CLAIM TO FAME: An ultra soft, flat brush with a rounded edge
FAST FACTS: Made with 100% high quality blue squirrel hair; lightly sweeps color or highlighter onto skin; leaves a delicate natural finish; ideal for cheeks, bridge of nose, forehead, and chin
PERFECT FOR: A subtle glow
WHAT YOU GET: (1) Chikuhodo Cheek/Highlight Brush [Z-4]
DIMENSIONS: Hair length - 36mm; total length - 150mm
Chikuhodo first began by creating paintbrushes for doll manufacturers in Japan. Since then, the Kumano-based brand has grown in skill and craftsmanship to become a globally acclaimed makeup brush manufacturer that produces premium cosmetic tools. Each carefully crafted brush with soft hair and lacquered handles is handmade by artisans and goes through numerous steps until a luxurious, exceptional tool is produced.
This brush is incredible. It feels super soft, but not too delicate that it's no longer functional. It applies product beautifully without fail, and I use it with both expensive and budget blushes and highlighters. It is particularly good with highly pigmented powders - the Z4 deposits product exactly where you want it and lets you blend as much as you want, because the bristles are so soft and does not irritate the skin. The brush is well constructed, feels great to hold and with the right care, I expect it to last for many years. Be warned though, it can be your gateway drug to wonderful but expensive Japanese brushes!about 1 year ago
Bonus: they help with breakouts, too!
Same benefits, half the price.