|Fine Kalla Cheek Brush K-002 by Kyureido|
Ever since I've learned about existence of this brush aka possibly Suqqu Cheek Brush dupe, my need for Suqqu Cheek Brush just transferred on to this one because Fine Kalla is more attainable. And cheaper. And sparkly handles! :D I ordered mine from Rakuten, and received it in three days. I believe Rakuten has bunch of individual sellers like gmarket.co.kr so the shipping and customer service would largely depend on the particular seller you are dealing with. This brush retailer was pretty quick!
Fine Kalla Cheek Brush is made by Kyureido. It's a small tapered cheek brush made of grey squirrels. It is soooooooo soft. Softer than my former softest brush Hakuhodo K020(blue squirrel). Even if I buff head on and get a little stabby with it, it doesn't irritate my skin or feel pokey. The bristles don't offer too much resistence. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't flop around but I don't think it will be the best to buff out the intense color that some other brush laid down. By itself, it's no problem because this applies color in a way that requires buffing anyways. It applies color softly without edges. Also due to the moderate-low level of resistance, it doesn't pick up too much product. Great for pigmented blush. It actually made me feel very differently about a blush that was on the brink of getting purged. I'm looking at you, Tom Ford Flush!! I love color of Flush but it never went on nicely until I used this brush. :) Ferrule and handle are glossy black with iridescent shimmers concentrated at the handle end of the brush.
The shape is rather reminiscent of Suqqu brush but I unfortunately cannot do a direct comparison because I don't own Suqqu brush or Suqqu anything. :( But I guess from countless pictures and videos I've seen admiring Suqqu Cheek. ;) Basic shape seems the same. Small, tapered, and flattened on one side. I think Fine Kalla is a tad fluffier than Suqqu though. (Pics are post wash so it is in poofed up state.) But then again, I guess and it's not like all Suqqu Cheek brushes are identical anyway. :) The size is still small enough to allow very targeted and directional application. It's harder to guess as far as density and resistance go, but my guess is that they're similar and they also perform similarly. Hopefully someone who owns both will do an review and enlighten me.
Edit: A kind person who owns both brushes allowed me to quote her on regarding the comparison between Suqqu and Fine Kalla.
"I think the suqqu is a slight bit softer than the fine kalla, but the fine kalla is delicious soft. I have no complaints. at all. the fine kalla is a bit denser and I think that's why it seems a bit... smaller? the suqqu is a bit more diffuse. "
|Size Comparison: From left to right, RMK Cheek Brush, Fine Kalla Cheek Brush, Hakuhodo Medium Yachiyo, Pointed|