I have previously reviewed the 26 pieces brush set and as you may know I am not satisfied with the quality. Today I will be reviewing the 27 Radiance brush and my opinion on this particular brush is going to be completely different. Unlike the brushes released in her big set, this Radiance is a gem.
When I saw how thick it was, I was in shock, how am I supposed to use this brush for foundation on the face ? But that was easy. I washed it, it shed a fair amount of hair but I considered that shedding reasonable for a new brush. I have tried it with Burberry’s foundation, I was so happy that I wanted to make sure : I removed everything and I started all over again… the result was as good as the first time !
The application was a bit clumsy at first, since the brush is so big you don’t know how or where to start… I placed the foundation on my face with a flat foundation brush, then I blended with this Radiance from the nose towards the borders of the face and buff either in circular motion or straight lines, depending on the zone. I also tried it with contour and blush, the result is flawless with all the products. Before this brush I was using the Sigma F80 and buffing with a Mac 187.
Size of the Radiance :
- Total length : 9.2 cm
- Hair length : 2.7 cm
- Thickness : 3 cm
- Width of the ferrule foot : 6.5 cm
This a picture together with the other similar Hakuhodo brushes :
You clearly see the width difference with the other Hakuhodo brushes. Although I love the Hakuhodo, this Radiance is the one I will take with me everywhere. I have only tried it with liquid and cream products but it is also meant to be used with powder. The other Hakuhodo are also designed to be used with powder, cream and liquid.
What Rae Morris says about this brush :
Perfect for all foundations, from mineral powders
to liquid body makeup – designed to give your
foundation an ‘air-brushed’ finish. This will be your
favourite foundation brush!
The ultimate brush for evening out blotchy fading
fake tans, on the neck line, feet and wrists,
Just add your favourite foundation direct to the
brush hairs, and polish away! Awesome on the knees
and elbows (check out how naturally uneven your
skin tone is in those areas!).
Unlike the Mac 179, the bristles of the Radiance are not entirely flat, I love that since it’s softer for my dry skin. I don’t need to set my foundation with powder.
The size of the brush compared to the face…
I totally recommend this brush and it’s today one of my favorite brushes ever. I wish the quality of the set was as good as this brush.