Saturday, 11 March 2017

ECO Friendly Brushes Under £10!



Makeup brushes are an absolute necessity for a beauty blogger or beauty lover in general. I literally cannot imagine my life without makeup brushes, applicators or anything that helps getting the product to apply evenly to my face. Thinking back to the days where I used to slap on a overwhelming scoop of Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse with my bare fingers makes me quiver...Since the day I picked up a beauty blender, I haven't gone back. Brushes are a makeup lovers tool to achieve your desired look and I cannot think of anything better than discovering new brushes that significantly impact my makeup application. Makeup brushes seriously make a difference to the result a product looks on your face, trust me!

So Eco, as the name suggests, are a company that have created a beautiful range of eco-friendly makeup brushes that have been 100% ethically and responsibly sourced. Due to the negativity within the media regarding excessive packaging, So Eco have considered waste reduction targets and environmental legacy to ensure customers, and the media, are satisfied with the housing of their products. Everything about this brand is intriguing and quite frankly, impressive, so I was very excited to see if the arrival of the brushes meeted the expectations I had built up in my head.



In terms of packaging, the products arrived housed in materials that just screamed spring. The greens, peaches and white are a great colour combination and scheme that hand-in-hand coincides with what the company stands for. I love how fresh green and white look together and think the packaging really enhances what So Eco are all about. When discussing the brushes aesthetic, I absolutely adore the wooden, bamboo handle and how the rose gold hardware complements it completely. The bristles are soft and have a slight ombre effect; the company chose to have darker bristles at the tip of the brush to allow the artist to see how much product is on applicator - clever and convenient idea!




Foundation brushes are not something I tend to opt for since my discovery of the beloved beauty blenders and complexion sponges. However, I used to use them once I began getting into brushes back in the day; therefore, I was super excited to try one out again and see how I got on with it. The bristles were dense, collecting a lot of the product and helping to spread it evenly over my face. Even distribution of product is essential when applying base makeup so the smooth application the brush allowed was impressive. I found it very difficult to blend with this brush, although I works wonders for application and making sure the product hits all the smaller crevices of your complexion (around the nose area etc). Therefore, I'd suggest using this brush to apply the foundation and going in with the complexion sponge I'm about to talk about in a minute to ease the blending process.



For eyeliner, I tend to use products that have a built in applicator where the product bleeds through the tip, like my well-loved L'Oreal Super Liner. However, when I have the time, I love to delve into my gel liner collection and have a play around with them. I think gel liner makes eye looks so much more dramatic, as they are usually more pigmented than already-embedded liner pens. This brush impressed me the most of the three as the bristles were so densely packed that it picked up the right amount of product for application. The product glided onto my eye lid with ease, not dragging in the slightest, and allowed me to create a slick wing without too much trouble. I definitely recommend this brush for someone who struggles with application of winged liner as the shape and flexibility of the brush made creating a slick wing so much easier.



Finally, So Eco's Complexion Sponge. As you all know by now, beauty blender sponges are my saviour when it comes to base makeup. I am obsessed with the finish of my foundation and concealer after blending in my makeup with this sponge. With a hint of water and a squeeze, the product applies onto my face leaving a thin, evenly distributed coat of foundation over my complexion. A lot of 'beauty blender' inspired sponges are tough but this one is super spongey and soft. Applying product doesn't irritate or scrape my face, which is always a bonus! If you're a liquid foundation girl, like myself, I highly recommend picking one of these god-sends up as they are only £6 and work just the same as a Real Technique's complexion sponge or even a beauty blender! 

What are your favourite makeup brushes? Do you prefer applying foundation with a sponge or brush? 


Lots of love

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This post is in collaboration with So Eco; however, as always, opinions are honest and my own.

4 comments:

  1. These brushes sound lovely and they're at such a good price too! Will have to check them out. X

    Kate// itskaterose.com

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    1. They are so gorgeous! Thank you very much for reading, they are super cheap so you should definitely have a look :) xx

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  2. Totally the wrong reason to buy this - but I LOVE the colour of sponge!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. Yes, it is such a lovely colour. It's a bonus the sponge is amazing too :) x

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