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My friends’ brush purchases

When you deeply love make up brushes, or shall I say “extreme” and rare makeup brushes, you may be tempted to explore new brands and order intriguing new brushes but the pictures on the websites are not always very helpful.
Thanks to my sweet friends and followers who are willing to share their pictures with us we can have a closer look at more rare and tempting makeup brushes.

These pictures have been sent to me and are here just to help you in your research, Iย will add them gradually when I receive them.

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚


I invite you to watch Bea’s youtube video, such a beautiful collection of brushes !



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I ordered the red 1. Another must have. Love using this to set my foundation with loose and pressed powder. No shedding issue at all. So I can switch my MK2 with this 1.
My friend ordered the Koyudo H008, so I’ll be able to compare those by next week. But based on the dimensions its exact the same 1 as the Koyudo H008.
This 1 is such a fluffy unbelievable soft, densed (not too densed) and everything I hoped for. Could easily be the Koyudo FuPa01 little sister with white goat hair! The site doesnt mention what type of goat hair its made of but I wont be surprised if its baby goat hair. I’ve been using this with my liquid foundation, loose powder and MAC MSFs. Flawless clean results with all of them! So def a winner!!!ย It shed a bit when I used it for the 2nd time but none anymore since then.
Exact the same hair as the Koyudo FuPa02!! Mine is little bit yellowish than the Koyudo.
Same fluffiness and density, dimensions. Def a winner and great to add to my FuPa collection.
ย Perfect contour brush for me!! Its made of gray squirrel, but I think there is some soft goat hair too. Top of the brush is amazingly soft and its densed enough to pick up my powder contour products!
Not fluffy as the Chikuhodo Z series but certainly amazingly soft!! I even poked my eyelids with it to test the softness. And it didn’t hurt at all
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01:ย Although my handles are in the shorter length, you can see that they have a similar aesthetic with the numbering, material description and then the brand. The #8 is definitely the runt of the bunch ๐Ÿ™‚ #11 slots in just beautifully in terms of size between the two Shu.
02: You can see that the Shu brushes are more densely packed. The #8 looks tiny in comparison! It also appears to come up to a little point.
03: Sorry for the blurriness but you can see here that the Takeda is not as thick as the Shu brushes. Although the #11 is longer and slightly wider than the #10, it is not as densely packed or thick.
04: Side view of the Shu #10, Takeda #11 and Shu #12. You see how the Takeda is less thick where the hair is pinched by the ferrule and I think this is the essential difference between the two brands. I don’t think it will affect the performance of the Takeda at all, as the quality of both brands are equally superb, the hair quality seems almost identical, and some people might even prefer the slightly floppier, softer Takeda because of this.






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Bea 10 February, 2013 - 8:39 pm

OMG I want all of Melissa’s brushes!! What is the gold handled brush? ๐Ÿ™‚

Bonnie 10 February, 2013 - 11:24 pm

The Eihodo!

I’m quite devastated by the fact that I’m currently on a brush ban (except for maybe like…a rounded contour) because my bank account is looking depressing and I haven’t saved as much this summer as I wanted because of all these brush purchases!

But arghhh, these brushes are so tempting. I don’t know how I can resist!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 11 February, 2013 - 8:43 am

keeping calm… one brush at a time … ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

Sylvia 10 February, 2013 - 9:48 pm

What an impressive hub of information your blog is, Sonia!
I want one of each, and two UFOs.

Melissa 11 February, 2013 - 8:01 am

Awesome Sonia!!! Thank you soooo much!! We can use this part of yr blog as our ‘brush platform’. That way we dont clutter your amazing review posts on yr blog ๐Ÿ™‚

You should’ve named it ‘My friends’ brush addiction’….. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
Can’t wait to see other hidden gems out there!!!

cc618 11 February, 2013 - 9:42 am

OMG!! BRUSH PORN!! And I am loving all the brushes here!!
Thanks Bea and Melissa – The New Temptress!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Sweet Make Up Temptations 11 February, 2013 - 9:55 am

Yep, that’s the title I wanted to give to this page but I was afraid I would be getting the wrong type of visitors ๐Ÿ˜€

Buggsiebee 11 February, 2013 - 6:45 pm

Hahaha….you got that right. Best leave the porn out of it ๐Ÿ˜€

Bonnie 15 February, 2013 - 5:26 am

But haven’t you realised what sweetmakeuptemptations could be abbreviated as? S..M..U…T

Buggsiebee 15 February, 2013 - 8:10 am

Hahaha…..how observant you are!
That’s excellent Bonnie ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 15 February, 2013 - 8:19 am

You finally figured out that in fact I am a sick pervert ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

Buggsiebee 15 February, 2013 - 8:33 am

@Sonia….yipp, the Brush Porn Queen of the Internet ๐Ÿ˜‰

Bonnie 15 February, 2013 - 2:15 pm

Well actually Neo pointed it out to me… so blame her ๐Ÿ˜›

And I agree, brush porn and addicted to S.M.U.T? My type of addiction!

Hmm, I’m not sure how that would sound taken out of context….

Bea 15 February, 2013 - 1:13 pm

Lol Bonnie! We are addicted to S.M.U.T. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Melissa 11 February, 2013 - 8:26 pm

LOL…I just Googled ‘brush addiction’ and the crippiest results appeared, so u dont want yr blog to be related to any of those ๐Ÿ™‚

Btw, has any of u seen part of Wayne’s brush collection:

I looooove seeing all the fluffyness altogether!! Makes me want to bury my face in those cheek/face brushes ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Brush recommendation pls: Im looking for a Kolinsky brush, which is soft enough to use as a bigger concealer brush to make my eyebags dissapear ๐Ÿ™‚
Currently using the Chikuhodo Artist 10-2, but find that still too scratchy!

Thinking of getting the Chikuhodo Artist 12-3 for that purpose. Has anyone has this brush? Or should I just splurge on the Shu 12?
Decisions….decisions…. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ TIA brush bunnies ๐Ÿ™‚

Carlyn 11 February, 2013 - 11:26 pm

The Shu 12 is not scratchy at all! I’ve stabbed my eyelids from every direction with that thing and all I feel is softness, the tips are not sharp at all. I love that brush. I haven’t tried it with concealer though, happily I don’t have much in the way of bags and dark circles. You should get it, I think it’s still on Amazon for $80.

Sweet Make Up Temptations 12 February, 2013 - 10:19 am

I have this one
I like it but it’s not kolinsky, firm and soft to make a wonderful job.
I don’t use the Shu 12 for concealer but you could, it’s really soft and pleasant to use.
or this one :
only available on the Hakuhodo japanese website (not international) but maybe too soft… I really love it for precision and for soft application, my concealer products are very thin so it’s not a problem.
I will check my kolinsky brushes tonight and will let you know which one is the softest ๐Ÿ™‚

Melissa 12 February, 2013 - 1:56 pm

Carlyn, thank you!!! I can see you poking yr eyes with the Shu 12…I always do that too to test the softness of eye brushes ๐Ÿ™‚ Im planning to get the Shu 12 anyway, so its in the pocket!

Sonia, that be awesome!! I just love the firmness, yet softness of Kolinsky bristles. Those brushes are just soooo versatile. I love using the Chikuhodo Artist 10-2 for my paint pots too.

Thank you so much Ladies……..

Buggsiebee 12 February, 2013 - 6:48 pm

Sorry that I’m not much help with the concealer brushes, but I try to use a little as possible & when I do , I apply it with my fingers so that the warmth helps it meld into the skin. After trying what seems to have been EVERY concealer on the market, I have come to the conclusion that concealer only works on skin without wrinkles. High end, low end, they all settle in there sooner or later and make me look older than ever which is neither a look nor a feeling to aim for.
The best thing to do is to get a brown paper packet, cut holes for eyes, nose & mouth, pop it over your head & then everything is nicely concealed ๐Ÿ˜€

Melissa 12 February, 2013 - 8:47 pm

hahaha……..Buggsiebee! Thats an excellent and certainly MUCH cheaper option!!! so I’ll def keep that in mind!!! I’m using mask sheets weekly, same effect plus its great for yr skin, so thats another option too ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve been using the Shu Point Cealer concealer, which I bought in Indonesia last year and Im loving it! it makes my bags dissapear without creasing into fine lines. However, those are not being sold in US or here in Europe ๐Ÿ™ So I better stock up when Im back in Asia again this year!

Anyway, its not the eye bags only that Im trying to conceal, but I also have the so called “syringoma” right under my eyes. It irritates me soooo much!!! If u Google it you’ll see what I mean. The only way I can get rid of those is by laser treatments. And I’m just so scared that it’ll leave ugly permanent scar under my eyes, which would be a lot worse and even harder to conceal!! Plus its so expensive, abt 350 Euros/treatment and you need at least 2 laser treatments to achieve the best result. I can get A LOT of beautiful brushes for that!!! Another down side would be there is still a chance that it’ll come back again. Its in my genes (thanks Mom!)…
Anybody else having same problem?

Anyway, thats why Im hunting the perfect Kolinsky e/s brush!

Buggsiebee 13 February, 2013 - 6:54 am

I looked up โ€œsyringomaโ€ and I understand that it irritates you. I wonder whether concealer will help much though? I have what started off as an age spot under my eye & which now has developed into a raised brown mark which the dermatologist told me is an age wart!! ….I can hardly bear to say it…..it makes me feel like I’m turning in to an old witch!!
Anyway, trying to conceal it is not a posiblilty because the concealer just ends up sitting around it, but not on top of it. I’ve wanted to have it removed for a while now, but it will leave my under eye area and possible even my eye red for about a month which is not good for work. I need to decide soon though, because they only do this small op in the months where ones face doesn’t get sun which would cause scarring.
The problems with ageing!!!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 12 February, 2013 - 9:40 pm

๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ that’s an idea…
but my Burberry doesn’t do that to me at all … I guess you have already tried it ?
I don’t wear concealer on a daily basis but this Burberry doesn’t require much effort and doesn’t dry out my skin, so far so good…

Buggsiebee 13 February, 2013 - 6:56 am

I have the Burberry too & it settles in my wrinkles exactly as the others do. You’re quite a few years younger & less wrinkly under your eyes than I am, so I can imagine that it still works for you.

212kiki 13 February, 2013 - 7:41 am

I’m young ๐Ÿ˜‰ but I have some wrinkles under my eyes and for my dark blue undereyearea i’m using mineral foundation. When I use liquid foundation that works with mineral foundation for me too. It goes a bit into the deep undereyelid wrinkle but after i’ve removed it its better than all liquid concealers I’ve tried before….

Bea 12 February, 2013 - 5:15 pm

I want the G537S! *goes to email Marty to see if his arm can be twisted into bringing it in* ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sweet Make Up Temptations 12 February, 2013 - 9:37 pm

I don’t think he can… ๐Ÿ™

Carlyn 12 February, 2013 - 11:24 pm

I asked him also after I saw it in another of Sonia’s posts and he said he couldn’t due to import restrictions. I’m not sure how that works ??? I would love that brush too. It’s so pretty.

Bea 15 February, 2013 - 5:52 pm

Teehee! Brush Bunnies, I like that. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Melissa 12 February, 2013 - 6:58 am

Bugsiebee!!!!! I got a reply from Takeda!!!!! Maybe u can ask Tommy to get it for u now ๐Ÿ™‚ here is his answer abt the pink Xmas set!!!!

“Thank you for email again.

Abot Cristmas edition set,
We do not deal in our Shop at Shinjuku Takashimaya 1F,
So please let me know ,Which you want and When you would come,
to send SET to Our shop for you.

About last mail ,
We do not have any method to sell for foreign,
So it is difficult to answer. I am sorry.”

Let me know if I should ask him to send it to the shop so Tommy can get it for you!!!!!

Melissa 12 February, 2013 - 7:02 am

Bugsiebeeeee!!!!!!! I got an answer from Takeda!! Maybe u can ask Tommy to get it for you?!?! Here is his answer:

“Thank you for email again.

Abot Cristmas edition set,
We do not deal in our Shop at Shinjuku Takashimaya 1F,
So please let me know ,Which you want and When you would come,
to send SET to Our shop for you.

About last mail ,
We do not have any method to sell for foreign,
So it is difficult to answer. I am sorry.”

Let me know so I can ask Takeda to send it to the shop!!! Yaaaaay ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Bea 12 February, 2013 - 5:19 pm

Yay for Melissa’s enabling! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ I should send an email to Takeda about that humongous flaying saucer brush lol.

Melissa 12 February, 2013 - 8:58 pm

You def should Bea!!! I’d love to have it too ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll find a way to use it, even if just to look at it every day ๐Ÿ™‚

Btw, how is the Kihitsu La Magie? LOVE the name! I couldnt find it on their site.
Is it this 1?

Bea 12 February, 2013 - 9:39 pm

It’s this one Melissa ๐Ÿ™‚
Just got my Houkodou brush and omg it is the softest goat brush wheeeeeeeeeee!!! I will send pics to Sonia so she can upload it here. ๐Ÿ™‚

Bea 13 February, 2013 - 6:42 pm

I emailed the Japan C pic from that website to Tommy. I told her “the biggest round brush sitting on the pedestal to the right” and I even marked it on the pic lol. The smaller one sitting below the UFO brush is in my Takeda catalogue. Tommy said she looked for the UFO brush on the Takeda site but could not find it so she has emailed them to send her a new catalogue. I wonder if they still have it? I really don’t know what one would use it for but I want it anyway! ๐Ÿ™‚ I told her several of us are interested in it.

Melissa 12 February, 2013 - 7:46 am

Or I can get them for you! But it’ll be in September when I’m in Tokyo ๐Ÿ™
Sorry for posting twice. Im on my phone, internet connection sucked this morning!!
Brush hunting is soooo much FUN! Think that what caused my eyebags. Spending waaay too much time in search of that perfect brush.

Buggsiebee 12 February, 2013 - 8:18 am

Hahaha Melissa, you are sooooooooooooo efficient ๐Ÿ˜‰ What GREAT news!!
If Takeda will send it to the shop then I will definitely ask Tommy to collect it for me, but I have no idea which shop is close to where she lives or if she is even prepared to collect. I will need ask her first if it’s ok.
OMG, I can’t believe it ๐Ÿ˜€
You’re a BRILLIANT brush hunter!
If it makes you feel any better ( which it won’t ), you’re not alone with the under eye bags ๐Ÿ˜‰

Melissa 12 February, 2013 - 1:49 pm

Hahaha….see there is ALWAYS a way to get your brushes ๐Ÿ™‚
If I understood him correctly there is only 1 shop in Tokio, which is:
Shop at Shinjuku Takashimaya 1F

Where does Tommy live? in Tokio? Yes, contact Tommy first and see if its possible for her to get it for you! If so, let me know. Meantime I asked Takeda if its possible to have somebody in Japan pay for the brushes by wire transfer and maybe it would be possible to have it sent to the Japan home address. Well, you never know right!

Glad to hear that I’m not the only 1 with this horrible under eye bags ๐Ÿ™‚ so thanks, that DID cheer me up a bit ๐Ÿ™‚

Buggsiebee 12 February, 2013 - 2:37 pm

Hi Melissa:)
I immediately contacted Tommy this morning & she said that she is sometimes in stores stocking Takeda. I sent her a pic of the brush so that she knows what she is looking for. Perhaps I’ll get lucky & she’ll find one hiding in one of the stores ๐Ÿ™‚
I cannot imagine that i will be so lucky that she lives close to the Tokio store though.
If Takeda were willing to send the brushes to her home address it would be easiest. We’ll just have to wait & see.
Thanks so much for all your help. Crazy brush lady ๐Ÿ˜€
I also REALLY appreciate your kind offer to collect the brush for me when you are there in September, but I am sure that your luggage allowance will be FULL by the time you have finished doing your own shopping, so I really won’t burden you with any extra stuff.
SUPER sweet of you to offer though!!

Melissa 12 February, 2013 - 8:01 pm

Ooooooo……thats GREAT news!!! Keep me posted ๐Ÿ™‚
I’ll let u know again soon once Takeda gets back to me!

Yes of course I would be very happy to help u out when able! In fact I wouldnt be able to spend that much on brushes anyway, as much as I want to! So it would be great to shop for somebody else like Im spending all that for myself ๐Ÿ™‚
And I would fit at least 100 brushes in my suitcase cause Im planning to travel verrrrry light in order to be able to go shopping in Asia! And it wont be clothes or shoes anyway. So I can fit soooo many brushes and make up in it ๐Ÿ™‚ or I can ship part of it upfront so I can buy even more ๐Ÿ™‚
So dont worry abt my luggage. I’ll make sure every single brush comes home with me LOL……

Buggsiebee 13 February, 2013 - 6:41 am

If we could afford to buy every brush we wanted when in Japan, then forget the little suitcase, we would need a cargo ship to carry them home!!
How long will you be in Japan? Lucky you!!
Here comes some more good news………
Tommy goes past the Tokio Takeda store once a week!! Please ask Takeda to send the brush there if they have it available. If they ONLY have the complete set I would take it, but if I can get the brushes separately, then I would like these two :-

่ฃฝๅ“็•ชๅท๏ผš No.P-19EX FG ใ€€ใ€€ใ€€็จŽ่พผ 7,350 ๅ††

่ฃฝๅ“็•ชๅท๏ผš No.P-16EX FG ใ€€ใ€€ใ€€็จŽ่พผ 5,250 ๅ††


I would ALSO love:-

No.AS15FG๏ผˆ็”ปๅƒๅทฆ๏ผ‰ใ€€ ็จŽ่พผ3,675ๅ†† and

No.AS12FG๏ผˆ็”ปๅƒๅณ๏ผ‰ใ€€ ็จŽ่พผ2,940ๅ††

They look interesting. Amongst other things, they can be used for concealer application:)

I figure that if they are going to make the effort to send the brushes to that store, then i might as while up the order a bit. Whether Tommy collects one or four brushes won’t make a difference to her, I don’t think.

Sorry to ask you to do all this for me Melissa ๐Ÿ™

Melissa 13 February, 2013 - 7:46 am

Buggsiebee!!!! I have GREAT NEWS…See below!!!!
Sooooo…..just order everything you want now ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
Supposed Tommy can call the Takeda headquarter and tell them about it right?

“Thank you for reply.
We need 1-2weeks to finish brushes.

We just do not have international money transfer method,
So if your friend would pay for the brush by bank transfer,
We can send Brushes for you at Netherlands.
Sending fee is about around 2000 Yen (by EMS)

It is also possible to send to your friend.
Its Sending fee is 500 Yen.”

Melissa 13 February, 2013 - 8:10 am

I also ask him about the bank details etc. think it would cheaper for u to have it all delivered to Tommy’s home add. This way she doesnt have to go to the store.

Anyway, let me know if u want some more brushes and I’ll send him your wish list! I def want a couple of the Takeda too, but I can wait until September and get them myself anyway.

I’ll be just 4 days in Tokio & 3 days in Kyoto. Wish I could stay longer. But Japan is part of my vaca in Asia, I’ll also go to Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. U can imagine I just CAN’T WAIT!!!!!

Buggsiebee 12 February, 2013 - 7:15 pm

@ Bea…what NP are you wearing in the second pic?
Talk about perfect nails & a perfect manicure!!!

