Ecotools Alicia Silverstone 5-piece Brush Set


85 reviews

91% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.6

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.6

Price: $$


on 5/1/2011 3:40:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

Oh my goodness, just when I had given up finding this set, it appears in my local target! I snatched it up so quick. Ecotools have never let me down with their brush quality (especially for the price). The brushes are great, as usual. I like that the blush brush looks a bit smaller and more tapered then the blush brush I had from them already. I think they changed the style, it is much more effective at applying blush more precisely and not overdoing it. And it's nice to have that eye brush with a long handle, I just prefer the look of longer handles to the shorter ones. The little bag it comes in is adorable. 100xs better than the usual bulky plastic ecotools packaging. The price is really a steal, even if you only like one of the brushes and the bag or something, heh. The only thing I don't need/use, is the eyelash comb, I have so many of those for some reason! But it's just as good as any standard eyelash comb, so if you need one, there you go. Check your Targets!

Oh and the only other weird thing is that all the brushes individually say ecotools by Alicia Silverstone on them. Which is kind of weird, I think, but oh well who cares!

on 4/10/2011 11:29:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm

Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I love these brush's they are soft and feel so great on your face love the stippling brush and actually do use it for foundation and i think it works great i really like the lil case you get with it i love being able to reuse the case i cant coment much on the eye shadow brush becuz i have so many so i have not used it yet the blush brush it wonderful picks up and deposits color wonderfully all n all great brush set will repurchase if ever needed

on 3/9/2011 12:27:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This is a great brush set. EcoTools always have good quality brushes, and these are no exception. They hold up well with washing and general wear and tear, I haven't experienced any shedding.
I was excited about the stippling brush but found it to be too floppy for liquid foundation, but it works well as a highlighting or powder brush. I actually really like the eyeshadow brush, I don't fuss with too many colors on my eyes most of the time so this is perfect for an all-over swipe. I don't use the blush brush because I don't wear blush, but it's very soft and dense. The brow brush/comb is like any other brow brush I've used, except more sturdy...somehow I always pick ones that fall apart and this one hasn't.
The case is very nice, I like that it has little holders for the brushes and a separate part for makeup so nothing gets smashed. It's a good value set, I'd highly recommend it.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Green

These brushes are fabulous! They survive washes and do not shed. They are soft and dense. I use the stippling brush for finishing powder. It worked okay for foundation, but I just prefer flat topped brushes for that.

on 2/9/2011 3:43:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I use every brush in this. I know most people find the eyebrow/lash brush thing useless, but it is so soft, and great for when you're grooming eyebrows. The eyeshadow brush is amazing at applying eyeshadow and creating the outer shape you want, the blush brush is dense and tapered, and the stippling brush - my favorite - is worth the entire price of the set. And you get a bag to put them in when you travel.

I haven't noticed any shedding, and even the hairs that were slightly out of place due to the packaging readjusted when I washed. No strange smells when I wash. And they don't suck up or steal your product!

on 2/2/2011 4:51:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I loveeee this set! I got it for my birthday last year and I still use all 5 brushes religiously. The eyeshadow brush is probably my favorite and gets used the most. It's soft and I love the angled shape. The stippling brush worked well for me too. It's great for lighter coverage foundation, or powders. The brow comb/brush are usually used for my eyelashes instead of my brows, but I love it nonetheless. The blush brush is also VERY soft and nicely dense. On top of all that, it comes in an adorable little pouch! So cute!

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

These brushes are some of the softest I have ever run into. I just want to snuggle up next to them LOL. THat being said, the "skunk" brush isnt dense enough to buff in any mineral makeup or liquid foundation and did nothing for any type of blush either. It's nice to look at but lacking in function IMO. This was the brush I was most hoping to enjoy, but it now sits unloved. The blush brush that is in this is nice, dense enough and just the perfect size to sweep blush onto the apples of my cheeks, but would not make a good contouring brush imo I prefer an angled brush for that.The eye brush that comes with this is dense and angled. It makes a very nice blending brush for the crease line. I dont see this as being able to have enough control to apply a color to the lid, but might provide a decent "wash" of color all over the eye if desired. The last brush in this pkg is the eye brow brush and it serves its purpose. The bag has two compartments, one to hold makeup and one for the brushes. It is of good construction,well made and quite pretty. The ferals are nice and solid, and well made handles make these brushes a must have for the beginning makeup enthusiast. For being such a good price I think these are good brushes over all, but I was quite put off by the first brush and a bit by the eye brush, so two lippies off for disappointment in that dept. I wouldn't repurchase for that reason.

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I think this comes out in Canada only during Xmas holidays (been looking all year everywhere). Got the whole set for less than half of one MAC stippling 187. Ecotools stippler works very well for liquid foundations. Handle is comfortable. Powder and eyeshadow brushes work very well too. All bristles are soft to the touch and eco-friendly (no animal hair). Will be buying another set for powder foundations and for gifts. Gave high rating because set is worth it even if just for the stippler.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I was thrilled to find this set at Winners for just under 17.00 cdn! I already had a few Ecotools brushes and have been impressed. I was especially happy to have a skunk brush by them, included in this set. The skunk brush is fine for me, though it isn't as dense as my SK one, I'm not fussy and have been useing this for foundation and powder. No shedding at all and I like the idea of all-synthetic for foundation. Oddly, I don't find it as soft as my Ecotools blush brush, but there's not a huge difference. The blush brush in this set is slightly smaller and more tapered then the regular blush brush, and I find it more useful. The angled eyeshadow brush is great, I've been using it in place of my MAC 272 and it does just as good of a job, though its slightly stiffer. I haven't really used the eye lash comb/brush but it looks as good as others I have. I really like the bag since it has 2 compartments, one see-through plastic. I took it on a recent trip and it performed well. Overall this set is a good buy, if you can find it. I have never had Ecotools brushes shed or bleed, their quality is amazing!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 1/2/2011 8:57:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I bought this set just for the stippling brush so that fact that it had other brushes were a bonus for me. A lot of brushes use animal hair so I was really excited to see a cruelty free version.

The case itself is good for traveling. I like the side pockets to hold other essentials, but would have preferred a darker color so that it would be less obvious when it gets dirty.

All the brushes are incredibly soft. The stippling brush works well for foundation. I wish that the white haired brushes were denser/had more bristles, but it does the job. I use it every time I put on foundation, and it hasn't shed yet.

*edit* The stippling brush fell apart on me after about a year of daily use, with regular cleaning.

The blush brush is my second favorite. Super soft and does the job for blush/bronzer. No shedding either.

The angled crease brush is soft as well. I don't use it too often because I prefer a blending brush. I could see it being useful for contouring the nose, but again its not something I use well. The teeth on the brow/lash comb did not last at all. They were the first to break in the set. The brush part is still attached, but the teeth on the eye lash comb broke off during travel after a few months.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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