First Blog for our first Collaboration Brushwith CHIKUHODO

First Blog for our first Collaboration Brushwith CHIKUHODO

 Good day!Friends!

 This cheek brush is the first brush created through collaboration between CHIKUHODO and I. It took two years from design to finished product.

 There are various categories of facial brushes, such as finishing  brushes, powder brushes, cheek brushes, highlighter brushes, contour brushes, ect. When it comes to creating a precise makeup look, these tools have their specific roles and excel in their respective functions.

 But I wonders, if a brush could have as many functions as possible and maintain a balanced performance, could it potentially give the early-rising workers an extra 5 minutes for breakfast or make the luggage of frequent travelers a bit lighter?

 Although there's a saying that multi-purpose items are generally not well-performing, I still wants to give it a try.

 I believes that the key lies in the size and shape of the bristle surface. Most small powder brushes and blush brushes have an oval-shaped bristle surface, while most contour brushes have a flat elongated circular shape. However, contour brushes often need to consider the bone structure, which is why there are many brushes designed with a sloping shape.

 Taking everything into consideration, it seems that a brush with a sloping shape and a slightly larger bristle surface would be the best choice.

 KOYUDO has had precedents of such brush types, such as the Grey Squirrel 3D Blush Brush and the Saikoho 3D Face Brush. However, the Grey Squirrel brush is too soft and lacks powder-grabbing power, while the Saikoho brush has a larger slope curvature, making it more suitable for setting powder.

 I first decided to use a blend of gray squirrel and Saikoho for the brush. This solves the problem of the bristles lacking resilience when swirling or moving back and forth after dipping the brush in powder. Of course, the tapping method of applying makeup is not affected by the resilience of the bristles. Additionally, both gray squirrel and Saikoho are easily fluffy, and there is air between the hairs. As a result, the powder pickup and release capabilities of the two types of bristles complement each other greatly. It ensures that when applying highly pigmented blush/contour, the brush won't pick up too much product, and when using less pigmented blush, it won't require excessive effort.

 So, when looking down from directly above, the top of this brush can be considered quite loose and airy.

 The entire slope can be used for contouring and shaping the jawline and other facial contours.

 The pointed tip at the top can be used for applying highlighter.

 The oval-shaped portion of the slope can be used for softly applying blush.

 This is how I currently use it.

 If anyone discovers more ways to use it, please share with me.