There are now so many synthetic alternatives to fur in fashion and in makeup that there really is no excuse for supporting this abominably cruel industry. In the past, synthetic brushes were only suitable for applying liquid makeup, but synthetic hair manufacturing technology has improved by leaps and bounds so this is no longer an issue. I have a range of synthetic brush brands, but I just want to talk about one brand today.
Ecotools brushes are spectacular and spectacularly cheap! I bought the 5-piece brush set for the princely price of £15.31 (http://www.boots.com/en/Ecotools-Bamboo-6-Piece-Brush-Set_1051154/). The kit contains:
Power / blush brush
Angled liner brush
This is all packaged in a cute hemp travel case for your convenience.
Since I bought these brushes three months ago I have been using them almost daily. They are so soft, yet incredibly durable. As a hygiene maniac, I wash my brushes (probably too vigorously!) after every job, and my eco-tools brushes are still as good as new. They also maintain their shape a lot better than hair brushes and they don’t shed, which is one of my pet hates. And, contrary to many claims in the makeup industry, I find they work brilliantly with powders. The angled liner brush has become one of my favourites for sculpting brows.
So come on darlings - out with the mini-furs!