I've had my fair share of make up brushes, whether it's from the drugstore or high end - I've tried them all. However, one brand that was both affordable and great in quality is EcoTools. Having discovered them a few years ago, I've been loving their brushes for a long time now. Their Fresh & Flawless set is just another example of why their brushes are brilliant and it's simply a great last-minute Christmas gift.
If you're not familiar with EcoTools yet, all brushes are made cruelty-free and have sleek bamboo handles. The Fresh & Flawless set contains 5 brushes for the face: two concealer brushes (flat & buffing), foundation brush, blending brush and a powder brush - all brushes are insanely soft and silky-smooth. My favourite are the Buffing Concealer Brush and the Blending Brush, which I find the great combination of having a flawless base. It buffs in the product very well, resulting in a natural, yet airbrushed look. The Blending Brush is also great to apply cream blush and bronzer.
The packaging it comes in can be re-used as a holder for your brushes if you prefer. To be quite honest, I think these are a serious competitor with the Real Techniques brushes and am quite surprised that the blogging world isn't getting crazy about EcoTools just yet. All in all, a great gift for a friend or yourself for a bit over a tenner --- via FeelUnique.