I feel like Jouer was a much-talked about brand in the beauty community 5/6 years ago, when their liquid lipsticks and highlighters were super popular, but they’re not talked about as often now, which is a shame.
The Jouer Blush & Bloom Cheek + Lip Duos launched back in September last year, with three different duo sticks to choose from. Each of the ‘sticks’ have metallic light gold casing, with two shades of cream blusher which can be used both on the cheeks, and on the lips.
Since their original launch, the brand has gone on to launch two new shades as part of this year’s summer collection, as well as a collaborative duo with Amelie (the daughter of the founder of Jouer).
- Plant-derived squalane keeps skin hydrated and moisturized
- Rosehip oil is high in essential fatty acids to help brighten and even skin tone for a more youthful look
- Shea butter acts as a protective shield to help maintain skin’s suppleness, moisturize, and nourish
- Jojoba seed oil moisturizes, soothes, and softens the skin
“This super hydrating cream formula gives a perfect natural glow. Melts beautifully into skin, never feeling sticky or greasy.
It’s like no other blush, with a pretty airbrushed finish that gives skin a revived and youthful look with a diffused flush of color. Perfect for day and night.“
I bought the Jouer Blush & Bloom Cheek + Lip Duo in Uplift, which features two shades of cream blush. It’s a chunky stick, with a twist-up mechanism, and you can apply the cream directly onto your skin, or you could use a makeup brush to pick up colour from the stick.
- Amuse Me: soft pink
- Uplift Me: soft peach
Both shades within the Uplift duo are matte, but there are some shimmer shades in the offer duos within the range. I love cream blush in general, as I like how flattering cream blush formulas are on my dry skin, but the formula of this blush/lip duo is really lovely.
As you can see from the swatches above, both shades are very pigmented, so you only need a tiny amount of product, and you’d never apply as much as I’ve shown in the swatches, but I wanted to get a good representation of the colour pay-off, and the true colour of each shade.
The Amuse Me shade is described as being a soft pink, but on my skintone at least, it’s a bright pink, and Uplift Me is true to the description, in that it’s a soft peach.
You only need to ‘dab’ the tiniest dot on each cheek as they’re so pigmented, and they’re both easy to blend with your fingertips, but you can also use a makeup brush or beauty sponge if you wanted to.
I didn’t expect the formula to be as pigmented as it is, as the swatches shared by Jouer showed Amuse Me to be very muted, but it’s actually a lot different to what is portrayed on the website.
For a cream formula, it lasts impressively well, too. With fading not being noticeable for at least six hours, which is rare for creamy, cream blush formulas like this one. The formula does lend itself well for the cheeks and the lips, but it’s a touch drying when dabbed onto the lips with your fingertip.
You definitely wouldn’t swipe it across the lips like you would a lipstick, as it looks quite chalky, but dabbed on like you would a lip tint is really pretty, and I’d definitely try more shades of these duos.