Unboxing :: My New Chikuhodo Z-1 Powder Brush

Ok, ok…. I got one! I mentioned I wanted to try out different artisan Japanese brush brands. I adore my Kashoen, and although my Sephora Hakuhodo collab brushes I wouldn’t consider true Hakuhodos, they are created by them. There is also Suqqu as well. So I wanted to purchase a few things from Beautylish (they have Wayne Goss Brushes there) I actually ended up originally just getting a Liquid Lippie from Jeffree Star (Doll Parts) and I also picked up a Sisley Quad Eyeshadow palette. Sadly the color of the palette was completely different then what they sent me. And since their makeup is HELLA EXPENSIVE, and my new YSL Palette had the exact same colors I returned it . I want to say,I hate returning cosmetics, but this was completely Beautylish’s error and I never touched it other then to open the quad to inspect it, and Lord it was expensive.

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SO I exchanged it for a Chikuhodo Brush! I was trying to figure out which one exactly I wanted. I was torn between  the Passion Series PS-1 Powder,Makie Series MK-1 Powder,GSN Series GSN-1 Powder and the Z Series Z-1 Powder. At first I saw drawn to the larger ones but I decided on the Z-1 because it looked like it would also be great for my powder contours as well. Also being very soft was the best for sensitive skin.

I will say one thing. Although it was Beauylish’s error they were easy to work with and return the product. So so far I am happy with their customer service.

Ok, so I got my package today! so here are the pics and then my initial thoughts on the brush.

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This was a giant box for the brush, which I guess was to ensure it arrived safely

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Initial thoughts at this point was they need to step up their packaging game. If you remember my Kashoen unboxing post, their packaging was on point. This was packaged like it was a drugstore brush.

and the brush!

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Aside from my disappointment in the packaging (I don’t think that was from Beautylish. I think that was all on Chikuhodos end), my initial reactions where positive. The handle is very pretty and elegant, and OMG the bristles. The softest bristles I have ever experienced. The bristles of this brush are Gray Squirrel.

Info on this brush (from Beautylish’s website)

  • The Z Series Z-1 is a powder brush with bristles made from the hair of gray squirrel. The bristles are 45mm in length, with the total length of the brush being 160mm.

I haven’t used it yet but I will tomorrow. Expect a proper review very soon! I am super excited to try this brush out! ❤

Kashoen Brush Unboxing

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I got the rest of my Kashoen Brushes. I ordered these from ALEXICIOUS which is an amazing company with high end products from Japan. They have everything, including Kashoen Brushes. I could be wrong but I think its one of the only places to get them online.

I am a huge sucker for makeup brushes, and I wanted to do a small order to see how these worked, before I invested a lot more in a more full set.

I got a small makeup brush set (that comes in a pretty pink silk pouch) and a cleanser brush. I have the Cleanser brush set from Tatcha (WHICH I AM LOVING!), and read that the cleansers are good for powder and bronzer, thus why I got a second!

I am going to show you how they come because good golly the packaging is just STUNNING and I am a sucker for packaging!

The Kashoen Cleanser Brush

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This is a beautiful wooden box, that has the name and decal etched onto the box, it has some designs on the side too! So lovely! And ensures it arrives safely! ❤

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after opening the box.

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Wrapped in rice paper

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I got the one with the red handle because I just fell in LOVE with the color!

The bristles are super duper soft, and it is such a pleasure to hold. I like the little chain so I can hang it while it dries. Love love LOVE!

Little Hana Basic Brush Set

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The box.

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You can barely see, but the paper has the pretty floral decal printed in pale pint all over it.

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After you open the box. The attention to detail when it comes to packaging these is insane.

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Outside of the silk pouch. It’s a pretty ballet shoe pink.

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Inside.

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The Brushes

  • Cheek Powder Brush
  • Eye Shadow Applicator
  • Eye Shadow Brush
  • Comb and Brow
  • Lip Brush

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And here is the set put together.

I haven’t had a chance to try the makeup set set. It is a very petit set, perfect for my bag or travel. If I love them I may invest in the larger more extensive set in the future! But I am OBSESSED with the cleanser brushes!

I am also wanting to try some Hakuhodo, and Chikuhodo brushes as well. so I may get those in the future as well.

I hope you enjoyed this unboxing! ❤