The Bdellium Maestro Series 769 (Amazon) is an angled contouring brush meant mainly for use in the crease area and corners of the eye. Like all Bdellium brushes, this one is antibacterial and cruelty free. This one is a mix of synthetic and natural fibers (they use only pony and goat hair, which can be taken without distressing the animal). It has a unique shape – it’s a round brush that angles off at the end, as if someone sawed down a tree crookedly.This brush is soft, but the bristles are densely packed, so it packs on more color than the typical fluffy contouring brush. Because of bristles are densely packed, it can also help to blend out that color. You can even use it to “stamp” color into tight areas, too, and then blend it out.
I turn it upside down – that is, with the longer bristles on the bottom – and it does a great job of working color into my crease. The longer bristles really get into the crease – and with my deep set eyes, that’s something – while the shorter bristles cover the area just above. Flip it the other way around (short bristles on the bottom) and you can apply color to the outer or inner corners easily.
All three Bdellium brushes I have are excellent in quality – no shedding, no odd smells, they keep their shape, etc. I can’t think of a single complaint about them. It’s really just down to whether this is a shape you want in your collection. If you want a brush that enables you to pack more color into the crease yet isn’t a standard flat eyeshadow brush, I would recommend this one.