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Let’s get real. There are days when you don’t have time to fool with makeups. Days when you don’t feel like wearing a crap-load. Days when you don’t have the energy. Days when a no- makeup makeup sounds more sensible. Well today is that day.

Are you familiar with Jouer (zhew-ey, or to “play” in French)? it’s a cosmetics line designed for women who like natural-looking and effortless makeup. But that’s not the reason I purchased it. Truth is, I was drawn by its novel packaging. Take a look!

I purchased this set Instant Chic Signature Collection ($68, Jouer) when it was featured at Gilt.com before Thanksgiving. I believe I paid $50 or less. As illustrated above, these are clickable/customizable makeups for the woman on- the- go. I thought it was fancy!

This collection has four products, a velvet pouch, and style guide.

(1) Mineral Powder Bronzer (Suntan). This is my favorite from the set. It has matte finish and very easy to blend.

TALC, MICA, DIMETHICONE, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, ZINC STEARATE, UNDECYLENOYL GLYCINE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE, CAPRYLOYL GLYCINE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE, LAUROYL LYSINE, SILICA, TOPAZ, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, RETINYL PALMITATE, QUARTZ, PEARL POWDER, WATER, ETHOXYDIGLYCOL, BARIUM SULFATE, CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT, POTASSIUM SORBATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, GOLD, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, BHT, FULVIC ACID, PALMITOYL HEXAPEPTIDE-14. MAY CONTAIN (+/-): RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 7499)

(2) Tint {Fawn- apricot}. Tint is creamy and can be used either for cheeks or lips. I like it more on my cheeks; it’s not sticky with a wear time of six hours (almost gone after that).


RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, PETROLATUM, BEESWAX (CERA ALBA), PARAFFIN, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, STEAROXYMETHICONE/DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER, TRIOCTYLDODECYL CITRATE, OZOKERITE, EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX, ISOSTEARYL BEHENATE, POLYETHYLENE, KAOLIN, BIOTITE, BHT, PROPYLPARABEN. MAY CONTAIN(+/-): MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77894), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850:1), RED 27 (CI 45410:1), CARMINE (CI 75470). 

(3) Powder Eyeshadow {Peach}. True to its name, it’s really powdery. Not a fan, sorry!

TALC, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, ZINC STEARATE, CETEARYL ISONONOATE, STEAROXY DIMETHICONE, CETYL ACETATE, ACETYLATED LANOLIN ALCOHOL, ISOPROPYL LANOLATE, LAUROYL LISINE, SILICA, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN. MAY CONTAIN (+/-): MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140:1), CARMINE (CI 75470), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742)

(4) Moisturizing Lipgloss {Starfish: sheer peach with shimmer}. It felt a tad gritty but quite hydrating. It appears nude on my lips.

POLYISOBUTENE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE, DIPENTAERYTHRTYL HEXACAPRYLATE/ HEXACAPRATE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, TRIDECYL TRIMELLITATE, SILICA SILYLATE, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, C18-36 ACID TRIGLYCERIDE, TRIDECYL STEARATE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, PUNICA GRANATUM SEED OIL, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE, BHT, ISOPROPYLPARABEN, ISOBUTYLPARABEN, BUTYLPARABEN. MAY CONTAIN (+/-): MICA (CI 77019), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410:4), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140:1), RED 6 (CI 15850), CARMINE (CI 75470)

Packaging-wise, they don’t click or slide easily. The concept was  neat but execution killed it.

Will I repurchase? As a set, no. But for the bronzer, I say maybe.

Have you tried Jouer?

P.S. The truth on no-makeup makeup is not to wear any makeup at all. Are you comfortable going out without makeup on?

Kathryne

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