Our 2018 Bestsellers: Japanese Makeup Brushes
If your new year’s resolution includes investing in new brushes or brush set, Here are the roundup review of the bestselling makeup brushes & set in 2018. It will help you choose from the highest rated brushes.
Chikuhodo’s Z-series seems to have won fude lover’s choice award in 2018, since the over half of the brushes ranked here are from Z series, one of the highest class makeup brush line from Chikuhodo.
Our bestselling Japanese makeup brushes of 2018
#9 Chikuhodo Z-9 Powder Brush, Z Series – $143
This large powder brush is made of high-end grey squirrel hair. With the Z-9, you won’t feel the brush bristle but it is more like a heavenly sensation on the face. The bristle is rounded, slightly flat and 52mm in length, and 55mm in thickness.
Its slightly flat end of bristle will let you flawlessly sweep and pat, and it excels at pressing the powder because of the shape. Also, the brush bristle
Usage: Setting powder, bronzer, blending
CW series is one of the latest addition to Koyudo’s regular series in 2018. The series features stylish minimal design and uses Saikoho/Sokoho goat hair and a long handle with classic black gloss lacquer finish and golden “晃祐堂” Koyudo logo. Koyudo’s CW series offers a line of affordable yet good quality makeup brushes. CW-07 bristle is rounded, 31mm in length, and 28mm in thickness.
Koyudo’s new CW series offers affordable brushes with natural Goat hair and classic design.
Usage: Blush, Powder, cheek.
A very versatile medium sized eyeshadow brush with white, natural Saikoho goat bristle. Its short handle and light weight let you easily work on detail with ease, and its extremely soft and natural hair will give you comfort over time.
The bristle is relatively small with only 14mm in length and 10mm in width. T-7 Bristle is round flat with round edges, perfect shape for precise application.
Usage: Eyeshadow (powder type), blending, eyelid, crease.
#6 Chikuhodo Z-2 Highlight Brush, Z Series – $29
One of the softest, the most luxurious brush from the Z-series. It uses grey squirrel hair for soft, feathery feel upon your skin. Its tapered tip is great for precise, detail work such as highlighting thin line on the bridge of your nose, applying the product exactly on the spot. Its fluffy bristle is 40mm in length and 25mm in width.
Usage: Highlighting, contouring, finishing, blush, setting powder,
#5 Koyudo fu-pa02 Foundation Brush, fu-pa Series Black – $38
Foundation brush from Koyudo’s popular “Fu-pa” series. Fu-pa02 has white goat “Hokutotsuho” hair and short, a black handle for quick application. It has flat, paddle-type bristle shape and the flat tip of the brush. Fu-pa02 is super soft yet densely packed. The bristle length is 27mm.
Usage: Powder Foundation, mineral foundation, blending
#4 Chikuhodo Z-4 Cheek/Highlight Brush, Z Series – $57
A medium-sized blush brush made out of Grey squirrel. It has a domed edge and tapered bristles. The loosely packed natural hair create an exceptional softness of the brush. Z-4 will make it just a pure joy to apply gentle, soft layering of the color! An ideal brush for finishing your natural, healthy look with a brighter cheek.
The bristle is 35mm in length and 28mm wide. It is not fully packed
Usage: highlighting, blush, soft layering of color
#3 Koyudo BP014 Foundation Brush, BP High-Class Series – $29
This foundation brush has angled bristle, with the longer side offering flexible, soft touch perfect for blending, and shorter firmer side is dense yet soft, perfect for applying the foundation firmly on the skin.
Usage: powder foundation, foundation, cream sculpting
#2 Chikuhodo Z-5 Eyeshadow Brush, Z Series – $35
About one size bigger than the Z-10 Eyeshadow brush, Z-5 is made entirely of grey squirrel hair. Its rather large bristle can diffuse the color effortlessly, and with Z-5 you can recreate a gorgeous smokey eye with ease. It picks up a good amount of product, so it can also be used for Setting powder underneath the eye. The bristle is 16mm in length, 19mm wide and 6mm in thickness.
Usage: Eyeshadow, blending
#1 Chikuhodo Z-10 Eyeshadow Brush – $28
The best selling makeup brush of 2018, Z-10 is made of 100% high-quality natural grey squirrel hair. The bristle is densely packed, and its pointed tip delivers result flawlessly every time. Smaller than Z-5 Eyeshadow brush, It excels at precisely applying color on a small area: eyelid, crease, inner tear duct, and inner eyelid. With Z-10’s tapered, almost pencil-like brush head, you have excellent control of the powder to draw delicate expressions. It comes with shorter than the average handle.
The bristle is 11mm in length, 5mm wide and 5mm in thickness.
Usage: Eyeshadow, crease color, blending, inner lid
Thank you so much for all your support in 2018, and we hope to help you with your makeup brush needs and tips again in 2019 (and beyond!).