This is the first Ecotools brush I've tried, and I am totally satisfied! This company is great - no animal testing cruelty, the brush case is reusable FABRIC, and the price is eminently reasonable. It's not the softest brush I've ever used, but it does a bang-up job of applying concealer. Bought it to use with IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Corrector. The product is thick and creamy, which can be difficult to gently and effectively apply, but this brush allows me to just pat it into place and everything looks great! Very pleased!
I love this brush!
I have many under eye problems- very sunken dark circles, dry skin and fine lines. I've tried so many techniques to balance all these problems. I've never been able to cover the very dark circles without it looking caked on, as using heavy concealer on the dark circles makes the fine lines look worse.
I've tried sponges and other makeup brushes, but I never get the coverage I want.
The brush managed to cover the dark circles without looking cakey, and it didn't highlight the fine lines. It also gave the illusion of 'plumped out' skin in the sunken parts under my eyes. It's perfect.
I use some shea butter around my eyes first. I dampen the brush and and apply the concealer to the dark parts around my eyes using the tip of the brush. I stipple it gently, then using a gentle sweeping motion for the parts with fine lines.
The result is the best I've ever had, dark circles are erased, the sunken circles are covered and look 'filled'. The fine lines aren't highlighted and it all looks very natural and smooth.
Love this concealer brush! It really does buff out my concealer perfectly with minimal time and effort. It's very soft, like all ecotools brushes. Soft enough to use around the eye with no problems. It's dense but not too dense to use around the eye. It holds the shape after washing and stays in good condition for years! It doesn't loose shape or softness.
I own three of these brushes. The blending cream/liquid capabilities of this brush are incredible. I don't use my fingers anymore to conceal, these do the job better.
Through trial and error I've come to realize that synthetics are best suited for blending out liquid foundation and concealer, whereas natural hair play best with powders, though I admit these beauties are not bad for setting under eye concealer either. Or softly placing a highlighting eyeshadow near the tear duct...
More technical terms: they don't shed and are wonderfully soft. They're also cruelty-free for those who mind (I don't, but it's worth mentioning).
Low cost thrill, people. Just buy it and tell me you don't love it. BECAUSE YOU WILL.
I love this concealer brush! It does a great job of airbrushing and blending out concealer on my acne spots. It's all in the shape of the brush. The dome shape with a small rounded point, does a great precision job of applying concealer to small spots and I tap the spot a few times to blend it out. I also use this for applying undereye concealer. I am thinking of buying a second brush for backup because this has become such a staple brush for me. I am in love with this brush!
$3.99. $3.99, people!!! This is a great brush & has really made a difference with concealer application for me. I use mineral foundation as my concealer, just where I need it & have always used BE Full Coverage Concealer brush. I was never happy with that brush but it's what I had- it left streaks, not good coverage, held so much product it's ridiculous, tip is too big, scratchy, didn't blend all that well. This brush remedies everything. Soft for blending, perfect pointed tip for application on blemishes, perfect size for around the nose & setting around the eyes. Both mineral & liquid makeup looks quite airbrushed with this, it blends beautifully!! I have discovered some brush bargains before but this takes the cake!!!
This is a fabulous brush and very affordable. I was always the type who relied on using fingers to blend out cream concealers. Flat concealer brushes I feel are great for laying down the product, but for blending, it can be a bit difficult. With this brush, due to its soft rounded tip, it makes blending out my concealer in a circular motion super easy. It gives a smooth, seamless almost airbrushed finish. I love the fact that it's affordable and that the quality isn't compromised because of it. I washed it numerous times with no shedding and it holds its shape after every wash. Would repurchase again.
I'm in love with this brush. It applies my concealer beautifully. My face looks flawless. I also bought another one of these brushes and I use it for blending out my eyeshadow and it works wonders in that department too. I can't seem to get enough of this brush!
I always figured "concealer" brushes were all the same. I have the bare mineral's flat concealer brush which was ok but overall unnecessary as it didn't do anything more than I could do with my bare fingers. This brush works completely differently, almost like a mini rounded kabuki brush for concealer. I specifically use this for blemishes. I had a GNARLY raised pimple-volcano when I bought this and simply dabbed it into some full coverage foundation (Rimmel 25 hour) and, with a VERY light hand, buffed it in circular motions on the pimple. While it obviously didn't make the blemish disappear completely, it deposited and blended the perfect amount of foundation to make it look like just a raised part of my face. The "cakey" look that I despise on blemishes (which draws even more attention to it in my opinion) was non-existent.
Of note, I did try this to blend my undereye concealer. It didn't work too well on that end. Since it is a larger surface area, it took me too long.
-Use an EXTREMELY light hand. If you dig down and aggressively "buff" the concealer/foundation into the zit, not only are you causing more irritation, it just splays out the product around the pimple rather than on top.
-Start with a small amount of product and add more if necessary. For me, it worked better if I just dabbed the brush itself into the product then buffed it unto the pimple rather than putting product on the pimple with my finger first and then blending it out with the brush.
-Don't be careless - once the product is blended then STOP. Again, over blending just moves the product off the blemish and into the surrounding skin. Once the blemish is covered and there is still unblended product, start blending around the perimeter to blur the harsh edges.
-Wash the brush after EVERY USE. Even if you're a brush cleaner procrastinator like me, this is one brush that you cannot afford to skip cleaning. Using a dirty blush, especially one applied directly to pimples, only exacerbates the underlying issue.
This concealer brush is amazing. I used the flat concealer brush from ecotools for a while and it just didn't do it for me. This brush, however, is so dense and the shape is perfect for applying and buffing out liquid concealer. It does the job really well. It was also half the price of the Real Techniques brush that I wanted to buy.
If you need to apply concealer in thin layers and are looking for a natural finish, I highly recommend this brush.