92% would repurchase
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 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 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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