【转帖】My HG brushes and more—（2）面部部分(2013-05-29 20:18:18)
今天看了篇超牛的化妆刷帖，她总结了手上最喜欢的一些刷子，最喜欢的就有140+了。。。分为各个部分进行的总结，在top里面，更多的是日本的刷子，小日本在这方面的确做的很好，白凤堂，竹宝堂，丹精堂，晃祐堂，suqqu，还有听都没听说过的九嶺堂，也有一些欧美的牌子，如tf，rae morris，喵喵把它转过来，希望对大家有所帮助，今天先转眼部部分，有空我会和@isigmbeauty 一起来翻译。。。不过我两都是一时热情的人，也有可能不会完工。。。哈哈，最后有总结自己最爱的，和推荐给初学者的
Darker cheek brushes
I have extremely delicate skin, using a blush brush is only possible if it’s very soft. The Suqqu Cheek, the 2 Tanseido and the Koyudo are the softest options on this planet. The Koyudo is denser and works with so many type of blushes, more or less pigmented. The 2 Tanseido are not that dense but they are absolutely divine with very pigmented products. The Chikuhodo Z-4 is also a very unique brush, denser than the Suqqu or the Fine Kalla.
The RMK is a gem too, I cannot leave it behind because it’s a wonderful and very efficient option and probably the least expensive one.
If I had to keep only one, well, let’s be difficult : the head of the Koyudo, with the shape of the Z-4 and the handle of the Fine Kalla
White cheek brushes
Below are some options for white blush brushes, if you are like me and love white hair brushes, there are so many fantastic and soft options today !
The Hakuhodo is the most versatile because it will work also for a more diffused application (for bronzer for example), the Tom Ford is extremely soft and dense, of course a HG (but Hakuhodo has cheaper dupe), and the Koyudo BP016 is the most perfectly well balanced cheek brush ever, it has all the qualities I am looking for in a blush brush : softness, perfect size, perfect density, perfect shape.
If I had to keep only one : the Koyudo BP016.
This is a special category
for me since I am crazy for tiny cheek
The Billy B is a fantastic little versatile brush (contour, blush, blending), soft enough, but not the softest brush, don’t expect squirrel quality, it’s not, feels like goat blended with soft synthetic fibers but I may be wrong.
It depends what products I will use to contour, if it’s a powder contour and very pigmented I will use a less dense brush like the Billy B, for normal products the Hakuhodo Kokutan or the J5521 are wonders and also very versatile.
The Koyudo BP023 and Chikuhodo Z-3 are extremely dense, I don’t use them very often for contour but I do for blending.
For detailed contouring I’ll use smaller brushes, like the small Tanseido, soft like angel hair, you can barely feel it on your skin.
The Tanseido SS14 has probably the cutest shape ever, insanely soft and fluffy, one of the biggest surprises of 2012 ! You can see it in action here.
If I want great blending capabilities and brushes that will pick a lot of product, I will grab the chikuhodo G-9 or the Koyudo, the Koyudo is much thicker than the Chikuhodo.
The Rae Morris is a funny brush, I am not crazy about the quality, certainly not worth its price, but it’s efficient.
If I had to keep only one : I can’t only pick one but I will definitely be happy if I had the Rae Morris design with the wood of the Hakuhodo Kokutan, the hair of the Hakuhodo J5521…
Again a rather difficult
category, it will just depend on the type of product I am using. If
it’s very sparkly or creamy I would go for the Hakuhodo J4002. Some
new highlight products have textures
For very pigmented highlighters, I love the two tiny Tanseidos, the squirrel AQ14 and the goat YWH12.
The little Maple Kinoko is very dense, just like the J5521, rounded but still pointed for some precision and medium to heavy coverage.
The Hakuhodo S116 (blue squirrel) is amazingly soft, if you love small flat tapered brushes you will be amazed with this little one, delivers a sheer application and you can use it sideways for more precision.
The big Hakuhodo G5537 is more like a fan, not dense at all but I apply just a very subtle wash.
It will be a question of what coverage I want and what precision I will go for.
I tend to use highlight
products like Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight or similar textures, for
that I can use pretty much any highlighter brush. I often go for
The Hakuhodo G5518 is a masterpiece, although it’s incredibly soft, since it’s very dense if you don’t have a light hand you may struggle with it, it’s more for expert users I’ll say, I use it only for highlight.
In comparison the Chikuhodo Z-2 is more tapered and less dense, it will very softly apply any product without altering your foundation at all.
I initially got the Chikuhodo Z-9 to complete my Z-series collection, I really didn’t think I would use it as much as I do today but I have developed some kind of addiction to it. It feels amazingly soft on the skin, it’s huge, actually it feels like a soft lion paw caressing my face…
The result will be sheer and as you can imagine, it’s for an all-over application, the surface it covers is really huge.
The Koyudo H005 will deliver a more heavy coverage but has excellent application and blending capabilities, similar to the Z-1 but this one is a mix of goat and squirrel.
The Tom Ford is gigantic and very soft too, not as soft as the Koyudo white mushroom but extremely soft and pleasant to use. The coverage will be in between the Koyudo H005 and the Z-9.
If I had to choose only one : I would die !
For a more directional or heavy application of bronzer or a diffused application of nudish blush, I am loving these ones below :
I love to apply nude blushes, just to even out my cheeks and give some dimension, the application doesn’t need to be very precise. Just be aware that the Koyudo is goat, it’s not coarse at all, but it’s not soft like other baby goat brushes would be, the shape and the efficiency is out of this world though.
