Elf (Eyes Lips Face) had a 60% off sale on everything on their site about 2 weeks ago in honor of their 6 year anniversary. I had to thank my friend and fellow makeup artist, Stephanie Mz.Squeeks Patterson for letting me know. She told me about the sale before I even saw the email from Elf. I had been checking out their makeup artist brush belt for some time, so I decided to get that along with the brush shampoo that I love. I also decided to get their daily brush cleaner too. Here are my thoughts on the products:
Makeup Artist Brush BeltSo far I like the belt. It's very professional looking. It makes me feel "official" and professional, lol. It has about 25 slots to carry your brushes and you can also put in lip liners, eyeliners and glosses in the slots. It's made out of faux-leather and the price is $15, can't beat that because most brush belts start at $40. It has an adjustable strap for hippy girls like me. The belt can be worn around your shoulder or on your waist. I give this a grade "A."
Daily Brush Cleaner
What Elf says"An anti-bacterial daily brush cleanser for quick cleaning in-between makeup applications. Disinfects brushes to provide a fresh and clean application every time. Helps to keep your brushes lasting longer for extended use."
What I sayThis is 8.5 fl oz and only $3, that's why I love Elf because you get so much product and/or quality for the price. Aside from the price this cleanser does what it says. It's mostly made of alcohol which is of course what's used to clean brushes and disinfects. It does the trick. 1 spray will not do the trick for brushes that pick up a lot of color like the dense, thick brushes. You will need about 3 or 4 sprays and then you can wipe the brush with a paper towel to remove the color and then let the brush air dry. The cleanser does make the brushes dry quicker. I think this product is good for anyone who uses makeup brushes and I think it's also great for makeup artists who need to quickly clean their brushes in between clients. I give this a grade "A."
What Elf says"An anti-bacterial brush cleanser for thorough cleaning in-between makeup applications. Disinfects brushes to provide a fresh and clean application every time. Washes away traces of dirt, makeup, oil and debris from your brush while conditioning the hair to provide a clean and soft application for every use."
What I sayThis shampoo is 4.1 fl oz and it's $3.00. It's packaged smaller than the daily brush cleanser but the product is very concentrated. You just need a small drop for brush cleaning. I'm still on my first bottle that I bought back in April. I love this shampoo, it breaks up color in brushes like I've never seen before! It removes ALL of the color in 1 application. Once the color is removed you can rinse the brush and lay the brush flat to dry. I use this shampoo along with my Mac Brush cleaner because the Mac brush cleaner has alcohol in it to disinfect any bacteria but the brush shampoo does most of the work. It's been recommended to deep clean your makeup brushes about once a week to remove bacteria, this shampoo makes it so much easier to do the job than the old method that I was using. This product gets an "A" too!
If you haven't already check out Elf Cosmetics http://www.eyeslipsface.com/ their products are awesome! What are some of your favorite Elf cosmetics?