable for everyone who is trying to learn new techniques, experiment with a new style or just try out a new type of product without spending a ton of money.

One of those products I definitely recommend you trying is their brushes. I found that they work really great for me. I’ve already tested many of them, so here are my very favorite sets that I’d recommend to anyone looking for high quality, but affordable makeup tools.


If you haven’t yet tried any ELF brushes or your already loving this brand and want to buy more, its definitely worth taking a look at some of these that I have recommended. I really hope that you enjoy experimenting with this brand and I would love to here any of your comments and thoughts below.

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