Bea 12 February, 2013 - 9:35 pm

@Buggsiebee: I’m wearing Koh Funky. A Dutch brand which is probably my fave evah! Are you familiar with the line? ๐Ÿ™‚

Buggsiebee 13 February, 2013 - 8:12 am

I see you have a lovely red – Essie? – on your nails in the newly added pic. Your nails look much healthier than mine which like to peel on the tips. I’ve been going without NP for over a month now to give them a rest. it’s not the NP that’s aproblem, it’s using remover every two days. My mani never lasts longer than that!
I know Koh well & have quite a number of their shades. Back when I bought them they were soooooo difficult to get hold of, so I’m happy to see that they are more readily available now. Do they still each come in their special box? I don’t have any of the latest shades .

Bea 13 February, 2013 - 6:31 pm

@Buggsie: That’s Zoya Blaze I’m wearing in the Takeda pic lol. It’s gorgeous, you need it! I have think, weak, splitting nails and yes it’s because of the dratted nail polish remover. I have to be religious about moisturizing my nails/cuticles. Koh is still not easy to purchase due to the shipping fees. I am part of a small NP group on FB and we have done group buys to minimize cost but it’s still expensive. Group buys don’t have the cases included because Koh doesn’t want to pay for the weight. We get those big flat cases that hold 18 each instead so I have one of those. I recently plunked down money for a couple of htf Koh shades (Blue Lagoon & Baby Grey). I’ve been wanting to incorporate my two passions – NP & brushes so this is my effort lol. We have to talk NP one of these days! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ I am so glad we both love these two things!

Buggsiebee 13 February, 2013 - 7:14 pm

Tell me some htf Koh shades. I didn’t know that they discontinued shades.
Perhaps I have some you would like.
Anyway, I can always help you get your Koh. Mind you, the shipping cost to Germany is already โ‚ฌ 6,50. i think the shipping fee outside the EU is โ‚ฌ15,-.
That’s not too bad really?

212kiki 13 February, 2013 - 7:54 pm

Because of you both i’m high right now from all the polish i breathed in ๐Ÿ˜›
Tomorrow in the meeting they will think oh man she has pink holo nails she couldnt be serious ๐Ÿ˜€

Bea 14 February, 2013 - 5:39 am

I am a holo np whore lol. ๐Ÿ™‚

212kiki 13 February, 2013 - 8:03 pm


Buggsiebee or me can order there for you too…
I dont know how much they’re on the original site

212kiki 13 February, 2013 - 8:13 pm

@ Bea
Buggsiebee or me can also order there KOH for you ๐Ÿ˜€ If there is a shade you’re looking for.


Bea 13 February, 2013 - 10:27 pm

Blue Lagoon and Baby Grey are the htf Koh that I know of. It’s usually the limited edition that some people are after I think. If you order from the Koh online store, it’s a flat 20euros for shipping, so it turns out to about the same I guess. It’s too bad we weren’t in the same continent lol.

212kiki 14 February, 2013 - 7:34 am

Buggsiebee or me can also order from a German page there are both htf polishes available for each 16โ‚ฌ.
And shipping from Germany is not so expensive I think…

212kiki 13 February, 2013 - 8:38 pm

hm i tried to post the link but it seems to block ??

@ Bea
Buggsiebee and me can also order from parfumdreams.de for you, there are Baby Grey and Blue Lagoon you’re looking for…

Bea 12 February, 2013 - 9:42 pm

He can’t? How come? Is it made of hair that can’t be imported? He has brought in Japan only brushes for me in the past, but that was quite a while a go though and it was when I was going to IMATS so he could hand them over to me. Unless he has stopped doing that for customers now ๐Ÿ™

Sweet Make Up Temptations 12 February, 2013 - 9:46 pm

yes the hair, that’s what he told me when I asked in December but he also said something about the LE set (the wood this time) and it was actually released on their USA website so maybe they are updating their regulations ?
I am planning on meeting Hakuhodo in Imats London and they asked me if I wanted them to bring me a special brush (because they won’t have all of them there), if you are writing to him ask them if there is a way to bring this brush there and I will pick it up for you.. I know it’s only for June but … ๐Ÿ™‚

Bea 13 February, 2013 - 6:25 pm

Aaawww thank you for all your enabling help Sonia!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

212kiki 12 February, 2013 - 10:39 pm

@ Bea the Takeda one looks good ๐Ÿ™‚ How soft is it in comparison to the Haku ?
@ Buggsiebee the cosmedo orange handles are looking funny is it sparkle or white “dots” ? ๐Ÿ˜€

Buggsiebee 13 February, 2013 - 6:43 am

It’s very fine sparkle & bigger glitter bits ๐Ÿ™‚
Not totally blingbling, but definitely bright & fresh!

212kiki 13 February, 2013 - 7:58 am

Beautiful ๐Ÿ˜€ I think the way to your brush collection should be the shortest so don’t wonder when you wake up and you can’t find some of them ๐Ÿ˜›

Bea 13 February, 2013 - 10:28 pm

Just got my DEKAfupa & fupa01, my goodness I didn’t realize the black handles have shimmer! I think I prefer them to the pink. ๐Ÿ™‚

Bea 13 February, 2013 - 6:24 pm

@212kiki: It’s softer than the 210. I love it. ๐Ÿ™‚

212kiki 13 February, 2013 - 7:03 pm

GREAT ! I love round brushes ๐Ÿ˜€
i couldn’t find it on the site right now…

Bea 15 February, 2013 - 5:57 pm

@212kiki: This is where I first saw the Takeda 20RS FS brush. Scroll down some and you’ll see it. As of 2010 when I bought it, they had it as an insert in their catalogue. I don’t think it was a LE brush?

212kiki 15 February, 2013 - 6:57 pm

I’m too stupid for the takeda site ๐Ÿ˜›
Do you have a direkt link ?

Bea 15 February, 2013 - 7:09 pm

OMG so sorry, I forgot to add the link duh lol. Here it is!

Buggsiebee 15 February, 2013 - 7:15 pm

Go here 212kiki…….
…and scroll down.

Buggsiebee 13 February, 2013 - 8:23 am

@ Melissa, I think the best would be for Tommy to wire them the money and for them to ship directly to me in Germany.
The 4 brushes which I listed above are the ones I would really like to have. I am certain that there are many more, but these 4 would be a great start:)
Could you give them my list and ask if it would be possible to get these 4 brushes?
If it is, then I will need their bank details for Tommy & they will need my address which I can ask Tommy to give them when she pays.
OMG this is soooooo exciting!! THANK you so much Melissa ๐Ÿ˜€
Your Asia trip sounds DIVINE!! I have never been there, so it’s most certainly on my list of places to visit. CC lives in Malaysia!

Melissa 13 February, 2013 - 1:44 pm

Done Buggsiebee!!! I emailed him your 4 brushes. Lets see what happens now ๐Ÿ™‚
Sonia has my email so u can forward me yr home add in Germany!

Im so EXCITED for youuuuuu!!!! Cant wait to see them………

Btw, I took the plunge myself and ordered the Artisan & Artist brushes nrs: SGP 14, 17 AND 20!!!! A friend is coming over from Singapore ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll get them on March 1st……..YAAAAAYYYYYYY

And my Tesshu face brush will be here next Thurs, Feb 20!!

Buggsiebee 13 February, 2013 - 2:39 pm

Hahaha, Melissa……I’m excited for me tooooo ๐Ÿ˜€
Ooooh….here’s hoping that he’ll come through on all 4 brushes!
Thanks SO much for your help. Without you I would have had NO chance of getting hold of these. Ok, I don’t have them yet, but there is a good chance that I will in the near future so ๐Ÿ˜€ YAY!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

I don’t have any A&A brushes yet so I’ll be very interested to see yours & hear your view on them. I’ve also got the Mugen Brand shadow liner and the cheek brush on my radar :-
I’ll wait for the Takeda brushes first though. When too many new brushes arrive at once I can’t appreciate them enough.

I have the Tesshyu Face Powder brush and the other Powder, Cheek & Highlight brushes. You chose the very best one ๐Ÿ˜€
It’s a most beautifully manufactured brush. Perfect!! ….and soft of course ๐Ÿ™‚

Melissa 13 February, 2013 - 3:32 pm

I loooove the handles of the “Deep” collection (somehow that sound weird…….LOL)!!

WOW….u have the Tesshyu face brush?!?! can u pls have Sonia upload the pic of it please? I’m hesitant at first to order it, because I thought it wouldnt be soft enough! Of course the Koyudo Red S is the softest EVER, so nothing will beat that! I’m just hoping it would be denser than the Chikuhodo MK2 but still as soft!

Buggsiebee 13 February, 2013 - 3:49 pm

I don’t have the MK2 unfortunately, but the Tesshyu is not very dense. I’ll go check through my other face brushes to find a comparable one.
Then I’ll send you a pic. OK?
Sonia, please would you send me Melissa’s email address?

Buggsiebee 13 February, 2013 - 4:35 pm

So you can see that the Tesshyu Face brush & the Tanseido EQ28 have similar density.
In softness it compares well to the Hakuhodu Kokutan Finishing Brush LAG . It feels VERY good on the face. Perhaps the Tesshyu doesn’t look as fluffy as the others in the pics, but that’s just because she’s been hard at work & hasn’t been bathed lately;)
The Chiku Tesshyu is just to show the massive size of it in camparison to your average face brush ๐Ÿ™‚

Buggsiebee 13 February, 2013 - 4:41 pm

Yipp, those handles are to die for! If I understand correctly Mugen Brand specialises in the shaft ( handle?) of the brushes. I was reading the translated Japanese though so I may have it completely wrong. Anyway, those two brushes want to come and live in my collection:)

Bea 22 February, 2013 - 2:59 am

I ordered the Mugen Deep cheek and eyeliner brush. Also the Lovely cheek 01. I just couldn’t help myself. :X

212kiki 22 February, 2013 - 8:12 am

@ Bea you have to tell us how they are ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m looking for the lovely round one too and wondering if its the same softness as the fupa ones ๐Ÿ™‚

212kiki 13 February, 2013 - 9:14 am

Girls i need help…
The round one seems to be the same hair like fupa01 and 02 but the second only goat ? The characters are different.

Sweet Make Up Temptations 13 February, 2013 - 9:20 am

I am gonna die… x_x

Bonnie 13 February, 2013 - 11:18 am

The round one is sokoho goat (same as Hakuhodo S100), while the “normal” goat!

212kiki 13 February, 2013 - 11:40 am

I don’t understand what makes the difference on all the characters ? Google translate is not really helpful…
Lovely round [ๆฏ›] ็ฒ—ๅ…‰ๅณฐ 100%
Koyudo fupa 01 ๅฑฑ็พŠๆฏ›๏ผˆ็ฒ—ๅ…‰ๅณฐ๏ผ‰

Lovely 02 [ๆฏ›] ๅฑฑ็พŠ 100%
Koyudo fupa 02 ๅฑฑ็พŠๆฏ›๏ผˆ็™ฝๅฐ–ๅณฐ๏ผ‰

212kiki 13 February, 2013 - 6:22 pm

I think Koyudo dont declare it as baby goat on the own site. I think the right characters should be ๅญๅฑฑ็พŠ the ๅญ is for baby. The rest ็™ฝๅฐ–ๅณฐ is the description that they are uncut ? and chest hair. So we don’t know on all the goat brushes what type of hair they are.
Sokoho, Saikoho, Sokuho ? I may be wrong but thats what i found out….

Oh i’m more confused than before ๐Ÿ˜€
It doesn’t help we have to try them out ๐Ÿ˜‰

Melissa 13 February, 2013 - 1:28 pm

haha…….these 2 are on my wish list too ๐Ÿ™‚ however, I have my doubts if the Lovely will have the same softness as the Koyudo FuPa. But I take my chances and will order them anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

212kiki 13 February, 2013 - 3:24 pm

I’ll try the round one but you have to help me with the order ๐Ÿ˜€
You made the whole work for me till now ๐Ÿ˜›

Bea 13 February, 2013 - 6:36 pm

Gah! I need that Deep cheek brush!!! <—- *sounds wierd* ๐Ÿ™‚

Bea 13 February, 2013 - 6:49 pm

Oooh yes I already have the Lovely brushes on my wishlist lol! ๐Ÿ™‚ One complaint I have though is I find the handles just a little too short. I like short handles but these light pink fu-pas, the Houkodou brush (not enough heft/weight to this one either), my Artisan & Artist kolinsky foundation, etc. are all so short. I like the length of the Hakuhodo handles. They do come in different lengths but I like their medium size brush handles.

212kiki 13 February, 2013 - 7:00 pm

haha i prefer short brushes i like the haku handles but shorter is just perfect for me ๐Ÿ˜€
I use some brush almost under the ferrule…

Sylvia 13 February, 2013 - 11:08 am

Not until long, long after IMATS London, please! ๐Ÿ™‚
I have a list…

Carlyn 13 February, 2013 - 2:42 pm

You ladies are amazing, love this. I’m soaking it all in and waiting to see which ones remain favorites. If I can manage a successful purchase/forward with Tenso, I’ll feel more confident, registering my Tenso address is daunting, it was easier on Rakuten since the directions were so clear. I’m going to try with Tenseido. Tommy seems like a great resource to have, thanks for sharing her Melissa.

Melissa 13 February, 2013 - 3:24 pm

Carlyn, it was Bea I think who ‘shared’ Tommy ๐Ÿ™‚
Im just the temptress who gave Sonia the links to share with all of you and tempt you to splurge on new discoveries…….LOL

Bea 13 February, 2013 - 6:35 pm

I should get a finder’s fee from Tommy lmao! ๐Ÿ™‚

Carlyn 13 February, 2013 - 9:57 pm

You would deserve it. Thank you.

Nikoleta 14 February, 2013 - 8:33 am

Bugseebee, what brand and number is the amazing goat eye brush with black handle ? Sorry to repeat if you’ve already answered.

Buggsiebee 14 February, 2013 - 10:01 am

Hi Nikoleta, it was part of a set ( for JPY 4000,-) i bought from Cosmedo via Rakuten & Tenso
Both brushes are lovely & soft. The eyeshadow brush felt very firm when it arrived, but after a bath, it was perfect. They’re quite short brushes at 11,5 and 13cm.


Bea 14 February, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Aaaw thank you ladies! That’s so great of you to offer! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sylvia 15 February, 2013 - 9:10 am

Bea, any news about that utterly insane and desirable UFO?
You’d written earlier about asking Tommy to find it because it’s not in the catalogue.
The unhealthy fascination that brush has over me pushes me to ask.

Bea 15 February, 2013 - 1:20 pm

@Sylvia: IKR?! It’s such a huge brush, how could one possibly use the darn thing unless it’s for the body? Tommy said she couldn’t see it on their website so she requested them to send her a catalogue. The thing is, I have the catalog from 2010 (Japan C post was in 2009) and they only had the smaller one that was pictured below the UFO brush so I don’t know? Anyway she said she’d let me know. I did tell her there were several of us who have an unexplained fascination for it so she knows it’s not only me who wants the thing lol. I’ll let you guys know. Cross your fingers that they are still selling it and it doesn’t cost the earth! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Buggsiebee 15 February, 2013 - 2:14 pm

Mine was shipped by Tenso today so I’ll post some pics as soon as it arrives. I’m really hoping that it’s not as big or as rough as the Nars Botan. Keeping my fingers crossed that it’ll be a good investment ๐Ÿ˜‰
Sorry that my brush pics are so grotty. I take them with my phone & couldn’t really see how out of focus some of them are. My eyes aren’t what they used to be ๐Ÿ™

Bea 15 February, 2013 - 5:02 pm

Oh I am confused are we not referring to the gigantic saucer like brush? That’s what I asked Tommy to look into.

Buggsiebee 15 February, 2013 - 6:50 pm

Hahaha…….which one are you talking about?
I’m talking about the one I posted a link to & called the UFO brush.
Is there another one ?? I’m sure this one will be big enough for me ๐Ÿ™‚

Bea 15 February, 2013 - 7:24 pm

The big huge mother just above it to the right on the little shelf. I thought you were talking about the biggest one :X

Takeda has the smaller one down below it. That’s the one that’s in the catalogue. It’s probably comparable in size to the Nars botan no?

Buggsiebee 15 February, 2013 - 8:11 pm

Hahahaha….you crazy?! That big mama is way too much for me ๐Ÿ™‚
I could probably smother myself to death in it ๐Ÿ˜€
Phew, the little one is big enough….and yes, I think similar to the Botan in size, but I’m hoping WAY softer ….and just generally better.
I’m not fond of the Botan.

Bea 15 February, 2013 - 8:22 pm

Yes I am krazy coz I want the big mother of all botan brushes just because I have never seen one that huge lol! I believe Takeda has the smaller botan . It looks like the one in my catalogue.

Buggsiebee 15 February, 2013 - 8:38 pm

You could sit quite comfortably on it ๐Ÿ™‚
Or spin it around on your face & have your entire makeup done in 10 seconds ๐Ÿ˜€

Crazy Bea!! Wait for me to get the small one so that you get an idea of the softness before your order the MOTHER of ALL brushes ๐Ÿ˜€
It’ll costa plenty too!! The small one was expensive enough! In fact, I ordered it because it IS expensive & Takeda is a TOP brush company & I expect a LOT !!
Hoping I won’t be disappointed.

Sweet Make Up Temptations 15 February, 2013 - 10:01 pm

๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ you all cracked me up !! These brushes look terribly tempting, I just can’t imagine the size of this HUGE mother of brushes, I would love to get it but I believe it must be insanely expensive ! I imagine the quantity of hair and work it has required.. I don’t even know what I would use it for… maybe one big “POUFFF” in the very middle of my face to powder me, my BF and the dog at the same time ๐Ÿ˜€

my dear friends : I thank you so much for your amazing and funny comments during the whole week ! I haven’t been very present here because it has been a hell of a week at work ๐Ÿ™
but reading you was making my days !! thank you <3
I don't think it can get worst than this week so to "reward myself" for having survived it, today I thought it was about time to offer myself a nice beauty related present (thanks to Buggsie for sharing the 20% off at Sephora.fr !!)
It's actually something I am obsessed with and that I will soon share with you ๐Ÿ™‚

Nikoleta 15 February, 2013 - 10:42 pm

Sonia, to get some extra reductions from sephora you can probably sign in to ebuyclub (http://www.ebuyclub.com/) or igraal (http://fr.igraal.com/), sephora offers often 4-5% as cashback with them, I’m not sure it works for other countries but you can try. I’m curious to see what you’ve bought (make up forever brushes ?) ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sweet Make Up Temptations 15 February, 2013 - 11:24 pm

Thank you !! I’ll write that down !!
You know me well Nikoleta ๐Ÿ˜‰ these new MUFE brushes are (were) in my cart for a while but at the end I did not get them. I got a few MUFE brushes a few years ago, really expensive but that I cannot use so now I prefer to check them out in person, I’ll see if I can manage to pop into Sephora one day… did you get them ? I am interested in the angled cheek and the big crease, then many others too…
My hint : it’s from Tom Ford and it’s not brushes… nor makeup… easy ๐Ÿ˜‰

Nikoleta 16 February, 2013 - 7:36 am

No, I don’t know the new MUFE brushes, they are only available online for now. I prefer check them in person too so will wait to see if they will pop up in my local sephora. There are not many reviews on them (I’ve found this one but it doesn’t explain much on the brushes themselves http://amivimakeup.blogspot.fr/2013/02/la-nouvelle-gamme-de-pinceaux-make-up.html)

Sweet Make Up Temptations 16 February, 2013 - 7:55 am

thank you Nikoleta ! I like the look of the handles and the ferrules, also the shape and design is very interesting but there is something about the bristles that just doesn’t appeal to me… “nouvelles fibres” doesn’t say much about them, they might be good though but they don’t look very tempting. The only way to find out is to go see them …
I think if I buy them and they aren’t as good as the Japanese we are trying right now I might be too disappointed, since the price of the MUFE is high I prefer to invest on others at this moment.

