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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

EcoTools Brushes

EcoTools Brushes
During the 3 for 2 in Boots I went a little brush happy! I have heard so many people rave about EcoTools and I wanted either some retractable brushes or a miniature set I could carry in my makeup bag to stop them getting so dirty. I fell in love with the mini Kabuki in the travel set and as it was 3 for 2 I also decided to get the Tapered Blush Brush too as it was half price.  EcoTools pride themselves on being 100% cruelty free and that the aluminium is recycled. The bamboo handles are very elegant and the bristles incredibly soft. 
EcoTools Tapered Blush Brush

I do not have a brush in this shape and although it does state it is for blusher I have been using it to contour as I find it fits into the hollows of my cheeks perfectly. I have also been using it with my NARS Paloma Contour Palate - I know very naughty of me - as with one swipe I can get both the contour and highlight on the blush which transfer perfectly onto the cheeks in one easy monition. Honestly contouring has never been so easy but more on that another day...

EcoTools Brushes - Mini Travel Set
The miniature set is absolutely adorable. As you can see from the tulips the little kabuki is about the height of my thumb, if not smaller. I find it perfect for adding cheek products during the day and the soft bristles buff any formula easily into my skin. There is also a mineral powder brush which I use for powder or my Laura Mercier Mineral Powder Foundation, see review here. Although it is obviously not as good as the Real Techniques Buffing Brush it does the job! I have also loved the fluffy eyeshadow brush and although I don't really wear much makeup to work it has been a perfect replacement for my MAC 217 - you know when you just haven't been bothered to clean it but want something to beautifully blend your shadows together, well this is just perfect. It is so soft and works well to produce a subtle blended look to your eyes. The Concealer Brush has not had much use from me as I tend to either use the Real Techniques Dome Shadow Brush in the mornings and then my clean fingers for top ups. It is not that I do not like the brush it is just I am lazy and if I can get away with cleaning one less brush then I will! 

I also like that the brushes come in their own pouches. I have been taking the travel set rolled up in this clear wallet as it does not take up much room in my makeup bag but stops the brushes collecting any dirt that has collected in the bottom. Come on, no one can have a pristine make up bag can they? 

EcoTools Brushes

These brushes have the perfect purchase for me and I have been using the majority of them every day. Unfortunately I cannot find the exact brushes on the Boots website but here is a very similar travel set for £19.99 and the Tapered Blush Brush for £7.99 from Feel Unique. 

What are your current go to brushes?

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