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Jouer Lip Sheers and Powder Eyeshadows – the wht review
Is there a look that you always covet, but never quite achieve? For me, the look is that of the natural fresh-faced beauty. You know, the face that seems effortless. In the summertime, I am especially flummoxed by the challenge of recreating this look. My face is the type that typically looks like it has melted within a matter of minutes in the heat. So I have been on an eternal hunt for just the right products to help achieve that ideal, natural face. I have often felt a bit like Goldilocks, never quite finding my “just right”, that is, until my stint as a wht tester lead me to Jouer Cosmetics. The lucky testers had the opportunity to try two Jouer products – the Lip Sheers with SPF 15 and the Powder Eyeshadows
Founded in 2004 by beauty stylist Christina Zilber, Jouer was created with her unique “no makeup artist required” beauty philosophy. Christina wanted to provide her clients with high quality products that inspire easy and customizable looks and serve as the “little black dress” items of your makeup bag. She certainly has hit the mark with her well-edited collection of gorgeously simple yet wildly inventive cosmetics. It is also worth mentioning that many Jouer products have a fabulous and unusual interlocking feature which allows you to create a customized palette.
The SPF 15 Lip Sheers ($22) are packed with aloe vera and vitamin E, along with the sun protection. The team had the the chance to assess one a range of colors: St. Barths (sheer coral red), St. Tropez (sheer shimmering bronze nude), Positano (sheer berry wine), and Capri (sheer baby pink).
I received a Lip Sheer in St. Barths. When I discovered that it was a shockingly bright shade of coral, I was both excited and apprehensive. I love coral lip colors. They are perfect for a natural summertime look. And they seem to look gorgeous on everyone—but me. Coral tends to make me look like a freakish corpse clown.
Luckily, I had nothing to worry about. It is a gorgeous, sheer shade and I have no qualms declaring this the ultimate summer shade. It is a universally flattering peachy red punch of color. St. Barths is extremely comfortable to wear, while looking beautifully natural. Finally, a coral for me! Just remember that it is meant to give a sheer wash of color and not to be long-lasting. But with color this pretty and summery, plus SPF 15, who cares?
I also adore the packaging. As you can see in the above image, the Lip Sheer lip comes in a sleek, sophisticated tube of black and gold. It is slightly difficult to open, but this is a good thing, as it won’t open in your bag and leave a mess. I do suggest that you not expose the tube to extreme heat (like the beach) for long periods of time. I suspect that it would easily melt.
Additionally, the team checked out the Jouer Powder Eyeshadows ($20) available in a variety of rich, shimmer and matte formulas. Check the comments to see what the review team thought of shades like Truffle, a matte platinum gray (is it a must for taupe lovers?), Licorice, a matte soft black (a basic hue but so hard to get right), and Chocolat, a shimmering bronzed brown (always a staple, how will Jouer’s stand up?)
I tested Praline, accurately described as a “pearly neutral cream.” This versatile shadow is an oil-free wet-to-dry formula that can be worn as shadow or liner. I wear it alone when I am shooting for a very natural look. It really wakes up my eyes. But the color also blends beautifully with virtually any shade. This is a very soft shadow that has some fall-out. I highly recommend using a primer for that perfect canvas with this beautiful shade. Finally, an easy, natural look I can wear!
I also found these a tad tricky to open (I assume because of the interlocking feature). But you will get used to it. And this gorgeous shadow is well worth it.
I highly recommend both of these products. I give them 4 out of 5 stars only because of a few minor flaws. These are high-quality products that create a beautiful and natural look. In case you were wondering, jouer means “to play” in French and imo, this line truly evokes the natural and playful spirit of summer.
we heartsters and Testers – are you adore Jouer Cosmetics as well? What shades do I need to try next?
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