How can companies market things to young women so they just have to have it? Call it Unicorn, Mermaid and Fairy. Guaranteed I will buy it. Put it in holographic packaging, I’m sold. Fortunately for me, these are great products and I’m sad it’s limited edition because I know I’ll use them up.
I bought the creme highlighter Mermaid Glow palette, the Skinny Dip lip topper and lip cremes in Fairy and Unicorn. (I didn’t get the eyeshadow quad, Watermelon, Daiquiri or the body lotion.)
While most of the colors in Jouer’s permanent line are mostly neutrals, these are brights! While I like neutrals, brights obviously are more fun! I tend to go for cool lip colors (it pops against my warm skin tone) so this was the collection for me!
The first three colors, Camellia, Tiare, Champagne are all part of the permanent collection. If you didn’t already own them, this is a great chance to get them and get two bonus limited edition shades. I like the pink and lavender shades because they go with my new Pat McGrath Skin Fetish pigment in Nude, which is really a pink lavender. I just got these and have only used them twice, but so far I like these better than Pat’s highlighter cream stick.
The creme highlighter palette was a great deal for the price. $110 value for $44. For the price of two, you’re getting five, all full sized. They’re 2 grams or .07 oz. This is the exact same size as the creme highlighters in the permanent collection, so you’re not getting less product!
Fairy is a ME color. It’s a bright cool pink with a metallic finish. The first time I tried it on, I knew I’d use it often and will probably want a back up.
Unicorn is a matte bright lavender. It’s a close dupe to Lime Crime’s “Rave”, but “Unicorn” has more white.
I’ve swatched them with other liquid lipsticks in my collection. I have cool pinks to lavenders to red violet fuchsia liquid lipsticks on my arm here. There are no exact dupes here. But there’s also a lot I don’t have.
Remembering I actually have Too Faced Melted Metallics, I went to compare those with Fairy. Unfortunately, I only have two and they aren’t dupes at all. Peony is obviously warmer, and Bunny is more electric pink. The finish is also different, Too Faced Melted Metallics don’t dry dry. (Which I actually prefer!)
Before getting the product, I thought Skinny Dip might be similar to Mac’s Lena Crystal Glaze Gloss from Giambattista Valli. It’s similar in concept in that they are meant to be layered over mattes, but it’s not even close in color or finish. Skinny Dip way more glittery and gold and comes off very glittery on the lips. Lena is much more emollient, but the gloss comes off sheer and you can’t see the iridescence. Jouer’s Skinny Dip is a lot more fun because you can actually see it. While it’s not as moisturizing as a gloss, it feels way better than wearing a liquid lipstick on it’s own. But that’s just me, I hate having dry lips.
(MAC’s Lena was limited edition, unfortunately we won’t be able to get it anymore. But I recommend Sara Happ Lip Slip for a similar emollient balm if you were clammering to get Lena.)
I do not know if Jouer will restock the shades that have been sold out, I hope they do because they’re beautiful colors and I hope everyone who wants them will get them! At the time of writing this post, Cult Beauty does have all the lip cremes in stock. They’re located in the UK but will ship worldwide for a reasonable fee. Or they have free worldwide shipping if you spend over £50. Jouer said on their Instagram that Nordstrom, Frends Beauty and Dermstore will have the collection soon. (No date given.) Also they are coming out with a new color, “Orchid”. Uhoh…. looks like another color I would like!
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