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Sonia G Update – Spring Summer 2023

by Sonia G.

Hi!! First of all, I hope you are well!
I am finally at a stage where I can share an update on what is happening with the collections and here I am with some news! So, let’s talk about the restocks and also share a little sneak peek of the upcoming launches!


The Niji Pro

The Niji Pro is the first to be back in stock and I think this will happen just in time for the Beautylish Spring into Summer event!

The Niji Pro was launched on November 2021 for the first time and it has been restocked a few times since then. Unfortunately, this time it comes with an increase in price, taking the brush to 95$. This increase could not be avoided- we have no buffer to absorb the higher costs related to the saikoho goat materials.

The Niji Pro is back with the same softness, it’s the same manufacturer working on this brush, but because it’s a different batch of bristles and a different timeline in production, the shape may slightly change in comparison to the previous batches.

For this restock, I noticed that the selection of Niji Pro brushes that I received from this new batch are a bit more fluffy, opening up a little bit more in comparison to the previous batches – although you may not notice a significant difference, but it’s worth mentioning it.

Make sure you are following me on Instagram so that I can let you know when this brush is available again!

There is a mini version of this Niji Pro in the Big Keyaki Minis, some of you asked me if the Minis will be restocked again, so I can confirm here that it is not planned.

If you purchased Sonia G brushes before, you may have seen the Kumano sticker on the plastic sleeve of each brush, however, this Niji Pro does not come with that Kumano sticker and here is the reason why:

Sonia G brushes are crafted by several manufacturers, which we select based on what they do best, their production capacities and what we are trying to achieve.

We chose a few years back to add the Kumano “K” stickers to our brushes to promote Kumano’s fude-making legacy – this was by no means an obligation but a choice we made. The serial number allows us to trace the brushes back to their original order and the batch of the hair used. Based on these serial numbers we can either track any production issues – should they arise, or should we ever have to question the origin of a brush, we can confirm if it belongs to an order we placed or not.

Kumano “K” stickers are only supplied to brushes with “tips” manufactured in Kumano Town.

As we mentioned above, we are supplied by several manufacturers and each brush batch could potentially come from a different manufacturer based on the quality of their production and the quality of the hair available to them at a given time. In the case of the Niji Pro brush for example- at the moment the manufacturer is not based in Kumano Town and, because of that, is not eligible for the “K” sticker. They are however highly renowned in Japan. You’ll also notice neither the Jumbo Bronzer nor the Hinoki set come with the sticker.

We aim to produce the best quality brushes and have the honor of having many contacts and friends working in different manufacturers. To achieve our target, we will choose the best matched manufacturer for a given task in and out of Kumano. 

I have already mentioned this in the past but it’s good to mention it again as I see many new customers joining who may not be aware of this.

The Pro Eye set

After the Niji Pro restock, we should have a restock of the Pro and the Sky Eye sets. The restock will happen on the 13th of June at 10am PT.

The price will remain the same for this restock and the brushes will restocked as a set and individually.

If you are new to my brushes, the Pro Eye set comes with 5 brushes, here is a front view of these 5 brushes:

Blender Pro – Worker Pro – Crease Pro – Builder Pro – Pencil Pro

Below is a close up of the 5 brushes placed sideways. Having a look at them sideways will show you the thickness and the shape at the very top. If the brushes have a pinched ferrule the sideways view will be indicative of the precision and control you can achieve with the brush. The Worker Pro and the Builder Pro have pinched ferrules, the Blender Pro, Crease Pro and Pencil Pro have round ferrules.
With use, the brushes may open up and their shape may slightly differ from what it was at the very beginning. The brushes I used for these pics are my own brushes (washed) and unless I am using a recent one from a newer batch, most of them have been used quite a lot.

Blender Pro


Sideways close-ups

Worker Pro
Crease Pro
Builder Pro
Pencil Pro

The Sky Eye set

The set and the individuals will restock at the same time as the Pro Eye set. The restock will happen on the 13th of June at 10am PT. The price will remain the same for this restock.

Jumbo Blender – Classic Crease – Soft Shader – Mini Booster – Flat Definer

If you are new to my brushes, and you don’t know which one of these sets to start with -should you consider to start with a set- I would say that the Pro Eye set was designed to be more determined with the placement and the blending, meaning most of the brushes are denser or have less movement in the bristles, the Sky Eye set has brushes with more airiness and are easier to start with.


