Friday, 23 September 2016
Jouer Long-Wear Lip Topper - Skinny Dip
The internet/makeup world has gone mad for all things shimmer. In sharp contrast to our flat-matte lipstick obsession of the past few years, we're welcoming in metallics in time for the Autumn.
However - I'm not going to lie to you. Metallic/glittery lips say two things to me. MAC Frost finish lipsticks (aka the most uncomfortable, patchy and gran-lips-inducing formula of all time); and 90's awkward school discos where the popular girls have gone allllllllllll out on the glitter and there's a fair few boys with sticky glitter grins on their faces.
Neither of these fill my twenty-something, lip-comfort-loving self with much joy, if I'm honest. I'm a little scared of Jouer's matte metallic formula - it looks unbelieveably shiny (Papaye, I'm looking at you) and a bit too much, y'know? Please correct me if I'm wrong and you love them!
However - the Jouer Lip Topper in Skinny Dip just speaks to me. A chic little tube of completely terrifyingly sparkly glitter that smells like a triple-distilled angel cake. In the tube, this catches the light incredibly - but is (much to my surprise) genuinely wearable.
This is designed to be used over the top of one of Jouer's matte liquid lipsticks (once applied and dry), without disturbing the liquid lipstick's staying power underneath. You can see from the swatches below that a little goes a looooooonnnggg way with this chap!
The formula is absolutely out of this world - it is not even a little bit sticky, goes on beautifully and lasts for hours, on bare lips or over a liquid lipstick (or normal bullet lipstick, for that matter). The finish is creamy and gives a strong iridescence, but is easy to apply sparingly. I wouldn't say its a lip gloss, per se, but it's certainly got a soft, sheeny finish.
That sheered-out swatch above is just a little less product than the one-swipe-swatch in the previous photo. Wowza. This is super sheeny. it is a very sophisticated micro-glitter however, and a little dabbed on to the cupid's bow and centre of the lower lip is seriously flattering, lip plumping and completely wearable.
If you, like me, want to just dip your toes in to the ultra-metallic pool this season - give Skinny Dip a go. It is absolutely beautiful.
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