Ecotools Brushes; Tapered Blush and Skin Perfecting

I recently visited Boots with the intention of buying some of the new Real Techniques Bold Metal brushes. However after much debate, I couldn't bring myself to pay £20-25 for one brush, despite how pretty it may look. Instead, I was drawn to the pretty packaging of the new Ecotools Complexion Collection. All of their brushes are cruelty-free, and made with a recyled aluminimum ferrule and a sleek bamboo handle - these are truely environmentally friendly.

The Tapered Blush brush (£7.99) as you may guess, is a super soft tapered brush which provides a more precise application than your standard blush brush. It therefore applies nice and evenly, and blends in well. I particularly love using this brush as it is super soft, which feels nice on the face. Because the brush has dark bristles it can be hard to see how much product it picks up, but this also means your brush does not look instantly dirty, which is a plus!

The new Skin Perfecting brush (£7.99) has a beautiful ferrule, like all brushes in the complexion collection. Although it says for use with BB/CC creams, I picked it up to use with my normal foundation. The brush is densley packed, which means it is not as soft as the blush brush, however it doesn't soak up my foundation like some brushes do. It has a rounded edge with a slant, which makes it easier to apply around your nose and it produces the most flawless finish. This is my go to foundation brush at the moment.

Prices range from around £5 to £12 but can also be picked up slightly cheaper in TK Maxx, making these very affordable.

Have you tried Ecotools brushes?

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  1. I've used eco tools brushes ever since I started wearing mineral foundation and I love them. They do a great job without being crazy expensive! x

  2. I've been looking for a good foundation brush. Have you ever tried the Real Techniques brushes? Maybe I'll try these. I also want a quality brush, but don't want to pay a ridiculous price!

  3. These brushes look really lovely, and I adore the bamboo handle :) The tapered blush brush sounds fab, along with the skin perfecting brush :) I like that this doesn’t soak up foundation - fab reviews :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

  4. I own and love the blush brush! I like to use it with very pigmented blushers, it makes the blending phase very easy.

  5. I have the Ecotools travel brush set and I love it. You've now made me want to try the two you mentioned above, I love that they're affordable.

    Emily//Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  6. I like the look of the Skin Perfecting Brush! I've shamefully still never tried Eco Tools xx

    Magpie Jasmine | Zoeva Brush Set Giveaway

  7. I gave the RT Bold Metals Collection a miss too as, like you, I just couldn't warrant spending so much on a single, high-street brush! I have a couple of eye brushes from Ecotools, but they aren't my favourite. I love the look of the Skin Perfecting Brush, though, so I'll have to check that out next time I'm in Boots :)

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty


  8. I love Real Techniques brushes but I too cannot justify the prices they're asking for these - especially as they seem to be running just the bold metals collection at Boots!

    The Eco Tools brushes are a great alternative and easier to get hold of - I haven't tried the blush brush but after reading this I might just have it give it a go!

    Emma xx || Her Glamourati

  9. I'm yet to use them but keep seeing really good reviews like yours. I'm kind of put off with the design.. I know it's supposed to be one of its selling points but i just don't like the pine colour! Looks like you're enjoying them though :) xxx


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