Front view


Side view

The Sky Eye set has brushes that are more appropriate for smaller or hooded eyes if this is something that is missing in your collection. When we need to work on a smaller area or apply and blend a shadow on skin that is not as tight or smooth, the Mini Booster is of great help. It’s soft but it has strength at the very top so it’s super easy to work exactly where we want to.
Then, the Flat Definer can be a mini laydown brush – or it could also be a liner or smudger, even though it has enough firmess, it still has movement so it won’t pull or skip on the skin.

Or if you prefer, you can pick the ones that better fit your needs since they will all be available individually!

Here are some sideways close ups of the Sky Eye brushes to give you a better idea of their shape. The Jumbo Blender, the Soft Shader and the Flat Definer have pinched ferrules. The Classic Crease and the Mini Booster have round ferrules.

Jumbo Blender


Sideways close-ups

Classic Crease
Soft Shader
Mini Booster
Flat Definer

Pro and Sky Face brushes

The 4 face brushes below are still in production at the moment, we don’t have a precise date of delivery but it could be end June or July, it can change depending on the manufacturer but for now it’s on track.

They may come with an increase in price but we did our best to keep the increase to the minimum.

Face Pro – Master Face – Inochige Pro – Buffer Pro
Face Pro
Master Face
Inochige Pro
Buffer Pro

There was a mini version of this Buffer Pro in the Big Keyaki Minis and just like I mentioned in the Niji Pro section, I can confirm here that a restock of the Keyaki Minis is not planned.


The Fundamentals

The Fundamentals were launched in December 2017 but are now discontinued.

These were launched with the current black to red ombre effect but with a thicker and heavier handle and with the logo at the bottom of it.

I loved them, but part of me was dreaming of a subtle yet stunning wood handle, natural, where we could appreciate the aesthetics of the wood grain.

There is still quite a lot of demand for these brushes and I thought it was the opportunity to bring at least some of them back, but this time, paired with a stunning walnut wood handle.

The handle design is similar to the current Pro and Sky series but the thickness had to be adapted to the specific requirements of this walnut wood.

In the face set, there will be 6 brushes in total, 4 of them are previous designs that were part of the Fundamentals and 2 of them will be a surprise.

The brushes that are brought back with these new handles are the Sculpt One, the Sculpt Two, the Sculpt Four, the Face Two.

For the details regarding the new brushes added, please kindly wait for the reveal!

There is also an eye set coming. The eye set will have 8 brushes in total, 4 of them are new designs, 4 are from the previous Fundamentals.

The reedited eye brushes are the Builder Three, the Worker Three, the Worker Two and the Pencil Two, so these 4 will come back with the new handle. The 4 new designs will be revealed once we know the launch date.

I hope that you will love these handles as much as I do. When I saw them for the very first time I was speachless, they took my breath away because of the wood. The work done on the handles is also one of a kind and the grain makes each handle stand out to be so unique and special.

If all goes smoothly, the face set will be launched during the summer, even though at this stage in the production it’s too early to confirm.

We cannot confirm if these new Fundamental brushes will be permanent or limited edition. This is due to the availability, the cost and work related in particular to the handles. Walnut wood has increased in price (a lot) in the last 2 years and when we add the work of the artisan, that makes for two factors that can make these brushes difficult to restock in the longer term.

By the way, the Walnut brush holder is in production but it may take still 4 months to come. It will come with an increase in price as well, the minimum, but it’s an increase nonetheless.


There is a little launch coming. This new brush is called the Sheer Buffer and it’s a brush that has been in the works for a very long time, there is a dedicated post here. If you are interested, the launch will happen on the 13th of June at 10am PT.


At this moment we are working on some special projects, so the ones I mentioned above will not be the only ones you will see this year but we cannot share the details yet. I hope I can share more information in the near future!

Also, together with the artisans we are working on the Holiday 2023 projects and we hope that you will love what is coming!

Since you asked me also about the Companions (the Brush Book, Double Decker, Portable Brush Holder), I cannot yet confirm what is coming or when, but I am also working on this to make it possible!

