From its humble beginning of creating paint brushes for doll manufacturers, the Kumano, Japan–based Chikuhodo has built a reputation as one of the most respected makeup brush makers in the world. Every single brush is handmade over the course of a week, passing through more than 100 artisans and 60 steps. The result: the softest brushes your skin has ever felt, which are also expertly designed to make your favorite products work even better.

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The Lookbooks

“The GSN series is designed to work seamlessly with a variety of makeup brands. These are all-around brushes for both pros and novices.”

GSN Series Lookbook

“Easy to use, easy to handle, and easy to take care of, the Passion Series is an excellent choice for those new to Japanese brushes.”

Passion Series Lookbook

“The Z series is the most luxurious we have, and made from the softest hair, which won’t irritate even really sensitive skin.”

Z Series Lookbook

The Takumi Series

The Chikuhodo Takumi Series is made with the exquisitely soft Saikoho goat hair.

Takumi Series Lookbook

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