Getting Cheeky this Leap Year with the Cle de Peau Beaute Cheek Brush

by Paris B on · 43 comments

in Blush,Brushes etc.,Makeup,Product Reviews

Did you know that luxury brand Cle de Peau had makeup brushes? No? Yeah, well neither did I. In fact I can’t find any information about their brushes online, unless it’s lurking around in another language I can’t read. But fact is, I picked up a brush from Cle de Peau Beaute recently and I thought I’d share with you about it because I like it and it isn’t terribly pricey (relative to other similar brushes in its niche and the brand in general)

cle de peau brush4 Getting Cheeky this Leap Year with the Cle de Peau Beaute Cheek Brush

I picked up a Cle de Peau Cheek brush and Eye Brush from Strawberrynet because at that time, they were going for some crazy markdown price. I think the cheek brush was something like RM75 and the eye brush under RM50. They still have them online, but at a slightly higher price than I got it.

The brush I like is the Cheek Brush and although I wasn’t sure what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived in the mail.

The bristles are natural hair but so lovely and soft and not pokey at all. I don’t know what hair it is. I compared it with the Lunasol cheek brush I have, which is squirrel hair, but it felt even smoother and softer than that.

It is most certainly softer than pony hair. I believe it might be a squirrel blend but I’m not sure blend of what.

cle de peau brush2 Getting Cheeky this Leap Year with the Cle de Peau Beaute Cheek Brush

The shape is flat with a rounded tip, pretty much like the Shu Uemura blush brush. Mine is #17 which as you can see is smaller than that of the Cle de Peau one. It is however smaller and less fluffy compared to the Lunasol cheek brush. The Cle de Peau cheek brush falls somewhere in between.

cle de peau brush6 Getting Cheeky this Leap Year with the Cle de Peau Beaute Cheek Brush

The bristles are soft but picks up blush powders nicely and deposits them precisely on the skin. I also find that it helps diffuse colour quite well so blending out blushes is a breeze. However, i also find that it seems to pick up colour from soft textured blushes better than hard ones. It therefore works with most of my blushes but surprisingly, not the Chanel Joues Contraste blushes. Those seem to apply better with a slightly stiffer brush which I may attribute to the baked texture of the product.

When I got my brush, there were a couple of loose hairs but I haven’t experienced any shedding since. It feels lovely and I do think it’s a good brush, just quite possibly discontinued icon razz Getting Cheeky this Leap Year with the Cle de Peau Beaute Cheek Brush

cle de peau brush5 Getting Cheeky this Leap Year with the Cle de Peau Beaute Cheek Brush

The hairs in the brush look smooth and well aligned and feel very gentle and soft on the skin. The key thing I appreciated was that it wasn’t too floppy. Floppy brushes are nice to feel but disastrous when applying product so this one works well.

As for the eye brush, I was less wowed, hence no photos even icon razz Getting Cheeky this Leap Year with the Cle de Peau Beaute Cheek Brush  The hair in that one felt stiff and although it is a nice small size to deposit colour quite precisely, I think I’d prefer if it was a bit softer.

In a nutshell

I believe the Cle de Peau makeup brushes are discontinued or not sold as part of their regular range of cosmetics anymore. The Cheek Brush is very lovely, feeling soft on the skin, pliable yet not too floppy and picks up and deposits colour on the skin very nicely. I have no complaints. The eye brush feels stiffer although I liked the shape and size. It’s not painful on the skin, just a bit of a let down after the cheek brush. The handles are plastic and it feels quite light but seems well made.

Pros : Cheek Brush is soft against the skin and applies blush very prettily, the bristles are pliable yet not too floppy, the brush picks up soft blush colour very well and blends it out nicely

Cons: Cheek brush does not work very well with harder texture blushes, eye brush feels stiffer, the range could be discontinued

As I mentioned, I picked up the Cheek Brush for about RM75 which I think is a good price for a brush that feels this soft and performs the way it does. It feels as good as (and much softer than) the Shu Uemura blush brush and is comparable to the Lunasol blush brush, both of which are pricier than this one.

cle de peau brush3 Getting Cheeky this Leap Year with the Cle de Peau Beaute Cheek Brush

At present, I see it as about RM100 online which is still fair if you have the budget for it. I personally prefer natural hair brushes over synthetic and I bought this one sight unseen but I’m quite pleased about it and best of all, it’ll make a nice little travel partner icon smile Getting Cheeky this Leap Year with the Cle de Peau Beaute Cheek Brush

Have you ever come across the Cle de Peau Beaute makeup brushes? I could not find much information on it online but if you have information on it, I’d love to know!

