Ecotools • Bamboo Buffing Brush • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||88%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
i just got this & used it to apply liquid fdtn. amazing. took me about 1/3 of the time vs using my regular fdtn brush.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This buffing brush is very soft and gentle on the skin. I use this brush with my mineral foundation, the coverage and finish is amazing! I love these brushes :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've tried out so far 3 brands of brushes applying foundations - Real Techniques, Coastal Scents and EcoTools. I love them all, they are all very good quality but I favor EcoTool's buffing brush the most. I can apply cream, liquid and/or powder foundations effortlessly without giving/leaving streak marks. They are very soft. By using tiniest amount of products I can get medium coverage easily with any kinda foundation. I got this brush at €9,90 in Finland and I think it's reasonable. I don't find any problem cleaning this brush, no shed no nothing. If you wanna pro-long your brushes, never dry them side way but dry it with the bristle hanging down. There are many ways cleaning brushes and I got the method from Michelle Phan. EcoTools was having sale a while ago and yes... I got a 2nd one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love how soft and dense this brush it, but I wish the bristles were a little shorter because it's a little difficult to get it to buff in circular motions if you apply even a little too much pressure. Another reason I only gave it 3 lippies is because it sheds INSANELY (at least both of mine are). I washed them the same way I wash all my other brushes: baby shampoo and a little olive oil. My other brushes have yet to shed but the 2 ecotools buffing brushes I own have become so loose that I can literally pull out at least 5 hairs by very gently grasping and pulling. I have minor trichotillomania but the ease with which the bristles come out give even me goosebumps = / I still use them when my other brushes haven't been washed because aside from shedding they are good brushes, and they haven't left hairs on my face, but I can't get over the fact that the hairs come out so easily. It maybe my cleaning method, but as I said before, none of my other brushes from other brands have done this. I'll repurchase when these shed to the point of baldness, try a different cleaning method and see if there are improvements.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Using this brush is by far the easiest way to apply liquid foundation for me. I am sooo in love with this brush that I am going to get myself a few more for different applications. For 5$.. this is a great product. I haven't tried it for blush or mineral powder but I think it will work OK for that too. Very soft, versatile.. you will not regret it at all.
The best discovery for me is that the flat top will alow you to reach the eye area where your dark circles are. I have used it in a hurry one morning and forgot to use concelear. I am not doing concelear anymore.. it applies my foundation so well on my dark circles that I eliminated the concelear from my morning routine.
What a difference does a brush make!!! I use the Vitalumiere from Chanel as foundation and tried the Channel stipling brush for that. I ran back to the store to return it. No need to spend 45$. I am not a sponge fun either. I also own and tried the Real Techniques expert brush but it does not add up to the Ecotools Buffing brush for liquid foundation. By far this is the best for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Wow, I love this brush! As if I need anymore make up brushes (haha) I couldn't help but purchase this when I saw it. I don't use it for foundation - I use it for concealer and its perfect! I love it because it's dense so it blends out my concealer perfectly without blending it out too much, and it doesn't buff out my desired coverage like my foundation brush would. Thank you, Ecotools! Another Home Run !!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is my HG brush when I apply liquid foundation! I use all types of foundations from sheere coverage to full coverage such as the Revlon Colorstay and Nearly Naked foundation. The bristles are soft and dense which gives you more of a full coverage rather than light. I wouldn't use it for powder though because it may appear a little cakey. Use the finishing brush (Also from Ecotools) to set your foundation and your skin will look flawless.
As for washing, I've noticed some people have said it's hard to wash your foundation off. Try dish washer soap + olive oil combination then wash it again with baby shampoo. It really works. All the residue will be removed and your brush will be soft and clean to be ready to use again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Perfect for mineral foundations! One of the reviewers below mentions it's too small for mineral makeup, but in fact I find the size, shape and density absolutely perfect. It's similar to the ELF flat top powder brush, just a bit smaller, and I find it a bit softer as well, but not flimsy at all. Buffs in mineral powders like a dream and I've been using it obsessively with my new love, the Lily Lolo mineral foundation.
I've used it with liquid makeup as well a few times but prefer my rounder Sephora mineral makeup brush for liquid foundations, oddly. Not that this doesn't work fine with creams and liquids, because it does, but I prefer a smaller brush with those products, for more precise application. This also gets a bit too soaked when used with liquid and cream products, which makes it a bit harder to clean, but with powders it's absolutely fine.
