Japonesque Colour

 

Twenty five years after its foray into beauty with Kabuki inspired tools, Japonesque has branched into colour – and oh! It’s beautiful. It’s launching on Friday into John Lewis (I’ll give my top picks on Thursday in case you want to try any of it). The range is comprehensive – everything from foundations and powders to glosses and mascaras… and all gorgeously packaged. I love packaging so it’s interesting to note that no one product’s internal packaging is the same.

Japonesque Colour Eye Packaging
Japonesque Colour Eye Packaging
Japonesque Colour Make Up
Japonesque Colour Make Up

To create the effect on the compacts, raw gel beads are heated together and merge (much like wax beads would) – at the end of the production line, gel pigment is dripped in creating the swirl effects above, and also creating a different pattern on each item.

Japonesque Colour Eye Make Up
Japonesque Colour Eye Make Up

 

Inside, what you see is what you get – colour from pan to skin is true and the pay off is that perfect mid point – not so much you end up with clown eye but enough that you have something to work with. That’s quite a feat.

Japonesque Colour Eye Swatch
Japonesque Colour Eye Swatch

 

Above is the Velvet Touch Eye Shadow Duo in 03 and you can see what I mean about pan to skin being true.

Japonesque Colour Pro Performance Lip Lacquer
Japonesque Colour Pro Performance Lip Lacquer

I have to admit to having an early favourite – these Pro Performance Lip Lacquers are fabulous! They have such a good pay-off in a creamy formula – not glossy really, more of a colour bomb sheen.

Japonesque Colour Pro Performance Lip Lacquer
Japonesque Colour Pro Performance Lip Lacquer

The shades above are 08 (red) and 03 (peachy-pink) with a brush applicator and not a doe’s foot and come in 8 shades.

Japonesque Colour Pro Performance Lipstick
Japonesque Colour Pro Performance Lipstick

The Japonesque Colour Pro Performance Lipsticks remind me of sushi rolls for some reason! They’re so pretty.

Japonesque Pro Performance Lipsticks
Japonesque Pro Performance Lipsticks

There are 12 shades of Japonesque Pro Peformance Lipstick – they’re creamy with excellent pigment, but again, at the perfect point of not over-delivering.

Japonesque Pro Performance Lipstick Swatch
Japonesque Pro Performance Lipstick Swatch

Prices start at £12 for an eye pencil and go up to £24 for a Velvet Touch Shadow quad (good value, I think).  I can’t wait to start seeing reviews of this across the blogosphere.

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