Japonesque • Travel Brushes-ALL • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||86%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
The brushes are excellent and come with a nice case
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have the KIMONO BRUSH SET, it works pretty well. I love the packing of it but not the furs on the brush as much. But i would definitely give it a buy if i need new brushes.
Age: Unknown Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I echo everybody else's positive comments. These are beautiful quality, a reasonable price, don't shed, and I love the fact that they have a short-handle and decent sized bristles.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
The other reviewers are correct. The only brush (that's why I bought this) which is not up to Japonesque quality, is the blush brush. While it is not the worst, it doesn't feel quite as soft and silky as the others for some reason. Overall, though I don't notice any shedding, but will have to see what happens with daily use. Does apply blush very nicely, just wish it was better quality.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Black
Japonesque brushes are of excellent quality. Don't be fooled by the packaging. Even if these brushes come in simply designed, sealed plastic packets that are usually displayed in hanging racks of department stores, they are worth every penny... and more. I'm actually glad that the packaging is simple, because I can be sure that I'm not paying extra money for a nice box that I'm just going to throw away anyway. And the paper inlay is actually quite classy even if it's wrapped in plastic.
Japonesque brushes don't cost as much as the Shu Uemura brushes, but they work just as well. (Sorry, Shu Uemura fans). I don't think Shu Uemura makes brushes in the travel size like these Japonesque ones, or at least not as many of them.
I like working with smaller brushes because I work close to a mirror, to see the texture of the makeup. If I use long-handled brushes, the handles will just hit the mirror or obstruct my view. The Japonesque travel brushes come with 4" silver handles, which I actually like better than the matte black handles of the pro size brushes. They feel very sturdy, and the silver finish looks rich. It doesn't look like it'll crack or chip easily---I've had mine for half a year and they still look brand-new. The 4-inch handles are long enough to be held comfortably, but short enough for me to work close enough to my mirror.
What I like about Japonesque is that they use exactly the same brush tufts for their travel brushes as they do for their pro size brushes. They don't make the brush head smaller or of a lesser quality. (This is usually the problem with other travel brushes). The bristles are actually of great quality, since they don't fall off or get dry and crispy after a few washings. They hold their shape very nicely. My ultimate favorite is the travel powder brush (#933). It's got a huge head of squirrel blend bristles which feel gorgeously soft on the face. I think it's the most expensive of the travel brushes, since I got mine for about $30 in Nordstrom. But it's well worth it. Japonesque deserves a cult following... I don't know why more people don't know about them!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
i bought the travel-sized version of the eyeliner flat brush, and love how it looks -- its quite short, with white bristles and a silver handle. i bought this to use with gel eyeliners, and while the application is good, its not the best. i find that using it with certain eyeliners makes the application imprecise and smeared, while with other eyeliners, it works perfectly fine. considering i paid about 10 times less for a basic art paintbrush at an art store that works beautifully with all the gel eyeliners ive tried, i wont be repurchasing this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
some i'd buy again and some not. i love the short handles on some like my powder and eye detailer, but somehow a short handled blush brush and me just don't get along, i need more weight in my hand when using blush. anayway, not the very best top quality line, but very good on anyway. and the prices are right. i'll buy more, but i'll be picky about which ones. i'm so in love with my mini eye liner detailer! might have to get two of these.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Japonesque brushes are incredible - I recently splurged and bought a bunch to replace my Sonia Kashuk brushes. What a difference! The brushes make a huge difference in the way my mineral foundation applies, blush, eye shadow, powder - everything looks smoother, softer, and well-blended on my face. Not to mention they are super-soft and great quality. I purchased the travel-handle brushes because they are a bit cheaper, and I find the shorter handle easier to work with than the full-handle brushes. They are absolutely worth every penny!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Black
I decided to get a travel version of their medium detailer so I can tote it around. It's very nice. It's made of sable and it has the right firmness and softness for eye makeup brushes. I was supposed to get the regular eye brush but since I know I won't be blending that much I bought this. I am Asian which makes this small eye detailer perfect. It's good for basic color application and detail for the outer corners.
