I’ve spoken about Japonesque in the past, I think that their brushes are such good value for money especially as they are such high quality so I was very happy when this new brush came through my door. This brush is part of their new range which has this animal print on it- I have the bronzer brush with essentially a kabuki.

It isn’t often you see professional quality brushes with Leopard print but I think I know why. To me this simply looks tacky and although I am sure lots of other people will love this I don’t. But horrible leopard print aside this is a great brush! It is amazingly soft and great for applying not only bronzer but also powder. I used it to apply a mineral foundation and it worked quite well as it buffed it in beautifully but it wasn’t a heavy application.

Other than me not being a huge fan of the print I can not fault the brush itself- it is another great quality brush from Japonesque. If you like the print there are a few other pieces in the range too with the same animal print.

This brush retail for £19.50 which I think is a really good price!

What do you think of the animal print?
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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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