Eco Tools Limited Edition Fresh & Flawless Five Piece Complexion Set

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Three of my most favorite makeup brushes come from an Eco Tools set, so I had high hopes for the new limited edition Fresh & Flawless Five Piece Complexion Set. The five brushes included are:

1. Flat Concealer Brush

2. Buffing Concealer Brush

3. Precision Foundation Brush

4. Complexion Blending Brush

5. Full Powder Brush

The set comes in booklet-style packaging, which opens to reveal the brushes on one side and instructional information on the other.

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Ecotools Fresh and Flawless Five Piece Complexion Kit Eco Tools Limited Edition Fresh & Flawless Five Piece Complexion Set

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The brushes are travel-friendly, comparable in size to the brushes in the Eco Tools Mineral set. The handles are the typical Eco Tools yellow bamboo. On one side, they have the Eco Tools brand name/logo and on the other is the specific brush’s name. The ferrules have a beautiful leaf-flower-y design, each in different colors.

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 R-L: Flat Concealer Brush (1), Buffing Concealer Brush (2), Precision Foundation Brush (3), Complexion Blending Brush (4), Full Powder Brush (5)

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Ecotools Fresh and Flawless Five Piece Complexion Brushes w numbers Eco Tools Limited Edition Fresh & Flawless Five Piece Complexion Set

The Flat Concealer Brush (1) is a basic concealer brush with a rounded top. It’s slightly smaller but very similar in shape to the concealer brush in the Eco Tools Mineral set. Given it’s size, it could also double as a lip brush or to pat pigments or glitter onto the eyelid.

The Buffing Concealer Brush (2) is very dense with a slightly rounded tip. It’s soft but too densely-packed for me to use around my under eye area. I’ve been using it as an eye shadow brush. This brush isn’t as soft as my other Eco Tools brushes. I can’t tell if it’s the actual bristles or the way they are cut – they seem a bit splayed and uneven. I compared the Buffing Concealer Brush to the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush, which Nic and Sam from Pixiwoo often use in their videos to buff in under eye concealer.

The Precision Foundation Brush (3) is similar in shape to the Real Techniques Pointed Foundation Brush. Both of these are pretty small to use for foundation. Since it has a pointed end, it could definitely double as a concealer brush.

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The Complexion Blending Brush (4) is small and densely packed with bristles. I know many rave about these sorts of brushes for buffing in mineral and liquid foundations. The density and relatively small size gives you good control over product placement. It doesn’t cover a large area, so it’s not my first choice for applying product over my full face. Personally, I prefer it for applying powder on my T-zone or any other product that goes on just a specific area, like blush. I don’t have any brushes like the Complexion Blending Brush, but I compared it to the Eco Tools Mineral Powder brush below to give an idea of the size.

My favorite from this set is the Full Powder Brush (5). It’s softer and more flexible than the Complexion Blending Brush. It’s tapered, which I love for applying blush or a light dusting of powder. The Full Powder Brush is just a little larger than the elf Studio Blush Brush. However, it’s fuller, with more rounded sides, while the sides of the elf brush are totally flat.

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On whole, I can’t say I’m thrilled with these brushes. They’re not bad quality – and for the price, they are still a good deal. But if you’re looking for buffing and powder brushes, I personally would opt for the Eco Tools Mineral Set, which also includes the concealer brush (in my opinion, a better version). If what you’re after is the buffing concealer brush or the precision foundation brush, I’d say it’s worth it to shell out the extra dollars for the Real Techniques brushes. As much as I love Eco Tools, this is one set I could have done without.

 

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  • Voodoo_Blonde

    oh, thanks for the review! I was planning an order, since I love their 6-piece brush set and ADORE the Mineral makeup brush set, but I don’t think I’ll be ordering this one now. the brushes seem a bit strangely cut. the design is lovely though. cheers.

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      I agree, it’s like they were cut in a hurry or something, some of the edges are kind of splayed. But all the other new releases I purchased are great, so hopefully it’s just this one set that’s not quite up to the usual Eco Tools quality ♥

  • http://MyLuciteDreams.com/ MyLuciteDreams

    I love the design on the brushes and the powder looks very soft. I’ll have to check out the mineral set. I’m a big fan of the RT buffing brush, I wish it came in a bunch if sizes!

