Cheap Treats: ELF Stipple Brush

Happy March 1st! First of all, where did February go? I think I'm still stuck in Disney World :) I'll be sharing more about that soon. In the meantime, check out my latest Cheap Treat. I like to share with you things I love that are $10 or fewer. Today's treat is the ELF Stipple Brush. It's only $3 and has so many uses! Y'all know I love a multi-use product. Read on:

Why do you need this brush in your makeup bag? 

  • It's only $3 (you can go up on the price for different brands; just Google it).
  • In spring/summer we tend to wear lighter makeup, and this is just great for that.
  • Many of you commented on yesterday's post that you have oily skin and can't use the BB Cream I recommended. The ELF Stipple Brush creates that airbrushed effect.
  • It can also be used to apply mineral makeup.
  • Do those gel blushes or cheek stains seem a little intimidating? Gently rub the brush on the blush and apply . Fool-proof, I tell ya.
  • Stippling/skunk brushes are also great for applying highlighter or bronzer.

How do you use it?
  • Dispense a small amount of liquid foundation/tinted moisturizer on the back of your non-dominant hand (or use a makeup sponge) and dip your brush in it. Now, dab and swirl!
  • Stipple, aka dab, the foundation onto your face.
  • Next, swirl the foundation you dabbed all over. If the black bristles are moving, you're swirling too hard. That's it! 
  • Note: if you have severely dry skin, I would not recommend putting on foundation with any sort of brush (stipple, kabuki, foundation, etc). Use a damp sponge or fingers instead.
What cheap treats have you been loving lately? Share below!
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  1. Love those tips! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!

  2. I am a big fan of the bamboo eco tools. They are so soft!

  3. I've never heard or seen this brush before! Thanks for the tip. I need to add it to my brush cup now :)

  4. I really need new make up brushes. I just bought some but they aren't very soft :(

  5. Hi dear, after this thorough and good review, I realized that I really need to get this brush or something similar.

  6. I have so many makeup brush sets that I never use! I'm pretty sure I have a stripple in there too. Now that I know what it's called and how to use it, I'll be dusting it off :)

  7. I have one of these in my brush set and never use it - I suppose I should give it a whirl!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

  8. Such a great find! Totally getting one!

  9. Thank you for sharing this post!! Very informative.

  10. Such a great yet cheap find.....you can't ask for anything more!

  11. Thanks for the tip!. I'm always on the lookout for cheap brushes. :)

  12. I'm so silly. I bought one a while back then gave it my sister! Need it back now! lol

  13. Looks like a great brush! I'm excited to hear more about Disney World. :)

  14. I could seriously use a tutorial on brushes period. Sounds like I need one of these.

  15. Great tips!! e.l.f. really has some great products.

  16. OK...I have never tried any products from ELF...have read a lot of great reviews and this brush sounds fab...only $3? NICE

  17. Sounds like a great brush! And what a price. Gotta love ELF. :)

    Can't wait to hear about Disney. Hope you had fun! xoxo

  18. ELF makes a lot of great little inexpensive goodies.

    rolala loves

  19. My fav cheap treat: Aquaphor ointment for super chapped lips and dry cuticles.

    The winter has ravaged my skin and this stuff does wonders! :)


  20. Thanks for the tips, sounds like a great brush!

  21. I can't get over the PRICE!

  22. I've been using mineral makeup for years and I think this brush will fit right in with my routine.

  23. Love your tips and for just $3 I definitely need to add this brush to my makeup bag.

  24. Thanks - this would be great for tinted moisturizer!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  25. I cannot WAIT to hear about Disney! I was so jealous when you told me that you would be riding rides Sunday!! :P

    Thank you for your comment love lately! Sorry I'm so behind in replying:(


  26. This reminds me I need to buy a few more brushes. What a fantastic price.:)

  27. I love this brush, I have one and I've had it for years. Funny huh?

    Also, I loved your guest post on Denmark, so chic and great. Love the pictures and the post altogether. Thanks again for all the R&D, you're awesome.


  28. Love a good makeup brush! And the price is right!

    xo Mary Jo

  29. Happy Friday!!

    I’m having my first giveaway come and check it out!


    Have a great weekend!!

    ♥ Shia

  30. Thank you for visiting my blog! I am a followers of yours! And I love it! So much!!!
    You are adorable.
    Let me know if you wanna be blog buddies or do button swap or anything!!
    Oh, Just Livin' the Dream

  31. What a great tip! I may have to pick one of these up!

  32. I like ELF brushes, they might be cheap, but the quality isn't bad at all!

  33. I need to go get one, love that it can be used with mineral make up and cheek stains! $3 can't beat it!

  34. I am the worst when it comes to make up brushes! I have no idea what to do with each one.
    Thanks for the tips on this one!


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