First Impressions, Breena Beauty Eye Essential Makeup Brush Set

This happens to be local makeup brand, Breena Beauty’s third product release; an entire eye makeup brush set. I have reviewed the brushes before (Face Luxe brush review here and first impression of second release brushes here) and I will be reviewing two of the second release brushes soon! Don’t what heck I am talking about? Just visit the two posts linked to know more about the company and its origins.

Before we move on, let me first tell you that the brushes are simply gorgeous! I posted a picture on Instgram upon receiving them. Here it is!

How gorgeous are those brushes and the packaging too!!!

How gorgeous are they and that packaging, wow!!!

So the new set comes with two old favourites; the Basic Eyeshadow brush, B212 and Brow Definer brush, B216. I swatched and played around with them so the brushes are stained but when clean, the tips of the bristles are white.

Vegan, cruelty free, Muslim friendly makeup brushes. White painted wooden handles with rose gold ferrule and soft synthetic bristles. Brand logo, brush name and codes are engraved in gold on the handles. Each brush is priced at MYR 25.

B212, Basic Eyeshadow

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And the B216, Brow Definer

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I am not going to write about the two older brushes because you can click on the link to read about that. There’s a little bit of a difference between this new batch and the older one but I shall first use them thoroughly and present them in a proper review.

Then there are four new brushes; B211, Fluffy Blending; B213, Crease Blending; B214, Shadow Smudge, and; B215, Pencil Brush.

B211, Fluffy Blending

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This was the brush I was most excited about. Not too tightly or loosely packed, the bristles move well yet have some sturdiness to them to distribute pigments and blend them seamlessly.

B213, Crease Blending

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Very similar to B211 but flattened a tiny bit (you can see the indent on the ferrule), much like the Zoeva 227. It is soft and comparable to the Zoeva and that’s saying something! It is just as effective as the B211.

B214, Shadow Smudge

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Tightly packed short bristles for smudging out eyeliner on the lower lashes or to create a softer eyeliner look. Would work wonders with gel and pencil liners! It could also easily be used to fill in brows with powder and, in a pinch, pack on eyeshadow on the lids.

B215, Pencil Brush

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A pencil brush is pretty underrated but it has so many uses! A pencil brush can be used to place product exactly where you want it. This one isn’t too tightly packed so it can be used to smudge and slightly blend too. Perfect for inner corner and browbone highlighting! Again, the brush is well made and perfect for its intended use!

Breena Beauty is an online company so all orders and payments are done online. However, for Malaysians, there are resellers in certain states that offer COD (cash on delivery). An exciting piece of news is that Sabrina (the owner) has finally delved into foreign market by offering international shipping!

For all details, including local resellers, shipping information, price etc., do visit their website and social media, all of which are linked below!

By the way, I am not paid to do this! I just happen to have won the brushes via a giveaway…

Breena Beauty website; http://breenabeauty.com/

Breena Beauty Facebook Page; https://www.facebook.com/breenabeauty/

Instagram handle; breenabeauty, link; https://www.instagram.com/breenabeauty/

Twitter handle; @breenabeauty, link https://twitter.com/breenabeauty

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First Impression, Breena Beauty Second Release

Breena Beauty is a local brand which happens to be the brainchild of Sabrina Tajudin, a Malaysian beauty blogger (blog link here). Having released her first product which was a makeup brush launched on the 4th of May 2015, she has finally unveiled her latest products, two more makeup brushes; an eyeshadow brush and an angled brow brush. I have written a first impression post for the Face Luxe brush which was her first product (here) and the review will come soon enough.

For a beauty blogger I am very messy huh?

For a beauty blogger I am very messy huh? The brushes are double bubble-wrapped, something everyone can appreciate!

That's much better.

That’s much better.

Again, I love the personal touch with a handwritten thank you note.

Again, I love the personal touch with a handwritten thank you note.

The brushes now come with codes and a label indicating their names.

The brushes now come with codes and a label indicating their names on the packaging.

There's a nice description on the back of the boxes.

There’s a nice description on the back of the boxes.

Tada!!! Following the theme of the previous brush of white and gold.

Tada!!! She kept to the theme of the previous brush of white and gold.

