Japonesque, best known for their innovative, good quality (yet still affordable) brush range, recently brought out a cosmetics line. I have seen very little coverage of the range but promptly put it on my Christmas list.
The products all have a unique packaging as the swirled
designs are all individual creations from a gel pigment. In the mass
market of cosmetics, these little touches can make a brand stand out.
The Velvet Touch Eye Shadow Palette comes in three colourways, I have
shade #2 (£24). The quad contains a yellow gold with metallic finish,
shimmery peach/copper, shimmery taupe and a matte deep cool toned brown.
All shades have good pigment and the colours are true to pan. They feel
smooth, with the non matte shades having a softer texture. They all
apply smoothly and blend extremely well though I do find a primer best
used to get them to last all day.
The Pro Performance Lipstick (£15) in shade #5 is a pigmented cranberry pink with
a heavy dose of gold shimmer. Though it looks rather cool in my swatch
it applies warm on me (I tried getting a better swatch so many times that I made my skin blotchy, but honestly it does go on warm)
It has a good creamy/moisturising feel, with a
reasonable amount of slip. It lasts well and leaves behind a slight
stain. There is a slight scent to the lipstick, not flavoured but that
typically lipstick smell.
I am very pleased with these colours that my husband choose for me so
kudos to him. My initial impressions of the range are high, I think the
quality is very good for such an affordable range (certainly comparable
to more expensive brands) and the products are easy to use and wear. I
will definitely be ordering more from the line.
My husband bought me these from http://www.johnlewis.com