When it comes to make up my ultimate weakness has always been foundation. Whilst nothing gets my beauty heart racing faster than visuals of runway models with dewy fresh complexions, my search for “the holy grail” of bases has yet to reach a satisfied conclusion. US company Jouer - an LA based venture repeatedly praised for its sleek design – are the brains behind my latest investment, an oil free tinted moisturiser complete with SPF 20. Oh mama, I can already feel my pulse quickening…
Having recently landed on UK soil via online retailers CultBeauty , Jouer currently offer a 5 shade range of this award winning tint. I was sent Pearl, the lightest tone of the bunch designed specifically for fair complexions. It doesn’t take a genius to guess from the swatch below that this perhaps isn’t the greatest colour for those with pale skin, especially if your undertones pull cool – yet anyone with more yellow based features should find this mix a pretty perfect fit thanks to it’s sheer coverage.
Using a light diffusing multi-mineral formula to add an instant dose of radiance to the skin, the brightening finish provided by this base makes it the ideal candidate for lazy morning pick-me-ups. Rich, creamy and smooth to blend with your finger tips, coverage can be successfully built with a slightly heavier second layer applied generously with a brush, which thanks to the oil free formula, won’t leave skin looking at all clogged or greasy.
As the above picture shows, coverage sits comfortably on the sheerer side of things and isn’t particularly great for masking spots or blemishes. Whilst it feels very much like a summer time base thanks to its reflective sheen and healthy glow, ingredients such as Ginseng leave the skin feeling soft and nourished making it suitable for winter wear too. In general lasting power is good; confidentially surviving the day without any huge visible loss to the overall glow, however I did experience some oxidisation which wasn’t too forgiving on my pale complexion.
Priced at £29 for 50ml tube, fans of Laura Mercier’s illuminating tint will probably enjoy the glowy benefits this good quality formula has to offer. With a pleasant smell and easy to work texture, if you’re looking to invest in a higher end base Jouer is a great way to go, just be somewhat cautious when going through the shade selection.
SUITABLE FOR: Thanks to its oil free formula this base is great for all skin types.
BEST SUITED TO: Those who like their coverage sheer and light.
BEAUTY BITE RATING: 3.5 – great product but limited shade range.
*this product was a free sample obtained by the Beauty Bite*