GSN Series GSN-2 Powder$64
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.
Makeup brushes are a big, but essential, investment for any kit. If you’re thinking about adding Chikuhodo to your collection, we’re here to help guide you as you shop! Compare the options, right here.
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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ReviewsErica L. Aug 08, 2014
What in the world was that?
I received this yesterday and I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing but as I was talking with my roommate, my hand must have grabbed this brush and I ended up using it. At first, I was thinking "my goodness what is so soft?" Then I happened to go out with my roommate and she pointed out how soft and flawless my face looked. It was weird because she sees me everyday and not once did she say anything about my skin. When I came back home, I realized I had used my brand new GSN-2 and I picked it up to use it again.
"What in the world was that?" Was the first thought that went through my head. This brush is so ridiculously soft that it makes you feel like you're dreaming! My large pores and acne scars were covered so well and my liquid foundation didn't budge as I kept sweeping this brush over and over my face. I thought I was head over heels with my Wayne Goss brushes, but now this brush has completely stolen my heart as well.
In fact, after I post this review, I'll be buying my second GSN-2!!30 found this helpful.Andres Z. Dec 08, 2015
Great for liquid foundations
I know the GSN-2 is marketed as powder brush, but it does a fantastic job with liquid foundations as well! The dense brush head buffs foundation right into the skin without soaking up too much product or leaving streaks, plus the softness makes it super gentle.25 found this helpful.Yanan Z. Jun 16, 2015
out of imagination really a brush for makeupo
I got whole z series and takumi123 and gsn2. The Gsn design looks cheesy to me when I saw the picture. But actually Gsn is beautiful. A Japanese will never make their things ugly. As a tool to use honestly gsn series is the most practical and economical choice. you feel that it is really a brush for makeup! especially for a western style. Takumi is more for eastern look . It's hard to say actually. obviously the Z series is the best quality that make me enjoy everyday. As I don't really care about the cost, I would definitely use Z. But gsn is more practical to use. a good brush need to think about if it is suitable for the products. If u think about money and want an outstanding performance, i would definitely reccomend gsn. If you prefer a clear and simple looking, go for Takumi. If all of your cosmetics are top brand at least tomford, then the Z will work best
dont take a risk of your money on other brands. I m so regret of having tom ford brushes a few days ago. that cost me nearly 500£<750$>.they turn out to be a total waste due to the poor quality and design. They are good hair, but poor brushes.25 found this helpful.Soksann K. Nov 11, 2015
My favorite everyday brush
I use this to buff my powder foundation and oh my no irritation and very soft but densely pack. I own a lot of brushes from Tom Ford, Tilbury, Mac, Morphe, Sigma, Bobbi, Wayne and this particular Chikuhodo won my heart. It's how it's shape and made.20 found this helpful.Celeste M. Dec 24, 2015
Amazing brush for excellent coverage with powder foundation!
This is my first-ever Chikuhodo brush and I use this brush to apply Chanel Double Perfection Lumiere powder foundation (I personally tend to skip liquid foundation since my face tends to become oilier as the day progresses). This brush is perfectly dense and not too big and fluffy, picking up a good amount of product that allows me to build-up with ease for fuller coverage in certain areas of my face. Previously, I've used the sponge that came with the Chanel Double Perfection Lumiere compact, then I "upgraded" to the Chanel powder brush #1. I was not too pleased with that brush (which is more expensive than the Chikuhodo GSN-2) since the bristles are synthetic and absorbed so much product! However the Chikuhodo GSN-2 powder brush is absolutely wonderful and gives me full control of applying flawless powder foundation that lasts all day. The results are wonderful for my oily face that I only need a few touch-ups throughout the day. I absolutely love this brush so much that I've purchased more brushes from the Chikuhodo GSN line along with a few from the Chikuhodo Z and Takumi series. The GSN brushes tend to be my favorite since they have the perfect variety, the right amount of softness, great density and good length compared to the other Chikuhodo brush series. I am so happy with Chikuhodo's brushes that I look forward to my daily makeup routine! Thanks again, Beautylish!18 found this helpful.Toya b. Feb 28, 2015
best foundation brush EVER
If you haven't try'd this brush for foundation wither it be liquid powder or cream hands down FLAWLESS application I will be ordering 2 more. Whether you have a full face or a small dace this brush will cut you foundation routine in half. Its so darn soft you will be buffing and buffing just cause its so soft its like putting on foundation with a cotton ball. THIS BRUSH IS WELL WORTH THE INVESTMENT15 found this helpful.TeamAmy Maria Y. Nov 19, 2015
Waited too long to have this
I don't know WHY I took so long to buy this brush. The shape, density is seriously amazing and does a great job at blending out your foundation and then your powders. I use this right after I apply my setting powders to buff out lines and just create a skin like finish. I then use it again after my bronzers, blushes and highlighter so that my makeup looks cohesive. The GSN line is actually my fave line from Chikuhodo despite the Z-Series being "softer". I prefer the pickup and deposit ratio of goat hair & goat hair blends.14 found this helpful.Ann D. Apr 20, 2016
OMG - amazing
Have been on the hunt for the perfect foundation brush. I have a collection of "good enough" to almost perfect brushes, but saw a Beautylish review saying the Chikuhodo GSN-2 was great as a liquid foundation brush, even though not intended to be used that way. It is superb as a foundation brush -- application is flawless, even and perfect -- no shedding from this densely packed brush. What is equally amazing is the fact that the brush does not appear to collect or absorb much product. I've been using the Artis Fluenta oval brush (6 and 8) to apply foundation, but the Chikuhodo GSN-2 surpasses the Artis brushes in applying foundation. I'm already planning to purchase a back up. If you're looking for a flawless foundation brush, this is the one!12 found this helpful.Dorothy P. Jul 12, 2014
Great powder brush
This brush is super dense and packed with hair. It picks up a lot of color from your powder (loose or packed) and application is smooth, easy, and flawless! The goat hairs are not abrasive at all, which is great if you intend to use it a lot.9 found this helpful.Soksann K. May 04, 2015
Skeptic, Dont Be
Love how soft this brush feels. It buffs my powder foundation beautiful and evenly. The handle is so different and light. Chikuhodo has won my heart. I was feeling why would I spend so much but now I know why. If you have sensitive skin and the other brushes feels harsh on your skin you have to get this. You can use it on liquid foundations also. I own a few pieces and none has disappoint me. Can not wait for more beautiful pieces to come.8 found this helpful.