Hollywood Brushes – Kabuki

I recently got the opportunity to try out some new brushes from a company I hadn’t heard of before– Hollywood Brushes. I love the name, love the fact that they are a local company (yay so-cal!) and was really excited to try these. I got 3 brushes, and I will be reviewing each one. The first review is of their kabuki brush.

Now, the brushes from Hollywood Brushes are not cheap, but they are very well made, professional quality brushes. The kabuki is $30.99 and comes with a leather carrying case. The bristles are goat hair. Now, why do these say makeupshow on them? I have no idea. But I don’t care. I like the sleek look of the red bristles and black ferule (which is aluminum by the way) a lot. Looks very stylish on the vanity. ;)

On first impression the brush felt very very soft. I’m usually someone who prefers synthetic brushes for my face because the bristles tend to be a bit softer, but this I used just fine and liked it. 
Hollywood Brushes suggest using the kabuki for powder, blush, or bronzer. I used it to apply my MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural over a bare face to see what kind of coverage it could deliver, how it felt against my skin, etc. I found the brush to again be very soft against my face, but firm and dense enough to give excellent coverage. 
The first time I used this brush it did shed a few hairs. The second time I used it, it shed a couple more. A little bit of shedding like this with a brand new brush is normal! When I cleaned the brush for the first time, only one more hair shed out. This is a very good sign. :) 
Overall I think the brush is very nice! I am very pleased with it and will use it like crazy. I’m very picky when it comes to face brushes. I like this brush a lot and would definitely recommend it if you’re in the market for a very nice kabuki brush. Because of how cute it is and the little case, it would also make a great gift.


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