The kit consists of four short-handled brushes, each with a unique beautifying purpose! As you can see from the labels beneath, there is a mini kabuki designed for concealing, one for bronzer application, one for contouring the cheeks, and one for buffing in powder products. Here is a closer look at the set:
And here are some pictures of the back of the package, which outline in more detail the purpose of each brush. It also highlights that the bristles are animal-friendly synthetic and the handles are made out of recycled aluminum. Pretty neat!
Even closer close-ups!
This gift was an extra treat not only because it was a makeup-related present from a very good friend, but also because the EcoTools line is characterized by their ethical, cruelty-free practices. Focusing my hard-earned dollars on brands that shun animal testing has always been a priority of mine. A scrutinizing eye (or at least someone who pays attention to this issue) will notice that I'm not always perfect in this regard. Sticking solely to cruelty-free brands is certainly a challenge (especially since several long-established animal-friendly brands have now altered their policies for the worse- I'm talking to you Estee Lauder and Urban Decay!), but animal rights remains an issue close to my heart and I'm making efforts to be more conscious about this. One day (and purchase) at a time!
Here is a picture of the brush set without the cover:
And a picture of my cat Sadie with the set. She can never turn down a photo op, and she loves that the brushes are cruelty-free! She's even sitting here with me as I type this, making sure that I give you all the whole scoop. Kitty approved!
And here is a closer view of each of the brushes on their own. You can see that each has a unique shape and cute design on the handle!
The concealer kabuki:
The bronzing kabuki:
The contouring kabuki:
And the buffing kabuki:
And that's it! I've actually been hesitant to try the brushes since they're so darn cute, but I think it's about time I take them for a spin (around my face, that is)! I'll be happy to write a more in-depth review once I've tried them.
Thanks for reading, everyone! :)