KOYUDO – White Kinoko & Case

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I have already talked about this brush soooo many times but I recently had the possibility to use some points that were going to expire on the CDJapan website so I ordered a second White Mushroom. Because what is better than a Koyudo White Mushroom ? TWO :)  This brush is one of my favorite brushes ever, dense but very soft goat hair, it’s one of these things where you (I) never want to run out of or be without.

They have a special offer at this moment with a little zippered case to store it so I thought why not show it to you in case you are interested ? (I am not getting paid if you do… so just saying…) The offer is limited so if you were considering getting it, maybe it’s the right time! It’s a cute little bag, I am a bit scared to catch the hairs but that didn’t happen at all so maybe I am being too dramatic :)  Here is the link for more details. The case size is: 80x50x50 (mm), it’s not very tall and you can just fit one Kinoko, it’s plastic with pearlescent beige pink coating.



The Kinoko is very large, you can see the exact dimensions on the CDJapan page I linked above, I use it with powder, bronzer or anything that doesn’t need precision, the coverage is buildable but keep in mind that the bristles here are very soft, if you need a very polished effect, you better go with rougher bristles. It’s goat hair but consider it like squirrel hair since it’s extremely soft.



I will also teach you a few words while I am here, easy ones, mushroom=kinoko, tomato = tomato, so if you are lost in Japan and very hungry, at least you will be eating, mushrooms and tomatos!!! :D

I spent nearly two days without food when I arrived there last year, no easy at all, that won’t happen again, look at me learning essential food stuff!!! I’ll be prepared :)


What could I do with two white mushrooms ? sooo many things! Ohhhhhhh!



The one I just received is not washed yet that’s why it’s more thin in the pics but it is similar softness and shape, very similar bundling and I also wanted to check that the shape and quality was maintained after my very first Mushroom a long time ago….

If you have it already or any other kinoko, you can create a protective little guard with just some microfiber cloth and some stitches. I can show you mine but I am not professional so my work is not mind blowing to say the least. But you get the idea!




You can simply saw a little tube to slide the kinoko inside, but then remove it from one side so that you don’t push and force the hair the wrong way out :)



And since it’s microfiber, you can use it to clean it and then you can wash it with your regular washing :)  My new motto is “When it doesn’t exist, create it!”

For more details or pics of this White Mushroom you can hop here, here and here :)

And the Brush Temple entry is here.


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  1. Michelle | MyWonders❤MesMerveilles

    2 May, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Those are sooo cute !!!


    Michelle | MyWonders❤MesMerveilles

  2. 212kiki

    2 May, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    I’m glad that there seems all right with the newer mushrooms too. Also info says since some time Saikoho goat which i discovered today with my latest BP16 is veeery soft indeed.

    Yeah please teach us a japanese word every post :P Evtl. you should take small pics with you and show them in the restaurant what you want or what you can’t eat :D

    Your microfibre idea looks good. At moment i’m thinking about sewing a case like the hakuhodo fan brush case for my radiance but i want to keep it simple so i don’t want to use velcro tape since my sewing skills are very at a beginner level :D…. we will see, i just have some fabric left which i used for the brush rolls :)

  3. Carlyn

    3 May, 2014 at 6:03 am

    I’m so glad to have this brush, but really don’t use it as often as I should. I use it mainly with silica based setting powders so it won’t look dirty as quickly. I don’t want to wash it too often and possible shorten it’s life, and if I use darker colours I would be compelled to do so. That’s my gripe with white brushes, love them but can’t stand looking at and using them when they’re not white. I try to spot clean but it’s not the same :(

    • Sweet make up temptations

      3 May, 2014 at 9:42 pm

      That was my problem :( when I use white brushes then they look dirty and it makes me sad to have to wash them often… so I totally get you!!!! and thanks for the tip :)

  4. Malin Kohlindo

    4 May, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    I’ve said it before and I say it again, I love love love you blog! ❤️

  5. Bonnie

    5 May, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    I love your little DIY idea!

    Are the two white mushrooms same quality? I always forget, which other manufacturer also had a similar white mushroom (but with writing, I think)?

