First off, I’ve got a very exciting announcement for you all: as of this month, I am partnering with EcoTools as a brand ambassador! This means I’ll be able to bring you all of the news from the brand as it happens, and reviews of their latest products. So look forward to staying in the loop, eco-conscious beauty lovers!
Although yesterday was Earth Day, the fun doesn’t stop here. All of April is Earth month, and EcoTools is helping celebrate with their Live Beautifully, Give Beautifully campaign. For each makeup brush sold from their new Complexion Collection, $1 will be donated to Global Green USA, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing smart solutions to climate change and building a sustainable future. (Oh, they’re also offering 15% off online orders with code EARTH15 thru 4/30!)
As a Californian, I’m experiencing the effects from the human footprint first hand with our severe drought. It’s so important that we make an effort to help make a difference in keeping our planet beautiful and thriving. One small step you can take is to swap out your makeup brush for one that is cruelty-free, recycled, and renewable like EcoTools.
The new EcoTools Complexion Collection consists of four specially-cut brushes that will help battle skin concerns to deliver a naturally flawless face look. As always, the bristles are made of super soft synthetic hair, and the handles out of bamboo, recycled aluminum and recycled plastic. They’re sturdy, lightweight, pretty to look at, and work wonders.
First off, I’d like to mention how nice the outer packaging of the brushes is. They come in what feel like sturdy cloth bags that can be used to protect them while traveling, reducing waste.
I’ve talked about the Mattifying Finish Brush before, which I’ve actually been using a little over a month now for powders. It’s got a large, splayed flat shape with flexible bristles that help press powder onto the face to set makeup. After using this one, I was itching to get my hands on the rest of the collection!
The Skin Perfecting Brush was designed to apply and blend BB/CC Creams and tinted moisturizers effortlessly. I’ve also used it with my Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Foundation, which has a very thin consistency, and find it to work well also. While the bristles are soft, they are more firm to help buff product into the skin. It has a rounded top with a slight edge to it to help get around the nose and eye area.
I’m absolutely loving the Correcting Concealer Brush, which is a small domed brush for precisely applying product on and around red spots or blemishes. This is the first concealer brush that I’ve used that isn’t pokey or scratchy— again, the bristles are stiff to help buff and blend product, but also soft. It really helps camouflage small problem areas.
Lastly, we have the Eye Perfecting Brush, which can be used with creams and concealers to cover larger areas, like concealing under the eyes. I’ve also used it with cream highlighters to blend onto the tops of my cheekbones for a diffused effect. The bristles come to a slight point to help get into corners of the face without switching brushes.
EcoTools will be sharing more tips on social media about how to go green— share your own using the hashtag #EcoInspire! Find out more about the Live Beautifully, Give Beautifully campaign as well as the Complexion Collection on EcoTools.com.