Beauty Product Reviews

Super soft

I’m so surprised at the negative reviews. This brush us so soft and blends shadow amazing, it’s softer than goat but blends better than full squirrel, I need to get a back up. I’m not a huge fan of the handle but u don’t hate it. I could see someone feeling like it feels cheap because it is light but then again most fude brushes are. I love this brush.

I hate how good this is

I received a sample of this with an order and knew absolutely nothing about the brand or the cost so I had 0 expectations. I’ve been using it for 5 days and the texture on my forehead that I’ve been trying to get rid of for a year is already visibly diminished, I’m shocked. I’ve used so many high end AHAs including Sunday Riley, Drunk elephant, farmacy etc and have not seen results like this. The bumps on my forehead were the kind you can’t pop just like raised skin or something. I hate how good this stuff is cause now I might have to bite the bullet and buy the full size lol.

A steal!

These brushes are beyond gorgeous, I know 125 is steep for a brush but it’s actually a steal considering it’s almost identical to the chikuhodo makie brushes and it’s $60 cheaper. It’s the same chikuhodo quality and the design is adorable. Compared to the makie UM it’s maybe a tad less dense and flatter on the top but they are pretty much interchangeable and equally soft. For those concerned the design could rub off I inquired about it and was told since the design is rendered in makie lacquer it should not come off easily, no one I’ve talked to has had issues with their makie brushes, even their older ones. These are just so gorgeous and luxurious and I’m so happy I was able to get one this year. It’s pictured next to the chikuhodo makie UM. Now just to wait for my lucky XL bag and I’ll really be in beauty heaven 🤣

My fav hourglass palette to date

I love this palette, the only thing I’m not crazy about is the highlighter, it’s just more subtle than I’d like and it matches my skin tone too closely. The reason this is my favorite is because I love both blushes and the bronzer. The blushes in ghost are too pinky for me and the bronzer in unlocked is too dark/warm/shimmery. This bronzer is the perfect tone Imo, it has a reddish undertone but looks really natural. I love mood exposure and the new blush is also gorgeous.

Not too small

I was scared this was going to be too small but I actually really like the size. I don’t have the face one but it’s still on my list. Here it is next to master face for size reference. You can see from the top that the smooth buffer is a tad bit smaller in diameter. It hasn’t been washed yet though so I think it will bloom more. It’s super soft and even pressing it perpendicular into the face there are no pokey bristles. I used it today for finishing and also for bronzer. If you have a sheer bronzer (I used Charlotte tilbury new bronzer) you can buff it into the skin beautifully with this brush. It’s the perfect density and doesn’t move the makeup underneath. Sonia really is a genius when it comes to brushes and I can’t wait to see what else she comes out with, her releases are like Christmas for me 😂 for the pics I made sure the brushes were level with each other as to not distort the sizes with perception.

Beautiful brush for an amazing price

The quality of this brush is outstanding. The bristles are extremely soft, just as soft as my Sonia g brushes. The base is very heavy nice quality porcelain and the design is even prettier in person. And of course the story behind it is sad but also heartwarming. I have no idea how Beautylish was able to price this so low, $80 might seem high to someone not well versed in fude but saikoho Kabukis of this size and quality are usually twice as much. The brush was even a little larger than I had imagined, I believe the measurements are almost the same as the Z1. Beautylish was unable to verify who manufactured the brush head but I have a feeling it was Chikuhodo because that’s usually who makes their brushes, either way the quality is on par with Chikuhodo or Hakuhodo. Get it before it’s gone if you are a fude collector. Pic for size comparison with Sonia g master face.


Best highlighter I’ve tried thus far. It really does leave a wet looking shine with one swipe and it blends into the skin so well, no stripe. 2 things to be aware of. Fair and light medium are almost the same shade with light medium just being a tad warmer. Unless you are SUPER fair I would recommend getting light medium. I don’t know how well it would work on medium tan skin tones but there isn’t too much of a base pigment so I think it would still work. Also I noticed at Sephora that the testers all had hard pan but I’m sure they were swatched everyday multiple times a day and the oils from fingers made hard pan but just be aware of that and don’t swatch it a lot or use a wet brush in the pan. I also love the compact, the mirror is awesome and I like the magnetic closure. Def a home run.

Great blender/shader

The quality is superb just like all of Sonias brushes, silky soft, luxurious handle etc. In comparison to worker 3 this brush is slightly smaller and not as thick/fluffy. Similar to a 217 but not as thick. This brush is really good at packing on color as well as blending, a true multitasker.

My holy grail crease brush

This brush is just perfection in every way. Silky soft hair, beautiful handle, right amount of firmness and keeps its shape. This may be too directional for some people but that’s what I love about it. Sonias saikoho goat hair is the softest I’ve ever felt and I’ve tried lots of Japanese fude brands. I just ordered a backup of this brush and I almost never buy multiples because I have so many. It’s very similar to blender pro but the ferrule is pinched so it’s a bit more dense at the base. This brush is perfect for pigmented mattes that are harder to blend like Pat McGraths. Sonia is a brush god!

A piece of art

I absolutely love the Makie brushes from Chikuhodo. The MK 1 and 2 are a little too long for my taste (hair length). Since the bristles on the MK UM are a bit shorter, the brush is more dense and imo more versatile. You can use this brush for setting, finishing, bronzer and even blush. The bristles are beyond soft but any squirrel brush from Chikuhodo is. They feel like the bristles from Z series. The design on the handle is so much prettier in person and the overall craftsmanship is just beautiful. Yes it is pricey but once you switch to fude you will never go back to machine made synthetics. Pictured: MK UM, FO 1, z8, KZ 5

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