I'm being silly, I know. First, I'm usually firmly against makeup brush sets. Brushes should be purchased à la carte, carefully chosen according to one's individual needs and preferred usage. Then there's the fact that I'm not familiar enough with Koyudo (available from cdjapan.co.jp). I'm a Hakuhodo fan who also dabbles in Chikuhodo, but have yet to try Koyudo, another professional Japanese brand. Which brings us back to buying single brushes and not a set. Then there's the price tag, 100,000 Yen (just over $900), which is mostly due to the (gorgeous) Yakusugi, Japanese Cedar handles (ok, the set also includes a real box and a brush roll).But have I mentioned gorgeous? And the brushes appear to answer most of makeup's basic needs (an eye blending brush would have made it perfect).
The price makes it on average more than $150 per brush, which makes absolutely no sense. Considering the size and range of my brush collection I can't even begin to justify this extravagance, even if eating is overrated (the cats beg to differ on that last point). On a second thought, I think the white Hakuhodo set bellow makes a lot more sense (and all of a sudden looks like a real bargain, $153):
|brushes included: J110 , J5521, J125, J142, and G5513|