Takumi Series T-8 Small Eye Shadow$24
About Chikuhodo Takumi Series T-8 Small Eye Shadow
Made with the softest saikoho goat hair, this precision pencil brush from Chikuhodo gives you control and precision without poking or scratching sensitive skin. The fine-point tip lets you blend and smoke color exactly where you want it.
Why It’s Special
- The fine-point, tapered tip is perfect for blending liner and smoking out the lashline
- The Takumi Series is handcrafted with undyed saikoho goat hair for an exquisitely soft feel
- Handmade by legendary Chikuhodo craftspeople in Kumano, Japan
How to Use
Dip into shadow and glide along the lashline with short strokes to apply. Glide back and forth to blend for a smoky finish.
- Hair type: saikoho goat
- Size: 12 mm (bristle length) x 127 mm (total length)
Materials used: Saikoho goat hair, aluminum ferrule, hard maple wood handle.
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ReviewsK W. May 04, 2015
Great multi-purpose brush!
In looking at pics of the T-8, the bristles(brush head) appeared to have an amazing point so I was expecting it 2 b a great LLL (lower lash line) brush. However when I received it, altho it had the precise point, in using it-I found that it flared out & didn't stay true to its form when using it on the LLL. So AT FIRST I was greatly disappointed. But then, I later went back 2 play with it some more bc I knew it was made of goat hair so I tried using it in different ways. I found that it worked great for placing precise shadow in the crease. I also used it to dab concealer over spots & other small flaws & it worked perfectly for that. It also worked great for inner corner highlight & also the inner 1/3 of the eyelid as well. I even used it 2 apply a MAC paint pot & then blended it out beautifully at the crease. So all in all, I'm now glad I did purchase this brush bc its definitely a little jewel that can be used in many different ways! Back to the LLL tho, if ur wanting a brush for that, I would recommend either the Goss20 or Z-10 bc they hold their shape better 4 smoking out the lash lines. Pic comparison: Z-10, T-8, Goss20, & MAC 21952 found this helpful.Myra K. Apr 28, 2015
Get this and the Z-10 and your eyes will shine!
I love the Chikuhodo Z-10 brush for its pointed tip and softness. Only downfall is that it cannot be used with cream products and I am careful using it to deposit eye shadow over eyeliner with too much pressure. This brush, the Chikuhodo T-8 is a great tool to have if you want to protect your Z-10's delicate hair. It also maintains it's shape a little better at the tip because of the high quality goat (Saikoho) hair. I use this brush for inner corner highlight, followed by gently blending the middle third with the outer 1/3 under the eye...something I don't do as much with the Z-10 because of it's fluffiness. The T-8 is very unique and directional! Oh, and it is as equally soft as gray squirrel hair--I was both surprised and impressed when I first tried it. Give it a go! You won't be disappointed in this amazing brush. It's beautiful in overall design, functional, and retains it's hair shape. Very pleased.28 found this helpful.Jackie A. Dec 10, 2015
my favorite pencil brush
From left to right... Tom Ford 14, chikuhodo T8, Mac 219 and Wayne Goss 20. This picture is just for size comparison ONLY! My absolute favorite pencil brush. Does an amazing job on blending eyeshadow bottom lash line. It's super soft doesn't irritate the eye at all.21 found this helpful.amy m. Apr 11, 2015
Another amazing brush
I love this brush! When you think of professional makeup, you may think you need at least a dozen brushes to create makeup looks that you desire, but this brush and the others in this mini collection by Takumi is all you need for a beautiful face makeup. When you use this brush, you will feel like it is a caress on your eyelids, I think this is the best way to describe these brushes. I am going to buy the entire collection, can't wait! I am totally amazed by such softness, now I can tell the difference and you will to, once you move away from middle class brushes and try the creme de la creme brush by the best Japanese artisans. Having said that, my next goal is to get close to the Hakuhodo brushes, which are also excellent.13 found this helpful.Gabby L. Nov 14, 2016
This brush is pretty large tapered pencil brush. It does lack the firmness most pencil brushes have but that's why it's the perfect brush for cut crease looks! !!! I have hooded eyes and need a firmer brush to apply a darker line of color above my natural crease line. ...this brush is firm enough to apply yet since it's not too firm it softly diffuses the new crease I created. This brush would also be good for applying a touch of dark shadow to the outer corners of the eyes (or a light shadow to the inner corners ). You can even use it to diffuse the lower lash line. I knew I would like this brush but I'm just amazed at how well it "cuts my crease".8 found this helpful.Isabelle M. Feb 26, 2019
Very soft and pointy
This brush is very soft and does not irritate my eyes, in particular on the lower lash line. It is pointy so I use it to smoke shadows in the lash lines and I also use it to deposit colour under my lower lash line. It keeps it shape (I am using brush guards) although it is very soft. It is quite dense but it is airy and kind of fluffy at the same tile, which could seem contradictory but it is the best way I can describe. Therefore it can apply precisely dark eye shadow for example but it will blend it beautifully and quite precisely. It is one of the few brushes I can use along the lower lash line without making my eyes cry.3 found this helpful.Naomi S. Dec 13, 2017
Does its job well
Really just a great workhorse pencil brush. The hairs are kind of long and have a good amount of movement. It has held its shape impeccably since I got it. The tip is incredibly precise and pointy, and I can't feel individual brush hairs. Softness is what you'd expect with saikoho. Does its job of blending powders at the lash line and smudging out pencil liners valiantly. Also really good for precisely applying dark colors in the crease and outer corner and highlighters in the inner corner. I try to use this with a light hand to not splay the tip too much. I like this so much more than most of my other synthetic pencil/smudge brushes, though those have their place.3 found this helpful.Bridget H. Jul 29, 2016
Great little bush
I've only been using this little treasure for a few days but I really like it. Very soft and I don't have to worry about using to blend my liner on upper and LLL. I only wish there was a equivalent to the MAC 217 in the Takumi series and I would be buying that for sure.3 found this helpful.