Overall, great quality and great multi-task brush, but I do prefer it with MMU.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
While browsing for stippling brushes at Ulta last month, I wound up finding and purchasing this brush instead, and have not been able to put this down ever since. I don't know very much about quality high-end makeup brushes, but to me this brush feels incredibly soft and luxurious, and the dense bristles distribute both my mineral foundation as well as bb creams very evenly and smoothly, no streaking at all. I find the size of it just right for controlling the application, and it is easy to hold and maneuver. None of the bristles have shed on it either. I only own Eco Tools brushes, and they have not disappointed me yet, and I am so happy to have found this brush to add to my collection.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
Use this for my liquid foundation. Natural coverage, no streaking, and the bristles are soft. I like using this over my stippled brush from Ecotools due to the size.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Blue
I feel like this brush is a step up from the ELF Flat Top Powder Brush. They are very similar, but the reason I like this more is I feel that it is a denser and the bristles are more concentrated, creating a more full-coverage look. I use this for my mineral foundation, and it works wonderfully! Its fool-proof.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I love this brush and I have put that I would buy it again but it is such good quality, that I doubt I'll need to! The plastic zip-lock pouch is a great extra and although I personally won't need it, it's handy for others.
I use this with my Dior Airflash foundation as I didn't want to pay £43 for the Dior flat-top buffing brush so I'd say this is the best dupe for it. I haven't had it long so I haven't washed it yet but I don't see it shedding as it hasn't dropped a single hair whilst I've been using it.
Personally, through trial and error, I have found that for the best results, apply your foundation to the brush first then buff onto your face rather than the other way round. This just happens to be the technique that works for me so I would recommend giving it a shot, it's always good to try applying new make-up in different ways.
The handle is nice and sturdy and the bristles are soft but dense.
I think this gives a natural look to your complexion considering that I don't go for sheer or light coverage foundations as my skin isn't very good. I have large pores and slight acne so I put on 2 layers of Airflash but when I used this brush, I found that my skin looked more natural and quite airbrushed.
Would recommend :)
UPDATE: Had this about three months now and have washed it many times with no shedding whatsoever, not even a little bit! This brush is working out to be better quality than my MAC and Sigma brushes! It also dries quickly and it's easy to rinse out all make-up without any residue.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
The first week I used this brush for my liquid foundation and I really enjoyed it. I thought it was easy to use, and blended my makeup very nicely. (I wash all my brushes with shampoo once per week). After one or two washes, I found that this brush still had foundation clumped in it. No matter what soap I used, or how I tried, I can't manage to get the brush clean (strange and gross!) Obviously, I do not use anymore. Maybe better for powder foundations.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I use to apply foundation with fingers for more than 20 years. Just month ago i start buying Ecotools brushes reading the good reviews here on MUA. I buy the blush one , the finishing kabuki , the bronzer and the concealer one and i love them all. Then i decide to buy this one as well even i never used to apply foundation with brush. All my other brushes are mostly MAC then Trish McEvoy , Shu Uemura , Everyday Minerals and none of those is HG for me. I do still like my MAC 187 but now i also use the Ecotools finishing kabuki and love this as much as the MAC if not more.
Back to the Ecotools buffing brush. I must tell you gals i am absolutely amazed from the moment i start using this brush. I love the way my make up look , foundation is much better on my skin. Also i am not sure if is my imagine but i feel foundation stay much longer on my skin too. I just enjoy applying foundation so much now.
I apply 4 dots of foundation on my face ( 2 x cheeks , chin and forehead ) and use the brush after that. Is soooooo much easyer and the finish is 10000% better.
The brush it self is very easy to use , just the right size and SUPER soft. Cost me £9.99 and i could't be happier.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a sythetic flat top brush. The surface diameter of the brush head is about 1.25 inches and the height is about 1 inch. It sounds small, but it's not too small. I use this with my liquid foundation. It blends my foundation very smoothly. The synthetic bristles are dense enough to move the product around, but not too dense where it can't blend. I hope that makes sense. I haven't had any fall out which is usually typical with ecotools brushes. I think this is a great purchase. It's affordable and eco-friendly! I purchased this brush at Ulta.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought this online. It's nice and soft. However, the brush head is way smaller than I thought it would be. I wanted this to apply mineral powder foundation. This is just way too small for that. I don't really have too much of a use for this brush.
Edit: I'm increasing the rating. I like to use this to apply cream blush or too blend blush on my cheeks. It's good when I'm contouring and want a natural look. It has remained soft and has not shed.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is an amazing Buffing Brush from Ecotools, I have the understanding is one of their newer ones. Its super soft, yet sturdy, I own a lot of high end and low end brushes and this is amazing for the price, I paid under 5 dollars.
I think it wil be really good for applying liquid foundation, powders and even mineral foundation. Its the right size, not too big or too small, not too dense or too thin, and it feels really solid in your hand.