Tuesday, 13 June 2017

AN HONEST REVIEW: Beau Belle Brushes

This week I'm reviewing some brushes I have been sent by the brand Beau Belle Brushes.
The brush set I was sent is priced at £59.95 on the website. You can also purchase it on Amazon. My initial impressions were "wow" as I'm a bit hot and cold about this price, given that the brushes are synthetic and the brand isn't well known yet; as most people probably would be. But I was honestly surprised by the quality of these. 
Beau Belle Brushes UK Amazon Review Honest
Included in this set you get:
Powder Brush
Stippling Brush
Angled Contour Brush
Foundation Brush
Angled Brow Brush
Large Shader Brush
Angled Shading Brush
Blending Brush
Shader Brush
Tapered Blending Brush

For the entire set, each brush works out at around £6. I think that it's an okay price. Would I pay £6 for some of them? No. I thought some of them were a bit useless and didn't leave me impressed, but others left me thinking "wow!" The ones I loved, were the powder, stippling, foundation, and tapered blending. I don't really like brush sets that mix and match eye and face, as it just seems incomplete. If I'm buying a brush set, I generally know whether or not I want the face or eye brushes included. I can sort of see someone's Mum buying this for them though. 

My thoughts on each brush:
Powder Brush: This is a thick, fluffed out but not-too-soft brush that is perfect for bronzer or powder products that you really need to pack on. I think this is my favourite powder brush ever right now, it even beats my Real Techniques one. I love it when bigger brushes aren't too soft, as they tend to make the foundation slide around the face and bronzer can turn muddy, but I didn't have that issue with this one. When using it for the first time, one or two hairs came out, but since then I've had nothing. Phew!

Stippling Brush: This is a really huge stippling brush! I love it to apply strobe cream with and it doesn't go patchy. It's pretty run of the mill, nothing impressed me so much about this brush that I'm going to rave about it, but I do like it. (I'm not usually a fan of using stippling brushes in general as they make my foundation look dreadful!)

Angled Contour Brush: This might be too soft for a contour brush for some people. I perfer this is a great option for blush! It works wonderfully with the Colourpop Super Shock Blushes and diffuses the colour gently, as to not ruin your make-up. I like that it's white - because you can see just how much product is packed onto the bristles, meaning you don't end up going overboard and looking like something from a tacky Disney film. 

Foundation Brush: Nice brush. I mean, it's a flat foundation brush - is there much to rave about? It applied my foundation nicely and didn't shed. I enjoyed using this.

Angled Brow Brush: This was just too thick, so much so that it just seemed pointless trying to use it on my eyebrows (which are thick anyway!) I think that it lacks precision, which you need in an eyebrow brush as to not end up with 'block' brows. I didn't like it, but I think this would make a really great tool to create eyeshadow looks with. It's just the right thickness to use with matte powders to cut the crease or line the underneath of your eyes with a pop of colour. So yes, it's a good brush.. just not for your eyebrows.

Large Shader Brush: This is a great, sturdy brush for me. I loved using this to apply concealers and cream contour from the Anastasia palette. The sturdy, dense bristles allow me to pick up a lot of product from what is usually a very tough cream product, which is great. It's a brush that I have been missing from my collection but didn't realise I needed!

Blending Brush: (The white brush from the set) This was a really soft brush, in a good way. I like some of the smaller brushes in my collection to be softer, and this is just the right size for the waterline or for blending out highlighter under the brows (if you're into that..) I do really like this brush and as it's white, you can see how much product is on it - perfect for if you're using it to line the waterline with colour or apply black!

Shader Brush:  Do we really need two shader brushes in a small set like this? Not really. This is possibly a bad choice from the brand - but Zoeva have done this too with their Rose Gold collection, just chosen lots of random brushes to shove in. I mean it's a good brush - I have the same things to say about this one as I do the Large Shader Brush... this is just smaller. 