Nikoleta 16 February, 2013 - 8:04 am

I’ve told myself the same thing, I wanted to buy the small blender and the face brush, but finally for the price I prefer see them first or splurge on some hakuhodo.

Buggsiebee 15 February, 2013 - 6:52 pm

@ Bonnie……where is Neo anyway??
Did she have enough of us brushaholics and run for the hills?

Bonnie 16 February, 2013 - 1:15 pm

Haha no, I’m guessing she’s been busy with real life as she has big news! I emailed her a few days ago to share my excitement over the arrival of the parcel she sent with some things I asked her to buy and things from the Suqqu order we did together, and she hasn’t replied yet, so I’m assuming it’s very hectic on her side.

She could never have enough of us… I hope ๐Ÿ˜›

Or maybe that UFO spirited her away hmmm..

Buggsiebee 16 February, 2013 - 6:56 pm

Thanks for the update Bonnie ๐Ÿ™‚
Haha…..being spirited away by the Takeda UFO to planet Brush ๐Ÿ˜€ I wouldn’t have much problem with that!
Happy to know that Neo’s just busy & that nothing’s wrong.
I also wonder whatever became of Helen? She also just disappeared into thin air.

Bonnie 17 February, 2013 - 10:40 am

I wonder what Brushworld would be like, hmm…
Yeah, Helen has also disappeared too ๐Ÿ™ let’s hope we didn’t scare them away and it’s just the RL kicking in to distract us temporarily from the more important stuff, ie, brushes!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 17 February, 2013 - 11:14 am

Me too I wonder … ๐Ÿ™
I have been thinking of her and I hope I did not scare her away, maybe I did or said something wrong or hurt her… as I said before I can forget to reply to some comments sometimes, I hope that if I did she would not take it personally.
It’s never my intention.

Last time we heard about her was when she asked me to increase the nested level of comments, which I did …
I did have a problem some time ago with Nikoleta’s comments, they weren’t taking the right path into the site so I could not see them, I am glad she told me and we solved the problem. I hope that this problem is not something that happened again with somebody else ๐Ÿ™
She might be too busy and/or want to avoid temptation or she is just not interested anymore… either way I hope she is all right, I wanted to contact her many times but I am not sure I should..

Buggsiebee 17 February, 2013 - 5:50 pm

Haha, you make me laugh Bonnie:)
Real life can be so intruding sometimes ๐Ÿ˜€

Sylvia 15 February, 2013 - 9:24 pm

Buggsiebee, I’m looking forward to seeing what the botan is like and how it compares to the Nars. I hope it lives up to its gorgeous photo!
Bea, what can I say? Except to be glad someone else lives under the spell of that very probably unattainable brush.

Bea 20 February, 2013 - 3:29 am

Here’s our answer about the MOTHER of all brushes from Takeda-san: ๐Ÿ™‚

The brush you point on the picture is for make-up at “kabuki” .
If we say “nomal make up is oil based make-up”
It mabe said Japanese traditional make-up at kabuki is” watar based
On these traditional make-up,
these large brush is for dehydrating extra wataly
to fix white japanese traditional powder to face.

It is cost about 50000 Japanese Yen.
But we do not have efficient method to recieve money from foreign (only
bank transfer).

Buggsiebee 20 February, 2013 - 6:38 am

Phew…….won’t be needing that one then ๐Ÿ˜‰
JPY 50000 saved!!
Thanks for the info Bea.

Sweet Make Up Temptations 20 February, 2013 - 1:28 pm

Thank you so much Bea !
I’ll skip it for now but thank you so much for all the effort and determination in helping us ! ๐Ÿ™‚

Buggsiebee 16 February, 2013 - 9:38 am

@ Sonia & Nikoleta…
the new fibres used on the MUFE brushes are AMAZINGt! Better than anything I have felt before on a synthetic brush ever before. With my eyes closed I would not be able to tell the difference between them and any other super soft natural brush.
The one I like most is the first one I bought which is the #140. Once I felt that I HAD to try more and with the 20% off the price wasn’t that bad in the end ๐Ÿ™‚
The # 400 is a first for me in this form & I’m enjoying it for lining my eyes. The great thing about synthetic is that I don’t feel bad to swipe them over alchohol directly after use and have them immediately clean!
I also got the #154, 242, 216, 236 & 144 but I haven’t got around to using them yet.
The color of the ferrule & handle are gorgeous & look beautiful with the gradient hair shading of the brush fibres. The handles do feel a bit rough in some spots because they’re not glazed as far as I can tell. I do think you should try at least one!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 16 February, 2013 - 9:40 am

Oh thank you Buggsie !!
please do let us know what you think of the others when you can ! hmmmm do you have any pics by any chance ? ๐Ÿ˜‰ <3

Buggsiebee 16 February, 2013 - 10:15 am

You know my pics are horrible….but they#re on the way ๐Ÿ™‚

Nikoleta 16 February, 2013 - 10:35 am

Buggsiebee, could you send some photos of you little treasures, please ? There are some of them that look tempting even though sephora doesn’t seem to carry all the line for now. Sometimes sephora offers 25% and with the cashback it makes 30% so it is indeed very interesting providing for France shipping is offered above 60 euros and they deliver in 3 days (it will change me from koyudo ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Sweet Make Up Temptations 16 February, 2013 - 10:50 am

Nikoleta : they are uploaded in the friends brushes ๐Ÿ™‚
Thank you Buggsie !!!

Buggsiebee 16 February, 2013 - 10:15 am

Here’s an informative post on the new brushes. I really loved the author’s introduction:-

‘Honestly speaking, brushes are my # 1 weakness. The are the one thing in makeup where I canโ€™t have enough of. The more I own, the better I sleep at night!’


Buggsiebee 16 February, 2013 - 10:59 am

One day, when the sun is shining I will take some photos with my camera & then you can replace all my horrible pics with some decent ones ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sweet Make Up Temptations 16 February, 2013 - 11:11 am

thank you ! I really think your pictures are very helpful ! so… I just got 208, 172, 226, 150… I will let you know when I receive them ๐Ÿ™‚
the reduction and the free shipping was too tempting not to try some…
Now I have to tell my colleague she will get a second parcel for me ๐Ÿ˜› oooops
(they don’t deliver to CH !)

Buggsiebee 16 February, 2013 - 11:36 am

How frustrating for you that so many stores don’t ship to Switzerland!?
Does your colleage live in France?
Shipping costs about โ‚ฌ13,- to Germany, so you can always have them sent to me & I will pass them on.

Bea 16 February, 2013 - 6:15 pm

Some of those brushes are intriguing me :X I wonder when they’ll be available in my neck of the woods? BTW, just tried a sample of the new MUFE Pro Finish foundation and I am actually liking it. Since it is powder I thought I wouldn’t but mind you I slathered Embryolisse all over my super dry skin as base first. The SA took one quick look at me and handed me the perfect shade. Don’t know how some of them just know in a flash which matches a person’s skin tone because I have the worst time doing it myself lol.

Sweet Make Up Temptations 16 February, 2013 - 6:25 pm

she lives in France and she works 5meters away from me ๐Ÿ™‚
thank you for the kind offer, so sweet of you!
yes frustrating ๐Ÿ™ and also frustrating that our shipping costs are so high !

Nikoleta 16 February, 2013 - 2:10 pm

Is the smaller blending brush (next to the 236) similar to the edward bess one ? Thank you, Buggsiebee

Buggsiebee 16 February, 2013 - 6:50 pm

Hi Nikoleta,
I don’t have your email so i sent a comparison pic to Sonia.
You will see that they are no where close in size. The little MUFE #216 is much firmer too.

Sweet Make Up Temptations 16 February, 2013 - 7:18 pm

they are uploaded ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 26 February, 2013 - 6:34 pm

Hi ๐Ÿ™‚
Just a quick info, today I received the MUFE brushes, at the end I got : 172, 208, 210, 212, 216, 226, 236 and 150. They are nearly dry so tonight I will be able to take pictures and show them to you very soon (hopefully tomorrow).
First impressions are not bad at all, their shape (design of the head and bundle of the bristles) is really very good, if they perform well I can see them being very popular. The softness is also excellent, totally appropriate for my eyelids, I have a doubt regarding how well they will pick the product but since I haven’t tried them yet I can be wrong.
Will keep you updated very soon !!

Nikoleta 16 February, 2013 - 8:24 pm

@Sonia, Bugsiebee, thank you
Indeed they are nothing alike but the 236 seems to the job, I was afraid it was too big but in fact it is the ideal size for me. I’ll try to complete my list ๐Ÿ™‚

Sylvia 17 February, 2013 - 6:38 pm

What a strange coincidence.
Independently of this conversation, I took advantage of the 20% reduction to stock up on the Benefit cream eyeshadows that will be discontinued. On my way to pay I passed the MUFE stand saw the new brushes and snatched up the 210 without a second thought. I have small, hooded eyes and this little bonbon is very soft and great for the precision work that I like.

Buggsiebee 17 February, 2013 - 7:01 pm

I just know that you are working your butt off on your new post/s Sonia ๐Ÿ™‚
Remember, Sunday is a day of REST!!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 17 February, 2013 - 7:34 pm

Yep ! ๐Ÿ˜€ you are right Buggsie ! it’s Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚ we found Brushworld.. it’s here ๐Ÿ˜ฎ my place is totally covered with brushes ! I have been finalizing the pictures and there are brushes everywhere !!!
I hope I will not have a brush indigestion at the end of the day ๐Ÿ˜›
I will not even manage to complete the post today, I am so sad ๐Ÿ™ it’s huge and required much more work than I expected, but I am finally done with all the pictures… phewww, still some work to do and I prefer to achieve it properly so I won’t be able to upload it tonight ๐Ÿ™
Hope your Sunday was great !!

Buggsiebee 17 February, 2013 - 7:45 pm

So when the Takeda UFO spirits people away, it’s to your house:)
I’m jumping on board!!
I’ve been doing some obligatory selling on ebay today. Between sorting all the stuff, taking pics & putting it all on ebay I also used up my ENTIRE Sunday!
I hate selling but when you have no more room for the new stuff you have to let stuff go.
My son told me not to buy, then I won’t have to sell !
OMG! That kind of thinking is so male!! It sounds far too sensible & BORING to me ๐Ÿ˜€
Looking forward to your monster post!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 17 February, 2013 - 10:11 pm

oooh so clever ! I never thought of that before !!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Bonnie 18 February, 2013 - 3:07 am

That indeed sounds too sensible and boring – men just don’t get it!

Sylvia 17 February, 2013 - 7:09 pm

Buggsiebee, that link


seemed to disagree with Firefox, at least on my computer.

Buggsiebee 17 February, 2013 - 7:38 pm

Hmmm…I just linked up to it again with no problem
Ask our genius Sonia how to get around it ๐Ÿ™‚

Sylvia 17 February, 2013 - 8:50 pm

What are you selling, Buggsiebee?
I tried the link again and again it crashed my Firefox.

Buggsiebee 17 February, 2013 - 9:03 pm

Lots of stuff which is taking up the space I need for more stuff:)
Ooppps….sorry:( The link isn’t that important. Unfortunately there isn’t much info around on these brushes at all. Did you pick yours up in an actual store or online?
I’d love to see the entire range.

Bonnie 18 February, 2013 - 3:10 am

Wow, I just checked out the MUFE brushes, they look amazing. I’m quite liking the brown handles which, surprisingly, we don’t actually see very often! I’m not sure how I’ll be able to get my hand on them though – when I’m not on a brush ban ๐Ÿ™ – as MUFE moved out of Australia quite a few years back (WHY!?).

Keep us updated and be pioneers in these new brushes ๐Ÿ˜›

Sweet Make Up Temptations 18 February, 2013 - 10:14 pm

I will, I have actually added a few more to my last order so that I can give you some more info on them when I get them ๐Ÿ™‚

212kiki 17 February, 2013 - 9:04 pm

I tried it on safari and firefox both are working.
Evtl. your flash plugin or something need an update ?

Sweet Make Up Temptations 17 February, 2013 - 10:20 pm

Are you talking about themakeupmanual website ? if yes it requires the plugin adobe flash player and it will prompt you to install it, you have to accept the install when it prompts you to, or install it manually before, if it crashes.
Try going via Internet explorer or google chrome browsers in the meantime.
Also clear your temporary cached files, something might be corrupted there. Are you using Apple or Windows systems ?
Send me a private email if you want me to help !
Here are instructions for you :

Sylvia 18 February, 2013 - 8:40 am

Thanks for the advice, Sonia!
You were right about the Adobe update, both you and 212Kiki!
Not only brushes but tech advice!
What a fantastic blog!

About the MUFE brushes.
I bought mine at the Gran Via Sephora Space.
I went there to stock up on soon to be discontinued Benefit cream shadow, which I love. On my way to the payment counter I passed the MUFE area of the shop and barely broke my stride to scoop up the 210.
As I wrote before, it’s a bonbon of a brush if you have small, hooded eyes.
The handle is a trifle rustic- the texture of the beechwood is quite apparent as the wood hasn’t been heavily varnished, just stained to that lovely coffee colour with the grain showing up in a bronze-gold and then a very light coat of clear varnish applied, if there’s any varnish at all.

I’ll go back there today before work and let you know which brushes from the new line are actually available here.
And of course I offer my services as a brush enabler.

Bonnie 19 February, 2013 - 8:52 am

Oooh, the handle sounds divine. I have a thing for wooden handles that look… like wood….

212kiki 18 February, 2013 - 2:15 pm

Did anyone try out the brand yojiya ?


212kiki 18 February, 2013 - 2:37 pm

Stupid me i only have to google a bit, i found something ๐Ÿ˜€

Sweet Make Up Temptations 18 February, 2013 - 10:14 pm

I haven’t tried them yet … glad you found something ! ๐Ÿ™‚

Buggsiebee 19 February, 2013 - 6:43 am

The Yojiya brushes do look absolutely gorgeous. Too much like Hakuhodo’s Kokutan brushes though. They must be produced by the same manufacturer don’t you think?

Bea 18 February, 2013 - 11:45 pm

The most expensive makeup brush EVER??! Maybe not since nobody bid on it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Buggsiebee 19 February, 2013 - 6:37 am

Ouch!! I’d take the head of that brush any day, but the rest just hurts my eyes!! Just a teensy weensy bit OTT ๐Ÿ˜€

Sweet Make Up Temptations 19 February, 2013 - 7:37 am

What frightens me the most is that it is a Tanseido… therefore probably excellent too… but ouch !!
I don’t even mind the bling ๐Ÿ˜›

Bonnie 19 February, 2013 - 8:55 am

Oh wow, I had to look a few times at the brush just to make sure I was seeing what I was seeing. So insane…. but I guess it is worthy of Kleopatra haha

Buggsiebee 22 February, 2013 - 9:29 pm

Look Bea …here are even more of these ‘creations’ ….

Bea 19 February, 2013 - 2:04 pm

What really intrigued me was that Tanseido was involved in it. Imagine how many brushes that amount could get you ! ๐Ÿ™‚

Bea 19 February, 2013 - 8:52 pm

Wheeeeee! Got my Cosmedo fu-li (fupa02 dupe) today. I love the red handle!!! Tommy ordered the fu-cho for me as well. Now if only the red H008 dupe would come back in stock! ๐Ÿ™‚ Uhm I ordered the hot pink and the black fupa02 from CDJ. What am I going to do with 3 fu-pa02s?? :X

Sweet Make Up Temptations 20 February, 2013 - 1:30 pm

so… are they really similar ๐Ÿ™‚ ?
apart from the handles ? red-pink-black, that’s so cute ๐Ÿ˜›

Bea 21 February, 2013 - 3:18 am

I haven’t gotten the pink and black yet. They are somewhere on their way to me. I didn’t use EMS for these two as I wanted to see how long SAL would take.

Sylvia 20 February, 2013 - 8:02 am

Thanks for the up-date on the mother of all brushes, Bea!
I had the feeling it was something enigmatic but didn’t think of Noh theatre.

Bea 21 February, 2013 - 12:41 am

Does anyone know if the Koyudo Standard series goat hair is a lot different from the Fupa goat hair? I have a friend who wants to order the C019 brush but is unsure if she should fork over the money for a fupa or not, thanks.

Bea 22 February, 2013 - 11:46 am

Yes definitely I will report back on the Mugen brushes. I will send pics to Sonia so she can post them here. ๐Ÿ™‚

Bea 22 February, 2013 - 9:31 pm

Blergh… I finally found this one brush company that I had been meaning to explore a few years ago and now their website is broken boooo! I did find their FB page though. Look at their handles. ๐Ÿ™‚
Where is Melissa? Maybe she can dig up some more info about them! ๐Ÿ™‚

212kiki 22 February, 2013 - 9:38 pm

Ahh these handles !!!! not that great as my Mk2 but really unique too.

Buggsiebee 22 February, 2013 - 10:10 pm

Yes please ๐Ÿ™‚ !!!!!!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 23 February, 2013 - 9:01 am

O_O I think my heart stopped beating for a while…
Anyone can help to track them by any chance ?

Bea 22 February, 2013 - 9:41 pm

@Buggsiebee: I don’t mind the one that has the all silver handle, but I would rather buy other brushes from Tanseido than these ones lol.

Buggsiebee 22 February, 2013 - 10:15 pm

I don’t like these blingbling Tanseido handles, I LIKE Kashoen handles ๐Ÿ˜€
OMG poor Kashoen ๐Ÿ™
If only they had met us before going bankrupt/ closing shop, they’d be living in golden palaces by now. Right up my alley!!
Bea & Kiki pleeeeeze don’t show me these unattainable beauties. They steal my sleep!

Melissa…..help?!!! Where is Kashoen now??

212kiki 22 February, 2013 - 10:24 pm

dont like the tanseido bling bling handles too, it looks cheap ?!

There is a kashoe shop listed in Tokyo.

evtl. we have to contact them about their down products section… website last updated 2012…

212kiki 22 February, 2013 - 10:30 pm

They posted on facebook something of a “new” brush section on the website in Feb. 2013 ?

Bea 22 February, 2013 - 9:42 pm

@212kiki: Me too! Me too! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Bea 22 February, 2013 - 11:25 pm

I found them on youtube actually. Saw this video. I have emailed Tommy inquiring if she has seen their store. Let’s wait and see what she says. ๐Ÿ˜‰

212kiki 22 February, 2013 - 11:29 pm

Yes hahah this tooo much happy girl ๐Ÿ˜€
I found them on twitter too ๐Ÿ˜‰ Oh man now i want these brushes but i think they’ll cost too much ๐Ÿ˜€

Sweet Make Up Temptations 23 February, 2013 - 9:17 am

Thank you ! I managed to understand 2 words : Kumano and makeup. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€
Funny to see her face when she tries the brush on her skin ๐Ÿ˜›
We need to find them !

