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The e.l.f. Cosmetics Putty Primer Applicator is a dual-ended tool for easy, sanitary putty primer application.
How to Use
Rated 4.62 out of 5 stars
Far more hygienic than putting fingers in the putty, and easier to scoop it out without *digging* into the putty. I used to have to keep swirling my finger to get a small film of putty on my finger, spread a little bit, swirl some more, etc.
This thing can just dig in and be ready to go.
Hygienically speaking, you're not double-dipping like described above (with face oils, any dirt, etc mixed in from fingers) and then touching your face with it - while this sounds paranoid, if you have acne prone skin or have active, young kids, it's a big deal.
Also great - your fingers don't end up with a layer of primer on them that needs to be wiped/cleaned before you do anything else! Haha!
The only awkward thing is putting it on like the lady in the video (applied to the face right off the scoop), but it's doable after a tiny learning curve - if not just take the putty off the scoop with your finger and dab around your face. Once you finger out how to get the putty off the scoop swipe-by-swipe in different places like she did in the video (takes a second, but warming it against the skin seems to help), you're pretty much contactless with the putty primer and no mess/slippery feeling on the fingers.
The brush is nice and dense, soft and buffs the primer around the face nicely.
While it does pick up a little bit of the primer between the bristles, the scoop gives plenty for the whole face. It's dense enough that it could be used as a foundation brush, too, afterwards (I use powder foundation, so I likely won't be dipping from primer to dry compact with the little bit of warmed primer still in the bristles, personally - but I don't see why those that use a liquid foundation on the back of their hand or dabbed on the face can't use it right after buffing in the primer).
The scoop, while fat and very blunt, scoops and scrapes putty primer like butter.
I purchased this online and was shocked when I opened the box to see how small it was. It looks like a travel brush. It's not a bad brush but I would not have purchased this if I had seen the true size.
Marsha, your Sparkle Specialist from Taylorsville, KY
So far this brush has proven to be a good purchase. I haven't had it long so I'm not sure how it will hold up over time. Also, it hasn't been washed yet, that will tell another story 😉
buffysummers from Italy
I bought this in February and it's been my go to brush for cream, stick and liquid brushes ever since (applies the putty blushes perfectly), it's so easy to use and it blends everything really easily, great for beginners or if you want/need to do your makeup quickly and on the go.
I recently tried using it to apply the primers (i usually just apply with my fingers) and i really liked the result and application (especially with the luminous one), i just ordered some other brushes to test out with the bronzers and blushes to see how they compare but I'm definitely getting another one of this to use only with the primers. Great value for the price!
Donna from Delaware
This was the perfect brush! I was using it for everything Cream related.. Then one day I was cleaning it and every bristle fell out! I know how to clean my brushes. I have hundreds of them and this has never happened to me. I'm thinking it must've been defective or something so I am going to purchase another one since I haven't seen anyone else complain about this.
Nina2021 from San Antonio, Tx
I love this for all my putty elf products. The only problem is that the bristles being to fall out after 3 washes. I would not recommend washing too often.
mich2mich from Las Vegas NV
This is a must have for primer application. I used the primers prior to this brush and it was good. But I honestly think the brush makes applying and the overall look much better. I use all three primers and really do love the brush.
Ashmw4 from Columbiana, AL
I love the "dual factor" that this brush carries. Especially helpful when trying to save room in a small makeup bag!
Desilaib from undisclosed
The brush is of good quality and is so affordable! Totally love it!
Dessarae from Pittsburgh, pa
Awesome little brush. I say little because it is small. That is why I took one star off. Other than that it work amazingly.
EricaWass from Nebraska
I bought this brush to use for the putty blush because I thought something dense would give a better color pay off. This does the job perfectly! It's small enough that you can be precise and fit it in the jar, but big enough that it does the job well. If you're looking at any of putty primers/blushes/bronzers, you'll definitely want to get one of these as well!
Erica W from Nebraska
Dee from Baltimore, MD
I bought this to try and loved it! the scoop is actually very nice. i thought it was strange the way it was shaped and product would still be on it, but nope. It scoops the perfect amount to dab on my face and blend with the brush. I love it and am glad I got it!
Ilse b from Phoenix, AZ
I bought this a while ago and I loved it. It really helps with applying your putty primer
RubyDiana from Atlanta, GA
I like using this for the putty. I was using a brush directly on the putty and it was leaving brush hairs behind. And I really dont like using my fingers for it. So this was perfect. The brush hairs also blend everything very well in. Its soft and just overall great.
Merryl505 from london
This brush makes applying the primer a lot more easier and cleaner
Mdmdms from london
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MrsArambula from Houston, TX
I actually bought it for the putty bronzer and brushes and its perfect! Its the right size, it fits in the pot, its not too big because its not for foundation so its precise enough and perfectly dense to pick the product.
MrsArambula from Tx
Chancecc from Houston te
Originally I was like I can apply the putty without the brush. But that brush change everything. It gets a smooth application and makes mega easy work with my "natural makeup" look. Love it
outdoorswith from undisclosed
This brush is very well made and excellent in design.
Sarah1984 from undisclosed
This is so good. It's a very unique brush and scoop tool. Very easy to use. Scoop up the putty well. The brush is so soft and blends my primer perfectly. Highly recommend this product.
DeeC1976 from Reading UK
This brush is great for smoothing out the putty primer. Also good that it has a spoon style on one end, means no more getting primer under my nails.
🍰 from snansd
ok it's a good blend brush but the putty primer does cause the bristles to clump together a little bit.
AC87 from Derby
The softest brush I've ever used. Blends the primer perfectly. The scoop is a great idea, although I'm still trying to find the best way to utilise the scoop for application. Other than that I love it!
Munstar from Derby