Saturday, July 31, 2010

Ecotools Bamboo Blush 1201 and Powder Brush 1200 Review

I finally threw away my very old Body Shop powder brush. I was looking out for a good powder brush and I could use another blush brush for my cream blushes. I didn't want to spend too much on them and have heard how good Eco Tools was so I decided to give it a try.

Drugstore.com had a recent sale and I was able to get my powder and blush brush for 20% cheaper. They usually go for USD$8.99. I bought mine at USD$7.20, that is about SGD$10.42.

You can find Eco Tools in Singapore. Watsons sells Eco Tools exclusively and can be found at Watsons Ngee Ann City. I went over to check their prices and they sell for about $15.90. Unless you are hauling at Drugstore.com and have picked out a few other items, it would be good to pick up some Eco Tools brushes but I don't suggest you just buy them on its own, it is not worth it because of the shipping costs.



These brushes are cheap and makes you feel good because you aren't harming too much of nature by buying them. The bristles are very soft and feel just lovely on the skin.



I wish the bristles on the blush brush was shorter though. This brush would be great for sheer powder blush application but not good for cream blush. It didn't pick up the cream blush well enough and caused wastage. I had to pump out more of my MUFE HD blush for application. It could not pick up my MUFE Aqua Cream blush because the bristles were too long and soft. But I was pleased when I used it with my Stila Mango Crush and GA Fluid Sheers. My conclusion is it is great for very liquid gel blushes but not for cream ones. Overall, it is still a great blush to have for softer application.





The powder brush was very good. I use it to set my liquid foundation. It does not interfere with the foundation as it is very soft. It picks up the powder well.



The handles are made of sturdy bamboo. Easy to grip. I won't suggest that you soak your brushes too long into brush cleaner liquid. It may eventually spoil the handle though.

(Taken from Paris Presents website)
EcoTools - 1200 BAMBOO Powder Brush


• Ideal for applying powder and setting makeup

• Soft, cruelty-free bristles
• Natural & recycled materials


This earth-friendly powder brush provides a smooth, soft finish and sets your makeup. And, it 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.

HOW TO USE:


• Glide brush across pressed or loose powder and tap off any excess.
• Evenly apply over entire face to create a smooth, soft finish.

EcoTools - 1201 BAMBOO Blush Brush




• Expertly tapered for easy highlighting and contouring of cheekbones
• Soft, cruelty-free hair
• Natural & recycled materials


This earth-friendly blush brush evenly applies color to brighten up your face. And, it 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.


HOW TO USE:


• Dip brush in blush and tap off any excess.
• Start with the brush at the highest point on the apples of the cheeks, then gradually stroke back toward hairline and slightly upward.




Overall, if you are on a beauty budget or a beginner, Eco Tools are a great way to start collecting your essential beauty tools. For seasoned makeup aficiandos, having a few extra brushes they don't cost heaven and earth is a godsend too. I know I appreciate being able to rotate my brushes.

Ratings: 5 lipsticks

4 comments:

  1. i always wanted to try ecotools! i had a chance to purchase a set when i was in malaysia...i have no idea why i didn't! regretting it so much now =(

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  2. Did you visit Malaysia recently? I was not aware that they had it too. I think the brush set is a good deal.

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  3. I love eco tool brushes I got one set too. I'll been loving using it...Take care

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    1. Hi lovely, thanks for dropping by. The best part is they are so affordable yet have great quality.

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