Friday 27 June 2014

BEAUTY: EcoTools Six Piece Everyday Collection Make Up Brushes

When I decided to improve my make up brush collection I didn't realise the whole world I'd unearth. For years I didn't even think about the make up brush I used, it would too often just be the sub-standard free one products come with. It was time I updated/improved the make up brushes I use, after all the amount of YouTube videos I watch with people saying how important a good brush is, I should have known the importance. Visiting America earlier this year was the perfect opportunity to pick up some higher quality make up brushes in readiness for our wedding (I'm doing my own make up).

I've read so many good things about the EcoTools make up brush range that I just had to give them a go. In America the prices are so much cheaper than here in the UK, almost half the price in some shops! In Walmart I picked up this EcoTools Six Piece Everyday Collection for $10.97 (about £6.40), I can't seem to find this set in the UK but the EcoTools Bamboo 6 Piece Brush Set (£15.99 from Boots) is almost identical (expect for the price!)

These are the brushes included in this set....

I had been wanting an Angled Eyeliner Brush for so long because none of the brushes I used to use were that shape. This brush is ideal for applying eyeliner/eyeshadow to the lower lash line, as it's small and tightly packed bristles mean you get good accuracy. I loved how soft this was though, it wasn't harsh on my eye but still gave that precision I was looking for.

The Concealer brush is a longer bristled brush, again very tightly packed and not particularly flexible. It isn't very 'fluffy', which is a shame because it's really hard to apply gently. I found that I had to hold the brush at a really strange angle, almost parallel to my face, in order to smooth out concealer. So instead I've been using this brush for eyeshadow and it's perfect. It's great for patting on eyeshadow across the eyelid, as you can really build up the pigment.  

The Angled Blush Brush is great for blusher, as well as contouring and highlighting. The fact that it's angled means you can contour in your cheek bones with precision. Personally, I prefer using a blusher/contour brush that is angled because then I can put the product where I want it rather than using a big brush which covers a larger area. This brush is the softest brush I've ever used, it helps the product to glide onto your face.

This cute little fluffy Eye Shading Brush is so soft and perfect for blending eyeshadows. There's barely any fall out when I use this brush and it's just so lovely to use.

The Detailer brush is small, tightly packed bristles and less flexible. This means it's good for applying detail in specific places, I loved using it for applying eyeshadow to the crease or under the lower lash line.

Which other EcoTools brushes would you recommend?

Feel free to leave me a comment :)


1 comment

  1. Ohhh I've been hankering after this set for ages! Now I want it even more!

    Fifi x


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