Last Monday I went to TK Maxx. I hadn’t been there in a while and I was excited to find some new amazing products. I heard they had some Real Techniques brush sets which I wanted to buy, but they ended up looking less good than I expected. Next to the RT sets were some So Eco brush sets that caught my attention. I ended up buying the Face Brush Kit, which I’m going to be reviewing today. If you’re interested in finding out more about this set, make sure you keep on reading!
Let’s start off with packaging. The brushes come in this recycled and sustainable box. The box is made out of cardboard and has a clear window in it through which you can see the brushes that are inside. On the bottom is another window through which you can see the handle of the brushes and the names of the brushes, but this window doesn’t have a little plastic thing in front of it like the other one does.
Inside the packaging are four brushes as well as a little brush pouch. I really like that it comes with this little pouch in which you can carry the brushes. It adds something extra to the overall experience in my opinion.
The kit comes with a total of 4 brushes:
- Tapered Blending Brush
- Angled Contour Brush
- Lip Brush
- Pointed Concealer Brush
This is the ‘Face Brush Kit’, so you would expect the set to be filled with brushes that can be used to apply face makeup. For the most part this is true, but I just don’t really get why there is a lip brush in there, since that’s not a brush you use to apply face makeup. Lip brushes are for lip makeup.
Anyways, lets start discussing the brushes one by one shall we!
Let’s start off with the first brush, the Tapered Blending Brush. This brush is pretty much the reason why I wanted to buy this kit. I’ve been looking for the perfect brush to apply my bronzer with for quite a while and this seemed to be perfect for that. It has very soft hairs, it’s quite big and fluffy and it gets smaller towards the end. In short: it’s the perfect brush to apply bronzer with.
Of course there are many other things you can do with this brush, such as applying your blush (it does kinda look like the RT Blush Brush), apply powder all over the face and you could even use it to blend your foundation if you want.
The reason why I love this brush so much is because it’s super soft and it applies your makeup seamlessly. It’s not too dense so it won’t leave you with very obvious stripes on your face, but it’s not too fluffy and thin either so you do have enough control and you can pick up enough of the product.
Overall I think the Tapered Blending Brush is an amazing brush. It’s actually one of my favourite blushes ever and I highly recommend giving it a try!
Next up is the Angled Contour Brush. I don’t really get the fancy names, because to me this just looks like an angled buffer brush, not specifically a angled contour brush, but ok.
I’ve been wanting to try an angled buffer brush for years now and now I finally did. This brush is pretty dense, but it’s super soft either. When it comes to foundation brushes I do like them to be a bit more on the stiff side because I feel like that works better for me, so that’s something this brush could improve on a little.
The angled shape works really nice for applying products underneath your eyes, like concealer or powder and for applying product around the nose. Aside from that it’s also a really nice brush to contour with, especially cream contour, but since that’s not something I usually do, that’s not too important to me.
Overall I do really like having this brush, but I don’t use it for what I expected using it for. I expected it to be a great foundation brush, but because the hairs are not stiff enough it left me with quite a few unblended areas. However, this is a great brush to set and bake your under eye area with, I really like it for that!
Next up is the lip brush. Like I said, I don’t really get why it’s in here, but ok. I don’t have that many lip brushes, so it might come in handy. Lip brushes are perfect for applying lipstick very precisely. I don’t use it all the time, but when I want to wear a bright lipstick that is a little difficult to apply, I do usually reach for this brush.
Aside from using it as a lip brush, I think it’s a great brush to use for applying concealer on small areas like your blemishes or around the nose.
Overall I think the lip brush is a nice brush, and it does come in handy from time to time, but I don’t really understand why it comes in this face brush kit.
Lastly we have the pointed concealer brush. I have a pretty similar brush from Zoeva, which is pretty nice as well, so I did have high hopes for this brush. Even though I’m not someone who uses brushes a lot when it comes to applying concealer, this is a pretty nice brush to have.
Because of the pointed shape I don’t think it’s really handy for blending your concealer, but it does do a great job when it comes to applying your concealer.
Aside from applying concealer, this is also a really nice eyeshadow brush. You could perfectly use this for applying eyeshadow in the inner corners or in the crease area. It actually does a great job at that in my opinion.
Overall I think the pointed concealer brush is a nice brush, but it’s not a brush I reach for all the time. It’s nice to have in your collection, but if they left it out I wouldn’t really miss it.
Overall I think the So Eco Face Brush Kit is a really nice kit to own. I like the fact that everything about this product isn’t harmful for the environment and I really like the look of the brushes. Quality wise I’m very impressed and these are definitely brushes I’d use a lot. If you ever find yourself at a store where they sell this brand, I highly recommend giving it a try!
The So Eco Face Brush Kit is available at TK Maxx and online for about €18,99.
That was it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading today’s review and let me know which brush brand is your favourite!