I hope this update was helpful and gave you a better idea of what restocks are coming soon! If you have any questions about brushes or items I did not mention in this update, please do not hesitate to get in touch and ask me. A huge thank you for your trust, for supporting me and the artisans behind these brushes!

With love,


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Robin 25 May, 2023 - 9:10 pm


Sonia G. 26 May, 2023 - 4:27 pm

Hi Robin 🙂 <3

Robin 12 June, 2023 - 5:59 pm

Hi Sonia!!!
I was wondering how the “new” (slightly fluffier) Niji Pro would compare to my beloved Sculpt One brush; size, width, softness, precision, functionality…….?
I use my Sculpt One pretty much to “brontour” with my bronzer in sort of a “3” application (I don’t apply bronzer over my entire face). Occasionally I’ll use my Beautylish Lunar New Year brush (Tiger) for the same purpose.

Danielle 25 May, 2023 - 9:18 pm

Sonia, anymore on Builder 2, Sculpt 3, or Base One? Thank you for always creating wonderful brushes!

Sonia G. 26 May, 2023 - 4:29 pm

Hi Danielle,
It’s my pleasure, thank you for your kind support!! Those particular brushes are not coming back, at least for the moment. Some either similar or alternatives will be launching on the future, on new series. Unfortunately I had to narrow down the selection so that the whole series are cohesive in the future. I hope you will love what is coming!! <3

Koren Killion 25 May, 2023 - 9:34 pm

Thanks for the updates. I’m so excited!!!

Sonia G. 26 May, 2023 - 4:29 pm

My pleasure Koren, thank you!!!

Brown Girl Bella 25 May, 2023 - 9:52 pm

I never got the chance to get the Fundamentals set so I am excited to hear that it is coming back – and revamped with the walnut wood handles!! Any chance to bring back the Mt. Fuji brush and holder? I cried like a baby when I went to check it out at Beautylish and it was sold out before my very eyes!! I have every set since then – including your minis!

Sonia G. 26 May, 2023 - 4:31 pm

Hi Shannon! that’s great!! It’s not planned but if there is enough demand for a restock, we can maybe make it happen in the future! Thank you so so much for your kind support, it’s so appreciated!!!

Bertha Hernandez 25 May, 2023 - 9:55 pm

Sonia, mil gracias x toda la información. pacientemente esperando detalles del Soft brush book!

Denise 26 May, 2023 - 1:45 am

The walnut wood looks so pretty. I like how it fits nicely with the Keyaki tones. I have your set made of the blonde wood. It’s a special set. But somehow the deeper, warmer tones of wood feel more akin to the Sonia G. fude collection, aside to the fabulousness I admire in your trademark red to black, blue to black, and extra special Lotus set design ❤️

Sonia G. 26 May, 2023 - 5:02 pm

Thank you Denise, the grain is just so special, I think it’s such a joy to be able to look at it and feel it. I also prefer warmer woods, glad you love them too!! 🙂 Thank you again for your kind comment and your beautiful words!! <3

Sonia G. 26 May, 2023 - 4:31 pm

Hola Bertha! vale!! muchisimas gracias y un abrazo muy fuerte!!

Ana Gonzalez 25 May, 2023 - 11:44 pm

Wow !! I’m excited! I missed out on the fundamentals set as I recently started collecting and I can’t wait to get my hands with the new walnut handle which appeals more to my likings. Very exciting

Sonia G. 26 May, 2023 - 4:34 pm

Hi Ana, wonderful! so that’s really good news for me too! thank you so much:) I hope you will love them!!

Hilda Whincup 26 May, 2023 - 12:18 am

Will you be making anything close to the smudger eye pro brush?

Sonia G. 26 May, 2023 - 4:38 pm

Hi Hilda,
I am not sure I see the smudger brush that you mean, are you talking about the very first smudgers in the Fundamental series? there will be a couple of same kind (but not exactly similar) that will be released this year, small smudger type of brushes. They are really wonderful so I cannot wait to show you! Thank you for your interest!

