What can I say? Sparkly things give me grabby hands. 🙂
Unfortunately, I also feel like some flashy finishes look straight-up criminal on my eyelids… I’m all for wearing what you want, when you want, but I’m kind of at that stage in my makeup journey when super shimmery frosts, tempting as they are, highlight my fine lines a little more than I’d like.
That said, I don’t know if I’ll ever be ready to say, “So long forever, sparkle and gloss! I’m living a full-time matte life.” I think I’ll always like a little glitz.
Enter the Jouer Long-Wear Creme Mousse Eyeshadows ($30 each), which came out a little earlier this fall. If you have fine lines like I do, and you crave shimmer like the Gilmore Girls crave coffee, these easy-to-use cream shadows got your back.
The crease-resistant formula keeps my fine lines from hogging the spotlight for upwards of nine hours when I use it with my trusty NARS Pro Prime. That’s exactly what happened last Saturday when I wore the plummy shade, Dusk.
These shadows are also supposed to be good for your skin, too. The formula contains marine botanical antioxidants, which, according to Jouer, are supposed to keep your lids looking firm and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
I don’t think I use the same products consistently enough to derive those kinds of benefits, and I don’t detect any skin-tastic differences in this case, but hey, man! — I’ll take all the help I can get. 🙂
New to mousse eyeshadows? Don’t fret, these are epically easy to use. They have a soft, spongy texture very similar to the Chanel Illusion d’Ombres, and they glide across skin like Tabs slides across smooth kitchen tiles. All you have to do is tap a little on your lids with a fingertip, and blend out the edges. Boom, done.
The six shimmery shades — soft golden Moonlight, champagne pink Starlight, plum Dusk, bronze Galaxy, golden slate Night Sky and charcoal navy Twilight — can be worn by themselves or as bases for other eyeshadows, and they’re all pretty neutral, neither leaning too warm nor cool, so most skin tones should be able to pull ’em off.
I like them all, but I’ve definitely been grabbing Dusk and Night Sky the most.
You can find them now in the permanent collection at Jouer counters and online for $30 each.
PRICE: $30 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now in the permanent collection at Jouer counters and online
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,