Here's a review on Koyudo Fu-Pa 02 Brush.
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Every makeup aficionado knows that Japanese makeup brushes are some of the revered brushes in the beauty universe and for sure, everyone wants to have one (and I am not spared!); I finally got a neat chance to own one last year through Akahana Manila and it's Koyudo Fu-Pa 02, this perfect brush for buffing full coverage foundation evenly onto the skin and spot application of liquid and cream products on the face!
KOYUDO FU-PA 02 BRUSH IN DETAIL
Made from premium Goat (Hakutotsuho) hair, Fu-Pa 02 is for even application of full coverage foundation, both liquid and powder.
What makes premium Japanese makeup brushes legendary is it's made from high quality hair using traditional Japanese weaving techniques wherein the bristles are sewn into the handles by hand; Koyudo is one of these premium brands along with Hakuhodo, Chikuhodo, Houkodou, and Suqqu to name a few. Nice to own something that's both luxurious and mirrors a bit of history at the same time.
Koyudo Fu-Pa 02 comes in a cylinder paper box with just the name of the brand simply engraved on the center of the cover. Simple and elegant.
KOYUDO FU-PA 02 IN ACTION
The brush has a round head and feels soft, but not flimsy; tight, but has a decent amount of flexibility. This brush works with liquid, cream, and powder foundations. I like the compactness of the brush because it allows me to even out the coverage of foundation sans the streakiness and buffs every single drop of foundation onto the skin. The short, stout lacquered wooden handle allows for better control and precise application.
I used Fu- Pa 02 to work Flormar Soft Touch Mat Foundation, a full coverage foundation, on my skin; the brush evened out the coverage and at the same time, made it look more natural- looking. I also love using this brush as an alternative to Kabuki Brush on cream foundation because it spreads it out evenly and prevents a cakey coverage. Also, it works well in covering marks: swipe the brush on foundation and dab it on the areas where you want a more concentrated coverage.
The brush sheds a little during usage and after a few uses; this was also advised by Koyudo so I appreciate being informed what to expect on a certain product; I think this is due to the traditional weaving technique used in the brush. Also, this brush is REALLY soft and gentle on the skin; it's perfect for people with sensitive skin!
Koyudo, compared to its other counterparts, is much cheaper, but quality is pretty good. So is it worth it to go the extra mile for these luxury Japanese brushes? I can't come up with a conclusion because I've only tried one, but so far, if you want a brush that's virtually scratch- free, try Japanese brushes because they're one of the softest I have used and choose something that is versatile such as Koyudo Fu-Pa 02 to maximize your buck.
KOYUDO FU-PA 02 BRUSH RATING
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