Hilda Whincup 12 June, 2023 - 1:05 pm

Yes I meant those smudgers. I cannot wait for the new launches. They are always exciting and never a disappointment.
Thank you

Louise Sharpy 26 May, 2023 - 12:26 am

I cannot wait for the re stock of the singles and also the new handles. I’m excited for also
The new brush. Your brushes are works of art I only have 4 , and I want more !! Money has been an issue. But I wishing and praying I can get more somehow. Love you and hope you are well

Sonia G. 26 May, 2023 - 4:50 pm

Hello Louise!
How are you? It’s such a pleasure to read your comment, such a joy to see your comment <3 I hope you are well, take great care of yourself!! Love you!

Tracy 26 May, 2023 - 12:47 am

Thank you so much for all of the updates! I’m very excited to see what’s coming!

Sonia G. 26 May, 2023 - 4:51 pm

Thank you Tracy! <3

Niche 26 May, 2023 - 12:51 am

Thanks for the update!! Any chance the fusion soft concealer will return?

Sonia G. 26 May, 2023 - 4:52 pm

Hi Niche, thank you for your question, unfortunately it’s not planned for the moment, we take note in case we can bring it back but at this stage I am not sure, so sorry about that!

Sunsarae 26 May, 2023 - 1:01 am

I’m thrilled with all the updates and very excited about the new releases and redesigned sets. Can’t wait to see and use them.

Sonia G. 26 May, 2023 - 4:52 pm

Thank you Sunsarae! can’t wait to show you!! <3

Polka 26 May, 2023 - 1:09 am

Hey Sonia, thank you for amazing updates ❤️ I can’t wait to see what are you preparing for us… Thank you ❤️
Since I own The fundamentals set brushes, can you please tell me will this new brushes, with new designs, be availabe individualy also? Or just as a set?
Thank you in advance ❤️

Sonia G. 26 May, 2023 - 4:53 pm

Hi Polka, amazing thank you!! I cannot wait to show you!
Maybe not at the very beginning but yes they should be available as individuals too! <3

Polka 26 May, 2023 - 9:51 pm

Thank you for your reply ❤️ And thank you for everything! ❤️

Leonie 26 May, 2023 - 2:10 am

I am super excited for the Sheer Buffer!

Sonia G. 26 May, 2023 - 5:09 pm

Thank you so much Leonie! I cannot wait to share the details!

Kyra Kirkman 26 May, 2023 - 5:18 am

So excited to see what’s to come. I know you mention not bringing back the old minis, but I do have my fingers crossed that more “new” mini keyaki’s are in the works!! Watching your creativity grow while making these brushes has been fun to see over the years. Keep it up!

Sonia G. 26 May, 2023 - 5:10 pm

Hi Kyra! thank you so much for your uplifting comment, it’s such a joy to be able to share this journey with you, thank you so so so much for being here with me, sincerely <3

Paloma 26 May, 2023 - 5:46 pm

¡Muchas gracias por escribir este post con tantísimo detalle! Estoy reservando mis 20€$ de descuento para comprar el pincel Mini Booster y el Blender Pro, así que alegra mucho leer que estarán ya el mes que viene. También me emociona mucho leer que ya estás trabajando en las brochas de Navidad. Espero que saques alguna brocha con Saibikoho porque me quedé con la espinita clavada de no poder conseguir las que sacaste hace un par de años (y las de Koyudo son espantosamente caras). Pero aún si estás preparando algo distinto, estoy segura de que será algo muy especial y que me encantará (preferiblemente que cueste menos de 150€ para que la puedan enviar a España) Muchísimas gracias por tu espectacular trabajo con esta gran línea de pinceles. ¡Un abrazo desde Madrid!

Sonia G. 26 May, 2023 - 6:04 pm

Hola Paloma!
Muchas gracias! que bien, me alegra muchisimo que esto sean buenas noticias! Pues mira, no hay brochas con saibikoho para esta Navidad pero si las hay especiales y espero que te gusten!
Aun no estoy segura del precio porque estamos todavia arreglando varias cosas en relacion con ellas pero si alguna vez quieres comprar un set o algo que pasa de los 150, dime porque hay manera de hacer que Beautylish te lo envie. Sé que estan mirando para arreglar ese problema pero mientras tanto, por si pasa, me dices vale?
Un abrazo muy fuerte!! hasta pronto 😉

