Brilliant Beauty Tools: love for Japonesque

By Emma | July 4 2012 | 11 Comments

Japonesque Tweezers, Pro Brow and Lash Comb, Pro Angled Brow Definer brush

Developed for the film, TV and fashion industry, makeup pros go gaga for this brand. (Exhibit A: check out the lipstick palette kit, used by our own lovely Leonard.) The range is bleedin’ massive, with more than 300 tools and accessories on offer from brushes, tools and applicators to organisers and other little yokemibobs. And the good news is, it’s now more accessible to us in Ireland than ever before.

Japonesque tweezers, Pro Brow and Lash Comb,  Pro Angled Brow Definer brush

Spendy as it is, we’re loving the look of the Medium Train Case, €84.55 – see our other recommendations here –  and I’m hoping this little gizmo will sort out my false lash woes. Oh, and the Clear Skin Tool sounds promising, if a little gross – it fights blemishes by removing debris from your pores, without spreading bacteria. It’s €13.69.

I’ve been playing with a few bits from the brow range – rather happily, given my borderline obsession with my eyebrows.  I’m loving the Artisan slant tip tweezers in pink; they’re giving my tweezerman set a serious run for its money. At €20.85 they’re not cheap, but they’re excellent quality and should last a very, very long time – they come with free reconditioning for the life of the set.

Japonesque tools

I’ve also got the Japonesque Pro Brow/Lash Comb, which I like because the extra stiff bristles make short shrift of my unruly brows. It’s €12.69. My favourite piece, though, is the Pro Angled Brow Definer brush – it can be used with powder, pencil or cream products and is perfect for shaping and shading the brows. At €13.69 it’s great value, and a few bob cheaper than my MAC 208.

Will you be tooling up?

Japonesque is available from and Arnotts – and you’ll find the travel brushes at Boots. 

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11 Replies to "Brilliant Beauty Tools: love for Japonesque"

  • alchemystee says:

    I have seen these clear skin tools in shops before, and left bemused. Can someone please explain how they’re supposed to be used?? :o

  • LoCo says:

    ooh very interested in the Pro Angled Brow Definer brush. I have their eye lash curlers and they are pretty close to the Shu Umuera’s. Work pretty much just as good.

  • OtherMary says:

    I have a blending brush from Japonesque and it is good; I use it all the time.

    But…..brushes are like cameras. A pro camera and a disposable one can take lovely shots in the hands of a skilled user. A €60 brush won’t paint a nice face on by itself.

    My point is that even cheaper – but good quality – brushes give good results. The ones that come with palettes are usually awful, though, I admit that. I have not noticed much of a difference between bloody expensive brushes and those that cost a tenner. Wasn’t there a post here not long ago about this make up artist who did eyes with only sponge applicators?

  • Totally agree OtherMary – this brush is still my fave!

  • I have to give these an aul investigation next time I’m in Arnotts, have only heard good things about them!

  • Karen, Arnotts just stock some of the range but there’s a great selection on HQHair – and they’re giving away a free gift with Japonesque purchases over a tenner at the moment xo

  • Gowan ye good thing Emma, thanks for that :)

  • littlesis says:

    I’ve yet to invest in any of Japonesque’s pretty brushes, I’ve gotta get that Elf one first!

  • You can never have too many make up brushes, as far as I’m concerned, so I might just give these a bit of a looksie.

  • LynnieDoll says:

    Other mary – I concur! I always think the more I pay for a brush the better my make up will look – and then I end up disappointed!
    Becasue its never the tool itself – it’s the tool using it – ie me!!!!

    When I try to do the ‘smoky eye’ I end up looking like I’ve done a few rounds with Tyson!

  • Lorraine says:

    I have some, they’re lovely – very soft and nicely shaped.

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