e.l.f. Cosmetics Foundation Brush


3.8 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars39%
  • 4 Stars26%
  • 3 Stars21%
  • 2 Stars10%
  • 1 Star5%


Achieve an ultra smooth, poreless finish when applying foundation, tinted moisturizer, or other creamy face product. The tapered bristles are designed to contour your face for a seamless, flawless finish.

How To Use:

  1. Using the brush, apply any cream or liquid foundation to the face starting from the nose, and working outward towards the hair and jaw lines.
  2.  To blend, use outward patting strokes going all the way to the upper neck. 


Softbristles Allow For Soothing Application Of Powders And Bronzers.

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e.l.f. Cosmetics Foundation Brush
e.l.f. Cosmetics Foundation Brush
Reviews (1,126)
Q&A (27)
Media (59)
  • "Very inexpensive i use it for my liquid foundation it leaves streaks you just have to work with a little more then the norm to get that smooth finish" in 20 reviews
  • "This brush is ok but not as a foundation brush it leaves streaks but I do use it to blend the concealer under my eyes and it works pretty good." in 10 reviews
  • "I am a huge elf fan especially there brushes but this brush was not a fave it just doesn't get an even application and its texture is weird so not a brush i would recommend." in 7 reviews
  • "When compared to its big sister the $3 angled foundation brush this one comes up a little short but it still gets the job done." in 7 reviews
  • "is a good brush for me, i love this brush is easy to use when i apply my make up and very soft and better of all is cheap, i love e.l.f" in 7 reviews
Kayla T.
Rice, MN
94 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I agree with everyone saying, this is not a foundation brush, and it shouldn't be labeled as so. But, it's my all time favorite brush to apply face masks! For only $1, I've been using it for years to apply charcoal or creamy masks, and it's held up this whole time. I have a Real Techniques brush that looks like this one, and I still prefer e.l.f. 
Brandy A.
Sparta, Tn
54 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Purchased at: Walmart
Most e.l.f. brushes are great! They feel nice and do their job fantasticly. Most importantly, they are cheap prices. When properly cared for they last a while. The foundation brush was not the most dense brush, but did its job
Kay❤💋💄 L.
Cherryville, NC
78 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
My sister got this for me and I love it. It applies my foundation evenly and feels so soft. Even though it’s a drugstore brush, it works like a high end brush. It’s easy on the budget and easy to work with.
Cresha J.
Detroit, MI
129 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Purchased at: Dollar Tree
I also found this at my local Dollar Tree and was amazed at the results. I didn't know about elf because I don't do make up like that. I like how it blend and it was amazing at results.
Koraima P.
La Palma , CA
317 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
As a foundation brush I would not recommend this brush it goes on very streaky and the bristles are a bit stiff and rough for my preference. I found great use for this as my face masks brush and they wash really easily. It is a very inexpensive brush that you can find at any drugstore, target or walmart.
kristen s.
east northport
15 reviews
love these elf brushes. i personally don’t use these types of brushes to apply my foundation, but i find this brush has multiple uses. i use this brush to apply face masks and it really helps to evenly distribute the product and coat my face. i’ve has mine for about a year and a half, i wash it 3-4 times a week and the bristles are holding up really really well. great product for a great price.
Karla H.
106 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I use to use this brush before I tried their black powder brush and it was alright for makeup. I ended up finding a way better use for these since I had purchased a few, I now use them when I give myself some homemade facials. Works great and evenly allows you to spread the mixtures on your face. I would recommend to use this for fave masks instead of makeup
Casey D.
50 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I have used this face brush from this set of Elf Brushes for a long time. Elf has amazing brushes and they hold up pretty well, are good quality (and always getting better) and are at an amazing price too. I always recommend them to people that want a more affordable option! Although, personally I don't like this brush for foundation, I prefer a dense kabuki type brush to press my foundation into the skin for coverage and blend. This brush works like a paint brush and doesn't blend all that well... The rest of the set though is worth a try for the money, I don't think you'll be disappointed. Also, if you ever buy off the website, customer service is always super helpful and pleasant to work with!
Quinn H.
Altamonte Spg, FL
100 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Kinda disappointed with ELF with this one. This brush looked promising the bristles seemed decent and not too stiff. I went to the store looking for a new beauty blender when I saw this I figured for the price, hell I'll try it and a new blender. I should have just stuck with the blender, this did the job as far as putting the foundation on my skin. It held ALOT of product and seemed to be drinking it quite honestly. Not only did it take a lot of product, it left streaks that no matter how hard I worked they just kept streaking. I had to manually blend them out with the blender (at that point why not just use the blender all over instead you know) I wouldn't purchase this one again. 
Marilyn C.
Rockford, MN
7 reviews
At first I loved this brush, but after becoming more experienced with tools I realized that is was not blending my foundation at all. I felt like I was just slapping it on my face and painting it on. It does not leave a natural finish. I have tried with dewy foundations and matte foundations, low end and high end. This does not work for me
Yarimar R.
Blue Island, IL
32 reviews
Are these elf brushes worth buying ?
Melani B.
Universal City, TX
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Would you purchase other ELF products? I know they have makeup in addition to the brushes.
Sydney W.
Chehalis, WA
9 reviews
What is the best elf makeup product? I have a problem veering away from Sephora but I know I have hear great things about elf.. just a little scared to try the makeup.. HELP!
Candace T.
271 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
How do you clean this brush? The foundation never comes off
Maria D.
56 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Are elf products prices starting to raise higher

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