You may already know that Hakuhodo has just released their new J series, I was really deeply wishing that their current range had more white goat brushes, imagine my surprise when I heard about these J Series !
Today I have received my first order that was placed the same day the collection has been released. I didn’t take great photos but I just wanted to quickly show you the ones I ordered and compare them to some familiar brushes, maybe this will give you a better idea of their size if you were planning to order them.
My boyfriend helped me to unwrap my parcel this morning and also helped with the labeling, it was quite cute 😛
As always same nice packaging, the brushes come in their little Hakuhodo box :
Hakuhodo BJ214 and J214R
The BJ214 is only goat, the J214R is goat and synthetic fiber, you can see the difference of both in the picture below :
They will certainly be used very very often ! The J214 is really dense and soft, the goat and synthetic is less dense but seems fantastic for cream shadow, concealer, etc.. both are must-haves !
Extremely soft, a perfect and nice little shape !
Since it’s very thin, I wonder if it will pick the same amount of powder as a Mac 239.
I believe this is the one that was quickly sold out, it’s perfectly well made and very soft, looks very promising but I don’t know yet if it’s better than a Mac 217…
Thinner than the Mac 217, but it hasn’t been washed yet, maybe it will expand.
I thought it would be similar than the Mac 239 but it’s way bigger. Great quality though.
Extremely soft ! Another must-have..
It does feel soft, I am very curious to try this one. I have the similar one from Burberry but I find it too scratchy, shame I couldn’t find it for the picture :
You need this… extremely good quality and just an absolute must have.
Very similar to the Tom Ford, I need to try this one tomorrow…, again very curious to see how it performs because the quality seems as good as the Tom Ford, just the handle is different.
A gorgeous brush, I am so surprised to see the value for money you get with these Hakuhodo !
I am a bit sad that the numbers are not engraved on the handles so I like to stick labels with their number. I am very impressed with my friend Dena, she can remember the numbers of the brushes !!!
They all seem to be of very good quality and I am very pleased with them, I have a second order on the way because I missed some that I really wanted and since the quality is outstanding and of great value, I think it’s well worth it 🙂
I will start using them tomorrow and will write a final review shortly, in the meantime if you have any questions, please ask 🙂
UPDATE August 29th, 2012
Well, this is quite unexpected, I made my second order on Saturday and today, 4 days later it’s already here… I have chosen the shipping option at 12$ for Europe.
I am afraid I don’t have much time to prepare nice pics, but I will show them to you for size reference, maybe they can help 🙂
I have washed the others from the first order and they look even better, softer and fluffier… This ones here have not been washed yet :
I am crazy for white brushes, that’s why I went totally nuts with these… 😉
Not disappointed, so far great value for the price but I haven’t tried them yet… can’t wait !
Update August 30th, 2012
Here are some more pictures of the above mentioned J Series, all have now been washed so the shaped has slightly changed :