GSN Series GSN-3 Cheek$96
About Chikuhodo GSN Series GSN-3 Cheek Brush
Create the perfect flush of cheek color with this ultra-soft cheek brush. Part of Chikuhodo’s pro-level GSN Series, the GSN-3 Cheek Brush features velvety bristles in a rounded shape specifically designed to distribute blush evenly across the skin.
Why It’s Special
- Achieve perfectly blended blush and cheek products in just a few strokes
- 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
Tap the brush into blush. Sweep over the apple of the cheek, moving upwards and towards the hairline. Use the tip of the brush to buff and blend to achieve a soft, natural-looking finish.
- Hair type: gray squirrel and sokoho goat
- Size: 48mm (bristle length) x 188 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: gray squirrel hair, goat hair, brass ferrule, wooden handle.
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ReviewsTracy T. Oct 08, 2018
Soft, beautiful, and a joy to use
I've never been a fan of dense short-bristled blush brushes, so I've been searching for the right one for a while. This brush is beyond pretty. The pearl handle fits nicely in my hand, and the soft, fluffy head picks up just the right amount of product. It works best with finely milled products as it had trouble picking up enough blush from the gelato blushes I have from Laura Geller. It works beautifully with most every other product I've tried, and I've since order three others from this series to replace subpar brushes in my collection. Worth every penny.7 found this helpful.Bee hune T. Dec 13, 2015
This is the Simply the Best Brush of all Brushes, I have so many good brushes, but this Brush is so smooth when I used it to apply the blush on my cheek, and spread evenly. I just love the feel of the brush on my cheek. It is worth the price, definitely I am going to save and buy the Chikuhodo Collection. Bee Hune 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻💞💞💞💞💞😍✌️6 found this helpful.Gwen G. May 14, 2019
Applies products like a dream...
I purchased this a couple of months ago in my search for a bronzer and blush brush. I love the quality of the brush as the handle is sturdy and allows for good control of the application. The bristles pick up the products and then apply them in a nice even manner. It's sodt enough to help diffuse products well and the shape is helpful to dispense products is smaller areas as needed. I think cleaning is simple and fast and I can easily dry brush off older colors so they don't end up looking muddy.2 found this helpful.Chevonese G. Jun 04, 2021
Perfect pick up and lay down
I have the T4 and Z4 brushes and although I really like them I find the Z4 too "floppy" and I don't always want to roundness of the T4. I don't have any of the GSN series brushes so I thought I'd give this a go. This is my only brush that is a mix of squirrel and goat, all my other brushes are one or the other. When this arrived I loved how the bristles are long and elegant looking and. The overall length of the brush is quite long, much longer than the Z4 or T4. I have to say I'm not overly keen on the gold coloured ferrule but that's just my personal choice. After the initial wash this brush bloomed beautifully and stayed incredibly soft, no fall out at all. It also doesn't have the strong goat smell you often get, I guess because it's mixed with squirrel. The bristles are packed and the brush feels "full" rather than wispy but they are not dense meaning this dried easily overnight.
I didn't use brush guard after reading a detailed article from Sonia G where she notes that only use a brush guard if you want the brush to remain tighter and more targeted in its application of the product but if you want the brush to bloom then don't use a guard but shape the bristles and gently fan them out as it's drying to decrease drying time and to maintain shape. So, sidebar on brush guards completed...
I used this brush to apply Nars blusher in colour Exhibit A which is a highly pigmented red blusher. I swiped this in the pan once and could see straight away that the pick up was excellent. The application of the blush was absolutely perfect for a natural flush of colour. The brush also blended out the colour so quickly with very little effort on my part. I don't think I have ever applied my blusher so quickly. I had to do a double to take to make sure I didn't have any streaks. This is incredibly good at creating that healthy glow which is exactly what I like for summer months. The bristles are so soft, just as soft as the Z4 that is all squirrel. So much so that I wanted to keep blending even though the blusher was perfectly applied in seconds.
I think it would be harder (but not impossible) to get a more targeted and defined application with this brush but I tend to like both types of looks depending on the occasion. I used the Z4 on the other cheek to compare and the difference was immediately clear. I actually then found I resented the Z4 somewhat for those extra seconds I had to spend blending out with battling the Z4's floppiness.
If you tend to be in a hurry with your make-up and need to rush out the door (or to that video call) then this brush massively cuts down the time and effort and whilst I was able to build intensity to test this out I really think it would be hard to go wrong. This makes it the perfect brush for those with highly pigmented blush or those new to using blushes and are nervous about blending / clown face or those with a heavier hand that have to buff at the end to get a more natural look. I love this brush.1 found this helpful.