92% would repurchase
on 9/13/2018 11:47:00 AM
More reviews by Heechul
The fact that this brand was difficult for me to obtain (small town in Canada) had me waiting a long time before making an order, after I missed out in finding the shop in Tokyo... turns out, yes, I did get hit with custom fees when ordering from Hakuhodo, on top of the shipping fee. Still, it was an experience like never before with saikoho! I used to use brushes mainly available to me without being ordered online because I like to see/touch the brushes prior to purchasing, but I was glad I took a leap of faith (am I sounding dramatic yet) but these are honestly the softest goat hair brushes I have felt, and at such a reasonable price point! I can't believe how many backups of the MAC 217 I used to purchase before finding this gem. Honestly, there is no other way to describe it other than ':|' (Granted Mac does have one soft goat brushe prior to going synthetic with the MAC 222.) I would purchase these again but the custom fees do make me cringe. I am definitely going to try to find the Hakuhodo shop next time I am in Japan as there is no IMATS that comes near me.
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on 8/29/2018 1:41:00 PM
More reviews by Tygerlilee84
I think they must have revamped their brush because on the website it's labeled as B110=J110. It's a white haired brush with B110 stamped onto the handle. Anyway, it's an amazing brush. I've been hunting for a blush brush for ever. My Wayne Goss 12 is too wide. I loved the MAC 116 but it got scratchy and now they have the synthetic hair atrocities. Bobbi Brown blush brush is too big as is MAC 129, though both beautiful brushes. I usually end up with my MAC168 or equivalent. But I really wanted something the shape and size of the MAC 116. This is a fluffy paddle brush, reminiscent of the shape of MAC 116 but a little bigger and a lot fluffier and longer bristles. It has a smaller width then most blush brushes which works for my smaller cheeks. I like control of a smaller brush for precise product placement. Its impossibly soft and picks up product beautifully. It blends like a dream. I never get an overdone cheek with this. This is the blush brush I have been searching for.
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on 4/14/2018 3:45:00 AM
More reviews by tia347
These brushes are the best! They are pricey but I find that the "J Series" is the more affordable series within the brand, and even cheaper than MAC brushes. Like the MAC 217 is $25 but the comparable Hakuhodo J5523 is $19 although there is no comparing the two, because Hakuhodo is just way better quality through and through.I love brushes and have a lot of them, but these are by far my favorite brushes, along with a couple other Japanese brands and Wayne Goss has some nice ones as well, but the Hakuhodo just remain my number one. It is recommended you only wash these brushes about once a month especially if you have Blue Squirrel hair brushes because the natural hair can dry out so easily making the brush lose it's softness and shape. I used to freelance and I have found that these in the J Series especially to be very durable to daily washing. Now that I am not freelancing I don't wash them everyday, I only wash them when they need it, and that just depends on use. But you can keep them clean for longer by keeping a microfiber cloth on your vanity and very gently wipe them back and forth to get the makeup off everyday, you can also run them under lukewarm water to get out some of the makeup and then gently wipe back and forth on a towel until mostly dry, this works great for foundation brushes. The water is not going to clean them perfectly or disinfect them by any means but it helps them perform better between washes. NEVER use any alcohol on them is the only thing you should really stay away from and you should be fine even if you have to clean them everyday. Alcohol includes Cinema Secrets cleaner. Big no no. When it comes time to wash them Dr Bronners castile soap is excellent, it disinfects them and conditions them so they come out super soft and clean. The best place to find Hakuhodo is on their website at Hakuhodousa(dot)com they ship worldwide.
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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!
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