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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About Maria Pia

A blog about beauty (what else), what makes me smile and life with two boys and a dog. This blog is about positivity and inspiration sewn in with a little humor. Makeup is not serious, but how we feel after we apply it, is no joking matter!!! I'm here to share my tips and tricks I have learned on my own for the past %&^$% years :) Enjoy my lovelies.

Comments

  1. I just found your blog and am loving it. Thanks for the thorough reviews and the pic are gorgeous! love that your product review pics are not all just hand swatches you actually put the products to use.

    I agree these Jouer lippies are sooo good! I have 2 shades (fraise bon and praline) But I MUST recommend (I have similar complexion color as you) try the praline color. Oh it’s beautiful! Am not a glitter kind of lip gal and in the tube the color might look super shimmery and frosted but the color of praline on the lips it’s sooo good! It gives this beautiful matte sheen to the lips almost the same effect as applying a highlighter to the Cupid’s bow or bottom of the lip. I pair this with Charlotte tilbury “iconic nude” lipcheat and just dab a bit in the center of lips and let it sheer out around the edges… seriously I have a back up of this color on my way now!

    • Hello Rosie,

      Thank you for such a thoughtful comment.

      I’m dying to get my hands on more colors, but by golly they are all sold-out. I really want to try one of the metallics and arrogantly thought it would be so easy to acquire–nope, they are sold out as well. Once I get my grubby paws on them I will definitely try your method.

      Thank you for sharing your experience and techniques with us all.

      -Maria

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