Breena Beauty is the brainchild of local beauty blogger Sabrina Tajudin whose first release was the Face Luxe Brush. I purchased in May and wrote a first impressions post (here) upon receiving it.
Sabrina Tajudin started her blog in 2011 and as of 9th December 2015 the blog has over 2.3 million page views making her one of the more popular beauty bloggers in Malaysia.
I am a firm believer in using makeup brushes for a prolonged amount of time before actually reviewing it. A makeup brush should last at least a couple of years before falling apart, especially synthetic brushes.
I own brushes that are almost a decade old and they still work and look as good as new. I also own brushes which worked wonders when I initially used it but completely fell apart after the 3rd month.
It is ultimately the reason I waited this long to review the brush. All the makeup brushes reviewed in the past on FiercePaint, I’ve had and used for at least 8 months.
Blog address; http://www.sabrinatajudin.com/
Sabrina’s Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/Sabrina-Tajudin-132299903641541/timeline
Breena Beauty online store; http://breenabeauty.com/
Breena Beauty Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/breenabeauty/?fref=ts
The product; it comes with a hand written thank you card.
The white handle engraved in gold words. The ferrule is rose gold metal.
The bristles are quite densely packed but because the bristles are longer, it is quite flexible.
Bristles are soft.
Back of the box description.
Multi purpose large face brush. Can be used with both powder and liquid products. Designed and made locally.
Bristles: Synthetic. Dark brown with a gradient white tip. Densely packed and very soft. Dome shaped. Muslim-friendly
Ferrule: Rose gold metal. Very sturdy.
Handle: Wood, white paint with the brush name engraved in gold.
Price: MYR 45 (plus MYR 6 shipping Peninsular Malaysia/MYR 10 shipping to East Malaysia)
Where to buy: Breena Beauty website. Shipping is only available in Malaysia at the moment but Sabrina is working towards international shipping.
Very affordable for such a good quality brush.
Versatile; not too dense for powder application and not too loosely packed for liquid foundation. I have used it for both with good results.
Application is soft and smooth, with no streaking from the brush strokes.
Soft and easy to use.
Because it is rather large, a larger area of the face can be covered allowing for swift application.
The large wooden handle is actually helpful to application because holding and maneuvering becomes surprisingly easier. The flat bottom allows the brush to be stood up on a flat surface.
Sturdy handle and ferrule.
No shedding thus far.
I am giving an extra ‘pro’ for aesthetics because it is quite a beautiful brush and the fact that it comes with a thoughtful hand written note counts too.
There is a a little bit of unevenness with the bristles.
However, I have to note that the unevenness can be trimmed with a small pair of scissors. I also want to note that it hasn’t gotten any worse from when I first started using it which mean trimming will solve it for good…
The paint of the handle has cracked on mine. I do hope Sabrina has fixed this problem in her upcoming batch of brushes.
Some people may feel that the handle is rather chunky for storage and thus not very travel friendly. I love the fact that it can be left upright on a vanity and to me it overrides the chunky handle con.
I love this brush. Good job Sabrina!!!