When compared side by side, Ecotools older retractable kabuki brush seems just a bit more compact than the newer version, perhaps because of the broader band around the base that holds the bristles a bit more tighter. I don't notice a major difference between the two with use, but since I have both, I keep the older one for a more concentrated application of color and the newer one for powders.
I like that the Ecotools brushes come with their own cloth pouches - it doesn't make much of a difference with this retractable brush, but generally, it's a nice way to keep the brushes clean and dust-free.
For the curious or those who would like a better review, do check my earlier post on the Ecotools Retractable Blush brush. Overall, I love Ecotools makeup brushes - they are quite well made, don't need any special care or handling, and are quite inexpensive. The retractable kabuki is no exception and is definitely a good buy if you are looking for a powder/blush to carry around in your travel kit.
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