Last week I was invited to the brand new Japonesque counter in John Lewis, Cardiff for a complimentary makeover by celebrity make-up artist Paul Herrington. My appointment happened to be at the same time as Chantele, Joanna and Martyne so we had a good old giggle whilst being pampered.
Chantele, myself and Joanna post make-over with Paul.
I always stick to neutral colours on my eyes so Paul decided to try something a little different and use a gorgeous green and brown eyeshadow duo on me. I actually loved how it looked and it has encouraged me to try moving away from neutrals, maybe.
The make-up looked lovely when first applied but unfortunately they didn’t use a primer on me, as a result within a couple of hours my eyeshadow had creased and my foundation had slipped on my oily skin. This was a shame as the foundation and concealer looked great and the lack of primer meant that I couldn’t get a real feel for the products.
The packaging of Japonesque products is quite special, each product is unique due to the way in which the gel is used. Above are Chantele, Joanna and my Finishing Powders, as you can see they are all completely different.
I was lucky enough to take home their Velvet Touch Finishing Powder* and the 150 Degree Eyeshadow Brush*. Japonesque are renowned for their make-up brushes and actually supply a lot of other brands with their brushes. I can see why, the brushes used during my makeover and this eyeshadow brush are all so lovely. As mentioned previously I have oily skin, as a result I always rely on a decent finishing powder to prolong the shine. I’ve been using this translucent powder for the past few days and can report that it keeps shine at bay for the majority of the day.