Jouer Moisture Tints

Jouer Moisture Tints

Jouer Moisture Tints have long been raved about as awesome bases, particularly the Jouer Matte Moisture Tint. As a serious lover of all base products, they’ve been on my list to try. I finally decided I wanted to give them a try, and ordered them from Cult Beauty. I was only planning on ordering the Matte Moisture Tint, however they were having an amazing gift with purchase when you spent over a certain amount, so I caved and picked up both.

I truly believe that if I could only have one makeup product, I would pick a base product. Now the decision between a foundation and a tinted moisturizer would be a much more difficult one to make – though I would lean towards a foundation, only because it could double as a concealer. But I digress. I’ve been testing out these Jouer Moisture Tints for a couple weeks now and thought I would share my thoughts.

Jouer Matte Moisture TintJouer Matte Moisture Tint

I was seriously intrigued by the Matte Moisture Tint, how could something have the word Matte and Moisturizing in it? I have quite dry/dehydrated skin, so I was wary of how this would act on my skin, however my intrigue won over my concern and I picked up the shade Porcelain.

The Matte Moisture Tint is best described as a thick tinted moisturizer, which is quite pigmented, especially considering it’s called a “tint”. I found that using a damp beauty blender was the best way to apply this. The dampness from the beauty blender really helped to smooth it out and ensure it was evenly applied.

The coverage for the Matte Moisture Tint is similar to that of a light to medium foundation and can definitely be built up to get a decent amount of coverage. I wouldn’t say it’s completely matte, it’s more like a satin finish, which is quite an impressive feat for a tinted moisturizer type product. The satin finish really helps the wear time as well, without a primer I got a good 6 hours of wear before it started to fade.

It definitely behaves more like a foundation than a tinted moisturizer, I found that I couldn’t just slap some of this on and head out the door. I needed bronzer and blush, because alone it gave a very flat finish (similar to a foundation).

Overall, I really like this base. I would consider it a foundation over a tinted moisturizer, however that works in its favour because it’s super lightweight but gives decent coverage and a satin finish.

Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint

Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint

As I mentioned above, the Luminizing Moisture Tint was a last minute addition to my cart. I’m glad I picked it up though because it gave me the opportunity to compare it with the more popular Matte Moisture Tint. Of the two, the Luminizing Moisture Tint is what I would consider a “traditional” tinted moisturizer. It gives a very light and glowy coverage and definitely needs a touch of powder to set (even on my very dry skin).

I found the best way to apply this was with a buffing brush. It made blending easy and allowed me to somewhat build up the coverage. Without a primer but with powder on top, the wear time of this was 3-4 hours. It definitely performs better with a primer.

The Luminizing Moisture Tint is a lovely tinted moisturizer, however you can definitely pick up other versions for less and get the same effect. For me, it behaved like a pretty standard tinted moisturizer.


So overall, my favourite of the two is definitely the Matte Moisture Tint. It has great coverage for something so lightweight and can definitely be used in place of a foundation. I really enjoy the satin finish I get, without it clinging to any dry patches or feeling dry on my skin. It’s definitely a unique base product in my collection, so if you’re looking for a tinted moisturizer, which behaves like a foundation that has a satin finish, definitely check this one out.

It’s definitely a unique base product in my collection, so if you’re looking for a tinted moisturizer, which behaves like a foundation that has a satin finish, check this one out.

Have you tried either of the Jouer Moisture Tints?

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Drugstore Red Lips

Drugstore Reds

I’ve recently discovered that I love red lipstick! It’s been a long time coming, but I finally get what all the hype is about. It’s a classic colour, that can pull together any look. Plus, it’s right up my alley because it pulls together a minimal makeup look, and makes me look so much more polished. When I first started wearing a red lip, I started with something very sheer and worked my way up to a much more bold colour.  Today, I’m sharing three drugstore red lips products that I’ve been loving, and which range from very sheer to very bold.

First up, on the very sheer side is the NYX Butter Gloss in Cherry Pie. It’s quite a glossy red lip, and was the perfect beginner red for me. It’s quite glossy, and not super pigmented, so it’s very forgiving to wear and apply.

Next up in my red lip journey was the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in New York Scene, I have raved repeatedly about the Colorstay Moisture Stains in general, as well as my love for this particular shade. I wanted to share it again, because it’s the perfect stepping stone between a red gloss and a full on lipstick. The nice thing about these moisture stains is that they’re a glossy, but also quite pigmented. It wears super well, and fades out into a gorgeous stain. I can’t say enough good things about these Moisture Stains.

Finally, I started wearing a full on red lipstick, and my favourite by far from the drugstore has been the L’Oreal Collection Exclusive in JLo’s Red. This is a gorgeous stain finish lipstick, which is super pigmented and wears beautifully. This lipstick is definitely more maintenance than either of the above glosses, however it’s not nearly as challenging as I expected it to be. The only real difference is that I have to actually pay attention whilst I apply it, beyond that because it wears so well, it’s way less scary than I thought. I’ve actually taken to wearing the NYX Butter Gloss layered on top of this lipstick for a super pigmented, glossy red lip.

Red Lip Swatches

L-R: NYX Butter Gloss, Revlon Moisture Stain, L’Oreal Collection Exclusive


So there you have it, my drugstore red lips stepping stones.

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