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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Review: Japonesque Makeup Brushes

I firmly believe that having a good set of makeup brushes makes a huge difference to makeup application and is also the make or break between having a nice finish to your makeup or a flawless finish. Nothing irks me more than seeing someone pull out a really scuzzy makeup brush and then proceed to attack their face with some filthy foundation or blusher that shouldn't be allowed to be seen in public.

After hearing about Japonesque makeup brushes from other bloggers, I was kindly sent a bunch to try which brightened up an otherwise crappy day. 

The brushes come in travel sizes, ideal for keeping in your makeup bag or taking on holiday as well as professional sizes with large handles to give you a better grip. I've been playing with brushes of both sizes and there really is no difference in the quality, they're both fantastic.

These are some of the softest makeup brushes I've tried and am seriously impressed with the quality of them because you could be fooled in to thinking they are worth a lot more than they are. I've got a huge range of makeup brushes at home from Boots or Bobbi Brown but I had never tried Japonesque brushes until I was sent some to try and now I wonder why I hadn't tried them before.
The bristles on the face and eye brushes are soft and dense so you can use them as lightly or heavily as you like, especially the Travel Blush brush which is definitely one of my favourites. I had been keeping hold of my MAC 129 small handled brush because I couldn't find a nice travel blush brush but this has now replaced my beloved MAC and I've not looked back since. I've used all of the brushes and washed them loads but I've not lost any bristles, not have any of the handles come loose from the ferrule so they get a big thumbs up from me.

You can buy Japonesque brushes from Boots stores nationwide, Boots online and, starting from £6.25 for a metal bristle lash comb. I would recommend picking them up from HQ Hair because they stock the gorgeous Safari collection of brushes which are so cute that you probably won't want to use them. Trust me, give the brushes a try and you'll never look back.

Have you tried Japonesque brushes before?

Until next time...
Keep swivelling those hips in your


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8 stiletto lovers had something to say::

  1. I was going to try these before, but then I went to try Real Techniques instead. I guess I'll try these next! :)

  2. I love their eyebrow slanted brush. I am trying to convince myself to buy their safari collection brush but I feel they are just too pretty to use

    Epiphannie A: Beauty by a Disneyvore

  3. Lisa, I got sucked in to buying the Real Techniques stippling brush and now I love it... Japonesque are just as good so you should definitely have a look at them! x

  4. I have the eyebrow brush that is just amazing - I just use it with eyeshadow to groom my brows. I'm also a RT fan - I have done posts on both brands over on my blog if you fancy a read :)

    Rachel from x


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