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post #31 of 856

I appreciate all of the recommendations!  Ingenue, I love that brush in your pic - it's out of stock right now.  As is one of the angled blush brushes I have my eye on.  I have a list ready to go - just have to figure out what makeup is going to get bumped to the bottom of the list girlhaha.gif.

 

Yvet, I'll look forward to hearing what you think - and I hope you don't end up with a serious food problem at the end of the month!  winks.gif

post #32 of 856

It's amusing that they suggest to comb the bristles. LMAO!

post #33 of 856

^right? i figured thatd encourage the hairs to fall out!

post #34 of 856

I finally got them this week and the packaging is like small present. Comes in a cute pink box where I can store them in. Shipment value was not more then $28 according to Hakuhodo, so no custom issues herecheerleader.gif. I took the time to try them before posting the message.

 

Ok, the Yachiyo medium brush was a little bit smaller then expected, but now I've tried it with the MAC semi precious goldstone it is just what I needed for highlighting and shadowing. It has a short, small handle compared with a regular blush brush, but I got used to it very fast. It feels delicate and precise. And the hair, never knew a goat could be this soft. Now I want the small and large as well...

The Kokutan serie is just be-au-ti-ful !! The wooden grip feels like babyhair!

The T brush with blue squirrel hair is a blending sucker, firm and very soft, like they used a million hairs. I can blend until my arm gets tired, but my eyelid wants more...

The S Brush is from Canadian Squirrel and is less firm (but still), and perfect for application and slight blending or highlight under the eyebrow, I love the size of it.

The SL Brush is made from weasel and makes it very firm and perfect for sharp lines and under the eyes. It blends kohl perfect. My MAC 219 is now most of the time unused..

The WM brush is also made from weasel and is therefore very firm/stiff but still very very soft. Perfect for liquid eye shadow all over the lid or even concealer.

The red with gold S142 with blue squirrel hair picks up the eyeshadow so easy, i never knew it was possible (could be the quality of my old brushes though..) and is soft soft soft, you would like to spoil your eyelids all day...

 

I could go on, but at the end of the line, there ultrasoft, firm as they should be, hairs are perfectly assembled and there are a lot of them. Favorite right now is the Yachiyo, also because of the looks and how it handles, but the quality of the hairs and how good it handles mineralized pigments. Not to much and blends beautiful.

Value for money? I would say yes, I have 4 MAC brushes in the same price range as Hakuhodo and I would say this is a level up in quality and finishing.

 

Keep in mind the handles are about 2-3 cm shorter then the MAC brushes. Easier in front of the mirror for personal use, but could be a little bit short for professional use on others. 

Any questions...shoot!

 

A very happy with her new Hakuhodo brushes Yvette (and saving for more.....2cents.gif)

 

 

 

post #35 of 856

Hi Shypo, they have the brush Ingenue has, is back in stock, only the handle is different: G543 Powder DR round

G543 Powder DR round

 

It's really a I need have this one!

post #36 of 856

Thanks Yvet - guess it's time to place my order - I am so excited to try these!!  Thanks for your awesome review!

 

Edit:  OK, I did it - I took the plunge and ordered several brushes, including the 'T' and the red/gold S142 and the G543.  I also ordered an angle blush brush (G504) and a couple of other more inexpensive eye shadow brushes.  I do wish the site had more information, or more of a '360' view of the brush.  It's also really hard to tell what use they're intended for, so I'm hoping I like everything.  I am sure that I will.

 

Wow, Merry Christmas to me!  I hope this doesn't become too much of an obsession - I'll have to give up one of my other makeup habits!  girlhaha.gif


Edited by Shypo - 8/7/11 at 6:05pm
post #37 of 856

Wow, you bought the G543!! Congrats! Love to hear if you're as enthusiastic as Ingenue is with the 'blending sucker'. I think you're completely done with MAC Sonia Kashuk NARS whatever.....A few days from now and you'll spend your time only in front of the mirror...I know, been there..LOL. 

 

Have fun and Happy holidays girl!

 

Yvet

post #38 of 856

I got my brushes today!!!  th_partytime.gif  They are BEAUTIFUL!!! 

 

I adore the G543!  I cannot believe this brush!

 

Actually, I love all of the ones I bought!  I cannot wait to use them tomorrow!!

post #39 of 856

C! I am going to order the same brush plus a few more for Gladys.. she has very few brushes.. and also a few for myself.

 

these are excellent quality.. enjoy yours!!

post #40 of 856
Hey guys when it comes to makeup reviews I'm the biggest skeptic you
Will find. I have used only Mac and Q&m brushes for almost six years
But recently got fourteen Hakuhodo S100 series brushes and I am utterly
In love the quality is flawless the brushes look stunning and work better
Than anything I have ever used.
I work on campaigns and magazine shoots and television and film etc
And even the photographers and directors have commented on how little
They have to do In post production they are amazing

They are worth every cent
post #41 of 856
Wow shypo, it took them a while to get them to your doorstep. US>NL is faster .
Looking forward to hear from you,
post #42 of 856

I just have to add, I bought some Hakuhodo brushes and I love every single one one of them. I did not buy the more expensive line, Kokutan or the S series instead I bought the basic and K series. They were more within my budget. My favourites are the face brushes, so soft and silky.

 

 

post #43 of 856

These brushes are so worth the investment - Yvet, thank you so much for your recommendations and raves!!  After the holidays I think I will get a couple more - decisions, decisions!

