Kose Addiction just released their 15 makeup brush collection, they are of great quality but not easy to get and they can get really expensive if you don’t have direct access to them in Japan.
Since there aren’t many pictures available yet, I will post mine even if I only got 3. At least they will give you an idea of their size. The review will come later on when I have had the chance to experiment with them, I am starting tomorrow ! I have already washed the eye shadow ones, I did not wash the blush brush yet since I wanted to take some pics tonight and was afraid it did no dry before.
I ordered them from CherryCosmetics on July 15th and I received the parcel today July 26th, well, it arrived yesterday but I only could pick it up this morning. It came with a beautiful packaging, and a note. Cherry also sent me the original paper bag and some samples as a gift ! The brushes are expensive but at least you get great service, they kept clear and friendly communication all along. I just wish I did not had to pay so much for the customs taxes !
In the official site, you can see that the handles look more red at the bottom, it is dark red, but you can barely see it.
I thought the Chikuhodo was very similar to the Addiction, but the Chikuhodo is thicker, denser and less pointy, both are AMAZING. The Addiction is slightly firmer. I cannot really tell which one is softer, they are both extremely and insanely soft.
- Rouge Bunny Rouge blusher 002
- Chikuhodo Z-8
- Addiction blush brush
- Chanel 4
The same brushes on their side :
This picture is only for size comparison because these are very different brushes, I don’t have similar brushes in my collection :
- Trish McEvoy 40 Medium Laydown
- Addiction Eye Shadow brush B
- Mac 217
The Mac 239 is similar in size to the Addiction brush S but the Addiction is thinner and firmer.
You can see that the handles are short but they are still quite heavy for their size, they feel solid, elegant, I cannot find any quality issues at all. I haven’t use them yet so I cannot speak about that today….
…I’ll be back soon with more details 🙂