Hakuhodo's S113 is a luxuriously soft and silky highlight brush made of Sokoho Goat hair, but it must have been made in alternative universe because I have never felt a brush so soft and yet so effective. This brush really is divine. It has the appearance of a mini blush brush- it is so pretty and sweet looking, but don't be fooled by its fetching appearance- this brush really means business. The bristles are soft yet firm while remaining very flexible. It lays down pigment with great subtlety which makes it perfect for applying highlighter. I have been using it with Play It Proper Beauty Powder from the MAC Chen Man Collection (reviewed here), and it's so effective that I find myself reaching for both on a daily basis. It has the gorgeous vermilion painted wooden handle and 24K Gold rolled brass ferrule that are hallmarks of the luxurious S100 range of Hakuhodo brushes.
Overall assessment: Everything about this gorgeous brush screams luxury at its finest. This isn't a brush that I had initially planned on getting last year, but the January 2102 price increase pushed me over the edge into a true Hakuhodo frenzy. I am delighted that I got the S113 because it is one of my favorites to use daily. I love it so much that I pull it out and look at even when I'm not using it! Crazy, sure-- but if you have it you know just what I mean!! This is what a highlighter brush should be!
$54.00 from Hakuhodo