Brush Lust: ECOTools Bamboo Bronzer Brush

Posted by Lipglossiping On April - 7 - 2012

I love a bit of alliteration in the mornings and the ECOTools Bamboo Bronzer Brush is just the kind of tongue twister that my beauty routine was waiting for.  I’ll start my review by pointing out that this little big brush has amassed an amazing 4.8 (out of 5) average rating over on makeupalley.  No great shakes you might think, except when you take into consideration that it’s been rated almost 300 times.  That’s a lot of very happy brush owners.

Although sold as a bronzing brush, this thing is so large, I have to assume that ECOTools intended this to be used as a body-brozing brush or simply an all-over face bronzing (as in tanning) brush.  There’s no way you’d wanna reach for this daily to “sunkiss” your face in specific areas, it’s mahoosive!  Where this baby excels is in its ability to buff – buff, buff and buff again.  It’s a wonderful long-handled kabuki for mineral foundation and an even more awesome applicator for the kind of liquid foundations that would normally give you an armache as you try to blend them before they quickly set.

This particular brush pairs up wonderfully with all manner of foundations including powders, creams and liquids and if you love the ELF Powder Brush for buffing in your foundation, I’m willing to bet that you’re going to love this even more.  The synthetic bristles are kitten-paw soft, keeping dry skin happy while you buff away to your hearts content.  I’m not gonna call the finished results ‘airbrushed’ (because it’s a naff expression) but I did get a lovely sheen to prove that the product had been worked well into the skin before any excess was buffed away by the densely-packed fibres.  I don’t find the large handle cumbersome to use, neither have I experienced any problems with shedding.

I’ve since bought another one to keep as a finishing brush and I use it to apply an illuminating/setting powder and ensure that everything is fully blended with a non-powdery finish – something I can struggle with when my skin is on the dry side.  The only negatives about this brush is that it’s a bugger to clean, takes an age to dry and isn’t very-travel friendly.

The ECOTools brush range is available to buy instore in Boots, priced at £9.99.  It’s also available online from cutecosmetics, priced at £8.99


10 Responses to “Brush Lust: ECOTools Bamboo Bronzer Brush”

  1. Julia says:

    That looks like an “it’s-sooo-FLUFFY!!?” brush. I use a similar looking brush, but it’s local, the Ellana XL buffing brush, available only here in the Philippines, though. Models both men and women alike always ask me what brush it is I’m using because it feels so “fluffy” and dense and it calms them when I retouch them. It’s essentially a long handled kabuki isn’t it? I reviewed mine here…

    http://blessmybag.com/2011/04/08/ellana-minerals/

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  2. Hannah says:

    This my favourite brush! Love it!

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  3. Joyce says:

    Ooh yay I’m glad it was successful for you. I bought one a few weekends ago hoping to use it for the same things you’re using it for! Haven’t tried it yet but now I’m excited

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  4. Joyce says:

    Also, did yours get kind of smushed in the packaging and stayed in that shape a bit when I got it, did that happen to yours? I hope it’ll just go away!

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  5. Sydney Kav says:

    As my bare minerals brush is now on it’s way out as a power brush, I think this may be a welcomed replacement.

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  6. Mollance says:

    Gah, I need to buy this now.

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