Hey lovelies! As promised ages ago, I‘m finally starting my series on vegan brushes and other beauty tools today! Basically I think that a good quality brush can really make a MAJOR difference in your makeup game, especially when using drugstore makeup. The good news: I think it‘s really easy to find awesome vegan alternatives – or, quite frankly – brushes that are even better than the ones with fur (yuck!!!).
I‘ll start with my small collection of EcoTools brushes. I found them at TK Maxx one day and bought a few to test them out! To the best of my knowledge, all EcoTools brushes are vegan, but apparently not all of the other products in their range. Here‘s what the company states about their cosmetic brushes: »They have incredibly soft synthetic bristles, sleek bamboo handles, recycled aluminum ferrules, and are 100% cruelty free.«
Another cool thing is that these brushes come in a little pouch that can be used to safely store the brushes e.g. while traveling. Now, on to the individual brushes!
tapered blush brush
EcoTools‘ description: »This brush delivers the right amount of blush onto your cheeks creating a touch of color and definition. Sweep your favorite powder or cream blush in an upward motion over the apples of your cheeks, blending towards your hairline.«
my two cents: I‘m so glad I found this! It’s my favorite blush brush at the moment, I use it pretty much every day. You can‘t really go wrong with this, it‘s just perfect for all kinds of blush. Love it!
domed bronzer blush
EcoTools‘ description: »This brush creates a natural-looking, sun-kissed glow. The plush, round head provides a smooth, one-sweep application of bronzer. Apply where the sun would naturally hit to warm up your look.«
my two cents: first off, OMGG it‘s soooo fluffy!!! It‘s a huuuuge and densely packed brush, mine occasionally sheds a hair or two though. I like using this with bronzer of course, and it does an amazing job, but it‘s also nice for loose/mineral powder.
full eyeshadow blush
EcoTools‘ description: »This eye brush is essential for applying shadow base and can be used for shading, highlighting, and blending. Apply shadow to lid or crease and blend toward brow bone to enhance eye area.«
my two cents: this is my most recent purchase from EcoTools and I do quite like it! It works well with dry or creamy textures, which by the way is a big advantage of synthetic brushes!
I prefer EcoTools brushes a lot to comparable budget-friendly vegan brushes from German drugstores. You get a nice quality for a small budget, which is good if you want to start dabbling with brushes and figure out which types work best for you, or if you‘re a vegan beauty addict that hoards brushes looking to buy additional, backup brushes (so you don‘t need to use your high-end brushes daily) like I‘m known to do, heh.
where to get these
In Germany you can get them at TK Maxx or online at Shades of Pink.
Of course you can also order them from ecotools.com or iherb.com, and it seems like they are also available at Target in the US.
That concludes my first post about vegan beauty tools. Do you own any Ecotools brushes? What do you think about them?