I’d been hearing internet rumblings of fantastic-amazing new brushes at Walmart, and like Rikki Tikki Tavi, I felt compelled to run-and-find-out.
I knew that the new brushes were made by Paris Presents (the company that makes Ecotools). Other than that, I didn’t really know what to expect.
As a side note, it makes Walmart employees unhappy when you take pictures in their store. Discretion is the better part of valor.
These brushes don’t have a brand name. You’ll know them by their blue-and-white packaging, and the fact that they’re sold only in Walmart.
Another side note: hey, there are the Alicia Silverstone brush sets I’ve been looking for everywhere and not been able to find! (Bottom right corner)
Yet another side note: some of the brushes are hanging in the wrong place, and I didn’t notice ’til later. I managed to remove the Maybelline angled liner (hanging in front of the “blue label” angled liners), but I didn’t catch the blush brush sitting in front of some $1.98 retractable lip brushes. Just confirm the product name on the price sticker to be sure.
Once you take the cap off a refillable powder brush, how do you get it back on?Â Also the bronzer brush is identical to the Ecotools bronzer, but the bristles are a little less soft, and you don’t get the “eco” materials. There was also a Walmart version of the Ecotools six-piece eye brush set.
For the most part, these brushes were not exceptional. They weren’t especially soft. Some of them had head-shapes that reminded me of MAC brushes… but many of those were double-ended, and I hate double-ended brushes (how do you store them?).
The exception to that is the “high definition” brushes (the ones with the two-tone bristles). These are REALLY soft. They smell a little funny when you take them out of the package, but I think that will fade after a wash and the chance to air out.