Paloma 27 May, 2023 - 3:07 am

No te preocupes. Suponía que sería complicado que hubiera algo de saibikoho con lo raro y caro de es, pero seguro que me encantará lo que saques No quiero abusar de tu generosidad, así que me reservaré tu oferta para alguno de estos lanzamientos especiales. Aún así tengo miedo a pedir algo superior a 150 euros porque la empresa de mensajería con la que trabaja Beautilish en España es Zeleris y son unos ladrones y muy poco profesionales (lo digo tanto por experiencia propia como por reseñas que he leído por internet) y sé que aparte de los impuestos (que eso no me importa pagarlo) me intentarán clavar mínimo 30 euros de gastos de gestión por los trámites aduaneros. Pero bueno, si es por un producto especial estoy dispuesta a arriesgarme ¡Muchas gracias por tu respuesta y hasta pronto!

Taylor 26 May, 2023 - 6:21 pm

Hi!Sonia!I love your brushes so much!I wonder if there’s any plan to make more squirrel face or eye brushes this year?Thank you:)

Mariana 26 May, 2023 - 6:28 pm

Hi Sonia, are you restocking the Jumbo Base by any chance? Thanks!

Kimberley 27 May, 2023 - 6:29 pm

Hi Sonia!
Are there any plans to bring back the three brushes from the holiday traditions trip? I just started buying your brushes so unfortunately I was unable to get that set.

Sonia G. 28 May, 2023 - 12:20 pm

Hi Kimberley,
Thank you for asking me! these are not planned to come back, however, there is something a bit similar coming this year so please stay tuned 🙂 If you are interested by that Holiday release, then you might be interested in these new ones! thank you again! <3

Kimberley 28 May, 2023 - 6:39 pm

Thank you so much, Sonia! I will be looking out for what you have coming up!

Sonia G. 28 May, 2023 - 8:20 pm

Thank you Kimberley!!!

Anette 5 June, 2023 - 3:35 pm

That holiday trio is so great!! I’ll keep my eyes peeled, then, if something similar is coming this year!! 🙂

Carla 28 May, 2023 - 1:06 pm

Hello Sonia I was wondering if there are any plans on having your own website. Beautylish doesn’t ship to my address but I still want to buy your beautiful brushes I’m so sad I was unable to get any of the holiday releases.

Sonia G. 28 May, 2023 - 8:51 pm

Hi Carla, I will contact you directly! thank you for your message!

Julia 1 June, 2023 - 4:29 pm

Hi Sonia! Is this new batch of fluffier Niji Pro brushes closer to the Mini Kayaki Niji?

Sonia G. 3 June, 2023 - 10:40 pm

Hi Julia, yes it’s more close to the Mini Keyaki than the previous Niji Pro, something in between!

Deanna Hickey 2 June, 2023 - 3:12 am

Hello Sonia, will the Jumbo Base be back in stock soon?

Thanks Deanna

Sonia G. 3 June, 2023 - 10:40 pm

Hi Deanna, I need to check if we can produce a few more… for now it is not planned but I will check that, thank you for your interest! <3

Anette 5 June, 2023 - 3:32 pm

Ooooo, those walnut handled fundamentals seem very interesting !! Can’t wait to learn more about those!

Tanja 11 June, 2023 - 5:00 pm

I’m into wood handles from the beginning so can’t wait for the things coming.

Sonia G. 11 June, 2023 - 8:32 pm

Hi Tanja, amazing!! this is very good news! I hope you’ll love them!

Hilda Whincup 12 June, 2023 - 1:12 pm

Sorry I forgot to ask this question when I posted a few minutes ago. Will the jumbo base and mini base be coming back this restock or are there plans for new ones? Thank you

Elena 19 June, 2023 - 12:28 pm

Hi Sonia!
Thank you for being creative and continuing making efforts to launch new brushes, which are more and more refined!
Very much waiting for the Companions whenever it comes! Maybe this time with some traditional print or touch 🙂

Best regards!

Aly 11 July, 2023 - 11:32 pm

I always love reading through your updates! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me, and the brushes you design are so so beautiful and functional.
Very excited for the companions whenever they come back. The portable brush holder and brush book are exactly what I need. Also, reading through the comments, I’m happy to see there might be a new smudger in the future! I have smudger one and it might be my favorite brush, but I wish I had a couple more.


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