Jouer Petale de Rose and Melon Long-Wear Lip Creme.

ouer Melon and Petale de Rose

Personally, I know I really like a product when I cannot wait to purchase more colors from the line.  Such was the case with Jouer Lip Cremes.  As expected, Creme Brûlée and Noisette (reviewed here) have been worn consistently since their acquisition a few weeks back.  Naturally, when I received an email stating Jouer Petale de Rose and Melon Long Wear Lip Creme ($18 USD/ 6 mL) were back in stock, I immediately purchased them on the spot.  My adoration for this formula is so palpable, all other liquid lipstick launches have been rebuffed and/or ignored–bold sentiment indeed.  🙂  I hope you enjoy.

ouer Melon and Petale de Rose

Jouer Petale de Rose and Melon Long-Wear Lip Creme.

Jouer Melon and Petale de Rose Long-Wear Lip Creme ingredient list.

Jouer Petale de Rose and Melon Long-Wear Lip Creme ingredient list.

Jouer Melon and Petale de Rose

Jouer Petale de Rose and Melon Long-Wear Lip Creme swatches freshly applied.

Jouer Melon and Petale de Rose

Jouer Petale de Rose and Melon Long-Wear Lip Creme swatches after two minutes.

ouer Petale de Rose

Jouer Petale de Rose Long-Wear Lip Creme.

Jouer Petale de Rose

Jouer Petale de Rose Long-Wear Lip Creme lip swatch.

Jouer Petale de Rose .

Jouer Petale de Rose with Colourpop Brink liner and lightly topped with Marc Jacobs J’Adore Le Marc lipstick.

  • The formula of all the Jouer Lip Cremes that I have tried (four in total), are extremely smooth and creamy. As you can tell, the color settles on the lips beautifully without looking caky or dry.  Read a more in-depth review on the formula and wear time (here).
  • Petale de Rose is, as the name would suggest, a dusty rose color.  This was the one color I was so excited to receive.  The shade seemed to be universally flattering, but to my surprise I was a bit disappointed with the way it looked against my coloring.  On my olive complexion, Petale de Rose translates to a dull pinky shade rather than a rich rosy hue.  That is not to say, there is anything wrong with this color, in fact I believe many people will absolutely LOVE  PDR–further proof of how colors can look differently on everyone based on skin tone and lip pigmentation.
  • To make this shade more suitable for my taste, I tend to add a brown toned liner and/or lipstick. The resulting combo not only looks more flattering on myself, but I believe my concoction, in general, is more becoming on medium and darker skins.
  • For the above combo, I lined and filled in my lips with Colourpop Brink Lippie Pencil and added one layer of PDR.  As a final touch, Marc Jacobs J’Adore was patted over PDR–(FYI, should you decide to swipe J’Adore on instead, the feeling will be quite heavy and drying).  I could have used Jouer Noisette in place of J’Adore, but layering two liquid lipsticks will indubitably feel quite drying. Mixing the colors on a palette is the obvious solution, but admittedly, too much work on a daily basis.
  • I believe, Petale de Rose would be perfect, on its own, for those with lighter complexion and/or eye colors.
Jouer Melon

Jouer Melon Long-Wear Lip Creme.

Jouer Melon

Jouer Melon Long-Wear Lip Creme lip swatch.

Jouer Melon Long-Wear Lip Creme with Coloupop Button liner.

Jouer Melon Long-Wear Lip Creme with Coloupop Button liner.

  • Melon is a beautiful warm pale pink shade.  I was not expecting to like this color as much as I do. To my eye, the color contains a yellow base pigment, which adds a delicious warmth to an otherwise pasty shade.  I will admit, like Creme Brûlée, this color can look quite chalky when worn on its own.  I happily discovered pairing a brown based lipliner (Colourpop Button Lippie Pencil) transforms the milky tone into a more suitable hue for my complexion.
  • For the above combo, I lined and filled in my lips with Colourpop Button and added one layer of Melon and gently pressed my lips together to meld the two formulas.
  • The resulting shade not only looks more wearable, but somehow the comfort level is elevated.  I can  easily sport this combo for up to six hours without the need for a moisturizing topper shade. Granted these results will vary, but I can confirm Colourpop liners, Dior Addict Fluid Sticks, Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss and YSL Kiss and Blush Babydoll pair perfectly with Jouer’s lip cremes for long-lasting, non-feathering results.
  • FYI, lighter colors in general, can easily morph into different shades depending on the lipliner used. With that said, I can easily transform Melon into Petale de Rose simply by using a dark rosy tinged lipliner.
Lip Comparisons L-R: Jouer Petale de Rose, Marc Jacobs Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Jouer Melon, Jouer Creme Brûlée, Joer Noisette, Dose of Colors Truffle, and Marc Jacobs J'Adore.

