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Koyudo Gray Squirrel 8-Piece Red Brush Set with Roll & Tie Pouch

Koyudo
$584

Overview

Impressive collection of 8 professional-grade brushes. Premium Gray Squirrel Hair - Softer, Denser and Silkier than stiff animal hair. The brush set made from gray squirrel hair, has value as a rarity and best for makeup, leaves a gentle impression for lasting performance.
Perfectly apply powder products. Hand made with red solid wood handle and gorgeous black ferrule. Comes with a folding case that you can easily carry out the brushes.

This 8 piece Set contains

- Finishing brush (Gray Squirrel): Perfect for lightly sweeping powder. This is a nice applicator with an airy-blended look once applied to the face. Easily helps remove excess powder to create a radiant look after makeup is applied.
- Powder brush (Gray Squirrel): Pretty tightly packed head. The very soft bristles allow for soothing application of facial and bronzing powders. Slightly tapered bristles to contour the face and help build gorgeous coverage as needed.
- Blush brush (Gray Squirrel): The head is perfect shape for shading and highlighting cheeks and face. It provides you a super smooth and evenly finish and does not need to be blended or buffed separately.
- Eye shadow brush L (Gray Squirrel): Use with lightest shade of eyeshadow. Soft bristles and full rounded shape help blend colour to entire eye from lid to brow bone. When all eye color has been applied, gently sweep brush over whole lid to blend.
- Eye shadow brush M (Gray Squirrel) : Great for applying highlighting shadow in one sweep and blending all shades of eyeshadow for a seamless finish. It is also ideal for applying shadow into the crease.
- Eye shadow brush S (Gray Squirrel): The tip is tapered for softer, more professional make up. Perfect for blending, smudging and applying shadow to the contoured areas of your eyes.
- Eyebrow brush (Water Badger): The tip is angled, so perfect for creating a smooth line across upper and lower lashes and adding definition to eyebrows. You can apply liquid, cream, or powdered liners.
- Lip brush (Mustela sibirica): The bristles are packed densely, so it does not bend during application. The Mustela sibirica hair is enough soft, with just the correct amount of density that gives a perfectly soft stiffness for application.
a brush case and come with a paulownia wooden box.

Estimated delivery: For 5-7 days

Product code: 000370683
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Description

Product Infomation

Finishing brush:
16.5cm ( 6.4961 in) 5.2cm (2.0472 in)
Softness (degree 1-10): 9
Powder brush:
16.5cm ( 6.4961 in) 5.2cm (2.0472 in)
Softness (degree 1-10): 9
Blush brush:
16.0cm (6.2992 in) 3.8cm (1.49606 in)
Softness (degree 1-10): 9
Eye shadow brush L:
14.2cm (5.5905 in)
Softness (degree 1-10): 9
Eye shadow brush M:
14cm (5.5118 in) 1cm (0.3937 in)
Softness (degree 1-10): 9
Eye shadow brush S:
14.2cm (5.5905 in) 1.1cm (0.433071in)
Softness (degree 1-10): 9
Eyebrow brush:
13cm (5.1181 in)
Softness (degree 1-10): 3
Lip brush:
11.5cm (4.5276 in)
Softness (degree 1-10): 4

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From pro beauty artists to the casual makeup wearer, many people put special thought and care into the quality and appearance of their makeup. However, a surprising number of people overlook the most important part of their makeup kit—brushes.  High-quality makeup brushes make a significant difference not only for smooth and even control when applying makeup, but also for preserving makeup and preventing acne and other skin problems. For example, applying liquid foundation with a sponge can lead to blackheads from pore-clogging bacteria, while applying it with one’s fingers can create an unpleasantly shiny finish from the oil glands in fingertips.

premium makeup brush made in kumano, Japan

With a long history and expertise in crafting traditional handmade calligraphy tools, Kumano brushes are the perfect brush for solving any makeup trouble, and ensuring the best application possible.

 

Kumano Brushes Represent
A Dedication to Quality through the Ages

Japan is home to its own high-quality artisanal brushes known as Kumanofude (Kumano brushes), traditional handmade calligraphy brushes from the Kumano region in Hiroshima prefecture. Historically, these penmanship tools were sold by local farmers who had traveled away looking for work after the rice harvest ended, and brought back with them calligraphy brushes and ink from larger towns to sell at home in Kumano. During the Edo period, the brushes became so popular that they began to be produced locally, and the Kumano region’s brush making industry was born.

Today, Kumano is home to a number of artisan manufacturers who craft around 80% of all domestically made brushes. The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has officially recognized Kumanofude brush making as a traditional craft of Japan.