Buggsiebee 23 February, 2013 - 8:36 pm

I didn’t understand anything either, but like you said, her face said it all when she felt the brush on her cheeks. No words were neccessary.
I had to smile at how much nodding goes on when they speak to each other ๐Ÿ™‚

Melissa 23 February, 2013 - 9:16 am

LOL…..I spotted these few weeks ago. But didnt want to tempt you all ๐Ÿ™‚
here is their official website, however the online shop doesnt work ๐Ÿ™

But their shop is at Ginza Tokyo:
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Bea, if u could ask Tommy to give them a call and ask about the prices of these beauties that be great! I’m def will visit this 1 when I’m there ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 23 February, 2013 - 10:07 am

oooooh amazing ! thank you so much !!
Ginza here I come !!!
If only… ๐Ÿ™

Buggsiebee 23 February, 2013 - 8:30 pm

Bye bye February salary ๐Ÿ˜‰
I can see all my hard earned cash making a direct route to Ginza!

212kiki 23 February, 2013 - 8:37 pm

I’m only hoping they’re made with squirrel or fine goat or should i hope they’re not ?
Hope i’ll get my tax repayment fast so I can invest it quickly in brushes ๐Ÿ˜€

Buggsiebee 23 February, 2013 - 8:42 pm

OMG we should all get some therapy ๐Ÿ™‚
This brush addiction is a never ending quest for the best!

212kiki 23 February, 2013 - 8:48 pm

But please only a squirrel brush therapy by stroke them over the face again and again ๐Ÿ™‚

Melissa 24 February, 2013 - 11:56 am

LOL……..I’m afraid that NO therapy will help us to surpress our brush addiction! Its waaaay too late for that Ladies ๐Ÿ™‚ We have come to this point that there is no turning back, so best thing to do is just get on with our brush hunting to satisfy our ‘brush hunger’ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 23 February, 2013 - 10:31 pm

I WILL go to Ginza one day… believe me… I will come back and I will post the BIGGEST post on earth ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

Melissa 23 February, 2013 - 9:20 am

Btw, I will ask my colleague in Tokyo to give them a call first thing on Monday! will keep u all posted Ladies…

Sweet Make Up Temptations 23 February, 2013 - 10:09 am

exciting ๐Ÿ˜€ thanks !!! <3

Melissa 24 February, 2013 - 8:53 pm

OMGeee…..think Kashoen is updating their E-shop, cause this page wasnt there yesterday! So maybe they will put up all the brushes soon, crossing fingers Ladies! I just sent an email to my Japanese colleague to call both stores, the 1 in Ginza and Hiroshima! If you look at their ‘new order page’ and translate it says they accept credit cards!! Yay ๐Ÿ™‚
So, Ladies u better save some funds in case the Kashoen is ‘affordable enough’ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is their ‘new link’, but it only stating how to order, no product details just yet!

http://e-boutique.kashoen.jp/ (they also added a new pic in here, this link didn’t work at all yesterday)

I can smell some new brushes here ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Melissa 24 February, 2013 - 9:07 pm

Aaaaarrgggh……..I WANT THEM ALL!!!! dont care abt the bristles, I adore those breathtaking handles!!


Melissa 24 February, 2013 - 9:18 pm

Oh, and check out this blog post too. Translate sucks but u can see more of their gorgeous brushes ๐Ÿ™‚
Seems the Ginza shop still exists ๐Ÿ™‚


Melissa 24 February, 2013 - 9:29 pm

I can afford at least 1 of them ๐Ÿ™‚ its ‘only’ 5985 Yen! Hope the rest will also be as affordable as this 1……

Got it from this post:

Sweet Make Up Temptations 24 February, 2013 - 9:43 pm

Loving the little hook on the handles ๐Ÿ™‚

212kiki 24 February, 2013 - 9:48 pm

You can see prices in this pic …
i dont know if the big brush is 65000 yen.

Buggsiebee 25 February, 2013 - 6:47 am

I also loved the look of the white headed brush. It’s listed as a face cleaning brush which is something I have not tried yet. I wonder how well they survive when they are wet every day? The hook is a good idea ๐Ÿ™‚

212kiki 24 February, 2013 - 9:13 pm

I did work yesterday for me but the site is a bit unstable so sometimes it doesn’t work.
(OK I checked too many times the site if i can go to the products site ^^ )
Only the product section is not working.

I found only this pic and price about their brushes ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 24 February, 2013 - 9:42 pm

Me too, I can smell a disaster coming… ๐Ÿ˜€
I am blown away by the colors and the designs of the handles. Can you imagine ? I saw their boutique in the facebook page, I think I would just stick to the window boutique and they would need to call security ๐Ÿ˜€

Melissa 24 February, 2013 - 9:49 pm

woahahahahaaa……….I will def join you drooling in front of the store ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Think I would never want to leave the store ever once I get there!!

Apparantely Mugen Brand (from the ‘Lovely’ FuPa) made those gorgeous handles for them!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 24 February, 2013 - 9:53 pm

at the end… it’s less expensive than browsing diamonds ๐Ÿ˜€
thanks Melissa, I am really looking forward to what’s coming !

Bea 23 February, 2013 - 1:00 pm

They have revamped their website. It wasn’t like that when I saw it in 2009 or 2010
. They also said that it is to be launched early Feb on their FB page
. I guess their esite is not ready yet. Tommy has already responded to my email. She said she will check for a catalogue. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sylvia 24 February, 2013 - 3:39 pm

Oh, myy!

Sylvia 24 February, 2013 - 3:47 pm

Buggsiebee, what is that utterly evil and desirable black fupa in the last two photos of yours?

Bea 24 February, 2013 - 4:04 pm

Buggsie I didn’t see the new UFO brush! It’s smaller than the Nars botan. I am surprised by that but I know that’s what you wanted. I might have to settle for it since the mother of all brushes is just waaaay to expensive lol.

Buggsiebee 25 February, 2013 - 6:37 am

Hi Bea!
I don’t think it’s a have to have at the price. The brush & the wooden handle are perfectly crafted but the hair is not of the super soft variety. It’s very dense & may be good for applying mineral foundation in a buffing motion, but mineral foundation does nothing for my old skin so I won’t be using it for that. For finishing powder application I am thrilled with the Koyudo H008 which is super soft & gives me the finish I’m looking for.
The UFO will join my Koyudo White Mushroom and the Macaroons which are beautiful to look at but do not work in my daily routine.
Rather save your money for some Kashoen pretties ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 25 February, 2013 - 7:53 pm

oh yes, Kashoen …. save $ $ $ $

Bea 25 February, 2013 - 8:20 pm

Oh good I’m glad you said that about the UFO brush! Funds need not be diverted for it lol! The Cosmedo red H008 dupe came back in stock at Rakuten so I think Tommy grabbed one for me yay! I love the red handles. And I think that’s why I am so drawn to the Kashoen brushes. I actually messaged them on FB but haven’t heard back. Am wondering if they are trying to translate my pm from English to Japanese lol!

Buggsiebee 25 February, 2013 - 6:43 am

I think you’re refering to the Nars Botan brush? The all-black one?
It was one of my first more expensive & unusual brushes & I have to confess that I really never use it. It’s way too big & too scratchy for my face & I’m not big on powdering my body so it’s a display brush. Since I purchased mine many years ago it could well be that the hair used these days is less rough?

Melissa 24 February, 2013 - 9:03 pm

Bea, did u order the pink Mugen Brand Lovely brushes? will u receive them soon? I’m just waiting for you to place my orders ๐Ÿ™‚

Bea 24 February, 2013 - 9:46 pm

@Melissa: I only got the Lovely round cheek brush. I passed on the fu-pa02 dupe because I already have 3 of them – metallic red, black and hot pink handles lol! Tommy has placed the order already. I also got the Deep cheek brush and the eyeliner brush. ๐Ÿ™‚

Melissa 24 February, 2013 - 9:56 pm

Thanks Bea!!

Hope you’ll get the round cheek brush soon. Think both are made with same type of goat hair. So if u think they’re as soft as the Koyudo or Cosmedo FuPa or the Houkodou let me know! Think I can never get enough FuPa dupes, they are just soooo adorable ๐Ÿ™‚

212kiki 24 February, 2013 - 10:27 pm

@ sonia but its like looking at diamonds ๐Ÿ˜€ look at all these glass vitrines at the kashoen store !
@ melissa are you sure the handles made from mugen brand ?

Bonnie 26 February, 2013 - 5:18 am

The Kashoen are *gorgeous*!

Sylvia 27 February, 2013 - 1:13 am

It’s fantastic to read about these adventures into the realm of brushes.

Sylvia 27 February, 2013 - 1:16 am

Buggsiebee, thanks for the heads-up on the UFO brush! That’s one of the great things about this blog- finding our what won’ be likely to suit me!

Melissa 27 February, 2013 - 1:59 pm

Koyudo ‘news’: CoolJapannow has released the Koyudo Christmas set. So if you still want the set you can get it at CDJ:


Sweet Make Up Temptations 27 February, 2013 - 5:23 pm

thank you Melissa ๐Ÿ™‚ always informed !!

Melissa 27 February, 2013 - 5:12 pm

Anyone owns a Picasso brush?!?! WTH is Eurasian Red squirrel hair??
Im interested in their face brushes!
Thanks beauties!!!

212kiki 27 February, 2013 - 5:16 pm

Sonia has some ๐Ÿ™‚ I found them too so she said its not as soft as koyudo or tanseido red squirrel ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sweet Make Up Temptations 27 February, 2013 - 5:20 pm

That’s right ๐Ÿ™‚
See here : http://sweetmakeuptemptations.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/all_rs.jpg
I have the 103, this one is soft, but nowhere near the others and not worth the price tag…
I have ordered a few Piccasso brushes but I haven’t specially posted about them since I am not that impressed.
Some of the squirrel brushes I got are even slightly unpleasant to use, like the 201A, excellent shape, but scratchy hair ๐Ÿ™

Melissa 27 February, 2013 - 7:28 pm

Darn ๐Ÿ™ think we all got spoiled with the Koyudo Red squirrel and Chikuhodo Z series softness ๐Ÿ™

Sonia, do you realized what you’ve done to all of us ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Please dont stop ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 27 February, 2013 - 6:02 pm

euh… since I can’t read Japanese I have no idea..
it’s probably a mistake…
(that’s what the cashier said to me when I wanted to buy the Suqqu face powder brush and she saw the price on her till ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ )

Bea 27 February, 2013 - 6:06 pm

Blergh…Kashoen prices are not looking good lol.

Melissa 27 February, 2013 - 7:26 pm

Maybe they just misplaced the ‘comma’ ?? …….. LOL
1 of the pics shows a red sportscar; is that included in the price ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ if so, then its a bargain ….. LOL

Buggsiebee 27 February, 2013 - 9:11 pm

Hahaha…. Melissa the Optimist:)
I like that!!

212kiki 27 February, 2013 - 9:25 pm

Haha evtl. when the car is a miniature version ๐Ÿ™‚
I think why they are behind glass vitrines has a good reason ๐Ÿ˜€

Melissa 27 February, 2013 - 7:35 pm

How is the SUQQU blush brush compared to the pink Cosmedo gray squirrel blush brush? I just want to add a SUQQU to my collection ๐Ÿ™‚ Same softness/density? Is the Cosmedo a tad bigger?

Buggsiebee 27 February, 2013 - 9:19 pm

Hey Melissa:)
I’ll send you a pic tomorrow, but the Cosmedo is a much more generous brush than the Suqqu. The Suqqu is like a flattish feather in comaprison to the fuller & fluffier Cosmedo.
The Suqqu offers much more precision, but the Cosmedo is more fun:D

212kiki 28 February, 2013 - 10:20 am

I contacted kashoen via email too hopefully they will reply to one of us ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sweet Make Up Temptations 28 February, 2013 - 10:22 am

I hope… I have contacted Piccasso brushes several times and nobody came back to me… shame… ๐Ÿ™

212kiki 28 February, 2013 - 10:39 am

Yes some brands don’t have any customer service…. that’s sad…
But I “NEED” to know ๐Ÿ˜€

212kiki 2 March, 2013 - 12:31 am

I cant let it go… did you see this ?
I’ve scrolled through all the pics. The set prices are on the single brush pics but next pic is the brush set pic.

The prices are from 400.000yen up to 840.000yen
I need to know how much only one face brush is ๐Ÿ˜€

Bea 2 March, 2013 - 1:18 am

Gah! Please noooo not that expensive?!! O_0

212kiki 2 March, 2013 - 10:34 am

Yeah i’*m really sad….one brush would be around 1000โ‚ฌ…..

Sweet Make Up Temptations 2 March, 2013 - 11:05 pm

ouch ! in that case no regrets… I guess…

Bea 28 February, 2013 - 1:37 pm

Oh dear, I think I need to try this glove out!!

Bea 28 February, 2013 - 5:18 pm

$40?! Blergh no thanks. I hadn’t even bothered to check how much it was. At least it gave me the idea though. I have been looking for something to use in cleaning the fu-pa02 since it is such a dense brush! I’ll just get one of those pet grooming gloves or cellulite ones lol!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 28 February, 2013 - 5:24 pm

๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ brilliant !! thanks for the idea Bea !!!

212kiki 28 February, 2013 - 2:13 pm

Haha saw this one too but I think it’s too expensive for my taste ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sweet Make Up Temptations 9 March, 2013 - 10:23 am

Me too !!!

212kiki 9 March, 2013 - 10:32 am

hรถhรถ found it too and yes i want it too it sounds good a brush with squirrel ๐Ÿ˜€
All these limited pouches are …. very asian ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sylvia 9 March, 2013 - 11:58 am

Bea, why does my bank love you so much?
I know why!
That brush you casually posted up represents the ruin of my March budget.

Bea 9 March, 2013 - 12:47 pm

I’ve already spent March’s budget. Tommy has it. Going into April lmao! ๐Ÿ™‚

Bonnie 9 March, 2013 - 1:43 pm

I’m working out my april, may and june budgets ๐Ÿ™‚ April belongs to a new Koyudo order (because that’s when some of my CDJ points expire lol… White Mushroom, finally here I come)! May belongs to Tanseido, Kyureido and Takeda, and June to Hakuhodo woooo…. March is a no-buy month for me! Starting… yesterday hahahaha, ladies! Stop enabling!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 9 March, 2013 - 8:57 pm

hahaha ๐Ÿ˜€ gosh… getting crazy ! on my side I will be able to share with you my newest acquisitions tomorrow (Koyudo, Chomotto, Kihitsu, Houkodou, etc).
Next week I will receive the Make up for ever 412, the new Radiance and more Tanseido and after that who knows…
already wondering if I should order some Koyudo that are already hunting my mind for next month… I agree with Bonnie… stop it ๐Ÿ˜€

Bonnie 10 March, 2013 - 8:06 am

I’m so glad the Radiance has arrived! Let me know what you think of it ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve been using it with different foundations this past week and I’m quite enjoying it even though it isn’t as soft as the Koyudo fu-pas.

Can’t wait to hear about what you think of the new Japanese brushes! We’ve heard from all the other ladies, I’d love to hear what you think ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 10 March, 2013 - 10:34 pm

No sorry it hasn’t yet, my comment was confusing, but I think beginning of this week it should ๐Ÿ™‚
The postman rang the bell on Saturday morning at around 8am with Tommy’s parcel, I was sleeping of course…
I told him “sorry I was sleeping…” he replied “I am so sorry but I had an express parcel from Japan”, and suddenly I was wide awake !!! ๐Ÿ˜›

Bonnie 13 March, 2013 - 10:18 am

Parcels make my day!! I would jump wide awake for them too ๐Ÿ˜›

Let me know when the Radiance worries! I feel like it’s taken ages…

Sweet Make Up Temptations 13 March, 2013 - 7:24 pm

fantastic, it looks quite different, I am going to wash it and will report to you asap !

Sylvia 10 March, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Thanks for reminding me about the CDJ points.

Bonnie 13 March, 2013 - 10:21 am

No worries ๐Ÿ™‚ I would hate for them to expire so I’m keeping an eye on them…

Oh, and my no shopping ban didn’t work, ladies ๐Ÿ™ Since I was Tenso-ing, I decided to pick up the Hakuhodo G537 and the cheaper Jap version of the Hakuhodo S122 while I was at it… sigh.

Sweet Make Up Temptations 9 March, 2013 - 9:00 pm

I hate it that since we bought the house recently I know my banker in person ๐Ÿ™
I’d rather not ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

Bea 9 March, 2013 - 2:51 pm

Bahahhaha! Bonnie you crack me up lol. But maybe I should start thinking of budgeting your way. But what if there’s a limited ed brush like this month’s fupa14?? ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Bonnie 10 March, 2013 - 8:09 am

Argh, I’ve been falling into the LE trap ๐Ÿ™ Every time I say no more, no buy or DIE, something LE appears on the scene, or a sale, and then I have to tell myself, buy it or you will regret it…you can save up next week. I’m telling you – it is a *conspiracy*!

But I should be good for March! I don’t think there will be any more spectacular LE releases……right!?

Sweet Make Up Temptations 10 March, 2013 - 10:35 pm

Don’t worry Bonnie, I don’t think it will ๐Ÿ˜‰

Nikoleta 9 March, 2013 - 8:05 pm

If I could stop spending money for several months (a lot ๐Ÿ™‚ ) I would probably want this one
Well, it’s just a dream as I doubt I could as there is always some new temptation

212kiki 9 March, 2013 - 8:35 pm

Jaaa my tax repayment is coming now i can buy moooore brushes ๐Ÿ˜€ hihihi
The chiku passion series is nice i think i want one of them only because of the handle ๐Ÿ˜€

Sweet Make Up Temptations 9 March, 2013 - 8:46 pm

Lucky you ! enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚ you have to celebrate ๐Ÿ˜›

212kiki 9 March, 2013 - 8:56 pm

yah i’ll celebrate it with new brushes ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sweet Make Up Temptations 9 March, 2013 - 8:44 pm

waow, it looks like it has similar dimensions than the Chikuhodo Z-9 (width and ferrule) but the hair is 2.5 cm longer than the Z-9 !
well, I don’t know what I will get for my birthday yet but I will try to get myself an extraordinary brush ๐Ÿ˜›

Nikoleta 9 March, 2013 - 9:26 pm

๐Ÿ˜‰ it seems like a wonderful giant blending powder brush and it says the quality of hairs is something amazing, specially selected. It would be nice if chikuhodo put some real photos. I doubt it could be a multitasker though given it’s big size.

Buggsiebee 10 March, 2013 - 10:03 am

Hi Nikoletta:)
If you look at the pictures of my brushes you will see this brush next to the Tesshyu face powder brush. It is essentially an extremely soft finishing brush & not suitable for buffing at all. It is pretty much identicle to the face powder brush in the Kiwami set, so if you are ever planning to get that, then you don’t need this one.

Sylvia 10 March, 2013 - 2:42 pm

Oh, myyy!
Did your Red Squirrel arrive, Nikoleta!

Nikoleta 10 March, 2013 - 3:59 pm

Yes ! A week ago and I had to pay 30% taxes but well, it is a very nice brush and don’t have anything like it, it shed several hairs, but seems to have stopped. It is indeed very soft, very pleasent to use.

Sylvia 11 March, 2013 - 8:31 am

Good to hear it arrived, finally!
30% taxes? That’s simply dreadful. I was very lucky mine came through without any then, as we have the same taxation here.

