A while ago, I told you that I picked up a brush that looked like the one from Ecotools, felt like the one from Ecotools but was in fact by “Fenling”
With a name like Fenling, yes its something that came out of China. But point to note: So does Ecotools brushes.
This one’s a short handled powder brush with synthetic bristles like that of Ecotools, and a bamboo handle. Point to note again: Ecotools does not make a short handled powder brush so this one’s not a copy or a dupe in the true sense of the word.
But I know what you’re thinking. “So what if its not a copy or a dupe – how does Fenling stack up?”
Really, it stacks up quite well indeed!
For a price like RM16.90, you could do worse for a powder brush. I will not recommend this one for mineral powder foundation because its not dense enough. In fact, its a little floppy.
But if what you want is a powder brush to brush on loose powder, or to apply powder foundation in place of a sponge, hey! you could do worse! You could even use it for blush if you like although I find that it splays too much.
It works, it travels well, its soft and you won’t cry if it goes missing or your cat eats it. You’d just go out and pick up another because at RM16.90 your wallet won’t cry either.
Pros: Soft synthetic bristles, Handy size for a powder brush, Applies loose powder or pressed powder or powder foundation well enough, Good for travel, Affordable
Cons: Not easy to find, Looks too much like the Ecotools (including packaging) to cause confusion
So, there you have it. Were you thinking that this self-proclaimed brand snob would be harsh on it for looking like Ecotools? Don’t you love it when I’m totally contrary to public belief?
Would you get this?
The Fenling powder brush retailed at RM16.90 and I found it at a Jusco Wellness pharmacy in MidValley Megamall – not sure where else it can be found.