Sunday, 29 January 2012

Japonesque Brushes

Last week I received a few brushes from Japonesque which I had been very excited about. I don't know too much about the brand but I had heard very good things about all their brushes and had seen them in Boots and online, I noticed that in comparison to Mac brushes they were far more affordable.
I got sent four of the brushes; three from the Professional long handle range and one travel short handle brush.  The Professional Long handle brushes are have a long black wooden handle and are either have natural bristles or high-tech synthetic ones. The travel brushes have a shorter silver handle but are still well crafted and a travel friendly size.
Travel Point Brush
This brush is quite an unusual one in my opinion, it is a tapered quite dense brush which can be used for foundation, concealer  or powder. I have been using this brush everyday since I got it, I use it to first apply my foundation and then to blend in my concealer, it is probably my favourite brush for concealer especially when I am try to cover slightly larger areas. I would be interested in trying this brush for powder and mineral foundation too, I might have to buy a few more of these brushes so I can have one for powder.

Pro Angled Foundation Brush
This brush has a distinctive tapered edge which is really nice as it allows you to apply it precisely around your nose and eyes.Although this brush overs a fabulous finish I personally don't reach for it too much as it does take longer to blend all your foundation in, however if you are a fan of the traditional foundation brush and are looking for something similar but that will leave you with an even better finish this is the brush for you.

Pro Eyeshadow Fluff- Medium
This is a really nice eye brush, it is very soft, fluffy and a perfect size to apply eyeshadow all over the lid, in the crease and can even be used to blend the eyeshadow out, I'd love to get the large one too!

Pro Eye Detailer- Small
I think this brush is perfect for finishing of a look by dusting some eyeshadow under the eye or along the lash line but also for the crease and outer corner. I haven't tried it yet but I think it would even work as a lip liner!
Looking through the Japonesque catalogue they have so many beautiful images and some fabulous product I hope to try throughout the year such as the stippling brush, mineral face brush and I have heard that their tweezers are one of the best!

I also have a lipstick palette to share with you soon, so keep an eye out for that!

Japonesque Pro Brushes are available from John Lewis £9.50-£28 and the travel brushes are available from Boots from £9.75-£29.25

I think that there is no difference between the pro and travel brushes other then the size, the quality has not been compromised. I will be picking up some more brushes very soon, I think they are just as good as any MAC Brushes I have tried.

What are your favourite brushes?
Sabrina X
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21 comments:

  1. I love the look of these and have heard so many great reviews but i never see them in my boots. But they look really great and sturdy brushes.


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  2. I have a couple of the Japonesque travel brushes that I picked up on offer in Boots recently and absolutely love them! The eyshadow medium fluff brush is excellent for blending and the blush brush is the softest thing.

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  3. Ooh, I might check these out! I am going to purchase the Sigma Premium brush set but I've been looking for some other options too! Thanks Sabrina! :) x

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  4. These look great, will definitely be picking up the travel pointed brush, especially as they are now available in Boots, thank you fro the great review!

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  5. You lucky thing I have heard great things about these brushes, not good for my latest brush addiction but will definitely check them out! x

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  6. The prices are quite affordable. Much cheaper than mac x

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  7. I've always been curious about japonesque brushes. The travel point one looks really good - i want to try!

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  8. I'm not big into make up brushes. I only have about 3! But after seeing so many good reviews around I may have to invest!

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  9. ive heard these brushews are meant to be amazing and theyre not too pricey either like Mac xo

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  10. These look good, I loved the smudger Japonesque brush that came in a Carmine box recently! x

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  11. These look great! I have a couple of brush reviews coming up soon :)! xx

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  12. I've seen many reviews on these too, i did debate on getting them but i saw more reviews on sigma so i purchased sigma instead

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  13. i love pointed foundation brushes like that they get into all the nooks and crannies of my face lol but the one i have is kinda scratchy making me want to invest in a nicer one that japonesque one sounds promising.hopefully it comes in a fullsize as well!

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    1. Im quite sure they do have it in full size, if not the quality is no different X

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  14. Never heard of these brushes but they sound good! XX

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  15. These brushes sound like there worth trying out I'll have to look out for them :)

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  16. I should defently buy them... looks great:)

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  17. I keep hearing good things about these brushes! I love that they are more affordable too, great revieew :)
    Carissa xx

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  18. I dont have any of the jap brushes(atleast not yet) but I do have one of their eyelash curler and its one of a kind!!!!

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    1. I have heard fab things about it, I would love to try it and the tweezers X

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