Quality of Craftsmanship

The quality of craftsmanship by Japanese Kumanofude manufacturers is extremely high, and can require up to 10 years of training. Over those years of training, Kumanofude artisans to gain the knowledge required to be able to handle animal hairs for the bristles proficiently, as well as judge quality. Kumano makeup brushes require around 30 steps to create, and most of these steps are still done by hand. Great attention is paid especially to the most essential part of the brush, the tip, and these are always handmade using traditional Kumano artisan techniques. Given the great care and precision used to make Kumanofude, the brushes are known to be more durable than other makeup brushes.


Quality of Materials

The Bristles

The bristles are the most important feature of a brush that set apart a good makeup brush from a poor one, as well as a handmade brush from a synthetic one. Like Kumano calligraphy brushes, makeup brushes produced in Kumano use natural animal hair such as goat, squirrel, and horse. The natural animal fibers used in Kumanofude brushes tend to hold powder and color pigment better for a more even application and natural look, blending out beautifully. They are also extremely soft to the touch.

Inferior hairs are sorted out by hand using a special combing tool to prevent any rough hairs or stray, crooked bristles. Because the bristles of Kumano brushes are always handmade, the tip of the brush has a very slight natural unevenness to it, which allows the brush to make lighter contact with the face, ensuring a more even makeup application. The end of every bristle gently tapers into its own fine point, unlike synthetic brushes where the end of the bristles are machine-cut, which can irritate the skin due to the prickly exposed cross section of the bristles.

While synthetic fibers have some benefits in application, such as being useful for liquid and cream cosmetics, they are less effective at catching powder and can result in wasted makeup or poor blending.

The Handle

Kumano brush handles are typically made with Japanese wood or brass. The size and the thickness of a handle determines the brush’s use. Long, thin handles provide precise control for detail work such as applying eyeshadow and eyeliner, whereas fat, shorter handles provide excellent coverage and blending for powder and blush brushes.

The Ferrule

The ferrule is the part of the brush that keeps the bristles at the tip attached to the handle. Usually made of metals such as brass, copper, or aluminum, the ferrule is stamped into a shape that controls how the bristles splay or fan out from the brush. High quality brushes are made with a seamless metal tube, as a seamed ferrule may come apart over time causing the bristles to fall off of the brush handle. Glue is applied at the bottom of the ferrule, so when washing brushes be sure not to wet the ferrule, and brushes should never be left in water.


The Preferred Brushes of the
World’s Leading Makeup Artists and Brands

Kumano brushes are popular with a wide range of people and esteemed makeup brands in and outside of Japan. After receiving the National Honor Award back in 2011 from the Japanese government for winning the FIFA World Cup, the Nadeshiko Japan women’s soccer team were presented with a limited soccer-ball shaped makeup brush. In Hollywood, Japanese makeup artists like Tamami Mihara use Kumano brushes to create looks highly prized by celebrities and actors including Jennifer Lopez and Oscar winner Al Pacino. Kumanofude are used by internationally renowned makeup companies like Chanel and M.A.C, who seek only the highest-quality brushes to support their premium brand status.


Choose Kumanofude for a
High-Quality Makeup Brush Set

Anyone looking purchase their first set of makeup brushes or to upgrade their existing makeup kit should consider high-quality Kumanofude artisan makeup brushes. The ability to improve makeup application and skin health, as well as maximize the longevity of makeup, makes Kumano brushes an excellent choice for anyone seeking high-quality artisan makeup brushes.

Kuyudo Collection - Tradition & Innovation White and Brown Brush made by Kuyudo

Kumano makeup brushes, made in the Kumano region in Hiroshima, are globally renowned for their high-quality materials and craftsmanship, and are prized by industry professionals, home users, and prestigious makeup brands.

Founded in 1979, Koyudo is an award-winning producer of Kumano brushes.

The company is dedicated to crafting brushes that empower people to enhance their natural physical beauty, and instill a sense of confidence by doing so.
After starting out as a calligraphy brush manufacturer, in 2004 Koyudo expanded their brush-making skills to makeup brushes, and now have a loyal and growing user base around the world. Continually striving for excellence in their products, Koyudo draws on both tradition and innovation, honoring the techniques refined by previous generations while making the most of new production developments. Koyudo’s commitment to quality ensures only the finest premium materials are used in their brushes, and staff receive extensive training in both quality judgement as well as handling of the rare and delicate products.
Their aim is that each brush is a pleasure to use, and treasure to own.

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Order & Delivery Details

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Free Worldwide Shipping Campaign!: Starting from December 2016, ALL the purchase above 100 USD will be free of shipping fee. This applies to all international shipment.

Delivery Time:

It takes about 4 - 7 days after you receive a notification email from us. Anywhere in the world via FedEx and EMS (unless some accident occurs). Tracking code will be sent to you to ensure secure shipment.

Insurance: A-Janaika covers 100% of purchase if the price of the item exceeds JPY 500,000. If the item is damaged or lost in the delivery* the customer receives either a 100% refund or a replacement item.*Subject to insurance company assessment. A damage or broken parts can be covered in above-mentioned insurance within 7 days from its arrival.
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