Eco Tools Face & Body Sculpting Brush

The Eco Tools Face & Body Sculpting Brush initially started out as a random purchase for me. However, since experimenting with it, I’ve found some great uses for it and recommend it as a great budget-friendly option for more expensive “body makeup brushes.”

In searching for body brushes, I’ve found the Make Up For Ever 414 Body Kabuki for $43.00 USD, the Laura Mercier Body Bronzer Brush for $65.00 USD, and the Becca The One Perfecting Brush for $49.00 USD. The Eco Tools Face & Body Sculpting Brush is perfect for using to apply product to large surface areas; and, best of all, it can double as a face/contour brush too.

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I purchased mine at Ulta with a coupon, so I ended up paying less than its $11.99 USD retail value. It’s a great bargain option because it’s versatile and multi-functional. This brush “create[s] buildable coverage…[and is] incredibly soft,” even though it contains fully synthetic bristles. The “impressively large brush head that is perfect for all-over body application and definition” is great for sweeping on product for your legs and arms. You’re able to buff with the brush, contour, and apply product with quick sweeps. “Made with beautifully soft cruelty-free bristles,” this brush is great contouring the face and applying bronzer as well.

I don’t use this brush every day. I only use it specifically for the body when a brush is required. Now that it’s summer, it’s nice to apply some glimmer/shimmer on your legs; and, a little bit of all-over bronzer never hurt either. The bristles are incredibly soft and maneuvers around the contours of the body (including the neck and shoulders) really well. I don’t believe in spending a lot of money on a body brush that will only get a few uses, so I’d recommend this brush if you’re looking for something to apply body products with. It washes well and dries quickly; it’s sturdy with soft bristles; and, it a great budget-friendly option with minimal shedding compared to some of the higher end body brushes out there.

Retails for $11.99 USD.

Drugstore Discoveries

So, here’s another drugstore post – and I’d like to take a moment and preface this entry by saying that I’m quite pleased with items at the drugstore nowadays. The quality is quite comparable to deparment store/higher end products. And, in the end, we save ourselves money and time.

Lately, my skin has been more sensitive than usual; and, I’m afraid it’s because I’ve been trying out new things and the inconsistency has made my skin temperamental. I’ve been using Oil of Olay ‘All Day UV Moisture Cream’ SPF 15 for sensitive skin as my morning moisturizer. Though it’s a cream, the product is still 100% oil-free, 100 % PABA free, and non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores). It provides all-day moisture, broad spectrum UV protection, and includes vitamin E and aloe. The box says that the formula is “light, non-greasy” for “a barely-there feel.” They sell a moisture lotion that does not come in a tub like this one, but I prefer the cream version because of its whipped, moussey consistency. I feel that it’s lighter and absorbs faster.

Maybelline‘s Instant Age Rewind Eraser for dark circles is a treatment concealer that is great at concealing puffiness, darkness, and overall dullness around the delicate eye area.

Product Details:
• Micro-Corrector Applicator micro-fills and smoothes.
• Active formula with Haloxyl reduces the look of puffiness and shadows while fading the appearance of under-eye circles.
• Apply neutralizer shade for extreme dark circles.
• Brightener shade adds a luminous touch.

My shade is in Ligh Pale #20 and it’s light, fluffy formula makes it deasy to blend after foundation on days when I need to look a bit fresher. Works great, you can find it at the drugstore, and a little bit of it goes a long way.

Maybelline‘s Dream Bouncy Blush in #20 Peach Sating has been my go-to color as of late. I’ve noticed that these blushes are quite sheer in color – even on me – and I’m quite fair skinned. #20 is a bright peachy-pink color that applies sheer and is buildable for a more concentrated application. It wears well and helps the skin look healthy.

A good, budget-friendly foundation brush that I’ve been enjoying lately is by EcoTools. The synthetic and cruelty-free bristles are fantastic at applying cream products and evens out liquid products without streaking. Not too shabby for like $6.

What are you enjoying lately from the drugstore?

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