EcoTools 6 piece brush set
As you already know, I adore makeup brushes and I never have enough of them. On my way to become a green makeup artist, I decided to try more eco-friendly brushes with synthetic fibers and bamboo handles. I couldn’t pass by EcoTools. There are so many reviews about them, from good to bad ones. Beside my curiosity, this was another reason to try them. The main complaints were that the brushes don’t blend well the product or that you cannot pick enough powder. I decided to try first the 6 piece set and use it for more than a month. Here is my opinion about it.
EcoTools 6 piece brushes set contains:
handy cosmetic bag
angled eyeliner brush
eye shadow brush
lash & brow groomer
in my set there was also a body butter sample
In other previews I noticed that the cosmetic bag was different and many users said it was not useful. I find this one quite handy. You can put it in your bag with all the brushes, plus you can store a few cosmetic products in the side pocket; mascara, blush in stick, stick foundation, lipstick and a gloss at minimum. In my opinion, this is really a nice all around makeup bag for a few touch-up products.
What about the brushes? The first thing that I do when I get a new brush is to wash it with warm water and a mild natural soap. When the brushes are completely dry, I start to use them. I found all the EcoTools brushes are very good, especially considering the price, which is really affordable. During the years, I have collected a lot of brushes and I’ve usually spent a lot of money for each professional high quality brush. I think that the price of a brush is in direct proportion with the quality, even though I recently discovered a few cruelty free brush brands that sell very good brushes with a really convenient price. I don’t mean they are n.1 between makeup brushes, but you get definitely more than you pay. There is another thing I’ve noticed during my work experiences; many people think that the price of a product dictates the quality. Well, I don’t agree completely with this, although I am among the first to use high quality products. What I meant to say is that sometimes when I had to work for different brands of different quality, I had to do my job great in every case with any product. You have to take in consideration that not every bad opinion is measure for quality.
EcoTools brushes description
The brushes have a bamboo handle and very soft synthetic bristles, that don’t shed at all. Until now I haven’t noticed even one hair falling out from the brush. They pick the product very good, but as I said you have to wash very well the brushes especially the first time, not just for hygienic reasons.
The blush brush is a medium size brush for applying the blush on the cheeks, but I’d use it also as a powder brush, cause I prefer smaller ones for the blush. I especially like the size of the handles; they fit very good in the hand and they aren’t too short. I don’t like short handled brushes.
I have to expose the angled eyeliner brush, which is in my opinion an amazing brush. You can draw a perfect line from the thinnest to the thickest. It’s very good even for the eyebrows.
The eye shadow brush is flat with a rounded tip: a classic eye shadow brush. I apply even mineral eyeshadows with it and it works great. It is good also for the creamy products because of synthetic fibers.
My second favorite from this set is the lash & brow groomer. It’s very precise, handy and solid. A must have in every makeup bag!
The last is the concealer brush, which is good, too. At the beginning I wasn’t very satisfied, cause it really didn’t pick the product very well, but after washing and using it a few times, I realize that it’s a very good concealer brush. Maybe the bristles were somehow greasy, so that they didn’t pick the product, this is why you should wash the brushes frequently, especially after you buy them.
In conclusion I’d say that this set of Eco Tools are nice brushes for a very affordable price. You can buy them in a 6 piece set or separately. The best thing is that are cruelty free and eco-friendly!
NOTE I have purchased EcoTools brushes at iherb online shop where prices are affordable. If you want to purchase them or any other products at iherb.com use this referral code DAS325 during checkout and you will save additional $5 on your first order. Enjoy your shopping!
(top picture from left to right: eye shadow brush, angled eyeliner brush, lash & brow groomer, concealer brush, blush brush)