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Love for Brushes

I'm developing a love for brushes of all kinds.  I bought a few higher end brushes and they are amazing.  They are incredibly soft and my makeup glides on like a dream.  There are so many interesting shapes. 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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I just got my fan brush and 14 today, so soft! I made a second order yesterday for the new air brush after hearing all the great reviews here. I can't wait to play! I spent the first few minutes after opening the box just brushing my face today lol

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🙂 that what I normally did when I received my brushes 😉

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@blackkitty2014 those are beautiful.

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Yes they are and I have to say he impresses me with these brushes 🙂

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The airbrush reminds me of Chikuhodo Z4 (Z4 is probably more dense and also more expensive and goat instead of blue squirrel hair). I don't have it with me at the moment so can't take a picture for you I do believe my Hakuhodo and Chikuhodo dupes are a bit cheaper than the Wayne Goss ones. Regardless, I think I will enjoy them

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@blackkitty2014, I'd be curious to hear your thoughts on how the Hakuhodo fan brush compares to the WG one. I have the Hakuhodo one and it's very thin, which I welcome for more sparkly highlights. But I've wondered about the WG one....

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Hi @DiVWA! I only used it one time. I will let you know more after couple uses but I think they are almost exactly the same in term of shape and size. They are so much alike that I have a feeling Hakuhodo might be the manufacturer. Wayne Goss one might be a tiny bit denser but I think it still excellent to use with super pigmented blushes and highlighter. I used it the other day with Becca champagne pop and quite please with it. I will try to take better side by side picture tomorrow. PS Koyudo also has a similar one. I think I will try to order that as well probably around August.

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TY blackkitty! It sounds like I'm fine with just the Hakuhodo one. 🙂

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Hi @DiVWA, here are some pictures. They are very very similar. Pls note that I haven't washed the WG one and I have the Hakuhodo for almost 3 years. Hope the pictures help you to decide 😉 I do recommend his new air brush. It is sooo soft and the one you can use for contour, blusher and highlighter. I just ordered the 2nd one 🙂

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TY @blackkitty2014! I do think the Hakuhodo one looks like it's enough for me.

 

I did get the new Air Brush though. I got it to use to set my under-eye concealer. It has an interesting cut to it. I haven't used it yet but it's definitely soft.

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I don't know if I am reading what you wrote correctly but the Z-4 is squirrel too. The whole Z series is squirrel except the lip and brow brush. Hakuhodo calls it blue squirrel and Chikuhodo calls it grey squirrel but they are just different names for the same type of squirrel hair. 

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I made a mistake. Z4 is squirrel. For some silly reason I thought it was goat. That's when I know I'm getting old mixing all the facts 😉 The funny thing is I even own the brush

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The Airbrush looks lovely! Can't wait to get mine today! 

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It reminds me of Z4 but it might be a bit softer. I'm not sure. I don't have my Z4 with me at the moment

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@blackkitty2014 - that's interesting, I suspected that it would be just as soft because of the grey squirrel hair (Z4 is also grey squirrel I think?). I was hoping it would be less dense than the Z4. I'll post pics for anyone interested when I get home this evening 🙂

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You might be right.  I havent used my Z4 for the longest time so you might be right about it's grey squirrel (I prefer goat hair brush for everyday use 😉  It is less dense i think. Please do post picture and let me know what you think 😉 I dont have the Z4 with me at the moment 😉

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Heh, I glanced over that quickly and read "a Z4" and wondered why we were discussing cars. lmao.

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Hey, Z4 (the car) is also a beauty 😉

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Reading this thread has finally convinced me to make the plunge into spending money on quality brushes. I've been looking at Hakuhodo's site (I like the variety in options and price points) but that said: I'm lost.

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Help me Obi Wan, you're my only hope!

 

 

I'm looking for a brush that'll work well with powder (loose setting powder), brush for applying/blending eyeshadow (could be one brush, could be multiple), blush brush, and something that can blend cream products (highlighters primarily, but a few blushes as well).

 

If anyone has a favorite for any of these things (or feels like being my hero and wants to help navigate me through all of them) I would be tremendously appreciative. I'm going cross-eyed at the moment, trying to figure this out!

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@frametheface It really depends on the type and size of brushes you enjoy using now. Some people like big powder brushes while others like smaller. Some like dense and other like less dense. 

 

I have a rather extensive Japanese brush collection and really think that Hakuhodo does the best eye brushes and white goat brushes. They also make some new amazing goat/squirrel combination brushes. 

 

Let me know what type of brushes you like now for those thing and I'll try to give some suggestions. 

 

One eye brush you definitely need is the J5523 eye brush. Apparently it is like the Mac 217 which I don't own. It is a great brush. 

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@frametheface. My favorite for loose setting powder is the Wayne Goss #14. I use that for the Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Setting Powder, the Ambient Lighting Powders and Meteorites as well. Needless to say, I ordered another one of these as soon as it came back in stock today 🙂

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