I am really impressed with these brushes. They are super soft and much softer than animal hair brushes that I own (2008 costco set). After owning this synthetic brush set and the Too Faced Kabuki, I'm never buying animal hair brushes again. Not only do animal hair brushes irritate my face, but they tend to smell after washing and I rather have scent /odor free brushes. These brushes also have not shed on me. Maybe 1 strand did come off but that was pretty much it. I also love the fact that these brushes are earth and animal friendly and that they give back some of it's proceeds to organizations. I hope they come up with more different types of brushes other than the basics because I would love to have a whole set of these brushes.
The only thing I dislike about this set is that the blush brush bleeds its color after washing. I hope this subsides after several washing.
I love it, the brushes are soft enough but won't disturb or brush off foundation. So far I feel no irritaition or scraping of the skin like other makeup brushes. I also like to sanitize/wash my brush...no shedding! Great, and I don't feel so much tugging or scratching when using the brushes for eye shadow and liner. And it's all eco-friendly...ALOHAAA!
This is a great brush set for the price. I had read great things about these brushes but was having trouble finding them. When I spotted the set at my Walgreens, I didn't hesitate. They are super soft and sturdy. Well made. I've been using them for about a week and they haven't shed a single hair. I don't use the comb/brush much at all, but the others are well worth the cost of the set.......$10.99 for 5 brushes!
i got this as a gift from my DH who has no idea about makeup or brushes though he knows how much i love such stuff.i have read & heard so lot of good things about these brushes & was too happy when i got them as gift.The brushes, with the softest of taklon bristles & bamboo handles are among the best i have ever used. also,i love the fact that they are cruelty free & eco friendly.For the price u cannot beat the quality.i love the eye shading brush which picks up a lot of color,the big concealer brush still does a good job& the blush brush feels like silk on your skin..I didnt want the eye brow /lash comb brush but its always there.I highly recommend these brushes.
These caught my eyes at a Duane Reade a while back. Since then I've had a lemming to buy them.. when I saw the reviews pop up for Ecotools on MUA, it increased my lemming. I love the concept behind these brushes and a lot of the brushes goes to good... from the recycled materials to the bamboo handles and the company donating a bit of the profit of each sale to charity.
The 5 piece set seems to be the best deal. The greatest thing about this set is that it offers the brushes in full size unlike many "brush sets" out by other companies. The brushes look nearly identical to their individual brushes in regards to the size/length of bristles and handles... the only minor difference is that the brushes in the pack aren't stamped engraved with the logo unlike the individual brushes otherwise it's virtually impossible to tell which is which. You get your bang for the buck getting this set (5 brushes for about $11-$12) and picking up whatever brushes are not included individually (I bought the large powder brush seperately to have a set and am currently trying to find the foundation brush).
Granted I don't believe these are the "best" brushes out there but they're really a good investment and for a good cause. I'm one to have more than enough brushes (high and low end) but I like these a lot. The other thing I like about these is that it's the first time I've run into really soft non-shedding 100% synthetic brushes in a commercial drugstore/pharmacy. Synthetic cosmetic brushes are difficult to find (the ones outside of the concealer/foundation brush) and many companies that do make them are high end brands selling it for a lot... leaving anyone who can only use synthetic brushes not left with many options. Usually drugstores brushes, especially synthetic type are crappy and disgusting on the face... The standard black bristle dollar-store feeling sort of brush... however Ecotool brushes have a very expensive velvet lush feel to them! Great for the price. I recommend this to anyone whether you're starting out or just need a few extra brushes lying around.. grab some Ecotools :)
These brushes are absolutely wonderful. Soft, well-made, great length. Definitely worth the hunt to find them. And I love the bamboo handles.
I LOVE these brushes. They are an excellent find for $12. They aren't the best brushes in the world, but they are definitely very good. They're soft, economical, don't shed, and work very well (somewhat comparable to expensive brand name brushes) and hold up well to repeated washings.
EDIT: DO NOT WASH THE BRUSH CASE...even hand washing it in cold water and air drying this will result in shrinking. :(
*jumps on bandwagon*
After my Borgese/Costco powder brush disintigrated (my faith in the rest of the set shattered) I trekked to two Walgreens and two Ultas solely to lay my hands on these elusive brushes. I picked up the 5-piece set (~$11 on sale) and the full size powder brush (~$7 on sale) and so far they don't disappoint. The bristles are synthetic and not very dense, so they don't "grip" as much powder as natural fiber/denser brushes. The concealer and eyeshadow brushes are nearly identical - the only differences are bristle color (shadow is brown, concealer is 2-tone), and the concealer brush is slightly more pointed. I find the concealer brush too big for anything but under eye/around nose, and the shadow brush is too big and flat for anything but a wash. I use the concealer brush to blend concealer after I've dotted it on, and the shadow brush to apply primer/concealer to my lids. Overall, the set is a great buy for the price and while I like them now, I'm curious to see how these hold up after months of use.
I first saw these in Allure magazine, and then at Walgreens. I didnít buy it then because I've been led astray by Allure before, so I just waited. I kept seeing it at my walgreens and finally I just got it (5 pcs set for $10.99), and good thing I did because since then , all the walgreens ive been to are sold out!
The powder brush- very very soft, I could not help swirling it around and around on my face, I used it to apply my mineral veil, bronzer and blush- perfect!!
Concealer bursh- vey dense and I like how its tapered, it made putting on concealerfun
Shadow brush- this is awesome!!! It picked up a lot of color AND deposited a lot of color as well. I tried it for blending, and even though it is dense and firm enough to pick up color, it was still soft enough that belnding was very easy and seamless! I ended up putting aside my Mac 217 to use this for blending.
Angled eyeliner brush- I like that it is not so thick, but it its firm enough to give me that line w/o squiggles and stray liner all over my lid. The angle makes it easier to do a winged tip as well.
Eyebrow/Lash brush- I didnít use this because I have sonia kashuk metal lash comb/brwo brush combo and I love that and prefer the metal lash combs to anythign else.
Overall, I am extremely happy with these babies. I like how its is "green" and even though Im just one person, that's still one person "helping" the environment :)
I was wandering aimlessly through Duane Reade and Ecotools brushes causht my eye. I couldn't resist buying one so I ended up just getting the eyeshadow brush to test it out. The brush worked really well so I got the whole set the next week. The first time I went to get it, they were sold out! Anyway, I am enjoying the set, especially the powder brush which works great with mineral makeup.
The only negative is that the eyeshadow and eyeliner left over on the brushes after using them get the case filthy and I stupidly put the darn thing in the washing machine and it shrunk!