How was everyone’s Christmas? Share with me in the comments below! My Christmas was lovely — my husband and I spend the day with some close friends of ours here in town. 🙂
Today we’re diving into a new brand of makeup brushes I want to tell you all about. Let’s dive right in, shall we?! 🙂
About Bdellium Tools
We create each brush using a balance of natural and/or synthetic hair to achieve the perfect amount of form and stiffness compatible with the function each brush is designed for. Our 7 different product lines have very distinctive features: Maestro Series features a collection of luxurious antibacterial makeup brushes with nickel plated brass ferrules. Green Bambu, Yellow Bambu and Pink Bambu Series features eco-friendly makeup brushes with all sustainable bamboo handles and all vegan soft synthetic bristles and an anodized aluminum ferrule. Studio and Travel Lines feature antibacterial makeup brushes with the classic 7 layer lacquered yellow handle with an anodized aluminum ferrule. The SFX Series is our makeup brush line specifically for special effects makeup.
Our goal is to continually design new, unique and innovative makeup tools. As we design all our own products, we have the ability to develop brand names and/or custom designs for larger clients..
My Review on Bdellium Brushes
I received four brushes from Bdellium — one face brush and three eye brushes. All of them are from their Studio line. The prices for these brushes are $18 (slanted kabuki), $8.50 (tapered blending), $9 (pencil), and $8 (eyeliner). That is an incredibly reasonable price for makeup brushes, so let’s see how their quality holds up. 🙂
785 – Tapered Blending…
First up is their tapered blending brush. It’s really dense, and tapered well down the sides. It does a beautiful job of blending my colors together. I would compare the quality of this brush with the SoHo brushes. The bristles aren’t as soft as, say, the It Cosmetics blending brush, but definitely nicer quality than the ELF brushes I own.
956 – Slanted Precision Kabuki…
The face brush they send me reminded me, a lot, of my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. This brush isn’t quite as dense as that one, and it has a flat, slanted top. The bristles are nice and soft, though, and blend my foundation out nicely. I think it blends out my foundation a bit sheerer than my Real Techniques one. Which, depending on what you want in a brush, might be good or bad. For my natural, every day makeup, I like to use this brush when I don’t want full coverage
780 – Pencil…
Out of the whole bunch, I would say that this was the one I was least excited about. Maybe just have really sensitive skin, but I felt like it was a bit rough when I would blend colors into my lower lash line. The brush itself is really dense and it comes to a nice point. It does it’s job well, however, so definitely worth considering.
706 – Ultra Fine Point Eyeliner…
I think this was the one I was most excited to try. If you follow me on Instagram, you can probably tell I love doing winged liners. On almost a daily basis! So of course I’ve broken this brush in really well since receiving it. 🙂 It gives me the most beautiful line and makes getting a winged liner easy. The bristles come to a really fine, straight point.
What I’ve been using ever since I started using gel liner is the Real
Techniques Fine Liner Brush. It works well, but one thing I always found
a bit of a hassle was that it was thicker than I would’ve liked it. As you can see in the picture below…
This liner cleans easily — I’ve washed it several times and the bristles hold together really well. Personally, if you’re looking into getting a good liner brush, I would say spend $2 more and get this Bdellium one — I love it over my Real Techniques one.
Final Thoughts on the Brand…
Out of the four brushes I received, I am completely obsessed with one, loving two others, and so-so about the last one. Considering how affordable this brand is, I would highly recommend you check Bdellium Tools out. Especially if you are looking to get a set — they have several on their website. I plan to place an order with them in the near future to try out some of their other lines of brushes. 🙂
Question for My Readers: Have you heard of this brand before? Where do you go to get affordable makeup brushes?
I received one or more of the products mentioned above from Bdellium Tools in the hopes that I would mention them on my blog. Regardless, this does not guarantee a review or feature on my blog. I only share information that I think will be useful for my readers and I only recommend products I have personally used. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
Amanda Cross says
I have never personally heard of this brand but I am getting into various makeup and makeup brush sets. I don't really own a set of makeup brushes, so I will have to check out this brand and see what they are all about!
Brittany Houchins says
I've never heard of this brand before, but from your review, I might need to try them! I especially like the slanted precision one. I've been looking for a brush that does a more sheer coverage. Thanks! 🙂
Bdellium Tools says
Thank you for the review Katie!
Simply Sheard says
I've never heard of these, but they seem really nice. I don't use brushes too often so I seriously still have the same one from high school (6 years ago), but I think I might invest in some nice ones some day!
Amanda – I hadn't heard of them until recently either. But they're a great option for affordable brushes! Definitely look into them!
Brittany – Yes, I definitely highly recommend you try them out. Get a few brushes and see what you think. I love that the prices are so reasonable. 🙂
Bdellium – Thank YOU for making such great brushes.
Simply Sheard – Well these are great ones to try out. I recommend the blending brushes. 🙂
Robin Wilson says
Nope, I haven’t heard of this brand before unfortunately. Their price point is right up my alley so wish I had. I’m really bad about multi-tasking with my brushes, but I could afford these.