Bdellium Tools Studio Line Basic 7 Piece Set Review

15th June 2014

The Bdellium Tools Studio Line Basic 7 Piece Set £34.95* is described as being a professional, essential, basic 7 piece brush set and can be purchased from Beauty Chamber alongside the whole Bdellium Tools range. I’ve tried a lot of different makeup brush brands, but never have I tried Bdellium Tools.. although I’ve read countless positive reviews of their brushes. Bdellium Tools have quite a few different ranges of brushes, with different coloured handles and bristles and the brushes can be purchased individually or purchased in a set like the one pictured above.. Bdellium Tools’ brushes are quite a lot cheaper than Sigma Brushes, but they’re very, very similar. The Bdellium Tools Studio Line Basic 7 Piece Set contains seven full size brushes as well as a roll up pouch..

Image of the seven brushes next to the brush wrap and box
Image of the seven makeup brushes with yellow wooden handles and silver ferrules
 
The brushes within the Bdellium Tools Studio Line Basic 7 Piece Set all have bright yellow painted, wooden handles with silver ferrules. I really love the yellow handles as they really stand out amongst my other brushes and I just like that they look unique and aren’t boring black like every other brush brand.
 
The Bdellium Tools Studio Line Basic 7 Piece Set includes the following brushes; 964s All Purpose Blusher Brush, 948s Foundation Brush, 942s Slanted Contour Brush, 785s Tapered Blending Brush, 777s Shadow Brush, 763s Small Angled Brow Brush and the 540s Precision Liner Brush – all of which can be purchased individually, however when purchasing them as part of this set you are making a significant saving.

Bdellium Tools Studio Line Basic 7 Piece Set Review

Bdellium Tools Studio Line Basic 7 Piece Set Review
Bdellium Tools Studio Line Basic 7 Piece Set Review
 
The set includes the Bdellium Tools Roll Up Pouch which can be bought for £14.95 alone, so to be able to get the pouch and seven brushes for £34.95 is fantastic value. The pouch has a faux leather exterior which closes tight thanks to a velcro strap.. inside the pouch there are 20 pockets which vary in size to accommodate your brushes with a protective cover which folds down over your brushes before rolling the pouch up.
 
This pouch would be ideal for travelling or even just to store your brushes in to keep them clean and stop them getting dusty.. it’s very well made with lots of intricate stitching.
 
Bdellium Tools Studio Line Basic 7 Piece Set Review
Bdellium Tools Studio Line All Purpose Blusher Brush 964S £11.50
 
This blusher brush has mixed natural and synthetic bristles. The bristles are so very soft for a brush of this type.. I really didn’t expect them to be so soft, as they look as if they’d be a little scratchy but they’re lovely. The bristles are shaped into a small dome which is perfect for precise blush application onto the apples of the cheeks. I also like using the side of the bristles to lightly dust powder highlighter along my cheekbones or for delicately dusting powder through my t-zone. this has fast become my new favourite blush brush.
 
Bdellium Tools Studio Line Basic 7 Piece Set Review
 
Bdellium Tools Studio Line 948s Foundation Brush £9.95
 
This brush has synthetic bristles which have been treated with an antibacterial agent. The paddle like design makes this a great brush for contouring with cream products as you can use it to ‘draw’ in where you want your contouring to be, and then use a blending brush to blend it in.
 
I don’t personally like applying foundation with brushes like this as I prefer to use a buffing brush, but I do like to use it for blending in my under-eye concealer as it allows me to get close to my lashline. For a foundation brush I like that the bristles are quite soft and not too stiff which allows for movement.
 
Bdellium Tools Studio Line Basic 7 Piece Set Review
 
Bdellium Tools Studio Line 942s Slanted Contour Brush £9.50
 
I’m a massive fan of slanted brushes like this.. they’re amazing for contouring with powder or cream products as well as being good at applying blush and bronzer. The angled shape allows the brush to fit within the hollows of the cheeks which makes it ideal for contouring beginners, as you only have to blend the brush back and forth along the hollow for subtle definition. I like that this 942s brush is smaller than the Sigma F40 as it’s a little easier to use. The bristles are a combination of synthetic and natural, and work well at both applying and blending product into the skin..
 
Bdellium Tools Studio Line Basic 7 Piece Set Review
 
Bdellium Tools Studio Line 785s Tapered Blending Brush £7.50
 
Another brush with both synthetic and natural bristles. This is the standout brush in the set for me.. the bristles are perfectly shaped for blending and is now my favourite blending brush I own. The bristles on this brush are slightly more tapered than any other blending brushes I have.. with the bristles being very narrow, with the tips shaped into a small dome.
 
The dome of the brush fits into the crease of my eyes effortlessly and by gently moving the brush back and forth through my crease, it blends my eyeshadow beautifully. This brush makes such a difference to my overall makeup look, and I’m seriously considering purchasing a backup of this brush as it’s just so, so good. I also like that because the dome of the bristles is quite small, it’s small enough to blend shadow along my lower lashline too.
 
Bdellium Tools Studio Line Basic 7 Piece Set Review
 
Bdellium Tools Studio Line 777s Shadow Brush (£6.95)
 
The next brush in the Bdellium Tools Studio Line Basic 7 Piece Set  is a shadow brush has natural bristles which are so silky soft. The flat of the brush is ideal for packing on shadow to the lid, but the tip of the brush can also be used for blending the shadow too. I like to use this brush to apply my lid colour or for smudging shadow along my lower lashline.
 
Bdellium Tools Studio Line Basic 7 Piece Set Review
 
Bdellium Tools Studio Line 763s Small Angled Brow Brush £6.50
 
No brush kit would be complete without an angled brush.. this brush has both natural and synthetic bristles which have an angled shape. This brush is perfect for using brow powder through the brows as the point of the brush allows for small strokes throughout the brow to build up the intensity, and also works well for liner albeit powder, gel or liquid. The bristles are quite stiff so when used with gel eyeliner, I can create quite a precise line. As far as angled brow brushes go this is quite a good one although I did have to trim a few of the bristles as they were a little splayed.
 
Bdellium Tools Studio Line Basic 7 Piece Set Review
 
Bdellium Tools Studio Line 540S Line Precision Lip Liner (£6.50)
 
The last brush within the Bdellium Tools Studio Line Basic 7 Piece Set is a lip liner brush which you don’t often see in sets like this.. the bristles are synthetic and have a slightly shiny feel to them. The bristles are very thin in thickness, with them rounded at the top which makes the brush amazing and creating a precise lip line, and then filling the lips in. Bdellium Tools say that this brush can also be used for eyeliner, but I just couldn’t get it to work for me.. it definitely performs better as lip brush.
 
Overall I think the Bdellium Tools Studio Line Basic 7 Piece Set is a fantastic brush set for £34.95.. I can’t believe it contains seven full size brushes and a brush wrap too. If you bought the seven brushes individually it’d cost £58.40 and then the brush wrap is £14.95, so you’re getting £73.35 worth of value for just £34.95 which is undoubtedly amazing.
 
The brushes are all of great quality.. there’s not one brush I didn’t like or was disappointed with. I’m really very impressed with my first try of Bdellium Tools makeup brushes, and would definitely recommend considering them before purchasing any Sigma Brushes as they’re so much cheaper.. and of exactly the same quality too.
 
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