NARS Yachiyo Kabuki Brush Review

Hi lovelies!

I have been wanting to get NARS Yachiyo Kabuki brush for a while. I am so glad that finally NARS is opening it’s counter in Tangs Orchard. I bought few items which I will be showing later next week. NARS Yachiyo brush is one of few items that I picked during its first day of launch. NARS Yachiyo Kabuki Brush is retailing at SGD 75.

Inspired by traditional Japanese beauty rituals Kabuki Theater, the NARS Kabuki Artisan Brushes meld heritage with modernity, in both concept and function. The multi-functional design of the Kabuki Yachiyo Brush, with its tapered dome head, makes it excellent for defining cheekbones, highlighting the complexion, and blending and diffusing color on or around the eye area.

  • Made with very soft Pen Super Goat hairs, which are ideal for blending pigments
  • The hand-spun black wisteria handle preserves its unique traditional character

The above information is taken from NARS website

The appearance of this brush is very unique. The handle is not made if plastic/metal like what we usually find in a brush. The handle of the brush is made of hard paper wire and the end of the handle is very small. One of the SA at NARS counter said that the handle of the brush is purposely made small to let us produce a subtle and natural finish. Small handle let us apply the blush/highlighter/bronzer lightly without giving too much pressure.

The bristle of this brush is soft and it’s very nice to apply blush, highlighter and bronzer. Although this is not the softest brush I have ever owned, I find it very nice to use. This is my perfect brush for contouring and highlighting. It applies wonderfully and it helps me to create a very nice contouring. So far I think this is my favorite brush for contouring.

This brush is also recommended for applying blush. I have tried that and I think it works very well to apply a highly pigmented blush. The handle of the brush gives me so much control so that I won’t give too much pressure on the brush. However Tom Ford 06 Cheek Brush is still my favorite brush for applying blush.

The only downside I find from this brush is the price. In my opinion, SGD 75 is a very expensive price for a brush. However I believe in investing in a good brush.

Final thought:

Great brush for contouring and highlighting! I love the quality of this brush and its unique appearance. The only thing that I dislike is the steep price.

What is your favorite brush for contouring? Let me know so I can try 🙂

Thank you for reading!



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  1. Chris El says:

    Right now I’m using a Sigma F05 small contour brush. Just ordered the Shu Uemura 20H brush and it seems this is a favorite in the beauty world. I can’t wait to try it out as the Sigma is nice, but doesn’t quite achieve what I want.

  2. I’ve been really curious about this one, and I’m glad to hear you like it! I use MAC 168 to contour. It gets the job done! I’d love to look into fancier brushes though, and I’ll definitely add this one to my list!

  3. L e n a says:

    oh wow, it has clearly the niche luxurious feel to it. what an interesting looking handle!
    i am not ready to spend big bucks on my makeup brushes just yet, but i do wanna upgrade mine. 🙂

  4. Jacqueline says:

    Meryl, what a lovely brush. So unique. So what was your damage at NARS? I finally visited the counter on Thursday. The eye shadow colours are stunning.

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