Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Japonesque Cosmetics: New Kid on the Block

I believe people know about the brand Japonesque for their makeup tools - soft brushes, dinky travel brushes set, customisable palettes. But how many of us know Japonesque do cosmetics as well?!
They have recently launched their full makeup line exclusively at John Lewis. 

Luminous Foundation (shade 05) - exclusive at John Lewis - £24


Japonesque have two types of foundation - luminous and a cream to powder formula for oily skin. As you should all know by now that I consider my skin slightly oily, so I wouldn't normally choose a luminous foundation. However, this foundation has completely changed my mind.


It is a very interesting foundation. I have about 3 new blemish marks on my left cheek which they have caused me so much trouble to cover them. When I tried this foundation, just a few strokes and the blemish marks were almost gone! I even felt that I didn't need any further concealing! The effect on the skin stays light and skin-like, yet you can add a bit extra on problem areas to give extra coverage. I am so impressive with this foundation. Packaging feels luxurious in a sturdy glass bottle. 

Velvet Touch Blush (shade 03) - exclusive at John Lewis -  £18


First thing you will notice is the packaging - the arty enamel lid is so exquisite and beautiful. I cannot think of any other brands that have a similar packaging. Every compact has a slight difference to the pattern as each individual pattern are hand-poured pigment to create a distinct pattern.

Note the product size

I believe this is their award winning blush. I have the shade 03. My camera doesn't do the colour justice. It is a beautiful rose gold pink with a subtle gold shimmer running through it.


The blush is highly pigmented. Just need the lightest dap in the pan to pick up more than enough colour for the cheeks. 

Velvet Touch Eye Shadow Duo (shade 08) - exclusive at John Lewis - £18


Like the blush, eyeshadow also has the unique enamel packaging.  Japonesque's eyeshadows have single, duo and quad. I have chosen a duo. Look at how dinky the size is!! So cute!!

Not the product size

I have chosen the most universal duo. A champagney pale gold that gives a wash of colour all over the lid, and a matte brown that can be used for the crease and eyebrows. The size of this duo is so dinky that it is so easy to throw into handbags. It can be the prettiest but clutch bag friendly mirror even for the smallest clutch in the world!


The texture is velvety and creamy. Very pigmented and easy to blend.

All these three products are used on my look below. 




I am so happy with Japonesque make-up line. I am particularly surprised by how reasonable the prices are!! Oh, have I mentioned that Japonesque's products are paraban free? :)
Japonesque make-up are exclusive at John Lewis. Available online or in store (launch time at different stores may vary)

Please let me know if you have tried any make up from Japonesque.