Japonesque Safari Chic Brushes – Rarrrrr!

Just when I thought Japonesque could do no better with their affordable, superbly-made cosmetic brushes, they went away and made this range: Safari Chic. Adds a bit if fun to the making-up process, doesn’t it?

You’ll see that I’ve used Japonesque brushes in quite a few of my makeup videos – I find their short-handled brushes to be exceptionally easy to use and I like the densely packed bristles. The Safari Chic versions are no different – short handles make the brushes perfect for travelling with and the brush heads are really chunky and full. Some might say that the eye brushes are rather too chunky, but for my own particular slap-dash method of shadow application, they work rather well indeed!

The 3-piece brush set contains a powder brush and two eye brushes (one is a brush for the crease of the eye, to add shading and contour) and everything is neatly packaged in a special pouch. More animal print. Which pleases me greatly!

The Japonesque Safari Chic brushes, which are possibly too nice to actually use, are available at Boots will be at  HQHair.com shortly. For now, check out the touch-up tube that I mentioned a few weeks ago! (You can read that Japonesque review here.)


  1. Hi. I have a question for you. Do you think that the powder brush in the set can also be used for bronzer and blush not just for powder? I tried to find any opinion about this but I could not… :(
    Thank you so much for your help!

  2. pretty interesting, would rather try out the normal ones though.

  3. I would also like to know how these compare to real techniques brushes.

  4. Been keeping an eye out for these, as I crave them deeeply.

    As of this morning, they are now in stock at HQHair.com – yay! :-)

  5. Ruth can you please recommend a good but affordable excellent brush set? I have bren saving up money for this and i cant decide what really honestly is the best makeup brush out there. HELP?!

    • You can’t go far wrong with Japonesque, actually – get a large bronzer brush, an eye detail brush and a fluffier eye brush and you’ll be sorted for most things! xx

      • Hu Ruth, the broncear brush u refer to, is that the one with the short kabuki handle? That’s the only bronzer brush from japonesque I see at the ulta website… Thanks :)

  6. Chloe Elizabeth

    HQHair apparently supposed to release anyday now…
    Who wouldn’t want to stock these amazing little creatures?! x

  7. These brushes look amazing! I will be making a detour into Boots tomorrow.

  8. Sorry to disappoint but Boots are not going to be selling them instore or online. I have been trying to get them since I saw them on BBB and finally had confirmation from Customer Services that they will not be selling them. Would love to hear if they are available anywhere else as they are so lovely.

  9. oooohh i LOVE these! HAVE to have!

  10. I’m really curious about Japoneque brushes because I’ve heard only good reviews about them. I’m so tempted to buy a new powder brush as my Boots No7 one seems to shed a bit :( And it isn’t particularly soft when I’ve used it for over a week when it has powder residues on it! Btw Ruth, will you do a review on the Real Technique brushes? I’ve noticed that you’ve used a couple in your tutorials and I’m also really curious about them too. I’m a glasses wearer and I’ve always felt too scared to delve into eyeshadows so I’d love to hear what you think about their brushes for that!

    Ok, now, enough waffle from me. When I saw your photo of the brushes, I can’t but think of this: http://youtu.be/B-UH56j_yfg

  11. These brushes are so cute! I just bought one of the Mark Hill leopard print hair dryers so I think these would fit right in on my dressing table :)
    Do you know if these are available in all Boots stores? I had a quick look online but couldn’t see them :(

  12. OMG they look so pretty!

  13. Ruth – these brushes look amazing and I need them in my life! I have just spent the last 2 hours at work (eek!)looking for them online but can’t find them in the UK.
    Where did you get them? Boots haven’t got them…

  14. Hi Ruth! Is there any reason you don’t ever do reviews of things from dr haushka? I’m considering getting the rejuvenating mask but was just wondering if you don’t find they’re products very impressive or if you just haven’t really tried?

  15. they are so pretty! *.*

  16. I’d buy them just to look at them :D

  17. I’ve actually never tried any Japonesque brushes–but I’m always willing to try (I don’t usually like to splurge on pricey brushes. I’d rather save for a nice blush or highlighter :P). These look nice and plush and the design is cute!

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