As mentioned on Instagram yesterday, there is a restock coming soon and hopefully on time for the Beautylish Gift Card Event starting on the 21st of October! This is what we should see back available online on Beautylish:
- The Sky Eye Set
- The Sky Face Set
- The Pro Face Set
- The Double Decker Case
- The Soft Brush Book
- The Portable Organizer
- The Buffer Pro brush (FACE ONE with a new handle) available individually
- The Smooth Buffer brush available individually
These Sky and Pro sets are only back as a set with this restock, the batch with the individual brushes from those sets is not yet completed and will take a few more weeks to be ready for shipment, but it will come! I asked them to split the batches so that Beautylish could at least, and at last, have something in stock on time for the Beautylish Gift Card Event.
Since the Smooth Buffer and the Buffer Pro brushes are not part of a set, they will both be available individually with this restock.
The BUFFER PRO (75$)
The BUFFER PRO is not a new brush, it is actually FACE ONE, the same brush but with a different handle and a new name. On Instagram, you asked me why the handle had been changed, there are a few reasons.
When the original brushes -the ones with the thicker handles- initially launched, the PRO, the SKY or the FUSION series did not exist yet. Today, if I take into consideration the designs existing in my range together with the new designs that are in production (or that will be in the near future), even if all those designs are quite different, some brushes from the original collection may be too close in purpose and functionality. I love them all but I cannot keep them all…
When I submitted my very first designs to the manufacturers, at the time some prototypes were not feasible at all and using a certain type of handle wasn’t possible either. With handmade processes it’s such a different approach, a different world compared to a machine made production. With time, the techniques and materials evolve and we get to meet artisans who are now able to do things that were not possible 5 years ago, this is really wonderful. Time brings new challenges but also new possibilities!
The original brushes with the thicker handles and with the symbol at the bottom are the ones that are going to be impacted: either discontinued, replaced by a different design or updated with a new handle. It’s too soon to say what will happen exactly to each brush because some projects need to have progressed more before taking further decisions. What I can say today is that Face One needs to stay as part of the permanent collection, I believe that this workhorse buffer brush has slowly worked its path into the essentials category.
Bringing back some of these saikoho goat brushes (Face Pro, Inochige Pro, Master Face, Soft Cheek, Face One) has been really difficult due to material availability – if I wanted a similar grade of saikoho. But there were other contractual reasons as well and those took a long time to settle.
For this Face One brush, it made sense to switch the handle, rename the brush and keep it permanent. Some of you may love to carry it everywhere and with this handle it’s also easier to manoeuvre.
Buffer Pro has the same functionality, same bristles, and for the moment same price as Face One.
I do my best to be transparent with you and I wanted you to be aware of the changes that may occur in the future. On the other hand, the situation and the manufacturers evolve and changes are sometimes driven by other factors that we cannot control or be aware of beforehand.
The batch with the individual saikoho face brushes (PRO and SKY series) will arrive in the near future, they are in the hands of the artisans as we speak but they aren’t completed yet.
The Fusion brushes are also in production but it will take roughly a couple of months to see them back online again. Same for the Lotus set, there is a last batch in production and it will come as individuals as well so you will be able to get just the brushes that you really want!
Thank you for your continuous support, for your interest and for your questions, it’s always so exciting to write about brushes and I am so happy to connect with brush lovers around the globe!