Japonesque Velvet Touch Eye Shadow and Makeup Brush Review

Oh my gosh, we survived the madness of Mothers Day and are back to Monday once again. My husband and girls got me a (90 min.) massage… I can’t wait to indulge in that tomorrow. Although, I have to say I am sad to have to wait another year to not clean my home for a day entirely guilt free, I couldn’t wait to snap pictures of these Japonesque goodies that arrived last week. I have have been a fan of Japonesque tools, kits, and supplies etc. for a long time, but had never tried out their cosmetics. So let’s check out what they sent me, shall we?


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Japonesque eye shadow design and review


Brand Overview: High pigment eye shadow. Richly pigmented eye shadows in micronized powder formula for exceptional color integrity. Apply sheer for an ethereal veil of color or layer and build for dramatic impact. Glaze the eyes with iridescent light or create bold color statements with gleaming metallics and rich, suede-finish mattes. High pigment, mineral and micro-pearl content achieves multi-dimensional color and effortless blending for a stunning array of looks. Two complimentary shades to be worn together, or paired with Japonesque Color single Velvet Touch Eye Shadows to create a multitude of different looks.

My Thoughts: This metallic, Japonesque eyeshadow duo #10 is really rich with color, smooth, and easy to blend. I would say that the color on the darker shade is more of an army green/gray color, while the lighter shade is more cream.  Also, I am obsessed with the unique packaging, and I love that it’s small enough to stuck in a purse for touch ups. Now I just want all of the other eyeshadows in this collection.

Price Tag: $24.00 at Ulta


Japonesque Eye crease Reiew


Brand Overview: Artisan beauty meets precision craftsmanship with this unique fashion-forward Eye Shadow Brush. Designed with Japonesque’s legendary excellence and swirled with the exclusive blue pigments of the Japonesque Color line, this professional Eye Shadow Brush delivers the perfect amount of pigment to shape, shade and define the eye contours. Expertly shaped head and natural fibers create the perfect tool for spectacular eyes. Ideal for highlighting, blending and sheering out loose and pressed eye shadows.

My Thoughts: What I noticed most about this Japonesque eye shadow brush is that it did an excellent job of picking up the eyeshadow and keeping it there until I applied it to my eyes. All of the natural bristles were soft to my eyes, the shape was great. Overall, this is a perfect every day brush.\

Price Tag: $16.00


Japonesque Eye Crease Brush


Brand Overview: Designed With Japonesque’s Legendary Excellence And Swirled With The Exclusive Blue Pigments Of The Japonesque Color Line, This Professional Crease Brush Expertly Contours The Eyes For Outstanding Depth And Dimension.

My thoughts: I think a blending brush like this is one of the most important brushes for applying eyeshadow. I can’t stand when these don’t do a good job by not properly blending the eyeshadow together. With that said, wow, this Japonesque Eye Crease brush worked great and the design on the brush stem is awesome! It’s soft and not stiff which allowed me to blend everything really well. But I also felt like if I wanted to intensify my crease for a more dramatic look, I could do that as well.

Price Tag: $16.00 at Ulta


Have a great day you guys! If you missed my self confidence post from Saturday about how to survive in a Pinterest-Perfect world, it’s a must read!



Disclaimer: Items in this post are PR samples provided for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

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  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    I am dying to get something in the new Japonesque packaging. So beautiful that the product inside is almost but not quite an afterthought!

  • ScottMTuggle

    I think a blending brush like this is one of the most important brushes for applying eyeshadow. http://num.to/8845-7247-2991

  • These sounds amazing!

  • The brushes look phenomenal and that eyeshadow OMG stunning. It looks sooooo pigmented.

  • Kelly R

    The packaging is gorgeous and those eyeshadows look amazing!

  • So gorgeous!

  • beautiful eye look! I love those brushes!

  • I’ve never used japonesque products. The eyeshadow look you created is beautiful

  • Norah Salazar

    Japonesque does make nice artist products like empties and containers so not surprised they forayed in the world of cosmetics and did a great job.

  • These products look great! I love the look you made!

  • Love the eye look! I would love to try their stuff. I wish it wasn’t so hard to find locally.

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    The packaging is pretty! I like the look you created with it too

  • I love everything about this! Those colors are amazing, and the brushes are functional and beautiful!

  • Ange

    Love the shades!

  • I’ve been loving the packaging on their new products. I got a japonesque brush set when I was just starting out with makeup and loved it!

  • Those colors are gorgeous. I don’t own any Japonesque yet.

  • Anastasia

    The packaging is soooo pretty! I used to buy Japonesque beauty tools, but I never tried their makeup.

  • The brush handles are very pretty

  • love this look. I want everything

  • cindyprimebeauty

    Japonesque has done a fabulous job with the color line. I tried a few blushes and they are gorge. Now you’ve got me lusting after this e/shadow duo! Oh, and the e/shadow is awesome!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    The handle of those brushes remind me of Sonia Kashuk. I want to try Japonesque makeups. Can you ever do an eye makeup I loathe? I lurveee everything you do!

  • Amber

    That packaging!! Gorgeous! I need to try that gray. I have trouble with grays pulling blue on me, but that looks like it wouldn’t!

  • Betzy Carmona

    I really like it

  • Beautiful eye shadow look.

  • myCosmeticBag

    i don’t have any japonesque products!