e.l.f. Studio Contour Brush Review

Hi guys,

I got this brush in a recent ELF haul, and decided to add this to cart because I have been wanting a good solid crease brush. I feel the Real Techniques deluxe crease brush and Real Techniques deluxe shadow brush (I use them to blend out transition shadow now) are too big for my eyes and so wanted to check out an ELF alternative. I did order the Angled Contour Brush with this, though I didn’t expect such a big difference in size between the two.

e.l.f. Studio Contour Brush

Product Claims:

This taklon brush can be used with wet or dry products. Be a professional makeup artist and create a flawless look with the e.l.f. studio brush! The domed bristles pick up a lot of color and deposit it onto the eyelid for extra definition. Adds depth close to the lash line and in the corner of the eye. Use to sweep colors along the lash line for concentrated  color.

e.l.f. Studio Contour Brush

e.l.f. Studio Contour Brush

My Experience with e.l.f. Studio Contour Brush:

Bristles:  The bristles are very soft and they don’t poke my eyes like the Real Techniques brushes do, which is very unusual (I have sensitive eyes). Taklon is a commonly used synthetic hair in many brushes. The bristles on this one also seem to be quite dense, unlike some others in this price range which may be sparser and hit and miss. Considering the price point, I did expect some shedding, but surprisingly enough, this has not shed so far. The ferrule, I believe, contributes to the bristles staying in place.

e.l.f. Studio Contour Brush

Shape of the brush:  The brush is nicely domed and tapers up right in the centre.

e.l.f. Studio Contour Brush

Use:  Since this is a small and compact crease brush, I tend not to use it for blending transition shadow; I find a fluffier brush works best for that. But this brush allows me to precisely lay the colour down, which is important while working on the crease. I prefer smaller brushes like this one because I have more control over the color placement. I use this for adding and blending/buffing out shadow on the outer V as well. You can build and layer on color easily with this also. I feel it is too big (for me personally) to smoke out pencil liner on top/bottom lash line as they claim. I prefer something even smaller. But you can use it if you like the diffuse effect that it gives on the lower/upper lash line. This brush wasn’t tested on animals, so that is huge plus.

e.l.f. Studio Contour Brush

I have been using this brush every day and love the fact that it is the tallest brush in my collection! Makes it easier to pick it up, but you have to be mindful of where to hold it to manoeuvre it since it is so long. It fits on my eye perfectly. If you have smaller eyes, you will absolutely love this brush and will find even more uses for it than I did.

Pros of e.l.f. Studio Contour Brush:

  • Soft bristles.
  • No bristles sticking out.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Multiple uses – for crease and placement of shadows in the outer V.
  • No shedding.
  • Not tested on animals.
  • Inexpensive.

Cons of e.l.f. Studio Contour Brush:

  • None.

Would I Repurchase e.l.f. Studio Contour Brush?

Yes, definitely.

IMBB Rating:


Overall, I think this is a great brush to add to any collection, ranging from people with giant makeup collections and who have been in the game for a while to even beginners.

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