Buggsiebee 10 March, 2013 - 11:16 am

By the way, the Radiance is listed as Sold Out again!

Bonnie 11 March, 2013 - 7:53 am

Apparently it’ll be back in stock in about six weeks so if anyone is still holding out for it, just keep a look until then.

212kiki 12 March, 2013 - 8:53 pm

@Bea do you have any update on Lovely brushes ?

Bea 12 March, 2013 - 9:04 pm

@212kiki: Tommy has them. I keep adding to my order (most recent fupa14 set) so she hasn’t shipped them out. :X Sorry, I will send pics to Sonia just as soon as I get them and I’ll tell you what I think.

212kiki 12 March, 2013 - 9:19 pm

haha no hurry ๐Ÿ˜€

Carlyn 13 March, 2013 - 2:35 am

Bea, what is the Fu-pa 14? I’ve looked it up and couldn’t find a thing. I’m dying to know. I really am loving my Fu-pa12p and 8p. Can you share the link please? Thanks.

Buggsiebee 13 March, 2013 - 8:03 pm

BOOOOO to GEMA!! I can’t watch Beas video because of the music rights.
Sooooooo frustrating!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 13 March, 2013 - 8:09 pm

oh no, it works for me …

Bea 13 March, 2013 - 8:16 pm

That’s ok, I can’t either and I am the one who made the video lmao! I can only view it when I am logged into my yt a/c. :/

Buggsiebee 13 March, 2013 - 8:44 pm

Oh my gosh, are you serious?? That is so funny….and I don’t mean funny haha, I mean funny peculiar, strange & ridiculous!!
I don’t need the music, I can sing while I watch it ok?

Buggsiebee 13 March, 2013 - 8:33 pm

There’s EMI music on it which GEMA hasn’t authorised.
Why does everything have to be so uptight & controlled in this country?!!

Bea 13 March, 2013 - 8:54 pm

I made the video 3 years ago. It was one of my first attempts so it’s pretty crude. I looked at the file size of the video and it is 10.5mb. Let me see if I can email it to Sonia as an attachment and she can forward it on to you. The song I used was Japanese but I guess EMI holds the rights to it. Don’t get me started on copyright and all that baloney lol. ๐Ÿ™‚

buggsiebee 13 March, 2013 - 9:31 pm

Got it Bea! You’re a doll ๐Ÿ™‚
Thanks soooooo much.
I’m in bed already though & my phone doesn’t want to download thd file so Ill have to wait till the a.m.
REALLY looking forward to this, but if it’s 3 years ago then this can only be a small portion of the collection which you have by now!???

Bea 13 March, 2013 - 9:54 pm

That’s great Buggsie! Maybe 3 years ago my brush collection would have been considered huge but not anymore I don’t think. Sonia of course has surpassed me in that department lol! Aaaand you, Melissa and some of the other ladies on here would most likely be quite capable of giving me a run for my money! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I still have to purchase any of the J series but it got derailed when I found Sonia’s blog and Koyudo. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Buggsiebee 14 March, 2013 - 7:04 am

Haha….I know your video soooooo well ๐Ÿ™‚
It must’ve been available in the time before GEMA clamped down on the music rights.
I used to play it again & again and pause and stare at all the lovely brushes I couldn’t get hold of. I loved/ love the accompanying music too.
Totally divine Bea! Your video was a huge inspiration for me to keep on searching to find a way to get hold seemingly unattainable brushes.

Bea 14 March, 2013 - 10:21 pm

Thank you @Buggsiebee! I am glad it helped even though pics were kinda crappy lol. The next one should be better if I can only get my act together and finish it (nail polish craziness got in the way). It was indeed my purpose to do it the slideshow way so people could pause and look the brushes over more carefully. I guess I will have to look into using creative commons music instead. I hadn’t realized it was unavailable to certain countries (including my own) until last week.

Sweet Make Up Temptations 14 March, 2013 - 9:57 pm

I get derailed every single day.. I want something and I end with something else !
Changing my lemmings on a daily basis…

Bea 13 March, 2013 - 9:06 pm

BTW I picked up the new Illamasqua Blush Up brush. Does anyone have it? It’s similar to the Claudia Riaz Instant Arch which I also have. I am fascinated by that shape of brush lol. Hair is synthetic of course, it feels very soft. It is the same kind that’s used in the Shiseido one and I have that too teehee! What I am going to do with all these brushes I keep buying, heaven only knows. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sweet Make Up Temptations 14 March, 2013 - 9:53 pm

oh Bea I want’ it too !! ๐Ÿ˜€ it really sounds interesting for contour and highlight…
argh stop it Bea !!
can’t wait to receive the Make UP for ever 412 ! going to have fun with it ๐Ÿ™‚

Bea 14 March, 2013 - 10:23 pm

Sonia, I just tried it with my KGD foundation and it worked great! ๐Ÿ™‚ I still haven’t used it with blush though.

Melissa 13 March, 2013 - 9:08 pm

Beaaaa….I just had a brushgasm seeing your movie!! LOL…..I envy you!!!!

I’m thinking of getting the A&A SGP21 foundation brush! How is the application with liquid foundation?! Is it streaky or flawless like the FuPa??

Looooove all yr Haku babies…!!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 14 March, 2013 - 9:55 pm

:D:D:D:D crazy ! <3

Bea 13 March, 2013 - 9:46 pm

Bahahaha! Thanks Melissa. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am working on another one with the G55 series which has been 3 years in the making and is nowhere near completion. :X The SGP21 applies with a little bit of streakiness however it is very minimal. It is nowhere near as streaky as a synthetic one. It’s really not that bothersome as a couple of extra swipes and the streaks disappear. It does not do it with my KGD Maifanshi foundation at all but that has a thicker consistency. What I really like about it is it’s easy to apply foundation or even concealer around your nose and under your eyes. You can get pretty close to the lower lash line if you need to apply product in that area. Having said that, I still think I get a better, more natural looking application with my G543 brush. I love that one to death. And I also like the fu-pa07 a bit better for the same reason. I was a little disappointed though because the handle came off and I had to glue it back on. Not something I expected since the A & A brushes are made by Chikuhodo.

Sylvia 15 March, 2013 - 12:25 am

I love your video, Bea, even though I know your next one will be awesome!

Carlyn 15 March, 2013 - 3:12 pm

OMG Bea, I do believe I saw your video over a year ago when I was researching Hakuhodo brushes. That’s so cool. I think the video’s great. I’d love to see an updated one of your new brushes.

Bea 21 March, 2013 - 9:45 pm

Thank you Carlyn! Was it you who was looking for a link to the fupa14? I am getting lost in all the comments lol. Sonia we need a message board/forum on here lol! ๐Ÿ™‚

Bea 16 March, 2013 - 4:01 am

Thank you Sylvia! Although now I am thinking I should really do a J series one instead since they seem to be more popular atm. I don’t have any though so this might be a good excuse to get some? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Melissa 19 March, 2013 - 7:46 pm

OMGeeeeee……the Kashoen ROYAL collection is indeed verrrrry expensive!!!!
Their E boutique worked today and they put up the Royal collection only so far, hopefully the ‘normal priced’ brushes will be up soon!!!


212kiki 19 March, 2013 - 8:31 pm

Haha i checked this site almost every day ๐Ÿ˜€

212kiki 19 March, 2013 - 9:01 pm

Yeah only the lipbrush from the royal series would be 320โ‚ฌ up….
But the normal line is “only” goat (S class ????)

Sweet Make Up Temptations 19 March, 2013 - 9:44 pm

oh no ๐Ÿ™ so expensive…

Melissa 19 March, 2013 - 7:53 pm

I can see some affordable Kashoen brushes ๐Ÿ™‚ YAY

Melissa 19 March, 2013 - 8:05 pm

Well, the ‘regular Kashoen’ that is ๐Ÿ™

And the shoko collection:


Dear Sonia, can u pls add these links to the master brush shopping links ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 19 March, 2013 - 9:46 pm

I will, thank you !!!

Bea 4 April, 2013 - 2:17 am

What are their brushes made of?! Y840,000 for a set??? I don’t even see any gold anywhere! I guess I will have to just gaze at the catalogue Tommy is sending me as that is probably all I can afford from Kashoen lol.

Sweet Make Up Temptations 19 March, 2013 - 9:46 pm

still too expensive ๐Ÿ˜›

Melissa 20 March, 2013 - 8:17 pm

I set my Kashoen ‘budget’ at โ‚ฌ300 max when Im there! So I prob will walk away with 1 brush only ๐Ÿ™‚ think it would be wise to leave out my credit card when I go there!

The store is actually located around the corner from my rental apt in the Ginza area, so NO WAY I can skip the Kashoen boutique ๐Ÿ™‚ I might get a make up session done when Im there so at least I get the chance to feel as many Kashoen brushes as possible… LOL
I def will ask to take pics for us all to droole on ๐Ÿ™‚

Bea 20 March, 2013 - 9:20 pm

I wanna go tooooo! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Bonnie 22 March, 2013 - 5:51 am

Living vicariously through you, Melissa!

Bea 31 March, 2013 - 3:48 pm

Tommy just emailed me. She said she finally managed to get me a Kashoen catalog. Erm…. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not?? :X

Melissa 31 March, 2013 - 5:12 pm

YAY Bea!! Happy to hear that! maybe there are a lot more ‘affordable’ ones in the catalogue ๐Ÿ™‚ well, at least u can stare at the gorgeous brushes or have them framed…..LOL
I still cannot believe that the Royal collection is that expensive! U can buy a very nice brand new car for the same price ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe I should interview them on behalf of Sonia’s blog, I’m just so curious about the craftmanship and material they are using for this Royal collection. Hope the sale rep does speak English!

Bea 3 April, 2013 - 4:19 pm

I forgot to add this tidbit from Tommy about Kashoen:

“They are the oldest brush company in Japan.
Many brush engineers are from the company”.

Sweet Make Up Temptations 3 April, 2013 - 7:14 pm

oh dear… the source ๐Ÿ˜›

Sweet Make Up Temptations 3 April, 2013 - 10:48 am

it’s very bad ๐Ÿ™

Bea 20 March, 2013 - 6:38 pm

@Carlyn: It’s in their March special set with the pouch. It is a powder brush. I think the site is down for maintenance as I cannot access it atm to grab the link. I’ll try again later.

Carlyn 28 March, 2013 - 5:27 pm

Thanks Bea. I think my next purchase will be the Houkodou. It’s so pretty. I’m probably going to need Tommy for that purchase though, so I’m figuring out what else I must have to make the shipping fees count. I’m curious if the req squirrel Tenseido is as soft as the Koyudo (omg, LOVE that brush).

Melissa 20 March, 2013 - 8:10 pm

Bea!!! Have u received the ‘Mugen Brand’ Lovely brush yet or are u still ordering some more ๐Ÿ™‚

Bea 20 March, 2013 - 9:19 pm

I asked Tommy to order me the fupa14 set so if they still have to make the brush then it will be a while lol! ๐Ÿ™‚

Melissa 30 March, 2013 - 8:18 pm

Bea!! pls stop ordering, I can’t wait to see the ‘Lovely’ brush ๐Ÿ™‚

212kiki 30 March, 2013 - 8:31 pm

Psst Mellissa or she will keep all the pics and infos for herself ๐Ÿ˜›

Bea 30 March, 2013 - 9:01 pm

LOL! ๐Ÿ˜›

Bea 30 March, 2013 - 8:52 pm

LOL! IKR?! I don’t know what’s taking so long. I guess Koyudo is still harvesting the hair for my fupa14. ๐Ÿ™

Melissa 30 March, 2013 - 9:21 pm

Think so too! First we all finish the red squirrel’s hair and now all the goat’s…….LOL…..they better come up with something to grow the hairs much faster ๐Ÿ™‚

Bea 20 March, 2013 - 9:22 pm

Thank you Carlyn! Hopefully I will finish it before I get grey hair, blergh… ๐Ÿ™‚

Sylvia 21 March, 2013 - 11:27 am

I’m most intrigued to know what the fu-pa 14 is like!
CDJ is going to be selling it without the pouch and I’m on the waiting list.

Melissa 29 March, 2013 - 3:16 pm

I’m thinking of getting the TF Shading & Illuminating. Can any of u pls recommend a brush to go with this? Will the FuPa012 work?

I’ve never contoured with cream products before. But since my skin has become dryer lately and the powder contouring doesnt work anymore ๐Ÿ™


Sweet Make Up Temptations 30 March, 2013 - 6:46 pm

Hi Melissa,
the Fu-pa12 would be too big, although you can use it clean to blend out but if you apply the product with this brush it would cover too much surface.
Some of my favorites are the fu-pa6 or 10, also the small TF02, or the Shu 18 goat, or the Koyudo BP014 or Chikuhodo G-10, or even the Tanseido YGQ 17 or the Hakuhodo J544… as you see sooo many options !
if you want to go for a versatile option, the Hakuhodo and the Tanseido are the ones you’ll use with many other products too.
Lisa Eldridge even uses the Suqqu cheek but there is no way I’ll use it with cream, way too precious and it would require too many frequent washes.
Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ and happy Easter to you too ๐Ÿ™‚

Melissa 30 March, 2013 - 8:16 pm

Thank you dear! The Tanseido YGQ 17 it is then ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve been thinking of getting the BP013 so I guess that 1 too ๐Ÿ™‚

I just hope that the TF Shading & Illuminating will work for me, especially since its a big splurge for a countour product!

Which cream contour products do you use?

buggsiebee 30 March, 2013 - 9:35 pm

Hey Melissa ๐Ÿ™‚
I’ll send you my TF S & I when I get back to Germany.
I don’t use it & I’d be really happy to pass it on to you.
It’s hardly used at all, as good as new.
Happy Easter to you all !!

Melissa 30 March, 2013 - 10:27 pm

Buggsiebee!!!! First, what are u doing on the web?!?! You are supposed to enjoy your vaca in SA (JEALOUS!!), second thats sooooo very sweet of you! Just let me know the payment details over the mail ๐Ÿ™‚
I can’t wait for you to get back so I can drool over your Takeda brushes! Hope you were able to get hold of the custom before you left!!

ENJOY YOUR TIME IN SA!! Its officially spring here, but the sun is nowhere to be seen!! Its been snowing AGAIN for the past few days!!!!!

buggsiebee 31 March, 2013 - 11:28 am

We’re having some really stormy & rainy weather which is a pity ๐Ÿ™
Yesterday it was POURING all day so we got DVDs and turned my parents home into a home cinema with pop corn, coke and all kinds of junk food. Today the weather is also rotten so, aside from going to church this morning at 7:30 ( hello?! WHY so early on a Sunday?!! ), we’ll be staying indoors & eating all day ๐Ÿ˜€
I said I’ll give you the Shade & Illuminate – not sell !
When I get back I’ll mail you for your address Ok?
I didn’t get the Takeda package before I left but my eldest son said he’d collect it for me so I feel relaxed about nothing going wrong with my very special order.
I’m really looking forward to these brushes!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 3 April, 2013 - 10:45 am

Buggsie, that’s so kind of you ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks !

Sweet Make Up Temptations 3 April, 2013 - 10:44 am

Hi Melissa,
I use the TF S&I, an hourglass that I don’t find online anymore, or a dark foundation. I hope it will work for you ๐Ÿ™‚ just apply it very sheerly and blend well !

Melissa 31 March, 2013 - 12:58 pm

Buggsie!! Thats so very generous of you ๐Ÿ™‚ What a GREAT Easter present! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!
Glad to hear your eldest son could get your special delivery! YAY!! so freakin excited about it too ๐Ÿ™‚

Hmmm….totally into staying indoors and eating all day! I bet you guys have delicious food in SA!

Bonnie 2 April, 2013 - 11:23 pm

Just picked up my brushes. FINALLY got the White Mushroom. Also picked up the Hakuhodo G537 and the S122Bk (the S122 but in the cheaper Jap-only black handle). And from Akachanfudem the Kyureido KK-004, the Takeda eyeshadow brushes #8 and #11 (short handles, because I have severely short-sighted :P) and Hokuto BS-13 (basic pencil brush). I had my Chinese name engraved on the bottom of these last few brushes and *squeeeee* — pretty!

Bea 3 April, 2013 - 4:56 am

Oh Bonnieeeeeeee! We need pics! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I was actually looking at those very same Takeda brushes in the catalog last week lol. I had been checking out their kolinsky foundation brush. Please let us know what you think of your latest brush haul! ๐Ÿ™‚

Bonnie 3 April, 2013 - 7:29 am

Oh of course ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll take pictures now next to the Shu #10 and #12 and send it to Sonia haha. I can’t tell you too much about handles etc because I do have the shorter handles, but it does remind me of Shu…

Hmmm… kolinsky foundation brush huh….. :S

Melissa 3 April, 2013 - 1:47 pm

Aaaaagh…..Bonnie!!! they are gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m planning to get some more kolinsky gems!
Will add these to my endless-brush-wish-list…..Thanks for the pics!

Melissa 3 April, 2013 - 2:19 pm

I’m lemming the Garan Kolinsky found brush, but it costs 15.435 Yen ๐Ÿ™
PBQW10: http://www.webgaran.com/muf/products/

Takeda No.15LF is cheaper 10.500:

Is ‘Pure Red Sable’ same as Kolinsky?

Bea 3 April, 2013 - 3:46 pm

Melissa this is the No. 15LF kolinsky foundation brush I am lemming. I see the price has gone up a tad since I saw it in my catalog. It used to be Y9450. I had emailed about the red sable and kolinsky question and here was the answer I got…

About “pure red sable” product.

No.10F are made by kolinsky hair.
(Bigger size “pure red sabe” than No.10,for example No.11,12,14, are made
by kilinsky hair)
No.9S,No.8,,No.8S are made by weasel hair.

Especially “pure red sable” ,
We consider the top point [end ]of natural hair is very important to
” each hair gathering to a target point ” and “fitting for skin” and so on.
So we made “pure red sable” product without cutting top point of hair.
On this circumustances,
weasel hair have suitable waist point [most strong point ] from end of hair
for small or short brushes.
Kolinsky hair have too long distance from waist point to end of hair.

There was even a diagram attached to show what he was trying to explain to me about the difference between kolinsky and weasel. They are really great at providing info.

Bea 3 April, 2013 - 3:49 pm

Blergh…now I think I want that Garan kolinksy even more than the Takeda lmao!

Bonnie 3 April, 2013 - 4:22 pm

I really do think that the Takeda are an excellent and cheaper alternative to the Shu if you want kolinsky eyeshadow brushes ๐Ÿ™‚ Some might even find the Takeda easier to work with because it’s flatter and has more give!

What’s foundation application like with kolinsky? Melissa and Bea!!! I really don’t like you two for introducing all these brushes :S Now I want to try them too and I just got the Houkodou as well!

I have to admit, I prefer the look of the Takeda though. The handle just looks so clean and “sexily” shaped…. o.O

midnitedesire 10 April, 2013 - 7:50 pm

Hi Melissa, i hope you don’t mind my asking, do you think you could do a comparison? or, pls let me know what you think of cosmedo blush brush PK-C03 VS. RMK Cheek Brush or, Chiku Z-4 (RMK,i own a pre-2012 one)?

looks very nice but i couldn’t find any reviews about it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Bea 3 April, 2013 - 3:24 pm

Eeeeep! The Takeda brushes look good. Thanks for the pics Bonnie! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am getting overwhelmed. I don’t know which ones to get next lol. Yes I revisited my Chikuhodo made Artisan & Artist kolinsky foundation brush and I am really liking it right now so I am lemming the Takeda No.15LF version which I had wanted to get a few years ago. I think I was probably distracted and turned off by the A&A brush handle coming off blergh. Now the Takeda one has gone back on my list. :X

Bonnie 3 April, 2013 - 4:27 pm

I’m looking forward to using them tomorrow when I wake up… omgsh, it’s 3.30am here!

