Bdellium Tools Precision Kabuki 957 compared to Lancome 7 Precision Cheek and Sephora 62 PRO Buffing


Bdellium Tools Precision Kabuki 957

I was on the hunt for a spare kabuki and I thought I would give this brand a go. I wasn’t able to review this brand before buying but at $16.50 I thought I should try it out. It’s considerably more affordable compared to Sephora’s at $32 and Lancome’s at $48.50.


Bdellium Tools Precision Kabuki 957

According to the Bdellium website,

Bdellium Tools Travel Line of brushes are identical to the Studio Line but represent portability. Showcasing the same first-rate materials and superior quality, the Travel Line is for the person on the move. The same luxurious handles are delivered in a more compact form. Maintain flawless application without compromise using the Travel Line tools. All of the Travel Line brushes are treated with an antibacterial agent on the bristles.


Bdellium Tools Precision Kabuki 957

Perfect for flawless application
Luxuriously lacquered short wooden handles for convenient travel
Bristles are treated with an antibacterial agent to preserve skin quality
Extra soft and dense flat bristled head gives professional blushing effect
Ideal for application with liquid, cream various powder products


Bdellium Tools Precision Kabuki 957

Product Details
Product Length: 5.0 inches
Product Width: 0.25 inches
Product Height:0.25 inches
Package Length:5.0 inches
Package Width: 2.0 inches
Package Height:1.0 inches
Package Weight:0.05 pounds


Bdellium Tools Precision Kabuki 957

I originally bought the Sephora PRO Buffing Brush to use with my Chantecaille HD Perfecting Powder. To achieve optical blurring of pores it is best to pat the powder using a powder puff. So I figured the next best thing is to use a flat dense brush to achieve the same effect.

All brushes practically have the same brush head length. Bristle density varies with Sephora being the densest and Bdellium the least dense. I’ve washed all three several times and the Sephora brush has shed the most. Not that it shed a lot but compared to the other two, it has shed the most. I would’ve been completely happy with the Sephora brush but it bleeds like crazy. I mean it bleeds every single time I wash it. And for that reason I went searching for another brush. Enter Lancome Precision Cheek Brush.

The Lancome Precision Cheek Brush was almost perfect. The length of the handle is perfect for personal use. The bristles are soft but it’s less dense than the Sephora PRO Buffing Brush. I’ve had it for almost 2 months now and maybe it has shed about 3 hairs total since. It does not bleed which is a blessing.

The Bdellium Precision Kabuki is the least dense of the three. I’ve used it everyday for the past 2 weeks and it has shed maybe once. The bristles are soft and it doesn’t bleed when I wash it. For the price, I’m really satisfied with this brush. I would prefer a really dense brush but this does the job just as good as the Sephora and Lancome brushes.



Final Thoughts: I’m happy with my Bdellium Precision Kabuki. It is a good backup to my Sephora PRO Buffing and Lancome Precision Cheek Brushes. Will I be repurchasing anything from this line and/or this brand? Probably not, not unless it has a glowing review then I would reconsider.

xo, Emilie

Lancôme ‘Sensational Effects’ Eye Shadow Palette in Desert Sunset, swatches & fotd

Lancome Color Design Pink Safari Palette in Desert Sunset via Emilie on Pinterest

I read a lot of beauty blogs. I have them all on my Google Reader and I’ve got an app on both my phone as well as the iPad. And I constantly check for new feeds. Stalker much? Just blog stalking. Perfectly safe. So, I seriously don’t remember ever coming across Lancome’s Summer 2012 collection. I don’t know what happened…senior moment? Yikes! I hope not.

Lancome Bronze Diva Summer 2012

So when I saw this palette on display, I was taken aback. It is gorgeous. It’s got just a touch of tangerine/coral. Definitely a workable palette.

What the Lancome website has to say about this product:

Infinitely luminous. Sensationally smooth. All-in-one 6 shadow palette to brighten eyes. Indulge in a limited-edition compact with shades of golden pinks mixed with orange, copper and brown. Inspired by the desert sun and exotic mirages, this new versatile, all-in-one palette conveniently creates a full eye look for day or night. 

Backstage Beauty Tip:

Create a warm eye look to enhance the complexion by applying the soft peach tone all over the lid using Large Shadow Brush #11 as a base and then applying the copper shade to the lid with the Blending Shadow Brush #17, and extend the color up to the crease. 

For a smoky eye, apply the bronze shade across lower lid and up to the crease. Sweep the deepest shade around the lash line with the Angle Shadow Brush #13, then sweep the gold shadow from the brow down to the crease color to highlight under the brow bone. With the Dual End Liner and Shadow Brush #18, wet the liner side and apply the deep brown shade to line the eyes.

Let us now take a look at shades in this palette. They are swatched according to the arrangement in the palette.

photo taken indoors without flash

photo taken outdoors under direct sunlight

photo taken outdoors in the shade

And now for the look that I have created. I decided to use the bottom 3 shades for this look. I applied Copper all over the lid, Deep Brown on the crease and Beige on the brow bone to highlight.

photo taken indoors, without flash

photo taken under direct sunlight

photo taken outdoor in the shade

products used

benefit The POREfessional – on the nose area only
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Fresh & Hydrating Cream Compact Makeup SPF 15 in 40 Beige – applied with Shiseido ‘Perfect’ Foundation Brush

Trish McEvoy Eye Base Essentials
Lancôme ‘Sensational Effects’ Eye Shadow Palette in Desert Sunset
Laura Mercier ‘Tightline’ Cake Eyeliner 
Le Métier de Beauté ‘Anamorphic Lash’ Mascara

NARS Orgasm

Guerlain by Emilio Pucci ‘Terra Azzurra Terracotta’ Lip Gloss (Porto Fino on top of Porto Ercole)

Thank you for dropping by!

xo, Emilie

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