 

mjac, glad you love your purchases!!

post #44 of 856

I bought some for gifts.. and fell in love with 2 for myself.. love them, and truly worth the price paid.

post #45 of 856

HerGreyness, aren't they just gorgeous? Anyway I'm planning to get more and I'll also be giving one of them as a gift. I just need my GF and fellow mu addict to realise just how wonderful they are.

post #46 of 856

I just placed another Hakuhodo order - they have added quite a few since my last order a year ago.....I got the J214 brush that Pink Sith briefly reviewed (I had not seen her post prior to ordering, however, so I'm glad to hear someone likes it!!)...my eyes are small-ish so I will see how it works, but I can also always use a highlight brush winks.gif.

 

Hakuhodo J214 Eye Shadow Brush

post #47 of 856
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Originally Posted by Cinci View Post

This may be a silly question.. but some of the brushes say the hairs are "canada squirrell", etc. like, real squirrels???? I dont know how it would be possible to get the fur off a squirrel without hurting/killing it.. I know MAC had goat hair brushes, but that could easily be shaved off a goat without hurting it.. but a squirrel??????

From what I understand, the hair is from the furriers' trade. The pelts are used for the confection of garments and the tails used for brush-making.

post #48 of 856
I purchase my first two brushes (S146 and S142 series)! About $100 with just those 2! I do want a face brush next...maybe one for contour/blush brush! Any recommendations?
post #49 of 856

I had a huge haul last month, but mostly eye and cheek brushes. I too am looking for a good face powder brush. They have SO many, I don't know which to pick. I'd appreciate any recommendations as well .

post #50 of 856
I like the J521, J210, or J5543. It depends what shape you prefer. The J521 is like the mac 165, the J210 slightly larger than the Mac 109. The J5543 is a slimmer less dense version of the Tom Ford cheek brush. All 3 are amazing quality.
post #51 of 856
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Originally Posted by LC Balthazar View Post

I had a huge haul last month, but mostly eye and cheek brushes. I too am looking for a good face powder brush. They have SO many, I don't know which to pick. I'd appreciate any recommendations as well .
For powder I love the J110, it reminds me of a less dense Mac 129. It's not a huge face brush though. It could be used for powder, blush or bronzer.
post #52 of 856
For those of you with an array of brushes from hakuhodo. Can you guys share pics? I love to see what anyone has alrdy:) it such an expensive brand...I really want to branch out from Mac, Nars brushes I have alrdy.
Thank you in advance:)
post #53 of 856
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Originally Posted by reesesilverstar View Post
Yea Elke spoke about these on her blog raving on how soft they were... I was game till I went to the site and saw the prices... WOOOOO!!!
Haha, they're around the same prices as MAC brushes are over here!

It's the same situation here in Spain.

The Hakuhodo large Yachiya brush, even with shipping, is less expensive than the NARS Yachiyo, which is its equivalent.

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Originally Posted by MissChievous View Post

Anyone tried any of their brushes and can recommend some? I want to try some of these out.

 

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Originally Posted by Alakazam View Post

i love my hakuhodo brush 210 (200 series) its 109 of MAC, but this one is way better i love it with liquid and cream foundation. their brushes are good quality and the shipping is really fast. they never failed me.

Hakuhodo Yachiyo Brush (Left) Hakuhodo Blush brush 210 (right)

 

I also have these two!

Both are divine.

 

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Originally Posted by cindypltnm81 View Post

I purchase my first two brushes (S146 and S142 series)! About $100 with just those 2! I do want a face brush next...maybe one for contour/blush brush! Any recommendations?

 

Are you familiar with Sonia's blog called SweetMakeupTemptations?

Here are some of her  reviews of Hauhodo

http://sweetmakeuptemptations.com/?s=Hakuhodo

 

Settle down to enjoy an interesting read there!

post #54 of 856
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Originally Posted by Sylvia60 View Post

It's the same situation here in Spain.
The Hakuhodo large Yachiya brush, even with shipping, is less expensive than the NARS Yachiyo, which is its equivalent.


I also have these two!
Both are divine.


Are you familiar with Sonia's blog called SweetMakeupTemptations?
Here are some of her  reviews of Hauhodo
http://sweetmakeuptemptations.com/?s=Hakuhodo

Settle down to enjoy an interesting read there!
Thank you dear:) I'm always interested I quality brushes. Definitely will read her review.
post #55 of 856

Three months ago I'd never heard of Hakuhodo brushes.

Three months minus 3 hours ago I thought of them as a Shangri-La dream.

Three months minus 3 hours and 2 minutes ago I found their US site.

Hook, line and sinker...
 

post #56 of 856
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Originally Posted by LC Balthazar View Post

I had a huge haul last month, but mostly eye and cheek brushes. I too am looking for a good face powder brush. They have SO many, I don't know which to pick. I'd appreciate any recommendations as well .


Try the BKSL104 powder brush big fluffy, dense and excellent quality.

post #57 of 856
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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post

It's amusing that they suggest to comb the bristles. LMAO!

Yes, when I read the cleaning direction with my brushes! I thought that was new and different. But their brushes are amazing so far:)

I have the S146, 142, 100!
post #58 of 856

I forgot I wanted to get a brush in this brand. Right now I'm in the market for a blush brush for my less pigmented blushes. I have the NARS Yachiyo for my brights, but need something else that doesn't diffuse as much for my lights.

post #59 of 856

I really envy the people who are able to be in IMATS in London this year.

Hakuhodo will be there and the chance to try so many different examples of their brushes is fantastic.
 

post #60 of 856
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Originally Posted by MissTT View Post

I forgot I wanted to get a brush in this brand. Right now I'm in the market for a blush brush for my less pigmented blushes. I have the NARS Yachiyo for my brights, but need something else that doesn't diffuse as much for my lights.
Try the J210. I use that one for my less pigmented blushes.
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