July 07, 2011

EcoTools 6 Piece Bamboo Brush Set

This iconic EcoTools set is what started it all! Whether you want to hide imperfections, define eyes and brows, or create a rosy glow, our set of five beautiful and incredibly soft brushes is the perfect start to your makeup routine. 
Brushes feature bamboo handles, recycled aluminum ferrules and incredibly soft, cruelty-free bristles. 
The beauty brushes are housed in reusable pouches and printed with plant-based ink, utilizing resources that minimize the negative impact on the environment. 
Set Includes:
  • Blush Brush
  • Eye Shading Brush
  • Angled Eyeliner Brush
  • Concealer Brush
  • Lash & Brow Groomer
  • Hemp & Cotton Case (Room for both brushes & makeup essentials!)
The set comes in a zip-top reusable pouch

Blush Brush
This must-have is ideal for applying and setting your face makeup. Our ultra-soft, cruelty-free brush delivers an even, all-over dusting of powder.
This brush is my favorite from this set. It is the softest blush brush I have ever used and the bristles won't shed. It picks up a good amount of product and blends really well. I like to use it for bronzer and face powder too as it's big and just perfectly dense.

Eye Shading Brush
Whether you're creating a look for day or night, this is a versatile, must-have eye brush. Essential for applying shadow base, it can be used for shading, highlighting, and blending. 
This brush is awful to blend eyeshadow as it's so thick and flat, and it doesn't pick up lots of pigments. I usually prefer my eye shadow brush to be softer and fluffier, and I tend to use this one to apply concealer as it works way better with cream products.

Angled Eyeliner Brush
Create a perfect cat eye or use everyday with our ultra-flat angled eyeliner brush. Its angled, cruelty-free taklon brush head creates an effortless, clean line along your lashes.
Angled liner brushes are always great to apply eyeliner, especially if you are a noob like me! The bristles can be a little too soft to draw a perfect straight line though, but I guess I just need more practice. I don't really use eyeliner but I like to use this brush to apply eyeshadow on my lower lash line or on the outer corner of the eyes and also to fill in my brows.

Concealer Brush
Conceal dark under-eye circles and hide minor imperfections with our deluxe concealer brush. The cruelty-free taklon bristles also work great with cream eye shadow!
Something strange I noticed with this brush in comparison to the eye shadow brush is that this one actually applies eyeshadow better than the eye shadow brush, as it's less thick and more soft. I also think this concealer brush is a little too big and fluffy to properly apply concealer on small spots like a pimple, but it works well on the under eye area.

Lash & Brow Groomer
Take control of those stray brows with our lash and brow groomer. Firm, cruelty-free taklon bristles are designed to groom and enhance the shape of your eyebrows. Use the comb to separate lashes for a natural, long-lash look.
Honestly, this is the less useful brush in this set for me. This is the first time I use a lash groom and it actually works great at separating clumped lashes after applying mascara, but it's not a necessity and I don't really mind clumped lashes anyway - as long as I don't end up with spider legs. I'm not used to comb my unruly brows but the brow groomer shapes them really nicely.

The hemp and cotton brush roll is really handy - you can safely store your brushes in the five casings on the pouch and there's even room in the zipped pocket for some other makeup necessities like a blush, mascara or lipgloss - and they won't end up everywhere in your purse.

What's not to love about this brush set? It's inexpensive and comparable to high end makeup brushes, the Taklon bristles are incredibly soft and 100% cruelty-free, the bamboo handle is lightweight and has a low impact on the earth's resources as it's a highly sustainable plant, and the brush roll is a great idea.

 EcoTools 6 Piece Bamboo Brush Set is available at Farleyco.ca for $18.99. For international retailers, be sure to check out EcoTools website.

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for consideration to review. I was not paid for this review,  I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the products were free absolutely does not influence my opinion.


  1. I love eco friendly products! And I'm glad these are cruelty free :)

    I have their blush brush and it is way soft! It works well too...just takes forever to dry when I'm done washing it lol.

  2. More than the brushes, I love the pouch. It is so classy. =D

  3. I have been wanting to try and get hold of these for ages but we don't get ecotools here. It sucks living on v this tiny island!

  4. Heard so much about these brushes. Wouldn't mind trying them out. Great review, by the way. Love the clear pics


  5. The blush brush is my absolute fave! Mine's 2 years old now and it has not changed a bit. :)

  6. i looove the ecotools brushes. i have the blush brush which i use for my shimmery blushes and the eye shadow brush, which like you mentioned sucks at applying eye shadow haha. i mainly use it to apply concealer or a MAC paint pot.


  7. I have most of those brushes! I <3 ecotools!

  8. They also sell ecotools brushes at Walmart. Such great quality for the price!

  9. I've heard so many good things about this brush set! Great review!

  10. I have this brush set as well and I adore it:)
    PS. very nice photos!

  11. I've been meaning to try ecotools for ages but I already have so many brushes I'm not sure I can justify it :)
    gorgeous review!! x

  12. I have the big bronzer brush and an all over shadow brush. They are amazing...super soft bristles and easy to work with! These are really great brushes!

    -Candice :)

  13. @Cerina : This blush brush is my absolute favorite blush brush! But yes, bigger brushes tend to take forever to dry -_-

    @Shang J. : I love it too, it's so well-though and handy!

    @Carla : Awww that sucks! They are very good brushes!

    @Cynthia Z : Thank you! I put a lot of work in my reviews and in the pictures (:

    @Pammy : Wow, that's great if it's still good after 2 years!

    @MaviDeniz : Isn't it stupid how the eyeshadow brush only works well as a concealer LOL?

    @Vintage Makeup : I will have to get some more, they are great!

    @ Jessica : Yes, everytime I walked by them at my local Wal-Mart, I stopped and looked at them, but I didn't want to purchase more brushes... Now I'm glad I had the chance to try them out!

    @ Kelly : It's awesome! Thank you =D

    @Supergirl : Aww thank you!

    @Radiant.MakeUp : This is exactly why I never felt the urge to get some, but I'm so glad I had the chance to try them (:

    @The Caffeinated Spaz : Absolutely! Will have to get more of them (:

  14. They look so pretty! I must have some!

  15. I've debated many many times if I should get this or not... I have plenty of brushes, but I love green products esp ones for makeup! :) Great review!

  16. i might have to look into these cos they look amazing! specially the concealer brush and blush brush


  17. Ooh, I love this set! I've been using this for the longest time :) They're great for the price!

  18. I love EcoTools brushes too! I have the small travel set and the face powder brush...but I want more! ^^

  19. i was just thinking of getting this yesterday!!

  20. @Y : Pretty and amazing! You definitely should get some (:

    @ Beauty By Krystal : I was also tempted to get this set but like you, I have so many brushes already... but these are a nice addition to my collection and yey for green makeup products!

    @BreezeyBee: The blush brush is my favorite and the concealer brush is more of an eyeshadow brush in my opinion (:

    @ Keri : Absolutely, such a baragin!

    @ tiffyama : I want more too but I have plenty of brushes already...

    @Y : Really?? Well it's amazing!

  21. This looks like a great brush set. Thanks for posting!


  22. Great review Gaby! (: I only own the retractable kabuki brush from Ecotools & I love how soft it is. Too bad it's kind of hard to clean because it's so densely packed.

  23. Great review, they look fab x