I admit I have never tried anything from Jouer Cosmetics. After seeing Jeffree Star’s collaboration I wanted to check out the brand. I noticed they launched their Skinny Dip collection and decided to pick up a few products in addition to the lip topper Jeffree collaborated on. So for this post I am going to share my thoughts on the palette in this collection.
Jouer Skinny Dip Ulta Foil Shimmer Shadows Palette ($40.00 for 0.26 oz.) includes six, “intense, shimmering metallic”eyeshadows, The packaging is absolutely gorgeous! I love the metallic gold cardboard packaging. The palette is slim, sturdy, and light weight, making it perfect for travel. However, like in the description this palette contains all metallic shadows in which you will need to pair with other shadows. These can be used together or for a glitter accent to any look. These are suppose to be long-wearing, highly pigmented and are not suppose to crease. Also there are claims that these can be used as a liner with the wet-to-dry finish. These can be used dry or you can apply with a dampened brush. My favorite product I use for dampening brushes is MAC Fix+. Most of these shadows performed well, and I did find I was able to use most of them wet and dry. The palette is not hard to use, and I don’t think you necessarily have to use the shadows wet to enjoy. However, for an extra metallic look I dampen the shadows.
Star Light is a bright subtle cool toned silver with a metallic finish. This shade is pigmented and applies evenly to the skin. This shadow also didn’t have very much fallout when applied to the lids. This shade is one you can build up to your desired intensity. Overall this is an impressive shades that lasts a good amount of time on the lids.
Bikini is a light peach warm shade that’s more on the muted side. This shade is very metallic but has chunky glitter that does affect the opaqueness of the shadow. I found the trick with this shade is to use a dampened brush. This is the only method I found I was happy with. This shade also really has to be blended more so than others due to how chunky the glitter is and in return has more fallout. This shade had the most issues of all shades in this palette. It just takes a little more effort to make it work. Regardless it’s simply beautiful.
Skinny Dip is a darker dirty gold with an olive metallic finish. This shade is particularly intriguing because it is very unique. This shade is super soft and blends well into the skin. It is not as opaque as other shades in the palette, but using a dampened brush I was satisfied with the color payoff.
Tan Lines is a very pigmented Golden Bronze shade. This shade is super creamy and really applies opaque and easily to the skin. It performs well on the lid and has the best formula of the palette. It seems the farther to the right in this palette the formula of shadows changed for the better. This shade is as creamy as butter and is among my favorites in this palette.
Magic Hour is a deep taupe brown with a mix of warm and cool tones. This shade also has flecks of pink and teal glitter making this shade super interesting to look at. This shade has a great consistency that applies evenly to the skin and is simply beautiful. This shade is one that stands out as one of the best in the palette.
Midnight Swim is a deep warm brown with a soft pearly sheen. The pigmentation is very impressive with a single layer of product. This shade blended out super easy and was overall easy to work with. This texture of this shade is again soft as the few before. This shade is a rich a beautiful shade that stands out as one of the best.
Overall this palette wasn’t a bad introduction to a brand. I found some truly beautiful shades in this palette. I can’t wait to play with shades from this palette in conjunction with others. I will have up more reviews of Jouer products soon. This palette is really pretty, and if it interests you then I do recommend getting it. Overall it’s Southern Beauty Guide Approved.