    PS. If I’m lost in Japan and very hungry, I will just try to find a supermarket and spend HOURS in there!!! On January 1st, when all the department stores were closed, my friend and I spent practically the whole day in Tokyo station eating and exploring!

    • Melissa

      5 May, 2014 at 9:53 pm

      Its Kihutsu Bonnie :) but I dont like the “Avec Plaisir” writing on it, prefer something in Japanese!

      They also have a black version. Not sure if it’ll be as soft as the “classic mushroom” though!

      I can eat ALL DAY long in Tokyo or anywhere in Japan. All the delicious food stands. They all are soooo yummieeeeee….!!!

      Sonia, I looove yr DIY “mushroom sock” :) :) will give it a try myself! Yeah right, who am I kidding. LOL

      • Sweet make up temptations

        5 May, 2014 at 11:01 pm

        I have tried to order that black one a few days ago but too complicated for the payment and way too many fees for the bank transfer :(
        I asked them if they took paypal but they never answered.
        anyone can do it better than me comm’on do your own mushroom sock :D I wanna see it :)

    • Sweet make up temptations

      5 May, 2014 at 11:06 pm

      hmhm exactly 100% the same ? not really because I can tell them apart so that’s why I say not 100%, not far at all, but not 100% the same …
      oh yes I remember the food stands near TOkyo station ! I took so so many things to try!! wasn’t even sick until Kyoto :D sooooo good, that’s the kind of fantasy I love, most of it looked weird (strange and colorful) but it was yummy !!!

  6. midnitedesire

    5 May, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Quote: “Because what is better than a Koyudo White Mushroom ? TWO :)

    Sonia, you are beyond awesome!!!!!! LOLLLLLLLLLLLL

    Thank you – I’m definitely relieved :) I do have my eye on it and a few other things but I’m not ready to make an order yet.

  7. Judith

    6 May, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    I’ve been reading your blog for a while, but I never left a message. You are really one of my bible when it comes to brushes.

    I actually bought my first very expensive brush last month: suqqu cheek brush and it won’t be my last!

    I see that you read French is it your first language? (I’m a French-Canadian living in Belgium)

  8. Hiba Ismail Al-Attar

    6 May, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    I love this brush and how it feels. Haven’t used it yet. I’m scared that I will stain it with my makeup and I don’t want to shorten it’s lifespan by washing it. Once I build up the courage, I will definitely use.

    Excellent idea of making this protective guard Sonia. Very creative… I’ve been using brush guard dupes from Ali Express Website that protects my extremely fat brushes. It’s very elastic compared to the original brush guard, so it fits all of my brushes including kabukis.

  9. Echal

    16 May, 2014 at 3:24 am

    Hi Sonia,

    First, let me tell you, how much I do really love your blog :)

    Right now, I’m looking a blush brush and powder brush from Koyudo / Chikuhodo line brush.

    I’m torn between Chikuhodo Z4, Z8 or Koyudo BP016 as a blush brush
    And Koyudo Fu-Pa14 or Chikuhodo Mk-2 as a powder brush
    Could you give me some advice? :)

    Thank you very much, Sonia :*

    Ps : So Far I really love use Ecotools Bronzer Brush to apply Cargo HD picture perferct (blu-ray) pressed powder and Hakuhodo 210 for Guerlain Meteorites perles as my daily routine.

  10. Valerie

    24 May, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    I couldn’t resist the temptation so I ordered this along with the pu-fa 14, pink macaroons, H005 and pu-fa 13. They are all washed but I haven’t used them yet. Ooh soooo soft. I still can’t decide which one (pu-fa 14 or white mushroom) with my Guerlain meteorites. What do you think Sonia. Anyway enough of my rattling. Have a safe wonderful Japan trip. Can you somehow convince Koyudo to let us (sweetmakeuptemptation blog readers) to have exclusive access to their new brush releases ;)

  11. crystal

    7 June, 2014 at 2:55 am

    I just received my Koyudo brushes yesterday from cdjapan.. You have introduced me to brush heaven with all your posts haha :)

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