Lip Color Comparisons L-R:
Jouer Petale de Rose, Marc Jacobs Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Jouer Melon, Jouer Creme Brûlée, Jouer Noisette, Dose of Colors Truffle, and Marc Jacobs J’Adore.

  • As you can tell, Jouer Petale de Rose and Marc Jacobs Kiss Kiss Bang Bang are so similar, one does not need to purchase both colors.  I would say the main advantage the Jouer formula has over Marc’s Le Marc lipsticks is the non-transferable aspect–oh and the price.  🙂   I adore my Le Marc lipsticks and find KKBB to have a more brighten effect on my complexion, so in this insistence, I would choose Marc.
  • Jouer Melon and Creme Brûlée are both warm tone colors.  Melon, to my eye, is the pinker version of Creme Brûlée.  Both colors perform exactly the same, although I find Melon to be less patchy than CB.  Regardless, I adore and use these types of colors everyday with a variety of other formulas and brands.
  • As stated in my pervious review, Jouer Noisette and Marc Jacobs J’Adore are quite similar.  Again, this is a matter of personal taste, with regard to comfort level, wear and price.  Both colors are beautiful and serve their purpose in my collection.
  • Dose of Colors Truffle (reviewed here) was thrown into the mix simply to show the neutrality of this particular shade.  The pinky/brown color is flattering on so many complexions and does not need much coaxing to work.  My fondest wish is for Jouer to come out with a shade similar to Truffle.
  • In general, I find Jouer’s lip cremes more appropriate for lighter beauties.  The majority of their nudes are too stark against medium and darker skins.  As proven, the addition of liners and such are required to make some of the colors work even on my olive complexion.  Despite all of the trouble, Jouer has an outstanding matte liquid lipstick formula that is creamy, comfortable, nontransferable and does not break down in the presence of glosses and other lipstick formulas.
Jouer Melon Long-Wear Lip Creme with Coloupop Button liner.

Jouer Melon Long-Wear Lip Creme with Coloupop Button liner.

**Jouer Lip Cremes are paraben and mineral oil free, made in The USA and can be purchased on Amazon.com, jouercosmetics.com and joyus.com.

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Jouer Lip Cremes are totally worth getting–if you are able to find a shade to suit your coloring.  The price, amount offered, packaging, non-transferable aspect, comfort level, creaminess and compatibility with other formulas/brands is all encompassing.  Which of the sixteen colors appeal to your palette?  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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Jouer Crème Brûlée and Noisette Long-Wear Lip Crème Matte Liquid Lipstick.

Jouer Crème Brûlée and Noisette

You would never know it, judging by the heaps of unused tubes of liquid lipsticks in my drawer, but I adore matte liquid lipstick.  There is something about the promise of opaque coverage, transfer-free wear, and long-lasting results that seems to reel me in every time.  Granted, the super drying feeling inherent in these lipsticks is not their most alluring feature; regardless, I’m still rather hopeful, with every new purchase, to have found “the one.”  So when Jouer Crème Brûlée and Noisette Long-Wear Lip Crème Matte Liquid Lipstick claimed to have the perfect balance of hydration, silky texture, and longevity, IMCT was all over them like stink on a monkey.  Will these newbies be the ultimate liquid lipstick standouts or be condemned to my ever-growing lipstick graveyard?  You’ll see.  🙂

