Ecotools • retractable kabuki • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||90%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
This is my favourite brush! It's cheap ($10 at London Drugs compared to $50 for other kabuki's at Sephora), it works really well with mineral powders, it's cruelty free, very soft, and it's portable. The only downfall is that it takes a while to dry after cleaning, but if you do it before going to bed, by morning it will be all dry.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I looooooove this! Bought it on a whim at CVS a few months back and haven't considered another retractable kabuki since. Like the rest of the EcoTools brushes, it's super soft, picks up product well and distributes it nicely. I'm not too keen about how the lid and top of the slide-out part scratch each other, but nothing major. Fits perfectly into my NYX makeup bag, and even if I just threw it into my purse alone, it'd be fine. I'd recommend this to anyone :D
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
I have just discovered EcoTools...and I am sorry that I was missing out on this line for so long! With rare exceptions, I do not purchase drugstore makeup brushes because I truly believe that having high quality brushes is key to better makeup application - so I assumed that a line at this price point wouldn't have much to offer. After seeing so many positive reviews online for EcoTools, I decided to buy this brush for my purse for quick blush or powder touch-ups during the day. Besides the design, I was also very attracted by the fact that these brushes are green. Then I tried this kabuki, and I was in love!!! It is silky, sturdy, and does a fantastic job of distributing powder makeup products. It feels so good on my skin that I find excuses for using it (weird, I know, but so goes the life of a makeup junkie). I have since purchased another one of these same brushes (plus a larger 5 brush kit) for my sister, and an eyeshadow brush for myself - my next purchase is the bronzer brush. None of these have disappointed in the least. They wash beautifully, and no shedding whatsoever. These are every bit as good as many of my more expensive brushes, and are in fact *much better* than any of the Sephora brand or Bobbi Brown brushes that I have owned. I would love to see even more styles from this brand, especially a Duo Fibre brush! Highly recommended.
EDITED TO ADD: I had to remove several of the lippies that I originally gave to this product, as my first Ecotools kabuki brush fell apart about the first few washings...the brush literally came unglued from its sleeve. Thinking it was a fluke, I bought the same brush once more - and the same thing quickly happened again. (Frustrating, to say the least). This is the first disappointing product I have ever tried from this brand, and hopefully it will be the last.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Great brush, super soft, doesn't shed at all, does its job wonderfully!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I love this brush for on the go. It's perfect for throwing in your purse. My only problem with it is that I've had some trouble with cleaning it. It became so so oily but it's better now. Any ideas of what to wash this brush with?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I like this brush, but it only received 3 stars because it FELL APART on me after only a few short months! I ended up needing to hot-glue the bottom aluminum tube-half to the retractable brush part. It's not as if I wasn't washing it properly either... But at least it's beyond sturdy now. I even tried ripping it apart again, but hot glue isn't a force to be reckoned with :)
My only other qualm is how much unnecessary plastic goes into the packaging of a supposedly eco-friendly product. Seems counter-intuitive, though this doesn't effect my overall rating.
It's a decent kabuki and I love it for on-the-go. It's easy to just chuck it into my overnight bag or even my purse. I'd recommend it to anyone who travels or likes to keep a powder compact with them during the day, because this is much more sanitary than using one of those gross sponges that you place right back on top of your pressed powder after it soaks up all of your sweat and sebum :(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love this kabuki brush! This brush is incredibly soft and never sheds after washes.This is a synthetic hair brush (which to me is always a plus) and the packaging it is contained in is recyclable. This kabuki is great for applying setting powder or powder foundation. I found that this brush is not as dense as other kabuki brushes but I like this aspect because I use this for touch-ups when I'm on the go; not to apply powder foundation. I have tried this to apply my powder foundation and it works very well; it gave light to medium coverage and it blended the product nicely. The only complaint that I have is that when I put the cap back on, the metal frame that encloses the brush scratches the bottom of the cap. Still a great brush nonetheless.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I have mixed feelings about this brush. I love that it's retractable and I love how soft it is. However, it isn't as dense as a Kabuki brush should be. It picks up product pretty well, but the application isn't as great. I think you should at least give it a try...it's not expensive at all, which is another pro. I like the plastic/cloth bag it comes in and for the price, it's good quality. I think I would buy it again, just because it is eco-friendly and it's not that bad of a brush. For more info on this brush and other brushes, plus tips, tricks, and much more, please visit my blog at http://glitterguide.blogspot.com
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is just as good as the Too Faced one. Not as dense, but just as good. So if anyone is looking for a good dupe for that one, this is it. It's dense, blends powder in very well and is good for light-medium coverage. It is suuuuper soft and best of all, it's cheap! The packaging is kinda flimsy which is kinda a drawback, but it can be definitely be replaced without breaking your wallet. There was probably one hair that shed, but that was it. It's a great brush for the price, I would definitely re-purchase!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is one of my favorite brushes! It's sooooo incredibly soft (as all ecotools brushes are) and sooo convenient for travel and to carry in your purse. The cap does kind of get stuck at times, and that's my only complaint about this. It's super dense and does a great job for powder products. Get this, you won't regret it!