I couldn’t be here without you so thank you for finding me, for trusting me, and supporting our work. Every single person behind these tools is deeply honored to work for such a kind and passionate audience! They read your comments and follow the launches very closely 🙂 It helps a huge lot to know that there is so much interest and love for Japanese craftsmanship and if you stick with us, we will be taking this adventure to a whole new level in 2020 and I really, really, cannot wait.
As I recently mentioned on Instagram, the Sky Face set won’t come back until next year probably as the manufactures are going to be extremely busy this time of year, at this stage we don’t have enough visibility to know when they will arrive. Same for the Pro individuals, I don’t know when we will get them, but unfortunately not in the very near future.
The Sky Eye set will make it this year and as soon as I can confirm the launch date I’ll let you know!
There is just one new brush that I can actually launch right now. It’s this new Designer Pro. It will join the Pro series and will be available individually straight away. It was designed at the time of the Pro Face set but just recently arrived. I am going to give you all the details about this Designer Pro today, hopefully it will speak to you 🙂
I am completely obsessed with functionality and efficiency. I have been researching brushes for years and investing in the best brushes ever made but, when a brush was beautiful, it was often lacking efficiency and when a brush was efficient, it was quite ordinary -and yet quite expensive.
I want brushes to be beautiful and efficient at the same time, I’ll always do my best to create unique, but useful tools with shapes that you won’t find anywhere else. This Designer Pro shape was haunting me for quite a while and I sincerely hope you’ll love it as much as I do!!
The Designer Pro
This Designer Pro will launch on October 7 at 10am PT / 1pm ET ! The price is 46$ and will be available on Beautylish.com.
I wanted a brush that would be precise but not too sharp. Soft yet strong. Thin but not floppy. Dense, yet airy, well, it’s was all about finding the perfect balance to get the most use of out it. Make-up is art and it matters to have fun with the application, whether it is on ourselves or on others.
This Designer Pro has some nice flexibility in the upper part of the head, it moves easily but performs with lots of control, you can work just with the tip of the brush for more precision, or with the sides for a larger more diffused placement.
It is bundled with dyed saikoho goat bristles, the ferrule is oval, the shape of the brush is an almond type of style (sideways). The total length of the brush is 165 mm, the hair length 33mm, the ferrule width 11 x 15 mm.
The ferrule is curved at the top (where the arrows point in the next picture), there is a good reason for that. Some of you asked me why a few of my brushes had curved ferrules.
Sometimes brushes can be too disciplined, too smooth. When you add a little bit of wilderness into the shape, it may increase its efficiency and versatility. The curve at the top of the ferrule will act a bit like a root work on your hair, lifting the bristles and giving them more volume. It is not necessarily the case for all type of brushes and it’s not helpful in all scenarios – it will depend on the size, thickness, material of the brush, etc. The Designer Pro benefits a lot from this ferrule, the brush retains its fluffiness or airiness for longer and performs in a more airbrushed way, avoiding the harsh edges and therefore making a better job at diffusing and also with blending.
As a result, the Designer Pro can work with blush, blush toppers, highlight, sculpting, you can use it to set your under eye concealer, to reach corners and work with more precision just where you need it.
Inochige Pro vs Designer Pro
If you are familiar with the Inochige Pro, the Inochige was inspired by the art of calligraphy. This Designer Pro is inspired by the art of painting, but adapted to work on the face as a canvas. You can use sliding strokes for example, starting the application where you want the most of the pigment to be placed, or you can use any other technique that you want, you can tap, or use overlapping strokes, etc… just have fun and be gentle with the brush as you really don’t need a lot of pressure to obtain a nicely blended application.
When you hold the brush at 45 degrees with the flat side against your skin, this is the best angle if you want the most working surface of the brush to be in contact with your skin, then you can adapt that angle and the direction of your movement depending on the precision you require.
I wanted something in between the Inochige Pro and the Cheek Pro, so it’s like the baby of both. An elongated version of the Cheek Pro and you’ll see that sideways, the shape is quite similar to the Inochige.
Cheek Pro vs Designer Pro
The Cheek Pro has a flat-ish domed surface that you can use to apply and buff your application, either with a linear or a circular technique. The Designer Pro has less density, it’s more flat and tapered (sideways!) and you will achieve more precision and finesse with the application.
Classic Cheek vs Designer Pro
The Classic Cheek is thicker and denser, more determined with the placement and less precise in comparison to the Designer Pro.
Soft Cheek vs Designer Pro
Two completely different brushes but it helps to see the size of them together.
Mini Cheek vs Designer Pro
This is also to show you the size and shape difference. The Mini Cheek is much smaller but fluffs more and the tip is more domed.
Side by side picture
You have to wash the brush in order to see the true final shape, I personally don’t keep them in brush guards as they were designed to retain their shape and they better fit their purpose when bloomed, however, of course if you want to keep them in brush guards or prefer tighter shapes, it’s perfectly fine!
I hope that this brush inspires you and that you will use it and love it! If you have any questions, I will of course answer them below! Thank you again for your amazing support, I just couldn’t thank you enough, ever.