The Chikuhodo Passion Series Brush Set features all 7 brushes in the Passion Series. This set is easy to use and easy to take care of. The Passion Series is a great choice for those new to Japanese brushes.
This set comes in it's own case and includes a powder, cheek, highlighting, eye shadow, eye brow, precision and lip brush.
“Easy to use, easy to handle, and easy to take care of, the Passion Series is an excellent choice for those new to Japanese brushes.” See the lookbook for the Passion 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.
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Materials used: goat hair, water badger hair, aluminum ferrule, hard maple wood handle.
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Chikuhodo brushes are some of the most well made, high quality brushes on the face of the planet, and my new Passion series brushes do not disappoint. When looking for makeup brushes, there are a few things that you want to take into consideration that determine the price. The construction of makeup brush is divided into 3 parts: the hair, the ferrule (metal part) and the handle.
The higher caliber material most utilized in brushes?
Badger: It's stiff enough to define and shape, thin enough to fill in sparse brows. Badger bristles provide the coarseness necessary for firm brow feathering and a more natural-looking eyebrow pencil application. Badger hair is an age-old tradition. It comes from various parts of the world and is more readily available than most animal hair, although the quality varies greatly. Badger hair is thickest at the point, and relatively thin at the root, so it has a distinctive bushy look to it.
Kolinsky: Kolinsky makeup brushes have the best porosity for application of the most intense, truest form of color. Kolinsky, sometimes referred to as kolinsky sable, isn't from a sable at all. It comes from the tail of a species of mink that is a member of the weasel family found in Siberia and northeastern China. It is generally conceded to be the best material for precise layering of color, especially for creation of specific gradations due to its strength, spring and ability to retain its shape or snap. It holds a very fine point or edge for precise application This is considered a professional grade of hair, and if properly cared for, Kolinsky will last for many many, many, many years.
Sable: Red Sable is obtained from any member of the weasel family with "red" hair, not at all from the animal known as the sable. It is found in a variety of brush styles for many varied mediums, but the quality varies greatly. A good quality pure red sable makeup brush is an alternative to the more expensive Kolinsky, with slightly similar performance and durability. air to make a more economical brush, but the fine point is sacrificed.
Squirrel: The softest, gray(Chikuhodo brushes utilize this in their Z series) or blue squirrel (You'll see a lot of Hakuhodo's use this) provides a soft, natural wash of color. Because the hair is not very resilient, it works best for contouring and blending shadows to perfection. It's perfect for detailing and for using in the crease. It gives more definition because of the compact head.
Capra: Capra or goat hair makeup brushes provide optimum bristles which basically make it impossible to get a bad application! Like all other hair types used for makeup brushes, they come in a wide range of quality within its type. The softest goat hair is, known as capra, or the first-cut with the tips still intact. This top quality bristle is hand-made like any other high quality cosmetic brush to preserve their precious tips. The Chikuhodo Passion series brushes are made of this. It's super soft goat hair provides a medium to full application for both the face and body. The only higher quality goat hair that I am aware of is Saikoho, which is similar Gray Squirrel hair but it is far more elastic.
The construction of these brushes are impeccable. They are very light-weight yet well-balanced, and the join between the handle and ferrule is spot on. For someone who is on a budget or for someone that is just venturing into the Japanese brush realm, these brushes are a perfect introduction.
