Review: Find Your Brushes a Nice and Comfy Home with Bdellium Studio Roll-Up Pouch

Hey everyone, happy Thursday! We’re almost there and I hope your week has been kind to you :) Today I’m going to share how I store my brushes with the new Bdellium Studio Roll-Up Pouch. If you’re interested in knowing how to store your brushes without damaging them, please read on!

How do you store your brushes, or makeup items in general? At the moment, my stash is located in a drawer in my bedroom. Since it is not too out-of-control yet (the keyword here is yet), I am OK with the way things are. The drawer is safe (read: out of reach for the whiskered inhabitants), dark, and cool. I don’t have to worry about damaging anything… maybe except for my brushes.

I know a lot of people store their brushes in a can on their vanity. Since the drawer is not tall enough for a can, I have always stored my brushes in a pencil pouch that I have from years ago. That worked just fine when I only had eye brushes. With face brushes joining the team, that pouch is getting too small, too short, and not offering adequate protection for the bigger brushes. My Bobbi Brown Bronzer Brush was always risking splaying when it was squeezed into the pouch. In short, it was time for an upgrade. Since I was ordering some Bdellium brushes, I thought I might as well get the roll-up brush pouch (brush reviews will be up soon. I want to test them out thoroughly so that I can review them fairly)!

Bdellium Tools is a California-based company that makes budget-friendly quality brushes. I read about this brand on Beautezine. Jessica was so hyped about some of their brushes that I decided to look into it. The best part? Bdellium is easily available for those who live in Europe too! You can find Bdellium products from Boozyshop (based in the Netherlands) and Cocktail Cosmetics (based in the UK).

I will go into more details when I introduce their brushes, but let’s take a look at the pouch now shall we?

The Studio Roll-Up Pouch looks very professional with the black leatherette exterior. It is closed with a Velcro strap. In the first picture, you can roughly see how big it is compared to my hand. It is about the size of a clutch. Once you unroll, you see a flap, and the interior is army green. The flap offers brushes extra protection when the pouch is rolled-up, so that they don’t all rub against each other! When you pull the flap up, you will see 20 brush pockets, with the larger ones on the left and smaller ones on the right. You can probably store more than 20 brushes in it though, since more than one small brush can fit in a smaller pocket. There are also 4 side pockets which can hold loose items. I currently put my brush guards in them (I will review these too, but I need some more time to experiment with them).

Here is a demo with my own brushes:

Finally, no splaying or squeezing, and every brush has a nice and cozy pocket to go back to (this is my OCD talking haha)! This is much easier than rummaging for brushes in the pencil pouch I used to use, because I see very clearly which brush is where. I can roll up the pouch to store the brushes in the drawer with the rest of my makeup, and it will be excellent to travel with!

For around 17 euros, I consider this a worthy investment. If you have invested in brushes, you might as well protect them as well as you can. Bdellium also offers brush sets that come with a brush pouch. If you’re also looking for brushes, they might be even better value for money!

Bottom line: I would recommend the Bdellium Studio Roll-Up Pouch for brush storage and traveling. It is practical, convenient, and user-friendly!

How about you? How do you store your brushes? Do you also have some kind of brush pouch?

Sunny xx



  • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

    I checked out these brushes too but it’s not available in Malaysia. Oh well, too many good things to try. LOL! The brush roll looks really good though =)

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      You should try to talk to Bdellium on Twitter, or see if any of the two suppliers in Europe ship to Malaysia at a reasonable price!

  • http://www.bellachique.be/ Bellachique

    Looks great! I always wanted a brushroll, its so handy. Right now I store them in a make up bag, I cant store them in a can or something because my siamese cat loves to steal them! In the past I often saw him running away wit a brush in his mouth, so funny! He likes to play with it apparantly, hehe :).

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      LOL Tango showed some interest in my brushes too (I guess he could tell that’s animal hair), but he hasn’t been seen running away with one (only because they’re always stored somewhere he has no access to). Just imagining your cat do it makes me roll with laughter though. You should share some pictures!

  • http://morethanjustmyhobby.blogspot.com L

    I keep all of my brushes in stumpy ikea vases but a brush roll would be great for when i’m traveling! I’m always afraid they’ll get lost with my luggage as well so I always carry them on with me lol that brushroll looks great and quite cushiony as well :P

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Oh yeah, talking about makeup separation anxiety! I held on to all non-liquid makeup items for dear life whenever I travel. Unfortunately a couple of months ago my flight from New York to Boston was itsy bitsy, so they ended up taking my carry-on luggage away and some of my shadows in the MAC palette were chipped. I was NOT happy about that!

  • http://liteenie.wordpress.com liteenie

    Hey! I use the Sigma brush belt, fold it and store it in a drawer. The brush roll you featured looks nice but doesn’t seem to hold many brushes. Trust me, your collection will continue growing, I almost couldn’t tell when I would stop buying brushes lol. Sedona Lace has a brush belt that you can fold and zip up all the way around, which seems really handy for travel.

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Haha, I’ll worry about that when my collection doesn’t fit anymore, but so far I’ve used many half of its capacity so I should be fine for a while!

  • http://projectswatch.blogspot.com/ Emi at Project Swatch

    I really want a brushroll for travel, but I have waaaay too many brushes to store in a brushroll at home. Right now my brushes are on containers on top of my vanity, which has all my makeup in it :)

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Aaah EVERYBODY has a vanity! I’ve GOT to get one when I have my own house, though I can’t complain so much because I do have a big wardrobe with a big mirror :)

  • http://www.lipsticknews.nl Maya

    Handig :D

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Inderdaad :) Do check Bdellium out since you live in the Netherlands where Boozyshop is based!

  • http://twitter.com/rinny151 Rinny’s Beauty Diary (@rinny151)

    Thanks for sharing this! This brush roll is exactly the thing that I’ve been looking for. I have a cheapy (but cute) brush/pencil roll that I bought from Ebay that does the trick, but it’s still a bit too small to fit all of my brushes, especially my face ones. I’ll definitely have to check this one out. The price isn’t too bad either :)

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Hey Rinny! I’ve recently discovered Bdellium and it’s been GREAT so far! Do check this one out, because even fatter face brushes are comfy and snug in it!

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