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      The design is so pretty. I love that RT brush too, it’s perfect for cream blush. I was actually going to compare it to the complexion blending brush in this set, but next to each other they really aren’t similar. It seems like RT is doing very well, so hopefully they’ll keep expanding the line ♥

  • Procrast1nato2

    These are SO CUTE. I had no idea the Pointed Foundation brush from RT was so tiny!

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Haha I know it really is so small… I’ve used it for concealer and mixing foundations, I think it would take forever if you were using it for your full face ♥

  • http://twitter.com/mostlysunnyblog Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    I like the metal part of these, and the hair looks so fluffy and soft! I think I can find the brand on UK-based webshops that will ship to Belgium, but this is again when I whine about the lack of brands here!

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Grr… although I don’t know about Belgium specifically, it does seem that Europe has so many great brands we don’t get here. To be honest, I don’t think this set is worth placing an order for. But there are lots of other Eco Tools brushes that are ♥

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.wordpress.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    They look pretty decent!

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Hah that’s a good way to put it – they are pretty decent, nothing too special but not too bad, either. ♥

  • Lily

    Oh the brush ferule designs are pretty. I have the Ecotools Bronzer brush and I love it to bits. This set looks good. The pointed foundation brush can be used as an undereye concealer brush or something :-)

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      I love that bronzer brush, too. I do think the pointed foundation brush works better for concealing than foundation – and the point does make it good for getting into the smaller areas around the eye ♥

  • Jasmine Li

    OMG, I NEED THIS!!!!

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      It’s a cute little kit – hopefully it’ll be in stores soon ♥

  • http://twitter.com/BeautyReflectTS BeautyReflections

    WOW these are so PRETTY!! I have a few of their brushes and do like them! I want these for sure now! :)

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      They really are so pretty! I prefer the other new set over this one, but in terms of appearance, these are just lovely. Thanks for your comment!! ♥

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Oooh these look great. But actually, I’m really glad you compared them to the RT brushes because I was going to get the RT unless you gave the ET brushes a good review, which I would then forgo the RT in favor of ET. But looks like I’m going for RT after all! *sigh* more expensive grumble grumble :P

    • Procrast1nato2

      Oyyy I just wrote out a novel of a response to this and I accidentally pressed ‘Back’. I hate myself.

      Anyway, I was just saying that I have tried EcoTools brushes before (LOVE the bronzer brush), and they are really good, just kind of generically shaped. I haven’t played around with the new ones though, and it looks like there are some fun ones in the new line-up!

      RT has some shapes that are a little more specialized, like the Blush Brush or the Expert Face brush — those shapes are usually hard to find in an affordable brush line.

      The way I decide on brushes is to play with them, if I can — seeing if a brush will fit into your socket or if it sweeps gently under the eye can really help you estimate how it’ll perform. Hope that helps!

      • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

        Haha I’ve done that… or I write something out then can’t get past the CAPTCHA grrr… I really have been meaning to do a review of RT forever… their blush brush, it’s so similar to $44+ brushes, I love it. I feel like some of Eco Tools new releases are more specialized, like the Body Sculpting brush and the Deluxe Fan brush, but I agree that overall RT has more specialized shapes that mirror higher end brushes while Eco Tools is probably a bit more accessible for the average non-makeup-junkie makeup wearer. ♥

  • http://twitter.com/MoxieReviews Moxie Reviews™

    That’s too bad about this set because it’s such a pretty design on them!!

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      I agree… that design is lovely. I think it could be a nice set for some, especially maybe someone new to makeup not wanting to spend a fortune… though I probably would recommend a different Eco Tools set over this one to be honest ♥

  • http://twitter.com/lifesentropy Jane Candor

    I was wondering if I should pick these but you’ve just saved me $15, thank you Catherine!

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Haha glad to help save some money! ;) Thanks for your comment, Jane ♥