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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

ECOTOOLS BRUSH REVIEW FEAT. RETRACTABLE KABUKI + FOAM APPLICATOR !


HELLO BEAUTIES! 

Hope you're having a good week so far! The winter season comes with more people becoming sick with the flu and cold, so remember guys to take care and keep warm. 

The brushes I looked to check out are mainly used for the face and are both application type of brushes. I love the Ecotools brand because they are known for their environmentally friendly type of products. A great shopping haven to snap up these cool beauty brushes is at The Beauty Office check out the beauty online store for more of the Ecotools brush range, they are packed with so much variety. I cannot get enough of their online store xx

I tested out two amazing brushes which include: 
  • Ecotools Foam Applicator
  • Ecotools Retractable Kabuki


ECOTOOLS FOAM APPLICATOR

Firstly for those who don't know what a foam applicator does, it's made for using with liquid foundation or concealer. As long as the product you're using it with is liquid, it will look to assist you with blending foundation and concealer really well onto your face. The applicator tip part of the brush is quite firm and is made for contouring of your nose, face and eyes. Use this brush to blend on the bridge of your nose, sides of nose and or around the forehead area.I felt that the application of the concealer and foundation went quite well as it blended perfectly on skin. 

When it comes to foam applicators, I always make sure to thoroughly clean the brush with soap and warm water after every use. That way, every time I use the foam applicator, it won't look to give me breakouts or clog my pores. (Clean, clean, clean!) 

The foam applicator is quite soft and feels quite good. I realised the 2-1 flat edge of the sponge applicator allowed me to apply foundation more equally on my skin which I was quite happy about. There was no brush marks or strokes on my face so I believe this product works well if you're looking for a neat and smooth coverage of the face. 

The best thing about Ecotools brushes is that they are of amazing quality - bamboo. Their sleek handles are made out of bamboo and what makes it interesting is that they'e super lightweight to hold. They don't exhaust your hand which is a plus factor to consider when shopping for a type of concealer brush. The foam applicator actually has recycled aluminium ferrule, how environmentally friendly guys! The pouch it actually comes in is a reusable eco pouch where it has been made with natural materials and EVA. Just so you know, EVA is free from phthalates and PVC. 

If you've tried out the beauty blender, this is similar to the product and the only difference is that it's on a sleek bamboo stick for you. It gives you something to hold and better control in the hard to reach places of your face. If you're looking for a smooth finish for your foundation application, then this brush is certainly ideal for you to try out. I love how this foam applicator has a flat side to it where this allows you to blend concealer gently beneath your dark circles. It certainly is fun to play around with the brush because it allows you to focus on spots that you may miss with a beauty blender. I am so glad that this brush is made cruelty free which is always a positive aspect of beauty products. 

POSITIVES:
  • 2 in 1 foam tip. 
  • Tip has flat side for a smoother application. 
  • Foam applicator has recycled ferrule
  • Comes with a sleek bamboo handle.
  • Applicator applies liquid foundation easily around contours of your face.
  • Eco friendly. 

NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch!

BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Wash the foam applicator with soap and warm water after every use. 
  • Lay brush flat to dry.

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 


ECOTOOLS RETRACTABLE KABUKI

The Kabuki brush by Ecotools must be one of the softest brush I've ever felt so far. Comes with an eco pouch so it makes it super handy to store or travel with. The Retractable Kabuki brush by Ecotools is made from soft, cruelty free bristles and the case is actually recycled aluminium. This brush is definitely ideal for sun powders, bronzer, blush and finishing powder. If you want to "powder on the go" then this is ideally the best item from the Ecotools range that would look to measure up to its convenience factor. I love how you can slide the kabuki brush in and out. Of course this is to protect the soft bristles at the same time. This product is great for touching up on the go and you can easily pop this into your handbag and use it whenever you need more touching up. 

At such an affordable price, you don't need to spend lots on a Kabuki brush like this because the quality is there and it does its job in making powder and blush go on your face really well. Instantly I fell in love with the quality and feel of the brush because it felt super soft to touch. When used on the face, it didn't feel harsh at all so this would definitely be gentle for those with sensitive skin. So far the kabuki brush has not shed bristles and I am quite impressed with its overall quality. The fact that you can simply pop the cap back onto the Kabuki brush gives you the feeling of enhanced hygiene because essentially you're protecting the brush from getting dusty and old. 

I also noticed when using the brush to apply powder onto my face that it really picks up product well and distributes it evenly onto my skin. Cleaning the kabuki brush is really simple as it retracts easily without any hassles. I definitely recommend this brush for those looking for an affordable and good quality type of brush for applying your powders and blush. 


POSITIVES:
  • Bristles made cruelty-free
  • Case is actually recycled aluminium 
  • Great for powdering on the go!
  • Can be used with powder, blush or bronzer (very versatile) 
  • Travel friendly.

NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch!

BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Wash the brush with soap and warm water after every use. .

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 

Hope you enjoyed reading about these amazing brushes by Ecotools. If you have any questions, let me know in the comment box below xx

Look beautiful and live beautifully everyday. 

Cheers,
Livia xo

Thank you ECOTOOLS & THE BEAUTY OFFICE for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support.

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