Sunday, 13 April 2014

EcoTools Skin Perfecting Brush

When the weather gets warmer, I find myself reaching for my BB Creams a lot more - I just don't want a heavy foundation on my face in the middle of July! EcoTools has just released their Skin Perfecting Brush* ($9.99 CAD), which is meant to be used with BB or CC Creams. I typically will just use my fingers with anything other than foundation, so I was excited to give this brush a try!

EcoTools Skin Perfecting Brush

EcoTools Skin Perfecting Brush

"The EcoTools Skin Perfecting Brush made from soft, cruelty-free bristles, has a recycled aluminum ferrule and sleek bamboo handle.

Achieve a natural look while evening out skin tone with this two-tone brush, specially designed to smoothly apply BB/CC creams and tinted moisturizers. The angled edge is ideal for precise application around the nose and under eyes. Let your natural glow shine through with our hand-cut tapered design that allows you to apply your skincare products with sheer but complete coverage. Our brushes are a safe and effective alternative to using your finger." - Farley Co.

EcoTools Skin Perfecting Brush

EcoTools' Skin Perfecting Brush has a wooden handle and white synthetic bristles. The bristles are cut on an angle, which makes it easy to apply to the contours of your face such as the nose and underneath your eyes. I've been trying this brush out with a few different BB and CC Creams, and I do like the coverage and finish that this brush gives. However, I do find that these bristles pick up a ton of product, and I find myself needing to use more BB Cream than usual. The product just sort of collects in the dense bristles, and it can feel a bit odd and "squishy". I've never had this issue with another brush before, and it's a difficult thing to explain! This brush does clean nicely though, and despite the dense bristles it does dry in the same time frame as my other brushes. I do feel like I have to wash this brush each time I use it, since the product does collect in the bristles. 

EcoTools Skin Perfecting Brush

EcoTools Skin Perfecting Brush

While I do like the finish that this brush gives while applying BB and CC Creams, I just can't get over how much product it collects! I feel like I end up using double the product that I normally would if I was using my fingers to apply. So, I'll sadly have to give this brush a pass. Have you tried EcoTools' new Skin Perfecting Brush? Did you have the same issues that I had?


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12 comments:

  1. I've never tried Eco tools, but I do love the real techniques brushes, and I find they don't collect that much product. Great post!

    Frances
    hellofrances.blogspot.com

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  2. Hmmm this was a good idea but I'll have to pass! Thanks for the review :)

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    1. Ya I don't think that this is a must-have!

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  3. I LOVE EcoTools brushes - I find them to be soft with just the right amount of density. Will definitely have to go and check this one out!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. I love EcoTools too, but this brush just didn't wow me!

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  4. I wonder how this brush is formulated especially for BB/CC creams? They're basically the same consistency as foundation lol. That's too bad about how it just soaks up product; I was quite looking forward to trying this!

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    1. It's meant to apply a sheer coverage, which most BB/CC creams tend to do! Hopefully you have better luck with it! :)

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  5. I've been using a foundation sample lately so I have not give this brush a try yet. But I will soon because I love my BB cream! Sounds like it uses too much product though so I'll give it a try, but might not use it on a regular basis.

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    1. Can't wait to hear what other people think of this brush! :)

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  6. I tried this with my Asian BB creams and I loved how it sheered them out and gave my face a nice even finish. I think this is best used with cream compact or mousse foundations (see Beautezine's latest video post!) because the product won't sink into the brush as much.
    This is also really good for buffing out your foundation if you apply with a stiff brush.

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    1. I saw Jessica's video! Since this is targeted for use with BB creams, I guess I was surprised that it didn't work too well with mine!

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