This brand of brushes is like the Rolls Royce of make-up tools.
Made in Kumano near Hiroshima in Japan, Hakuhodo also manufactures brushes for calligraphy, oil painting and doll face painting.
I hear the Geishas also use this brand of brushes to paint their faces.
The brush company has even won an award by the Japanese Prime Minister for churning out quality products.
I don’t think you can ask for more when it comes to great make-up tools.
And all the pros know that to get a flawless finish on make-up looks, good tools make a difference.
Many beauty brands also get Hakuhodo to manufacture their brushes. So that means you should just buy direct from them for a better price.
I picked five eye make-up brushes when the brand had a mini fair at the Takashimaya Shopping Centre here.
If you missed it, no need to fret – online shopping saves the day. I intend to buy more from here.
So here’s what I got. I think these are the essentials that everyone needs for great looking eye make-up.
Look at the attention to detail in their product descriptions; at Hakuhodo, brush-making is an art and a science.
This G5549 brush is for the brows. Best if you use brow powder.
This J144 brush is stiff enough for lining the eyes with eyeshadow powder, and for precise eyeshadow application at the outer and inner corners of the eyes.
This G5510 is perfect for smudging eyeshadow and liner for sexy smokey cat eye looks. It actually reminds me of, and works similarly as the Tom Ford eyeliner/smudging brush.
The K004 is for blending or applying eyeshadow all over the lids.
This K013 spoolie brush keeps your mascara looking clump-free.
The brushes come at different price points, so they work for both beginners and pros.