REVIEW: Bdellium Tools Yellow Bambu Series

Summer is obviously my favorite season because it's when sunflowers are in full bloom. My website is even named after sunshine--so yes, I got REALLY excited when I saw on Bdellium Tools twitter page that they'd be launching a brush line that has, oh my goodness, a burst of sunny yellow all over! I'm talking about their Bdellium Tools Professional Makeup Brush Yellow Bambu Series. Keep on reading as I'd be sharing a giveaway somewhere in this post. :p If you want to shop for these brushes, scroll down to the bottom of this post.

I mean, yes, believe your eyes. It's that bright and beautiful! Funny, because as you all know, I was hospitalized last week. I was feeling a bit dreary having to go back to work after almost two weeks of "rest"; but wow, was my spirit lifted when I saw a box from Bdellium Tools!

I got the Bdellium Tools Professional Makeup Brush Yellow Bambu Series Foundation 4pc. Brush Set which retails at $38.70. It's the set in the bigger cylinder brush case. :) Beside it is the Bdellium Tools Professional Makeup Brush Yellow Bambu Series Smoky Eyes 5pc. Brush Set which retails at $24.30. Now I know the initial reaction after knowing the price of these brushes is "Whoa, ka-ching! Pricey" But hear me out. These brushes are of value. Like, considering the fact that they look astoundingly amazing and fun; these brushes are top-quality brushes!

Come to think of it, for a set of 4 or 5 brushes, they are more affordable than those $40 a brush labels (I won't name, but you know what brand I'm referring to). Check out how different and unique Bdellium Tools Yellow Bambu Series is.

I haven't spent much time with these brushes but I got to wash them twice already and I tested out three different looks with the brushes with hopes that I can post a LOTD using these tools soon! :) So far, so great! These unique eco-friendly brushes turned out to be extra-special individually and let me share with you a few notes I took down upon trying out these amazing SUMMER-WORTHY beauty tools.

As mentioned, I got two out of the three Yellow Bambu sets. Just to let you know, the set I didn't get was the Bdellium Tools Professional Makeup Brush Yellow Bambu Series Mineral 5pc. Brush Set. Here's a photo of my make-up brush collection's brightest stars!

I just checked, and am happy to report that it has a Green Bambu counterpart--which is on sale--28% slashed right off the tag! Check it out here: Mineral 5 Piece Eco-Friendly Makeup Brush Set - Bambu Professional Line. For your information, Green Bambu series started it all. It's Yellow Bambu's predecessor. I believe Green Bambu is also Bdellium Tools' first eco-friendly brush series and judging by the fact that it gave birth to a "revised" set, I bet we brush lovers loved the cruelty-free tools to bits!
Taken from Bdellium Tools website. Check out their webstore here.

Ahh, ultimate cuteness!

First off, let me share with you the Bdellium Tools Professional Makeup Brush Yellow Bambu Series Foundation 4pc. Brush Set. It includes (from L-R): #955B Finishing, #957B Precision Kabuki, #948B Foundation and #953B Duet Fiber Foundation.

This set includes brushes that offers premium foundation application in all forms: powder, cream, liquid, even mineral (I had to differentiate this from powder because although similarly loose, I trust that mineral powder has a different consistency compared to non-mineral powders).

Let me focus on my favorite among the bunch--yeah, you guessed it right! The most unique finishing brush ever! Goodbye boring old black and white duo-fibers and say hello to this yellow mumma. :)

What I noticed about their Finishing brush (besides the obvious F-U-N color) is the density of the brush hair. Typically, I prefer a denser stippling tool but I don't mind cause its character compensates thricefold! The best thing about this stippling brush is its ultimately soft and non-scratchy hair. Made with premium synthetic fibers, the brushes from the Yellow Bambu range are 100% cruelty-free! I therefore conclude, this is the type of "vegan" that I can keep up with, eternally.

As mentioned, the Bdellium Tools Professional Makeup Brush Yellow Bambu Series Foundation 4pc. Brush Set has two "duo-fibered brushes. It has this smaller duet-fiber brush that is purrfect for applying liquid foundation in the hard to reach areas of the face like the corners of the nose. It's also perfect for stippling around the eye area.

The #953 Duet-Fiber Foundation brush feels a whole lot denser and thicker because the brushes are shorter thus feel more compact. If you'd have to choose between the two when packing light for a summer getaway, I would recommend bringing this baby instead as it can work as both a foundation brush and as a buffing brush. Considering it's two-fibered hair characteristic, it can also work as a finishing brush; but I did notice that the hair's density for this brush might make using it an overwhelming finishing tool--hence I prefer using it as an alternative buffer. :)

Let's observe and visually compare the two.

The Foundation set also has a "Kabuki on a stick" brush, the #957B Precision Kabuki brush. This brush is really dense and for that it is more challenging to air-dry; however, because the brush hair used in the Yellow Bambu series is synthetic, it had a lower likeliness to be a breeding ground of bacteria. :) Oh, let me just share the interesting difference between Bdellium Tools eco-friendly professional brushes from their signature professional anti-bacterial brushes.  Besides raw materials, the eco-brushes do not have the same anti-bacterial agent Bdellium Tools brushes are known for in order to maintain the integrity of the eco-brushes' 100% cruelty-free campaign.