Ooooh, that’s sad to hear that your A&A brush handle came off :S I’m paranoid when washing my brushes that water will drip down and loosen the ferrule. I hope that the quality of brushes has gone up since then but I think the Takeda look pretty sturdy to me ๐Ÿ™‚

Melissa 6 April, 2013 - 11:47 pm

Bonnie! soooo…..how does the Takeda perform so far?! Do u like them? Are they as soft as the Shu?

I dont own a Kolinsky foundation brush so far. But I’m planning on getting the A&A SGP-21 as my first since Bea has been quite happy with it.

I do own the A&A SGP-14, 17 & 20. Verrrrry happy with all of them!! I’ve been using them daily for the past 5 weeks, so I will send Sonia my review and pics hopefully this wkend ๐Ÿ™‚

Bonnie 9 April, 2013 - 3:16 am

Ooops, I missed this!

I say that between the Shu #10 and #12, and the Takeda #11, the Takeda might be even softer ๐Ÿ™‚ It might be because it’s less densely packed so the floppiness may contribute a little, but really, the difference is quite marginal. I actually quite like how it feels because it’s less densely packed!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 9 April, 2013 - 11:29 am

Thank you Bonnie !

Gladys L. 3 April, 2013 - 4:35 pm

Your photo sharing is prompt and resourceful!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 3 April, 2013 - 10:54 am

so coool, I hope you love them all ! I have uploaded your pics ๐Ÿ™‚

Gladys L. 3 April, 2013 - 5:48 pm

It looks ss if no brand can provide a structural dupe for Shu U. yet. But I believe Takeda has its good perfrmance (many Jap brush provides a thinner brush shape than their OEM ones, I guess it still work well.

I just don’t like Shu U. much though, not for its product, but the agressive BA. I was followed by 3 BA along 2 display benches of standard size. I would rathe adapt to other brands.

Bonnie 3 April, 2013 - 11:56 pm

It’s not entirely the same, but… I’m loving the shorter handles (and the fact my Chinese name is engraved on it haha)! I am seriously short-sighted and while I do apply eye makeup with my contacts on, I still need to get “up close and personal” with my reflection lol. I think the price point of Takeda is very good ๐Ÿ™‚

Who is Takeda OEM for btw?

Gladys L. 4 April, 2013 - 9:00 am

Oh, the โ€œthinner than OEMโ€ comment applies to all brands (especially Hakuhodo and Tanseido).

Since you have asked: Takeda no longer has long term OEM client now, the owner said the produftion team iscsmall, he is rather content with his latest small 3000 eye brush OEM order. Takeda is proud of developing new brushes, according to online sharings.

Bonnie 4 April, 2013 - 11:56 am

Oooooh, thank you for clarifying Melissa ๐Ÿ™‚ I think I saw somewhere (it was in Japanese and I didn’t bother translating it) that Takeda may be associated with Chanel?

Gladys L. 4 April, 2013 - 1:51 pm

Maybe it’s Tanseido again for Chanel’s recent permanent brush range renewed not long ago (that including the highly praised foundation brush). I am new to brush news. ^ ^

All I know is the recent sharings of a Kumano Fude Festival trip which refers to the saying of 3000 lip brush OEM order (my mistake again, not eye). The owner explained that it’s because of his less than average brush hair storage. orzโ€ฆ

Sweet Make Up Temptations 4 April, 2013 - 1:56 pm

I have (had) a lot of recent Chanel brushes, the blush brush is nice and I love how efficient some of them are but some aren’t that soft. What foundation brush are you talking about ? the stippling or the flat ?
By the way.. has someone tried (touched) the new Chanel retractable kabuki that comes with the new Les Beiges healthy powder ? it looks soft but I couldn’t see it in person… I really want to know how soft it is…

Bonnie 4 April, 2013 - 2:36 pm

I meant Gladys btw, not Melissa! I’m so sorry ><

Think I got a bit lost :S

Bonnie 4 April, 2013 - 2:40 pm

And no! Les Beiges isn’t even released here, but indigo kir royale commented that it’s softer than the Hakuhodo White Maple Kinokos though… do you know how tempting that makes it with the added portability!?

I’m LOVING the White Mushroom btw! Can’t believe I took sooo long to pick it up!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 4 April, 2013 - 5:25 pm

Ok girls… I just bought the Chanel kabuki brush a few minutes ago (I knew a place where they had one left and I had a voucher blablabla ๐Ÿ˜› *pathetic excuse* ๐Ÿ˜€
yes it’s soft but… it’s synthetic.
I saw the same Chanel sales assistant the other day, she showed me the brush (a new one from a distance), I couldn’t touch it because they had no samples on the counters and I totally understand that I cannot touch a new brush so I didn’t even ask.
She said it was made with natural hair, now I can say : no it’s not.
Is it soft like other bloggers say : yes but we cannot compare a natural brush with a synthetic brush, it is soft but you just need to know it’s not natural. I am a bit disappointed because I couldn’t find on the web if it was synthetic or not (I didn’t spend 24 hours looking either so maybe I can’t complaint…) and because the assistant told me it was natural… I probably wouldn’t have bought it if I was certain but I will try it and will let you know ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 5 April, 2013 - 8:41 am

glad you love the white mushroom ! do you mind sending us a pic when you have some time ? I just wanted to make sure the shape is similar to the one I got … thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

Gladys L. 4 April, 2013 - 2:54 pm

A lot of luxury-brand-only followers in forums prefer the latest Chanel flat foundation brush (syntgetic, thicker than other brands) to that of ALL other brands (I know Shiseido conquers all by the kabuki) as it is less streaky for application. But I am scared off by the price abd I only need a flat one for putting product on. And I guess it’s the old Chanel brushes have a higher chance of being related to Takeda (just a guess).

@Bonnie: never mind! ๐Ÿ™‚ I always make typos with my Note2.0 and amendments, which is a far annoying behavior.

Sweet Make Up Temptations 5 April, 2013 - 8:45 am

If they prefer the new flat Chanel because of that, the Nยฐ7 is cheaper and as good in my opinion.

Bonnie 5 April, 2013 - 10:26 am

Hmm, please let me know how it performs. I have no problem with synthetic but like you, I think I’d like to know what I was buying into first! I think the good thing about it is definitely it’s portability. I’d be terrified of travelling with the White Mushroom or any type of kabuki honestly, because I know I’d mostly likely end up squashing and mangling it :S

Gladys L. 5 April, 2013 - 12:19 am

Oh, Channel has a new kabuki!? Sorry for me being not up-to-date, I have just visited the counter yesterday (but my city needs more time until the summer collection to come (Sonia, you are once again very kind to buy a new brush to give reviews again.) I am terribly sorry if my dicussion wrongly triggered you into buyong the kabuki.

The only tool I have waited for years from Chanel is the eyelash curler I used in a learning session in their โ€œlearning centreโ€ 4 to 5 years ago. I am not fast enough for the Asia limited releases yet. Even if I can get a hold of those , I think I won’t be sure if they are the ones I used in the โ€œcentreโ€.

I feel bad for your BA-give-wrong-advice experience, I lose my patience and affection for BA and thus a brand because of this. I can’t trust people’s foundation matching advice.

Bea 15 April, 2013 - 2:45 am

Ladies, my new video is done..l. ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› I expect people in certain countries (including myself) won’t have trouble viewing it this time around since I incorporated one of youtube’s audio files from their list of Creative Commons music. I hope you enjoy it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sylvia 15 April, 2013 - 10:15 am

Bea, what a lovely work of art. I’m really impressed by the quality of the video.

Bea 15 April, 2013 - 10:35 am

Thank you Sylvia! I don’t know why it took me so long to do another one. I really like the process. ๐Ÿ™‚

Melissa 15 April, 2013 - 10:59 am

AWESOME WORK BEA!! You just convinced me to get the angled blush brushes ๐Ÿ™‚
And your mani is gorgous too ๐Ÿ™‚

Bea 15 April, 2013 - 11:28 am

TY Melissa! A mani or two were looking questionable but it would have derailed my determination to finish the damn slideshow if I stopped to take new photographs again lol. And you will be happy to know that my Mugen brushes are supposed to be arriving today (according to EMS tracking). I will take pics of them and email to Sonia straightaway so she can post them here. ๐Ÿ™‚

Melissa 15 April, 2013 - 11:33 am

Aaaaargggh Bea!! I cant wait for it to arrive!! Pls let me know asap your first impression so I can order it while my CDJ package is still to be shipped out ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m anxious to know if the hair is as soft as the famous FuPas……..If yes, then it will be mine ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for keeping me posted dear!!

Bonnie 16 April, 2013 - 7:15 am

That is such a lemming-inspiring video! It must be so satisfying making a video, just to be able to see what you have….

And I was so entranced by your nails throughout ๐Ÿ™‚

Buggsiebee 15 April, 2013 - 11:48 am

Very Impressive Bea!!! Thank you.
You have beautiful hands btw….and your manicures look perfect to me!!
LUCKY you ๐Ÿ˜€ My Mugen brushes shipped out today so I still have a bit of a wait.
Can’t wait to see pics of yours & hear your opinion on them.

Bea 17 April, 2013 - 12:58 pm

What’s on yer nailz Buggsie?! As I was telling Sylvia, my other obsession which fights for its right in my bank a/c has been rearing its ugly head lately since the online store I buy polish from keeps adding new indie brands to its roster. And now Sonia has just made things more complicated for my wishlist by introducing Evgeny brushes which is right in my backyard so I have been trying to put off a trip to the store to see them. >.<

Buggsiebee 18 April, 2013 - 9:07 am

Hey Bea ๐Ÿ˜‰
My ‘frivolities’ budget also has to be divided between brushes & nail polish….and makeup. Mind you, are any of these items frivolities?? I’m thinking definitely ‘neccessities’ !! Much more important than a new car! I have legs & feet to get me from a to b ๐Ÿ˜€
Which online store do you order from?
My nails are a rainbow of color right now because I just recieved my NARS Pierre Hardy order. The Boys Don’t Cry blush is also DIVINE. I was actually going to give it a miss, but then I read its shade described as ‘pink grapefruit’ & I could absolutely NOT less that pass me by!!

212kik 18 April, 2013 - 9:40 am

Nooooooo buggsie now i need this blush ๐Ÿ™ my first addict is blush.
A while ago I bought all , lipsticks blushes eyeshadow nail polish, all I thought I NEED. But I realized that i’m only using blushes so I sold most of the other stuff I don’t use.
After that the brush addict came and now I’m spending more money than before ๐Ÿ˜€

Buggsiebee 18 April, 2013 - 11:54 am

@212kik ….Even if you don’t wear much lipstick, the Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Paris Follies from the Summer collection looks BRILLIANT with the pink grapefruit blush ๐Ÿ˜‰
Just fresh & yummy!!

212kik 18 April, 2013 - 12:48 pm

Psst don’t do this ๐Ÿ˜‰ but I think the gloss is too bright for me… For my taste many nice colors are looking too bright on me because I’m very pale they are “dominating” my face.

I don’t know but I don’t have problems with bright blushes also because of all these nice and helpfull brushes ๐Ÿ˜€

Sweet Make Up Temptations 18 April, 2013 - 8:36 pm

stopppp it, evil Buggsiebee !!! ๐Ÿ™ no “darling” anymore for you !!! you temptress !!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Sweet Make Up Temptations 18 April, 2013 - 8:32 pm

we all go through phases, my first was eyeshadow and bronzer, then blush, then lipstick… then I hit on highlighters like there’s no tomorrow ! but then I started a massive attack on brushes and see where it ended … ๐Ÿ˜›

Bea 18 April, 2013 - 1:14 pm

Ohhhh must see if my Nars counter has the new collex! Is it already in Sephora too I wonder?? Must walk in the mall to check lol. Buggsiebee that Boys Don’t Cry blush seems really bright… is it? I have one of the Color Club Halo Hues on as it was sunny over here yesterday and had to retake pics as the original ones I took for my group were inadequately showing the holo bling lol. Have you seen the new Chanel Taboo? We don’t have it here yet but I know a couple of people who have ordered it on the website. I don’t want to take up too much space and talk nailz on here because others are probably not into it. I shop at llarowe.com or Harlow & Co. because as I mentioned before, I use a lot of indie brands. I know both the owners as we used to be in a FB group together. Maybe if it’s alright with you, I will ask Sonia to pass on my email addy to you so we can compare notes on nailz. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 18 April, 2013 - 8:40 pm

passed ๐Ÿ™‚
just saw Chanel Taboo… holy…. ร”_ร” gorgeous…

212kik 18 April, 2013 - 8:51 pm

Yeah I neeeeed Chanel taboo too it’s awesome ๐Ÿ˜€

Buggsiebee 19 April, 2013 - 5:05 am

Thanks Bea, and thanks Sonia for passing the mail addy on ๐Ÿ™‚
The NARS blush is VERY bright, but certainly not excessively so & I find the texture tip top so it’s not a problem to apply sparingly at all. I feel compelled to get these pigmented blushes to challenge my beautiful brushes ๐Ÿ˜€ !!
I’ve heard of both those shops & will check them out this morning.

Buggsiebee 19 April, 2013 - 5:08 am

I don’t have Taboo ….yet, but I most certainly intend to add it to my collection when it finally arrives in Germany. I believe that it will be part of the permanent lineup so I’m not spending a fortune to get one sent to me yet.

Sweet Make Up Temptations 18 April, 2013 - 8:29 pm

Buggsiebee, I don’t even want to look at this Nars collection, saving for my Japan trip ! I am covering my eyes !!!

Buggsiebee 19 April, 2013 - 4:56 am

I fully understand. ๐Ÿ™‚ You’re saving to hire the cargo boat which you will need to ship your MEGA Japan haul back to Switzerland!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 19 April, 2013 - 2:20 pm

You bet ! ๐Ÿ˜›
oh maybe I don’t find anything I really love ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€
I just can’t even think about it, Addiction, Rykiel, RMK, Ladurรฉe, I mean… it’s gonna hurt… bad. Add to this : brushes and skincare ๐Ÿ™

212kik 15 April, 2013 - 11:54 am

@ bea nice Video ๐Ÿ˜‰
and yes we NEED info about the mugen lovely brush ๐Ÿ˜€

Bea 18 April, 2013 - 1:15 pm

@212kik: TY! I am really wondering if the two Lovely brushes are made by Koyudo lol. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 18 April, 2013 - 8:41 pm

Hope I’ll be able to dig into these kind of questions when I’ll be in Japan, they look like they have the same source !

Bea 16 April, 2013 - 12:59 am

Okay, you ladies will be glad to know that the Lovely brush is practically the same as the fu-pa01. I have four of these brushes now – 2 fu-pa01, the Cosmedo fu-cho01 and this Lovely cheek brush. What I am going to do with all of these I have no clue lol. Softness is the same as far as I can tell. The hair length of the Lovely brush is maybe a millimetre shorter than the Cosmedo & Koyudo. I would say the brush head is just ever so slightly smaller than the other two. It is really not that noticeable until you bring them right next to each other. For some reason I think the hairs on the Lovely brush are just a little more tapered but I could be mistaken since it’s hard to see with the black brushes. When I run my fingers thru the brush there seems to be slightly less ‘give’ due to the shorter hair length I suppose. The overall length of the brush is also shorter than the other two. I have taken pics and will email them to Sonia. If anyone has more questions, fire away. Or if you want more comparison pics, let me know and I can email them to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

Bea 16 April, 2013 - 1:23 am

And….I need a backup of the Mugen Deep Shadow Liner brush. It is awesome for a thicker, smudged line around the eyes. I dare say I need two more of these as I can probably also use it to fill in eyebrows using powder. Thank goodness it isn’t that expensive (especially since I think they said it is made out of kolinsky)!

Sylvia 16 April, 2013 - 10:39 am

Shadow brushes are my Kryptonite, you evil woman.

Buggsiebee 22 April, 2013 - 12:50 pm

Soooo Bea,……my Mugen brushes ( deep selection cheek, liner & brow brushes plus Miss Lovely ) arrived today – care of Tommy ๐Ÿ™‚
The Deep Selection brushes are beautifully maunfactured, don’t you think? Really gorgeous! I love the liner & brow brushes but the cheek brush is more like a thicker contour brush. I can’t imagine using it for blush at all!! It’s waaaaaaay too dense & inflexible for my taste, but perhaps I’m just too picky because the Takeda blush brush I wanted so badly turned out to be a big disappointment too. It’s waaaaaaay to big, non- directional & loose for even the chubbiest of cheeks!!
I’m no longer that easy to please ๐Ÿ™

Bea 22 April, 2013 - 3:37 pm

You know, it really is time for us to have a forum. It took me forever to find Buggsiebee’s comment to me in order to answer it after I got the notice in my inbox. Buggsie I agree about the Deep Cheek’s size, ti’s more of a highlight/contour brush. The Deep brushes look beautiful except for my one complaint…they are really lightweight. I was hoping they would have more heft so it feels ‘cheap’ when I handle it. Does that make sense? Maybe it’s just me. The ferrule and handle probably make it the best looking brushes I have, aside from the red Cosmedo ones. As I said before I need another Shadow Liner 06 brush. I love that one. I’ve washed the cheek brush but have not used it yet just like I have not used my fu-pa14 lol. Who am I kidding? I have very dry skin, I don’t use powder products much on my face. I just bought it for its looks. What can I say, I am superficial bahaha! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›
I’m currently putting together a small order of the Hakuhodo J series. I have been meaning to get some to try out since Oct of last year but a lovely little lady derailed that plan. I have a special place in my heart for this brand and feel a certain loyalty toward it lol. I actually feel a little guilty for ‘stepping out’ on it for the the last several months with Koyudo, et al. :X ๐Ÿ™‚

Bea 22 April, 2013 - 3:40 pm

OMG what am I saying?! See, I forgot to add the Kokutan and S100 series to my best looking brushes! I am such a traitor, HKD please forgive me. :X ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

Buggsiebee 22 April, 2013 - 4:50 pm

You are absolutely right about the lack of heft! I hadn’t even noticed that yet. Wow, they’re like feathers. I also prefer my brushes to feel heavier in the hand but the brow & liner brushes are sooooo lovely that I will most certainly make use of them…heft or not. Perhaps the cheek brush would be ok for applying cream blush?
Tanseido is my # 1 brush brand at the moment. I reach for their eye shadow brushes OVER my Shu brushes which is almost unheard of & an absolute first for me. The little Tanseido red squirrel YAQ17 is my # 1 blush brush at the moment too.
Hakuhodo is still right up there with the best though & their little brow brush from the Xmas set is my my favourite brow brush ever, ever!!

