These brushes are fabulous and for the price, you can't go wrong. I first saw them in Domino Magazine's March issue and was intrigued by the Taklon bristles that I heard were so soft and cruelty-free (not made from animal hair nor in such a manner as to harm animals, etc.). I bought the brushes individually as the set was sold out at all of the local Walgreen's that I visited as well as online. The Powder brush is heavenly soft and the bristles do not shed. I can apply my mineral powder makeup easily with them and get a natural buffed finish. The Blush brush is equally phenomenal and blush is applied softly and evenly. The angled eyeliner brush is fantastic: it's thin enough so that you can apply eyeliner close to the lash line and this brush won't lose its angle or shape. The eyebrow brush/eyelash comb is stiff enough to do it's job of brushing your eyebrows. The eyeshadow brush is dome-shaped and flat and applies eyeshadows beautifully and blends superbly. I haven't tried the concealer brush as it is sold as part of the set but not individually. These brushes are the best that I have seen or felt! And the price: well you just can't beat it. Highly recommend!
These brushes are a steal at 10.99. As the previous reviewers noted, they are dense and well made. I would definitely buy these again if I needed to. They're excellent tools, they're eco-friendly and cruelty free, what more can you ask for?
WOW, what a find! I've been using Aveda's brushes for many moons and although they do the trick, they are expensive. I read about Ecotools in Allure magazine and had to pick them up when I was at Walgreens. I think they were what, about $11 for the 5 piece set? I thought I was wasting my money. How wrong I was! The blush brush is the softest blush brush I've ever used. The bristles are quite dense yet fluffy, so I get a perfect amount of product on them and it doesn't fly all over. The concealer brush is the first one I've actually used more than once since it's a really good size and it's tapered so you can dot the concealer on with the tip and blend with the rest of the brush. The eyshadow brush is the same size and I like how it's tapered also, so I can use the tip to apply shadow under my eyes. The only one I don't use is the brow/lash comb since my eyebrows are tattooed on and I've never been big on lash combs. The eyeliner brush is ok, it's a bit too soft for me but I like it to get shadow right in my lash line. The bamboo handles are really quite sturdy and I haven't had any of the bristles fall out yet. I really dig the roll-up hemp oranizer too, it fits perfectly in my makeup bag! I was so happy with this set I went back and bought the powder brush for $8. I think they're light years better than Aveda's brushes and at less than half the price! You can even re use the packages they come in which is pretty nifty. These are the best drugstore brushes around and IMO they're better than a lot of department store brushes. I have 6 great brushes and I spent less than $20... they're eco friendly and I got them at Walgreens..what more could you ask for?
I had previously left a review for the ecotools eye shading brush. I loved this brush so much I got the 5 piece set. This is a new line of brushes from Paris Presents that is made to be ecologically friendly. The handles are bamboo, the metal part is made of recycled aluminum cans, and the bristles are taklon.The set consists of a blush brush, a concealer brush, an eyeshadow brush, a slanted eyeliner/eyebrow brush and an eyelash/eyebrow comb/brush combination. I love them all. I use the blush brush as a powder brush. It picks up just the right amount of powder and applies it perfectly. The slanted eyeliner brush is extremely thin, so it gives me a nice thin line when I use it to apply shadow as eyeliner. I use the eyeshadow brush to apply all-over color to my lids, and it blends the shadow beautifully. The brushes come in a fabric roll up pouch you can use for traveling or just for storage. The whole set is only $10.99, and the brushes are very high quality. I found this at Walgreens (also available on line). Since this is a new product not all the Walgreens have have this line in yet, but I would imagine they will all eventually carry it. I believe it is also available at Kmart.