Last for the Foundation set is of course, your trusted #948B Foundation brush that is well ideally used for the application of liquid foundation. TIP: to maximize this brush, use it also to blend concealers if the blemish you wish to cover up is in a larger portion of the face. Besides that, I've been playing with the idea of using this brush in the application of my face mask (cream) on my skin. :)

Besides the Foundation Brush Set, I also have the Bdellium Tools Professional Makeup Brush Yellow Bambu Series Smoky Eyes 5pc. Brush Set... but before I talk about the Smoky Eye set, let me share with you the giveaway I promised. It's actually Bdellium Tools' weekly Friday giveaway! I only heard about it now and wow, I hope you guys join so you too can experience the brushes (although, of course it's easier if you just shop! hehe)
So back to the smoky eye brush set. The Bdellium Tools Professional Makeup Brush Yellow Bambu Series Smoky Eyes 5pc. Brush Set includes the following tools (from L-R)#777B Shadow, #781B Crease, #716B Smoky Eyeliner, #760B Liner/Brow and #769 Angled Contour Brush:

I think now's a great time to share that these brushes are at mid-length. They are between being full-size and travel-size.

My favorite among the bunch is this doe-foot brush.At first I was a bit disheartened to have a Smoky Eye set without a decent blending brush... but this brush saved the day! Tilt it a little and it works as an alternative Blending Brush! Typically, you might want to use this brush to create deep-set eye shadows :) As a contour brush, you may also use this to shape your nose! :D

I guess you might want to make use of the #777B Shadow brush for both patting on color and for blending, but I think it's not as fluffy to really be a blending brush. It is quite effective in building up color though. I love using it with loose pigments as I noticed how it doesn't pick-up too much product which leads to lesser mess under my eye! :D

My least favorite would have to be this brush! It's lovely to work with when applying shadows on the crease area but beyond that, I couldn't think of any other use. Unlike its Yellow Bambu brothers and sisters, this brush was the least functional for me.

Unlike the #781, this little darling below is as multi-functional as the doe-foot brush. This #716 Smoky Eyeliner brush can be used in creating precise and definite soft shadow lines tracing the upper and lower lash line. This can also be used in creating a cut-crease look; while also working as a superb tearduct shadow applicator. :)

Next, last but definitely not the least it their really cute and tiny #760B Liner/Brow brush, Seriously, it's so slim! It's like a mini-Liner and mini/Brow brush. :) If you are heavy-handed, this brush might just help you create the think eyeliner wing you've been finding difficulty in creating! :)

Whew! That was a lot of brush talk! I deserve a drink!

Cheers to Bdellium Tools most unique brush series ever! If you want more beauty tools talk, join the conversation on Facebook!

You might also want to salivate with me over this amazingly beautiful set they carry! All hail the full-sized white-haired Precision Kabuki and the Two-Toned flat-top brush (is that a full-sized duet fiber foundation brush only with a different mix of brush hair shades?)

Make me happy and let me know what you think of my SUNNY brushes :D

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  1. These brushes are so pretty! I love the bright yellow and cool grassy green color of the brushes!! :)

  2. Fantastic review! Sunshine is definately your word Kumi. The Yellow Bambu brushes fit you perfectly. Thanks for supporting eco-friendly makeup brushes!

  3. OMG! I love the colors esp the Yellow ones... I would love to try them too just because of the color. lol! Nice review btw. :)

  4. How FUN are these make-up vibrant and lovely! Thank you for introducing them to me!

    Also, thank you so much for stopping by my blog, yours is lovely, and I would LOVE for your join in on Wordless Wednesday! Yay! :)

    1. a pleasure! i enjoy your blog and i hope you enjoyed your visit too :D

  5. stand out ang color ng brushes kumi! :)

    1. agree with you!! exceptional performance from these brushes too! have you tried it?

  6. These brushes are really pretty. I like the bright yellow shade!
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

    1. Thanks for the visit Bonnie! glad you liked the dose of sunshine!

  7. Wow, the yellow is something I have never seen before. What a fun color!

    1. i have to agree w u. esp for brushes right? "D

  8. wow they look all so cute!!!
    All my brushes are so black and serious... this is the type I need to brighten my brush case!! :D
    Thank you for visiting me, you'll be always welcome!

    1. haha oh you should know about Charm brushes. theirs is pink!

    2. uhhhhh how cute! Thanks for let me know about it, I didn't know this brand before!! :)

  9. I think seen these brushes once in Zoe youtube video( and then I totally forgotten about them. I'm in love with the colours. I love the bright yellow ones. x

    1. Oh I'm following her blog but not her YT. These brushes are amazing!

  10. Wow, what a post! My head is spinning yellow. Where do you get these brushes from?

    1. I'd take that as a good thing! :D Twirling yellow!

  11. Don't answer that. I'll google it. :D

  12. I love these brushes! I want one now! love your posts, and your new header.. ^^v


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