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Review: BH Cosmetics Round Stippling Brush

Hello All!

I know it has been a while, but I think I am finally falling back in love with my blog.  It seems to have been the ugly step child to my YouTube channel.  I am really not good at writing, no wait, I am HORRIBLE at writing.  While this blog is a lot of fun, I find myself very self conscious about my writing.  That being said, let's get started!

Okay so an entire post of 1 brush?  For me foundation brushes are one of the most important brushes I use.  I could do a five page essay on these things, but for your sake I wont! 

So I needed more synthetic foundation brushes much like the Sigma F80, F84 and F82
These are ideal for applying foundation of any kind and it is fantastic for cream blushes and highlighters.  I have four of these brushes currently, but I try not to use these because they are for my professional kit.  Also, as some of you may know I have been having a bout of acne and I wanted extra brushes so that I can switch them out frequently and not use dirty brushes all the time. 

I happened to be online and saw that BH Cosmetics was having a sale on select items, one being the synthetic round stippling brush.  This thing was a steal!  The brush was $5.56 and $2.00 shipping.  I decided to get three thinking they were such a good deal how could I go wrong.  Well let me tell you.............................

I went wrong.

First of all there are no frills to buying from BH Cosmetics.  None of the fancy packaging you get with Coastal Scents, or Sigma.  I am fine with this, but I know some of you care about packaging almost as much as the product.  So I open my Ziploc bag with three small brushes inside.  That was the first thing I noticed.  The brushes were about 4" in length.  This didn't bother me too much , although I do prefer a big brush.  The next thing I noticed was the weight.  I like a brush with a little weight to it and this brush delivered.  It has a nice feel to it.  It also seems to be made quite well.  When I washed the brushes there was zero shedding which was great.  The brush washed nicely and dried faster than some of my other synthetic face brushes.  This is probably due to the circumference of the brush.  Its about half the size of a Sigma F80.  I let the brush dry over night and the next morning I picked it up and ran my finger over the top of it.  It didn't feel very soft and it made a snapping noise when I flick my finger through it.  I think this is because of the bristles being more like hard plastic than soft hairs.  The bristles are also too long and this makes the brush flimsy yet hard.  This part is hard for me to explain, but if they cut the bristles I feel it would be a much better brush.  These bristles are more like the ones on a tradition cheap paddle foundation brush.  I decided to try the brush anyway and to my dismay it made for a streaky uncomfortable application.  I have tried to use it about five times and I have to say I do not love it or even like it for that matter.  It was a good price so I will continue to use these for cream blush, but even then they are not spectacular.  If you are in the market for an amazing foundation bush I say stick with Sigma.  Its about three times the price, but so worth it.  I will list all of the pros and cons below.  Thank you so much for taking the time to read this blog post and I hope it helped!  Also, see the link for the brush below.


  • Great price
  • Fast delivery (3 days)
  • Sleek look
  • Good Quality in handle and feral
  • Compact (good for travel)
  • Okay for cream blush
  • Washes well and didn't shed or bleed

  • Hard bristles
  • Small circumference
  • Uncomfortable to use
  • Streaky uneven application with foundation
  • Bristles are way to long
  • Cheap bristles (hard plastic)