Oh and today’s 29th February a day that comes around only once every 4 years – do we have any Leap Year babies lurking here? And did you know that it is fine for ladies to propose to men during a leap year? I read this in a magazine and apparently, if the man refuses, he has to buy her a bolt of cloth to make a new wardrobe. Bits of trivia for a Wednesday icon wink Getting Cheeky this Leap Year with the Cle de Peau Beaute Cheek Brush

Paris B

Cle de Peau Beaute Cheek Brush Price: US$35/50 Availability: StrawberryNET.com Getting Cheeky this Leap Year with the Cle de Peau Beaute Cheek Brush (aff) Bristles: Natural hair

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LeGeeque February 29, 2012 at 8:35 am

I’m always a fan of natural hair brushes and I’m always in the market for a new blush brush. It’s the one I use the most, next to the powder brush so I’m happy to splurge. THanks for the tip! :)

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Paris B
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March 1, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Ahem! Did you take advantage of the discounts? ;)

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Lily
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February 29, 2012 at 9:28 am

I saw this at strawberrynet too but didn’t pick it up. Now it’s like, Darn! Should’ve followed my Heart instead of my head. I like the shape of it! Will wait to see if the price goes down again :-)
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Paris B
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March 1, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Haha I’m sure there could well be another round of mark downs in time to come. I saw it for a while and was really curious about it hence the splurge but I’m glad it worked out well :D

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AussieAngelcakes May 12, 2012 at 5:51 am

the special is back up on SNet :)

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xin
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February 29, 2012 at 9:28 am

with my limited knowledge *cough* i certainly have not heard of the brand before, but for that price (esp the sale price), it sounds like a really good buy!
happy 29th feb too! :P anything special going on today?
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Paris B
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March 1, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Nothing special happened on 29th Feb :P And Cle de Peau is the luxury division of Shiseido ;)

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Applegal February 29, 2012 at 9:37 am

Oh! A bolt of cloth to make a whole wardrobe?? This sounds like Sound of Music, ahahaha! Imagine a whole wardrobe made from the same cloth. Blouse, skirt, pants. . . I heard on the radio about hospitals getting more requests for induced labour or Caesarean section on this date O_o.

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Paris B
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March 1, 2012 at 12:50 pm

HAHA That made me laugh :D I guess one could make a whole wardrobe with it but as you have pointed out, it would be most boring indeed!

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AnT February 29, 2012 at 9:44 am

Me love your Lunasol Modeling Cheeks blusher!! They are so pretty!! :D Are those the Spring 2012’s collection?

Leap year is fine for girls to propose? LOLL Gosh. Must be good news for the guys this year then :P

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Paris B
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March 1, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Erm I have 2 from the Lunasol Fall/Winter collection. Oh wait, there were only 2 -_- I don’t know about Spring – haven’t been paying attention LOL! But now you made me curious. I love Lunasol blushes and I realize I haven’t blogged about them. Bad me!

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AnT March 1, 2012 at 3:35 pm

LOL The Spring 2012 collection should be in by now at the Isetan, methinks :D Let’s go check it out yes? :D Yay yay~

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Paris B
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March 1, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Ahhh I shall have to take a look soon. Thanks for the heads up!

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AnT March 1, 2012 at 4:04 pm

You are most welcome dearie! :D

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AnT March 2, 2012 at 11:36 am

It’s RM130 each only, the Lunasol Modeling cheek blusher Spring 2012 collection at the Isetan :D

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Paris B
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March 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm

lol you’re fast! :D Thanks for the info

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Sarah J February 29, 2012 at 9:51 am

Love it! Price seems okay actually considering that it is something that would never get thrown away! Thanks for the tip! :D

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Paris B
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March 1, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Indeed, kept well, it’ll last well forever

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plue
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February 29, 2012 at 10:49 am

for them to sell the brush at RM75 on Strawberrynet, i guess it’s definitely a steal. Don’t think I have seen anyone talking about the brushes, not even on TW blogs. Either they are very underrated or like you say, has been discontinued :)
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plue
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February 29, 2012 at 10:56 am

oh ya forgot to let you know, i think the newer JC blushes are softer in texture, so might work better with this brush, compared to the older versions :)
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Paris B
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March 1, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I think its discontinued because its not even on the official Cle de Peau page but its a nice brush and brushes don’t expire so its still a good buy ;) I have fallen out of love with Chanel JC actually. They harden with age which is a pity :(

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Cristal February 29, 2012 at 10:56 am

Hi Paris. Would you mind telling me which lunasol blush in your picture is being featured? its very prety!!

