this is such a great product for the price it is almost like a gift. I got the alicia set with the little makeup bag on one side and the brush holder on the other, I bought this first for myself to tried and I love it, so I got another for my kids x3, they are girls, I only have one boy.
I had been wanting to try Ecotools brushes for a while so I got this set and the angled eyeliner brush when Ulta had a BOGO deal. I am really pleased with this set. The brushes are sooo soft and don't shed at all. I do use mineral makeup and these apply it perfectly. My makeup looks a lot better using these than when I use my Bare Escentuals brushes. My only complaint is that I wish the kabuki brush was a little more dense.
I loooove Eco Tools. This set in specific, has a variety of uses and is great for travel. Whenever, I'm staying over someone's house or going on a trip, I bring these and I basically have all my face brushes right here. They're super soft, pick up product well, and I overall, enjoy using these brushes. I'm an eco friendly person, so this makes me feel GOOD buying these because they donate a portion of their sales to saving the enviroment. They look professional and for the price, it's worth every penny! I really recommend these brushes.
I just wish EcoTools had a more variety in their brushes, I mean they have good basic brushes, but I wish that they would make a bit more other useful brushes in their line. Like a highlighting brush, or a stippling brush, or a contour brush. That would be great. ^^
KABUKI: I expected this brush to be a lot more dense. Yes, it's soft but I wouldn't consider this to be a kabuki. To me, it's more like a powder brush with the handle cut off. My Ecotools blush brush (from the other 5-pc brush set) is more dense than this, even after owning that brush for half a year. If you want full coverage this won't deliver so I actually use this as my travel powder brush (using powder-swiping motions, not buffing) since the density is about the same but it's a lot more compact. I actually wanted the kabuki so I could buff in my makeup if I put too much blush or bronzer on and this completely failed in that but it does make a nice "powder" brush.
POWDER BRUSH: It does pretty much the same thing as the kabuki but it's more bulky. I use this at home.
EYESHADOW BLENDING BRUSH: Not a huge fan of eyeshadow so this isn't the most useful tool for me but on those occasional days where I play around with eyeshadow for fun (admit it, you do it too!) it works well for blending out the colors. Since it's my only shadow blending brush I have no idea how it compares to others but it works better than what I used before which was a concealer brush.
CONCEALER BRUSH: I'm pretty sure it's identical to the concealer brush in the other 5-pc set I got from Ecotools but the handle's shorter for travel convenience. Good for my undereye area.
Really great quality!
Great for travelling, vacation, or touch-up jobs
Nice and can be easy used
All brushes are soft, dense, firm, and really worth the money
It is eco-friendly which makes this a GREAT OPTION!
Please check this set out!
I've been wanting to try Eco Tools for the longest time, and found it at my local drugstore a few days ago, and I am in love! The bristles are soooo soft, and I love the concept of it being Eco- friendly. The brushes are relatively small, but perfect for traveling or on the go touchups (and it comes with a cute case!).
The next day after buying this, I decided to get the Essence of Beauty brushes just to try out some more drugstore brands. And, I must say that Eco Tools beats them by more than a mile. They are much softer and practical, and the best part - cheap! You just can't beat $11.99 ! Plus it doesn't have a weird scent like the EoB ones, it just feels clean. I also deep cleaned my Kabuki last night, and no bristles fell off, and it made it even softer!
Bottom Line: I recommend this for anyone looking for cheap, eco-friendly, travel-friendly, great quality brushes. I will definitely be purchasing more from the line!
I think I i just ended up with a bad set. I've had my kabuki for less than 2 days when 1/10 of the hairs fell out on me. It still continues, so I will be throwing it out. But seeing people's reviews here I think it was only mine :( so maybe I would purchase it again because it was so cheap just to try it again
This review is ONLY for the little tiny Mineral brush (with no handle, in 1st pic to the left).
I LOVE this brush for applying liquid foundation! Creates the most natural smooth look! My new favoritve brush!
Great brush set. These are all great workhorse brushes and excellent for travel. The blush brush is great for applying liquid foundation. The kabuki is nice for buffing/blending out blush. The eye brush is a decent all-purpose shadow blending brush, and the concealer brush is useful as well. The bag it comes with is too small as others have pointed out. But the plastic case is good to keep on hand for when you are traveling. Very nice to have on hand too when you have dirty brushes and don't have time to clean them.
Let me say that I LOOOOVE these brushes! Now, I'm not THAT much into make up and I do not own any expensive MAC brushes (or anything like it!) But last year, I purchased some EM makeup and I wanted soooo bad to love it BUT I hated it because it made my skin itch. Well now that it's summer again, I decided to try it again and the same thing...I itched. Well I applied it the 2nd day and I itched, but not as bad (I applied it a lot softer with the Avon Mark Kabuki that I had). That day, it dawned on me that maybe it wasn't the makeup that was making me itch, maybe it was the brush. I did a brief review online as to whether synthetic or natural was better and I ran to CVS for some line that got pretty good reviews. However, I wasn't impressed as it shedded right there in the store. I then went to Walgreens and saw the Ecotools. I was intrigued and saw that it was Taklon bristles (which I remember people saying they loved)...anywhoo...I bought them and I am soooo very pleased! My make up goes on GREAT and I DON'T ITCH!! And it's earth friendly...can't get any better than that!