EcoTools Makeup Brushes Review and Photos

A girl can never get enough of a good set of makeup brushes and recently, I stumbled upon a few gems from eco-friendly drugstore brand, ecoTOOLS, that I must share with you ladies!

EcoTools 6 Piece Eye Brush

The 6 Piece Eye Brush Set ($7.99) has everything you need to create the perfect eyeshadow look. There is a Large Eye Shadow Brush, Angled Crease Brush, Petite Eye Shading Brush, Domed Highlighting Brush and Smudge Brush. Each brush is printed with its name to ensure proper usage with every application. The set also comes in a compact natural hemp and cotton case with a mirror on the inside. Personally, I’m not too fond of the case but it does serve its purpose of protecting the brushes and I do like that it’s made from earth-friendly materials.

The brushes are of great quality and even better than some higher end travel-sized brushes (yes MAC, I’m talking to you!) The synthetic taklon bristles are very soft and feel so gentle on the skin. They also have a nice firm shape and pick up the perfect amount of color. I have used these brushes with Stila, MAC, Yaby and Jill Stuart eyeshadows and they all worked great. Not to mention these brushes survived a washing without shedding, going out of shape or bleeding. Below are closeup pictures of the individual brushes:

* Large Eye Shadow Brush – This fits perfectly on my eyelid and is great for applying a wash of color.



* Angled Crease Brush – This can be a little too big for the crease area so I like to use it to highlight my browbone and to apply a contouring color from the eyebrow to the nose.



* Petite Eye Shading Brush – This reminds me of MAC #228 Mini Shader. It is great for applying color on the inner and outer corners and to define a smaller crease.



* Domed Highlighting Brush – This is similar to MAC #224 SE Tapered Blending Brush. The dome shape works perfectly on the crease and for blending.



* Smudge Brush – This is great for smudging eyeliner out for a smoky look.


The Bamboo Bronzer Brush ($9.99) has the softest bristles that feel so great on the skin! Again, it picks up color easily and deposits it nicely onto the skin. While the bamboo handle does allow easy control, it is a little too thick and takes up a lot of space in my makeup bag. Besides using this to apply bronzer, I love it for buffing powder onto the face and applying blush onto the apples.



Thank you ecoTOOLS for sending me these awesome products for review! I can’t wait to pick up a few more next time I hit up the drugstore. If you ladies would like to try them too, stay tuned for a giveaway later this week!

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

11 COMMENTS

  1. Im so jealous that you got those for free! In Vancouver I got mine at London Drugs. Our selection is super limited and rather pricey compared to the states. Boo hoo :(

  2. I looooooove EcoTools. A friend of mine had sent me a set as a gift and they quickly became my favorites! They also have a really good eyeliner brush! I’ll have to find the travel set for when I leave the country xD

    • You can get them in walmart i believe. Might be a bit pricey though… Individual brushes you get for $ 4-6 and sets for about $15. Instead i suggest you go to ebay and order them online.. I got mine online and am loving them. Just remember that when you apply the filter on ebay check the free shipping and ebay top sellers box and that way you are guaranteed to get the brushes for a lower price. Only draw back is that you have to wait for 3-4 weeks for the brushes to arrive by mail..

      Cheers

  3. ^Kristy
    They are available at almost all Zellers and Walmarts now adays~
    Or you can do the option to buy from another blogger who has her own online store :)

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