What brush range do you suggest for makeup beginners?
We do not have a specific brush range just for makeup beginners, but our most popular brushes are found in the B Series. It contains a selection of standard shaped brushes compiled from our other series. Our B Series brushes are generally easy to use for professionals and beginners alike.
If selecting from the B series is too overwhelming, please visit our buying guide or check out our K Series, which is an edited range that used to specialize in uses for makeup schools.
What is the difference between the same model of brushes that contain only goat hair versus the version that contain mixed squirrel and goat hair? Example: B5521 vs J5521
|The pure goat version will be more firm and resilient. It will apply color more strongly and result in a glossier finish than the mixed bristle version. The mixed version will be slightly more soft to the touch and less voluminous.
What are your recommendations for tools to create natural looking brows?
Look for short, stiff angled brushes like the S163 or B163 with which it is possible to draw fine lines to best mimic hairs. Badger hair is the best for creating natural looking brows thanks to the fine tips of their hair and thick, resilient body.
I am looking for a blush brush but am overwhelmed by the many different shapes Can you tell me the features of the brushes?
What are the difference between the different shapes for Powder and Finishing Brushes?
How many different eye brushes should I have?
We recommend at least three of the four basic shapes to create most eye makeup looks easily.
As you can see, each brush has a name that indicates a specific function, but can be used for other functions.
How often should I wash the brushes?
|Although it depends on how often you use the brushes and what kind of products you use with them, generally washing once every 1 - 2 month is enough for more resilient hairs like goat, horse, weasel, and badger. Fragile hairs like squirrel should be washed as infrequently as possible. Washing brushes too often will cause damage to bristles.
I am looking for a powder brush. Can you tell me the differences between goat haired- and squirrel haired brushes?
|Brushes made of goat hair create a glossier more polished look, while squirrel haired brushes give more matte finished look.
Are your brushes cruelty free?
Yes, our brushes are cruelty free. Many Asian counties raise goats for their food, like cattle or poultry. Our suppliers buy hair from these butchers. We also import squirrel and weasel (sable) hairs from suppliers in the EU and Asian countries. These suppliers have explained to us that they obtain those hairs from animals that have been exterminated for reasons other than for their hair. We do know that the squirrels and weasels were not harmed, or killed, for only the purpose of obtaining their hair: the hair is a byproduct of other processes and the animals are exterminated regardless of whether we buy the hairs from them or not.
All purchases of materials and supplies strictly adhere to Japan's Welfare and Management of Animals Act, as well as any related international laws.
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