Z Series Z-8 Cheek$111
About Chikuhodo Z Series Z-8 Cheek Brush
The Z Series Z-8 Cheek Brush is a large brush designed for blush, contour, and highlighter. The fluffy bristles make it easy to apply a soft wash of color across the cheek—it’s perfect for draping and working with pigmented blushes.
Why It’s Special
- The flattened dome shape applies blush and cheek products with a sheer, natural-looking 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 product to the apples of the cheeks and blend. Use a clean brush to soften pigmented blush with circular buffing motions.
- Hair type: gray squirrel
- Size: 40 mm (bristle length) x 35 mm (bristle width) x 160 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.
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: blue squirrel hair, aluminum ferrule, hard maple wood handle.
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ReviewsCara N. Mar 27, 2015
I bought Z4 first and found it too small and then I got this Z8. This is a perfect blush size brush for me. I have attached a photo comparing Z4, Z8 besides Nars blush. These 2 blushes can be used together to layer the blushes. They are both super soft. When I use Z8 for very pigmented blush such as Nars Exhibition A, it still gives a natural sheer looking. I prefer this brush to goat hair blush brush, unless I want obvious effect and in a limited time. I have to mention that Beautylish is the best cosmetics website I found so far. I made the order on Tuesday, and received it on Friday. USA-> Australia! Super efficient! Thank you Beautylish team!61 found this helpful.ifmakeupcouldtalk m. Jul 03, 2014
For those who prefer well blended, even, yet buildable coverage!
Chikuhodo Z-8 has a round/flat shape. This means the shape is ideal for blush application, but can also double for bronzer application. The gray-squirrel hairs are incredibly soft and semi-dense, the final results will yield well blended, even, yet buildable coverage. The Z-8 is ideal for people with highly sensitive skin, lighter complexions and to work with highly pigmented powders. For more pictures, comparisons and information, visit my blog www.ifmakeupcouldtalk.com. I cannot tell you how excited I am to see Beautylish carry this wonderful brand. Should you decide to take the plunge and buy any of the Chikuhodo brushes, rest assured you will not be disappointed.35 found this helpful.Janine B. Jul 07, 2014
WORTH THE MONEY!
If you are a brush lover like me, then the Chikuhodo Z Series Z-8 Cheek Brush is a must have for your collection. I can't even get over how soft and effective this brush is, due to the high quality gray squirrel hair and the domed shape of the bristles. It blends cheek products like a dream. I have a great deal of highly pigmented blushes that require a brush exactly like this one to blend them out. You can also use this for highlighting or bronzer. I find it puts JUST the right amount of product on the skin so that you don't have to keep going over it or take any off. I am so impressed with the quality, feel and weight of this brush as well. It definitely feels and looks very luxe, so you can leave it out on your vanity for easy access to it and to show it off.15 found this helpful.Kendra L. Feb 25, 2015
BEST BRUSH FOR SETTING POWDER
I adore this brush! I use it everyday and I will not pick up any of my other powder brushes. This is big enough for me to use as an all over setting powder brush and it picks up the perfect amount of powder and flawlessly applies it with disturbing the makeup underneath. It also distributes the powder so evenly and lightly. It doesn't even look like I am wearing powder. The other thing I love so much is how incredibly soft it is. I usually break out in hives right after I use my other brushes but not with this brush. It is super delicate and doesn't "exfoliate" my skin as other brushes seem to do! Holy Grail brush...worth every penny!13 found this helpful.Bec S. Feb 10, 2015
Delicious & Luxurious!
The whole Chikuhodo Z series is breathtaking. The brushes are super soft and blend makeup beautifully. My makeup looks better when I use them without a doubt. They blend the products on top of the skin perfectly but don't disturb the skin underneath. Plus using them is a delicious luxury. Every day when I spend time with them doing my makeup, I feel like I'm treating myself.
The Z-8 is great for blush. It doesn't pick up too much product (despite the size you can deposit just a whisper of product on the face). It has incredibly soft, flexible bristles and great density for blending. Absolutely gorgeous!10 found this helpful.Esther C. Sep 14, 2017
GET this Brush!!!!
I purchase the Z-4 and the Z-8 brush. I love both of them. The Z-4 is just smaller than the Z-8. However is wonderful to apply diffuse air-brush contour powders and also for blush. I use Z-4 for contour powders and Z-8 for blush application. You can easily use Z-8 for bronzing all over the face as well. Is a wonderful multi-purpose brush!!!. No regrets spending the money for my Go-To Make Up face brushes that gives your such a great make-up day EVERYDAY8 found this helpful.Minnie C. Mar 03, 2016
I have a small patch of hyperpigmentation on my cheek. It's not difficult to be covered by any concealer. The problem was when I applied my blush with brush, the concealer was just swiped away! It made the pigmented patch even more conspicuous! I seeked help from the Beautylish MUA, he said it's because my brush was too hard. Actually I was using quite nice brushes already ( Shu Uemura and Rae Morris). He suggested me to try Z8. I ordered but without very high expectation. Turned out the MUA is right! The brush is so soft that it doesn't disturb my makeup underneath. Thanks! Thanks Beautylish and Chikuhodo!!!8 found this helpful.Irina-Catrinel I. Oct 31, 2020
Wonderfull brush! But PAY attention to the PACKAGING!
53 old, oily T-zone and undereys, mad about brushes! I needed a multytasking brush, especially one that whould pick and release the optimum amount of powder for the said oily zones of my face. Not too much ( so no-cakey look) but enough for good setting and mattifying. This brush does it gloriously! It is smaller that I imagined and that makes it perfect for both precise placement and quick enough covering. The softeness is welcome for senzitive skin and I could easily use it for perfect blush and bronzer application. and (eyes closed) swiping o bit of bronzer all over my eyelids. So, very good for traveling. It doesn t snap back like a goat one whould, so is better for patting than buffing but I apreciate the softness . Now the caveat part: the original packaging consist of a small plastic GLUED bag. When removing the brush, few bristles glued to the bag resulting in breackage and distorting of the overall shape. I was able to reshape it, but I felt ill for the broken bristles, mad as I am for these babies. Being the pricey and delicate item, I whould advice to maybe cut the glued part of the plastic bag before removing the brush so no broken heart and bristles result! Now, my blessings for the Beautylish people!!! They are always, always on point and intuitive and anytime I order from them, I feel at ease, even in those hard days!!7 found this helpful.Stephanie H. Nov 22, 2015
Multi-Purpose Z Series Brush
Chikuhodo is absolutely one of the leading brands of Japanese brushes. I love using this brush for bronzer. Also, the Z8 is great for light/medium contouring, due to the way the hairs form a flat edge on top. This was the first brush from the Z Series that I purchased. I love it, and they only get better!!!!6 found this helpful.Andrea Julika S. Apr 25, 2020
Lovely brush but very small
This brush is super soft and of a wonderful quality to say the least. But: As it’s made from squirrel hair it doesn’t work best with blushes as it doesn’t pick up much product. And it’s a bit small for applying cheek products with one swipe. Hope that helps with the decision to invest into a nice premium brush!4 found this helpful.