Eco Tools Retractable Kabuki Brush – Review


Product Description
“Our innovative Retractable Kabuki, made from recycled aluminum, is perfect for on-the-go! This brush is great for applying face powder or bronzer with our soft, cruelty-free bristles. Brush housed in our zip-top reusable pouch.”

I have been a big fan of Eco Tools brushes for a while now and my latest edition to my collection of brushes is the Retractable Kabuki Brush. I have been wanting this baby for a year and I finally decided to purchase it.
The main reason I bought this brush was because I was in desperate need for a retractable brush that I could easily throw in my makeup bag.
In case your not familiar with Eco Tools it’s an amazing company that makes 100% earth friendly brushes. The outer material is made up of 100% recycled aluminum, the bristles are cruelty free and made up of synthetic taklon bristles and a percentage of the money for this brush goes towards the earth. Even though it’s awesome that the exterior is aluminum if you happen to drop the brush or maybe sit on it it can easily get bent since it’s a thinner aluminum.
I thought the brush hairs would be just a little bit more denser but it’s not a big deal. If you do want this brush to be a little denser push up the retractable part of the brush up a little bit. 
I usually use this brush to apply my MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural or to blend out my blush. It’s super soft which isn’t a big shock because Eco Tools has great reputation for making really soft brushes.
Now even though it’s a great brush there is two things I can’t stand about this brush and that’s the shedding. I don’t know if I got a bad brush but mine does shed a little bit. I do have other kabuki brushes from Eco Tools and they don’t shed at all. The other annoying thing about this brush is the drying time. This brush takes a good 24 hours to completely dry after I deep clean them which is OK I guess… I need more patience.




Eco Tools Retractable Kabuki Brush - Review



Eco Tools Retractable Kabuki Brush - Review




Eco Tools Retractable Kabuki Brush - Review



What I Like

  • Retractable
  • Soft
  • Eco friendly
  • Travel friendly
  • Great for touch ups
  • Affordable


What I Don’t Like

  • It’s not very dense
  • It can dent easily if dropped due to the aluminum



$10.98 CAD
Walmart, Eco Tools

About Beautetude

My name is Simera and I'm the blogger behind Beautetude. is a place where I will be reviewing skincare, haircare, and cosmetics, and anything else beauty related. I will also be posting makeup looks and in turn I hope it inspires everyone. Outside of blogging I am a 33 year old stay at home mom to a wonderful 10 year old boy who keeps me on my toes all day. I also do freelance work.

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  • Haha I know what you mean. I still do think it’s a great brush especially for touch ups on the go.

  • Jackie Harrison

    I love eco tools but I do not have this one I do have almost all other they great and hold very well I have one for 2 years and it looks like new. Great review on the travel one.

    • So glad you like eco tools brushes I agree the quality is awesome especially for such an affordable price.

  • Natasha Bhatt

    If it did not shed it wud hv been the perfect brush bt it still seems decent considering the other pro’s… well reviewed !!!!

  • senka’s fashion

    Nice post! Thanks for sharing!
    New post in Belgrade is up:

  • Farah

    Fab review sweets

  • Nice review Simera, thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Fresh Face Beauty

    Great review sweets…I am a fan of kabuki brushes 😀

  • rachna sharma

    for the price i would say its definitely a good buy!

  • Wonderful review as always sweetie
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  • GlamourZONE

    great the review dear. looks like an awesome brush

  • Oh this definitely is a good buy for the price. I used to have similar retractable brush from Vega.
    Nice review!

  • This definitely a good brush for travel ! Thank you for sharing..

    Keep in touch ya. 🙂

  • This brush looks great for its price and lovely packaging.

  • Alis are u?

    All so cool!

    Have a nice weekend!

    Alice Cerea,


  • The softness is good, but the shedding not so much. I love their tools also. I received a hair brush from them. I really love it. Happy weekend hun!

  • Eco tools brushes are my favorite ! totally loving your review !
    Have a lovely weekend :*

    • Thanks hun. They make excellent brushes.

  • A dented applicator doesn’t really matter to me, so this really does sound impressive! I’m in desperate need of new brushes haha 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  • The shedding is strange because my Ecotool brushes never shed so maybe you got a defunct one, Simera. I’m a huge fan of Ecotool brushes because of the rest quality and low price, great review.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I know what you mean I have several eco tools brushes and they never ever shed. I must have bought a dud, I still love it and use it often though.

  • I was just looking for Ecotools brushes like 10 minutes ago 🙂 I really want to try them after seeing many good reviews about them!

    • They have really great brushes. I love how budget friendly they are.

  • Denise

    I like retractable brushes and I wasn’t familiar with Eco Tools, and this one looks very nice! In fact, I would like to try i AND Mac Mineral Natural Finish, I will try to find it on the weekend at a MAC store!

  • I love that the bristles are cruelty free! What a great find 🙂

    xx Yasmin

  • Chic Peachy Pink

    Love Kabuki brushes.. Wanted to try eco tools from a long time and this product seems like the perfect one to start from 🙂 lovely review hun xx

  • the italian glam

    thanks for this review, I’m a kabuki daily user and I really needed a retractable one…

    kisses from Italy

    • My pleasure. I hope you like this one.

  • life is a shoe

    What a great review! thanks for sharing!