Update: Ecotools brushes are now available in Malaysia.
Not because I can’t. I can now (and so can you), through Makeup Masala who offers international shipping.
A week ago I tweeted that I was not in love with the Ecotools brush set and a flurry of anguished replies asked me “WHY?!”
Here’s my answer.
I must admit that much of my “obsession” with the Ecotools brush set has to do with curiousity. Because we cannot get it here in Malaysia and before this, it was hard to get due to lack of sites offering international shipping, I wanted it. It was also because everyone I knew who had it said it was SO GOOD! But recently, I had the chance to see and touch the set in person thanks to PrettyBeautiful who let me paw at her set, and immediately, I lost all interest in it!
The brushes are lovely and soft, make no mistake. The bamboo handles are lovely to hold and the whole set looks good for the price you pay (US$10 in the USA or $12.95 on Makeup Masala) but on a personal note, I found the blush brush a little too soft – I like soft brushes but I prefer something just a touch firmer for blushes. It might make a good powder brush though.
The only brush that looked promising to me was the eyeliner brush. It looks very much like my angled eyeliner brush from my Tony & Tina set and the MomoMinerals set, so that took care of any “wants” on my part.
I’m not knocking the Ecotools brush set – I think its neat for the price – I just don’t want it myself anymore for now. I don’t deny that I might and could change my mind in future were I to be faced with the Ecotools individual brushes or if the set was waved in my face at a tantalizing price again. For now however, its money saved for me – whew! 🙂
Do you own an Ecotools brush set? Are you in love with it? Need I even ask? LOL…
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wow with the 5-secs touch on my brush u made up your mind? 😛
as for me, i think its a pretty decent deal since i do not own ALOT of brushes yet 😀
p/s: glad that i helped u save the $$ :p
LOL… ya it was a very nice set and a good starter set but maybe because I already have similar brushes. Still, as I said, individual ones may tempt me just yet! I’m always on the lookout for good blush brushes
I bought this when I was in US last month and found the quality to be great. However, hving said that, do go for the individual ones if u dun need an entire set. I’ve tried both the blush brush in the set and the one sold individually and the individual brush feels a tad fuller as compared to the one in the set.
Thanks for letting me know! I’d eye the individual brushes then 🙂
I don’t have the set, just the blush and eyeshadow brush, and I think both are fab 😛 I think the reason I like the blush brush is that it’s soft! 😛
It looks like the single brushes are the way to go! I might try the blush brush – I am always on the hunt for a good one. Does it feel denser than the one in the set?
Great minds definitely think alike! LOL But you know what PB? You don’t need this set! As I’ve seen you own better travel brushes. You are right on your comment on my blog, you may just go for the individual full size brushes! 🙂 <— go for what you need. The eyeliner brush is fab!!! if you ask my opinion! lol
Thanks for your assurance that I don’t need this set haha… I might just get an individual brush or two 😉
I have the entire set and then some. 😛
I’m not in love with them but they’re pretty damn good for that price.I’m a closet-greenie and I love the pro-green of the set. WRT the blush brush, I found that it’s too damn big for my cheeks so I’m actually using that as a powder brush for times when I actually do fluff some powder onto my skin. I got a small angled brush which sheds like mad so it’s a complete female dog to use and pick the strays off my cheeks.
I’m still trying to get a good budget blush brush which doesn’t shed.
At least you have the benefit of feeling them up before making a decision. I’m looking for a good blush brush too! When I find one I’ll write about it 🙂
Hmm…very funny cos I was also searching for it high and low and when I saw it on Makeup Masala, I decided not to buy too!
You too!? LOL…
they did not wowed me. i like my elf brushes better actually. 🙁
wasted money i guess. but they are good for travelling, in need of one since i dun have any!
Aww… I don’t think they are a waste of money. You can always use it for travel as you say.
I do agree with the curiosity bit! I like my mineral set very much for traveling. They’re soft and small enough. But if I’m doing my makeup at home, they won’t be the ones that I’d reach for since I have other brushes that are better in terms of size, density and function. no doubt about eco-tool’s quality. I think these would be good starter kit for people who don’t own many brushes.
Thanks for the feedback with the Ecotools set. I suppose its good for a starter set as you say or for travel and you can’t beat the price!
I don’t own the brush set but I’ve the individual ones for blush and foundation. The foundation brush is so soft and fluffy. It’s my favourite! The blush brush is soft and picks up the colour nicely but I still prefer using my MAC 187 and 168 for blushes.
I suppose the Ecotools are brushes that will do at a pinch but there are better ones out there eh?
I own the brush set and the only brush i use on every day basis is the blush brush. i really think this is a great blush/ powder brush. i think it picks up just the right amount of blush and so make it really look natural on the face. i use this with MAC Grand Duo blush as well and i find it’s less shimmery that way (these blushes are really shimmery btw).
the other brushes in the set are just okay and not a must get in my opinion.
Ooh now you got me wanting to look at the blush brush! That seems to be the only brush everyone’s raving over