Brush(es) in Focus: The Chikuhodo MK-UM and MK-SK!

I was a bit aprehensive about creating this vlog because it was a bit “repetitive”. After all, I have already talked about the Maki-e Brushes from Chikuhodo a number of times before. BUT, I do remember that I would only showcase the brushes comparitively by applying swatches of color on my arm. Even, if on numerous occsions, I have used the brushes to apply color and powder on my face on various vlogs – I have decided to create a dedicated video for these two brushes.

After all, as of this writing, these are the only current Maki-e brushes being produced by Chikuhodo (not including the travel sets).

So, I hope this vlog will prove insightful! Please enjoy!



Brushes Featured:

Chikuhodo MK-UM:

Chikuhodo MK-SK:


These can be purchased through Fude Beauty. You can shop through my links above


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Other Chikuhodo Maki-e Series vlogs for your reference:

MK-KO Vlog:

MK-UM Vlog:

MK-2 Vlog:

MK-SK Vlog:


Time Stamps:

00:01 – Opening

00:28 – Intro

02:05 – MK-UM and MK-SK comparisons

07:56 – Start of Demo, Loose Powder application

11:24 – Pressed Foundation application

13:28 – Finishing Powder application

16:06 – Bronzer/Contour application

19:08 – Blush application

23:24 – Outro


Products used:

Tree of Life Beauty Vitamin C Serum

Tree of Life Beauty Vitamin C Moisturizer

Tree of Life Beauty Vitamin C Eye Gel

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VMV Hypoallergenics:

Cleanser: Hydra Balance Gentle Cream Cleanser

Toner: Super Skin 3 Monolaurin + Mandelic Acid Toner

Targeted Toner: ID Bump-Free Toner

Sunscreen: Armada Sport 70

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Armani Luminous Silk Foundation:


Camouflage / Concealer:

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage – SC4:



Laura Mercier Pressed Setting Translucent Powder:


Powder Foundation:

MAC Studio Fix NC35:


Finishing Powder:

Guerlain Meteorites Dore:

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked – Butterfly



Viseart Bronze/ Plum Palette:

Viseart Rose/Coral Palette:

Viseart Highlight Sculpting Palette:–TA


Other Brushes used:

Sonia G:

Fusion Classic Base:



S132 (American Site – Ships World Wide) (Japan Site – Ships World Wide)


can be purchased through


Thank you for watching this video. Purchasing through my affiliate links is highly appreciated. I may receive a small commission when make a purchase through any of the links you click on. In turn, this will help support the growth of this channel.

This video/post is not sponsored. The products that are shown here are the products that I always use, love and have been curious about. The products shown are purchased out of my own pocket and if they were sent to me, I will always let you know.


The products I am using has worked for me and it might not necessarily work for you. Always be discerning when purchasing cosmetics or skin care products. Always read the label and the literature! Always do a patch test before you purchase a product for the first time to see that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients listed.


The videos and pictures were shot using an iPhone 13.

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