Everyone deserves some makeup brushes that make them feel luxe. Japanese makeup brushes, made in the Kumano region of Japan, use the ancient art of calligraphy brush making to craft their brushes. The good news is, plenty of these brushes are available at an affordable rate. So whether you’re building your Japanese brush collection, or just getting started, there’s a range available for you that do not threaten your monthly budget, while retaining the high Japanese makeup brush standard.
Here’s a selection of the most affordable Japanese brushes from our collection, arranged by use and maker.
Powder Makeup Brushes
Koyudo H014 Powder & Blush Brush, $30
For when you want cute as well as practical. Koyudo is known for developing fun, colorful brushes that remain true to the craft of Kumano brushes and the skills of Japanese artisans.
The soft bristles of Chikuhodo’s Regular Series’ Cheek Brush delivers a smooth, airy touch to your skin. The flat-round shape of the bristles are the best to deliver a consistently natural, beautiful result.
From the popular Z-Series, the most popular series of Chikuhodo. The flat, densely packed bristle of this contour brush will make contouring easier than ever. Designed by the master brush maker, Tesshu Takemori, the founder of Chaiku hood.
These eyeshadow brushes are dedicated to easy, smooth application of the eyeshadow. S3 is for detail and fine layering since it is smaller in size; Chikuhodo RR-S3 has bristle size of 9mm, while RR-S2 measure up to 16mm. Both brushes are made of horse hair for resilient but soft bristle, perfect for even application and natural layering for eyeshadow.
If you live a social life, there are many occasion where you have to re-apply your makeup a little, especially your lip. This sleek, stylish black lip brush will help your lips to look flawless once again. It comes with a cap so you can put it in your bag without worrying about damaging the brush.
With the price tag over $30, this may look like a big and perhaps unnecessary investment, but Face Wash brush is actually one of the best brush from the Makeup brush family. It takes care of your facial skin, and build the base for all the makeup that comes after it. It can make a very fine bubble that washes away all the cause of troublesome skin irritation.