Bea 22 April, 2013 - 6:18 pm

Buggsie you are right! I just used it on my Illamasqua cream blush and it worked really well! It picked up a lot of product though so my right cheek looked like a clown’s but I just touched the tip of the brush next time for my left cheek and buffed in circular motions and it was way better. Then I got the idea of using it with my Shu Nobara cream foundation and ohhhh that worked fine too! I now love using this brush aside from just looking at it lol. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 24 April, 2013 - 8:12 am

argh Tanseido…. I can tell you that I am going to go crazy nuts in Japan at their shop ๐Ÿ˜›
Probably going to faint at some point ๐Ÿ˜€

Sweet Make Up Temptations 24 April, 2013 - 7:55 am

I got the fu-pa14 today, I am glad it’s so soft ! I have dry skin but I’ll still use it with sheer blushes, I have just a few in mind that it will be perfect with !
I also buy brushes because they are a work of art, but except for a few that are just for decoration, I do use them all. I prefer long and well-balanced handles, like the Tanseido for example ๐Ÿ˜›
there is no reason to feel guilty Bea, believe me, they do get a lot of business anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

Melissa 16 April, 2013 - 7:08 am

Bea!!! Thanks so much for the speedy review ๐Ÿ™‚ I def will get 1 myself! Will also order the round Lovely, wondering if its as soft as the Houkudou.
Yes, def need comparison pics ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much!!!

Hope the FuPa sisters are having a good time in yr brush roll ๐Ÿ™‚

Bea 16 April, 2013 - 3:41 pm

Melissa I’m confuzzled chicky? I did get the round Lovely brush. It’s the one I was comparing to the fu-pa01? I sent Sonia a collage of the brushes I got including the fu-pa14 and the Cosmedo brushes. BTW that H0008 dupe is sooooo stinkin’ cute and sooooo soft!!! It’s even smaller than my G543 and I thought that was small! It’s like a mini-me version of the Hakuhodo lol. This round Lovely is not as soft as the Houkodou. That brush is in a class of its own. I actually think the round Lovely reminds me more of the fu-pa02/fu-pa07 and the Cosmedo fu-li02 in terms of hair texture. I’m going to test it today with my KGD foundation. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have more pics than the collaged one I sent to Sonia. I will email her a couple more so you can get a better look and she can forward it on to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

Melissa 20 April, 2013 - 6:31 pm

Bea! thank you for the pics!!! the round looks so yummiieeee…. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll get both now!! U cant have too many FuPas ๐Ÿ™‚

Can u pls take a pic of the Lovely with the Houkodou? Just want to see the difference in size. Thanks dear!!!

Bea 20 April, 2013 - 8:06 pm

Sure thing! My Koyudos, Cosmedos et al are having a party in a flat box that came with one of my orders from Tommy lol. I will send the pics to Sonia staightaway. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 20 April, 2013 - 10:30 pm

got it and it’s uploaded ! amazing nails by the way !!!
and amazing brushes, sigh !!! Now I know I want the little pink one !

Bea 20 April, 2013 - 11:04 pm

I’m just putting the comparison pics of the Evgeny/Hakuhodo/Shu together. You’ll get it by the time you wake up tomorrow lol. I hope you had a great birthday lovely lady! And you sure don’t look 42 to me! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 21 April, 2013 - 1:36 pm

Uploaded ๐Ÿ™‚

Buggsiebee 21 April, 2013 - 3:09 pm

GRRRREAT pics again Bea ๐Ÿ™‚ ….and the perfectly manicured nails!!! How often do you change your polish? I’m in AWE ๐Ÿ˜€
These Evgeny brushes certainly look very high quality. Can’t wait for mine ๐Ÿ™‚
Another good looker is the FuPa14 ! What do you use it for….aside form just looking at it and loving it to pieces? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Do you think it would be good for bronzer or is it too dense?

Sweet Make Up Temptations 21 April, 2013 - 3:12 pm

I will receive the FU-pa 14 this week, I’ll be able to compare it to the Chikuhodo Z-1, I think it could be a bit similar …

Bea 21 April, 2013 - 4:07 pm

Thank you Buggsiebee! I usually change my mani either everyday or every other day. Can you tell I have too much time on my hands lol. I used to belong to a small FB nail group and people were sharing their pics so I started doing the same and found that I really liked doing it plus I have a photo archive of the colours I’ve used especially the holographics since I just find them stunning to look at lol. Now I’ve discovered I like taking pics of my precioussssss sooooo being able to combine the two things I love – a riot of colour and makeup brushes (wierd?) and actually enjoying the process of putting the pics into a sort presentation. It satisfies my need to be creative in some way I suppose. Friends have urged me to blog but really, does the world need another nail blog like the thousand other nail blogs in polish land? I’d like mine to be different somehow but I haven’t figured out how to do that yet so I haven’t set one up.

As for the fu-pa14, you have outed me. I bought it primarily to look at like most of my brushes…really. :X I’ve washed the thing but have not gotten around to using it. I don’t do bronzers much and the one that I do use is the cream Chanel Bronze Universale. I (supposedly) bought the fu-pa14 for my KGD Maifanshi loose powder. I think you might be right though, about it being too dense for bronzer but I could be mistaken. I’ll have to root around in my makeup stash. I’ve gotten rid of a lot of my makeup since it was mostly cluttering up my space so I might have tossed the one and only powder bronzer I might have had. Yes Bea, get rid of the products but keep hoarding the tools. ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

Melissa 20 April, 2013 - 11:08 pm

THANK YOU LADIES!!! The Lovely looks like the Houkodou’s lil sister ๐Ÿ™‚
Perfect size for travelling!!! Cant wait for her to join my white goat hair beauties! There goes April budget…… ๐Ÿ™

Sweet Make Up Temptations 21 April, 2013 - 1:41 pm

The Lovely is going to be MINE !!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Buggsiebee 16 April, 2013 - 8:42 am

Hahaha Melissa!! This paints a really fun picture in my mind!
๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ”Hope the FuPa sisters are having a good time in yr brush roll ” ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

Melissa 20 April, 2013 - 6:28 pm

Have u seen this:

Gray squirrel brush set?! ME LIKEYYYYYYY ๐Ÿ™‚

Bea 20 April, 2013 - 8:08 pm

Sylvia will freak…. ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

Sweet Make Up Temptations 20 April, 2013 - 10:30 pm

๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

Melissa 20 April, 2013 - 11:15 pm

Sonia!! U should save for yr big trip ๐Ÿ™‚ who am I kidding, I just keep ordering brushes myself while I must do some serious saving for my trip ๐Ÿ™ Oh well….who needs a room in Tokyo when u have all these fluffy ones to keep u company right ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Btw, these Koyudo set reminds me of the red Kashoen WA SERIE! But Koyudo is grey squirrel and Kashoen is goat….hmmmm….decisions, decisions…

O, and I asked CDJ if they are planning on selling them individually. I do hope they do cause I love to get the powder and the blush brush myself PLUS I have a weakness for red handled brushes ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 21 April, 2013 - 1:43 pm

I know !!! I should save !!! I don’t want to sleep in the streets, although I am sure they are clean and safe enough for me to !!
thank you for asking them, I wish they will sell them individually ! me too, weakness for red handles… arghhh

Sylvia 20 April, 2013 - 11:05 pm

Too true. Sylvia freaked.

Sweet Make Up Temptations 21 April, 2013 - 1:35 pm

Nice set and nice handles ๐Ÿ™‚ hmmmmmmm what to do ??

Sylvia 20 April, 2013 - 11:07 pm

And Sylvia also freaked to learn yesterday was Sonia’s birthday.
I wish you all the happiness and luck you deserve. Your blog is way beyond compliments or praise. It’s in a class by itself.
I hope your and yours have enjoyed a wonderful day!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 21 April, 2013 - 1:39 pm

hahaha ๐Ÿ˜€
Thank you so much Sylvia !
yes I had a wonderful day, it was simple, nothing spectacular happened but just did want I wanted to do so, couldn’t be better !
I may tell you more in an upcoming post ๐Ÿ™‚ (still hesitating to talk about so simple things, but sometimes it feels good to say out loud what makes us happy, and sometimes it’s not the most complicated things !)

Gladys L. 21 April, 2013 - 6:19 am

Even if I am late ( */////* ), @Sonia:

Happy Birthday and wish you all the best, especially good health!

I just figure you may have a very close birthday with my brother, his birthday is 20 Apr, but time zone matters.

Sweet Make Up Temptations 21 April, 2013 - 1:55 pm

then we are from the same day ! ๐Ÿ™‚ 20 april !
Wish him a happy birthday from me ๐Ÿ™‚
thank you so much Gladys !!

Melissa 21 April, 2013 - 8:56 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR SONIA!!!! Hope u had a wonderful day! Now u have a great excuse to treat yrself on some (A LOT) more gorgeous brushes when you’re in Japan!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 21 April, 2013 - 2:25 pm

THANK YOU Melissa ๐Ÿ™‚
oh I will, I fear it, but I will allow myself a few new treasures ! can’t wait to go, and can’t wait to be back to show you !
I hope I can upload pics during my trip, and my progressive hauls ๐Ÿ™‚

Bonnie 21 April, 2013 - 1:46 pm

Ohhh HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope that you were treated like a brush queen yesterday and that your boyfriend spoiled you haha. And that you spoiled yourself, of course ๐Ÿ˜›

Melissa 21 April, 2013 - 4:32 pm

Aaaargh…I need to stop looking at the gorgeous spring collections! Love this with all the blossoms painted on the handle….sigh…..

Sonia, they have a shop in Kyoto!! Another must visit on yr list ๐Ÿ™‚

Squirrel & goat hair:

Sweet Make Up Temptations 21 April, 2013 - 4:59 pm

OH MY OH MY ! I am nearly sick so much I am happy ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€
I was planning Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Kumano so… I’ll be there ๐Ÿ™‚

Melissa 21 April, 2013 - 5:51 pm

I sooooo cant wait for u to discover all the beautiful gems out there! Freaking EXCITED ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope all your travel
planning works out for you! Wish I could join you on the brush route ๐Ÿ™‚

Bonnie 22 April, 2013 - 9:19 am

Oooh btw, maybe you should contact Liz from So Lonely in Gorgeous if you haven’t already! She’s based in Japan, and she just mentioned makeup haven – Cosmeme ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sure she would be a wonderful resource ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 22 April, 2013 - 9:21 am

Hi Bonnie,
Yes I follow her and I saw this article. I will try to contact her to get some more advice ๐Ÿ™‚
thank you !!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 21 April, 2013 - 5:02 pm

oh by the way, you see the pink fan one on the left of your link ? I have ordered the Koyudo one http://www.koyudo.co.jp/product/other/h013.html
It has been shipped and will be here this week ๐Ÿ™‚

Melissa 21 April, 2013 - 5:18 pm

Yessss…I’ve been eyeing this 1 from the begining actually ๐Ÿ™‚ I dont own a fan brush so that counts as a good excuse to order it right?! Pls say yes ๐Ÿ™‚

And the Sakurado 1 is 50% off 1417 Yen ONLY! As far as I can see both are made from same material: mountain goat??

Oopssss….there it goes in my Rakuten shopping basket ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 22 April, 2013 - 6:47 am

I was looking for long handle fan brushes (dense but SOFT), which I cannot find at all. I have the LY20 but I want something as dense but soft. I have one Hakuhodo but I wanted one denser… so we’ll see. This Sakurado shape is nice, for that price it’s amazing, I wish it’s soft enough !!!
If I hadn’t ordered the Koyudo I probably would have ordered that one from Rakuten.. but gosh the Koyudo is expensive so I hope it meets my expectations : soft and fluffly hair (it’s baby goat’s hair so ….. eeeeeeeckkkkkkkkk ๐Ÿ˜€ )

Bea 21 April, 2013 - 5:24 pm

Stop it Melissaaaa!!! O_0 I think I might need to ban myself from this blog. Or eat tuna out of a can for the rest of the year lol. ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

Melissa 21 April, 2013 - 5:55 pm

LOL…Bea! I actually have been eating tuna out of a can lately. Fried with garlic and onions and some sesamy oil and soya sauce…..yummmiee ๐Ÿ™‚
As u can see I adjust my diet to afford my brush addiction ๐Ÿ™‚

Buggsiebee 22 April, 2013 - 12:15 pm

๐Ÿ˜€ sounds like a similar meal of mine but instead of the sesame oil & soya, I add olive oil, chili and chopped sun dried tomatoes & goatsmilk feta. Then, depending on how healthily I want to eat or how lazy I’m feeling, I serve it either on spaghetti or with baguette or on top of a leafy salad ๐Ÿ™‚ Super easy & very yummy.

Sylvia 23 April, 2013 - 9:01 am

Oh, myyy!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 24 April, 2013 - 7:36 am

Hi Melissa,
Just a quick update… I just received the Fu-pa 14 and the little pink fan here, O-M-G !
I love both of them ! but the little (big) pink fan WAOWWW !!! I am thrilled !!! that’s a unique and fun brush ! so soft and fluffy, so MEEEE ๐Ÿ˜›
I have to show you pics asap !!!

Melissa 24 April, 2013 - 7:49 am

Aaaaaarggg…….YES pics of the fans asap pleeeease ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

And THANK YOU for yr advice to get the Koyudo BP014 for cream contouring! I just received it yesterday, washed it, used it with the TF S&I Buggsie sent me! OMG….blending is flawless! So I’ll order the big sister BP013 too ๐Ÿ™‚

So I think I’ll get both pink fans since the other 1 is so damn cheap ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 24 April, 2013 - 8:07 am

cooool !
yes I totally recommend you the pink fan from Koyudo, cdjapan had the wrong price, so I paid more by mistake then they refunded me part of it, so now it has a better price ๐Ÿ™‚ totally totally worth it !!! I just can’t wait to get home tonight (omg I am so shallow… ๐Ÿ˜€ ) but I have to go out tonight to a dinner ๐Ÿ™ sad face…
I hope that during my lunch break today I can publish one of my pending posts ! I am so late with my reviews !!!
*oh noooo, I forgot to hit save at home before I left this morning… I can’t believe it !!! I have to wait tonight for the post to be published ๐Ÿ™ arrrrgggghhhh ! not cool ๐Ÿ™

Bea 21 April, 2013 - 7:51 pm

Ohhh thanks for the recipe! I am gonna start right now since I have all the ingredients on hand and is really easy to do, haha! Does it also make one lose weight?! ๐Ÿ˜›

Sylvia 22 April, 2013 - 10:22 am

Ditto for the recipe. I am a lazy, lazy cook and that sounds just my style. Tasty, simple and cheap.

Buggsiebee 22 April, 2013 - 12:31 pm

@ Bea…….I’m certain that your blog would be beautiful , hugely amusing & honest. You can put me on your follower list already ๐Ÿ™‚
I think that the Fupa14 looks good for powder – like the KGD Maifanshi & I would probably use it interchangeably with my Koyudo H008 or it’s Cosmedo berry red twin.
Hey, I also buy brushes which I don’t neccesarliy intend to use for applying makeup. Some of the brushes I have would certainly be good workhorses, but they are just too special / beautiful to use. They’re just my treasures……like the 100000 nail polishes stacked away in my drawers. If a fire ever started in my room, the house would probably go up like a packet of crackers!!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 22 April, 2013 - 12:48 pm

Me too, I’ll follow ๐Ÿ™‚
oh by the way… some blogging news ahead… I will have a forum ๐Ÿ˜› it’s in preparation !
I think now it’s the good timing so I hope it will be helpful for all of us !

Buggsiebee 22 April, 2013 - 12:52 pm

Come on, Sonia, admit it……your day DOES have more than 24 hours!???
I don’t know how you pack all you do into a day. You put me to shame ๐Ÿ™

Sweet Make Up Temptations 22 April, 2013 - 12:55 pm

hahaha my bf will take care of it ๐Ÿ˜›

Buggsiebee 22 April, 2013 - 1:03 pm

I’m sure he’ll be thrilled ๐Ÿ˜€

Bea 22 April, 2013 - 2:24 pm

I jumped right on it last night and made it but with olive oil. Yummeh!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I need to try yours Buggsie, it sounds good too!

Melissa 22 April, 2013 - 2:55 pm

LOL Bea!! it tastes good right ๐Ÿ™‚
I usually fry it until it gets brown & crispy and like Buggsie said tastes great with green salads too! or even just sliced cuecumber ๐Ÿ™‚
We should exchange recipes, which can save us all some money to be able to afford all the brushes we want….

Sonia, I cant wait to see the forum! Hope your BF won’t get crazed by all our never-ending posts…..LOL

Sweet Make Up Temptations 22 April, 2013 - 3:03 pm

๐Ÿ˜€ well, to be honest, he was the one suggesting the forum in the first place ! and he looks very happy with this task ๐Ÿ˜›
I think that this can be great fun, furthermore we can also more easily talk recipies, meetings, sport, etc etc
we’ll see ๐Ÿ™‚

Bonnie 22 April, 2013 - 3:32 pm

I’m so excited for this news! I think these discussions are expanding so much so it might help us keep track ๐Ÿ™‚

Sylvia 23 April, 2013 - 9:03 am

That’s three variants now on the tuna fish theme.

Buggsiebee 22 April, 2013 - 6:37 pm

๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ thanks for update Bea! I’ll persevere with mine too. Tomorrow is another day ๐Ÿ˜‰

Bea 23 April, 2013 - 2:32 am

Buggsiebee! I washed my Mugen Cheek brush for the 2nd time after I used it with the cream blush and foundation. It’s so much softer now! When I first got it I did notice the layer of protective film on the hairs so I washed it straightaway. It made a difference but the 2nd bath really showed even more of a difference! I am petting it now. ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

Sylvia 23 April, 2013 - 9:05 am

I’m glad I’m not the only one who pets my brushes. It makes me feel it’s not entirely over the top!

Bonnie 23 April, 2013 - 12:58 pm

After someone mentioned combing their brushes, I’ve taken to doing that too ๐Ÿ˜›

And I love, love, love petting those fluffy white goat brushes… and the red squirrel *swoons*

Sylvia 24 April, 2013 - 6:59 am

Ditto the *swoons*!
Have you ever had a brush that compares to the RS for swooniness?

Buggsiebee 24 April, 2013 - 8:25 am

Happy to hear that you’re getting along well together ๐Ÿ™‚
I washed mine for quite a while the first time round as there was quite a bit of dye being released with every rinse. This morning it was very nice & soft, but it still ain’t going to make it anywhere close to being a favourite. I used the two eye brushes & am VERY pleased with them though, so yeah for Mugen ๐Ÿ˜€ !

Sylvia 23 April, 2013 - 9:06 am

Great idea, Sonia!

Melissa 23 April, 2013 - 12:19 pm

Booohooooo……..the ‘Lovely brush’ website is down……just when I was about to place the orders ๐Ÿ™ Hope it’ll be on air very soon!!!

Bea 23 April, 2013 - 12:26 pm

I noticed that last night! I sure hope it’s only temporary!

Gladys L. 23 April, 2013 - 5:35 pm

taking shu uemura out of the picture, what Japanese brand you would buy your kolinsky or sable eye brush from?

Sweet Make Up Temptations 24 April, 2013 - 8:18 am

I’ll tell you after my trip to Japan, I am not a big fan of other sable/kolinsky but maybe I’ll change my mind in Japan ๐Ÿ™‚

Bea 24 April, 2013 - 11:39 am

Which eye brushes did you get Buggsiebee? I want a backup of the shadow liner.

Buggsiebee 24 April, 2013 - 12:14 pm

Ah, sorry to get you excited Bea ๐Ÿ˜‰
By eye brushes I just meant the shadow liner and the brow brush.

