With a recent groupon, and now a feature on HauteLook today, it seems that the word is getting around about budget beauty brand ELF Cosmetics. Their core (Essential) brand consists of products that are a dollar a pop, and their Studio brand has items $3+.

I wanted to share with you some of my favorite brushes ever, which happen to ELF brand, and $8 (total!).
Clockwise, from top to bottom are:

1) Powder Brush $3 http://www.eyeslipsface.com/studio/brushes/single-brushes/powder_brush
2) Eye Shadow Brush $1 http://www.eyeslipsface.com/elf/tools/single-brushes/eye_shadow_brush
3) Angled Foundation Brush $3 http://www.eyeslipsface.com/studio/brushes/single-brushes/angled_foundation_brush
4) Blending Eye Brush $1 http://www.eyeslipsface.com/elf/tools/single-brushes/blending_eye_brush

Brush 2 is probably my most favorite eyeshadow brush in the world. For what it does – being a densely packed, rounded soft brush that allows you to pack on the product while also blending it out – I love it. At the price of a dollar, I absolutely endorse this brush as being a tool that yields comparable results to that of any high end makeup line. Will it last forever? Probably not. But will it do the same job or better as the pricy brands? Yes. The value of this brush makes it something that I feel is an essential to EVERY SINGLE WOMAN IN THE WORLD’S makeup collection!

I’ve only been able to find their product here and there at random stores, Jack’s 99 cent store on 33rd street Manhattan has a pretty consistent assortment. The studio (black) brushes I’ve ordered from their website, but hautelook has a pretty great set on sale today. Looking to build or add on to your brush collection?The sale ends on Friday. And for $25 with shipping, this studio brush set is pretty hard to pass up.

Hautelook’s Elf Studio Brush Set

Do you have or know of any brushes that go above and beyond? Is there a brush that makes that winged cat-eye effortless? Or blending a breeze? I’d love to know!