I ordered these 3 beauties from Cool Japan Now before I knew about the Koyudo fair that was going on at Isetan. I had been dreaming of owning a Koyudo Fu Pa brush ever since I saw pictures of them online posted by a very lovely lady named Elaine. In addition, I also wanted to get a brush for my Chanel Creme Blushes.
Please pardon me for the state of the brushes. I couldn't wait to use them after washing them.
There are two Fu Pa 02 available. This one with the pink and flat handle which can stand on its own and a black rounded handle. I chose this because I like the pink. The Fu Pa is really something special, it comes with its own hard cardboard packaging.
The brush head of the Fu Pa is dense yet soft. Its head is bigger than that of my Sigma brush . I love using this to buff my liquid foundations onto my face. It gives me a lovely natural finish. I started taking out my neglected Burberry Velvet foundation which I found was a tad too dark for me to use and it looked great. For SGD $44 I think it is a real steal and great buy.
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When I first saw the BP013 and BP014 I was a little confused about the size of the brush heads. That's the trouble with ordering online. I was too lazy to check out the dimensions given, I went by instinct. Dear Nonno (thank you my dear) gave my ideas on how I might use them.
I must explain what happened to my brush bristles. I laid them on my towel and when they dried the bristles became slightly kinky. I should have used either a tissue or a smooth cloth to place under my brushes.
The High Class Series BP013 is made of goat hair and said to be a foundation brush. 4800 yen or SGD $60.40. The bristles are soft and dense. I tried using this with liquid foundation but I didn't think it worked as well as the Fu Pa. I am currently using it with my compact powder foundations because the dense bristles pick up the powder well and gives me a better coverage. This is nice to have if you use compact powders and don't want a too heavy coverage that sometimes a sponge gives.
The High Class Series BP014 is also made of goat hair and said to be a foundation brush too. 2800 yen or SGD $35.30. I thought that this would pick up too much pigment for my cream blushes. But it doesn't. It gives me a nice soft application and I find it helps me blend my cream blush well. I am glad I bought this.
All in all, I am very happy with my Koyudo brushes. My brush collection is growing by leaps and bounds. Oh dear!
I paid about 1550 for shipping, that is about SGD$19.50 for three brushes which I thought was quite reasonable. It took about more than 2 weeks for my brushes to arrive. They were well packed and arrived in good condition. I would definitely order more Koyudo brushes from Cool Japan Now in the future.