Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Review: Ecotools brush set for mineral makeup

The Ecotools 5 piece brush set for mineral makeup is my first ever brush set (I’m a makeup newbie, remember?). This is my third purchase of a real make-up brush, first was a Nichido kabuki brush and second was an ELF eye shadow brush.

Before I tell you the reasons why I think this brush set is suitable for use of beginners like me, here’s what EcoTools has to say about this product:

Ecotools Bamboo 5 piece brush set (great for mineral makeup)
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.
  • Cosmetic case is made from natural cotton and hemp

 Mineral Powder Brush
Apply powder or mineral foundation all over face in a circular, buffing motion and work inward towards nose.

Concealer Brush
Use with liquid or mineral powder concealer for more coverage on blemishes and under eyes.

Eye Shading Brush
Expertly cut to apply and blend powder eye shadows.

Baby Kabuki
Buff powder over areas that need more coverage.

You might be wondering why it says it has 5 pieces of brush when the pictures I took are only 4 pieces. This is because the cosmetic bag, made of 55% hemp linen and 45% cotton, is considered as the fifth piece.

Here are my thoughts on this product:

  • Saying that the EcoTools brushes are very soft is an understatement because they are REALLY VERY, VERY, VERY SOFT. The synthetic Taklon bristles maintained its softness even after washing (I’ve been using them for two months now and religiously wash them twice a week).
  • Versatile brushes. I use the brushes in other ways as recommended. The powder brush can function as a blush brush, the concealer brush as eye shading brush and the eye shading brush as a blending brush. As of now, having these four brushes is enough for a makeup newbie like me who is puzzled and amazed by the numerous types of brushes and their uses (I did not know of their existence until this year..haha..).
  • Thumbs up for cruelty-free products!
  • No shedding.
  • No bleeding.
  • Bristles are dense enough for my use.
  • Travel friendly.
  • Cosmetic bag is washable.

The Ecotools brushes is just the right size for my startup kikay kit.
  • Not locally available. Online sellers based in the Philippines are scarce (check this shop if you want to order one)
  • I find the cosmetic bag too small for the brushes. The four brushes fit the pouch if placed in an awkwardly slanted position.

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  1. Thanks for this review! These brushes look cute. Hihi

  2. The brushes look really soft! :D How much is the set?

  3. @aya, you're welcome!

    @helen, they are REALLY SOFT. This set is P800 inclusive of shipping.

  4. Ecotools brushes are great! I always buy them at iherb.com
    This brush set costs $9.73
    Use the coupon code NAK992 to get $ 5 off + free shipping for orders over $ 40 + free samples. They ship worldwide.



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