|Above: With names reminiscent of an evening sky, the Jouer Long-Wear Creme Mousse Eyeshadows are superb.|
I have had the distinct pleasure of experimenting with the glorious Jouer Long-Wear Creme Mousse Eyeshadows, new for Fall 2014, for nearly a month. Pigmented and luminescent, with an extremely stalwart and creaseless wear time, these silky wonders are simply stellar!
Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches of each shade, images of the eye shadow in action (in two separate looks!) as well as the Bottom Line...
|Above: Six ultra-wearable shades with a luminous satin finish and absolutely no fallout!|
Here are the official details, courtesy of Nordstrom:
Jouer Long Wear Creme Mousse Eyeshadow offers long-wear, high-impact shimmer with a formula rich in marine botanicals. It blends effortlessly while firming the eyelids and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. The crease-resistant shadow provides ease in application with a smooth, velvety finish.
How to use: Apply with fingertips across eyelids. Layer as needed for a more dramatic look.
- 0.18 oz.
- By Jouer; made in the USA.
Isododecane, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Behenyl Methacrylate t-Butyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Polysilicone-11 , Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Bismuth Oxychloride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Alaria esculenta extract. MAY CONTAIN: +/- Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470).
The most sublime assets of these shadows are their TEXTURE, FINISH, WEAR TIME and SHADES:
TEXTURE: In the jar, the shadows are very bouncy and silky smooth...they glide onto the eye with ease, blend well and build to maximum intensity with a single layer. Because the formula is so creamy, there is no fallout; the shadow comfortably adheres where applied.
FINISH: Each of the shades has a luminous finish that brightens the eye with a satin effect that is glowing without being glittery. When built up to a second coat, the satin finish visually transforms to a stunning, nearly "wet effect."
WEAR TIME: I am beyond impressed with how well this formula wears. Once applied it does not budge...no creasing, no migrating, no flaking and no smearing. My eyes feel comfortable for hours of wear and my sensitive, contact lense-ridden eyes do not experience an ounce of irritation!
- Dusk: A mink taupe with warm golden undertones.
- Moonlight: A soft beige cream with golden champagne undertones.
- Twilight: A complex charcoal with deep blue and silver undertones.
- Starlight: A soft, icy pink with cool silver undertones.
- Galaxy: A neutral medium brown with platinum undertones.
- Night Sky: A khaki olive green with golden undertones.
|Above: Dusk...a must for taupe lovers.|
|Above: Moonlight...creamy champagne golden goodness.|
|Above: Twilight...an extremely wearable medium charcoal with a twist of blue.|
|Above: Starlight...an icy pale pink for which the browbones beckon.|
|Above: Galaxy...a neutral medium brown that will compliment and enhance every eye color.|
|Above: Night Sky...golden khaki never looked so good.|
|Above: Swatches in direct sunlight (no flash).|
|Above: Swatches in direct sunlight (with a flash).|
|Above: Swatches in mixed natural light (with a flash).|
|Above: Swatches in mixed natural lighting (no flash).|
|Above: The warm and neutral shades for Look #1.|
To demonstrate the wearability of the Jouer Long-Wear Creme Mousse Eyeshadows, I created two eye looks. Look #1 harnesses the power of warm taupes, browns and creams, using the neutral brown Galaxy, taupy mink Dusk and golden-laced Moonlight.
|Above: I first covered the eye lid with Galaxy and followed with Dusk, blended towards the brow bone. Moonlight was the perfect shade to capture light along the brow bone. I blended a touch of Dusk along the lower lash line for continuity.|
|Above: The "wet look" shine I mentioned earlier in the post...so divine.|
|Above: Indoors, with a flash.|
|Above: Indoors (no flash).|
|Above: A modified, segmented side ponytail with fishtail accent...perfect for this unseasonable, early October Southern California heatwave.|
|Above: Outdoors (no flash).|
|Above: Outdoors (no flash)...note the lush, neutral color!|
|Above: Ingredients for a subtle smoky eye.|
For Look #2, I blended the golden khaki Night Sky, muted charcoal Twilight and icy pink Starlight for my own take on a subtly smoky eye.
|Above: I covered my lid in Night Sky, blended Twilight in the crease and added a touch of Starlight along the brow bone for a spot of highlight.|
|Above: The fully smoky effect.|
|Above: Outdoors (no flash).|
|Above: Smoky but not serious.|
|Above: Outdoor (with a flash).|
|Above: One more from Look #1...effortless, indeed.|
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Bottom Line: The Jouer Long-Wear Creme Mousse Eyeshadows are, as aforementioned, utterly stellar. The flattering hues are endlessly wearable and truly live up to their long-wear moniker. Highly recommended!
Much more soon, including more (!) foundation, a skincare update, Gucci Round II, more fall releases and a haircare post ; )
--The Beauty Professor
**Some PR samples provided for review (the majority bought by me) however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.
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