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

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Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick review and swatches.

Marc Jacobs

As I have grown wiser over the years, I have come to realize certain things simply do not work.  For instance, colorful stretch pants are best worn in the privacy of your own home; perfume is meant to enhance one’s scent, not mask odors; an unkempt appearance is not that common, it doesn’t happen to everyone and is a very big deal; finally, drying matte lipsticks need to get in a time machine and go back to 1989.  Luckily, Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme Lipsticks ($30 USD/3.6g) have caught up with the times.  The supple matte formula puts me in a such good mood, even velour sweat suits seem like an acceptable idea–not really, but you get the point. 🙂   I hope you enjoy!

Marc Jacobs J'Adore and Blow

Marc Jacobs Lipsticks.

The Pros to Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick:

  1. Highly concentrated matte color with one swipe (especially the darker colors).
  2. Moisturizing ingredients (Olive oil , Jojoba oil, and Avocado oil, Shorea Stenoptera Butter) help keep lips from drying out.
  3. Smooth rich formula glides on lips without tugging or dragging.
  4. Creamy lightweight texture feels comfortable throughout the day.
  5. Color wears off evenly–YAY!!
  6. Rounded tip design hugs the edges of the lips perfectly for precise application.
  7. Darker color (BLOW) has a staining effect when the initial layer wears off.
  8. Colors do not feather/bleed into fine lines when worn without a lipliner–YAY!!
  9. An additional layer can be applied over an existing layer.
  10. Can withstand a light non-greasy meal/snack–with slight fading.
  11. Faded color adjusts when lips are rubbed together.
  12. Even though the initial layer is not transfer-proof, by the third hour the color dries down and starts to become more resilient.
  13. Several red shades offered to accommodate a variety of skin tones.
  14. Gorgeous black packaging is uniformly hefty with a magnetic closure.
  15. Formulated without parabens, fragrance or mineral oil.
  16. Made in the USA.

The Cons to Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick:

  1. The Le Marc line is advertised to last 10 hours–not so.
  2. Blow lasted 5-6 hours without eating or drinking.
  3. J’Adore lasted 4-5 hours without eating or drinking.
  4. Can look caky and patchy if too many layers are applied throughout the day.
  5. Initial application resembles a satin finish, but dries down to a matte finish within a half hour–not necessarily a bad thing, but worth noting.
  6. Unusual shade range should be tested in person–some colors looked downright hideous on me.
  7. Unique oval/rectangular design will not fit in a standard lipstick holder.

Marc Jacobs J'Adore Lipstick

Marc Jacobs J'Adore Lipstick.

Marc Jacobs J'Adore

Wearing Marc Jacobs J’Adore Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick on bare lips with Colourpop Brink lipliner to define the edges of the lips.

  • J’Adore is one of the most versatile lipsticks in my collection.  I can easily apply this shade with minimal effort and without a mirror.  Against my olive complexion, the neutral tone looks rather professional and pairs beautifully with any eye look, outfit, and lipliner.  As an added bonus, this shade makes my teeth appear whiter.
  • Predictably, J’Adore does lean on the warm side and is more amply suited for those with warm/golden complexions.
  • The slight pink undertone is what makes J’Adore one of the more wearable browny shades on the market.  MAC Velvet Teddy is in the same color family, but has more of a pink undertone.  J’Adore, in comparison, is more brown based, glossier and more comfortable to wear.
  • For the lip photo, I applied two coats of J’Adore directly from the bullet and used a lip brush to neatly outline the edges on the lips.
  • The formula felt lightweight and lasted a full 4 hours with even fading thereafter.  I would not describe my lips as being drenched in hydration, but I can attest as the color wore throughout the day, I never felt that uncomfortable tightening feeling I usually experience with matte liquid lipsticks.

Marc Jacobs Blow Lipstick.

Marc Jacobs Blow

Marc Jacobs Blow

Wearing Marc Jacobs Blow Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick.

  • Truth be told, I adore Blow–HELLO.  The deep burgundy hue instantly brightens the face and gives the wearer an immediate burst of confidence.  Marc recommends this shade for dark hair and warm skin, but if applied lightly with patting motions, Blow can work on a variety of complexions.
  • Marc Jacobs Blow Lipstick is one of the richest colors in my collection.  The robust hue is evident on the first swipe.  For everyday wear, one coat sufficiently displays the vibrancy of the color (this will vary depending on skin tone and lip pigmentation).
  • For the photo above, I applied two coats (blotting in between) to the lips directly from the bullet and outlined the edges with a lip brush.  I followed-up by gently running my ring finger across my lips to make sure the color conformed to skin more seamlessly.
  • The formula felt extremely lightweight and lasted 5 hours (sans bleeding) with even fading thereafter.  My lips never felt overly dry, but by the fifth hour I did feel a need to add another coat to cover any faded areas and add a bit of hydration.
  • As inherent with many darker colors, a stain remains when the color gracefully fades away.

Ingredient List for Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme Lipsticks:

Marc Jacobs Lipstick

 

**Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme Lipsticks can be found at Sephora, and MarcJacobsbeauty.com.**

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

Makeup would tell you Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Cream Lipsticks are a complete hit in my little world. Granted, the 10 hour lasting claim is a bit of a stretch on the company’s part; however, the instantaneous opacity, moisturizing feel, saturated colors, non-feathering aspect, and gorgeous packaging are nothing short of fabulous.  Which Le Marc will you be getting?  As for me, 222 Boy Gorgeous is seriously on my radar as a great spring/summer color.  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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