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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Ecotools []Bamboo[] Blush Brush~~

Hey everyone~
we all know that bamboo is a fast growing plant which is considered as a renewable resource. So instead of cutting down trees to make brush handles, this company uses bamboo instead. Guess they must be thinking like pandas.. Any how.. I was wondering along in Priceline (a drug store type shop), I was looking for a powder brush initially, then I spoted this brush...

I was tossing between either buying a drug store brand brush or a MAC 134 I think it's 134..
a MAC brush costs like $ 90 AUD, and I was thinking that's too much to pay for a brush considering that it's eocnomic recession now it's wiser to save money..
The reason why I wanted to buy a new brush was because I think that my MAC 168 for contouring and blushing or whatever it is surpose to be used for is not good enough. Let me tell you why... MAC 168 is a small angled brush picks up quite alot of bronzer and blush powder at once. Which is good in a way, but the problem is that it tends to accumulate the powder in one area only and doesn't blend so you see this PATCH of dark bronzer in one spot and takes some effort to BLEND it evenly so you don't see this STREAK of bronzer down your cheeck. May be it's just me but I find it a bit difficult to use.
SO I picked up the Ecotools brush which looks like this.. bamboo handled, and really light in weight.



This brush is pretty dense, dome shaped brush which is fluffy and soft. Though I realise that this brush's bristles are a bit dry. I don't know if it's real animal hair or not, But I think it's synthetic. But it's soft doesn't scratch at all..

I tried it this morning while doing my make up for going to a friend's birthday party. and I was AMAZED!!!! like SERIOUSLY AMAZED..... I WAS in SHOCK!!! @___@ ok i'm exaggerating but I was surprised at the least. I used my beloved Nars Laguna bronzer and DT blush and ecotools blush bruh. I just press the brush on the powder and tap off the excess and I looked at the brush I was like er... there's alot of powder on there... kind of worried... then I sweeped the brush from temple to cheeck for contouring and OMG... it gave a soft looking contour line and blends beautifully...~~~ and then I did my blush the same way except started from the top of my cheek apples and sweeped up slightly towards my ears.
It gave the PERFECT amount of blush not over applying so you would look like a clown. NO..~~~ It gives a thin thin layer at a time, so you can build up the amount of colour you want for blush.... and the RESULT?? see for your self...
The photo taken NO flash, natural day light... ( you can see my acne scarsT___T)


It looks natural doesn't it?? gives the most natural looking of contour and blush. I tried the blush for an overall effect of bronzer and other blush I have.. It's wonderful!!!!
Highly recommend it. Instead of buying MAC you could save ur self LOADS of money!!!... It's about $12 AUD I think if I remember correctly.. But one thing, It collects dust LOL So I put it in my draw now So dust doesn't cover it. and I wash it no falling off bristle hair and weird colour coming off.. So I believe that the quality is similar if not same as MAC.
So give it a go and you will love it like I do...

8 comments:

Askmewhats said...

yes it looks natural! and i have read so many raves about the Ecotools brush! and your contouring is so pretty! I love it! and where's the acne scars? LOL I can't see it

yumeko said...

interesting! so priceline carries it now, i should go see them if i go australia

i got some in a swap but i havent tried them yet. i am not a big mac brush fan though i have quite a few of them now XD

mimi said...

hi! you're really pretty and i love your blog! mind if i link you ? =)

fuzkittie said...

Looks great!!!

cheryl said...

yea i think mac brushes are overrated. i DO SEE A DIFFERENCE in your makeup with the ecotools, wonderful! don't u love it when u find just the right thing? i have an angled brush but i wasn't happy with its lack of precision. so i got a denser, smaller, flat-top brush. much happier with my cheek colour application now!

Lily said...

i love gossip girl!! lol. it's addicting. i didn't start watching it until recently though.

p.s. i love ecotools! their brushes are so soft.

Sandy said...

i love eco tools. i got the brush set :) im gonna get more of the eyeshadow brush :D

heartofpearl♥ said...

oh wow bamboo brushes? seems nice!! hey i like your fringe! x