A giant brush with a giant handle. At least to me, this is the biggest brush I have. It’s dense, and fluffy. It’s hard to clean cause it takes forever to dry. And it’s hard to hang it upside down. But I like this as an all over bronzer. It’s light and bronze up your face. It’s good brush to have. It’s gentle on the face. It’s also good to put shimmery powder. Well you have to use a light hand. But it can be use for all over the body too.
My first ever big giant brush. It’s not giant. It’s just a normal shape powder brush. I bought the 5 set brushes and I wanted one for powder. I remember this cost me $29.90 at Watsons. I was contemplating if I should get it. Cause it was not that cheap. $30 back when you are a kid, it really is not cheap.
But even after all these years, the brush still stands. It’s still fluffy and the shape still quite tempered. However after washing one too many time and without the brush guard, the shape kind of a bit out. But in the end it is still a full brush, so it’s good. I have softer brush now, but this is a good no fuss whole face brush.
I don’t know if now $30 is consider cheap for first time brush users, but it’s really a good bargain considering that this can last for years. I really will recommend this to everyone.
This is quite nice as the packaging itself can be turned to be gift wrap with a silver bow. There is 4 brushes. Each one has a beautiful teal leaf decorated and bamboo handle. All the brushes are thick and dense. They don’t shed which is nice.
Mattifying Finish is a big fluffy brush to be use for powder. It’s great as a setting powder brush. I feel that it pick up the right amount of loose powder. It can also be use as a blush brush, but the blush must be one that is not as pigmented. It will be better as an overall bronzing brush. Just swipe across the face.
Correcting Concealer is the smallest brush. I like to use this for buffing in the concealer on spots.
Eye Perfecting is bigger than concealer brush. It’s more tampered at the end and longer making it the perfect undereye brush.
Skin Perfecting is a slight angle brush. It is too dense for concealing as the product seem to be absorbed into the brush. I guess it will be good as a contouring brush. But i just use this as powder brush.
We don’t really talk about feet care, but it’s good to know. So all I did is use tbs peppermint scrub with tbs no more rough stuff. Actually you just need to use the scrub on its own. The scrub is quite abrasive. It has a really nice scent. Really good at getting rid of feet odour. While the blue scrub tool is quite hard and it’s actually not that nice to use. You can just use a normal soap to scrub your feet with this tool.
After my feet is scrub clean. Which to be honest doesn’t remove any calluses and my feet will still appear dry and flaky.
I will also use tbs peppermint cooling foot lotion. It is suppose to be a thick lotion, but it’s not. It is quite thin for a foot lotion. It is cooling which is nice. The scent is also quite overpowering I feel. It is just a foot lotion and one you will not use for your leg. Or maybe that is just me. Then I will use Ecotools spa moisture socks to cover my feet in. The socks suppose to fit any size feet. My feet is size UK3, so it’s really tiny. It fits quite alright. You can see that is its loose. But on my right leg, you can see that it will fit also. So it’s actually quite big, but it will still fit.
This is how I care for my feet. Not a really efficient way as my feet still dry. But at least it makes me feel better that I am actually doing something to help care for them. For my toe nails and stuff. I usually do a simple pedicure, nothing fancy. Just getting rid of extra skins and trim my toe nails every 2/3 weeks. If I’m not lazy I will paint my nails.
So how do you care for your feet other than getting a pedicure?
This brush set makes it easy to complete any eye look. Use the large eye brush to blend a base shadow over the entire eyelid. The angled crease brush adds definition to the outer crease of your eye, while the petite eye shading brush is perfect for an accent color. Use the highlighting brush to accentuate the brow bone and inner corners of the eyes. Complete the look with the smudge brush by smudging the shadow and liner along the lash line for a smoky finish.
Essential Eye Set brushes are made from soft, cruelty-free bristles, recycled aluminum ferrules and sleek bamboo handles.
- Large Eye Brush
- Angled Crease Brush
- Petite Eye Shading Brush
- Highlighting Brush
- Smudge Brush
- On-The-Go Travel Bag
So total make six. This is relatively a smaller brush set. The handles are shorter than the normal brushes, around 10cm. So it is the perfect size for traveling. I do have a lot of random brushes that are smaller, which is nice as they too will fit into the bag. For a set that cost me US$8, I think it is not bad. I love all the brushes I have from EcoTools. No shedding and obviously soft, really value for money.