Jouer Crème Brûlée and Noisette

Jouer Crème Brûlée and Noisette

Jouer Crème Brûlée and Noisette

  • Right of the bat, the packaging and amount given (6 mL) is outstanding.  The geometrically designed rectangular prism tube is sophisticated and compact.  The acrylic clear casing not only looks sleek, but seems to be scratch resistant.  For the past two weeks, these tubes have been tossed around in my makeup bag while still maintaining a fresh out-of-the-box appearance.
  • If you are unfamiliar with Jouer Cosmetics, the tracks along the side of the case act like a clicking mechanism for their palette system.  Blushes, bronzers, highlighters, eyeshadows, etc. can be attached to each other to form a personalized makeup palette.  I have yet to explore other Jouer cosmetics, but after this experience, I may do so very soon…oh snap, did I just give away my love for these lippies?  🙂
Jouer Crème Brûlée

Jouer Crème Brûlée Long-Wear Lip Crème Matte Liquid Lipstick.

Jouer Noisette

Jouer Noisette Long-Wear Lip Crème Matte Liquid Lipstick.

  • Another awesome feature of this lipstick is the applicator.  As you can tell, the head is not overly large and the fibers are cut more precisely than most lipsticks in this category.  This well thought-out design is the perfect size and shape for outlining the outer edges of the lips and staying within the lines.
  • The delicate vanilla/chocolate fragrance is scrumptious and the formula is unbelievable creamy on initial application.  As you can tell by the second photo, the lipstick has a nice glossy cream consistency that is not liquidity in the least.  The formula glides on like butter and can be manipulated with a lip brush (if so desired) before fully setting within a minute.

Jouer Long-Wear Lip Crème Matte Liquid Lipstick Formula:

Jouer Crème Brûlée and Noisette

Jouer Crème Brûlée and Noisette Long-Wear Lip Crème Matte Liquid Lipstick freshly applied.

Jouer Crème Brûlée and Noisette

Jouer Crème Brûlée and Noisette Long-Wear Lip Crème Matte Liquid Lipstick after drying.

  • Surprisingly, both colors do not change dramatically when dried.  Of the two colors, Noisette’s pink undertone develops slightly when given a chance to dry.
  • The formula feels extremely lightweight and can resist a non-greasy meal without any noticeable issues.  In addition, when the color begins to fade, it does so rather evenly, without flaking.
  • When doing a kiss test the product did not transfer at all.  However, when worn for a couple of hours, the top layer of color does come off when swiped firmly with a tissue.  This surprisingly positive quality makes reapplication over an existing layer more convenient and comfortable.
  • With that said, the lasting power is not as formidable as claimed.  In my experience, when worn on their own, Noisette lasted longer (five hours) than Crème Brûlée (four hours).  This to me is a good thing, because it means the formula is not overly drying.  Truthfully speaking, the five to six-hour mark is my personal breaking point in which I need to touch up any lip color.
  • I have read and seen reviews stating removal can be challenging, but I have not experienced that at all–any oil or makeup remover easily removes all traces of the color from the lips with minimal effort.

Jouer Crème Brûlée:

Jouer Crème Brûlée

Jouer Crème Brûlée Long-Wear Lip Crème Matte Liquid Lipstick.

Jouer Crème Brûlée Long-Wear Lip Crème Matte Liquid Lipstick with Colourpop Brink Lippie Pencil.

Jouer Crème Brûlée Long-Wear Lip Crème Matte Liquid Lipstick with Colourpop Brink Lippie Pencil.

Jouer Crème Brûlée Long-Wear Lip Crème Matte Liquid Lipstick with Colourpop Bound Lippie Pencil.

Jouer Crème Brûlée Long-Wear Lip Crème Matte Liquid Lipstick with Colourpop Bound Lippie Pencil.

  • Crème Brûlée is the lightest color in the line.  This beautiful warm peachy nude is admittedly too stark against my complexion.  This may be due to a heavy amount of white base pigment in the formula, which sadly makes this shade downright unwearable on its own.
  • As with most lighter shades, Crème Brûlée applies quite patchy in a single swipe–two layers are definitely needed for a smoother appearance on the lips.  Personally, I also find this color to be a bit more drying than Noisette.
  • Despite all these flaws, I love this lipstick.  The last two photos above, clearly shows how velvety smooth Crème Brûlée appears when paired with a lipliner.  At this point, the formula not only feels more comfortable, but all patchiness magically disappears.
  • For the above photos, I outlined and filled-in my lips with Colourpop Brink and Bound pencils and simply used one layer of Crème Brûlée over the liners.  Pressing my lips together, melded the colors together seamlessly.  The results lasted comfortably for six hours.
  • I did experience slight color transfer when adopting this method; however, this is to be expected when one changes the original composition and intent of a lipstick.
Wearing Jouer Crème Brûlée Long-Wear Lip Crème Matte Liquid Lipstick in the crease.

