Ecotools Bamboo Bronzer Brush

by lyn on August 21, 2011 · 8 comments

in Ecotools, Tools

A couple of weeks ago, I came across the Ecotools bronzer brush at a local mall and immediately snapped one up. I know Ecotools brushes cost twice as much here compared to The States but they are still cheaper than most brands.

I like the fact that Ecotools is an earth-friendly company. It also makes me feel a little bit better that no animals were harmed in the production of their brushes. The bristles are made from synthetic taklon, the handles from bamboo and the ferrules are recycled aluminium.

ecotools bronzer

I have a few face brushes made from synthetic hair and know that they tend to be rather soft. The Ecotools bronzer brush does not disappoint in the softness department. In fact, it has the softest bristles amongst the other face brushes in my collection. My sensitive skin definitely appreciates this.

ecotools bronzer

The brush head is really dense, fluffy and large. I am not sure how well it will work with bronzers as I don’t use them but the domed head works really well with mineral makeup and compact powders. From what I’ve read, quite a few people use the brush with liquid foundation and it works equally well.

I mostly use the brush with loose mineral makeup. I can buff the foundation on fairly quickly and it always seem to deposit the right amount of product. It blends like a dream and provides a really beautiful finish.

ecotools bronzer

No doubt it is a big, fat brush and I see many people complaining about the size of the handle. But it honestly doesn’t bother me and I do appreciate the slightly hefty weight in my hand. It just seems to balance better when I swirl and buff powders on.

ecotools bronzer

The first time I washed it, I was quite prepared for the long drying time since it is such a large, dense brush. Just remember to dry it laid flat or downwards because you will not want water to seep into the ferrule as this will loosen the bristles and you’ll start experiencing shedding. If you plan to use it with liquid foundation, you’d need to wash it out more often.

This is now my favourite multi-purpose powder brush. I have tried it with normal loose powder (non-mineral type), compact powder, highlighting powder and blush (with a light hand), and it works with all of them. I am already thinking about getting another so I don’t mix too many products or colours on one brush.

Overall, this gets two big thumbs-up from me.

I bought the Ecotools Bamboo Bronzer Brush at Shins for RM65. I was going to recommend Makeup Masala if you’re interested in ordering online but I don’t think she has a shop anymore.
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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

prettybeautiful.net August 21, 2011 at 1:59 AM

this baby has really dense hair. I have their blush & powder brush and i like them. However, their eyeshadow brush is really meh. doesn't seem to pick up any color, be it powder eyeshadow or cream eyeshadow

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domncroxd August 21, 2011 at 2:47 AM

great review! if you want you can also get it on iHerb.com – i think all together it might be cheaper even with shipping?

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l y n August 21, 2011 at 2:49 AM

prettybeautiful: I gave away the blush and powder brushes to my sisters and remembered that they were pretty good quality too. I haven't tried any Ecotools eye brushes so I cannot comment. But I absolutely love this bronzer brush!

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l y n August 21, 2011 at 2:53 AM

Hey dom, Thanks for the link! I was trying to search for an online store but only knew of Makeup Masala.

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Rainy Days and Lattes August 21, 2011 at 9:32 PM

I love this brush! It's so extremely soft! :p

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plue August 22, 2011 at 3:21 AM

eh! this is in Shins d? i didn't know leh >.< i must go check this one soon…oh ya, was wondering if you spot Ecotools retractable brush in Shins too?

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iariaee August 22, 2011 at 3:27 AM

Whoa, they really cost quite a bit in Malaysia compared to the prices in the US! >_< My own 5 pc kit stank like the high heavens. A strong, pungent ammonia smell. :(

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l y n August 22, 2011 at 4:29 AM

plue: Yes, I believe they carry the aluminium retractable brush at Shins. That's a pretty good brush and portable to boot.iariaee: Ya, so expensive, right? This is why I'm looking at online options now. But I haven't experienced stinky brushes with any of Ecotools. Maybe I'm lucky!

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