Ever since I saw the Jouer highlighter in Citrine featured in Jaclyn Hill’s best of beauty 2016 video, I’ve had my eye on it. I mean, Jaclyn Hill’s highlight is always so, so fleeky and so gorgeous. Since the Jouer one made it onto her top highlighters list, I just knew it had to be amazing. I was lucky enough to recieve the Jouer Rose Gold Highlighter from Not A Tart and it actually got delivered on my birthday last month, making it extra exciting and extra special. I’ve been testing it thouroughly to see if it is really worth the hype, and if it deserves a top spot in my highlighter collection.
Jouer released their first three powder highlighters in Spring 2016 and therafter released four additional shades, one of them being a mini. This Rose Gold Highlighter is permanent and was part of the Jouer Spring 2017 collection. The collection had a rose gold theme and included a Rose Gold Lip Creme Liquid Lipstick , Rose Gold Lip Topper , Rose Gold Highlighter, and a Springtime in Paris Eyeshadow Palette. Some of the items in this collection is currently sold out on the Jouer website, and there’s no information as to when/if it will be restocked. There are similar items available though, to those of you who were interested.
Ultra-fine pearls and luminescent pigments create the ultimate, “lit-from-within” glow. This creamy, powder formula is long-wearing, highly pigmented, and layers with our best-selling cream Highlighter for the perfect radiant finish.
- Dermatology Tested
MICA, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, ZINC STEARATE, SILICA, DIMETHICONE, ALUMINUM CALCIUM SODIUM SILICATE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, TIN OXIDE. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR [+/-: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDE (CI 77499)].
Packaging:The packaging is so pretty! The box that holds the compact is a beautiful holographic pink. It’s one of those packages I struggle to part with because it’s so unique. The inside of the box has a little section in the middle, where the compact fits securely. At first I thought the compact was as big as the exterior packaging, but it’s much smaller. I do appreciate the fact that there is a little section inside the box though, as it keeps the highlighter secure and from moving around. Chances of it breaking during transit is less likely. The compact itself is very classy, with a sleek light gold mirrored overlay and the Jouer logo at the bottom. It has a snap closure and features a little mirror on the inside. The compact contains .16oz of product. Now, I know that’s not much compared to other high-end highlighters, but it will still take you a while to finish the entire thing. Because the compact is “mirrored” , it does get dirty and full of fingerprints everytime, but I’m not mad at it as it looks amazing among the rest of my highlighters. I simply wipe off the fingerprints after use and it’s good as new.
Formula:This color is described as a shimmery rose gold, and man is it gorgeous! The formula is incredibly smooth and so pigmented. It sort of feels like a mix between a cream and powder. It’s soft to the touch and doesn’t feel gritty or crumbly. It does however have a bit of powder kick-up (depending on what brush you use), but it’s really such a small amount. The formula isn’t too soft nor too firm, making it just perfect.
Performance & Longevity:
As soon as I was done taking pictures I dug in immediately. I applied this to my bare skin using my Real Techniques setting brush. It applied semi-opague and blended really well. When blended more, it sort of disappears and “melts” into my skin giving me a healthy lit-from-within-glow. Over a full face of makeup – foundation, concealer, powder – it applied beautifully as well. I started with a small amount and ended up with a soft sheen that enhanced my skin in a healthy, subtle way. It’s noticeable on my skin without emphasizing any of my skin texture. As I said, it “melts” into the skin when applied with a tapered brush, like the Real Techniques Setting Brush. It’s definitely buildable and doesn’t end up looking like a streak of color on your cheekbones, because it applies evenly without “skipping”. Although this highlighter does contain some glitters, it’s so finely milled and gives the skin a sheen rather than an unflattering chunky glitter effect. I have combination skin, and I found that the (finely milled) glitter in this highlighter doesn’t emphasize/settle into any texture on my skin, nor does it look powdery/cakey no matter how much I build. As I said, it doesn’t appear glittery, and when built up it’s so reflective and blinding and gives an almost wet strobed effect. A little goes a long way and it blends so so seamlessly. It does have some powder kick-up but it depends on how much pressure you use when dipping your brush into the product. The powder kick-up is not much, and I don’t mind it. Some people might, but I don’t. This lasts for about 8 hours on me and still looks freshly applied in the evening. Of course on really hot days it fades a tiny bit, but it doesn’t melt off or become patchy on me. On bare skin when blended in very well, it wears for 6 hours on me, which is great. At the end of the day my highlight is still looking gorgeous.
As you can see, this particular shade does have a gold flip, but it isn’t as glittery nor as metallic as other highlighters I’ve tried. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a blinding highlighter, but it’s just not metallic. This really encompass the shade rose gold in a way I didn’t think possible. I find that the more I blend, the more gold the sheen appears to get.
The swatch I did (with my finger) was really heavy, so I could show you how intense it can be. These swatches however does not do this highlight justice at all, because it’s way prettier in real life and also appears differently in different lighting.
There are 7 shades in this range currently and they are as follows:
- Citrine – shimmering gold
- Topaz – shimmering peachy gold
- Rose Quartz – shimmering champagne pink
- Skinny Dip – shimmering golden peach
- Tan Lines – shimmering deep peachy bronze
- Rose Gold – shimmering rose gold
- Ice (mini) – icy holographic pearl with gold reflect
I can see why Jaclyn had this highlighter in her best of beauty 2016 list. Mind you, even Manny MUA, Nikkitutorials, Kathleen Lights and many others have raved about these highlighters, and I can now see why. I love this formula and it has definitely earned a spot in my top favorite highlighters in my collection. I feel ike I will never hit pan on this, even though I used every opportunity I can to douse myself in it. The shades in this range is lovely. There is a shade to suit every skin tone, from really dark to really pale skin tones. Jouer got the color selection just right! imaginenery crowd cheers
If you’re looking for a soft glow or a crazy intense blinding highlight that will apply and wear beautifully, I definitely recommend you check these out.
Below is an image of Laure Lee wearing the shade CitrineDo you see the beautiful sheen? sighs in content
I do recommend that you use a smaller brush to apply these, as to have more control and to make building up easier. I use the Real Techniques setting brush, but if you don’t own it any other fluffy, smaller brush will work. If you do have very dry skin, I wouldn’t recommend this product as it might cling to your dry patches thus emphasizing them and making it something that you won’t use/enjoy. Of course there are ways to combat skin dryness, but it takes quite a bit of effort. If you don’t mind the extra effort though, then go ahead and try these highlighters out.
I recently wore the shade Fiji in the Huda Beauty Golden Sands 3D highlight palette and noticed that it looked similar to this one.
As you can see, the Huda is a cream formula and more gold, but once the Jouer is blended on the back of my hand they do look really similarThe formula is different as one is cream and one is powder, but I think the colors are really close to one another and decided to include it in this post for all of you lovlies.
Where To Purchase:
You can purchase the shades Skinny Dip and Rose Gold from Not A Tart on Instagram here. They are only one of each left and they are on sale for R430, which is the cheapest I’ve seen these highlighters go for (from online stores). Her products are 100% authentic and I have already placed an order for a little something something that will arrive soon. Their service makes shopping from them a really pleasant and lovely experience. They also have stock of the popular Jaclyn Hill x Morphe palette, as well as Tarte and Huda Beauty. Stay updated with their new products and flash sale today here.
Have you guys tried anything from Jouer? What was your experience?
Disclaimer: this is not a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.