Pencil One, Crease One : blue squirrel bristles.
Builder One, Worker One, Sculpt Three : dyed Saikoho goat
Base One : Hakutotsuho goat and PBT (synthetic)
Sculpt One: Hakutotsuho goat
Face Two: Undyed Saikoho goat
The bristles are labeled cruelty free by the manufacture.
The logos were printed using the most durable techniques available in the manufacture, they are unlikely to rub off, however, even with the best techniques, the manufacture cannot guarantee a life long durability.
Pencil One and Crease One can only be used with powder products.
The brushes that are made with brown dyed Saikoho goat (Worker One, Builder One) can be used with any product. However, the artisans are afraid that creams and liquids on those bristles may lead to bleeding of the bristles, it is very unlikely as the dye is used in small quantities and is very stable, I used both the Builder and Worker brushes with any type of product and never had issues.
The brushes can be washed with your usual brush soap and lukewarm water. They have to be rinsed thouroughly and the excess water has to be removed gently before drying them flat or upside down.
The handles have a special coating so it's recommended not to use strong alcohol on them or to hit them against a hard surface.
I hope not 🙂 and I hope I can keep producing them with the artisans.
Disclaimer: I am constantly working on improving the brushes, so if a brush changes slightly it should only be for the best.
The brushes will also be sold individually, the first ones should start in January 2018.
Yes.. more shapes and other brushes will come in the future.
There is a learning curve with some of the brushes, sometimes they require a special technique (for ex. pat instead of swipe for the Builder One), they also tend pick up a lot of product, so the first approach should be made with care, however, I believe it takes one application to adopt them.
They will work with various finishes or techniques, it will depend on each brush, specific details and how to recommendations are under each brush post.
I'd rather work the products into the skin for a polished type of application, as a result, these brushes are on the denser side. With most of these shapes, the application will be quite directional, the placement is done with a lot of control and the blending required will be minimized.
The eye brushes are very efficient with sheer matte shadows and shimmers or metallics, this is something that was really important to me and I wanted brushes that could handle them effortlessly.