A couple of months ago I made my first ever order from Ebay. Being a big fan of the EcoTools brushes, I decided to order their Bamboo Five Piece Brush Set.
What I love about EcoTools is, apart from the fact that their brushes are amazing, is that they are 100% cruelty free. They use natural & recycled materials; their handles are made of bamboo, their ferrules of recycled aluminium, their makeup/brush pouches of a blend of cotton & hemp, sometimes with recycled PET lining. And their brushes have the most incredibly soft synthetic bristles that have not once irritated my skin in the slightest.
I've had my first set of EcoTools brushes for about 4/5 years now (the 6 Piece Brush Set in case anyone is wondering) and they have not shed one hair, nor has anything broken or become loose.
This set contains a mineral powder brush, a concealer brush, an eye shading brush, an adorable baby kabuki, and a cosmetics bag - so really a 4 piece brush set plus a little bag. I get the feeling that this is a fake though, because the bag is different to the one that is shown on the EcoTools website and the Boots website. Although I got a brush roll with my first brush set and it shows a zip bag on the website, even though I bought mine from Tesco.. Maybe the packaging has changed? It was five or so years ago.
Hmm.. anyhoo, moving on!
Now I don't really use mineral makeup, but the mineral powder brush always picks up the right amount when I swirl this in my Rimmel Clear Complexion Powder, and it always deposits it evenly on my face. I've washed this a couple of times, and it is just as soft as when I first got it, and it hasn't shed a hair. I'd say that this is quite dense, but not too much so that it doesn't move.
The concealer brush is also excellent! It helps blend in concealer very well, isn't scratchy at all, and as with the powder brush, it hasn't shed a hair since the day it arrived. The bristles are a perfect length and density for applying and blending concealer; not too floppy but not too stiff either.
I can't really comment on the eye shading brush to be honest. I never wear eye shadow, unless it's a special occasion (and even then I hesitate), but I can say that it is just as soft as the others! It does look a lot like a slightly thinner, Sigma Tapered Blending brush.
The baby kabuki is the cutest thing ever. It's small, soft, travel friendly, and dense enough to pick up enough product to powder my shiny t zone if I'm out and about. Love it ♥
The bag is the perfect size for me, because all I ever really need is the baby kabuki, my Rimmel powder, and a lipbalm. It all fits in snugly and the clickety button thingy (technical term yo~) keeps it safe and secure in my bag. This makes me very happy. Finally found a makeup bag that isn't a waste of space! :D
Like I said earlier, although I was a tad suspicious about the bag being different from that on the Boots website, for £3.78 on Ebay instead of £19.99 at Boots, and what with there not being any difference in quality, you can see why I chose the ebay seller this time around ;D
Disclaimer: All products were bought with my own money unless stated otherwise. All opinions are my own.