The Elf professional blending eye brush is a small, synthetic, domed fluffy brush with a completely round ferrule meaning the hair of the brush is movable, flexible and perfect for its main purpose - a whole lotta blending.
I use it primarily for crease/ contouring and general blending out as it's the perfect size and density for it. However I've also used it for blending concealer both under the eye and on the odd blemish.
I haven't noticed any shedding but I am yet to wash it. So far the shape has stayed beautifully even after some heavy duty smokey eyes.
I've been clicking round the blogosphere and I’d say it's somewhere in between the MAC 217 and 226. I am by no way suggesting this is anywhere near the same quality/ league of brush as those of MAC but I am very pleasantly surprised with the quality of such a cheap brush and would definitely recommend this brush if you're on a budget. (Or like me, you just don’t feel the need to splash out on a brush of that price)
I've heard a few criticisms of elf's lack of consistency with their products; such as them varying in quality, shape, size, etc... I have yet to experience this, or any problems with elf's products but I would keep it in mind when purchasing. There does seem to be a slight variant between the size/ length of the bristles but it is so slight I doubt you would find it that noticeable or a major difference in how the brush works.
I’ve found this a really great multifunctional brush, I currently have two, but I can see me picking up many more in the future (and at £1.50, why the hell not?) There is also a blending brush in the elf mineral range which I'd love to try out as I’m sure it’ll come in just as useful.
This was purchased along with a few others, as my first brushes from elf and as far as I’m concerned, I think the pros outweigh the cons and if in doubt - consult the price tag!
Hope this has been helpful/ interesting for you chicks :)