Oh, I just love the name of this blush from Japonesque, Velvet Touch Blush, because that’s exactly what it feels like: velvet!
I have been dying to try Japonesque Velvet Touch Blush since I saw it in the Ulta Beauty catalogue a couple of years ago.
Truth be told, I fell in love with the packaging right away. The artistic modernist designs and swirling pastel colors on the top of the eye-catching square black packages captured me immediately. The packaging reminds me of Japanese lacquer even though in reality it’s high quality plastic.
Unfortunately, my Ulta store doesn’t carry many Japonesque makeup products, just the brushes and brush cleaner. I had been planning to pick up a blush during one of the 21 Days of Beauty, but somehow I missed it
Finally, I got the opportunity to try out four of the six available shades. Happy day!
The ones I have are:
- 01: pinky peach
- 02: pale peach
- 04: raspberry
- 05: cinnamon
The shade descriptions are mine because they are identified only by numbers. I’m missing 03 rose pink and 06 bronze.
Let’s take a look at the swatches: finger, direct sunlight and indirect light:
Japonesque Velvet Touch Blush is crafted from finely milled powder that gives the blush an exceptionally silky smooth feeling on my finger when I swatched it as well as on my cheeks. In fact, sometimes I just apply this with my fingers because it’s so smooth, and then I blend it out with a blending sponge or brush afterwards.
The blush is amazingly buildable, so you can go from sheer to deeply pigmented just by adding layers. There is no powdery fallout at all. Frankly, I’m usually a cream blush fan because I dislike the powder dustup that many powder blushes give. No such problem here. Just silky smooth color. I looooooove this blush!
When I’m in the mood or have some more time, I apply one of the lighter shades like 01 or 02 and then do a bit of contouring with the deeper shade 05.
Speaking of contouring… While I adore the individual mirrored compacts, but I noticed on the Japonesque website that you can buy the Velvet Touch Face Palette with three of their best selling blush shades, a gorgeous opalescent highlighter and a brand new contour shade. I wish I could see the top of the palette to confirm, but I’m guessing that it has a pretty colored swirl pattern like their other Velvet Touch makeup. I don’t have the price info on this yet.
For the individual Japonesque Velvet Touch Blushes, the price is $22 each, 0.229 oz. Made in Italy. Sold at Ulta Beauty.
What do you think about these pretties? Have you tried Japonesque Velvet Touch blush yet?