I’m incredibly bad at trying new brands, once I find a product/brand I like – I tend to stick with it and it’s very difficult to get me to try new brands (I hate the idea of spending money on something I might not like) However, I had heard countless things about Jouer Cosmetics so I decided to treat myself to a couple of their products to see what the hype was all about!
After looking for hours on Cult Beauty…
I opted for two lipsticks – Noisette and Rose Gold, alongside a powder highlighter in Rose Gold. I wanted to get so many more things but I decided to have some control, just incase I was that one person who hated the products (I actually acted responsibly with makeup for a change…)
Trying to narrow it down was incredibly difficult, they have sooo many fantastic shades available – plenty of nudes (browns and pinks) so as you can imagine – I was buzzing about that being really into brown nudes myself. The powder highlighters have also been raved about so I was very eager to get my hands on them!
Noisette is a gorgeous brown nude, I have worn this quite a lot on my days off as it’s not really a shade I could wear for work *cries* but I have found myself reaching for this when I’ve gone for drinks, meals etc. Rose Gold is a metallic liquid lipstick. Whilst I love the metallic lip trend, it’s not something I really tend to go for. Although, I am trying to change this because it can really make the lips pop. I’ve been trying this on top of different shades too for a variation in the metallic goodness – so far, so good!
The applicator for the liquid lipsticks is like your standard applicator, relatively thin with a tiny bit of ‘fluff’ so to speak. The lipsticks apply like a dream, the formula isn’t too thick or too thin either.
At first, they feel pretty creamy which I like but my god they dry SO fast! I have to work pretty quick when I’m applying these to my lips! This can sometimes be a curse and blessing. If you have the perfect lips then you won’t have a problem but for someone like me who has a tiny upper lip, I do have to go over my natural lip line slightly just to fill them out a bit so I have to be super careful when I use these so I don’t mess up and look like The Joker.
A couple people have said in the past that they’re drying on your lips after a couple hours of wear and that your lips feel awful when you’ve taken them off. However, I’ve not really encountered the dryness yet. My lips afterwards however, have felt slightly… weird? I guess? I always have slightly chapped lips (barely anything works on them) so perhaps that’s why? I’m yet to find a solution to free myself of the dreaded chapped lips so if you know a solution – do let me know!
The pigmentation in the liquid lipsticks themselves are fantastic. You don’t need to build these at all like you do with some other lipstick brands. The metallic pigmentation is literally, out of this world!
I was very surprised myself that I went for a pink tone highlighter because I swear by pale golds, pearl shades. But sometimes you have to experiment right? The reviews had been amazing too so that definitely swayed me. Whilst the initial highlighter looks more pink than rose gold – kinda like the rose gold iPhone. Once you apply it, there’s actually some gorgeous tints of gold with teeny tiny flecks of glitter which just add to the rose gold effect. This is definitely one highlighter that matches the name description so please do not be put off by the initial first impression like I was.
I’ve tried the rose gold highlight with a number of applicators. The best one I have found is the Tarte Cosmetics Rainforest of the Sea highlighting fan brush. It picks up the product incredibly well with minimal fall out. It also gives me the right level of highlight. I can’t recommend the brush enough! I’ll be going more in depth on the fan brush when my Tarte Cosmetics post goes live. So keep your eyes peeled for that!
The highlighter is SO pigmented too!
I never need to use much product to create a nice finish which is a bonus. It’s super buttery too but it’s also powdery at the same time?
All in all, I’m so impressed with Jouer Cosmetics and my only disappointment is that I didn’t try them sooner! The lipsticks don’t cost an arm and a leg, they’re what I would be willing to pay for a liquid lipstick. The highlighter has also been added to my ever growing list of favourite go-to highlighters.
Have you ever tried Jouer Cosmetics? If so, what is your favourite product? If not, do you want too? Let me know in the comments below!