We are approaching the launch date of the Limited Edition Lotus set, I wanted to answer some questions that I saw in your comments and also share an update about the upcoming restocks.
The restock of the Fusion brushes
The restock of the Fusion brushes was not supposed to arrive this early but we managed to prepare and split a shipment of the ongoing production and we had it shipped before time. If all goes well, upon the launch of the Lotus set, we can have both the Fusion and the Lotus brushes available together on the 14th of July at 10am PT on Beautylish. If you have any questions about these brushes before the restock, please leave me a comment below and I will make sure I reply to you on time.
I just wanted to confirm that the Fusion brushes are now part of the permanent collection and they will keep coming back in stock.
The Lotus Set
You can find all the details and information about the Lotus set in my previous post but since I received some more specific questions since it was posted, I would like to answer these few additional questions below.
I know that it wasn’t long since I launched the Fusion series and now this Lotus set comes right after…
I have been working on the Fusion brushes since 3 years so when it was finally possible to kick off production, I just went ahead and followed the artisans’ schedule. I am a very small brand dealing with products that are handmade so we cannot leave these products in a warehouse once they have been completed and it’s also quite difficult to start or end the production at a very precise date, we do our very best but there are too many factors involved. I hope that the launch of the Fusion and the Lotus brushes so close to each other doesn’t bother you.
Regarding this Lotus set, I have been thinking about making a more colorful set since I started seeing your messages wishing for pink or purple handles and then I really started craving for bright handles, something bold, cheerful and fun! Also, suddenly, the possibility to make colorful brass ferrules finally arrived-I was asking and waiting for that to be possible for almost 5 years, my very first brush designs had colorful brass ferrules but it was not possible to make them back then.
I thought it would be fun to try to make a handle with uplifting colors and since we could not yet work on the restock of the brushes that were missing in my permanent collection, it has been really nice to still keep working with the artisans on something different.
As you will see in this Lotus set, the brushes are bundled with super soft saikoho bristles, we had to keep the bristles under a certain length, but with these shapes and specs, these brushes are extremely functional. Unfortunately, the set is Limited Edition and can only be sold as a set. For a Fude (handmade make-up brush) set, the price is really good as you may know that the craftsmanship and the cost of the materials is very high in Japan.
You also asked me if I could add some of these Lotus brushes in the permanent collection, it is not planned.
If you have any comments, suggestions or requests, please do feel free to send me a message or leave me a comment below and I will of course do my best.
The other restocks
There is only me behind Sonia G brushes and as you see, the evolution of the brushes depends on many factors, also of course on what you love and what is technically possible. Things that weren’t possible 5 years ago become possible as we move forward and I do love to innovate, to make brushes a bit different but that we can easily integrate in our daily routines.
I do not intend to play with availability or scarcity, or anything of the sort, that’s certainly not who I am. The reason why we cannot produce more brushes is because it’s not technically possible, these are handmade brushes with non-standard handles that are handmade, extremely expensive and that take a very long time to complete and we cannot produce batches of brushes that are bigger. The only thing I can do is to bring them back as soon as it is technically possible and I couldn’t be happier.
There are restocks in production at the moment, they will arrive little by little as it becomes possible but I don’t have a timeline yet, probably the next to come after this is the Face One. I am very grateful that you are patient, so thank you so much for trusting me!
I will soon do a giveaway with Fusion and Lotus brushes included so please stay tuned in case you are interested!