The mk-2 is the prettiest brush ive ever seen the maki-e print is simply beautiful. It's super soft, its never shed any hairs and i find that its works perfectly as a blending/finishing brush. I highly recommend.
MK-2 Powder Brush / Chikuhodo Makie Series
|Points You Earn||3% (540p)|
|Release Date||April 17, 2015|
|Availability||In Stock:Usually ships in 1-2 days|
|Only 9 remaining in stock|
|Material||100% Gray Squirrel|
|Size||Length: Full 165mm Hair 52mm/ Hair Thickness approx. 22mm / Ferrule Width approx. 25mm|
Makie: a unique Japanese art and craft where patterns are applied in lacquer on the surface of a lacquered object. Before the lacquer dries, metallic powders in gold, silver, and other colors are sprinkled and set on the surface of the object. During the Momoyama period (A.D.1573-1615), objects decorated with maki-e made their way to Europe's nobility and royalty via missionaries who had visited Japan. Large volumes of maki-e were exported. It is this colorful maki-e that has been applied to the handles of these brushes by craftsmen using printing techniques. Enjoy your fill of a collaboration between the beauty of the completely clear, black lacquer and the gorgeous maki-e.
This powder brush comes with a traditional Yamanaka-nuri style maki-e on the handle. It uses the highest grade gray squirrel hair. Extremely soft brush for applying loose setting powder and pressed finishing powders. It's a large brush with soft and dense natural bristles that are domed. The dense head gives a flawless coverage that you would not achieve with a regular powder brush. Ideal for blending contour and highlight, also a great size for bronzer.
Usage: Powder, Finishing, Bronzer / Softness (degree 1-10): 9
Description in Japanese
MK-2 パウダーブラシ / 竹宝堂 蒔絵シリーズ
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I love a traditional craft, so beautify. The hair material is very very soft. The product is bestest.
Brush on the skin is very soft and comfortable, hair is very dense. The handle is so beautiful, very energetic, I want to use it everyday.
Well well, this brush is so famous that I think I do not need to rave a lot about it. I was really seduced when first seeing its handle. The Maki-e technique of sakura blossom is very charming. The hair is as soft as touching a baby's skin. The only disadvantage is that it is suitable for people with normal to dry skin than others with oily skin.
I'm completely blown away by this brush! This is the softest and silkiest brush I've ever experienced. It's beautifully crafted and truly a work of art. I've tried and tested similar brushes in other well known brands but this by far, exceeds them all. Functionally, it works like a dream. I normally set my foundation with powder and this brush's execution is on point - flawless and airbrushed. The handle provides just the right weight distribution which makes handling effortless. I'm really happy with my purchase and this is truly an investment piece. :)
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