It is getting cold even in Japan, now we need a coat to go outside. It gets warm (rather hot) in Japan these days and winter always arrives late.
Yesterday, I went to Isetan : the makeup floors have been completely renewed. Skincare brands are now at 2F. Makeup at 1F.
Sensai, Albion, IPSA, Refa, etc . moved to 2F.
Decorte and SUQQU are divided into two floors -1F for Makeup, and 2F floor for skincare.
SUQQU gives you face massage at 2F. It is free, but I think you need to register information to a client card to get the massage. You need to be careful as you buy more than you budget after the massage, lol.
By the way, as most of my orders come by emails, instagram messages, facebook messages, during an order process, I get questions about brushes. Many of them are very detailed – I can tell that you love brushes.
And it is good for me to learn more about makeup and brushes, and also gives me subjects to write blogs about.
Today, I had a question regarding kolinsky water painting brush that could be used for face. As you know, kolinsky is out of stock or in short supply for most brush makers, so this might be an idea.
Traditionally, brush companies produce brushes for calligraphy and paintings. Makeup brushes have been relatively new to most companies.
This is Koyomo, known for very soft goat hair.
Koyomo (古羊毛), 古 (Ko) means ‘old’ or ‘ancient’, 羊毛(yomo) means goat hair. This kind of goat is very special to a certain region in China. The hair is softer than others.
The Koyomo company bought a lot of hair in the 90’s and they now use them for brushes.
Here is more information, written by Sonia.
Koyomo also makes brushes for painting and calligraphies. Here is a digital catalog you might find interesting.
Please let me know should you have any questions.
Thank you !