Friday, 20 January 2012

Ecotools review






After somehow losing my foundation brush the other day between my boyfriends house and mine, and with my blusher brush falling to pieces, I decided to purchase some more. I popped in to Boots, and to be honest was quite surprised! Who knew make up brushes were so expensive? I was thinking of getting some Superdrug ones, that are about £3 a brush but they didn't have any in stock. Perhaps I'm a bit tight when it comes to spending money on makeup, but I wasn't prepared to spend £5 on a single brush, especially as I needed brushes for foundation, blush, concealer, eyebrows etc. I then spotted the Ecotools 6 piece brush set. One word. Bargain! Each individual brush cost upwards of £6, but this set comes with 6 brushes for only £16! So, here's my review (note that I don't really know much about makeup brushes so take this with a pinch of salt. I'm just stating my novice opinion :))

I am very impressed. The blush brush is SO soft. It takes a nice amount of pigment too and is really lovely. The eyeshading and the concealer brush are pretty similar, I don't even know which one is which. I think the concealer one has the white bristles with brown tips, but they are again, really nice quality and they blend really well.
The eyeliner brush I use for my brows, and has a nice sharp angle so precision is great.
The lash and brow comb is also good. My unruly brows are combed down with the bristles and the comb helps separate my lashes from the unsightly clumped together mascara.

I have to say I am really impressed with the Ecotools set. Like I said before, it is great value for money, not just because of the amount of brushes but the quality too. I've heard good things about this brand from my sister who has a couple of the brushes. As the name suggests, they're very eco friendly and are made from bamboo and soft taklon brushes. 
The set came with a natural cotton makeup bag which is on the small side, so perhaps not so practical! At the moment I'm keeping my essentials in there and then I have another bag for all the rest, such as my spares/samples/things that are only used on special occasions (aka expensive!). I do like the elastic slots though because it means I can keep my brushes together. I highly recommend this, especially if you are after more than one brush and want a cheaper option that doesn't compromise on quality.

N.B. This isn't a sponsored post. I paid for the set with my own money, and even if these were sent to me, my opinions would be the same! You can read my disclosure here.

20 comments

  1. Ooh, I may have to purchase these! I am so lazy when it comes to makeup brushes and usually end up using my fingers. Must get in a better routine! xx

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    1. Haha I use my fingers for my foundation! Havent found a brush for that yet :) xx

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  2. Those look loooovely :)
    I only have a couple of brushes at the moment, I may have to expand my collection!
    x x x

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    1. And so soft! I think these are really great if you're looking to buy more than one! xxx

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  3. I was JUST looking at this pack in Boots. Think I may have to go buy it :)

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  4. Ohh they look so cute! I may have to invest in them O_O my makeup brushes are terrible >_< my blusher brush has lost most of its bristles :( hehe.

    Your blog is dreamy! <3 xxx

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    1. My old blusher brush was so bad! It had bristles bending out all over place and they kept falling out, makes such a difference with this new one! Awh thanks Tilly :) xxx

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  5. I'm in need of new brushes! These look lovely. x hivennn

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    1. They are, I'd recommend them to everyone :) xx

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  6. I love the ecotools brushes too! They're so soft and good quality for the price :)

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    1. Definitely! Really well made :) xx

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  7. This brush set looks so nice, almost that alone would sell it to me, haha! That's a great price for 6 brushes, especially when they're £6+ each. I might have to see if I can find these in my local store!

    Charlene xx
    www.daintydresses.co.uk

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    1. I know! I couldnt believe it either, so glad I got them :) xx

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  8. Gave you an award on my latest blog post hun! http://katelouiseblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/versatile-blogger-award.html xoxo

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  9. They look lovely, I love the little hessian type pouch, and the brushes look so soft! If you ever run out again, ELF do really great brushes, I have loads of theirs and they're cheap as chips!
    xxx

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    1. Ooh yes I totally forgot about ELF! Thanks for the rec :) xxx

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  10. Lovely blog.
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com

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  11. Ecotools brushes are great!
    I always buy them at iherb.com
    Use can use the coupon code NAK992 to get $10 off + free shipping for orders over $ 40 + free samples.
    They ship worldwide.

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