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I'm developing a love for brushes of all kinds.  I bought a few Hakuhodo brushes and they are amazing.  They are incredibly soft and my makeup glides on like a dream.  They have so many interesting shapes.  I can't wait to get the 103 and 142. I am really interested in creating a beautiful brush collection.  Show your brushes and share any cleaning and storage tips and let us know which ones are your favorites.

 

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Thought you all might enjoy this. I was washing some eye brushes tonight.,,,

 

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when I came across this Very. Old. Sephora concealer brush. It's so old that the Sephora is written in a serif font. Smiley Surprised

 

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Which made me think of this old powder brush from Prescriptives that I've kept because it cost me a fortune at the time and was a massive splurge. I bought it in 2004 I think and it was the softest brush I'd ever felt. Now it seems quite scratchy and I never touch it but I'll never get rid of it! Smiley Happy 

 

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I think I can date these back to sometime around 2004-2005...oldies but goodies! Most of them are currently in use (but I was also a very occasional makeup wearer back when my sis gifted them to me, as in once or twice a year until last year, so it's not like these have endured 13+ years of abuse...they enjoyed 12 years of sitting in storage, more or less lol).sephora brushes.jpg

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Just a little suggestion/tip to anyone that finds their natural hair brushes are starting to get a little dry and brittle, I find the Sephora brush conditioner helps a ton. My Sigma brushes were starting to shed/break and feel a little scratchy so I tried it out. They're all soft againSmiley Happy

 

It's been in the sale section for a while for $5, I guess it's being discontinued:/

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I know the Sephora Hakuho-do brushes are synthetic but is there any reason I should be washing them differently than other synthetic brushes?  Thanks! 

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I got this brush a couple of weeks ago and it's amazing!  It's so soft, big and poofy.  AND beautiful looking.  The white handle is so pretty.  La Mer Powder Brush.jpg

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ust an FYI - I read this week that TF is changing all of their brushes to synthetics, so if there are any of the goat hair brushes anyone has their eyes on, they may want to pick it up before they disappear.

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I was surprised to see this change. I wondered why not just add to the collection rather than replace the entire lot. @Mochapj, do you think it's worth buying a TF brush or look to other Japanese brands for brushes as needed? (I've long had my eye on the TF cheek brush. As a brush newbie, I mostly own a combo of Wayne Goss and Bobbi Brown bu  do look into other Japanese brands from time to time.)  Your thoughts as a brush guru?

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@TraceyEB my best guess is they are going cruelty free - perhaps it is at the behest of the parent company, EL?

 

I have about half the TF brush line (cheek, cream foundation, bronzer, eye blending, concealer and shade/illuminate) and personally they aren't my favourite brushes, but I am not a huge fan of goat brushes.  I think when you find good brushes that suit your face shape, they are worth the investment, but between the material and the size, the TF brushes have never been ideal for me.

 

I personally think there are better brushes out there, but since Hakuhodo made these goat TF brushes, even when they are gone people will still be able to find close dupes for the shapes, if not the handles.

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Thanks so much for your insight, P! I've heard mixed reviews about TF brushes. This year, I want to learn more about the difference in materials and about Japanese brands (which can sometimes be overwhelming at first). Thanks again, @Mochapj!!

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Complete change of direction. How odd.

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Stephanie Nicole posted a comparison between the new/previous WG Face Set

 

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Looks like Sonia from Sweet Makeup Temptations has also done a comparison post on the old vs the new @MissPuff

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I love the wayne goss finishing powder brush! I wish they would bring it back perm. that way I would be able to gift a couple.

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This has only makes me want them more...must...stop...myself.

 

The new #10 looks very similar to the existing #2, but I guess this one is white goat vs squirrel? 

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There's a great comparison video on YouTube by Trisha from A Glittery Life.

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Thanks for posting this @MissPuff. I have my eye on the fan brush especially.

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Looking for recommendations on brushes to use with a cream bronzer.

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I like the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush for cream bronzer. Since it's oval shaped you can apply narrowly but also use it to blend.

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Typically synthetic are viewed as better blending and use for creams and liquids.   I myself am looking for some nice quality synthetics with brass ferrules but haven't committed to anything yet.. 

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I'm so happy there's a thread for brush lovers!

 

I was wondering if you ladies and gents can help me out--there's a Polish company that sells makeup brushes that were made in Japan, but I can't seem to remember their name. I do remember that their prices were very reasonable!

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I did a search in Polish, and found Hakuro, Kozlowski, Maestro, and M by Maxineczka. Was it any of those brands?

 

I didn't know there was even a brand like this, that's very cool!