This brush has a nice, matte black handle, I don't know what material it's made of, as I couldn't find any information about it on Elf's website, but I can assure you that it feels nice to the touch and looks well made! It's neither a long nor a short (travel size) handle, it's somewhere inbetween, which I find really convinient! You can find the name of the brush printed on the handle in white writing, which is great, especially for beginners! ;)
The actual brush is amazing!!! It's made of synthetic hairs (Taklon to be exact) and it's really soft!! When I first got it and washed it no dye came out and it didn't lose any hairs, which was amazing, considering that this is a face brush and usually face brushes lose a couple of hairs during the first wash! I didn't notice any nasty smell either! It still doesn't shed, which is great, because I hate picking up hairs off my face! Keep in mind that this brush is quite flat and small as you can see in the pictures, so don't expect a big fluffy brush!
This brush was designed to be used with blush and that's what I use it for! My cheeks are quite big, but not huge, so this brush has the perfect size for me! If you have very big cheeks though this brush will propably be a little bit small for you! Since this is a quite flat brush I'm sure you could use it for contouring as well, as it fits perfectly on the hollows of the cheeks! :)
You can find this great brush online here, but I haven't told you the best part yet! You know what they say..you get what you pay for... Well, that's definitely not the case, as this brush retails for only £3.50, yet it feels and performs like a high-end one! ;) Definitely check it out, you *have* to have this brush!! Trust me and you won't regret it! ;)