Jouer Cosmetics Long-Wear Lip Topper in Skinny Dip - Review & Swatches

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Jouer Cosmetics Long-Wear Lip Topper in Skinny Dip - Review & Swatches

Hello Beauties, I hope you're having a good week so far! I am so excited to have this on the blog today, as it is one of my FAVOURITE new purchases. I was so excited for this to arrive after seeing it on Instagram, and when it finally reached me I was not disappointed. If you haven't seen these yet, the Jouer Long-Wear Lip Toppers (£13.50) are described as an 'iridescent lip-lustre' that you put on top of your favourite lipstick to give it a glimmering finish. The recent trend for metallic lips is not one that I've been too interested in - mainly because I like to stay quite classic with my makeup, but as soon as I saw how pretty Skinny Dip looked, I had to try it.  

Jouer Cosmetics Long-Wear Lip Topper in Skinny Dip - Review & Swatches

First of all, the Jouer packaging is so beautiful. My lip topper arrived in a cream box with holographic gold writing, and then the product itself is in the gorgeous Jouer clear acrylic packaging with a doe foot applicator. I love the simplicity of the packaging; the lip topper is so beautifully sparkly it would be a shame to cover it up with lots of writing!

The first thing you notice when you go to apply the lip topper is the smell - I don't know if it's the coconut oil in it but this smells delicious. It reminds me of vanilla buttercream or something sweet along those lines. I personally love the smell of it, but if you're not a fan of scented products hopefully you won't find it too offensive. The formula of it is not like a lip gloss like you might imagine - the consistency is thicker and it doesn't have that slippery feel of a lip gloss. It's very lightweight, and to me it isn't sticky at all. 

The shimmer that comes off of it is actually really delicate, and somehow even though the glitter in it is quite densely packed, it doesn't turn whatever you have underneath it gold. It just makes the lipstick have this beautiful iridescence and luminosity and just adds a slight touch of warmth. I also think the shimmer makes your lips look fuller, which is always a bonus! At the moment I am really hooked on using this on top of MAC's Creme Cup lipstick. I tried so hard to get a picture of it actually on my lips, but every photo I took you couldn't see the shimmer! I'm really going to try and work on getting better swatch pictures; I just need to work out what lens/camera settings to use! If you have any hints I would appreciate it.

Jouer Cosmetics Long-Wear Lip Topper in Skinny Dip - Review & Swatches

If I'm honest this doesn't have the longest wear time, I would say 3-4 hours at most. Even though it says long-wear, I didn't expect too much longer than this, as I thought it would be similar to a lip gloss. The wear time doesn't bother me too much as it is just such a beautiful product and I usually have to top up half way through the day anyway, what ever I'm wearing. I'll probably save this more for night time makeup/ going out makeup, so the wear time shouldn't be too much of a problem.

Overall I really do love this lip-topper, and at £13.50 it's a nice little treat to yourself for a touch of added glam! Have you tried any of the Jouer Lip Toppers? What did you think of them? 


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