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Friday, June 27, 2014

EcoTools Skin Perfecting Brush

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I've been a fan of Asian BB creams for some time, but I totally agree that the whole BB, CC and DD craze has become a bit much. Everything and anything seems to get the double letter labeling whether it is or isn't an actual BB, CC or DD- what is DD cream anyway? So, you can see why I might have rolled my eyes just a bit when I came across the EcoTools Skin Perfecting Brush as it's designed to be used with BB and CC creams. The verdict? Well, you're going to have to keep reading...

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'Specifically designed for use with popular BB/CC creams to create a smoother application and eliminate oil transfer from hands to face. The angled edge of the brush allows for easy application in hard-to-reach areas on the face while the cut and soft bristles make for give a smoother finish, even around the eyes and nose.' - EcoTools

In short- love this brush! I'm already a fan of dense, buffing-type brushes for base application, and this definitely falls into that category but does have a few differences to set it apart. The brush head is smaller than most other brushes, which makes it great for getting into smaller areas (like around the eyes, nose and mouth) easier- the angled cut also helps as well. The synthetic bristles are soft to the touch, but sturdy and densely packed making it easy to buff product onto the skin and get a smooth even coverage. While the bristles are densely packed, they're not as dense as many of my other buffing brushes which means this is easier to clean thoroughly and it dries just that much faster too.

I tend not to use my fingers for BB/CC application as I find a brush tends to give better coverage, so I can't say much about this being different than fingers. The main difference between this brush and any other buffing brush is that I find that the softer density seems to move the product over skin better while still having enough strength to push it into the skin.

Overall, this is a great brush to add to any collection. It can obviously be used for just about any liquid or cream base (it actually works very nicely with liquids foundations.) The price-point can't be beat and you're not sacrificing in the quality department- I've washed my brush a couple of times already and it hasn't shed a single hair and looks great. Would you try a brush specifically for your BB/CC creams? Tried it? Thoughts?