July 7, 2008

Beauty on a Budget: EcoTools 5 Piece Brush Set with Case Review

Finally something to rave about on the Beauty and a Budget front! Meet the 5 piece Brush Set from Eco Tools!

This set is $10.99 USD and comes with 5 great blushes plus a cool brush roll to store them in when traveling! I’ve been testing this little brush set out all weekend while I was away for a few days to celebrate the 4th of July and I’m happy to report it’s worth dishing out your $11 dollars for! It’s rather a nice little set of tools that’s perfect for traveling with plus it has the added benefits of being earth friendly so you’re not only doing something good for your wallet but also helping your enviroment out!

The set comes with a blush brush, concealer brush, lash/brow groomer, liner brush, and eye shadow brush. Each brush is made from synthetic bristles and 100% Cruelty Free. Although these are synthetic you won’t notice much of a difference aside from the fact that they are softer than your average brush. The softness does not take away from the fact that they are dense enough for ease of blending and holding product on the bristles. Unlike other cheaper brushes I’ve tried these do not shed and the bristles stay firmly on the handle where they belong and not shed all along your face when using! They don’t sport a funky odor either the way some brushes do which is a total plus in the Muse’s opinion! The handles are made of quality bamboo which also has a low impact on the earth’s resources as it is a highly sustainable plant…who knew?

No, they aren’t MAC but they are pretty bloody good for those of you who are both consious of your Beauty Budget and green friendly. The price rounds out to about $2 USD or so for each brush included in the kit so you can’t really good wrong by trying them out. You won’t be disappointed as they are good quality brushes at a low cost.

My favorite of the brushes was the nicely rounded blush brush which I used to apply both powder and blush. It’s wonderfully soft and silky!

The other brushes included are just as good and I’m loving the little hemp brush roll that makes traveling with these simple. Simply place each brush in a slot, roll, tie, and away you go. The roll holds the brushes safely and allows you to travel with the set without splitting the hairs of the brush or causing any damage to the brushes!

I can’t help but be excited as brushes that are not only good quality but cheap! The Muse likes these alot and recommends nabbing a set for yourself!

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to see what other cool products EcoTools has available!

Score some Eco Tools from Walgreens, Ulta, and K-Mart.


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Laura

    Oh wow, those look lovely! I wish the UK would catch on to decent brush sets!

  • the Muse

    hey laura ๐Ÿ™‚


    I’ be happy to grab you a set from walgreens ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Just yell!

    I’ve seen the entire line at walgreens actually!

    I actually purchased a second blush brush for myself this weekend ๐Ÿ˜‰ as I liked it so much from the kit!

  • Tammy M

    Have you tried the Walgreens brand also? They are actually made by Japonesque for Walgreens! I have some of those, but I think I will pick up this set for travel…

  • Ethereal Prey

    i got these brushes and I really like them. I like the big brush to apply brush cause its super soft! i don’t like the lash brow groomer thing cause the brushes are super hard! >.< But I love it! ๐Ÿ˜›

  • the Muse

    hiya tammy..

    No that I haven’t tried yet. No kid!? I lov Japonesque brishes..ha..repackaged slapped with a walgreens logo ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks for the tip off!

    Will def need to check it out!

  • the Muse

    hi Ethereal Prey!

    Awesome! I like the big blush brush myself! So silky and soft ๐Ÿ™‚

    I haven’t tried the brow groomer, I normally never use them ๐Ÿ˜›

    Everything else in the kit was pretty cool though! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • College Beauty Addict

    Hi This is my first time commenting, but I just wanted to tell you that I LOVE your blog! I absolutely LOVE these brushes! Not only doing they work super well, they are also eco friendly! Have you check out their website? They have a few more brushes not sold in stores, its definitely worth checking out!


  • Askmewhats

    thanks muse! If my friend from US asks me what I want to buy from ULTA..i know what I want!! THIS ONE!!!!!

  • the Muse

    hi there College Beauty Addict!

    Thanks so much! I appreciate your kind compliment ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m so glad you’re enjoying my mad babblings!

    I have indeed ๐Ÿ˜‰ I actually have a link up in the blog entry! I didn’t realize not all the brushes were sold in stores! Thanks for letting us know! Cool!

    The brushes are very soft and blend very well. Most of my collection consists of expensive MAC brushes but these are a welcome relief on my wallet ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks so much for the comment! Hope to talk to you again soon!

  • the Muse

    Hello there Nikki ๐Ÿ™‚ How are you!?

    lol! Awesome! It’s a nice quality kit for the price! If you need help purchasing it you know I’m here!

    Love ya!

  • CherryPoppins

    I love these brushes. It feels so nice and soft against my skin.

  • Tigress

    I just bought these today after researching synthetic brushes and I love them! The blush brush is especially nice. I’m a huge animal lover and nature girl, so these are just perfect. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mine doesn’t have the roll though, it has a little hemp makeup bag/roll thing and came with a mango body butter sample, which I have yet to use.

  • Michelle

    Just picked up this set & the eye brush set @ ULTA… Love ’em! Esp. the eye brush set!