Today's post is about brushes by Bdellium Tools. You may have seen me mention this brand in my previous posts, or reference their brushes in my earlier posts (summer wedding makeup - I used their precision kabuki). However, I feel this brand deserves a closer look. Specifically, I will be talking about their Green Bambu Series. This series fills what I consider to be a real need in the market for a higher quality Eco-Friendly brush. These brushes are also vegan and in my opinion would be ideal for both a makeup artist, or personal use. I decided that not only will I show you the brushes and tell you about each one, but I'll also share with you how I use them. I have two sets from this series: Foundation 4 Piece Eco-Friendly Makeup Brush Set-Green Bambu Professional Line and Smokey Eyes 5 Piece Eco-Friendly Makeup Brush Set-Green Bambu Professional Line.
For more information on the brand, please see my "Synthetic Brushes - About The Brand" post.
Here are all of the brushes I own from this series:
Here is how I use the brushes:
First I apply my base with the foundation brush. This is a standard flat paddle foundation brush. It has a nice wide head for quick and easy application. I don't find it streaky at all. I applied my compact tinted moisturizer in downward strokes then patted and stippled over areas where I needed extra coverage. I've found that this brush not only works well for foundation, but I use it for cream blushes, cream highlighters or even to apply primer.
For a more airbrushed look, I then polished the base into my skin using the finishing brush (below). By polishing, I mean I used light circular motions allover my face to help lightly buff in the product without removing the product from my face. The finishing brush also works great for a light dusting of powder, or to help buff out any extra product such as bronzer or blush. This brush is ideal for whenever you need a light application of product, or want to smooth out product you've already applied.
As you can see, they are all similar in shape, though Bdellium Tools is of much better quality.
A closer look at the brush head (above)
Here you can see the size in my hand. It's a comfortable fit and length which makes for easy application.
The next brush, shown below, is the duet fiber foundation brush. I LOVE this brush!!! I use it for both cream blush, and to apply cream highlighter. I actually own 2 of these so that I can use it for those 2 specific tasks as I wear both cream blush and highlighter every day. This brush would also work well for applying foundation (as the name states). It's basically a stippling brush and can be used in both a stippling motion and a buffing motion. Because of it's size, it fits just perfectly on the tops of my cheekbones as you can see below.
Next up is the Smoky Eyes 5 Piece Eco-Friendly Makeup Brush Set. Today this set is available on Amazon.com for $30.68 and is also available for Amazon Prime to Amazon Prime members. If I remember correctly, this is their best selling brush set, and it's easy to see why. Smoky eyes are probably one of the most requested makeup looks when someone wants their makeup done for an evening event. This fall, smoky eyes in jewel tones will be very popular and what better way to achieve the look than with this Eco-friendly, vegan set?!
Next, I applied a thin line of the purple iridescent eyeshadow over the taupe using my #760B Liner/Brow brush. This brush is not only good for liner, but because of it's angled shape, is also great for filling in brows with brow powder. Since it is so small/thin, you really get a natural looking filled in brow when using this brush.
Last, but not least is the #769B Angled Contour brush. Although it is great for applying shadow into the eye contour, because of its angled head, I find this brush to be great for contouring the nose, which is what I used it for today. It is very similar to the Urban Decay Good Karma Brush. I feel the quality on both brushes is about equal, but the Bdellium Tools brush is longer, and the head is fuller, so I find I reach for it more than the Urban Decay version.
I hope you enjoyed my review of these brushes. I highly recommend them. They are truly sturdy, dependable, high quality brushes.
Here's another look at the face brushes. From left to right: Precision Kabuki, Finishing, Duet Fiber Foundation, Foundation
Here's another look at the smoky eyes set. From left to right: Crease, Shadow, Angled Contour, Liner/Brow, and Smoky Eyeliner
And here is the finished look:
I really hope you found this post helpful. If you have these brushes and use them differently, I'd love to hear about it. Drop me a comment in the box below.
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Note: I purchased both sets from Amazon.com with my own money. I am not receiving any compensation for this review, nor did I receive any type of discount off of these brushes.