Bdellium Tools, Studio 957

 I have been a makeup Instagrammer for a little less than two years. As time lapsed and obsessions grew – I knew that I needed the right tools to apply my makeup. If you have followed me on Instagram when I had little to no followers, you have probably watched my makeup brush collection grow. 

I do not have great skin. So I started with skin care when I noticed my problematic areas: dry spots, large pores around my nose, blackheads, acne scars. Before using liquid foundation I used Max Factor Pancake water activated foundation. It was later discontinued in the early 2000’s (2002?) and I had to resort to Amazon to purchase. It retailed for $8-9 dollars (drugstore) and began to sell on on EBay and Amazon for $19. Last time I checked it was going for $30! I told myself I had to move on with the times because with that money, I can find higher end foundation. 

To cut it short NARS Sheer Glow has been my go-to foundation but more recently I have been an avid fan of MACs Waterproof Prolongwear foundation. The thing that I discovered about liquid foundation is that my skin needed some love. As my skin improved the makeup I applied looked the way it should – BUT… 

  • But the darn brush bristles shed so much. 
  • But the ferrule broke off the handle! 
  • BUT I’ve only used it for two weeks and it’s broken!

Then alas – I saw a video post from a company called Bdelliumtools (you can visit their Instagram here). I was first introduced to this company from a high school buddy as we makeup shopped at The Makeup Designory in Burbank, California. I already had two of their brushes but never thought of getting this flat top kabuki pictured below. 

The Studio 957 Precision Kabuki brush retails for $16.50. I bought one first to try out and that was three months ago. It’s still good as new. It is dense and soft in all the right places. This brush does not soak up all your product. I feel that it does apply and blend perfectly. The bonus is that the quality is superb. When you test the ferrule by gently attempting to twist or move it around it is very sturdy. Poorly made brush/tools with a wobbly ferrule is one to stay away from because it will surely not exist in your makeup kit or collection for very long but rather in the trash. 

From the Bdellium Tools online store the descriptions reads:

This 2 toned synthetic hair brush has the versatility to apply powder blush, cream-to-powder color, mineral powder or bronzer. The wide, flat bristled head allows you to pick up product with ease & precision while evenly sweeping the product resulting in a professional air brushing effect on the cheeks. Ideally used to buff liquid products.

You can visit their site directly here.

Here are some picture for you. After testing this brush out I bought two more because I love them so much. 


Thanks for the reads!

Xx, Gigi



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Hi there! My nickname is Gigi and I am a Los Angeles based beauty blogger here to share respectable reviews, thoughts, opinions on all spectrums of beauty. Please join me on this journey! I welcome requests and enjoy interacting with all beauty lovers from around the world.

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