Wearing Jouer Crème Brûlée Long-Wear Lip Crème Matte Liquid Lipstick in the crease and on the socket bone.

Jouer Crème Brûlée and Noisette

Jouer Crème Brûlée and Noisette Long-Wear Lip Crème Matte Liquid Lipstick sheered out for use as a blush.

  • To make matters even more tempting, Crème Brûlée looks amazing as a blush and transition shade.  When sheered out, this color has a fair amount of pink in its mixture.  On my dry skin, the formula blended smoothly without patchiness.  The color lasted on the eyes and cheeks for ten hours, with eight of those hours spent in a humid pool environment, while attending a diving meet.
  • FYI, due to the creamy opaque formula, a tiny amount is needed to obtain desired results.

Jouer Noisette:

Jouer Noisette

Jouer Noisette Long-Wear Lip Crème Matte Liquid Lipstick

  • What can I say about Noisette, other than it is perfect.  This warm chocolate nude color is the ideal swipe and go shade–very similar to Marc Jacobs J’Adore (viewed here).  As mentioned previously, Noisette feels noticeably more comfortable than Crème Brûlée, when worn on its own.  I’m not sure exactly why, but I can only assume the lack of a chalky white base pigment may be the reason for this discrepancy.
  • Similar to Creme Brûlée, a lipliner can certainly be paired with Noisette for a more defined look.
  • An additional layer can be added to fill in any spars areas, but I found patting the color on with my finger (as opposed to using the applicator), over an existing layer, yielded more favorable results.
  • As with Crème Brûlée, Noisette can be used as a transition shade and/or blusher.  Against my olive complexion, Noisette resembles a beautiful terracotta shade with pink undertones–totally my kind of blush shade.
Jouer Noisette

Jouer Noisette Long-Wear Lip Crème Matte Liquid Lipstick topped with Dior Fluid
Stick 893 Trompre L’Oeil

  • On a final note, this formula pairs especially well with Dior Addict Fluid Sticks.  For the above photo, Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompre L’Oeil (reviewed here) was placed on my ring finger and patted over Noisette.  The resulting color did not bleed into my fine lines, lasted for seven hours and my lips felt extremely moisturized the entire time.  Truth be told, I have been breaking out all of my Fluid Sticks and testing out a variety of combinations, with great success.
Jouer Crème Brûlée and Noisette Long-Wear Lip Crème Matte Liquid Lipstick ingredient list.

Jouer Crème Brûlée and Noisette Long-Wear Lip Crème Matte Liquid Lipstick ingredient list.

Wearing Jouer Crème Brûlée

Wearing Jouer Crème Brûlée Long-Wear Lip Crème Matte Liquid Lipstick on the cheeks, crease and lips with Colourpop Bound Lippie Pencil.

**Jouer Long-Wear Lip Crème Matte Liquid Lipsticks come in 16 shades, are paraben-free and made in the USA.  They can be found at Amazon.com, Nordstrom.com, Beauty.com, Dermstore.com and jouercosmetics.com.**

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Jouer Crème Brûlée and Noisette Long-Wear Lip Crème Matte Liquid Lipstick are the most comfortable and supple liquid lipstick formula I have worn to date.  The rich creamy consistency is rather unique and worthy of at least one purchase.  Personally, I have Pétale De Rose on my hit list; however, most colors are sold-out.  If you really want any of the out-of-stock colors make sure to sign up for alerts–or if you are like me, stalk every website obsessively until the universe magically works in your favor.  🙂   Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

Happy Mother’s Day weekend!!!

-Maria

*IfMakeupCouldTalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me. *This post contains affiliate store links. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of IfMakeupCouldtTalk.com unless otherwise noted. *IfMakeupCouldTalk.com photos and/or written content cannot be copied and/or used for any other social media and/or publications.*