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Paris B
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March 1, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I think its the Lunasol Modelling Cheeks EX Coral something? I can’t remember for now, sorry! But I will be blogging about them soon so do stay tuned! ;)

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suls February 29, 2012 at 11:41 am

This brush sounds great but its abit pricey for me. I was wondering whether you could recommend a good eyeshadow brush? I always use the brushes that come with the eyeshadow palette, which I now aren’t great. I have no clue how to shop for an eyeshadow brush though. There seems to be so many types out there and I just want a basic eyeshadow brush.

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Paris B
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March 1, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Hmm I am quite particular about my makeup brushes because a good quality one will last you forever, and is a one time investment. I think for just a basic one, try the MAC #239. Its good for shading and blending and applying colour especially if you want the colour to look quite pigmented. My other pick would be from Shu Uemura #10. For something more inexpensive, you can also try The Body Shop or the synthetic brushes from LovingMinerals.com

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Jamilla February 29, 2012 at 1:44 pm

I got a mini-version of the cheek highlighter brush as a GWP with my Cle De Peau highlighter, and it is wonderful! Thanks for the post!

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Paris B
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March 1, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Great to know that even the mini version works well Jamilla! So few of them do!

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gio February 29, 2012 at 3:35 pm

I didn’t know they made brushes either. The cheek brush sounds so good and soft! I hope I can find it somewhere.
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Paris B
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March 1, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Could you get it from Strawberrynet? I don’t see it anywhere else actually and its quite a good brush!

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Helen Nguyen
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February 29, 2012 at 4:17 pm

OMGosh, I didnt even notice the review was about the brushes o_O The Lunasol blushes totally caught my attenttion!! Lol, you have to tell me what it is now. Cause I dont seem to get over it, I gotta have it.

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Paris B
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March 1, 2012 at 12:58 pm

LOL!! I will be blogging about them soon Helen :) I didn’t realize I hadn’t or that they would get so much interest :D

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Jyoan February 29, 2012 at 4:33 pm

No idea if their counter carries it! haha.

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Paris B
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March 1, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Well I don’t see it on the official website so I don’t think its being carried anymore unless there is a full brush kit being sold still :(

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Sunny
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February 29, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Oh no, I had nooo idea Cle de Peau makes brushes! I actually haven’t got the chance to see a counter yet, will have to wait till I go back to Taipei this summer for that. The price range is a lil scary, but I heard their lipsticks and glosses are to die for!
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Paris B
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March 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Not to worry Sunny, I didn’t know they made brushes either and if I check the official site, it would appear these are quite old because they don’t show up :P The prices of Cle de Peau anything is scary. I have heard a lot of good things about their lipstick and concealer but have yet to brave myself to visit the counter :P

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Ching March 1, 2012 at 10:52 pm

How does this compare to Sonia Kashuk?

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Paris B
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March 5, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Its quite in a different category from Sonia Kashuk :) I only have 1 Sonia Kashuk powder brush and if I were to compare it, I’d say that it feels much more scratchy. Its good enough on its own but not to compare with something like this one which feels like cotton wool and down :)

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sancherrian March 7, 2012 at 10:11 am

Hi, can I know where to get the lunasol palette?

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Paris B
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March 7, 2012 at 5:55 pm

It isn’t a pre-made palette but built from individual Lunasol blushes. You can get the blushes individually at the Kanebo counters :)

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Samantha Lee April 20, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Dear Paris,
Of the Cle De Peau and Lunasol blush brush, which do you prefer and why?
(if the price tag and availability is not considered, only functionality wise.)
Thank you

Regards,
Sam

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Paris B
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April 22, 2012 at 10:32 pm

I’d say Lunasol, because it’s available locally and you can test it out. Also, it’s a slightly bigger brush and covers a wider area and feels a bit more full. Hope this helps!

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Samantha Lee August 29, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Hi Paris,
Some interesting fact to share with you and your readers.

The Lunasol’s japanese website states the ingredients as goat and squirrel hair blend, but english catalogues states it as pure squirrel hair. Someone wrote an email to the company and gotten a reply instead. The new Lunasol brushes since year 2011, denoted by N at the back are made with squirrel and goat hair blend due to environmental concerns.

Therefore it might be the cle de peau cheek brush is 100% squirrel hair and Lunasol’s is a blend, which probably explains why cle de peau’s is softer! :D

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Paris B
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August 30, 2012 at 11:16 am

Thanks for the info, Samantha! It does explain a lot :)

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