Back in November when I was at IMATS Toronto 2011, I discovered that Bdellium Tools was going to be at IMATS by a very funny conversation with Pascale. We were driving to Toronto, and in the car it went a little something like this…
- Pascale: So, there’s this brand that’s gonna be there called Bdellium Tools…I looked them up and I really want to try out their brushes!
- Jessica: That’s cool, never heard of them.
- Twitter: *buzz buzz*
- Pascale: What the…. they just TWEETED YOU! (Reading my iPhone’s twitter message) “Hey Jessica, will you be attending IMATS this year? We’d love to meet you” from Bdellium Tools.
- Jessica: HAHAHAHAHAHA
- Pascale: That’s so crazy I was JUST talking about them!
So after the comical conversation, I had to check out their booth. I ended up leaving with a small sample package with these five travel sized brushes (similar to their Studio line) to try out. Man I’m glad I did…because I just found a truly life-changing brush in here.
Bdellium Tools (pronounced “dell-ee-um”) is a California-based professional brush company. Their brushes are handmade and come in four different lines; the Maestro Series (luxurious anti-bacterial brushes with nickel plated brass ferrules), the Green Bambu Series (eco-friendly, bamboo-handled vegan brushes) and the Studio and Travel Lines (anti-bacterial brushes with 7-layer lacquered yellow handle). The brushes I have here are from the Travel line.
I love that this brand has some really unique brushes- some that I’ve never seen before! I also love the fact that they are super affordable in comparison to some of the other leading brush brands out there.
Here are the ones that I received:
- 785 Tapered Blending Brush ($7.48 USD) - This one is quite similar to the MAC 224 only a little larger and more stiff.
- 365 Square Mask ($11.88 USD) - I never really used a brush to apply my face mask or skincare, but ever since trying it out, I’ve been doing so each day! My primer goes on so nicely with this brush, and doesn’t absorb into my fingers anymore!
- 953 Duet Fiber Foundation ($12.32 USD) - A little different from most dual fiber brushes I’ve tried out, but a pleasant surprise. I love the design of this brush…it’s great for buffing in foundation and gives a really nice flawless finish.
- 710 Eye Liner ($7.04 USD) - A super precise and pointy eye liner brush…it almost hurts to poke yourself so be careful! This brush can create the thinnest lines EVER.
- 776 Blending Brush ($7.92 USD) - Comparable to the MAC 217, this brush as a tapered top with a flattened paddle shape. Its great for crease work, but a little stiff/scratchy for my liking.
- 760 Liner/Brow Brush ($7.04 USD) - My new holy grail eyeliner brush. This brush has literally changed the way I do makeup! Gel eyeliner is enjoyable now! I used to make mistakes and never get my ‘cat eye’ as razor sharp as I want it…but I have yet to screw up using this brush. It’s the perfect hybrid of an angled brush and a pointed brush- precision and ease of use. Seriously in love with this one and I’ll definitely be buying more so I never have to be without it!
- Price: Varies per brush
- Availability: Bdellium Tools
- Overall: I’m really loving these brushes, some more than others but overall this brand is one that I cannot wait to discover more from! Everyone needs the 760 brush in their life too.
- Rating: A- Overall / A+ for the 760 Brush