The Chikuhodo G-9 is goat and squirrel, I have been looking for a similar shape brush for a long time, glad I found it ! I am loving how it’s fluffy and tapered, quite dense and the application is easy and can be built up.
The Chikuhodo Z-8 is my precious baby, creepy. Since it was the first one I bought from the Z-Series I am very attached to it. Great for blush (maybe too big for some of you) and great for bronzer or powder.
The Chikuhodo Z-1 is another masterpiece, this one is much more useful than the Suqqu powder brush and it’s cheaper, expensive but worth every penny.
If I had to choose only one
(well… two) :
I don’t often powder my face, I have very dry skin and I just don’t need to. If I powder it will be a “glowy” powdering mode, with Rouge Bunny Rouge Sweet to touch or a similar type of product that, instead of setting my foundation, it will set it but still deliver a glowy finish.
Today with Guerlain
Meteorites I use the big RMK powder, it’s so dense and full, a
really amazing brush for the price. It’s a blend of goat and
The Tanseido EQ28 is Hosomitsu goat hair, extremely fine -and expensive- but sooo soft !
The Chikuhodo MK-2 is a masterpiece, extremely soft too (grey squirrel), the design gives so much personality to this brush , I just wish I could find a brush made with a handle similar to the MK-2 with hair like the Tanseido EQ28 ! that is my dream !
The Hakuhodo K002 is blue squirrel, extremely soft too but not as dense as the MK-2.
If I had to choose only one : Chikuhodo MK-2 and Tanseido EQ28′s baby…
Some favorite Kabukis
If like me you have the kabuki fever, these are my favorites :
Kabukis are not an essential part of your brush collection, it is for me but it’s also pure therapy
Most of them here are
insanely expensive, but they are also absolute wonders. I think
they are irresistible
I just recently bought the Real Techiques Face expert, it’s very easy to use, soft and very cheap, probably the best value for money you could ever find.
The Rae Morris 23 is a very pleasant brush, very delicate with my dry skin. I just have a problem with it, when Rae created the sets, she did not send the same brush in all sets, the one in her website is a 23 completely different. I have both, this 23 and the other 23, the other 23 sheds like crazy and the quality is terrible. Look here for a comparison of both.
The Koyudo BP013 is a brush I love to use with thicker cream foundations or powder foundations but the coverage I will be targeting is sheer to medium, it’s very big so not really the best to achieve precise work but it’s just the perfect one for me.
The Rae Morris Radiance is
the best blending brush ever. They have just released a new version
of this one and it’s on its way to me
These are other very loved
options, all for foundation application. Unfortunately I mostly use
liquid foundation, at this moment I cannot wear powder foundation
so I am not able to give you a proper feedback on that
If I had to pick only one : my favorites are the Radiance, Hakuhodo J544 and Koyudo fu-pas, I need all of them, each one for different type of application so I won’t pick just one.
Since I also got questions on what brushes I was using for cream shadow application and blending, these are the ones I use :
If the product has a thick
consistency, the Shu 10 is the one I prefer. If the product is more
similar to a mousse consistency, I like the flat crease brushes
from Hakuhodo for blending and the simple laydown Mac 239 for
applying. Probably that the most versatile is the angled duo-fibre
ones (J122R, J125R),
I have actually ordered some of the new Makeup For ever brushes for using with powder or cream products, I should be getting them beginning of next week. I will let you know how they compare to these Hakuhodo.
If I had to pick just one : hmmmm, not only one but three : the two Shu and the J125R (or J122R)
I use a lot of cream
contour, mostly Hourglass and Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate, I like
them to be fluffy and blend very
The Shu 18 has a Koyudo and a Chikuhodo dupe. The Hakuhodo J4005 is to place the contour on specific places but then I will blend with a round brush.
If I had to keep one, I would keep the Koyudo.
For more liquid textures like Daniel Sandler or Kett, I like to use the Hakuhodo J544. For thicker textures the Tom Ford or the Hakuhodo J5543 are fantastic.
The Tanseido is a recent discovery, it’s meant to be a foundation brush but I love it with cream blush, really amazing flawless application and just the perfect size for my cheeks.
If I had to choose only one : Although I love all of them, I feel very attached to the Hakuhodo J544.
To summarize, my HG face brushes
Face brush recommendations for beginners
Powder/bronzer : Hakuhodo J531, incredibly soft and fluffy, a similar brush to the Tom Ford bronzer. J110 will also be an option, since it’s fluffy enough.
Blush : The S110 is smaller than the J110, the J110 is much softer than the S110 but the S110 will deliver a more precise and polished application.
Blush/contour : The Hakuhodo J4003, beautiful versatile option.
Contour/highlight : The Hakuhodo G511, very soft and very easy to use. The J5521 is also an excellent versatile brush.
Foundation : Real Techniques Expert face and Hakuhodo J544, obviously the RT will delivery a heavier coverage. The J544 is incredibly versatile (foundation, cream blush, cream contour, highlighter…)
Highlighter : The Hakuhodo J5521 or the J116, both absolute wonders.
If you are looking for affordable synthetic and multipurpose brushes, I totally recommend you the Real Techniques Core Set, you will get a lot from this little set and I love to use it with cream products.