Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Review - ECOTOOLS Fresh and Flawless Five Piece Complexion Set

Eco Tools Fresh and Flawless Five Piece Complexion Set


I really do. I love them. So so much. I have rather a lot of them, from low end to high(ish) and I am very much a advocate of the idea that an expensive brush is more useful than an expensive eyeshadow (although there are exceptions obviously). Anyway, one thing I do get annoyed with is lugging my far too large make up bag around plus brushes, so when I saw this rather lovely looking piece of stuff flirting with me on the racks at Boots, I had to snap it up. Five brushes for £11.99, they're virtually giving them away! 

The five brushes, nestling in their fancy presentation book.

So, so far, so good! What do Ecotools have to say about them??

"Brighten your complexion and create buildable, airbrushed coverage with our five piece set, designed to hide any imperfections for the smoothest finish possible.
  • Start with the flat concealer brush to camouflage problem areas.
  • Use the buffing concealer brush and precision foundation brush to create a flawless even base.
  • The complexion blending brush provides that airbrush finish before applying your touch of color with the full powder bush.
These five essential brushes work together to design a photo-ready complexion with mineral, powder or liquid makeup. "
Ecotools have also helpfully given you these very instructions inside the magnetised travel book container, just in case you're a bit of a brush newbie and don't know what to do with these guys, with corresponding numbers to each brush, just in case you don't know what is what. It's a lovely little package and a great present for a mate/girlfriend/wife etc. 
The brushes, for the most part, are really good for the price. They concealer brush is good for placement of concealer under the eyes and in tricky places like around the nose and on spots. The wonder of the collection is the buffing concealer brush though, not enough of these brushes actually exist on the market and it's an excellent tool to use. Place the concealer with the brush, and then gently buff for seamless coverage. I'm totally in love with it. The precision foundation brush is again, good for placement of your foundation, but where it falls down is the lack of density in the foundation buffing brush, which I was hoping would be a good dupe for the Mac 116 which I love using to buff on foundation, bronzer or blusher. It's very soft though and would be fine for touching up on the go, more than fine, but not ideal for an initial application. Same goes for the powder brush, which is rather small and floppy, so not great for a hardcore make up application, but great if you want to pop some loose or pressed powder on when out and about. 
So my conclusion, this, despite its slight flaws, is a pretty, good quality, ecologically friendly set and is well worth the very low price tag for popping in your handbag and doing some touch ups. You can purchase this instore at Boots, or online at cute cosmetics , cocktail cosmetics or active beauty for  around £11.99.
Lovely stuff! 

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