92% would repurchase
on 2/1/2018 12:09:00 PM
More reviews by KateLausanne
Not impressed by MAC217 or want a better version of it, buy Hakuhodo J5523. This might be the best brush purchase you've ever made. Like other reviewers mentioned it's super soft and dense at the same time. It's great for a light all over lid color application, it blends crease to perfection in no time. It's a perfect blending brush that everyone who uses makeup needs to have. My eyes are super sensitive and Hakuhodo is the only brand that I have a pleasure to use brushes from. Luxury experience. P.S. The brand claims that it's cruelty-free and they do not harm animals to harvest the fur.
on 2/1/2018 11:57:00 AM
Once you've tried Hakuhodo brushes there is no going back. They are super soft and handcrafted to perfection. They do not shed, they stay in shape for ages. Hakuhodo states that they are cruelty-free and do not kill animals to obtain fur that they use. These brushes are truly Rolls Royse of the brush world. I had owned and used MAC, Sisley, Bobbi Brown, Dior, MakeUpForever, Estee Lauder, Real Techniques, ELF, Etude House, Sigma, Ecotools, Bare Minerals none of them is even remotely close to the goodness of Hakuhodo. I find that the easiest way to get hands on your first Hakuhodo brush is to buy it on eBay directly from Japan. If you want to try a one brush I highly recommend buying a J5523. This purchase will make you forget your beloved MAC217, I promise. P.S. In Japan Hakuhodo brushes comes in three different handle length: Small (SL after the brush number) is too short for daily use, Medium (ML after the brush number) is perfect for daily use or travel,Long (LL after the brush number) is perfect for applying makeup on someone else, this is the only version available in the USA market. Hope it helped!
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on 11/12/2017 5:01:00 AM
More reviews by SanFranGirl
Hands down, the best blush brush I have ever used. I love the size, shape and softness of its bristles. It is very dense, yet picks up and blends just a right amount of product. I am very into my blushes, love a well-blended look - and this brush gives me great precision and control over where I was my "flush" to be. Hakuhodo did change the look of this tool though; it now comes with white brisles (as opposed to black), but I hope the newer model is just as brilliant as the one I own. You can read all about my must-have Hakuhodo brushes here (http://www.partyparrotblog.com/single-post/2017/11/12/Hakuhodo-Brush-Collection) hope my review helps some of you guys!
on 11/12/2017 4:56:00 AM
This is a great alternative to a MAC's pencil brush. It has got the same small size, but bristles are much softer.I know Hakuhodo did change a few things about this brush, but the one I have (goat hair) is quite good. It is not the softest pencil brush, but it is not as scratchy as MAC. It does pick up a good amount of product and gives a lot of precision. You can do so much with a brush like this, it is pure classic. You can see more photos and read about my must-have Hakuhodo brushes here (http://www.partyparrotblog.com/single-post/2017/11/12/Hakuhodo-Brush-Collection). I did include B533, so if you want a bit more ideas, hope it helps you!
on 11/12/2017 4:54:00 AM
As much as I like this brush, I just find that I personally prefer non-fan brushes for my highlight. This Hakuhodo fan brush on the other hand is brilliant. I have mine in a model J4004 and it is very soft and blends powders well. I like to use it with my blinding highlights; helps to keep things under control. Overral you can't go wrong with Hakuhodo; especially if you love a good fan brush. You can see more close-ups and read more about my personal Hakuhodo collection here (http://www.partyparrotblog.com/single-post/2017/11/12/Hakuhodo-Brush-Collection). Really hope this review helps some of you guys out there.
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