Unlike other fan brushes I’ve used, this one has multiple layers of bristles. The bristles are tapered in length, with the longest bristles in the center, similar to a kabuki. As with all Eco Tools brushes, the bristles are incredibly soft. I’ve tried many different brands known for their soft brushes, but Eco Tools remains the softest.
What does this brush work for? I’d say nearly any powder product that you want a light, diffused application of. The possibilities are really endless. I’ve tested it with face powder, bronzer (a light application just on the high points of my face), powder highlighter, and blush. Eco Tools also suggests angling the brush to contour cheekbones.
This may be my new HG blush brush. Maybe it’s my face shape, but I’ve always found blush most flattering when kept relatively high along the cheekbone. With this brush, I pick up product with the top, middle bristles, so the sides are kept product-free. Then I apply it on the apples of my cheeks and back along the top of my cheekbones. The clean sides of the brush diffuse edges. Essentially, this brush applies and blends in one step.
At this point, I have only washed this once, but there was zero shedding. None of my Eco Tools brushes have had trouble with shedding (I’ve had some for years), so I think it’s safe to assume this brush will probably hold up well. But if it doesn’t, I will update here.
The case has a snap closure and could be used to store the brush for travel. The bronze-y ferrule is made of recycled aluminum and the handle is bamboo.
I admit, I had high expectations for this brush and I’m happy to say it lives up to them. If you’re looking for a cruelty-free fan brush, I absolutely recommend this. Even if you usually purchase higher end brushes, I think Eco Tools is really worth a try.
- Where to Buy: ecotools.com or check out Eco Tools – Where to Buy
- Price: $6.99
- Availability: Currently, ecotools.com only ships to the US, but other retailers may ship internationally
- Animal Testing Policy: Eco Tools is PETA-approved and vegan