Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Eco Tools Beautiful Expressions Kabuki Set







This Eco Tools Limited Edition Kabuki Set is made of recycled aluminum ferrules and cruelty-free taklon Bristles.This kabuki set has the essential brushes for your face.

"Create custom coverage with four different kabuki heads, providing multiple brush functionality for a total face makeover. The set is designed to conceal your imperfections, bronze for a sun-kissed glow, contour your cheeks, or buff on the perfect powder for an all over flawless face. Each brush has an eye-catching artist-designed limited edition ferrule and incredibly soft, cruelty-free bristles." (EcoTools Website)


(NOTE: On the website the angled kabuki is for contouring and the round kabuki is for bronzing but mine came in this order and all the other ones I've seen in stores were in this order so I'm thinking they may have messed up on their site, i don't know but it doesn't matter because you can use them however you like)

Conceal Kabuki

"To start out with a flawless base, the Conceal Kabuki, complete with a short, rounded tip and compact dome, provides optimal coverage and is perfect for hiding blemishes. Use it with liquid concealer or foundation for custom coverage." (EcoTools Website)

I really liked this brush because it really blends the concealer well into the skin and it makes it look like a flawless application. The bristles are very well compacted together which makes for great blending. The only bad thing is that you have to wash it often because since the bristles are sturdy and compacted, it builds up product very fast, therefore making it a bit harder to blend but overall its great to blend concealer.

Bronzer Kabuki

"The Bronze Kabuki is equipped with thick, fluffy bristles that unveil a gorgeous, natural glow! Expertly apply and blend bronzer all over to create a warm, sun-kissed look." (EcoTools Website)

This brush is the most flimsy out of all of them so it doesn't pick up a lot of color which i think it could be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how your using it. I mainly use it for blush because its great for blending but i have to keep picking up blush to get a good amount. If your actually using it for bronzer it's great because you will get a sheer application. For that purpose you don't want a lot of color because you don't want to overdo the bronzer or you will end up looking too dark or too orange. Overall this brush is my least favorite but i still keep using it and i like how it blends, making your blush/bronzer look more natural.


Contour Kabuki

"When it comes to shaping, shading and sculpting, there's nothing the Contour Kabuki can't do! Gently apply blush in an upward motion to center and enhance the fullest point of cheeks." (EcoTools Website)

I desperately needed a contour brush and this is nicely rounded and it has a dome tip that fits perfectly under your cheekbones to contour. This brush is a little flimsy too and it doesn't pick up a ton of color but i think that's good because you don't want your contour to look too dark or fake. It contours my face really well and i love how it blends because it gives a natural contour



Buff Kabuki


"The Buff Kabuki is designed for smooth, luxurious coverage. Just sweep the flat-top brush in controlled circular motions to also boost a natural, translucent radiance. Buff over face to smooth and remove excess powder for a flawless finish."

This brush is not very sturdy but it does a great job for applying loose or pressed powder. It really buffs in the product for a flawless/natural look. it's super soft and it applies powder effortlessly.

Price: $14-$16

Where to buy: Walmart, Target, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, CVS, drugstore.com, some super markets

Pros:
- Very soft
- cruelty-free taklon bristles
- great price for 4 good brushes
- blends product well
- Can be used in different ways
- Eco friendly
- the set comes with essential brushes
- They don't shed

Cons:
- some of the brushes don't pick up a lot of color
- the conceal kabuki builds up a lot of product
- you have to get used to holding their small ferrules

Overall- They are all super soft and do a great job at blending and paying $15 for 4 great brushes is amazing and it makes this brush set worth it.


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