Tapered Blending Brush: (The black brush from the set) This is not too dissimilar from the Zoeva 228 in that it's super wide and fluffy - perfect for a transition shade. It held up well, didn't shed and washed like a dream, and reshaped easily.

Things that I would improve:
  • Put the name and/ornumber of the brush, on the brush handle - like Zoeva, Mac and any other brush company do. I'm guessing the reason these aren't a blogging or youtube hit yet, is because it's so darn hard to tell people what brush you're using! 
  • The sets could be more cohesive. Eyes and face in one set, never really seem complete. 
  • The bristles differ too vastly on each brush. The powder brush vs contouring brushare so different. The powder is a "scratchier" kind of bristle, like Zoeva, wheras the angled contour brush is ultra soft, similarly to Spectrum.

Overall, I think that these are really good brushes! They're better than Spectrum, which break like nobodies business, but we'll see how these pretty rose gold handles hold up over time. I do like the fact that they're synthetic, as having the choice between natural and synthetic bristles can be handy for different products. I would recommend these brushes and I do really like them. 

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  1. My wife might like this. She's been looking forward to getting some new makeup stuff

  2. I really need to get myself some new brushes, I lost most of mine in the move and these sound really affordable.

  3. Oh interesting read ...have never heard of these makeup brushes before might look into it ..I normally use Blank Canvas but I'm always on the look out for other brushes x

  4. These sound like a great selection of make up brushes over all. I'm loving the rose gold vibes at the moment which show no signs of disappearing!

  5. I've never heard of these brushes before, they sound very good

  6. I'm pleased to hear that these are synthetic and therefore cruelty free I'm guessing.
    I loved this review. I love the way you've gone in to detail about every brush and what you ended up using if for. It makes the review so valuable for people considering the brushes.

    V ❤️

  7. Not heard of these brushes before but they sound great, I like the design

  8. This is quite expensive for a small brand but it's good that generally most of the brushes were good. I really want a new set but there doesn't seem the right brushes in here for me x

  9. That's a good set of brushes, and they look lovely. For me personally, a little too much in price, because I simply wouldn't use them all; but that said, for those that use all these types, it looks good. I tend to buy individual brushes, then I can get the one I need as and when.

  10. I've not heard of these brushes before but it would be nice if they had their names on them - so many others do x

  11. The brushes look the part and there is a good range included. I need some brushes by coincidence but might shop around before deciding. Thanks for sharing x

  12. I don't know if I would pay that much but it is good that the powder brush held up well. They look pretty as well! x

  13. That's a very comprehensive brush set! I like that they look so well made, and I'm guessing would last a long time.

  14. I've never heard of these brushes before, they do look very pretty and well made but seem quite expensive.

  15. I never heard about this brushes before and it really looks great I want to have this too.

  16. id buy these just because they're rose gold. i prefer the look of the face brushes rather than eye

  17. two basically the same brushes (shader brushes) make no sense cause this is a small set... And I would also be confused if the bristles are different on each brush...
    sounds like an ok set, but I wouldn't probably buy it...

    xo Honey - blog Royal Lifestyle - Twitter - Instagram

  18. Great review! I would probably only use the black brush, and £6 is a reasonable price. I love the handles too!

  19. I find brushes such a minefiled! There are so many to choose from and they can be so expensive!

  20. These look so nice! Such a sucker for anything rose gold. I think the set is reasonably priced too :)

  21. I don't really wear make up but I do like a bit of prettiness - and these are very pretty!

  22. Really good, honest review. Like you I would probably have balked at the price, as I've never heard of this brand and it seems expensive for what it is! x

  23. Never heard of this brand before but their brushes look really interesting, might just try them for myself!

    Emily xo

  24. I haven't heard of this brand either. I also think it's really helpful to have the type or brush written on it since I'm not an expert. I didn't know what a stippling brush looked like before this. Let's hope they listen to your review 💚


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