Shop for Affordable Japanese Makeup Brushes
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.
Bristles: Goat & Polyester
Chikuhodo RR-P3 Powder Brush, $34
This versatile powder brush can be used for setting powders, bronzers, highlighters, and blushes. A very handy addition to your arsenal of brushes.
Bristles: Sohoko goat
Koyudo AG003 Cheek/Highlighting Brush, $20
The slanted bristles of this brush make it easy to precisely control your makeup application, and can be used for both cheeks and highlights.
Chikuhodo PS-3 Highlight Brush, $24
The PS-3 brush gives a more natural glow to highlights, with less elasticity in the bristles. It features the signature snazzy bright magenta handle signature of the Passion Series.
Bristles: Sokoho goat
Cheek Makeup Brushes
Chikuhodo RR-C4 Cheek Brush, $19
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.
Liquid Makeup Brushes, $23
Chikuhodo G-10 Liquid brush
This brush really excels at handling liquid foundation. You can use considerably less amount of product and get the better look. It’s a win-win.
Foundation Makeup Brushes
Chikuhodo PF-3 Puff Brush, $30
Similiar to the gorgeous PF-1 Puff Brush, the brush retains the same hair quality in a smaller bristle. The dense, round bristles ensure full coverage of your face, and a soft touch.
Bristles: Sohoko goat
Concealer Makeup Brushes
Chikuhodo RR-CO1 Concealer Brush, $17
This small, rounded concealer brush can cover up any stain or blemishes with ease and amazing precision. It can also be used as a middle-sized eye-shadow brush.
Contour Makeup Brushes
Chikuhodo Z-3 Contour Brush, $33
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.
Bristles: Squirrel hair
Eye-shadow Makeup Brushes
Chikuhodo RR-S2 Eyeshadow brush L, $10
Chikuhodo RR-S3 Eye Shadow brush S, $9
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.
Eyebrow Makeup Brushes
Chikuhodo GSN-13 Eyebrow Brush, $16
Combining resilient Badger hair and nylon, this brush can color your eyebrow precisely and clearly. With its slanted bristle, It is easy to draw a perfect brow effortlessly.
Bristles: Nylon & badger hair
Eyeshadow & Eyeliner Makeup Brushes
Chikuhodo RR-SL3 Eyeliner Brush, $9
This small eyeliner brush is dense despite its size, and the bristle is just long enough to give you perfect control to draw a flawless line.
Bristles: Weasel hair
Screw-top Makeup Brushes
Chikuhodo GSN-14 Screw Brush, $9
All-Natural hair works well with your eyebrow and blurs the edges for the natural finish. Works flawlessly to remove excessive Mascara from your eyelash.
Brush & Comb Makeup Brushes
Chikuhodo RR-B2 Brush & Comb, $8
This two-sided brush has a strong resilience to blend the edge of your brow and create the perfect look!
Bristles: Tanuki & horse hair
Lip Makeup Brushes
Chikuhodo NL-12 Lip Brush, $15
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.
Facewash/ Foaming Makeup Brushes
Chikuhodo FA-5 Washing Brush, $34
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.
Bristles: Goat hair