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Life doesn’t always allow time for all, even if we try hard, work hard, think we are the strongest and that nothing will disrupt our passion and willingness to blog, reality hits…, today I am fighting to find the time to post and at the same time to fulfil my +100% full time job, no full time job = no fluffies! My humble apologies for being away for so long! I am trying to organize my life so that it is more structured and foreseeable 🙂 I have so many new fluffies to show you and so many things I want to write about, hoping this gets better now and that I can enjoy this hobby fully!
To add a touch of evil, my computer’s motherboard died some weeks ago, finally as of yesterday I have a working computer again thanks to the precious help of my lovely partner! what a joy and relief to use a fast big computer and an easy keyboard!
So, speaking of fluffies, many new ones to show you, amongst all, also some Jenny Patinkin! They have been on my radar for a long time but these were very difficult for me to purchase because of the website not shipping to Switzerland. Thanks to the help of a dear friend and the cyber Monday discount, I ordered the Gem set and the white Domed Multi-blender.
The set comes in an aubergine velvet brush roll which has 4 brush compartments and a magnetic closure, the little pompom gives it a lovely Japanese twist. It has the particularity to look and feel different than other brush rolls we usually get with sets, and being different is good to me. If you are a fan of velvet fabric and don’t mind something on the feminine side, this is a nice catch. I don’t find the quality to be mind blowing but it’s quite good and even better than average, there is a little thin padding in between the outside and inside layers that helps it keep its shape.
The brush handles are aubergine-brown with a little Swarovski crystal, I am not a fan, I think these look a bit old-lady and overly feminine but you also have to know that I have a preference for more masculine and aggressive designs. I am not an “earring” type of person and these crystals make me think of brushes with earrings for some reason 😀 But again, it’s a different design, and different is definitely a good point. They will certainly appeal to many of you.
All-Over Face 2 brush
Striking similarity with the Wayne Goss 13, both hand made in Japan. The specs (size, material) are similar, however, the WG is less stiff/firm, less dense, splays out a little bit more and as a result is more easy to use and more controllable. The JP All-over face 2 is not at all scratchy, feels extremely soft on the skin, the quality of the bristles is very similar, however, Wayne’s is softer, very little and barely noticeable but that little difference is what will make some of us even happier.
Both WG and JP brushes (these tea-dyed ones) appear to be made with Saikoho goat bristles. If this word is new to you, by Saikoho you can understand: very soft, it’s a better selection of Sokoho goat hair which is usually the material of the majority of the goat brushes sold around the world, these Saikoho are way softer, softer than Mac goat brushes for example.
Just like the WG 13, I use the JP for blush, but sheer blushes rather than strong pigmented ones or it will slap the colour and then you will have to work hard to correct and minimize the disaster. It works really well with IPSA blushes, RMK, by Terry, etc… these are fine powders that love to be applied quite heavily and then polished. You can use both brushes with creams or liquids too, so if you need blending and finishing tools, those are great options, plus the goat bristles will remove or rebalance excess oils/moisture from the skin as they absorb them quite well. I find these to be part of the must have category, Wayne’s is 12$ cheaper and easier to order for us international, I could not live without the WG specially due to its less dense bundling, such a perfect tool for my less-pigmented daily blushes, the JP brush requires more attention in the application, therefore my heavy-hand pairs best with the WG 13.
Eye Shadow Multi brush
“Multi” is the right word, not an original name for the brush but it makes sense, it is indeed a multi purpose brush. Allows both application and blending, the precision can be adjustable as it’s tapered at the top, and since it’s meant for any product liquid or powder, it makes it usable for anything you have in mind. Reminds me of a version of the Mac 239 and Mac 217 mixed together, it’s something in between in terms of shape, not entirely flat and not entirely tapered but can cover both of the Mac 239 and 217’s roles.
Once again, the quality and softness of the bristles is slightly better for the Wayne Goss 17, the WG has been bundled with surgical precision and more densely packed, the JP is more airy, less disciplined, but the JP is still a Gem, an excellent brush and soft enough for any skin. The JP is 4$ more expensive than the WG 17 and after using them for a while, I can confirm the JP Multi is a very useful tool with a very multi-purpose role.
Multi-Blender 2 brush
This Multi-Blender 2 brush is the same size as the JP Domed White bristles Multi-blender that you will see further down in this post, both the white and the tea-dyed JP Multi-Blenders are made with goat bristles, both are similar softness, both seem to be Saikoho goat bristles.
Depending on the size you desire, you will either be appealed by the WG or the JP, quality of the bristles here is very similar, same thing about the bundling, there is not a gap between the one or the other.
Keep in mind that these are both extremely dense brushes, made to act a bit like a fingertip, the JP with more precision and with a smaller surface, approx half the size. In spite of the WG having double the quantity of bristles, the WG 16 remains cheaper.
Pencil Liner brush
Unlike all the other JP tea-dyed brushes, this one is not the same material, it is not mentioned anywhere but if I was asked, I would say this is either a mix of horse/squirrel, or goat/squirrel, not as soft and silky as the biggest ones above. Feels rough on my skin specially around the lashline, it does its job, smudges beautifully, I can use it occasionally and it is soft in comparison to most of the similar pencil brushes out there, but not quite soft enough for me.
The Wayne Goss 05 here is softer and slightly more flexible, the JP pencil is firmer and stronger.
Domed Multi-Blender brush
This is my fav from her collection, black handle, loooong handle, super soft Saikoho bristles… same bristles as the Hakuhodo B214, also round but smaller in size, slightly more flexible and slightly less dense. I use it for blending or concealer, it’s a work horse for my daily routine!
A bit similar to the Koyomo eye shadow round crease, in comparison the Koyomo is smaller, more pointy and less dense and its bristles feel a bit softer. To apply product in the crease the Koyomo is more adequate due to its tapered and smaller shape.
- All JP work with any type of product, liquid or creams
- The design is different
- Good quality, handmade in Japan
- Everything can be purchased individually
- The design… a bit too feminine for my taste.
- More expensive, but we have to pay for the crystal earrings and customized handles 🙂
Dimensions & Price
|Material||Total length (cm)||Hair length||Ferrule width||Surface||Price (usd)|
|All-over face 2||Goat||16||3||1.5||3||65|
|Eye shadow Multi||Goat||14.8||1.8||1.2||36|
|Pencil Liner||Mix? Feels like goat or horse mixed with squirrel||14.7||0.7||0.5||26|
I got mine on Joyus website on Cyber Monday with several discounts applying, free shipping and I believe 20% off, but I had to order them via a friend, so big disappointment when it comes to international availability! They are also available on the Jenny Patinkin website (only for USA).
One year ago, a Jenny Patinkin reseller had asked me what I thought about these brushes, if I had an opinion, at the time I didn’t since I hadn’t tried them, even though I had seen them several times before, I tried to purchase them but I could not have them shipped to me. That reseller did not propose to help with the delivery should I want to get some and I did not even ask for help but one year later, even though nothing had changed, I decided to get some, just because of that Domed multi-blender that was calling my name and I don’t regret getting it!