This review of Hakuhodo 212 Highlight Brush was inspired by CharlstonGirls's post about the Giorgio Armani Beauty Jacquard Woven Face Color Palette for Fall 2011 on Best Things In Beauty. As soon as I saw the palette I knew I had the perfect tool for applying it.
Hakuhodo offers some wonderful highlighting brushes for every texture, finish and placement. The 212 Highlight Brush would be so perfect for the Armani palette because you can swirl it over all four colors or take advantage of its minute size and concentrate on specific shade(s). The brush buffs the highlighter onto the cheekbones and other areas you want to bring out with smooth and very even results.
Of course, the Hakuhodo 212 brush is also equal parts dense and soft. Made of goat hair (Ototsuho) and sporting the black handle of the 200 series I liked it instantly and discovered it's just as effective for cream products as it is for powder. The brush doesn't require adjusting or any learning curve and feels right from the very first use.
Bottom Line: If I had to choose just one highlighter brush this would have been the one.
Hakuhodo 212 Highlight Brush ($20) is available from hakuhodousa.com. They ship internationally.