I have been contemplating entering the fold of Hakuhodo brushes for a while. Gaia from The Non-Blonde has extensively reviewed these brushes and has consistently raved about them. Then today Modesty Brown posted that Hakuhodo sent her an email announcing a price increase (effective January 1, 2012) due to the "rapidly rising costs for raw materials." If you are like me and have been trying to decide whether you want to take the leap into the world of Hakuhodo, which is arguably one of the best makeup brush manufacturers today, then this might just be the time.
One of the brushes that has really caught my eye is the G503 Blush Brush L Angled which bears a striking resemblance to Chanel's now discontinued European Pinceau Contours No. 5. I have wanted to get my hands on the Chanel brush for so long, but tracking one down has proven to be futile- as Amy from Café Makeup can attest. Perhaps the G503 is just the right brush to fill the Pinceau Contours No. 5 void. Any thoughts?