You may have seen this brush on the Koyudo website recently, it’s a red squirrel brush that comes in a special wood packaging :
Since it’s a limited edition of 100 pieces, I wanted to quickly show you some pictures before it’s sold out.
Actually it didn’t look that interesting on their website so I wasn’t going to order it, at the end I did and I don’t regret it – I am lucky to have sweet followers who tell me when I really have to splurge and I am very grateful to them… 😉
I don’t know what the handle is made of but it doesn’t look and feel as luxurious as Hakuhodo S Series do, it looks like a plastic handle but I may be wrong. The hair is another story, it does feel great and luxurious.
I have tried to compare it to the softest brushes I have, for example the Hakuhodo S111 or the Chikuhodo Z Series but nothing beats its softness. It does actually feel kind of surreal.
The hair length is 4cm and the base of the ferrule 2cm, it’s thin and tapered.
Softer than the Hakuhodo S111 (blue squirrel), it also has more flexibility. Same gold and red look but different materials :
This brush is more suitable for very pigmented blushes, I tried it with Tom Ford Narcissist, I was scared at first because it picked a lot of product on the bristles, but when I tap the excess off, only the correct amount of pigment is kept and when applied on the cheeks, it looks very natural and I did not know that this kind of blush could look so natural !
Bottom line : it doesn’t look that luxurious but it’s a very special brush, only a must have for brush collectors, or those who are in the hunt for a very soft brush in a very limited edition.
Regarding the price, it costs 8’400 JPY (around 105 Usd), it’s expensive, but if you are looking for the softest brush ever made (that I know of…), this is it. It’s the only red squirrel brush I own but I am pretty sure it cannot get softer than that.
At the end, it depends what your budget is, it also depends where you live and what the prices of high end brushes are in your country. It is cheaper for me to order this brush even after shipping and taxes, than to buy any other high end brush over here so, to me, it’s worth it.
I am late with my reviews, I own you a proper Koyudo review and that will be done soon I hope.
These are the other brushes that I ordered together with this red brush and that will be reviewed later on, the BP013, the Sakura 022 and the H005 :
I know my friend and follower Nikoleta is very interested in the Sakura 022 🙂
Nikoleta, this picture is for you to compare the Sakura and the H005 (I believe you have this kabuki brush but just with a different handle) :
The H005 compared to the Hakuhodo Saikoho large and the Koyudo white mushroom :
All these brushes, together with all my Koyudo brushes will soon be reviewed but if you have any questions in the meantime, do not hesitate 😉