GSN Series GSN-4 Highlight$64
About Chikuhodo GSN Series GSN-4 Highlighting Brush
Lift and define your facial features with the GSN-4 Highlighting Brush from Chikuhodo. The smaller size and versatile design lets you apply highlighter, blush, bronzer, and contour powder along the planes of the face for a softly sculpted look.
Why It’s Special
- Features the perfect balance of density and length for highlighting and contouring with a precise yet diffused result
- 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
Dip brush into highlighter, blush, bronzer, or contour powder and sweep along the curves of the face.
- Hair type: gray squirrel and sokoho goat
- Size: 36 mm (bristle length) x 186 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: gray squirrel hair, goat hair, brass ferrule, wooden handle.
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ReviewsKaren C. Aug 06, 2014
This is a really good brush if you want a smaller blush brush. It's a little bit too dense for highlight, especially if you use one with a lot of shimmer - the density will make it look way too reflective. I tried it because I wanted to try something from this brand that wasn't from the Z series, and the quality is very good, comparable to that of Hakuhodo's goat/squirrel blends, but with a longer handle, which I found helpful. I would be careful using it with very highly pigmented blushes though, as it seems to be a little bit more goat than squirrel hairsso it will give you some strong color. Overall, I would buy again!22 found this helpful.Jessie Z. Mar 25, 2015
Soft, elegant and versatile
This is a beautiful brush and the handle design fits in hand very well. I love the versatility of this brush. I use it for blush, bronzer, contour as well as powder. It works pretty much with all powder products. So if you want to invest in only one brush, this one certainly does the job. The size of the tip is not too perfect for contouring, but it works very fine if you built up the intensity slowly. I have very oily skin. Therefore, I personally prefer this brush over the Z series (squirrel hair is very delicate, better for sensitive skin). It covers my pores smoothly and beautifully. And on top of that, it feels soft on the skin. I have decided to buy more Chikuhodo brushes because of this one. It is definitely a good investment for makeup lovers.6 found this helpful.K W. Aug 14, 2015
LOVE THIS BRUSH!!
This brush is the PERFECT BLUSH brush--it's now my favorite (of all my collection) 4 blush application. Also love it for powdering or touch ups on the T-zone. It's a goat/squirrel mix & the goat offers the perfect 'grab' 4 picking up, applying & blending powder products while the squirrel hair helps it 2 maintain its softness. I admit I don't care 2 use it 4 highlight -as its name suggests- b/c it's 2 big 4 that. LOVE this brush far more than I ever expected! If ur looking 4 an amazing blush brush--get this one!!4 found this helpful.shannon c. Jan 18, 2018
I have had this brush for a few years and its just a great brush, its nothing special for highlight but just a beautiful bronzer/blush/powder brush. I like that this brush just blends it all in pretty seamlessly. I like this so much I got a second. The only complaint I have is that my first one chipped away a bit at the tip of the handle and exposed wood so a bit disappointing but doesn't take away from the job it does.3 found this helpful.Jacqueline G. May 07, 2018
I actually use this for bronzer
I know this is for blush but I actually really like this for bronzer. I want a lighter application as I use the Marc Jacobs tan-tastic or my ABH bronzers Tawny or Rosewood. I just think that I this helps me from not getting too heavy handed. I love the longer handle than my Hakuhodo brushes. The hairs are so soft to the touch and I don't feel that I'm scratching my face when applying powder. It's beautiful and surprised no shedding as of the high end brushes such as my Wayne Goss #11 & #12 brushes have been shedding. It gives it a nice dusting and also I'm able to buff if I need to but it's not dense so you're not going to be able to do hardcore buffing with this brush by any means.2 found this helpful.Joan M. Oct 19, 2019
I bought this brush fully intending to use it for highlight, but then read reviews saying it was a little too big for that purpose.
When my order came, I found that it made even my most subtle highlighters show up brighter than with any of my other brushes (natural and synthetic) and I am really enjoying it.
Also, who doesn't love a multi-tasker? Love it for powder and blush as well1 found this helpful.Jenni L. Nov 28, 2018
I am really enjoying this brush for applying hard pan blush or blushes that are not as pigmented. For example, I was having issues with Charlotte Tilbury First Love showing on my light medium (MAC NC30) skin. This brush has solved that issue. It is a very soft brush but the cut of the hairs give it a slight density that helps with the hard to apply powder products. As always Beautylish is a pleasure to purchase from. Fast shipping and excellent customer service.1 found this helpful.