Breena Beauty Face Luxe Brush Review

[UPDATED REVIEW]

Breena Beauty is the brainchild of local beauty blogger Sabrina Tajudin whose first release was the Face Luxe Brush. I purchased it in May 2015 and wrote a first impressions post (post link here) upon receiving it.

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. It is ultimately the reason all the makeup brushes reviewed on FiercePaint, I’ve had and used for at least 8 months.

The brush.

There was a hand written note that which I can’t seem to find. Attached are two pictures from the original post.

Moving on!

I especially love the rose gold ferrule.

Description on the back of the box.

Close up of the description.

Left in the design for aesthetics! 😛

Care instructions.

Close up of the bristles.

Densely packed bristles.

Soft synthetic bristles.

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 (excluding shipping)

Where to buy: Breena Beauty website. Update! They now offer international shipping!

 

Pros:

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.

 

Cons:

There is a a little bit of unevenness with the bristles. But update, having trimmed the bristles, none has frayed since.

Before (from the 2015 post). It was trimmed right after.

After (constant usage and washing for almost 2 years).

 

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.

 

Ratings:

8.8/10

I love this brush. Good job Sabrina!!!

Blog address; http://www.sabrinatajudin.com/

Breena Beauty online store; http://breenabeauty.com/

Breena Beauty Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/breenabeauty/?fref=ts

Breena Beauty Twitter page; https://twitter.com/breenabeauty

Breena Beauty Instagram; https://www.instagram.com/breenabeauty/

Haul; Skincare (#1)

First of all, I thought I would NEVER EVER do a haul post on my blog because I was a little apprehensive as to how the post may be received/perceived. However, my blog headline does read #SharingisCaring so why not share, occasionally, what I have purchased. I wouldn’t post hauls very often but if there’s new and interesting beauty-related products out there that I have purchased, I will most definitely share it here!

I have been using drugstore skincare item that are mostly geared for gentler skin. So when Watsons announced this new skincare/hair care/personal care line I was intrigued because, #1; it had a very affordable price tag, #2; it is a local brand and #3 it was created specifically for men. Now, my dear readers, I have never used gender specific pronouns in my posts when referring to all of you but, ladies reading this, I am sorry, this isn’t something you would want try out for yourself (at least I don’t think it is; if you want to then power to you!!!)… But hey, I am sure you have friends, boyfriends, brothers, fathers, uncles, nephews etc, so perhaps they might want to give it a go.

Please be notified that this is a haul post, so I know NOTHING about the effectiveness of these products.

 

Ooooooo...... I am digging the packaging!

Ooooooo…… I am diggin’ the packagin’.

 

First is a fragrance and they have a name for it too! "Call to arms". 100ml and retails for MYR 13.30 (with current promotion; MYR 12.80).

First is a fragrance and they have a name for it too! “Call to Arms”. 100ml of product and retails for MYR 13.30 (with current promotion; MYR 12.80). I’d suggest sniffing it first before buying; the scent may not agree with everyone.

 

Next is a body sculpting shower gel called "Lean, Mean Machine". 400 ml of product and retails for MYR 13.30 (because I purchased the fragrance, there was a 30% discount which cost me MYR 9.30).

Next is a body sculpting shower gel called “Lean, Mean Machine”. 400 ml of product and retails for MYR 13.30 (because I purchased the fragrance, there was a 30% discount which ended up costing me MYR 9.30).

 

Next is a sculpting hair clay called "Like a Boss". Look at that macho lion! There's 50 g of product in it (that's a lot!!!) and retails for MYR 13.30 (with promotion, the clay cost me MYR 12.80).

Next is a sculpting hair clay called “Like a Boss”. Look at that macho lion! There’s 50 g of product in it (that’s a lot!!!) and retails for MYR 13.30 (with promotion, the clay cost me MYR 12.80).

 

And last but not least, an energising facial cleanser called "Baby-Faced Assassin". Ouuuwww snap!!!!! I feel so macho!!! There's 100ml of product and retails for MYR 13.30 (with promotion it cost me MYR 10.65!).

And last but not least, an energising facial cleanser called “Baby-Faced Assassin”. Ouuuwww snap!!!!! I feel so macho!!! There’s 100ml of product and retails for MYR 13.30 (with promotion it cost me MYR 10.65!).

 

I will use these products and give my short reviews on a product empties post in the future. Something tells me that the body sculpting shower gel will be the first to go. Hahaha!

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