Japonesque Velvet Touch Primer Review

It’s quite interesting the witness the era of the ‘primers’. About 5 years ago, a makeup primer was not a neccesity in most people’s makeup arsenal but nowadays I would say a much higher number of people use a makeup primer on a regular basis. I used to be one of those people who skipped primer as I didn’t feel like I needed it but nowadays I use it on pretty much a daily basis. Today I wanted to do a quick review of the Japonesque Velvet Touch Primer as it recently found itself a place in my daily makeup kit.


Japonesque Velvet Touch Primer
Japonesque are a brand I have used for a quite some time, and I have watched them develop over the last few years. Previously their makeup stash wasn’t the largest but this has dramatically changed and they have really expanded their collection. My experience with the brand has always been positive so I was intrigued to see how well the Japonesque Velvet Touch Primer performs.

Japonesque Velvet Touch Primer


When I received the primer, I automatically noticed the packaging. I loved the clear bottle as I could see just how much of the product I’d have left, I loved the heaviness the glass packaging provided as it made it feel more luxe and I especially loved the dispenser. I’ve previously really not gotten along with primers as some such as the Benefit Porefessional just roll up/ball up on my face and get clumpy. I was worried I would have the same issue with this primer but I couldn’t be more wrong. The product is very velvety as promised, and it just glides on to my skin. I use it under my eyes, and my cheeks so that my concealer goes on well and my contour/highlight and blush blend in seamlessly. I have also used this with foundation before and it works perfectly under it. It definitely smoothes the skin as promised and increases makeup longevity. My main purpose of using a primer is to ensure that my concealer doesn’t settle on any dry patches on my face and this product helps prevent that.

Japonesque Velvet Touch Primer

It is aimed more at oily/combination skin rather than dry, but it works fine for me and I have dry/normal skin. Although I would say people of oily/combination skin would benefit more from it as it does mattify the skin. My makeup holds pretty well on its own due to the dryness of my skin, but it would be really interesting to see how much more makeup wear you get by using this on oily skin – I suspect quite a bit more.

For me, this product is a winner. It delivers on all that it promises, and hand on my heart this has become my number one primer to use. I don’t really pay attention to my other ones, so I will be handing them over to friends! This product usually retails for £24.00 however it has just launched over at QVC for £21.64 – I find that to be such a good price! Find it here.

I love being introduced to new products that pleasantly surprise me and I am glad this was one of them. I now have this in my every day makeup stash and find myself reaching for it regularly. I’d love to know what primers you guy use, leave me a comment about your favourites. Tanzina x

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  1. Thanks for sharing this interesting post. I agree, so many changes occurred throughout the years when it comes to the industry of beauty. Years ago, people will not even think of primers but now it has become an essential that create great wonders on how one looks.

    • Hi Alyaka,

      I know, that is so true. It is so interesting to see how the beauty market evolves. Who knew 5 years a go brows and contour would be so big!

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