October 18, 2009

Spreading Love - "Ecotools Brushes"

Brushes? What, painting brushes? No no, makeup brushes of course. If you're thinking, OMG MAC brushes cost like freakishly over the top, you're not alone. I do feel the need of NOT TO BUY the MAC brushes because just for 1 brush would cost ranging from AU$20-$100 etc... errrr, $85 for 1 brush!? WHAT! That burns =_= anyway, that's why there are other brushes, and here where ecotools (and other brushes, but I'll talk about them later) comes.

So I've been meaning to write about these brushes for some time, even before I made this blog. I came across them in Priceline and back then I didn't own any brushes so I thought I would just give this a go.
Anyway, first thing first, what they look like-
Oh I truly love what they look like, it's different than most brushes, these have bamboo handles, silver frost neck (called ferrule) made from recycled aluminium, and caramel-and-cheese colour brushes on most... hehehe. The bristles are taklon, they're synthetic, 100% NOT Animal Hairs.

I find all these brushes are SUPER DUPER SOFT. They feel really nice on your skin, they look classy (well I love them, full stop.) And if they have more range, say, they're missing a duo fibre stippling brush (something similar to MAC187 or Sigma SS187), then it's COMPLETE, perfect!! Oh, and the eye fluff brush, and the angled brush... I would get the whole range and not bother with getting other brushes..hahaha..
This is the Duo Fibre Stippling Brush (aka MAC 187 or Sigma SS187) brush I'm talking about:-

So, anyway, back to ecotools...
Where To Find Them:- (I'm in Australia, so I'll be talking about Australian stores)


Yes, priceline is currently the only store I know that stock the complete range of this ecotools brushes. Whether you're looking for a Face Powder Brush, Blush Brush, Eyeshadow brushes (whether it's long or short), Angled Eye Brush, Retractable Kabuki, Foundation Brush... Priceline has them all!
Here's what they look like

The Face Powder Brush

Here's what they look like in store (with the reuseable/resealable pouch):

The Blush Brush looks exactly like the Powder Brush except a tad smaller~

Moving on to the Foundation Brush

The brush is a medium-sized filbert cut. Here is what it looks like:

I'm actually going to skip the lash & brow groomer brush, and the eyeshadow or the angled eye brush, because if I don't, this will be the longest ever post...
Moving on to the packs, these are the available packs (which I think is worth getting):

6-Piece Brush Set

This one comes either with a brush roll, like this

Or a bamboo cup brush holder, like this

It costs around $27.95 in Priceline, but you know, they're always on sale from time to time, so if you're not in a rush, wait for the sale.
In PRICE ATTACK however, I'm pretty sure the one with the brush roll is only $23.95 or so, correct me if I'm wrong.

Then you have the travel kit, like this

This kit is really handy, the baby kabuki is perfect for anything, really... then the concealer brush, then the blending brush, and you get the mini blush brush. Handy right! For a really reasonable price too.

Then there's the mini eye brushes which I find really really cute...

And then there's the Brow Grooming Kit, which I think will be in my Next To Buy List

The mirror has those suction cups that you can stick the mirror onto a big mirror haha.. you get tweezers and since I want another angled eye brush, this is perfect.

Let's see... what else is there... Oh the retractable kabuki
Here's what it looks like

The rest of their collection are normal things such as sponge, nail filers, yeah, so I hope I've covered everything there is to know... if there's anything, feel free to comment... I'm sorry this has been such a long post, but I couldn't really do it any other way. Well then, till next time!


yzhuhuong said...

yes, ecotools ftw! :D

Muni said...

i love eco tools! they've been expanding quite a bit which is so exciting.. i've gotten their eye brushes set from ulta recently.. and i'm going to make a trip to target for this one http://www.target.com/EcoTools-Alicia-Silverstone-Brush-5-pc/dp/B002LJUD6O/ref=pd_ecc_rvi_2 (it has a stippling brush!!!) i cant wait

DANA said...

Hi Muni!!
You gotta be kidding me!! Ecotools Stippling brush!!! I haven't seen it in Australia YET!! OHHHMMYYY Can't wait!!! =D australia is always so so late... =( can't wait!! tahnks for letting me know what's new over there in us hehehe

Muni said...

yeah it just recently came out like maybe a month and a half ago, but sadly according to their site, it's limited edition! :(

DANA said...

OMG!! LE!! I hope it comes to Australia sooonnn =D I better keep an eye out for it!! Thanks so much for sharing!! ^^