|The Beauty Professor and Meg, the charming Jouer Head of PR.|
My trip to the Jouer headquarters a couple of weeks ago yielded great delight...I met a wonderful Jouer expert, Meg, who introduced the line to me with skill and sophistication. I was also bestowed with a plethora of products to play with, and that is exactly what I have been doing since then! Since mentioning this visit in a recent prior post, many of you have been eager to catch a more in-depth view of the line and I am happy to oblige.
Created by former-model and current beauty Christina Zilber, the line, which is based in Los Angeles, means "to play" in French. This joyous take on makeup definitely resonates with my aesthetic because, like many of my readers, cosmetics make me blithe! The ingredients are quality (many products feature brilliant anti-aging properties), the packaging, extremely sleek and the makeup itself is absolutely glorious.
|Above: Although the Jouer line is most known for its incredible Moisture and Matte Tints (more on these soon!), its cream foundation is equally stellar.|
The first Jouer product I am excited to officially introduce on Beauty Professor is the Age-Repairing Perfector. This buildable creme foundation fights and repairs signs of aging with clinically-proven Dermaxyl complex and antioxidants. Furthermore, its rich cream finish is buildable to medium-full coverage that powerfully resists creasing and lasts the entire day.
|Above: The full ingredients list...in my experience, very brief for a cream-based product. Thankfully, this is also completely unscented.|
|Above: Natural and Sand side-by-side. Natural is great for netural and warm light-toned skin whereas Sand's pronounced golden tones make it perfect for light to light medium skin with yellow undertones.|
Retailing for $34, this formula comes in a spectrum of 10 skin-flattering shades. I was able to try #4 Natural (suitable for N and NC 23-27 skin tones) and #5 Sand (suitable or NC 25-30 skin tones), both of which should take me through the entire year, shade-wise.
|Above: Note the tracks on the sides of the compact...these enable the compact to connect to each other!|
The sleek and utilitarian packaging, signature to the Jouer line, cannot go without mention. Designed to be like "beauty product Legos," each compact comes intact with the capability to snap in to another, either horizontally (side-by-side, like a traditional palette) or vertically (more like a two layer sandwich), which adds to its portability and space-saving qualities. This genius system is further detailed, as well as demonstrated, in my video at the end of this post!
|Above: A demonstration of how the compacts connect...I purposely didn't slide them together to their maximum point so you could see the process in action.|
|Above: Swatches of Natural and Sand in indoor light.|
The natural finish on this foundation is remarkable; it feels light, comfortable and breathable and does not get oily as the day progresses. When I apply this with a damp Beauty Blender (details in my video below), it looks just like real skin, albeit it a perfect version, and has a slight dewiness that I attribute to the creamy and emollient nature of the formula, rather than light-reflecting particles (which are not apparent). This formula is extremely versatile; for those that need only a bit of coverage, a touch of this product can be applied with fingers to instantly even the skin. For those (like me!) that prefer a medium-coverage base, using a damp Beauty Blender to build to desired opacity is inordinately easy.
Additionally, it is a fantastic companion product to a tinted primer or tinted moisturizer that might only offer sheer and light opacity, because one can simply apply this foundation precisely where they desire additional coverage (rather than layering over the entire face).
I find that I get six to eight hours of flawless wear before a touch up might be necessary...this longevity is significant for those of us who love cream products, no?!
|Above: Swatches of Natural and Sand in|
Below: The next two images reflect the Jouer Age-Repairing Perfector Foundation in #4 on my face...note the flawless and dewy finish this formula imparts!
Below is a video tutorial, featuring my method for applying the Jouer Age-Repairing Perfector Foundation as well as an introduction to a few other key Jouer products that collectively create a simple and classic look. I'll be reviewing many of the products mentioned in the video on an individual basis as well, but hope that you enjoy watching how they work together synergistically in the meanwhile ; )
Bottom Line: I am absolutely impressed by the Jouer Age-Repairing Perfector Cream Foundation...it is affordable, portable, buildable, creates a flawless skin finish and lasts the entire day. Couple those benefits with stellar ingredients and a myriad of shade options and I am left to ask myself why it took me so long to try this formula. Highly recommended!
**PR samples provided for review, however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own. This post contains affiliate links; my disclosure policy contains additional details on how these work.