It took me years to understand the value of a good brush in make up. I would be slack-jawed at people who spent literally hundreds on their brushes, but now I’m as much of a brush geek as anyone else, although I’m distinctly happier if I can find great quality brushes that don’t cost a fortune. And better yet, if they’re cruelty free. I’d very much prefer to avoid a bit of squirrel in my make up drawer thanks all the same, or a bit of horse or even, god forbid, a bit of mink. Synthetic bristles are an area of beauty that have improved beyond all recognition in the past few years, so real vs synthetic isn’t the difference it used to be.
B. Beauty Tools has kicked off the range with a wonderful set of brushes – I honestly cannot fault them for softness and their pick-up ability..B. Beauty Tools
.. although I notice this little fella needs a bit of a trim to one side! B.’s range of brushes numbers seven – a Finishing Brush (the only one I can’t see the point of) for £9.99, a Powder Brush (meet him above) for £9.99, a Contour Brush at £8.99, a foundation brush at £7.99, an Eyeshadow Blending Brush for £8.99, an Eyeshadow Brush for £5.99 and a Retractable Lip Brush for £5.99. Unless having a long handle is an absolute deal-breaker for you, then I’d suggest that you try the Travel Set at £17.99 HERE containing the powder brush, the foundation brush, the eyeshadow brush and the lip brush.
I know that the B. Beauty Tools have been developed with my make up artist friend and B. brand ambassador, Cassie Lomas, and you can see the make up artistry in them. The angled blusher brush for example that makes it good for blush or contouring and the retractable lip brush with a lid for portability and so you don’t get it covered in handbag fluff, are all marks of a range well thought through.
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What a lovely review ! I need to invest in a few makeup brushes and tempted to buy these 🙂
Thanks for sharing.
Yay! Nice to see some more budget friendly brushes (:
my favourite thing is the eyes 🙂
I’m curious about the brush thing, I don’t use them but I’ve read you saying a few times how important they are. Have you ever written a piece on what you should use brushes for? If not…
Well, I think it just makes the job easier.. I would always recommend a kabuki for bronzer so you get a decent diffusion and not a big splodge – a good eye shadow brush allows you to blend far better than a finger tip would. But if you use things like Chubby Sticks and creme blush, chances are you don’t really need them – fingertip application is absolutely fine. If I had to live with only two brushes, it would be a kabuki and an eyeshadow blender. Everything is else is optional entirely. xx
Don’t all retractable lip brushes have lids? I’ve never seen one without.
Thanks Jane, I do use chubby stick eye shadow, but I’m ashamed to admit I use the brush supplied in my Benefit blush! I shall investigate kabuki 🙂
No shame! It’s just what suits you best.. that little Bene brush is a no-no though! xx
I didnt know the importance of a good brush until I bought the Real Techniques brushes. Now I have a thing for brushes. But I dont think I can spend over £10 on one brush so its nice to see affordable ones coming to the market.
What a great brush review! I will have to try and check these out! I have been using this set::https://www.youniqueproducts.com/staceykovach/products/view/US-35101-04 for the eyes and it is wonderful quality. I wasn’t so sure of the double ended brush, but it ended up that that’s the one I probably have used the most! Brushes are too wonderful.
Perfect timing, I need new brushes as my are becoming past their best. Love B. seem to knock it out of the park everytime, I still repurchase the facial oil I discovered through you 🙂
These brushes look nice! and for a decent price too!
I currently use some real techniques brushes and love some, but hate others I have from their collection.
Next time I’m in superdrug I’ll look out for these!