Swatch Set | Jouer Lips

April 21, 2018


Jouer lip swatches

I recently bought a mirrorless camera and so far it doesn't seem that I made a smart investment. I have been shooting with a tiny point & shoot under a softbox for years now. Not that I had a major issue with the picture quality but I wanted to offer better ones here on Lenallure. Frustratingly enough, my new camera is capable of capturing all my wrinkles and freckles yet it cannot (no, I cannot) give me clear swatch photos. A wise friend has advised me that I just need to get familiarized with the camera and its settings, so I was practicing a bit this afternoon. These five Jouer lippies were the objects. 




Jouer Hibiscus Mirage swatch
I bought these two color on sale when Jouer Cosmetics was phasing out the Moisturizing Lip Gloss line. Hibiscus is a shimmery medium pink and Mirage is a natural warm pink with a bit of shimmer. They don't have a strong scent, unlike the other lip stuff from the brand. The packaging is compact and cute. It feels moisturizing on the lips without being tacky. I like wearing them over gel type lip tints and they do a good job adding moisture and shine, but I don't see anything special about them. 



Jouer Worth Ave Bond swatch
Bond is from Jouer's High Pigment Lip Gloss line and indeed very pigmented. I will probably show this in a dedicated post because this cool deep berry is quite stunning. Worth Ave is from the Sheer Pigment Lip Gloss line (which is almost the same as the discontinued Moisturizing Lip Gloss except that it's scented with a sweet fragrance). It is a creamy nude that would flatter any complexion but again, isn't very special.



Jouer Fraise bonbon swatch
Then, there is this formidable hot pink that flashes blue, Fraise Bonbon. This is a beautiful color and the Long-Wear Lip Crème formula (Jouer's Liquid Lipstick line) is rather interesting that I think it deserves a standalone post. 


Jouer lip swatches
A group shot


Having tried a few formulations from the brand, I think they are decent for the price especially because Jouer runs promotions frequently. However, I won't hurry to get more colors. It's just that there are more than a few lip formulas that I prefer to them and nowadays I find lip formula is as important as pretty colors. To my surprise though, I ended up really liking Jouer's Essential Full Coverage Creme Foundation, and that's for another day.

It is obvious that I need more practice with this new gear but I hope these swatches are somewhat helpful!

Have you tried lip makeup from Jouer? How do you like them?



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  1. I never tried anything jouer (there are so many niche highend I never keep up/too risky to blind buy) if I see them in store I would try though.

    Speaking of camera I have a dilemma with my 7 year old beginner DSLR too, the lense is too protruding for selfie (I ended up look like alien) and now it's falling apart bit by bit (lense chipped a bit), auto focus is getting slow, swtich getting stuck and now card slot is jammed...I bought a mirrorless one three years ago and just ended up giving it to my mom. Maybe I should just get an iPhone -_-....

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    1. A friend of mine is a big fan of Jouer lip stuff so I kind of had high hopes for them. Not bad stuff, really. You might wanna take advantage of the Nordstrom free shipping/return thing if you ever become more curious. They carry Jouer Cosmetics.

      Speaking of iPhone, I just learned mine can take 4k pics when my new camera can't. No wonder so many people blog using their phones nowadays. Not a bad idea, if you ask me. :)

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  2. Pretty shade range! Jouer is a brand that tempts me now and again. I'm glad to hear you're liking the foundation!

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    1. I wanna explore more than their lip range in the future. I think they do shimmery stuff very well, too. The foundation really caught me off guard. Will post about it soon. :)

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  3. You friend sounds very wise LOL ;p I'm seriously such a geek that when I get a new piece of photo equipment I sit there and read the manual cover to cover. That stuff just fascinates me ^o^ These photos look pretty good and I'm sure you'll keep getting better the more you use the camera and find your go-to settings. Jouer is a nice brand I like their ethos but I can't say any of their products in particular have called out to me. These lip products do look lovely :)

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    1. Thanks, my wise friend who is also an amazing photographer! :D I usually read manuals thoroughly as well but this time I thought it would the same as my old one because they are both SONY. The settings are indeed similar but the new one is heavier (not a good thing for taking selfies, btw ;p) and need more control. I shall keep practicing thanks for your encouragement, though!

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  4. I have Fraise Bon Bon as well. It's so bright! And I thought the formula is interesting. I probably won't get another one though. I've always preferred creamier lipsticks and I don't mind reapplying. After a few hours, I find all long wearing lipsticks too drying :-(

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    1. I was prepared for the dryness but thought it was frustrating a bit because it is not easy to touch up! I still reach for it because the color Fraise Bonbon is so pretty. I will do a post about it soon. :)

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