I have heard more and more about Japonesque over the past few months- all good things and especially positive blog posts about their brushes. HQhair.com has recently launched a range of iconic Japonesque products that were previously unavailable in the UK and also worth mentioning that when you spend over £10 on Japonesque products you will get a free gift- lovely! I was sent a few products from the range so wanted to share with some of my initial thoughts.
Japonesque describe themselves as a brand 'designed with the professional in mind'. Their products are precision crafted and use the highest quality materials which is why they are so popular with makeup artists and beauty professionals.
♥ Japonesque Travel Lux Bronzer Brush RRP £36 - link
"Ideal for achieving a flawless sun-kissed glow, the unique soft, large dome shape creates a beautiful diffusion wherever colour is desired". This brush is the softest brush I have ever used- it's absolutely gorgeous and such a pleasure to use. I used it to apply my bronzer last night and as it claims, it was fantastic for buffing in the colour and leaving a natural glow. The hype around Japonesque brushes is definitely justified although would I pay £36 for this brush? Is yet to be decided.
♥ Japonesque Beautiful Eyes Touch Up Tube Set RRP £11.75 - link
"The sleek set includes an Angled Brow Brush for brow touch ups, a Flat Eyeliner Brush for precision eyeliner application, a Shadow Fluff Brush for colour diffusion, and a Eye Smudger Brush for smudging edges and softening lines". I have been impressed with the brush quality of this set- the eye smudger and shadow fluff brushes are particularly good and made applying and blending my eyeshadow really easy. My MAC 239 is my usual eyeshadow brush of choice but this definitely competes for the title. It's a great travel set and a good option if you want to get a taste of the Japonesque brushes.
♥ Japonesque Go Curl Eyelash Curler RRP £10 - link
"This compact eyelash curler creates deep sweeping lashes. The easel back flips down for the leverage needed to produce a long-lasting curl. The open cage design won't pinch your outer lashes". I'll be honest, eyelash curlers scare me slightly. I've tried a few of the traditional looking curlers (you know the ones- that look like an instrument of torture) and found it all a bit too much- it also doesn't do much for my lashes. Maybe I'm using it wrong. The Japonesque Eyelash Curler is a far more attractive device and my eyelashes felt a lot safer when using it. Again, it didn't do that much for my lashes but that's nothing new!