I was very lucky to be surprised by the most amazing gift from B. the Superdrug exclusive beauty brand as they very kindly sent me a selection of their makeup brushes within some acrylic drawers which I shared over on Instagram. The question I am asked the most via email is which makeup brushes are my favourite, and would recommend and when I’m asked about vegan brushes, there isn’t really a stand out brand for me so when I learnt that the B. Makeup Brush Collection is completely vegan and cruelty free, I was excited and had high hopes that I’d finally found a fantastic vegan makeup brush range which I could recommend.
The B. Makeup Brush Collection are handcrafted with care with silky soft synthetic fibres so they are completely vegan and cruelty free just like the B. Makeup’s entire beauty range and the prices range from £5.99 to £9.99 which I feel is pretty reasonable especially for good quality, cruelty free brushes. I have five of the brushes from the collection to share with you, as well as a couple of other additions within the range which again are super budget friendly especially as the B. Makeup range is frequently included within offers.
The first product I have is the B. Makeup Brush Cleansing Wipes £3.99 which is actually something I already own, but they’re a packet of 25 wipes which are designed to remove all makeup from your brushes, making them handy for in between makeup brush cleaning sessions for spot cleaning.
The wipes are thicker than a face wipe and they have quite a strong chemical scent which I guess is down to the cleansing agents within the wipes but they are effective at removing product from the bristles although they do need some drying time so you can’t clean a brush and then use it straight away like you can with the Color Switch dupe I have but I think these wipes are better as you’re removing bacteria whereas the Color Switch can’t.
There are a set of Eyelash Curlers £4.99 within the B. Makeup Brush Collection which are quite basic, but they’re effective as far as eyelash curlers go and the box that they come in have a replacement pad which is always handy. Lash curlers can be quite pricey so these are a great budget friendly set which are easy to use and lightweight.
Next up is the B. Makeup Eyebrow Stencils £3.95 which contains four plastic arch styles that you can place over your brow to create your desired shape with powder or pencil.
I’ve tried a few brow stencils before and they’ve always been quite flimsy and pointless but these stencils are really good quality and because the plastic is a little thicker, they’re much easier to use. I have naturally quite thick brows so they’re wasted on me, but if you have smaller, or lighter haired brows, these stencils could be really effective.
The first of the brushes I have is the B. Makeup Fan Brush £7.99. I love fan brushes for applying highlighter, or loose translucent powder under my eyes to set my concealer as they allow for a light and even application. The bristles are amazingly soft and fluffy and feel so gentle on the skin, and you can even use it to remove any eyeshadow fallout without disturbing your makeup.
The brushes are all so well made with a dark grey wooden handle, a matte silver metal ferrule and the bristles have a duo fibre effect from beige to brown, and the bristles feel even softer than natural bristles.
Next up we have the B. Makeup Flat Contour Brush £8.99 which is designed for sculpting the cheeks or nose with the bristles having a elliptical shape and are densely packed within the ferrule.
The brush head is quite big so I’m not sure it’s idea for contouring as it creates a pretty big and thick contour which isn’t too natural but the bristles are dense enough to be used for applying foundation or concealer, and I prefer to use it for concealer especially under and over the eyes.
The B. Makeup Blending Brush £9.99 is can be used for blending both wet and dry products into the skin. The brush head is rounded, with the bristles being quite short yet densely packed and I think it would work better for contouring than the aforementioned contour brush as it’s smaller and the side of the brush fits nicely into the contours of the cheeks.
I haven’t tried myself but I think you could use the brush to apply foundation in a buffing motion but I don’t tend to apply my foundation that way as it doesn’t work very well for my dry skin.
Next up is the B. Makeup Eye Contour Brush £6.99 which can be used for blending both cream or powder eyeshadows. The bristles have a slight angle to them so they fit nicely into crease for blending.
The last brush within the B. Makeup Brush Collection is the B. Beauty Eyebrow Groomer/Liner £5.99 which has a spoolie one on end and on the other end is an angled brush which can be used for filling in your brows or for liner. The bristles are short and dense, and have the perfect amount of brushes allowing for great definition within the brows or a precise eyeliner.
Have you ever tried anything from the B. Makeup Brush Collection?