Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Worth The Hype? | Jouer Highlighters | REVIEW

I had been on the waiting list for Cult Beauty to restock Jouer's three powder highlighters, Topaz, Citrine, and Rose Quartz since mid 2016! There's obviously a huge amount of hype around these with so many beauty vloggers working with Jouer to promote them. I usually try to avoid giving into hype, but when I got the e-mail they were back in stocks a few weeks ago, I don't think I've ever hit "add to basket" so hard! The question is, therefore: are they worth the hype? 

I am actually in love with the colours. Especially Citrine, it's the most stunning champagne-y golden hue that is so incredibly flattering! Citrine creates a real be-seen-from-space glow. 

I enjoyed Topaz a lot more than I thought I would. It's a darker golden shade, almost bordering on copper, and I was worried about how it would look on fair skin. It's actually so gorgeous, especially when paired with a lot of warm toned make up, such as warm brown eyeshadows, a beautiful warm wash of bronzer, etc etc.. It doesn't look muddy or too dark at all, but I do think it's going to look even better in summer time.
L-R: Citrine, Topaz, Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz is also a stunning pale rose gold shade, and although it's lovely I must admit it is vastly overshadowed by Citrine and Topaz because it's just not quite as beautiful as they are. This is a lovely shade and if you're a highlighter junkie - or beauty junkie in general - you do need this in your stash. However if you're looking to invest in one, ultra glam high end highlighter, go for Citrine
The shades are definitely worth the hype, Jouer have undoubtedly hit the nail on the head in creating a trio of super flattering, universal shades! The packaging is also absolutely instagram-worthy. However my gripe is with the formula. There is a lot of kick back and the powder is very chunky, this isn't a highlighter you can delicately sweep over the high points of your face in a matter of seconds, you're going to want to spend some time blending this. They do have a tendency to grab onto texture which, because my skin is fairly good at the moment, isn't a huge issue because I can blend it out, if you do have an issue with skin texture you probably wont like these!

So overall, although I am happy with them personally, I am not entirely convinced they're worth the hype. Where they're so chunky, I can see why somebody wouldn't like them, especially if they suffer with skin texture and/or enlarged pores. There are of course ways around powders grabbing to your imperfections (perfecting primers, extra blending etc) but, for £19 for one highlighter, do you really want all that extra hassle? 
I really, really like them and have been wearing them nigh on every day, but do you think they'll work for you?
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  1. Ah it's such a shame, I don't like chunky glitter in highlighters at all. With that said the shades are so pretty, I can see their appeal.

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