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6.18.2012

EcoTools | Brushes for the Environment-Conscious.

A few weeks ago, another wonderful surprise arrived at our doorstep.


And as you can see, they were sent to me by Eazy Fashion

After sponsoring my Summer Splash Giveaway (which they did oh-so-generously, by the way), the kind people that they are even gave me this as a token of appreciation. Talk about perfect timing! I had been planning on buying a new kabuki brush, as my four-year-old Walgreens-bought kabuki conked out on me sometime last month.


I've seen a handful of positive reviews for this brush set, and seeing the likes here only goes to show how popular this brand is. Heck, I have three friends AND even my cousin begging me for this.



The EcoTools 5-piece brush set includes:
- Mineral Powder Brush
- Concealer Brush
- Eye Shading Brush
- Baby Kabuki
- Cosmetic Bag

So basically, it's a set intended for the entire face. The handles are shorter and the brush heads are a bit smaller than the usual as they are meant to be a travel set - the kind that you can easily stash in your purse.


Made with synthetic taklon bristles, recycled aluminum ferules, and bamboo handles, these brushes are certified eco-friendly and cruelty-free.


If you've read positive reviews of EcoTools elsewhere - how they don't smell, bleed, or shed, or how these brushes are very easy to work with when using liquid concealer/foundation or cream eyeshadow - I can easily attest to that. The secret? Taklon.

Compared to animal hair, which has cuticles that can easily pick-up dead skin cells, dust, and other contaminants (therefore making your brush an unsanitary breeding ground for bacteria), taklon doesn't have hair cuticles and has antibacterial properties. So if you're the type who doesn't clean makeup brushes on a weekly basis, then EcoTools would definitely suit you.

As for its versatility, I gave the concealer brush a run with my thick and creamy Missha Under Eye Brightener. And what do you know... it glided smoothly despite the concealer's heavy texture! Plus, the brush is shaped perfectly, at least, in my humble opinion.

The eye shading brush, on the other hand, is just as soft and packs just the right amount of color. I use this primarily as a blender, as I prefer to use those tiny applicators for my eyeshadow.

As for the mineral powder brush, it picks up and packs color easily, and to my liking. However, I find it smaller than the usual face brush so I use it as my blusher instead. 


And then there's the baby kabuki, my favorite brush in this set. Despite being smaller than the regular-sized ones, this baby kabuki is dense enough for my Krave Luxurious Perfection. Yes, the handle may be small and the brush head may not be big enough to cover my entire face, but I love it nonetheless. 

Finally, the cosmetic bag, which is made of 55% hemp linen (yes, hemp, as in Cannabis sativa, lol) and 45% cotton. At first, I found it a bit too snug for the mineral powder brush. But after stretching the bag a bit by gently tugging at its corners, lo and behold, the mineral powder brush fit inside perfectly, along with the other brushes. And there's even some space left for a lipstick, a lip balm, or maybe even a Sleek MakeUp blush.

All in all, I'm pretty satisfied with this set and grateful because I received this as a gift. :)


And in case you want a set like mine, you can purchase it for only Php 590 at Eazy Fashion. You can even get the EcoTools brush set for only Php 495 if you include five other items in your order. Pretty affordable for something this nice, right?

17 replies:

Tina Santiago-Rodriguez said...

These look really nice! :) Almost makes me wish I used makeup more often! haha!

beingwell said...

Super cool! I have friends who'd truly love this stuff. I, on the other hand, am hardly conscious of the materials used in make-up brushes. Nice to know these things.


Rizza (beingwell)

Ruth said...

It is always nice to get surprises at your doorstep! I wish to learn more about makeup, thanks for the share! It would be a good start for me! :)

Rae said...

Hey, I stumbled upon your post via mygreenlivingideas :D
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That's quite an in-depth review. I was going to buy this until I won a brush set from sonia kashuk. Kaya di na ako bibili nitong set. But I'm thinking of getting the long-handle kabuki brush, what do you think?

frugalistablog said...

Glad I found you!! You are my type of gal- spunk, make up products! Could we be sisters?
Love the eco tools brushes myself. I have the whole collection!

msairrapingol said...

im also using eco brushes. so afordable pero ok ung quality :)

roviedear said...

great feature!! been looking for affordable and quality brushes for a time now and glad found this :)
Rovie
Join my MARIS & FIRMOO Giveaway on The Bargain Doll! :)

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Thank you for your wonderful comments, everyone! :)

Frugalista... I am so loving your blog! Linking you up on mine! And for all we know, we might really be astral sisters! :D

Rae... Thanks! So lucky of you to win a brush set! :) Go for the long-handled! The baby kabuki is awesome for its size, what more when you go full-size, diba? :) I'm planning on getting one myself. Soon! Haha!

Audra Michelle said...

I have some Bare Escentuals brushes that are nearling their lives - I may need to invest in some of these. I love that they are eco-friendly!

Susan said...

These look great. I use MAC Cosmetics brushes pretty religiously.

tatess said...

I have some brushed here ,but i like your eco brushes more probably because of the color.

Sumi Go said...

I've heard and read a lot of good things about EcoTools! Hope I get to buy my own set. I'm really needing a new kabuki and powder brush!

green monday said...

that's really nice, i hope i can also have one. thanks for joining :) and do join my green giveaway too.

Rae said...

Czjai, thanks! (Ang weird lang, I had a feeling you replied to me na, and when I checked this entry again, you already did.)

Courtney G said...

These are cool! For some reason, I always like makeup brushes, even if I don't use them.

Shahz said...

These are nice, I should tell my sis about it because she love to wear makeups...

I Love Everything About It said...

Wow.. I am interested with this site selling eco tools brushes. I am dying to change my brushes.
I have a questions: are they authentic?
is the seller located from Philippines?
Would love to hear from you
iloveeverythingaboutit.blogspot.com

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