Saturday, 14 January 2012

Review: Japonesque Travel Brushes Part 1

Happy Saturday lovelies!

I was recently sent a few of the Japonesque Travel Brushes to try out.

Japonesque have been making brushes and make up tools for over 20 years, with a whooping 200 brushes in their range they are favoured by make up artists and beauty professionals worldwide. 
Japonesque have recently come to the UK and can be found in both Boots and John Lewis. They have an amazing travel brush range aswell as long handled brushes. The amazing thing about these travel brushes is that even though the handle is shorter, the brush head is the exact same quality as you would find on the pro brushes so they still have the amazing quality just in a more travel friendly version. Also, the pro brushes have a black handle and  the travel brushes have a shiny silver handle which i really do love. You can view the full range here.
I was sent 6 of the short handled, travel brushes to try out, the angled foundation brush, the large powder brush, the brow/lash comb, the angled brow definer brush, the retractable lip brush and also the eyeshadow fluff brush which i have been using daily for the past few weeks. 
Possibly my favourite brush out of the few i was sent. This feels like an absolute dream! It is such a great size for applying powder, feels really soft and still does after continuous use as i find that some of my other powder brushes go a little scratchy after applying powder daily. Absolutely not the case with this brush! It is gorgeous and now a firm favourite in my make up routine. This is available now on the Boots website for £29.25. 
Another wonderful brush! I havent used a 'proper' traditional foundation brush like this in a while as i have been using my flat top kabuki in what seems like forever so i was really excited to give this a try! The bristles on this brush are sturdy and extremely soft even though they are synthetic. As the brush is angled the top part of the angle is able to reach places such as around your nose and in the corner of your eye. It applies foundation wonderfully,really evenly and doesnt soak in a lot of the product which is always a bonus. Again it is available from Boots for £19.95. 
I have recently got into doing my brows and quite partial to a 'scouse brow' as of late. Which is so unlike me as up until a few months ago i didnt touch my brows! I have now realised that they really do frame your face and i take much more care with them now! The bristles are angled and extremely firm and make applying powder onto your brows a doddle. It is quite small so you can be really precise when creating your brow shape and i have paired it with the powder out of the Sleek Brow Kit. This brush retails for £10.50 which i think is a really good price!
Now, some may see this as a pointless brush but hand on heart this is probably my most reached for brush. I use the plastic bristle side to come through my lashes and use the other side to comb through my brows either before i apply powder to them or when i am about to tweeze them. It has become an essential for me and it really is fit for purpose! Available from Boots for £9.75.
♥ Japonesque Retractable Lip Brush♥
As i have quite a few depotted MAC lipsticks in plastic pots a lip brush is pretty essential for me (unless i want to go dipping my fingers in lipstick!) The Japonesque retractable lip brush easily pops in and out of the handle. It is pretty sturdy even though it is soft and applies lipstick precisely.A brush i find that will always come in handy. It is available to buy at John Lewis for £9.50.  
I found the handle of the travel eyeshadow fluff brush a little thinner than what i used to so found it a little fiddly to hold at first however that said, as the name suggests the head is fluffy and the bristles are natural. I found that this is best for applying a wash of colour over the lid and it picks up a good amount of product. This is available from Boots  for £14.75. 

I have experienced Absolutely no fault out with any of these brushes and i have been using them all pretty much on a daily basis (Especially the powder and brow/lash comb these are firm favourites forever!) 

They are available to buy now from the Boots website and are currently buy one get the second half price which i think is absolutely amazing value! 

Brushes do all the work for you when applying make up, so i do believe that good quality brushes are such an investment! I would highly recommend Japonesque to anyone! 

They are available in the UK to buy online and instore at both Boots and John Lewis.

Have you ever tried Japonesque before?

29 comments:

  1. OMG these sound so lovely! I defiantly want to find out more about their ranges. I don't travel much so defiantly their normal sized brushes. Ive heard some really good things about these...

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    1. Thank you for your comment and for reading Nicola! They are the same quality as the normal sized brushes but with a smaller handle so i guess they are cheaper? I really love them! xx

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  2. I keep seeing these, they sound really good!

    http://zozeze.blogspot.com/xo

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    1. They really are good! :) Thank you for commenting Zoe! xxx

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  3. Ooh I love the eyeshadow brush! Love your blog :)

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    1. Aww bless you thank you so much Emily for your lovely comment! :) xxx

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  4. I think I got one of these in a beauty box. Haven't tried it yet though.
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    1. Yes i think you did Lottie! The small smudger brush? Which i havent got but seems great! Thank you for commenting! xxx

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment Shifa! I hope you are well hun! :) xx

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  6. Lovely post, and all the brushes look really nice. I've been meaning to get some brushes for ages now. I have an old Clinique blusher brush & a very small benefit foundation brush & a mini bobbi brown blusher brush, but I really could do with a set like this as mine are ageing now :) xx www.mediamarmalade.com

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    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comment darling! The brushes really are lovely! I do love a good brush! xxx

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  7. I love these brushes!! was just writing out my post today haha! x

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  8. I'm dying to try these brushes!

    Nic x
    http://www.strawberryblondebeauty.com

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  9. Lovely post!
    I'd love to see a tutorial using them. BTW check out my blog and please tell me what you think about the newest OOTD!xoxo
    nataliece.blogspot.com

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  10. I have heard so many good things about this brand, I may have to give them a go because the brushes look fab X

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  11. They look really nice, hope I can pick some of these up in my local boot's! xx

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  12. these brushes are gorgeus, im going to head on down to boots in the morning xx

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  13. Great post!!

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  14. I've heard about these before - would love to try them! Wish they wasn't so expensive :(

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com/

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  15. great post, love your blog so i awarded you with the Kreativ Blogger Award :) go to my blog for more details http://mollynothollywood.blogspot.com/ x

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  16. i really wanted to try these but didn't know where to get it from thnx for giving that info but i doubt my local boots would have them
    x

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  17. I've heard the Japonesque brush cleanser is so much better than MAC's so that's worth a look! Xx

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  18. Keep hearing amazing things. Must try soon!

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  19. These look lovely, I must try them out! I've been needing new brushes for a while. xo

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  20. I need to start using a lip brush to apply my lipstick with, I find it stays on much longer when applied with a brush. I enjoy Mac make up brushes but recently I have been tempted to branch out and try something different, I like small brushes so thesewould be fab!
    xxx

    inordinatelyplush.blogspot.com

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  21. love my mac brushes but always looking for something new!

    I have awarded you a Kreative Blogger award as I love reading your blog, please check out my post to see what to do next, if you would like to :) clare xx

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  22. Really want to try these they look great

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