Monday, January 18, 2010

REVIEW: EcoTools 6 Piece Brush Set

Overall Rating: 4/5
$11-$14 CAD and single brushes alone range from $5-$9.
Packaging: Blush Brush, eyeshadow brush, concealer brush, angled eyeliner brush, brow and eye comb, and hemp brush roll.
Would you buy this again? Yes, I would!

***Description on package***

This earth friendly set shows respect for the planet:
-bamboo handle has a low impact on the earth's resources as it is a highly sustainable plant
-synthetic Taklon bristles are 100% cruelty free
-Sleek ferrule is made from recycled aluminum

(left to right) : blush brush, eyeshadow brush, concealer brush, angled eyeliner brush, brow and comb brush.

Blush Brush
This brush is insanely soft!!! I love it! It is dense and firm so it is perfect for precise application of bronzing powders. I use this to define the hollows of my cheeks.

Eyeshadow Brush
This brush is dense and soft much like the blush brush. However, I find that it doesn't pick up shadows well and is hard to blend colors with. I prefer my ELF $1 eyeshadow brush over this anytime.

Concealer Brush: (pic above)
This is my favorite out of the bunch! It's so soft .. well all of them are... but this one is the perfect shape for concealing under eyes. It's pointy at the tip and not too thin nor thick. It feels so smooth on my delicate eye area! It blends concealer easily without leaving streaks. Love this one so much! PS- There's also a foundation version of this brush which I have but haven't used.

Angled Eyeliner Brush:
I like this one too. It's stiff and really precise... it might be a bit too thick for gel or cream liners but it's great for blending eyeshadow closer to the lash line and filling in eyebrows.

Brow and Eye Comb:
Same as any other... I prefer lash combs that are made of steal/metal because I find the plastic ones like these always break off. Actually, I don't really use brow combs! I like spoolies (pic below)!
All in all, these brushes are awesome! Ecotools brushes can be found at your local drugstore. Since single brushes can cost up to $9.50 CAD, I highly recommend buying the sets that come with a hemp brush roll! If you wear mineral makeup, check out the Ecotools 5 Piece Brush Set. It comes with a Mineral Powder Brush, Concealer Brush, Eye Shading Brush, Baby Kabuki, and a brush pouch!

Until next time! Toodles!


e.motion in motion said...

I have this and I love it too :D I like that the blush brush is super soft but dense and firm. I'm opposite with you though on the e/s and concealer brush lol! Mine picks up color really well, so I like to use it with the ELF e/s brush too XD The concealer brush is super soft too but not as firm as I'd like :( I do wanna try the foundation one too, and the other brush set!!

Kate Gene said...

I have this set and absolutely love it! I would like to get a full set of MAC brushes, but I'm not willing to shell out the cash.

I bought this set and a bronzer brush and love them all! I agree with you... The eyeshadow brush is... eh. But I heart the rest!

The Sigma pink travel set is on sale for $39.00 (or it was the other day); I'm still thinking about getting it!

Great review, homeskillet! LOL!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing!
I was hesitant about trying this out. It does make more sense to buy it as a bundle instead of individually!

xphoebelinax said...

thanks for sharing honey! :) i've seen this at my local drugstore and was really interested in buying it :D

K said...

I have this set, too! I like the Blush brush the best.. I find myself just sweeping it all over my face because it's so soft, LOL.

I got mine at Winners!

cLaRa711 said...

I own the Set By Alicia Silverstone and I love it. I agree with you regarding the Eyeshadow Brush, I also prefer my ELF E/s Brush & I love the blush brush=D

Nice Review


KimWen said...

I have the same brush set and bought some individual ones as well and i love them. they are so soft and the bamboo handles are pretty.

Dee said...

I thought the shadow brush was crap. Didn't pick up anything for me, lol. I like the blush brush too! So soft! I prefer the 5-piece mineral set over the 6-piece. I love the mini kabuki! Great review!

❤ Ee Von said...

i have the 5 piece one and i absolutely love it! they are all insanely soft that i think i feel the brushes with my fingers more than using them on my face haha. this is a great review! more people should know about the ecotools brushes.

amynaree said...

great review! i keep hearing good reviews about them but never pick any up!

Liana said...

thanks for reviewing these, i've been thinking about buying them for some time now :)

Becky (everyday makeup) said...

I love their brushes!!!! no, Im in love with their brushes lol. Awesome review :)

Bea said...

hi! nice review. im gonna buy that soon. hugs! :) btw, i followed you. check me out too. :]

alittlebitofevrything said...

thanks for the review girly :) i nominated you for an award on my blog!


Anonymous said...

i just began blogging and also using eyeshadows and such and i bought these as my first set of brushes and i love them, i do agree that i would prefer my elf brush over the eyeshadow brush as well because the eye shadow brush is just too hard! and it doesn't pick much up but yea i followed! you have a great blog here!!!

Jane said...

Which drug store did you get this from? I've only seen them at London drugs yet they don't have any sets :(

thanks in advance !

Cowgirl_Cristal said...

Great review! I always wondered about those eco tools brushes..

we all want good brushes that are not too expensive =)

love your blog girl!

Estée said...

The first time I tried these brushes I could not believe the quality!
I was sort of in a pinch and just need a cheap brush, but I was pleasantly surprised to say the least!