I can never have enough of brushes, so this is a nice addition to my ever growing collection. What I like most about this set is that the size is good for my eyes. It is not as big as Sigma’s. Well, the large eye brush is huge for me, but the rest is fine. So ya, not bad.
I wanted a fan brush. For some reason it doesn’t feel complete without one. Fan brush can be used for highlighting, a light contour or all over powder. I guess it can be used for blush too.
This is made from soft, cruelty-free bamboo bristle, has a recycled aluminum ferrule and sleek bamboo handle. So I know that EcoTools has change their design which is nicer I feel. Quality is still the same. Price is still fair. There’s no fall out during washing. Really recommended.
Instead of another makeup set, why not get your hands on the tools of the trade. Makeup brushes. You can never have enough of them. There is just so many to choose from, high end to a cheaper option, a set or single brushes. I think Bobbi Brown has really nice sets of brushes. Sephora has beautiful sets too. People always want MAC brushes, so it can always be an additional gift. Therefore, there is nothing better than getting makeup brushes.
I bought Sigma Mr Bunny Travel kit from Luxola. Sigma website do ship internationally, but there is shipping cost. I was debating between the regular and travel set. I was also debating between the regular or the Mr/Mrs Bunny. End up I decided to get this. I think synthetic brushes are better and easier to maintain. This kit comes with the container which is really nice and secure for traveling. Once it’s open, it became two containers which is perfect for storing the brushes, whether at home or on holiday.
It also comes with 7 brushes:
Pencil E30 – Precise application of color on the crease, outer corner, upper and lower lash line.
Tapered Blending E40 – Rounded and tapered top. Specially designed to apply and blend color on the crease.
Eye Shading E55 – Soft and dense with a rounded finish. Can be used to apply pressed or loose eye shadows and pigments.
Small Angle E65 – Essential for the application of gel or cream eye liner on the upper and lower lash line.
Large Powder F30 – Very dense with a rounded top. Ideal to apply powder products on face and body.
Large Angled Contour F40 – The angled shape makes this brush ideal to apply blush or contour shades.
Foundation F60 – Can be used to apply liquid or cream foundation. Recommended to apply moisturizers and conceal large areas.
All the brushes are smooth. There are hardly any fallout which is awesome. I really love this set. It is just a simple set, perfect for anyone who wants hash free simple kit. I really recommend it.
Real Technique is probably one of my favorite brand of brushes I own. It’s also not as expensive as the Sigma one. There are 3 permanent sets and I got the Core Collection. It comes with a case which can be use as a stand too. I don’t like it as the stretchy part that hold the brushes is just too tight making putting back the brushes very hard.
The contour brush is quite dense but pretty flexible. So it’s good for a sheer soft finish. I like to use it for setting under eye concealer. Pointed foundation brush is good for liquid foundation. It’s small so it can take forever to apply foundation. What I like to do is use this for under eye concealer and for the curve if my face like around the nose or mouth for a cleaner smooth finish. Detailer brush is tiny. Good as a lip brush or concealer brush. Lastly, buffing brush. Like the contour bush, it’s half dense. Good as a blush brush too.
All the brushes are smooth, I love it. The brushes are flexible in term of what they can be use as. I think most brushes have multiple purposes. What I like about RT is that their brushes are really nice to look at. The bigger brushes can stand on its own as they have a flat bottom surface. Overall it’s a good quality set for an affordable price. You can buy this from iHerb.
EcoTools Bamboo 5 piece brush set is small enough to stash inside your bag. It comes with a cosmetic bag, mineral powder brush which I use for blush, concealer brush which I interchange as an eyeshadow brush, eye shading brush which is a tad too big for my liking and baby kabuki which is great for an overall dust brush. I use the shading brush as a blending brush. It covers 1/3 of my eyelid, so it’s good to blend the colors together. It can also be use for applying eyeshadow. The brushes are not that dense. It’s soft and doesn’t have many fall out the first time you wash it.
So it’s a simple set for a simple girl.
So I went for a few mini vacations this summer. Mostly to places where the sun is scorching hot. In other words, places like Singapore. I couldn’t be bothered with makeup, but I just brought along a few things.