Z Series Z-4 Cheek/Highlight$71
About Chikuhodo Z Series Z-4 Cheek/Highlight Brush
The Z Series Z-4 Cheek/Highlight Brush from Chikuhodo is a super-soft brush that’s ideal for applying powder blush and highlighter to the cheeks. The fluffy bristles blend powder with a subtle, veil-like finish that’s never streaky or harsh.
Why It’s Special
- Picks up and diffuses blush and highlighting powders across the skin with an airbrushed finish
- Gray squirrel hair slips over delicate skin with a featherlight feel—ideal for even the most sensitive complexions
- Individual bristles are left uncut and bundled by hand for supreme softness
- Handmade by legendary Chikuhodo craftspeople in Kumano, Japan
How to Use
Apply blush to the apples of cheeks and blend using circular motions. Apply highlighter to the high points of the face with the tip of the bristles.
- Hair type: gray squirrel
- Size: 36 mm (bristle length) x 33 mm (bristle width) x 150 mm (total length)
“The Z series is the most luxurious we have, and made from the softest hair, which won’t irritate even really sensitive skin.” See the lookbook for the Z 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, aluminum ferrule, hard maple wood handle.
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ReviewsPayal J. Apr 19, 2021
After getting the z-8 I just had to try the z-4 as well. It's just as great as the z-8 and the size makes it absolutely perfect for blush application. Even though the z-8 is superb for blush, sometimes I end up going too far up my cheeks due to its size. the z-4 is more precise, just as soft and very easy to clean. Absolutely love it. If you're debating.. just buy it!1 found this helpful.Bloopbloop B. Oct 30, 2020
I’ve heard so many people rave about Chikuhodo Z series and decided to try it out from the Z4. Man oh man what in the world is this heavenly little brush? I couldn’t stop wowing upon opening the package when brushing it on the back of my hand. My husband who could care less about my little make up obsession even had to come over and have me brush the back of his hand with the Z4. This brush is literally the pampering of your face. Anyone who wonder if they should go for the Z series at all, you won’t regret getting it within your budget.1 found this helpful.Karen W. Dec 30, 2019
Soft brush, so soft you'll want to snuggle with it
So soft and applies product beautifully. Great for those who want to slowly build up powders, dense enough to pick up product but so soft that it spreads the product well and you never end up with caked on powder. This brush is perfect for people who have sensitive skin because it does not irritate the skin and never scratches. It is an investment, but well worth it.1 found this helpful.nouba m. Jul 19, 2019
I stumbled across the Chikuhodo Z-4 when reading reviews on the Suqqu cheek. Long story short, for me this is the better quality brush for my choices. I use it for highlighting and sometimes blush (waiting for the Z-8 for blush, though...) and I simply love it. I want to use a different brush for all parts of my make up routine, but I am aware that the Z-4 is a multi-level wonder wizzard. The brush is soft, bunny soft, and I use the Chanel Joues Contraste blushes. I do have to "scratch" them with a tissue or something first, and then even the soft squirrel Z-4 can pick up this powder and deliver the perfect amount of product to your face. Just wonderful. I am curious as to how long they last? It says that 7 years is a good deal on their homepage. My last Powder brushes lasted longer, but - ok - they were roughed up after that :) and now that I replace them slowly (or less slowly, as I become a Japanese brush addict very fast - owning several Chikuhodo Z-series, Wayne Goss, and ordered Sonia G. and .....) I did order them just out of curiousity and they are perfect. Whetehr you like the Suqqu cheek more, I think this is just "complaining on a very high level" :) :) and the differences are so minimal, that they do not even matter. I got the Z-4 because it is a tiny little denser and I like that fact.3 found this helpful.Jenn D. May 01, 2019
I've been wanting to try Chikuhodo brushes out for a long time and many many friends have recommended this for blush application and when I finally got my hands on it, I was in love!! It is so soft on the cheeks and applies blush on beautifully and catches the most pigment over any cheek brush I have. Go light handed with this because it's easy to build and delivers a beautiful airbrushed look on the cheeks :) Also beautylish is honestly the best website ever to buy your products from, fast delivery, amazing products and also great customer service!!1 found this helpful.Corinne L. Feb 10, 2019
So soft but sheds so much
I love how soft this brush is, but I'm bummed that it sheds so much for me. I end up with brush hairs all over my face. I hope that I just received a slightly faulty one because I would like to try other Chikuhodo brushes...has this happened to anyone else?2 found this helpful.June T. Jan 24, 2019
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!
It took me a while to finally place an order but I finally did it as a birthday splurge for myself, and it was totally worth it! This is my very first CHIKUHODO brush, and I was very impressed and addicted to this brand! I am planning to purchase more brushes from CHIKUHODO in the future for sure. We can never have enough makeup brushes, can't we? Lol1 found this helpful.Krasimira P. Oct 25, 2018
What a marvelous brush!!!
What a joy, my first Chikuhodo brushes have just arrived and I am all smiles and happy giggles, as they are gorgious! I have already 6 Sonia G. Brushes and 4 Wayne Goss's, and now that I have received my Chikuhodo Z4 and the Passion series Cheek brush it's official, I am already deep down that rabbit hole and there is no way back. I just cannot go back to my old brushes collection, which I have thought was very high end. I do agree with the other Japanese brushes fans, once you try them you cannot use normal brushes anymore. The quality is superb! I adore cheek brushes and I have a huge amount, Tom Ford one included, but the sensation and result I have got from both the Z4 and Passion cheek one is uncomparable. My make up has never been so perfect! The Z4 is incredibily soft but yet dense enough to blend product perfectly. It permetis me to layer blush gradually until receiving the desired effect. No harsh lines, no excessive deposits of product on unequal areas. I simply adore how it feels on the face! I was afraid the size could have been too small for my face but it is perfect instead! I am truely in love! The passion cheek brush is also gorgious a bit fuller and denser, but yet soft and performing. I have tried both on either cheek and the result was almost identical. Not to speak about the marvelous rosy-red handle, a masterpiece! And last but not least, the wonderful Beautilish service! Kind client service, delivery always witjin the indicated terms, nice packaging and fantastic samples. I am already a passionate client and I have just started creating my Japanese brushes collection, as I feel I need to have as much as possibile of these incredible beauty tools that have changed completely the pleasure of my beauty routine. A great thank you, Beautilish, for having made these wonders accessible also to those of us who live in Europe! You are simply the best!4 found this helpful.