There needs to be more brands like EcoTools....inexpensive, fairly widely available, and best of all cruelty free.
Anyway, about the powder brush. Its VERY soft, and fairly dense. Mine hasn't shed yet, and I've probably had it for a year now. It's good if you want a light application of powder, like for setting powder. or, if your pale like me, and want a light application of bronzer. If mine ever breaks (doubt it, its pretty well made) or gets lost, i'll definately replace it.
Even though I don't have many brushes, I heard good things about ecotools. So I thought I would give it a try and I love this brush! Its so soft and it is very good quality, no shedding at all.
I love these brushes! So soft, no shedding - it feels like you are using a super expensive brush, but so cheap! If you are in the market for a new brush, definitely give Ecotools a try. You will not regret it.
I don't understand why people buy brushes from mac, etc, when you can buy these instead. The quality of this brush is worth every penny I spent.
I use it to apply my mineral foundation (I like applying only light layers). It gives me a beautiful finish.
Very happy with this purchase :)
I use this brush pretty often to apply my powder right after my foundation...i feel like the fullness and the flat shape help to apply that layer of powder to set makeup and then I use another brush to blend everything together when I'm finished with everything. The bristles are soft and the brush does not shed at all...very good brush
I won't buy this brush again because its likely that it will never break. Excellent quality and extremely soft brushes that pick up a lot of product. Great buy.
this brush is sooo soft. really sometimes i just take it out and play with the bristles because they are so soft haha. however i dont like the shape. its too flat to be a powder brush, i wish it was more round. but it does the job for applying the powder all over. and its cheap. if it breaks or just isnt usable anymore though, i probably wont get it again just because i dont care for the shape of the brush...
i like this alot. very soft. cheap, and picks up powder well. i like that the brushes are cruelty free, aswell. i would recommend this product and it is great quality,especially for the price.
So at last I've jumped on the Ecotools bandwagon, and I can't believe it took me this long to see what all the hype was about. This line of brushes is, simply put, FAB-U-LOUS! As soon as I got it home and opened the pouch, I felt the brush top – omg – sooo soft, and feels very well made. I've had this brush for about a month now and washed it 3x so far, and there's been no change whatsoever. No shedding, no warping of the brush head. It's sturdy, looks attractive in my brush bag, and (most importantly) applies powder beautifully. Really quite exceptional for under $10. (In fact I paid $8.) Plus, inside the pouch was a $0.50 coupon for any Ecotools product. Bonus :)
UPDATE (2 Mar. 2011): I subtracted from my original '5' rating because after owning this brush for a couple of yrs (and consequently having washed it countless times by now) I find that it does not maintain its original form as well as it used to. Over time, this brush definitely shows 'wear and tear' beyond my higher end brushes (some of which I've owned for more than a decade and still look brand new). The bristles, particularly in the very center region of the brush head, have begun to warp and become unruly. I use brush guards for storing all my brushes, and none of my other ones have done this. As a result, I can no longer really use this (effectively) for applying my setting powder because the powder just collects in the middle and doesn't distribute well on my face at all. So now I use this as a sort of 'finishing' brush and – like for fixing the random accidental blush-happy moment – I'll sweep it all over my cheeks (w/no product on the brush) to 'clean' it up. But even for that, the bristles aren't quite dense enough to do a good job, so I often just use a tissue instead. Also, the wooden handle came detached from the ferrule some months ago, which I subsequently super-glued back together w/out incident.
I bought a full set in a really cute linen wrap at Walgreens. I really couldn't afford to go to Merle Norman or Lancome where I puchased my old brushes again. So I grabbed these not expecting much. I LOVE THEM. They pick up just the right amount of product, blend well, and they are so soft. My old brushes were sable hair so I was very surprised at the softness! Grab these today.