Since quite a handful of you asked regarding the brush I used in my last video post, voila, here it is :). I first spotted this brush via Charlotte’s post on her blog Lipglossiping (one of the UK’s top beauty blogs) and when she used the word “mahoosive” to describe it I couldn’t help but laugh. The timing of her post was perfect because I was looking for a more affordable alternative to the only buffing brush I already own which almost EVERY model/TVC talent I worked on (guys included) asked about…both guys and girls would come to me for retouches sometimes only because they liked the soothing feel of that Ellana brush on their face! This Ecotools one though not as dense, performs just as softly on the skin for a better price.
“Create a natural-looking, sun-kissed glow with this beauty editor favorite! Our widely-acclaimed bronzer brush features soft, cruelty-free taklon bristles, a recycled aluminum ferrule and heavy bamboo handle. This brush is packaged in our zip-top, reusable pouch.“
The lovely thing about buffing brushes, which is a popular method now, is that you conserve more foundation because it diffuses and buffs out minimal product evenly all over the face, you get the most out of a tiny bit of product and the brush doesn’t drink it up. The Ecotools bronzer brush is absolutely massive I agree which makes it so ideal for buffing in a base, just like my reviewed Ellana XL Buffing brush (local, Php800 with shipping) which is slightly smaller but the bristles are more densely packed (which I like). That Ellana one is almost exact super more affordable dupe of the NARS #19 bronzer brush which costs about $50. I was hoping this Ecotools one would be as dense as my Ellana one but I’m not irritated that it isn’t only by a fraction. This glides smoothly and softly all over the face, they’d be better kept though if you used brush guards which I believe are sold locally by Suesh Makeup Tools in Greenhills. Note though, this would also be FAN-TAS-TIK as a mineral powder brush or general setting powder brush and what it was originally named for of course, all over bronzing.
Anyway, I got this at almost a third of the price of the Ellana one at about Php300.00 ($7 US) EACH, free shipping off Ebay from this link. I found the pricing so worth it and since I believe in Ecotools (their retractable kabuki is in my personal kit) I decided to buy 3 in one go to take advantage of the free shipping offered by the Hong Kong ebay seller I found online, can you imagine…Php900+ for THREE of these? That’s practically the price of only one Ellana XL Buffing brush (but I think that Ellana one is a step up in density and quality). I needed more of these because on shoots when there are so many models I’d like to have a brush to use for light, medium, and dark shades of foundation that I can rotate, also so they don’t get disappointed by the fact that I’m only using one brush I repeatedly clean on the spot for all of them. I suddenly remembered what my Yaya (nanny) used to tell me which I found ridiculous when I was young “1,2,3 means I love you” LOL. To see how I use this brush go to my last blog post here and watch my video day makeup tutorial.