Let me tell you a back story about how I came to know about Koyudo brushes. For a long time reader Nonno (hey there sweetie!) has been telling me about how amazing these brushes were. I never had the chance to see them because it is sold exclusively at Isetan during their Japanese festivals. Nonno sent me an email telling me that they were in Singapore but I just didn't think I needed another brush so I decided to skip it.
Then I happened to come across them while I was on my way for a quick Japanese lunch on a Saturday. I literally skidded to a stop and started fawning and touching all of them. I must look batty to the sweet Japanese girl who was manning the counter.
Anyway they feel very soft and well made. I couldn't help myself, I decided one of these must come home with me.
The brushes featuring the blue squirrel hair are the most expensive of the lot, the inner stingy me was cringing at the prices of some of these beauties. I honestly couldn't bring myself to pay more than $80 for brush no matter how amazingly soft and well made so I settled for a cheek brush made from goat hair.
Enjoy the pictures I took at the counter.
|Isn't this super duper cute?|
I bought the angled cheek brush with goat hair for SGD $64.
The bristles are packed firmer than my Hakuhodo blush brush so this is perfect for my sheerer blushes. I love using this with my Chanel Joues Constraste blushes. It also features a shorter handle. You can find the product description of this brush here.
I have washed this a couple of times, I have not experienced any shedding at all. It is such a joy to use this on my face.
Koyudo brushes do have their own website here. Unfortunately it is Japanese. I think you can only buy it online if you live in Japan or you can wait for the Japan festivals to happen again at Isetan to have a peek at these brushes.
I am absolutely happy with my buy. Nobody makes great quality make up brushes like the Japanese. If you are looking for a quality make up brush, you should give Koyudo brushes a try.
Thanks Nonno, for recommending these to me. I am definitely going to pick a few more the next time they come to town.
Ratings: 5 lipsticks