In 1989 I bought my first fine brush set in Tokyo and have both used and abused it every since that day. I was fortunate to purchase this fine set from the renowed Mr. Shu Uemura, who had just opened his first store in Tokyo, and offered to not only show me the best brush set for my purposes, but did my makeup, so I ended up buying my makeup from him for years for every change of season until he opened the Shu Uemura website in recent years. It wasn't easy to buy overseas but to me it was worth it. And today is the first day I have washed that set to lovingly retire it to make room for my new Chicuhodo Passion Series Brush Set of seven perfect brushes for each area of my face or for each type of makeup I'm going to be applying. It even comes with a lipliner brush that is small and spring loaded so it is perfect for my tiny evening bags. These brushes rival the ones I bought in Japan but are made with more care because they don't shed, which was an issue with the other set that drove me a bit crazy since after I put on my makeup, using the mirror over the bathroom sink, I hated the cleanup of brush hairs, right before I was going out the door, with my perfect face on. The other option was to leave it as a welcome home gift that was a bit like my cat leaving me a hair ball in the sink. I am so impressed with the lovely badger hairs with their perfect shape made by the artisans at Chikuhodo with the ferrules almost becoming a part of the handle because it has the same metal covering and color but is obviously well enough made to hold the badger hairs in place for any makeup application. Lastly, is the bright fuchsia handles, with a matching case that has an obvious place for each of the seven brushes. The first day this set arrived I washed my face and took out my favorite makeup, and proceeded to apply it. I had trouble focusing on the application of the colors because I was to enthralled with the brushes. So I bagged the rest of my makeup, since I was not going out that day or night, and continued to tickle my fancy with these brushes. I ran them over my face, neck, décolletage and arms. I stopped before I got to my breasts since I hadn't taken my daily bath that early in the day. I had too much fun to consider it legal, but legal it was and still remains each time I pull out my brush kit, to either play or get ready for a play, ballet production or the symphony. And I love to pull out my lip liner brush at parties because it gets even more attention than I do and that's quite a bit because I like to be the center of attention at parties. Even men seem interested in the lovely lip brush. They like the mechanics of how once I take the cover off, it extends for use and clicks down to be safe once the top is put back on! Needless to say I am so sold on these brushes that I would be willing to give out my telephone number, so a prospective buyer could ring me up and hear the excitement in my voice as I talk about the brushes. My all time favorite thus far is the blush brush, I am able to put on a color base, then contour and lastly apply the POP of color on the apples of my face. My second is the eye color brush since it too is perfect for flooding my lids with a basic color, and build upon that until I have the right eye makeup for either day or night. Sometimes my husband sees that I haven't put as much color on one eye as the other so he offers to use my new brush to fix that issue. My third most favorite is the big, fluffy powder brush which I can get into every area of my face to apply a scant dusting of my fairy irradescent powder. I am doing one thing that I did NOT do with my last set and that's clean up the brushes before I put them to bed. I use a very soft rag which I simply wipe the color off on and once a week I am using my left over Shu Uemura brush cleanser to wash all the products out of each brush. I think that once a month is enough but I'm having fun so far babying these new wonderful additions to my life. If you don't have a good set of brushes and you're looking I HIGHLY recommend this set. It's beyond perfection for the use of each brush. They are also so beautiful that using them is a real visual treat.
First & foremost, let me just say that the set is so worth it! Thank you @jacqueline h for the recommendation, they didn't disappoint. The brushes are easy to use, but different from synthetic in terms of application. The powder and highlighter pickes up the perfect amount of powder...so it's not Cakey. The highlighter brush is small so you can get precise countering/blush etc. the eye brushes are tiny,which is perfect for smaller eyes, like mine! Never thought push lining/ tight lining ( thanks benefit for that awful thing), but with the tuning brushes, it's soooooooooo easy and doesn't irritate my eyes. The eye shadow. Rush is bigger than I throught but the shape is versatile....you can dab color, brush color, and even blend...
LOVING my set!!!!! I can only compare to Hakuhodu, which is also another Japanese natural hair brush company from Japan. Both are equally beautifully crafted, but hakuhodu's goat hairs are different, a little stiffer---for different purposes, this Chikihodo is more for natural and soft looks vs my hakuhodu which I use for a more dramatic contoured look....
I think that the other reviews of these brushes hit the nail on the head. They're phenomenal quality, highly functional, beautiful Japanese Artisan brushes.
I've owned this set for about 6 months now, and it truly has revolutionized how I do my makeup. I was particularly lacking a good powder brush previous to owning these, and now I can use this amazing brush everyday! The hairs are soft, yet firm. As someone who prefers a more matte finish and can experience oiliness, this brush is the perfect balance between softness and resilience. I don't think I could use anything else. And the rest of the brushes in the set are of just as superb quality as well!
I feel extremely fortunate to have access to the knowledge that is shared through the BL community, and am unbelievably thankful I managed to snag this set. If you're debating it - go for it. It's an investment for sure, but with proper care I can already tell these brushes will last for years. Mine are just as lovely now as they were the day they came in the mail :)
These brushes were amazingly soft - they are made of goat hair, but they are almost as soft as blue squirrel. 3 of the brushes are for the face, 3 for the eyes and 1 for the lips. The eyeshadow brush was a lot more versatile than I expected - I'm used to a flat laydown brush, but the brush is shaped more like a highlighter brush. It is a great blending brush, and the tip is great for adding the highlight color at the corner of the eyes. The red handles makes them easy find in my brush case for those sleepy mornings.