EBELIN FOUNDATION BRUSH – A REVIEW

Ever since I started using foundation I have never reached for anything else but my fingers to apply it. Curiosity sometimes gets the better of us and I suddenly felt very keen to try out a foundation brush. The Shiseido foundation brush is also referred to as “the secret weapon” by many. There are numerous reviews about its excellency, but there was no way I was going to let myself pay €40+ for a foundation brush as I wasn’t sure if I was going to continue using it after the first wave of excitement passed. Instead, I bought a foundation brush that was often compared to the one by Shiseido. Ebelin is a home brand by the German drugstore DM which specialises in beauty tools. For the most part, I enjoy using their products and didn’t find myself let down by many.

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I paid €3,95 for Ebelin’s Make Up + Concealer brush at a DM store. Visually, it is similar to Shiseido’s brush. Functionally, I assume the difference lies in the bristles. While there are many bristles, they are packed too densly and I simply wasn’t able to find a way to use them efficiently. On my face, the flat top of the brush feels too rough and doesn’t bend easily under pressure, so applying make up with it becomes more of a struggle than a breeze. As visible in the photo, when wet, the bristles group together in a way that causes the application to become very streaky. Having to use fingers to blend out what the brush couldn’t proves that it wasn’t working for me. Even though I (thankfully) never had a reason to wear concealer, I would not recommend reaching for this brush to apply concealer. The flat top is too harsh for the delicate under eye area.

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After numerous tries, we still haven’t found a way to work together, so I am sad to say that this brush is wasting time in my make up drawer and will need to find a new owner.

Have you tried Ebelin’s foundation brush? If you also own the famous Shiseido brush, how do they compare?

  • Imam jedan kist ovog tipa, koji se slicno ponasa i isto mi je beskorisan. Na kraju sam ga koristila za konturiranje tj. za nekakvo ciljano nanosenje tamnijeg bronzera ili rumenila na jagodice, ali tesko blenda i bas to sto kazes, dlacice se skupe i postanu grube. Trenutno mi stoji na polici kao i tebi, iako se radi o drugom kistu :/ trenutno su mi najdrazi bas RT kistovi jer su izuzetno mekani i odlicno blendaju, a koza mi ne podnosi ostre ili grube kistove.

  • dee

    ebelin kistove nisam srela u hrvatskim dm-ovima (šteta, šteta, čula sam da je blending dobar, kao i fake beauty blender spužvica). inače puder ne nanosim kistom, imam dvije lijeve za to. predugo traje i nikad nisam zadovoljna rezultatom, radije posežem za vlažnom spužvicom, ili ga packam prstima. :seljobeljo: :)

  • mfashionfreak

    Nisam nikad probala ni Ebelin ni Shiseido :) vjerna sam Ecotools kistovima i imam par Sigminih :D

  • Vidim Mac F&B, možeš li mi reći kako ga nanosiš, a da najbolje izgleda? Kupila sam ga prije par tjedana, ali još uvijek tražim najidealnije nanošenje.
    P.s. Slike, kao i uvijek, predivne :)

  • Meni se najbolje nanosi prstima, predivno mi se stopi s kožom. Kistići mi eto ne funkcioniraju, pojedu ga.

  • meni je dobar za korektor, al ne bas i za puder nekako mi je premali

  • Kada je ova četka tek izašla, odmah sam je poželela. Ali uskoro je došao BLUSH brend četkica i njihova 32ojka je sada već super poznata. Najbolja četka za blendanje pudera.

  • Mells corner

    Ja sam kupila hvaljeni Shiseido kist i iskreno nije mi se svidio. Daleko od toga da je kvalitetan i nije grub, ali je jednostavno premalen i dlačice su tako gusto zbijene da ja s njim nikako nisam uspjela lijepo nanijeti puder – bio on kremast ili tekuć. Na kraju sam ga prodala jer mi je bilo glupo da skuplja prašinu u ladici. Za Ebelin primjerak sam čula dosta negativnih recenzija, pa me niti tvoja ne iznenađuje :/

  • Crystal

    Hi! New reader here. So happy to find an English blog about makeup products available in Austria! :) I haven’t tried Ebelin’s or Shiseido’s brush (but I really want to try Shiseido’s … sooo expensive) but I do have a similar brush from Zoeva and I am really liking it so far.

  • Oh I keep hearing about Zoeva’s brushes! Makes me reaaally want to try them! Thank you for reading! :)

  • A ja sam baš očekivala da su Shiseidove dlačice mekanije, iako su jako zbijene kao i na Ebelinovom kistu. Shiseido je baš hvaljen na sve strane, pa me eto čudi da si ga prodala. :)

  • Nisam uopće čula za Blush četkice, gdje je dostupna za kupiti?

  • Uf meni nije dobar ni za što! :( Imam osjećaj da više pudera nestane i potroši nego što lijepo izblenda na koži.

  • Ja sam se poslije ovog neuspjeha vratila dobrim prstima koje uvijek imam sa sobom! :D Prsti barem ne upiju tonu pudera kao većina kistića i spužvica.

  • Definitivno se moram baciti u istraživanje o kistićima, da budem bolje informirana nego što sam sada. :D

  • Kod nas je uvoznik Alexandar Cosmetics.

  • Ena Sarić

    Joj, mislim da mu ne bih odoljela… ali ustedjela si mi pare! :D