Face of the Day feat. Jouer Instant Chic Signature Collection

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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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38 Comments

  1. January 29, 2014 / 9:21 am

    I only have 2 items from Jouer, a lip balm and a gloss – both samples when I was subscribed to birchbox. I really need to try this brand out more. Thank you so much for sharing – you look fabulous Dahling! 😉

  2. January 29, 2014 / 2:42 pm

    I have tried several products from Jouer and so far I only liked their "lip enhancer". The concept is great, but the products themselves just aren't on par with expectations.

    • January 31, 2014 / 6:03 am

      That's great to know Anastasia. I haven't tried the lip enhancer so thanks for the mention

  3. January 29, 2014 / 3:24 pm

    Beautiful look! Starfish of course appeals to me but I'm terrified of bronzers, lol! I am not sure if I would buy a set from this line, either, but I'm going to head over and scope it out!!!

    • January 31, 2014 / 6:04 am

      They have a lighter shade of bronzer if Suntan looks darker to you.

  4. January 29, 2014 / 3:57 pm

    I like the look you created – it does look fresh and minimal. I have to put on mascara and a lippie at the very least before I leave the house these days!

    • January 31, 2014 / 6:05 am

      Good to know Nidia. If there's one thing I've learned from my grandma, it has to be "never leave the house undone".

  5. January 29, 2014 / 4:49 pm

    that lip gloss is gorgeous! I've tried Jouer Lipgloss before I think through Birchbox

  6. January 29, 2014 / 7:01 pm

    I love jouer, I have their Luminizing Moisture Tint which I use for highlight

    • January 31, 2014 / 6:06 am

      Oh thanks for mentioning the tint, I should try that one out!

  7. January 29, 2014 / 7:04 pm

    These products look great! I think I've tried something from them, probably through Birchbox as well, but I haven't tried them out that much, looks like a great brand.

    • January 31, 2014 / 6:06 am

      I've heard good things on their lipsticks so I may have to try those too.

  8. January 29, 2014 / 7:36 pm

    I think you look fresh and lovely! I don't feel good when I go without makeup. I do occasionally, but I definitely look tired. lol

    • January 31, 2014 / 6:07 am

      yay, thank you! A 'lil pop of color is all we need, haha

  9. January 29, 2014 / 7:39 pm

    Love your look!

  10. January 29, 2014 / 8:00 pm

    I've never heard of this brand, but those products look and sound great!

  11. January 29, 2014 / 8:23 pm

    Bummer that the concept of the click/slide didn't work out well because I was gonna say what a great idea!!

  12. January 29, 2014 / 9:31 pm

    I've always wanted to try Jouer! The bronzer looks so nice.

  13. January 29, 2014 / 9:34 pm

    You look beautiful! I've not tried anything other than a moisturizer from Jouer.

  14. January 30, 2014 / 2:33 am

    I recently bought a Joeur eyeliner and also found a few things that I'd bought before. I'll pull them together for a review. Their products are great.

  15. January 30, 2014 / 5:34 am

    You look lovely as always! Too bad the set didn't deliver. Jouer's Luminizing Moisture Tint is the only one I've tried and love it!

    • January 31, 2014 / 6:10 am

      I should really try that tint since some of you said that it's good!

  16. January 30, 2014 / 9:27 am

    I really like how everything comes in a nice pouch

  17. January 30, 2014 / 5:01 pm

    Great post! never tried this brand.

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