I was walking around in Ulta the other day and noticed these awesome brushes from Japonesque. They are the HD Dual Sided brushes in 120 and 130. I am sort of a brush freak if you didn't know so that whole brush area realllly appeals to me. I didn't pick anything up that day but I kept lusting after these.
I ended up buying them from BeautyBar.com after I got my most recent Sample Society box (the one with the Deborah Lippmann polish in Private Dancer). I purchased a couple other Deborah Lippman polishes but was looking for something to add to my order for free shipping. I told you that these brushes were stuck on my mind so I just searched for the brand on the site (without knowing for sure if they were even sold there) and I was in luck!
You can see from the pictures that one side is like a flat foundation brush type bristle and then the other side is more of a blending/powder brush type of bristle. This line is completely reminiscent, aka DUPES, of the MAC Semi Precious brushes. The Japonesque 130 brush looks exactly like the MAC 234 and the Japonesque 120 looks just like the MAC 235.
I cannot vouch for the performance being the same because I didn't purchase any of the limited edition MAC brushes, and to be completely honest I didn't even see them in person at a counter or free-standing store. I missed them all together. Either way, the Japonesque brushes are so much more affordable than the
The Japonesque 120 brush is used for foundation, but you could easily use this to apply cream blush and then blend it out. The 130 brush is marketed as a concealer brush but I used it the other day to apply an eyeshadow all over the lid. Such versatile brushes. I would say run out ASAP and snatch these up! The picture below shows you the packaging, I wanted to include that so you knew what to look for.
The 120 brush retails for $17 and the 130 retails for $14, you can get them anywhere Japonesque is sold. Do you have any brushes from Japonesque? If so, which ones do you own? This was my first experience with Japonesque and I am very impressed and looking to possibly expand my collection. ;)