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Ecotools Bamboo 6 Piece Eye Brush Set

Price (Boots): £14.99

Review: I purchased the Ecotools Bamboo 6 Piece Eye Brush Set a few months ago from Boots, and I must say, I have completely fell in love with the Ecotools products!

I love how they are Earth friendly and animal friendly. They use 100% cruelty-free, taklon bristles, are made from highly sustainable bamboo for the handles and they also have recycled alluminium ferrules. 

The brushes come in a reusable pouch and is small enough to take with you on your travels. The pouch has velcro to fasten it and a mirror on the inside for when you’re on the go! I think the puch holds the brushes perfectly and is great quality too.

Now the brushes. All of the brushes are clearly marked with the name of their individual purpose, which is ideal for beginners. The set comes with a blend brush, a crease brush, a highlight brush, a shade brush and a smudge brush. Every brush for me does its job perfectly and sometimes I switch brushes for different jobs and that works well too. I can’t express how amazing I find these brushes, you just need ecotools in your life!

The brushes are also incredibly soft and easily cleaned too. All in all, I adore these brushes and I will definitely be buying more of these brushes real soon and reviewing lots more too!

Rating: 5/5

Decided to spend my christmas and birthday money on make up! XD NYX is a budget brand that has very high ratings for their blushes and eyeshadows and since my old favourite blush was running out and NYX had a very similar color I decided to try. I’m in love with their pencil eyeliners after all. Their base make up are supposedly not all that good though. But I wanted to invest in MAC for that anyway. Also, I’m in love with my Ecotools brushes so I bought an eyeliner brush as well. It was the only one missing from the kind of brushes I use. :D #NYX #MAC #Ecotools #makeup

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Today’s Face - 02/28/13

From left to right (plus two random things on top): NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in 413 Bleecker, Ecotools spooly, .mark Please Hold eye primer in Light/Medium, Real Techniques stippling brush, MAC Moisturecover concealer in NW20, Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint in Mighty Moss, Revlon ColorStay Brow Enhancer in Blackened Brown/Taupe, Rimmel Scandaleyes Lycra Flex Mascara, MAC Mineralize Satinfinish Foundation in NW20.

This is the makeup on my face. I have nothing else to contribute today.

Mis 10 Favoritos: Marcas Cruelty Free

Mis 10 Favoritos: Marcas Cruelty Free

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  La cantidad de marcas cruelty free que existen en Chile es bastante amplia,  aunque muchas de mis marcas favoritas no las venden aquí. De todas maneras decidí hacer esta lista con mis favoritos porque sí y porque me imagino que también les servirán los datitos. Aquí vamos: (more…)

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You Need This Brush

It’s no secret that Sofie and I love EcoTools brushes. I’m far too lazy to go back in our archives and find the relevant posts but we’ll give them an endorsement, even if they have yet to send us stuff to endorse. I don’t give a shit about the environmentally friendly nature of the tools - I just like how they work.

It took writing about beauty to make me realize that good makeup brushes make a huge difference. I used to use brushes from Target or wherever else I could find them and bought them based on the assumption that I should have a crease brush for my eyelids or a foundation brush for all the foundation I didn’t use. Should-value rather than use-value. I’ll get into that when I recap my struggles with the shopping ban. It’s hard. Anyways, the brushes I was using before were crappy brushes and I didn’t know how to use them.

(This blog is called Lazy Beauty Tips, not I-Have-The-Time-To-Blowdry-My-Hair Beauty Tips. This is what my hair looks like twenty minutes out of the shower.)

Enter better brushes into my life. The Ecotools sheer finish kabuki brush has a dumb name but it works splendidly. When did it become de rigueur to name things after stylized Japanese theater without explaining the historical context?  The brush itself looks like an old times-y barber tool, the kind you’d use to apply shaving cream if you were a dude in the 50’s. The clue for its use lies in its name. This thing is perfect for finishing your makeup. It plays nice with powder and cream formulas. I use it to apply finishing powder, to sheer out mousse blush, and to blend bronzer or anything else that I put on my face. It keeps lines from looking to harsh and makes everything blend together in the nicest of ways. I use it in my bathroom, which has the best natural light of any room in my apartment to check my makeup before I go outside. 

The best part about these is how inexpensive they are. The prices for the Ecotools brushes max out at 12 dollars. I buy mine at Rexall but I know that Target and Walmart have them too. They feel wonderful on the skin and they’re cruelty-free, if you’re into that sort of thing. 

- Kennedy