Luckily, Rite Aid was having a BOGOF EcoTools promotion that week and seeing that I've heard excellent things about it I figured it was a good time to pick one up on the cheap :)
My powder brush requirements are:
1) big & fluffy. Honestly this was what deterred me from getting this brush the last time around. It wasn't big or fluffy enough in my opinion. I think being squished in the packaging didn't help. However, having used this brush for a week, I find it plenty fluffy and a great size.
comparing the shapes of the brush, they're both quite fluffy
ecotools is a bit wider and flatter while RT is rounder and fatter
2) soft. it is just as soft as i would like powder brushes to be
3) deposit color. great for piling on the powder :)
optional 4th) cheap. I think it retails for around $8 and with the BOGOF I theoretically picked this up for around $4! Kinda sorta since I got the Retractable Kabuki as well. Total steal at that price!
the ecotools powder brush is actually a tiny bit longer/taller
Overall, I may actually prefer this brush over my Real Techniques? They're still battling it out but as for me, I'm one happy camper :D