Monday, June 11, 2012

Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint

This product is one of the ones I won from Jouer and was also the one I was looking forward the most to trying.

On paper, it sounds amazing. According to Jouer’s website this tinted moisturizer, “…evens out imperfections and fades the appearance of fine lines with its light-diffusing multi-mineral formula.” It also contains SPF 20, antioxidant-packed ginseng and gingko biloba leaf extract and is oil free, hypoallergenic, fragrance free and water resistant. No wonder Allure named it one of the best beauty products of 2011.

But while all of the above sounds great, there’s one phrase that’s used to describe this product that’s not so great: “shimmering tint.” Initially I thought that Jouer had simply gone with a bad word choice. After all, this product is intended to be worn all over the face, like a foundation, so it couldn’t actually be shimmery.

But then I receive my tube of moisture tint and unfortunately, this product is clearly shimmery. Thinking that maybe that effect would be less visible once I applied it all over my face, I did just that but nope, again I was wrong.

I've never seen any of the Twilight movies but I have been told that in them, the vampires have “sparkly skin.” I imagine that their skin looks very much like what I ended up with after applying Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint.

So sadly I won’t be wearing this product as intended because as much as I like sparkles and shimmer, I don’t want them all over my face.

It’s a real shame because if not for the shimmering effect this would be a great tinted moisturizer. It goes on easily, feels like nothing once it is one and provides just enough coverage to even out one’s skin tone.

Thankfully, I have found one way to wear it: On my eyes. Sometimes I wear it on its own, to provide a bit of shimmer and brightness to my lids while other times I wear it with other colours and use it like a highlighter on my brow bone and inner eye corners.

Would I buy this product: Honestly, given the fact that I currently have a 50 ml tube of the stuff and only use dabs of it, I doubt I’ll be running out of this product any time soon. And when I do, I won’t be picking up any more. While it does make a nice highlighter, it’s not something that I need to own (especially at $38).

Should you buy it: I wish I could say yes but I have to say no. It’s just too shimmery to use as a tinted moisturizer and too pricey to be used as a highlighter.

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