The handle is very classy and appears sturdy. The SA told me they even have it wielded within the bar handle. It also weighs just right. Hopefully my brush won't shed and will last a long time. As for now, I won't look at another brand for makeup brushes.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
BIG Rave for the Japonesque line of make up brushes. The travel ones are not too big or too small. Quality is excellent. I own two shadow and the blush brush and when Ulta has them on sale again, I am stocking up. Check out their accessories, too. Nordstrom also carries Japonesque.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
love this brush! i needed a travel powder brush for my purse and i have been so spoiled with my stila #8 brush that the drug store brands just didn't cut it anymore. i was *this close* to buying a short handled stila brush when i ran across this for $25 less. so soft! mmm i love squirrel brushes, they make me feel like a princess. the silver handle is very elegant. this shed a little more than my stila brush at first, but after the first wash it stopped. lovely brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
AWESOME brushes!! When I brought two of these home, the travel eyeshadow and the medium travel eye detailer, I wasn't sure what to expect. But they have the perfect combination of firmness and softness. I LOVE these Japonesque brushes, will buy more, and highly recommend them to anyone. Worth their cost!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I just discovered the Japonesque makeup brushes, and I am really impressed! I have several of the individual, short-handled brushes, and they are a really good value. They are made with high quality squirrel hair, and they cost $10-16. I have lots of MAC and Sephora brushes as well as some brushes from Bobbi Brown, Shiseido, Prescriptives, etc. These are just as good, and since they're inexpensive with short handles, I'm not worried about snapping the handles in my makeup bag.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
EYE DETAILER-travel size: I use this one for applying cake liner. It works well and a good size for more precision.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
After looking at pretty much all the powder brushes available, I found the Japonesque travel size powder brush at Merle Norman quite by accident! I felt this lovely squirrel hair brush and fell in love with it but thought it would be really costly like the $60 one at another store. I was pleased to find that it was $35! They had a regular and travel size. I choose the compact travel size because I have difficulty with the long handled ones. I'm soooo thrilled I found this and at a pretty good price for a great quality brush!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Black
I LOVE Japonesque! I have a ton of their brushes in both full and travel sizes. I stumbled onto them by accident one day when I was looking for a new powder brush at Ulta and refused to pay as much as I had for my old high end powder brushes that were beginning to fall apart. I had seen the Japonesque display at least 100 times and had always ignored them because of where they were in the store and how they were packaged and displayed. One day, oddly enough, I had the common sense to pick one up just to see how it felt! It was the powder brush. I have NEVER felt a softer/denser higher quality powder brush in all of my life. It was the fullest, densist, softest brush of all times. Their brushes are very full, do not shed, last forever, and apply makeup like a dream - wash after wash. They even have short handled brushes (minis) that are the same quality as the larger size for traveling and purse storage (I have these too). They have short silver handles (pretty) with brush heads that are identica to the larger size and are a little less expensive each than the larger size as well - maybe because of the shorter handle - because it certainly is NOT because of the quality. I think I bought both the full size set and the mini set (in their entirety) for under $200.00 - with coupons and slight discounts at Ulta, and they are better than my Bobbi Brown and Chanel and MAC brushes - which I paid way more for and only have ONE size set that is falling apart... These are definitely worth trying - you will love them and they will save you some bucks... PS: They even make a fabulous little Kabuki now - for under $25.00!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This review is for the individual travel-size brushes, not the set that comes in a tube. I have about nine or ten of these brushes and I love every single one of them. I use the short-handled style because I'm very near-sighted and have to get right on top of the mirror to apply my makeup. These handles are short enough not to knock into the mirror with every stroke of the brush. Japonesque puts the same nice brush heads on these travel-sized brushes as on their regular long-handled brushes, which some companies don't do. I'm a sucker for anything with a brushed metal finish and I think the silver handles on these are beautiful, prettier even than the long ones. The brushes are high-quality and have held up well with daily use and repeated washing. Plus, Ulta puts them on sale B2G1F fairly often. I was planning on giving all my old brushes to my daughter (who's just starting to wear makeup) and replacing them with these, but now my daughter wants these, too. So, I got a few to put in her stocking. At B2G1F, why not? Great brushes at a great price, even when they're not on sale.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really love these brush. They don't look all that glamorous but the price and quality of the brush is unbeatable. The short handle does not bother me and I love the little silver container it comes with. Why go for drugstore brush?? These are the same price but more than department store quality. I think I am going to buy an extra set to leave it at my bf house ^_^
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I just bought a number of these travel sized brushes individually and I do love them. I actually like the handle and find that they are thicker than other thin small handles for travel brushes. I think this lets me have a good hold on them and I can get up to the mirror closer since I am near sighted! I had bought a few at first, loved those so much, I went back to buy more to make a complete travel set for myself! The hairs are the same as full sized brushes, and can't beat the prices for what you are getting!
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The individual travel size brushes are not the same as the travel set that yunity mentions below. The individual travel (shorter, silver handle) brushes are the same quality (squirrel, sable, etc.) as the larger brushes. The travel set is different (pony/blend, $29) and may very well be of lower quality. I received the travel foundation brush in a swap and I must say that it is wonderful! The handle is shorter (brush measures 5" bottom to top) than the full size version but for me that is an advantage. The brush head itself is the same great quality as its full sized counterpart. I keep this in my purse for foundation touch ups. I must get more of these! Wish there was an ULTA in MA!! I don't see these on the ULTA web site...