Makeup brushes are a crucial part to any makeup application. I truly believe that the right tools can take your makeup look from 0-100 without having to have the most insane technique. When I first got into makeup I skimped on the brushes because they just weren’t exciting. I was drawn to the glittery eyeshadow and flawless skin instead. However, the more I dabbled with these products and watched YouTube beauty gurus I realized that brushes aren’t any joke! I quickly became obsessed with finding cheap brushes on a budget. There are many phenomenal brushes out on the market but they come with a hefty price tag! No siree Bob! One of the very first affordable brush companies I heard of was Bdellium tools. As I began to build my brush collection I always wondered what their brushes were like. I heard so many YouTubers rave about them but I just never took the plunge to order them as a teenager. Fortunately, Bdellium Tools sent over some brushes for me to try and now I can finally share with you my thoughts!
In my package I received a mix of seven of their Maestro eye and face brushes, a Studio duo fiber complexion blending brush, and one of their auto lip crayons. Let’s start with the Maestro brushes! The number one thing I look for in brushes are softness. I do not like scratchy feeling brushes. I mean I don’t want to feel like I’m scratching my eyeball off! The second thing I look for are brushes that don’t shed. Ever do your makeup and then you start to find little brush hairs all over your face? Yeah, that’s a no! The Maestro 785 Tapered Blending is fantastic! It’s both very soft and doesn’t shed. The tapered shape is perfect for getting right in the crease of your eye. It distributes color beautifully and it’s only $11 for a high quality brush! When using the actual brush, it essentially did all the work for me. Big thumbs up! Besides the essential crease brush, a flat shader brush is also vital. The flat shader will pack color right on the lid or your lower lash line, or highlight your brow bone. The Maestro 777 is a great flat shader brush. It picks up a ton of pigment and then evenly disperses it on your lid. My only complaint about this brush is that it isn’t denser. I wish it was a little denser so that I got a bigger punch of color on the initial packing. That’s okay though because it is totally buildable. Now, if you’re a smudger I have the perfect brushes for you! The Maestro 780 Pencil brush and the 763 Angled Brow are perfect for smudging out your liner or smoking out your lower lash line.
I have to say the number one thing I was most excited about in this package was the Studio 985 Duet Fiber Powder Blending brush! I am always on the hunt for the perfect bronzer brush. I can’t ever seem to find one but I really think this time I have! The duet fiber bristles create a light application of powder. It blends the bronzer seamlessly into your skin without it skipping (when your bronzer leaves pigment in some places but not others). I’m absolutely obsessed! This brush has definitely made its way to the front row spot of my vanity! Never has bronzer been so easy to apply!
Last but certainly not least, the automatic crayon. It’s no secret that I am in love with lip products! Out of my entire collection, lip products take the cake for most items. Can’t stop, won’t stop…no matter how many colors may look the same. I didn’t know Bdellium sold lip products; it was a nice surprise to receive in the package! I received the color ‘Marilyn’—an orange/red. The color is not my cup of tea but the product itself was very surprising! I love lip crayons. I think they’re so fun and easy to throw in your purse for on the go. Lip crayons are very comparable to lipsticks. They will transfer as lipsticks and are not long wearing, you definitely will need to reapply throughout the day. This lip crayon was super comfortable on the lips! It was moisturizing, packed a punch of color, and glided on so smoothly. In my opinion it had a very slight sticky feeling but nothing too overpowering. It wasn’t anything that would deter me from wearing it again. Also, since it’s an automatic crayon there’s no need to sharpen it either! I am definitely very curious about the other more nude colors they offer.
Overall, I am really loving the Bdellium Tool brushes! I am sad I haven’t tried them sooner but I am so happy that I have now. I think their price point is comparable to the higher-end drugstore brushes like Makeup Geek Cosmetics or some Morphe Brushes. If you want to try out some of their brushes simply click here and it will take you to their website where you can sign up for the newsletter and receive 15% off your first order! Leave me a comment down below with what you decide to purchase so that I can try some new brushes as well!
Brushes I received:
- 540 Precision Liner ($11)
- 710 Eye Liner ($10)
- 763 Angled Brow ($11)
- 777 Shadow Brush ($11)
- 780 Pencil Brush ($11)
- 785 Tapered Blending ($11)
- 937 Concealer ($12)
- Studio 985 Duet Fiber Powder Blending brush ($17)
Auto Lip Crayon in ‘Marilyn’ ($10)
*I received these products complimentary from Bdellium Tools for testing purposes
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