Brushes with handles made out of bamboo wood are very popular now because they are ecological and environmental friendly.
The Bamboo plant is a highly renewable resource and grows way faster than trees; it’s also easier to maintain and it’s water resistant.
This is why, bamboo makeup brushes will resist longer than any other wood made brushes.
These being said we will next review two sets of brushes made out of bamboo: one from Ecotools at a price of $13 and the other from Shany at a price of $20.
In this way, you will be able to learn some things about this kind of brushes and their qualities.
EcoTools is well known for its brushes all made out of bamboo wood, recycled aluminum and synthetic bristles. They also donate a part of their sales to environmental organizations. The set contains Blush Brush, Eye Shading Brush, Angled Eyeliner Brush, Concealer Brush, Lash & Brow Groomer. The EcoTools BAMBOO Makeup Brush Set comes in a natural reusable cotton pouch.
The brushes’ bristles are soft and they pick up a generous amount of product, so you don’t need to repeat the picking up over and over again. The foundation brush is great both with liquid and powder foundation, it blends them and applies them equally well. As for the blush brush, you may find it a little too big if you prefer having a more precise application. Otherwise is great for the final touch, to get an even look all over the face. The cosmetic products stick well to the brushes’ hairs, but they also get off easily. This characteristic helps them stay clean longer.
These bamboo makeup brushes don’t shed at all; you can wash them and use them safely without worrying that you will get bristles on your face. No matter how often you wash them, they stay as soft as when they were new and they dry up amazingly fast.
The handles are smooth and feel great to the touch.
As for the quality, it absolutely reaches the one in the luxurious brushes.
In conclusion, it is worth buying this set because you get to have a lot of privileges – great quality, low price (only $13), useful brushes and also helping the nature thanks to those ecological bamboo handles, synthetic hair and the company’s donation to environmental organizations.
All in all, we are very pleased with the EcoTools BAMBOO 6-pc Makeup Brush Set.
These bamboo makeup brushes have synthetic hair that is not cut manually, but by laser. They all have a rounded end (except the angled one) and they all come in a cotton pouch. The handles are soft to the touch and they are also shiny. The pouch allows you to take them with you when you travel as well.
The bristles don’t pick up a lot of product, but they don’t pick up less than you would want either. In conclusion, you will find on the brush just as much cosmetics as you need. In this way, the makeup will be distributed evenly and smoothly for a great result.
You can use the SHANY Bamboo Brush Set with confidence, the brushes stay soft in time and they don’t shed at all. The bamboo handle is very resistant and keeps the brushes well together.
The eye shadow brush is very soft and fluffy, but don’t think that this will be a problem when applying the eye shadow. The brush will not split, because it is stiff enough to offer you precision.
For the eye shadow application there is also another brush, but not made out of hair. Instead it is made out of foam. You can use this one to create a smoky eyes look by smudging the colors after applying them with a real brush.
All brushes are very soft, they just feel like a breeze on your skin. This is why they are great for someone with sensitive skin. But because these bamboo brushes are so soft, it makes it difficult to use them with liquid foundation or other liquid makeup products – for these you will just need other brushes, more firm.
On the other side, they make wonders with powder cosmetics. As for the price, you will be amazed to find out that they are just $20. For this money, you get a lot of good quality and long living brushes.
Anyhow, you may find it annoying that in the set there are 3 large brushes, including a huge one. Instead of one of these big brushes, maybe it would have been better and more practical to find a smaller and firmer one that you could have been used to apply liquid foundation. This would have made the set a perfect one. But as it is now, you have to consider buying a separate brush for applying liquid or creamy makeup products.
In conclusion, if you are only using powder cosmetic products, this set may be great for you and your skin. You get a good quality for a small price and you can be guilty free – these brushes are nothing but ecological, synthetic and vegan (no animals involved in the process).
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