Japonesque has been renown in the beauty industry for their makeup brushes and tools. They have recently come out with a pro makeup line available exclusively at Ulta.com. I was able to get my hands on a few of their Pro Performance Lipsticks.
First of all, let’s take some time to admire the detail work that went into their packaging. Each lipstick cap is filled with gel that has color dropped into it. This creates a one of a kind design on each lipstick cap, which is totally awesome! Another nice aspect is that each lipstick contains a small amount of product at the base of the tube, which makes it a lot easier to find the color you were looking for.
From left to right, the shades I got are Shade 08, Shade 10, Shade 02, and Shade 01 (totally didn’t even realize how out of order that was! Sorry guys!) I swatched each color down below.
These lip colors are very opaque, even with one swipe. I did go over each swatch several times to get the color build up. I also took lip swatches as well. All colors were applied directly to the center of the lips and filled in with a lip brush along the edges. This probably caused some sheering out of the color, but can definitely be built up.
Shade 01 is a browney, peachy, nude color. It’s very natural and gives just a hint of peachy tint.
Shade 02 is your typical light pink color. It’s very natural and definitely your everyday MLBB (my lips but better) color.
Shade 10 is a true red color. It can be worn sheered out like above or can be built up to create a bold red lip.
Shade 08 is a beautiful plum color. Though intimidating in the tube, it can be worn sheer, like above, for a nice berry lip.
The remaining 8 shades can be seen and purchased on the Ulta website!