I love that there are quite a few different options when it comes to eye shadows – the finishes, the textures, if it comes in a pencil, pot or compact and then there’s the ones that comes in a creams or powder and and then there’s these spongy shadows like these from JOUER COSMETICS and their Long-Wear Crème Mousse Eyeshadows. I’ve tried similar ones like these here and here and like the texture and longevity so how do these differ? Find out after the jump!
Browsing Jouer Cosmetics
Face Love - JOUER COSMETICS Essentials Matte Touch ($26 @ jouercosmetics.com) – It’s officially the season of shiny faces, so make sure you carry a translucent mattifier with you at all times. This one from Jouer really absorbs oil and contains good-for-skin ingredients like vitamins C, D & E and Willow Bark Extract.
Wipe Love - TARTE ‘Fresh Eyes’ Maracuja Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Wipes ($12/30 wipes @ tartecosmetics.com) – I love me some face wipes and it was only a matter of time before our tarte friends came out with some. These combine maracuja with fruit extracts to fully remove makeup and nourish the skin.
Body Love - THE GRAPESEED CO Custom Lotion in Mama’s Blend ($22/8oz @ grapeseedco.com) – While I prefer a body oil to a lotion these days, I’m simply loving this lotion in grapeseed, aloe & coconut! And it’s made with quality ingredients. Make your own custom lotion with their rich vinotherapy body lotion and you can even choose your own name and bottle color.
Hair Love - PUREOLOGY ‘Strength Cure’ Restorative Masque ($50/5.2oz @ pureology.com on where to buy) – No matter what month the calendar says, my strands always seems in need of a hair mask. This latest mask from one of my favorite hair care lines fortifies strands with Asta-Repair including Astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant, which reduces breakage of micro-scarred/damaged color-treated hair.
Fragrance Love - NOMAD TWO WORLDS Wild Fire EDP from the Raw Spirit Collection ($35/7.5ml rollerball @ nomadtwoworlds.com) – this warm scent pays tribute to one of the founder’s native land of Australia with sandalwood, creamy amber along with ylang ylang, jasmine on a base of musk and cedarwood. Really nice.
Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.
Are you into New Year’s Resolutions? Me, not so much but I think this next one is an important one and I think you should make it – A resolution to wear more red lipstick!! Think you can’t? You can and JOUER wants to show you how and they make it super easy. Simply follow the guide below and it will lead you to your best red lipstick and red gloss. Being warm-toned, my best colors turned out to be the Hydrating Lipstick ($22) in Grace and Sophia and the Moisturizing Lip Gloss ($20) in Monaco.
So which are a fit for you? Click after the jump to find out!
‘Tis the season for sweaty oily skin, oh boy! So now is when you need to invest in something that will keep your skin in check like JOUER’s new Mattifying Translucent Powder ($30 @ jouercosmetics.com). This powder is part of their new Summer Escapes Collection and is so finely milled, no wonder it is able to keep skin matte! The finish is very sheer and it has some good-for-skin ingredients like gingko biloba leaf extract, vitamin E, aloe vera and it’s also paraben-free.
So if you have an issue with oily skin or makeup not staying in place this season, you might want to give this one a whirl.
JOUER’s Matte Moisture Tint. I’ve been yeah and neh on tinted moisturizers and most have fallen in the ney category for some reason. I think that unless one contains a high SPF, I’ll just use a foundation instead. But I have to admit, they are convenient on those mornings when you are in a hurry.
So how is this one from Jouer? I’m really liking it. It’s oil-free, hypoallergenic, noncomedogenic and fragrance-free, so if you have sensitive skin, you might want to consider this one. And they even put some good-for-skin ingredients in it – their own Multi-Mineral Complex of vitamins A, C and E, and a SPF 15.
And the best trait? It leaves a nice matte finish so you can wear this as-is, or as a base for other makeup. You have to admit, finish is everything! Available in 5 shades for $38/1.7oz @ jouercosmetics.com.
I’m such a sucker for shadows in the stick form and these new ones from the JOUER line are right up my alley. They are called Crème Eyeshadow Crayons and come in 5 colors of creamy color and come with a built-in sharpener in the end. Love when companies think of this small but very important detail!
So how did they perform? Click after the jump to find out!
I wanted to get this next pick up sooner than later as I think it would make a great hostess gift and I’m sure you will have quite a few parties you will be attending in the coming weeks.
What it is: JOUER Sparkle & Pop Holiday Party Favor – it contains a Chic Cocktail Ring, Beauty Fortune, Mini Champagne Bubbles and one of three Jouer Deluxe Samples: Body Butter, Essential Lip Enhancer or Glistening Lip Gloss.
Why I like it: I’m very familiar with Crackers from England as they are a very popular item around the holidays, especially Christmas and the days leading up to it. The traditional ones always contain a joke, a party hat and a prize. So it's clever that Jouer gave theirs a twist and packaged their item up inside one.
$12 @ jouercosmetics.com
How often do you actually think of the packaging your makeup comes in? I mean, really look at it and think about it? Most lines use the same standard containers that, while the colors may be new, the packaging is boring and, well, just has no thought behind it.
One that does not buy into that book is the JOUER line. Their snap or slide together packaging makes it fun to put together your own “palette” to take out on the go with you.
The latest addition to their line is the Bare Beauty Collection. Click after the jump to see more pictures and color swatches.
I’m kind of a big fan of tinted anything – face cream and especially lippies. The latest is JOUER Lip Sheer SPF 15 and this is a tinted oh-so-good-for-lips sheer colored balm. Each light vanilla-scented balmy has vitamin E and aloe to moisturize and just a slight kick of color. Great for when you don’t feel like wearing makeup but need a little something to look polished. Shown here - St. Barths – sheer coral red, Positano – sheer berry wine $22 @ jouercosmetics.com.
Wanna see more pictures and swatches? Click after the jump!
These days it seems that when it comes to eyeliners, it’s all about liquids. Colored, black, whatever you’re into, if it’s liquid, it’s in. And I’m just loving these JOUER Liquid Shimmer Eyeliners that came out as part of their Mad About Fall 2011 Collection. The collection is all about a soft shimmered lined eye paired with a nude lippie channeling the beauty style of the 60’s with a modern spin.
These liners are enriched with vitamins A and E as well as green and white tea extract and they are paraben-free. So how do they wear? Really nicely and for many hours. One swipe will do you as they are quite pigmented and all three shades are very wearable – Sable (sheer aubergine), Mink (rich taupe) and Fox (navy charcoal). $22 @ jouercosmetics.com.
Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.