Sunday, February 17, 2013

Ebay Buy: Fake Ecotools Bamboo 6 Piece Eye Brush Set

This is my not so recent Ebay buy and I wasn't sure whether to post about it or not. Until today. Why not. I share my good and not so good buys with you and this one is somewhere in the middle. I wanted EcoTools Bamboo 6 Piece Eye Brush Set for quite a while. The prices here in Slovenia are ridiculous - 12 € for a set that costs 8 USD (~ 6 €) online. That's half the price. And that's also the main reason I bought the set online instead of going to my local drug store. At the time I haven't even imagined of receiving a fake set. I know there are MAC fakes, but Ecotools. I had no idea. This is the brush set I received.
Ebay Buy: Fake Ecotools Bamboo 6 Piece Eye Brush Set

I'm not sure anymore what was the reason that got me thinking it might be a fake set. I belive it was a comparison of the pouch and it's logo with some other pouch I've seen on the internet. I did a little googling, wondering if they changed the logo style, and there you go. I found a great post on Street Love on How to check if your Ecotools brush set is fake. There was my proof. My eye brush set is a fake.  
Ebay Buy: Fake Ecotools Bamboo 6 Piece Eye Brush Set

The logo wasn't the only sign of it's fakeness. It was basically everything the post above mentioned. Everything from the label on the packaging, label on the pouch and the burnt-on logo. 
Ebay Buy: Fake Ecotools Bamboo 6 Piece Eye Brush Set

The damage has already been done and I could have just thrown my fake set in the garbage, but I wanted to try it out first. OK, the quality of the brush handles and the logo... it was off. On the other hand, the bristles were so soft and silky. I used my Sleek Oh So Special Eyeshadow Palette and MUA Mega Volume Mascara and make this eye look. Oh, I also used one other brush - my favorite angled liner brush KIM E131
Ebay Buy: Fake Ecotools Bamboo 6 Piece Eye Brush Set Make Up

Ebay Buy: Fake Ecotools Bamboo 6 Piece Eye Brush Set Make Up

Although the brushes are rather poorly made, I really like the softness of the bristles. The brushes are very easy to work with and pick up the eyeshadow well. Blending is easy due to the silkiness of the brushes. I'm almost embarrassed to say I like this set very much. The only thing I miss is the angled liner brush. If it was included in this set, then it would be perfect for traveling and I wouldn't need any other brush for my eye make up. 
Ebay Buy: Fake Ecotools Bamboo 6 Piece Eye Brush Set

Have you tried any EcoTools brushes? What are your thoughts on them?

Thanks for looking and commenting!

19 comments:

  1. may i please know what eyelashes are you wearing?

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    1. I'm wearing my own/natural eyelashes, no falsies if that's what you're asking.

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    1. I don't know what the real thing looks/feels like, but I do like this set. =)

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  3. Omg mislim, da imam jaz tudi fake set! Le napis na torbici je pravi..pa saj ne morm verjeti, niti pomislila nisem, da ne bi bili pravi. Čudovite trepalnice imaš <3

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    1. Odvisno kje si kupila set. Dvomim, da v naših trgovinah prodajajo ponaredke. Preko interneta pa lahko dobiš vse mogoče. In hvala! =)

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  4. I'm surprised they make Eco Tool fakes considering they are pretty affordable. At least they weren't a total bust.

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    1. I was just as surprised. That's why I haven't even thought of getting a fake set. But it is rather nice one.

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  5. Nice brushes and really lovely make-up :)

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  6. Some of the brushes coming from Asian countries do actually have fantastically soft bristles. I recently bought a stippling brush for few silly euro's shipped. The handle came off almost right away, no biggie, it was easy enough to re-glue. Also in my stippling brush, the bristles are extremely soft and it is great for applying foundation.. And saved me from splurging to buy an expensive brush.

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  7. I love the ecotools brushes, had them for many years.

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  8. Hii:) could please send ma link of this seller ? Thank you :)

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    1. The seller had these brushes listed as genuine EcoTools, that's why I won't mention them. If you want to buy the set, just search for it and you'll find it.

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  9. Ok, I need more of your eyes. :) :P
    ... I never tried Ecotools brushes (or fakes) but this set looks good. :)

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  10. Too bad they are fake, but wooaaah I love the look you did with them. I actually love all your make-up looks. Maybe it's your pretty eyes ♥.

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  11. I have the real set and those are definitely fake. What a shame, hope you still like the product.

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  12. Aw such a shame, I never imagined there could be fake ECOtools brushes! These are my favorite drugstore brushes x

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  13. Hi there,

    There's nothing to be embarrassed about for liking the brush set. It's really good quality I must admit :).

    I'll go another post on authentic set soon :)

    Love your eye makeup!

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  14. I love ecotools brushes, they are awesome. I have the travel kabuki and an eyeshadow brush and I love them both. The kabuki was 12 euros but totally worth it.

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