Friday, May 01, 2009

Review: Ellana Buffer Brush


Gosh this is a big brush! I don't have a MAC buffer brush so I can't compare, but as you can see, just from the handle itself, it's a chubby brush. This brush is synthetic, so it's definitely soft and not scratchy. The great thing about this is because of its size, it's perfect for buffing mineral foundation if you're in a hurry because it covers a lot of area quickly.

Let me just give a quick rundown of pros and cons:

PROS
  • available locally for P750 (around $15)
  • soft and not scratchy
  • fluffy and dense

CONS

  • minimal shedding
  • the handle is so fat that I can't find a brush roll/belt/case that it can fit in so it's a challenge to store

Rating: 4.5/5

I'd give it a 5 if it didn't shed a bit, as I noticed with Ellana brushes.

20 comments:

Chrissy said...

Do you use this to apply foundation?

You know what I think Ellana just bought these generic from a supplier because Nu Yu minerals has the exact same one... as well as the Ellana baby buki.

Nice review! And I found that it was a bit too heavy, personally.

Crystal said...

yes i use this for mineral foundation. really nuyu has this? the last time i heard, nuyu's kabuki was made of animal hair. i guess they have new brushes already. yeah, mmu companies normally just buy brushes from a supplier. like my forever female flat top which is exactly the same as the dreamworld flat top :P

Askmewhats said...

wow this brush is huge :) but i can see how soft it is :)

shasta said...

I've always been curious about this brush. Thanks for the review.

*Looks at brush collection and ties hands together to stop self from ordering*

Yumeko said...

oooh i dont have many big brushes so its nice to read some reviews!!

Crystal said...

nikki, yes it is soft!

shasta, lol! haha. gale and sutil both have reviews of this brush in their blog too of you want to check it out.

Crystal said...

yumeko, yup this is the biggest buffer brush i've seen in person!

Pammy said...

the brush is huge! is it kinda heavy as well due to its size?

Crystal said...

pammy, yes the brush is kinda heavy because the handle is already thick. but the weight doesn't bother me.

donnarence said...

i have been wanting to try this.. however, when i saw this it was not that appealing to me as it was on the pictures.. perhaps due to the bristles.. but really nice review i will now reconsider in getting one.

Crystal said...

donnarence, when i saw it in person at the ellana showroom i thought it was scratchy but it's actually just because of the accumulated makeup. after it's washed, it's soft already. hope that helped. if you're still unsure, check out other reviews before you buy. i'm satisfied with it though.

DeBi said...

wow! i think i need to get this one.
thanks for the review

Crissy said...

ooh thanks for the review :D

purplesilke said...

thanks for the review.. i've been meaning to get this. right now, i just have their baby buki brush and it's really soft!

Blair said...

I hate shedding! I'll be swirling and whatnot and I'll see some hairs on my face, icks!!

Ida said...

that is one huge brush. which is good! is it super heavy? i'm satisfied so far with the ellana brushes that i've tried :)

Sarah said...

Oooh wow this brush looks amazinggggggggggggg!

Crystal Gale said...

Crystal, nice review! We have the same rating for this brush hehe although I gave it 4/5 because of the size of the handle..if only they made it shorter I will definitely give this brush a 5/5...mine didn't shed :)

Crystal said...

debi and crissy, no prob.

purplesilke, yes, ellana brushes are so soft.

blair, the shedding isn't bad that you'll find hair in your face. it just sheds a hair or two rarely.

Crystal said...

ida, no this brush isn't super heavy but it is considerable heavy.

sarah, haha am i enabling you?

gale, the length of the handle doesn't bother me it's just the width. of course, since the brush is so thick, you can't really blame them for making the handle thick. mine shed a hair once.

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