May 20, 2013

Ecotools Retractable Kabuki Brush (New)

Ecotools Retractable Kabuki Brush - $7.99

I picked up a newer vesion of the Ecotools Retractable Kabuki Brush a while back from Target.  There isn't much different about this when compared to the older version except the packaging is a darker bronze (old one was a plain aluminum) and the bristles seem darker.  I use these for powders and blushes, espcially for travel.  The synthetic bristles are quite soft, hold their shape quite well with use and washes, and the brush does a decent job at applying powder products.  Here's a look at some photos.

Ecotools Retractable Kabuki Powder Blush Travel Makeup Brush - Review Photos
Ecotools Retractable Kabuki Powder Blush Travel Makeup Brush - Review Photos
Ecotools Retractable Kabuki Powder Blush Travel Makeup Brush - Review Photos
Ecotools Retractable Kabuki Powder Blush Travel Makeup Brush - Review Photos
Ecotools Retractable Kabuki Powder Blush Travel Makeup Brush - Review Photos
Ecotools Retractable Kabuki Powder Blush Travel Makeup Brush - Review Photos

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.

Ecotools Retractable Kabuki Powder Blush Travel Makeup Brush - Review Photos

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.

Ecotools Retractable Kabuki Powder Blush Travel Makeup Brush - Review Photos

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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5 comments:

  1. I have the old one and i love it so much...super convenient for travelling :)

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    1. Have you tried their newer brushes - there is a fan brush and another flat brush - I don't know what it's called...I want to get those but can't seem to find it in stores.

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    2. I haven't tried the fan brush but I have tried their sheer coverage kabuki brush and I am highly impressed(the flat top one), gives perfect coverage without loading excess product. It's funny it looks like a shaving brush my dad used to have (might be the reason i love it so much :)I found mine at whole foods. It's worth a try :)

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    3. Oh I remember seeing that somewhere..must be WholeFoods only..and my husband was like oooh get that and I can use it as a shaving brush :| :| And I am prettttty sure he would do just that :|

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  2. Haha..you better hide it then!! :D

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