Japonesque review

Recently I did some new supplies for my make-up kit from a brand that is very dear to me for many years when it comes to high quality accessories. First, I intended to buy some new palettes for my lipsticks (this is probably their most famous product) and lash curlers, but I ended up to try some novelties as well. I was not disappointed!

Japonesque HD Blush brush 

I will start right with the newest product I couldn’t resist (sometimes I’m totally mad about the latest trends 🙂 This is a new range of brushes from Japonesque that has a new innovative concept of dual-sided and dual-fiber brushes. I decided to try one of them, a middle size, for blush (although I ended to use it for applying foundation as well). This is a unique brush that has 2 type of bristles; on one side there are soft and dense synthetic fibers for applying the cream product and the other side has soft natural bristles that help to blend the product to achieve the most seamless application (HD approved). Usually, I’m sceptic about all new marketing slogans but here it’s just as they claim! Really amazed about this simple but great innovation. This brush is not vegan because it has some natural fibers, but it’d be a nice idea to do even a synthetic version for natural bristles. Well, sometimes is just great to try something out of the box 🙂


Here you can see this brush from all the 3 sides


Has anyone tried this brush or any other from the HD collection?


Japonesque 35-Well Palette

Here the description is quite unnecessary, because this item is an evergreen and it’s a holy grail among make-up artists for decades. But anyone of course can use it. You can store inside your favorite lipsticks, concealers, creamy foundations, you name it! On the picture you can see one of my old 36-well palette with some lipsticks from 100%pure 🙂 just to see a comparison in size. The pro palette has bigger spaces and it’s also more durable. It has a special system to open and close the palette (like that old beautiful boxes), so that it cannot open while you carry it around. It also has a plastic white divider in the middle where you can write all the names of your products (to know what you use).



Japonesque Precision lash curler – plastic


As you already may know I’m quite obsessed with curling the eyelashes and so I love to try different sizes and shapes of curlers. So I decided to give a try to this one. First I wanted to order the metal ones, but Amazon did not shipped them in my country 🙁 I couldn’t not order an eyelash curler from Japonesque and so I ended to try this one, because I was really curious and also I found very handy to try a curler that would curl just some lashes. Usually, I find necessary to curl even more the outer lashes to open the eye. I must admit that after trying this product in a hundred ways I’m quite disappointed (ok, it’s better than nothing) but it doesn’t do a good job. Perhaps, because it’s plastic and so the curl does not hold. Ok, there is a little bit of difference after using it, but I’m sure that its metal “brother” would do a better job.

Anyone experienced already this plastic curler (or the bigger one)?


JAPONESQUE False lash placement tool


Ok, this was a totally unnecessary tool for me, cause I can handle very well the false lashes free hand or with a normal tweezer, but it seems that it was time for novelties 🙂 But at the end, this tool is really good and handy and I don’t have any complaints about it. It’s made from inox. Another new tool to carry around in my kit 🙂

JAPONESQUE False lash placement tool

Do you like Japonesque? Which products do you use/know?

3 Comments on New makeup tools

    January 21, 2014 at 11:08 pm (9 years ago)

    So want to try this brand, have heard great reviews of them…lovely post too..

    • green makeup
      January 22, 2014 at 9:09 am (9 years ago)

      Thank you! I really suggest them. Regarding eyelash curlers look for metal ones (not plastic).

  2. Kath @ Natural Kath
    February 3, 2014 at 12:58 pm (9 years ago)

    I’ve heard raves for Japonesque too – I think they’ve been one of the top brush/tool brands for decades. I’ve heard that Laura Mercier’s are some of the best too. I think the best people to get advice from on brush buying are makeup artists, so I love your brush and tool posts. I hope the double-sided brush trend catches on, that looks really handy! Two brushes for the price of one.


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