Monday, May 23, 2016

The Jouer Mermaid Collection--Swatches of Positively Everything

The Jouer Mermaid Collection.
Happy start of the week, lovelies!  The *Jouer Mermaid Collection debuts on May 24th at 11 AM PST and I am over the moon to share an advance look at the stunning shades in this fresh release.  

From luminous highlighters to color-drenched liquid lipstick, this collection will evoke the mermaid in everyone!

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the collection in action as well as the Bottom Line...

Palette play.

The *Glow Palette consists of five pans of cream highlighter, two of which are special limited edition shades for the Mermaid Collection:
  • Camellia: Shimmering pearl white
  • Tiare: Shimmering gold
  • Champagne: Shimmering rose gold
  • Seashell: Shimmering pearl pink (limited edition)
  • Crystal: Iridescent lavender pink (limited edition + my personal favorite)
The formula is smooth and weightless for the most ultra-believable glow possible; I find that the creamy texture holds up well for hours, even in warm weather and layering the shades yields extra dimension and endless possibilities.  

Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

The *Iridescent Eyeshadow Palette features four satin shades with immense color-payoff and an entrancing finish that plays with the light:
  • Coconut: Iridescent ice white
  • Pink Pearl: Iridescent soft pink
  • Splash: Iridescent aquamarine
  • Dreamer: Iridescent duochrome peacock
Light-diffusing and long-wearing, these shadows can be layered, blended and built up for nearly full opacity.  Even though they resonate with the breezy energy of summer, I envision being able to wear these hues year-round as they instantly brighten the oribital area (especially Coconut and Pink Pearl) and work well with others. 

Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Luminzing Body Lotion.
The *Luminizing Body Lotion envelops the senses in a floral-tropical dream.  Lightly tinted to add a cloak of warmth and luminosity to skin, this hydrating lotion absorbs quickly and lasts all day. The glow it distills is natural, flattering and remarkably un-shimmery, ranking it highly amongst it contemporaries.
Swatches in direct sunlight.
From top to bottom: New Long-Wear Lip Cremes in Watermelon, Daiquiri, Unicorn and Fairy.
The Mermaid Collection also includes four new *Long-Wear Lip Cremes (my review of the first 16--also available at Nordstrom and Cult Beauty) can be found HERE) in vibrant summertime shades:
  • Fairy: Metallic cool pink
  • Unicorn: Matte cool lilac
  • Daiquiri: Metallic warm coral
  • Watermelon: Matte true warm red
As mentioned in my original review, the formula is smooth, pigmented and incredibly long lasting without being drying.  I adore the fact that there are metallic finishes in the mix (rare amongst long wear lip color options) and am consistently impressed with my experience each and everytime I wear this formula. 

Swatches in direct sunlight.

Glow quotient: Skinny Dip.
Finally, the Long-Wear Lip Topper in Skinny Dip instantly imparts a gleaming finish to your lip color of choice.  Infused with Coconut Oil, this silky, non-sticky formula glides over lips leaving a warm shimmery nude wash in its wake.  

I can't wait to try it over nude lip liner, but in the meanwhile, see how it transforms Watermelon in the images at the end of the story!

Swatch in direct sunlight.
Additional essentials for the look.
The following images reflect the Jouer Mermaid Collection in action (a mixture of Champagne and Crystal as highlighter and all four shades of the Iridescent Eyeshadow Palette on the eyes), combined with these essentials: 
  • *Le Metier de Beaute Ultimate Hydrator: Perhaps the best moisturizer I have tried to date, this luxurious formula bathes skin in hydration for the plump and supple skin.  
  • Serge Lutens Spectral Foundation in O40 (also available at Saks and swatched + reviewed HERE): Despite having an insane amount of foundations in my arsenal, I have been reaching for this opulent gem frequently as of late.  The medium coverage and natural matte finish is so skin perfecting and the formula performs perfectly in this spring-to-summer weather.  
  • La Mer Bronzing Powder (reviewed HERE): A Bloomingdale's exclusive, I am loving the soft and subtle bronzing effect of this neutral, nearly matte formula. 
  • *Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Mascara (also available at Nordstrom): This latest launch from the Charlotte Tilbury creates long, lush and full lashes in two coats.  I am wildly impressed with the false lash effect; full review forthcoming.
  • Free People Long Beach Tank in Sea Green: I have this super soft tank top in five shades; high neck, cut in shoulders and a long, flowy bottom half ensure this style's consistency in my wardrobe.  I bought mine last season and am glad to see that it's back this year in even more colors!
Fairy on the lips.
The Iridescent Eyeshadow Palette (Coconut and Pink Pearl to cover lid, with Dreamer in the crease and a touch of Splash in the inner corners of my eyes).
Unicorn on the lips.
Daiquiri on the lips.
Watermelon on the lips.
Skinny Dip Long-Wear Lip Topper over Watermelon.
The Skinny Dip shine in action. unequivocal favorite.
Last look.

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Bottom Line:  I hope you enjoyed this overview of the gorgeous Jouer Mermaid Collection (available on Tuesday 5/24 at 11 AM)!  The gossamer shades are brilliantly aligned with the fun and carefree spirit of summertime and the formulas perform so well, even in extreme heat!  What has caught YOUR eye?  Do tell.

Good things ahead, including a host of new product procurements and a fresh video...any requests?

xx and have a beautiful week,

--The Beauty Professor

** PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-16 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.


  1. Which bronzer/highlighters/blushes are you wearing?

    1. Hi Marla,

      I am wearing the La Mer Bronzing Powder and the highlighters are from the Jouer collection featured in this post!


      --The Beauty Professor

  2. Eyes and foundation look especially outstanding in these photos. Well done you!

    1. Thank you ever so much, Lisa...your comment is much appreciated!!


      --The Beauty Professor

  3. I love the way you always show varying degrees of the shades.
    It's very helpful..Thank you 😊

    1. Thank you, dodie..I am so glad to hear that you find it helpful ; )


      --The Beauty Professor


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