Red Lacquered Handle Canadian Squirrel blush brush
Koyudo recently released a brush that was (for a very short period of time!) available on the CDJapan website. It was sold out in a few hours and many of you could not get it, I heard they will release some in the future so if you want to have updates, you have to create an account and register to receive their newsletter.
I received mine today, it has been washed, dried, used and photographed for you, and let me tell you that I-LOVE-IT !
I wanted to share these pics with you, to compare this one with the cheek brush from the Koyudo Echizen set.
It comes in a wooden box to protect it and give it a very traditional look…
with the cutest wrapping.
The bristles are protected with a plastic cover -that I removed so fast that I probably could enter the guinness book of records
A focus on the handle:
The back of the handle…
The head shape is perfection, the density, everything is breathtaking.
It is more splayed out than the cheek brush from the Echizen set, this brush is more versatile, less firm, less directional, exactly 100% spot on, I wish they keep the same shape in the future brushes they will release, this is simply a must-have, absolutely freaking-out of this world amazing.
It looks fuller because the bristles splay out a bit more, which makes it even easier to use. It is the same softness but since it’s less firm, it just gives the impression it is more gentle on the skin.
I prefer the round shape of the handle if I had to choose, I’d rather have round handles… it looks like it’s less prone to being damaged, it is shorter than the other one but feels heavier, not sure about this because my kitchen scale has no batteries so I can’t tell for sure
It is the same handle as a brush I bought at the Koyudo premises last year, the bigger one has a number behind (LSY901), when I asked them they weren’t manufacturing them at the time but if you are interested I can ask again, with so many of you interested in their more unique creations, they may take the time and resources to create them if we push them a little the big one is a mix of squirrel and rabbit bristles that gives it a bit more thickness and power. The big powder brush is a very expensive brush though but the shape is so fantastic that I could not leave it there… so thick, fluffy, dense and gorgeous!
If you are interested in the cheek brush, I think you should register to be notified when it will be available again, it costed 12000 JPY but totally worth the splurge. They might change the handle and keep this head shape but we have to give them the time to work on it and see what they can do