2 Thu, 2010 § 3 Comments
I am a minimalist when it comes to makeup. I dust a little mineral powder over my face, swipe my lashes with mascara & maybe add a touch of eye shadow. I’m not sure I “need” a full brush set, but I certainly wasn’t in love with my [now former] Kabuki brush — it was constantly shedding & leaving dark hairs on my face which stayed for hours before I noticed them! — so I wasn’t going to say no when Alicia Silverstone & EcoTools decided to give away 50 of their new 5-piece set in a random drawing at TheKindLife.com. If I decided I didn’t want it, it would make a nice gift.
I was thrilled when I found out I was a winner! I was especially excited about the Finishing Brush; I couldn’t wait to sweep it across my face.
I have been using it for about a month & LOVE IT. It is feathery & soft, hasn’t shed a single hair & leaves an even, flawless finish. I feel pampered when I’m using it.
The Eye Shadow Brush is just as soft — I’d never guess the bristles are synthetic. It’s also angled for easy application.
The truth is, these are the only brushes from the set I’ve used. I wouldn’t use the other two on a regular basis, so I didn’t want to use them at all in case I decided to give them away. You can go ahead & heckle me for “regifting”, but I would rather they go to use than sit in my drawer. Besides, I think is would be cute to tie the brush to a little jar of blush with a pretty ribbon.
Silverstone & EcoTools teamed up to create this “earth-friendly” set.
[Finishing Brush – Blush Brush – Angled Eye Shadow Brush – Lash & Brow Groomer]
- Handles are bamboo, which is fast growing & highly sustainable
- Soft, taklon bristles are 100% cruelty-free
The 5th piece of the set is the cosmetic bag, which not only holds the brushes but has a zippered pouch for makeup & other toiletries. Mine holds my mineral powder & chapstick…as well as my wallet, iPod, etc…it has actually become a little “clutch” I throw in my tote when I head out the door.
- Made from natural hemp fabric
- Printed with non-toxic ink
- Lining is recycled plastic [PET]
- Even the hangtag is printed on tree-free stone paper.
Are you expecting some ridiculous price tag now?
~$15.99 for the set. I don’t think that’s a bad price for high quality brushes, never mind that these are natural, cruelty-free brushes. You can find a list of places to buy here.
I like simple, fresh & natural when it comes to most things, including how I do myself up. Like I said, I’m a minimalist, but sometimes it’s fun to be girlie…& it feels good to be girlie while still being “kind”.
I’m not getting anything for posting this — I wasn’t even given this set to review — I just wanted to let you know about something I really like that would make a nice gift…even for yourself. 😉
What’s your makeup style? Au naturel or do you go All Out?