GSN Series GSN-2 Powder$62
About Chikuhodo GSN Series GSN-2 Powder Brush
Buff away streaks and harsh lines in a single swipe with this plush powder brush from Chikuhodo’s GSN Series. The GSN-2 Powder Brush features densely packed natural bristles that pick up and distribute product for a diffused, natural-looking finish.
Why It’s Special
- Perfect your complexion with this velvety-soft blending and buffing brush
- The GSN Series is designed with elegant, extra-long handles for pros and novices alike
- Handmade by legendary Chikuhodo craftspeople in Kumano, Japan
How to Use
After applying blush and bronzer, gently blend using circular buffing motions. Start from the apple of the cheeks and work towards the hairline.
- Hair type: sokoho goat
- Size: 30 mm (bristle length) x 175 mm (total length)
“The GSN series is designed to work seamlessly with a variety of makeup brands. These are all-around brushes for both pros and novices.” See the lookbook for the GSN Series here.
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These meticulously handcrafted tools are delicate, so go easy. Follow these guidelines to make them last. Learn more.
Materials used: goat hair, brass ferrule, wooden handle.
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ReviewsNicola A. Dec 28, 2021
Good for a Specific Purpose
This brush has great ratings, but I personally don’t reach for it that often because it’s quite stiff and not very soft on my face. However, it does work very well for baked gel products like the Sisley and Chantecaille bronzers. I had a really hard time using those products, especially as they started to hard pan a bit, until I tried this brush. It is the only one I have that can pick up a light dusting and diffuse it perfectly. Therefore, it’s now my go to bronzing brush. My Koyudo fu pa foundation brush works much better for foundation.1 found this helpful.Jennie P. Nov 01, 2021
Hair shedding is tooooo much to make it worthwhile!
After reading many reviews (esp buying an expensive product that you haven't yet touch/feel), even though people recommending this GSN-2 for foundation over GSN-5, I decided to buy both since they are different shapes. I feel that GSN-2 is more stippling and buffing motion and GSN-5 is more for gliding, swiping motion. I haven't used GSN-5 yet for foundation (use for cream blush so far). GSN-2 is a good, dense brush and it does the foundation perfectly. But OMG, it sheds and sheds and sheds!!!! I understand that there is a shedding period with all new brushes (some shed more than other). I agree with one of the reviewer, I spent more time to pick out the hairs on my face than doing the make up application. I feel tickle on my skin and there is a hair. Each application, I would have any where between 8-10 hairs consistently. This is NOT normal for a high end hand made fude. This is my first Chikuhodo (beside the GSN-5 bought at the same time), I am disappointed and don't know if I want to buy more from the brand. I am used to and love the rounded brush for buffing motion....but this is so so disappointing. I will wash the brush one more time and give it a few more days. If the hairs continue to shed, I will have to contact Beautylish for options. Like of one of the reviewer said, am I getting a dub? If you are considering this, it's an expensive brush and decent for the job but beware of potential shedding. If you don't mind picking hairs out from your freshly applied foundation, go for it.2 found this helpful.Sherry E. Jul 28, 2021
This is my 1st time trying high end brushes cause I always thought that it didn't matter but OMG I was wrong it's so soft and makes my makeup look amazing. The only issue I have is that I've washed it twice and it's still leaving hairs on my face and I'm extremely gentle with it. I know that it is normal to an extent but hopefully after another wash it will stop1 found this helpful.Sydney E. Jul 14, 2021
Sheds too much
I really wanted to love this brush but it sheds all over my face. I spend more time picking hairs off my face than getting ready. This got such great reviews which is why I purchased it. Maybe I got a dud because the eye brush works great with no issues but at this price point wanted to share in case it helps others.1 found this helpful.Lisa P. Jun 22, 2021
not ideal for foundation
As a makeup artist, I own about 200 makeup brushes, from high to low end. I was looking for a natural Japanese brush to replace my personal Zoeva stippling brush for cream and liquid foundation. I decided to go with this based on reviews. This brush is far too dense and sheers foundation out too much for anyone requiring medium to full coverage. As a powder brush I think unless you are buffing powders into the skin it's not very ideal either. Overall too much money, the quality is there but the functionality is lacking. Im returning, I'm going to try the new Sonia G brushes once available.Inga H. Mar 30, 2021
Where do I start. I have been looking at this brush for months , it is expensive, but there again, you want quality, yo pay for it. So I got my brush and OMG, way better then I expected, Beautylish as usual sent me a little gift, and the service was the best since I live in Spain and I got my brush with in 9 days. The brush in itself is not that big, so it’s super comfortable in the hand and also for the face, the bristles are very soft and gentle on my sensitive skin. For a moment I even thought that I would keep it purely for the collection without using it, because it’s so perfect, but then I gave it a try anyway, the performance of this brush is flawless. Girls, seriously, have no doubt in investing, I know it’s expensive, take you time, save up, but you will not be disappointed. You are worth it!! I will definitely be buying another one, just in case.2 found this helpful.Inga H. Mar 30, 2021
Where do I start. I have been looking at this brush for months , it is expensive, but there again, you want quality, yo pay for it. So I got my brush and OMG, way better then I expected, Beautylish as usual sent me a little gift, and the service was the best since I live in Spain and I got my brush with in 9 days. The brush in itself is not that big, so it’s super comfortable in the hand and also for the face, the bristles are very soft and gentle on my sensitive skin. For a moment I even thought that I would keep it purely for the collection without using it, because it’s so perfect, but then I gave it a try anyway, the performance of this brush is flawless. Girls, seriously, have no doubt in investing, I know it’s expensive, take you time, save up, but you will not be disappointed. You are worth it!! I will definitely be buying another one, just in case.Payal J. Mar 21, 2021
Using it for liquid foundation.
After much debate I got this brush to use with liquid foundation. It's great! The kind of foundation/base really makes a difference if you end up getting streaks or not and if you use a circular buffing motion, this brush applies liquid foundation really well. It also cleans really well on a cloth between uses. It's also really soft and doesn't irritate my skin. The size makes it very efficient as well. I am happy I went with this brush!2 found this helpful.