Oh happy day!...Addiction by Ayako recently launched their 15 piece makeup brush collection! These 15 brushes are divided into four categories: Base Makeup Brushes, Powder Brushes. Eyeshadow Brushes, and Eyebrow & Lip brushes.

 Addiction By Ayako is offering this cute brush roll when you purchase 15 brushes.

 The brush roll isn't leather, but that's not an issue for me, I'm more concerned with how easy it cleans. Also, I found The Addiction branding in the corner to be a cute touch.

This brush roll holds up to 20 brushes!

The girls at the counter also gave me a few of these individual brush sleeves. The material is quite nice, and I love that the addiction lettering is in a pretty ballet pink color. 

Base Makeup Brushes.

From left to rightConcealer Brush P (¥2,625), Concealer Brush (¥3,150), Foundation Brush (¥5,250). 

 Powder Brushes 
(minus one, I was rushing against the sun, that I accidentally included the highlight brush in the next photo...Sorry!)

From left to right: Blush Brush (¥6,300), Perfect Round Brush (¥7,140), Powder Brush (¥7,560).

Eyeshadow Brushes + One Powder Brush

From left to right: Eyeshadow Brush P (¥3,990), Eyeshadow Brush B (¥3,780), Highlight Brush (¥5,775).

Eyeshadow Brushes.

From left to right: Eyeshadow Brush D&L (¥3,150), Eyeshadow Brush C (¥3,150), Eyeshadow Brush S (3,360).

 Eyebrow & Lip Brushes

From left to right: Lip Brush Retractable (¥3,150), Eyebrow Brush Screw (yes, you read that right :P) (¥1,470), Eyebrown Brush (¥3,675).

 Group photo! I love the color and gradient finish of the handles!! The handles are light weight, easy to hold, and have a nice grip.

 The hairs on these brushes are SOOOO soft- not a single scratchy one in the collection.

With flash.

Overall, I'm really impressed with the quality of the Addiction brushes. At first, I thought there were a few brushes that I could have done without, but after playing with them all, I'm really glad I purchased the entire set. Some of my standout favorites are: the Base Makeup Brushes, the Powder Brushes, the Eyeshadow Brush P, the Eyeshadow Brush C, the Eyeshadow Brush S and finally, the Lip Brush Retractable. The Lip Brush Retractable is phenomenal!! Love it's pointy tip. I also love the fact that, in order to retract the lip brush, the cap must be inserted from the bottom end of the brush (similar to some of my portable Hakuhodo lip brushes...a no brainier there since I believe these brushes were made by Hakuhodo ). I will definitely be doubling (even tripling) up on some of the addiction brushes. 

What's your favorite type of brush?

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.


  1. This post is so beautiful I drooled a bit. The handles look so complex - I love the gradient finish - and now I'm definitely lemming the face/powder set and half of the eyeshadow brushes. BUt I think I still want pink brushes so if I end up buying any from Japan it'll probably be the Chomotto Beaute ones haha.

    The lip brush looks killer though!!

    1. Hahaha...I bet you did :P

      I love the finish as well! I definitely would recommend investing in them. The lip brush is AMAZING!!!

      Remember, I'm always here if you need anything ;)

  2. Oh gosh, I think I was a little breathless at how gorgeous they are. I'm in the market for some new brushes...I wonder how hard I'll have to work to get them to me here in Australia!

    I love the inclusion of a brow brush - actually a really good idea! Thank you for sharing :)

    1. The look gorgeous and feel lux! All you have to do it ask :)

    2. Hmmm. If I had a beard I would be stroking it! Would you recommend these babies or Hakuhodo brushes?

  3. Oh wow! I REALLLY shouldn't have seen this! I want them all!

    1. Hahaha, yeah, you shouldn't :P

      and you need them all!!

    Lucky you:)))
    I have 3 of the brushes waiting to get through customs but 3 is definitely NOT enough!! They're just so HUGELY expensive to come by if you live over the ocean.
    That brush roll is DIVINE!

    1. I think you need all of these brushes in your life :) I'd love to hear your thoughts on the brushes.

  5. that's crazy! i love addiction too, but i don't know which brush should i try first... any recommendation?

    1. I'd recommend the eye brushes and the highlight brush!

  6. WOW! I'm very impressed by your collection...I love Addiction - very solid products in almost every category.

    I would say I like buying foundation brushes...diff shapes and sizes since I use them almost daily to apply liquid foundie so I need several of them...

    1. You definitely need to try these brushes. I've really been enjoying them :)

  7. The brushes look gorgeous! I'm thinking of eyeshadow brush/es. Need your advice - interested in eyeshadow brush C...is that for applying dark colors near lash line? Which would you recommend for blending eyeshadow or just applying color?

    1. These brushes are fantastic! Brush C is great for applying and smudging color. I also recommend Eyeshadow Brush P & B.

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  9. Hi,
    I really like the look of the perfect round brush. Any idea what kind of hair it is
    / Would you be able to compare it to chikuhodo z2? Any other comparisons?

    1. Hello Namrata, sorry for the late response. My email has been inundated with over 5,000 spam emails.

      The Perfect Round Brush is made of goat hair. Would you like me to do a blog post comparing the two?

      Again, I'm sorry for taking forever, and I appreciate you stopping by :D