Busting Out the Japonesque Makeup Brushes

Do you use the sponge-tipped applicators that come with your makeup? Do you swipe on eye shadow with inferior brushes or use your hands to apply foundation, concealer or blush?


Over the years, I’ve found that 99% of the brushes that come with makeup just aren’t good enough. Your best bet? Buy some nice brushes separately.

(And if you don’t buy makeup brushes separately, you can’t store them in a super cute pink-gravel jar!)

Speaking of nice brushes, I got to try four of Japonesque’s makeup brushes recently.

From the Japonesque Pro line, I’ve tried the Pro Blush, Pro Angled Foundation, Pro Concealer and Pro Eye Detailer – Medium brushes.

Japonesque Pro Blush Brush

With it’s super long handle and puffy round brush head, the Pro Blush Brush is tailor-made for blush, bronzer and other powdery face makeup.

JaponesqueBrushes02While I liked the softness of the bristles, they were a bit splayed and didn’t feel as high quality as the other brushes I reviewed from Japoneqsue. Still, it did a really good job applying blush and shimmer to the apples of my cheeks.

I give it a..


You can pick up the Pro Blush brush at Ulta or Amazon for $38 suggested retail price.

Japonesque Pro Angled Foundation Brush

The Pro Angled Foundation Brush is a serious foundation brush.

JaponesqueBrushes03Just look at the bristles! The wide, angled brush reminds me of the kind of brush you’d paint the walls with.

The bristles are soft yet mildly stiff, which made it super good at applying foundation. This brush works for liquid, cream or mineral foundations, so it’s a bit of a multi-tasker. I was really impressed.

The only problem is that the brush is so wide that it takes a bit of maneuvering to get in tight spots around your nose. It gets a…


You can pick up the Pro Angled Foundation Brush at Ulta or Amazon for $24.50 suggested retail price.

Japonesque Pro Concealer Brush

No more putting your concealer on with your fingers. The Pro Concealer Brush can do it for you.

JaponesqueBrushes04The bristles are nicely soft and stiff. The small brush head makes it easy to get into tight spots like the inside corner of the eye.

But, if you like using concealer over wide swathes of your face, you should probably use the Pro Angled Foundation Brush instead. The small head of the Pro Concealer Brush would take forever if you were using it over your entire face. I give it a…


You can pick up the Pro Concealer Brush at Ulta or Amazon for $11.50 suggested retail price.

Japonesque Pro Eye Detailer – Medium

The medium Pro Eye Detailer is a good eye shadow brush for shading and defining.

JaponesqueBrushes05While the bristles are nice and soft, they’re much stiffer than you normally get with an eye shadow brush. And since the brush head is flat, you can create a sharp line, even with powder shadow.

You can use this brush for regular blended eye shadow application, but it’s a real star when you want a sharp line, such as in the crease. I give it an…


You can pick up the Pro Eye Detailer – Medium at Ulta or Amazon for $19 suggested retail price.

Have you tried any of these brushes? What did you think?


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  1. The Pro Angled Foundation Brush sounds really interesting.. and I like that it works with all types of foundations..

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