The logo. Engraved in gold colour.

The logo. Engraved in gold colour.

The eyeshadow brush.

The eyeshadow brush.

The brow brush.

The brow brush.

The bristles.

The bristles.

Comparison with the Face Luxe brush.

Comparison with the Face Luxe brush.

 

My thoughts:

Description; Soft synthetic brushes that are vegan, cruelty free and Muslim friendly. The bristles are the same bristles that were used for the Face Luxe brush. Wooden handles with a white finish, have the descriptive fonts and logo engraved on them in gold. The ferrule is rose gold metal.

B212 Basic Eyeshadow; The bristles are flat which means it can pick up and deposit eyeshadows very well on the eyelids. The bristles are very soft and the brush itself seem very sturdy. Overall very aesthetically pleasing design.

B216 Brow Definer; Same bristles, densely packed flat angled brush that is especially designed to cater for the eyebrows. Sabrina claims that it can be used for drawing on a winged liner which is achievable, but in all honesty, the winged liner would not be the thinnest or the sharpest because the bristles aren’t flat enough. However, it is perfect to pack gel liner or even eyeshadow along the eye to give the eyes definition for a sultry soft look.

I am loving these brushes from Breena Beauty thus far and I anxiously await her next unveiling! These are, to me at least, the two most essential brushes to own if you are looking to get your makeup flawless! When I first started purchasing makeup the first two brushes that I ever bought were an eyeshadow and an angled brush, very similar to these two brushes.

They do not ship internationally at present time although they are working towards it. I’ll be sure to write an update should this option become available.

Price: MYR 25.00 each (for B212 and B216)

Shipping:

Penisular Malaysia – RM6
Sabah & Sarawak – RM10

E-store address: http://breenabeauty.com/

You can also get in touch with them at their Facebook Page; https://www.facebook.com/breenabeauty

Sabrina also has a Facebook Page in case you’d want to follow updates from her; https://www.facebook.com/Sabrina-Tajudin-132299903641541/timeline/

First Impression, Breena Beauty Face Luxe Brush

I have been following local beauty blogger and YouTuber Sabrina Tajuddin for a little over a year now and I have admired her in-depth reviews and knowledge of the beauty world. Early this month, she finally revealed her first ever product via Breena Beauty, the Face Luxe Brush. Since I have been following her all this while, I decided to finally place my order last week and on Monday (20th May 2015) I finally received my package!

TADA!!!!

SO CANTIK!!!

SO CANTIK!!!

My thoughts:

It is a soft synthetic face brush that has a dome shape and is densely packed. The handle is made out of wood, painted with white with the Breena logo and the name of the brush engraved on it in gold colour. The ferrule is metal and the bristles are dark brown with a gradient white tip. The box it comes in has descriptions of the brush on its back. The brush handle is quite chunky, even for my hands and it can stand straight up because it it has a flat bottom (as in the picture). It is quite a large face brush so it will be able to swiftly cover your entire face with whatever product you are using. I have tried it with both liquid and powder foundation. It sheers out your liquid foundation so that you are not wasting product and it does pretty well with powder foundations too. You could use both a buffing motion and/or a stippling motion. Overall, I am loving the brush thus far and it is pretty comparable to my more high-end brushes.

As for the transaction and shipping, they use Poslaju and only ship within Malaysia at the moment (although they are working towards international shipping). There are several methods of payment including cash deposit for people who don’t trust the Internet with their money (like me 😛 ). And yes, you will get your balance back (please do email her for further inquiries). The price is pretty affordable for a large face brush since face brushes from even affordable brands can cost up to MYR 30. Sabrina has made the effort to properly bubble wrap the package to make sure it arrives safely. She has also made the effort to include a nice Thank You card, that, I must say, is a lovely touch. I have to congratulate her and I will write a review of this brush in the future when I have properly used it.

Price: MYR 39.00

Shipping cost: MYR 6 (West Malaysia), MYR 10 (East Malaysia)

E-store address: http://breenabeauty.com/

Breena Beauty Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/breenabeauty

PS: The brush is vegan, cruelty-free AND halal (Muslim friendly)!!!