I’m always keeping my eyes peeled for brushes, these seemed to be a good choice as they are affordable, cruelty-free, and really portable! Owning a couple of eco-tools before, I never doubt how soft these could be. But if you are someone who has a lot of brushes, and wanted to buy this set, see this review on whether you should get this or not!
Top: Overview of all 4 kabukis, with top view above.
I got this set because I really wanted the conceal kabuki brush, so here’s my review, pictures and comparison.
Description on the packaging:
This Earth-Friendly Set Shows Respect for You and the Planet:
- Incredibly soft, cruelty-free synthetic taklon bristles
- Sleek, recycled aluminum handles
Conceal Round Kabuki
- Use with liquid concealer or foundation for custom coverage
- Shaped like you fingertip to comfortably glide across your smallest features
Bronze Angled Kabuki
- Expertly apply and blend bronzer all over face to create a natural-looking glow
Contour Domed Kabuki
- Gently apply brush in an upward motion to center and enhance the fullest point of cheeks
Buff Flat Top Kabuki
- Buff over face to smooth and remove excess powder for a flawless finish.
Conceal: This brush is great for creams & liquid, compared to the Real Techniques brush, you can really see that it is dense. The tapered top and slim shape is really good to go into the crevices of your face.
Bronze: This is definitely not for creams, but great as a blush brush (which is what I use), or bronzing brush. I am gradually using this more than my regular blush brush, feel like the shape is just right for my cheeks. I like it for traveling too, would throw in a brush guard and travel with this.
Contour: It says it’s a contour brush, but I used this to buff in my powder foundation and it really picks up the product and buffs into my skin perfectly. Obviously not as dense as the sigmax Round top kabuki, but I rarely use this sigmax brush anyway. (Just realized I labelled the brush incorrectly in the image, it should be the F82 – Round top kabuki)
Buff: The denseness is similar to the bronze kabuki, but I like my flat tops to be dense, and hence was a little disappointed with this. Still good for setting powders though, although the brush is a little small for all over the face dusting. (Just realized I labelled the brush incorrectly, it should be the F80 – Flat top kabuki)
Where to buy + Giveaway: These are limited edition, and I got these at iherb.com for $13.95, here’s the direct link with $5 off, I believe you can also find these at target. Alternatively, we are also giving away 1 set to a lucky winner, you just have to like our Facebook page, and tell us what kind of topics (or ideas) you would like to read Facekitt in the future. Comment the post, “Enter “What interesting topics or ideas would you like to see on facekitt” here to win the Limited Edition Ecotools beauty expression kabuki set.” 1 comment/ person please!
Overall: Although, these are not as dense as the sigmax brushes, good brushes are not defined by their density. They are really well-made, durable, soft, affordable, cruelty-free & highly portable (with a brush guard). Apart from the buff brush, I’m really happy with how the rest of the brushes apply with powder. At $3.5 / brush I think they are worth it! These by no means replace the sigmax brush sets that are good for liquids and creams, get it if you don’t have a lot of powder brushes and want to travel with them.