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For my birthday last year my sister bought me some new make up brushes amongst other things. One of the brushes that she bought me was the eco tools blush brush and this is my review of that brush.
Eco tools isn't really a brand that I had heard much about to be honest and I had to go online when I received the brushes from my sister to have a look at the company! What I found out was the company specialise in using natural and recycled materials so that you can experience earth friendly beauty and I think this is a great idea to be honest.
This blush brush is a really good size I think and features a long and chunky handle which makes it really easy to hold and use. The handle is made from bamboo which is a highly sustainable plant and so has low impact on the environment and the metal part that holds the bristles in is made from 100% recycled aluminium too. The bristles of the brush are 100% cruelty free which is quite important to me and always nice to see within a product. The brand name is on the bamboo handle of the brush and just blends in nicely so it doesn't look intrusive and as a whole the brush does look natural.
The bristles on the brush are so soft and are probably the softest in a brush that I have come across in all my time of using make up. They feel really gentle on the skin where as some brushes can feel a bit scratchy and synthetic. To use the brush you obviously just sweep it over your blusher or bronzer or whatever and I find that the bristles hold on to the powder quite well and make it easy to apply the powder to my cheeks. I have to say I don't like masses of blush and I find this one just applies the right amount for me. For those wanting a more intense look you may need to add the product to the brush a few times to build up colour. This brush is slightly larger than my old blush brush and I found it took a little time to get used to the difference but now I am used to it it is fine. I sometimes use this brush to apply my face powder if my kabuki brush has gone walkabouts and it is good for that as well to be honest.
You can buy this brush from Boots for £7.99 and I think it is worth that money to be honest. The brush looks more expensive than it is in my opinion and is really good quality. As I said I have not used a brush this soft before and it really feels nice to use. Perhaps if you want lots of colour you may want a brush which holds on to more powder but for me this is a really good brush for my needs.
Thank you for reading my review!
After leaving all of my make-up on a bus recently, I had to replace everything including the brushes. I haven't bought new make-up brushes in longer than I would like to say, because I loved what I had so much. My only options for quick shopping was at Boots and unless I wanted their own brand, Ecotools was all they had left due to it being a small branch.
One brush that I bought was the Ecotools Tapered Blusher Brush which cost £7.99. The brush comes in a half plastic and half material pouch which is eco-friendly. The pouch has a cardboard label attached to it although this is easily ripped or cut off. The label explains how this is an eco product and on the back, more about the brush and the eco packaging. The pouch is quite nice and reusable, so you are able to keep your brush in a nice condition should you travel about with it. The back of the pouch has a small push type button which is easily opened and reclosed.
The brush itself is made from eco materials. As Ecotools explains; 'soft, cruelty-free bristles, has a recycled aluminium ferrule and a sleek bamboo handle.' As I said before, I am not overly bothered about eco-friendly products and I just wanted a half decent blusher brush. However, this one does look really nice. As I bought other brushes from the same brand, they do all look nice next to each other. Also, I think they look a hell of a lot nicer than cheaper, plastic brushes.
What really matters though is how the brush feels and how well it works. The bristles on this brush are incredibly soft which is always a good start. The bristles feel lovely on my skin and don't scratch anywhere at all. After sweeping the brush across my blusher a few times, I couldn't see the colour on the bristles. However, I was sure it had to be there so I began to apply to me cheeks. The colour was there on the brush though so you need to be careful to not be deceived with these. I could have ended up looking like a rosy cheeked clown.
Anyway, the brush is tapered, so it is not rounded. Instead, the bristles are in a shape that helps to apply blusher better, hitting all the right parts of the cheekbone. I didn't think the shape of the brush mattered too much but now I know differently. Working upwards from your cheekbone to your hairline, applying blusher is definitely easier with this brush. Sometimes with my old brush, I had to blend in quite a bit as it went out too far but not with this one.
Overall, I really am quite impressed with this blusher brush. The only downside is not seeing colour on the bristles but after using a couple of times, you get used to knowing how much blusher you are going to need.
EcoTools Bamboo Blush Brush. This Earth-friendly brush shows respect for the Planet: Highly sustainable bamboo handle , Synthetic Taklon bristles are 100% cruelty free. , Sleek ferrule is made from recycled aluminium. , Reusable storage pouch.,