Melissa 25 April, 2013 - 9:53 am

I asked CDJ if the grey squirrel set will be sold individually and here is the GREAT NEWS:

“We made an inquiry to Koyudo and they approved to sell the brushes
individually. We need to create the individual product data.”

So YAAAAAY ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 25 April, 2013 - 11:07 am

Hi Melissa,
Great news ! well, my set is ordered … the full set… ๐Ÿ™‚

Melissa 25 April, 2013 - 12:06 pm

Sonia! You should be SAVING….like I do ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
LOL….who am I kidding ๐Ÿ™‚ I just want the powder and cheek brushes and maybe the small e/s brush! Cant wait for yours to arrive! Maybe you could pick them up yourselves when you’re there!! I bet you’re going to visit Koyudo right??

Sweet Make Up Temptations 25 April, 2013 - 12:31 pm

I know ๐Ÿ™
but to my defense, sometimes CDjapan helps me with some purchases (and they are paying 50% of this set for me) Please don’t think my opinion is “bought” or anything, it’s always my personal opinion ! And to be honest I have received only just a few samples (the black goat set and 3 fupas, but it is always mentioned in my posts when they are samples offered, if you didn’t read that often, it’s because that didn’t happen often, so compared to the hundreds of Koyudo brushes I own and I paid in full, it’s not much but it’s already something ! It’s the only company that actually sometimes give me a sample or for this set, a discount, and to be even more honest, I do appreciate it. Specially today because believe me, I cannot buy many other things once my budget has been allocated to my expensive makeup and brush purchases ๐Ÿ˜›
I could also have added an affiliate link but I did not, although my bf tells me I should since that would maybe help a bit with my purchases ๐Ÿ˜›
It’s their way to thank me for spreading the word and having made them internationally known.
The only problem is that I want *more* brushes that what they can offer me for free, so I need to purchase them when I want them… just bought the fu-pa14 and the pink fan that are truly amazing. I wasn’t going to take this expensive set but since they offer a discount… I just cannot say no ๐Ÿ™ I hope it’s as good quality as the fu-pa14 !
yes I will try to meet them, we’ll see … just got my boss confirmation that I can take my holidays! so now I am going to book everything !

212kiki 25 April, 2013 - 12:54 pm

I can only speak for myself but i never thought your opinion is bought. And you are blogging because you love brushes and have fun with makeup:) You also wrote that cdjapan give you sometimes samples and thats ok ๐Ÿ˜‰ In my opinion you are one of the most honest bloggers i came across ๐Ÿ˜‰ Also because of the tons of answers you give in the comments so we know more of your thought and yourself ๐Ÿ˜‰
There are so many blogs they get tons of free stuff and you dont know.

Sweet Make Up Temptations 25 April, 2013 - 1:03 pm

Thank you <3
I really appreciate your trust … couldn't wish for anything else ๐Ÿ™‚

Melissa 25 April, 2013 - 1:22 pm

YAAAAY! GREAT NEWS SONIA!! So happy to hear that yr Boss finally approves yr vaca days! Now u can finalize all yr travel plans….

I never doubt all your opinions whatsoever, so dont worry about that! And by offering u discounts or samples u actually help us to see the actual products. So I am glad they give u the opportunity to review their goodies!

Hell yeah, with the discount CDJ offered u I couldn’t have resist the tempatation myself ๐Ÿ™‚
Cant wait to see your pink fan!!! Also thinking abt getting the grey squirrel fan as well ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 25 April, 2013 - 9:05 pm

thank you Melissa, really appreciate all your support !!
well, look how cute it is :
post will be up tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚ I still have to follow up with some comments before but honestly there isn’t much to say about this fan, it’s just the cutest thing ๐Ÿ˜›

Sylvia 26 April, 2013 - 8:47 am

Ah, good to read your thoughts on the fupa 14. I’m still awaiting it’s arrival to my local post office. Great news about the hols plans!

Gladys L. 26 April, 2013 - 1:35 pm

Wow, Congrats! What are your trip dates finally?

I am hesitating to go to Tokyo alone and I am gathering travel information, very cheap air ticket offers are everywhere now, I dream of departing in May but people say Japan has sale season in July…

Sweet Make Up Temptations 27 April, 2013 - 6:12 am

I cannot go in July, the one possibility for me would be in 3 to 4 weeks so there is no choice for me, I’ll tell you the dates as soon as it’s fixed with the flight ๐Ÿ™‚

Gladys L. 27 April, 2013 - 12:31 pm

Never mind, I don’t think brush companies offer sales anytime, But I cannot deny such possibilities for department stores.

One tip you may have known, no tax refund can be provided over cosmetics items, yes, that includes brushes.

I looked for tourist information in these 2 days, very sleepy now.

Hope you can have all booking tasks completed smoothly, For me, flight is super easy, I become exhausted as most hotels I am interested in are full in May, and the price difference between a room for single and double drive me insane. So I am very discouraged by the hotel problem now, even when my brother was kind enough to give me an overnight “talk” about how to plan for a Tokyo trip…

Time is so insufficient, and Japan hotel booking should be done for at least a month in advance. I am afraid my booking task may become a future trip planning act, sadly.

Bea 25 April, 2013 - 11:45 am

OUCH!!! sed the wallet. O_0

212kik 25 April, 2013 - 12:02 pm

Now i need the finishing brush ๐Ÿ˜‰ oh the powder brush looks nice too …. Oh noo my wallet!
I’ll wait till Sonia got them ๐Ÿ˜›

Sylvia 26 April, 2013 - 8:44 am

There went my October pay-packet.

Bea 25 April, 2013 - 9:58 pm

Oh my gahhhh!! I need that pink fan! Sigh…my wishlist is all over the place. >.<

Sweet Make Up Temptations 26 April, 2013 - 9:04 am

I confirm, you need it Bea !

Melissa 28 April, 2013 - 9:30 am

Now this is what I’d call a HUGE FAN BRUSH! it looks elegant despite of its size though ๐Ÿ™‚

Great 50% discount, too bad the Brown 1 is sold out. Maybe I can use it for dusting around the house if its too big for my face ๐Ÿ™‚

Bea 28 April, 2013 - 2:55 pm

What would one use it for, aside from for display purposed lol! I like the brown one too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 28 April, 2013 - 4:40 pm

๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ that’s a fun-fan brush ! you can dust anything with that !!

Devin 13 May, 2013 - 9:28 am

Since there was a discussion about this a bit earlier in the comments the individual gray squirrel Koyudo brushes are up on CoolJapanNow. I can’t wait for your review Sonia!

Melissa 13 May, 2013 - 9:39 am

I knoooow…HAPPY DANCE…..I’ve been stalking their website every day ๐Ÿ™‚

Sonia, when will your set arrive? will you receive it before your Japan trip? Owise I just have to wait until you return!

212kiki 13 May, 2013 - 9:41 am

Great i took a look yesterday evening but there was still no grey squirrel brushes so nice that they’re now on ๐Ÿ˜€

Sylvia 13 May, 2013 - 10:25 am

Oh, dear. We need more recipes for tinned tunafish, I can see that now.;)

Sweet Make Up Temptations 13 May, 2013 - 9:49 am

Hi Devin and Melissa, my set is being delivered right now.. will probably have to pick it up tomorrow at the po ๐Ÿ™‚ so I will let you know my first impressions tomorrow during the day ๐Ÿ™‚

212kiki 13 May, 2013 - 9:53 am

Ahhh great I thought it will take a while but it’s great I’m thinking about the powder or fin

Melissa 13 May, 2013 - 10:18 am

Wooooo……hooooooo……some more HAPPY DANCE! yessss Sonia……first impression pretty pleeeease ๐Ÿ™‚ if u could do a quick comparison pics of the blush brush with the Z4 or Red Squirrel would be AWESOME! A girl can’t have enough blush brushes right ๐Ÿ™‚
Gosh……….I can smell a new CDJ order coming up now ๐Ÿ™

Sweet Make Up Temptations 13 May, 2013 - 3:42 pm

yeah !!! happy dance indeed ! I will take with me my brush soap tomorrow so that I can wash them during the day, they’ll have enough time to dry and take a pic in the evening for you ๐Ÿ™‚

212kiki 13 May, 2013 - 5:02 pm

haha you will wash them at work ? my colleagues would think i’m crazy ๐Ÿ˜€

Sweet Make Up Temptations 14 May, 2013 - 7:15 am

Hi Devin, Melissa, and those of you who wanted my first impressions of the Koyudo set ๐Ÿ™‚

Managed to convince my bf to stop by at the PO this morning to grab my package, I had to do my “schreck’s cat eyes” that he can’t resist ๐Ÿ˜› because he was really in a hurry … anyway… I got it, opened it in the car (my bf is driving!), he looked at me, then at the set and he said “ALL THAT ???!!!!” then I patted them for 40mn …
I think he could see stars in my eyes !!! it was so funny ๐Ÿ˜› -he driving, me patting the brushes-

The review will be written in the evening and uploaded today, I took my brush soap and I will wash them here during my break. In the meantime, since you wanted some first impressions, just a few words from heaven :
Comes in a wood box (like the red squirrel brush but bigger), and with a brush roll. The brush roll is fantastic (doesn’t have magnets = great!!!) I don’t really like the feel of the exterior (I am really weird with some materials but the inside is amazing, so helpful because I can put all the brushes, plus the Radiance and my new BIG LOVE the pink Koyudo fan (that I can’t live without anymore…)
For the brushes, the hair is VERY soft, very close to Suqqu cheek brush (some would not see the difference). ยจ
I am very happy and satisfied with all the brushes in the set, there is not one I would not recommend actually … it will be a matter of what kind of shape and brush you are looking for.
The little pointy one is so unique, it is still firm but long, I will try them tonight and report back in the review. The big round powder brush (in the middle in the face pic brushes) is something I was looking for (I was going to order the Tanseido similar option but since I am going to Japan I waited).
You will have more details tonight ๐Ÿ™‚ I took some prewash pics but with my phone so they are not great but it gives you an idea…. oh and this red vampire handles…. OH DEAR !!!!!!

Some comparison pics of the cheek brush

212kiki 14 May, 2013 - 7:38 am

Can you hear the angels sing up there in heaven ๐Ÿ˜€
For the comment about powder brush I was waiting for ๐Ÿ˜‰ but now I need the blush brush too ๐Ÿ˜€
Are the red handles the same red as red squirrel handle or darker ?

Sweet Make Up Temptations 14 May, 2013 - 7:55 am

I can I can ๐Ÿ˜€
they are darker but I will take a comparison pic tonight. It’s such a sexy red ! OMG !

Bonnie 14 May, 2013 - 9:58 am

I loved at that image of you and your boyfriend in the car! My brother walked in as I was combing my brushes one day. I’d just washed all of them so they were all laid out on the table – he looked at the brushes, looked at me, shook his head and walked back out without saying a word…. hahah!

These brushes… look so…. gorgeous :S

Sweet Make Up Temptations 15 May, 2013 - 8:27 am

๐Ÿ˜€ we don’t ask them to understand, just to accept. I accept that my BF buys an expensive cable for the hifi just because it enhances the sound although I cannot hear the difference… ๐Ÿ˜€
if that makes him happy … ๐Ÿ˜›

Bea 13 May, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Now that is what I call dedication to your readers! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

212kiki 13 May, 2013 - 5:19 pm

Yes indeed !

212kiki 13 May, 2013 - 5:07 pm

@Bea my lovely round brush arrived today it totally worth it !
In my first opinion its softer than my fupas but evtl. its because of shape and less dense…
The handle also has tiny sparkles thats nice !
The little plastic brush holder is cute ๐Ÿ˜€

Bea 13 May, 2013 - 5:18 pm

Yay!!! I know. I could use a few more of those little plastic holders lol. ๐Ÿ™‚

212kiki 13 May, 2013 - 5:34 pm

haha i thought the same some minutes ago ๐Ÿ˜€ my brushglass in bath is too long for my fupas so my bigger brushes are eating the cute tiny fupas ๐Ÿ˜‰

Bea 13 May, 2013 - 11:45 pm

212kiki I just saw your brush pics up above. I need to get on with the MK2 ordering! The fat eyeshadow brush from the Vivid set, is it for blending?

212kiki 14 May, 2013 - 6:44 am

Haha ๐Ÿ˜‰ yes the mk2 is beautiful right ?!
I ordered the vivid Set for my friend and she let me took some comperision pics for us so I was only able to take some quick pics.
I think the bigger eye brush could be used for blending but since its more flat than round you can better use its sideways but I think it could be a all rounder ๐Ÿ˜‰
Sorry I only have 3 ! eye brushes so I didn’t take pics with other eye brushes ๐Ÿ˜€
I think the set is perfect for traveling !

Bea 14 May, 2013 - 1:31 am

Wheeeeee! Start saving your pennies! Wayne went to Japan to get his brushes made. How awesome do you think they are gonna be?! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

212kiki 14 May, 2013 - 10:08 am

@ Bea i had in mind that you dont have the red squirrel brush ?
Its up again at cdjapan evtl. they have left some ๐Ÿ˜‰

Bea 15 May, 2013 - 12:49 am

I just noticed that! I keep dithering back and forth on whether to get it or not. Sylvia lights incense in worship of it. I don’t know if I would have the time to do it too lol! ๐Ÿ˜›

Melissa 14 May, 2013 - 7:30 am

Ooooohhhh DEAR LORD!!!! BRUSHGASM ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

They are GORGEOUSSSSS Sonia!!! Thank u for the quick preview!! The round powder brush looks like the smaller sister of the MK2?! Are the hairs as soft as the Chik Z serie or MK?

Cant wait for yr review tonight……!! Thank u so much!!! Drooooooling ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 14 May, 2013 - 7:37 am

you are welcome Melissa ๐Ÿ™‚
yes it could be similar to the MK2 (although this one may be more round, flat at the top and less dense, but I’ll have to check that tonight, and after wash, the shape could change a bit ! these seem overall less dense but just as soft.. amazing with very pigmented products, I want to play with them now ๐Ÿ˜›

Melissa 14 May, 2013 - 7:46 am

I would be soooo tempted to take the day off and play with them ALL DAY ๐Ÿ™‚
Wonder if the softness is the same as their Red Squirrel.
The vampire red lip brush looks so sexy! I dont see it being sold separately on CDJ. Will ask them abt it too now ๐Ÿ™‚ HAPPY DANCE ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 14 May, 2013 - 2:43 pm

I am home already today, I had to take my car to the technical expertise … happy to be home early for once !
but I have news… the red of the handle is exactly the same red as the Red Squirrel brush ! I really didn’t think it was ! definitely prefer when it’s paired with black ferrules !
They aren’t 100% dry yet ๐Ÿ™ just need to wait a little bit for the pics ๐Ÿ™‚

Melissa 14 May, 2013 - 5:51 pm

Its always nice to be home early from work isnt it. It almost 2000 and Im still on my way home ๐Ÿ™
Working overtime to afford my addiction!

My new babies arrived today: the 2 Lovely brushes, Sakurado pink fan, blush and eyebrow brushes! Will update my pics and email them to u! First impression of the Lovely’s: silky goat hair, maybe as soft as the Houkudou, which is softer than Koyudo! Sakurado: pink fan not as densed as I hoped but def very soft, but for the 1500 Yen I paid for it its def worth the wait! The blush brush (mix of gray squirrel & soft goat) is also extremely soft with just the perfect density for less pigmented/light colored blushes.

I’ll be watching my phone all night ๐Ÿ™‚ even if its past midnight I will read yr review ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ THAAAANKS!!!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 14 May, 2013 - 6:01 pm

your new brushes sound terrific !!! even the fan, waw what a nice surprise !
I hope I will be able to finish soon.. but in the meantime look at this : http://sweetmakeuptemptations.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/koyudoset.jpg

Melissa 14 May, 2013 - 7:17 pm

Aaaaaa THANK YOU for making me drool again ๐Ÿ™‚
Wish they made the handles in burgundy red like the lip brush or even glossy black to make them stand out among the others! Maybe u could suggest that when meeting Koyudo ๐Ÿ™‚
Maybe they just had ‘left over paint’ from the Red Squirrel….hahaha
Oh u have to ask them if they are planning on designing new red squirrel brushes! A nice powder red squirrel would be verrrrry nice ๐Ÿ™‚

So far they all look sooooo beautiful!!!! Somexcited for the comparison pics! Thank youuuuu!!!

212kiki 14 May, 2013 - 8:24 pm

yeah a red squirrel brush !! Oh and they have to name it after sonia ๐Ÿ™‚ A sonia special edition Powder brush that sounds good huh ?
There are darker red handles on the pine or candian squirrel set from koyudo this color would be great too ๐Ÿ™‚
But also the red black combo looks great and we’re able to order them separately thats great from koyudo too !!

Bea 14 May, 2013 - 8:36 pm

What about red with black matte ferrules? I love the matte ferrules on the Mugen brushes I got. I also love the Cosmedo red and black. They are bootifool!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 15 May, 2013 - 8:52 am

I have many ideas… who knows… maybe one day they can come to life ???

Sweet Make Up Temptations 15 May, 2013 - 8:52 am

I will see what they have in mind ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sylvia 16 May, 2013 - 7:17 am

I second that request for infors on any future RS brushes. Hmmm. Off to light some incense.

Cheryl 15 May, 2013 - 6:02 pm

Sonia, I got a couple of brushes from Kashoen in the regular Kashoen line, and they are so, so, so soft and feel amazing! You should check these out when you’re in Japan!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 15 May, 2013 - 8:03 pm

WAOW please do you mind sending pics ??? that would be fantastic !

Melissa 15 May, 2013 - 7:02 pm

Cheryl!! Can u pls do me a huuuge favor and email Sonia couple of pics of yr Kashoen?
Im lemming these for a while now and planning to get some, prob just 1 given their sky high prices, when Im in japan later this year!

Thank youuuuu ๐Ÿ™‚

Bea 15 May, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Yes yes me too! I wanna see the Kashoen pwease??? ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Sylvia 16 May, 2013 - 7:18 am

And me!

Bonnie 16 May, 2013 - 4:43 pm

Me tooooo ๐Ÿ™‚

Melissa 15 May, 2013 - 8:24 pm

Does any of you own the insanely priced Shu 15??

If so, can u pls send some pics to Sonia and share yr opinion abt it? THANKS!!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 15 May, 2013 - 8:27 pm

oh that one is on my Japan list ๐Ÿ˜€

Bea 15 May, 2013 - 8:29 pm

I don’t own it but hell yes I would love to!!! I saw it at the Shu counter when I bought my 5R brush last month. The SA swatched an eyeshadow with it. Let’s just say I was in awe…… O_O

Melissa 15 May, 2013 - 8:58 pm

Bea! U were able to resist the Shu 15 in real life?! Dont think I would, esp after seeing it action ๐Ÿ™‚

Sonia, of course u have to get this gem. Just close yr eyes and press OK when they swipe yr credit card at the cashier ๐Ÿ™‚ it will be painless and dont pay too much attention to yr card statement when u get back. Its just nrs, yr brushes are priceless ๐Ÿ™‚ Im planning to do the same … LOL

Sweet Make Up Temptations 15 May, 2013 - 9:04 pm

hahaha see no evil…
I plan on not getting too many things …hmhmm cough cough… but at least some to remember…