Along with a new season comes all kinds of fun beauty launches, like the new Long-Wear Creme Mousse Eyeshadows from Jouer that landed on my doorstep recently. I’m a big fan of cream shadows and at first look couldn’t get over how gorgeous these are! The release features six colors in celestial themed shades and a Long- Wear Eye Brightening Primer.
The first thing I noticed about the eyeshadows was the finish… these shades sparkle. Full of shimmer, colors include Moonlight (soft gold), Starlight (champagne pink), Galaxy (soft bronze), Night Sky (olive bronze), Dusk (plum brown), and Twilight (navy charcoal). The new Eye Brightening Primer comes in a medium nude cream shade that reminds me a lot of the MAC Painterly and Nubile Paint Pots, some of my favorites!
The formula and feel of the Creme Mousse Eyeshadows was surprising: light and spongy with a bit of “bounce” to the product. It applies nicely to the lids with just my fingers, and the pigmentation is good, though I did find myself building it up a bit with the darker shades (Dusk especially) for a more solid color.
The Eye Brightening Primer comes in a tube with the click-twist up packaging and a sponge tip. It passed the test wear-wise, my eyeshadows were creaseless and long lasting! I don’t feel like it performed any better or worse than my other favorite primers, and the price is about the same ($24) so it’s really a matter of preference on this one. I like that the color covers up any veining on my lids, but I didn’t notice any “brightening” effects, as its name suggests.
While glitter is pretty, it’s usually a nightmare ingredient in beauty products. I was ready to see major fallout, fading and creasing in these shadows, but they wore so well, I couldn’t believe it. The glitter actually stays on. In place. It’s a miracle. Even crazier, I tried these without any primer just to see how they would wear, and they had minimal creasing even without a base (though to be clear, I would still recommend using a base with these). I usually layer powder eyeshadows over cream shadows, but it would be a shame to do so with these because the finish is so beautiful. A wash of Starlight makes my lids sparkle, literally! Galaxy and Night Sky are fantastic for easy bronzy smoky eyes. The only shade I was underwhelmed with was Dusk, which is very dupe-able with more of a traditional frost finish on the sheer side. I would prefer to layer something like MAC Satin Taupe over it!
The price tag on these shadows is pretty hefty ($30), especially compared to some cream eyeshadows from other brands. However, I cannot think of another line of cream shadows with this sort of sparkle and finish to them, so if you’re looking for some great glam eyeshadows heading into the holiday party season and don’t mind the splurge, these are for you! I don’t see myself reaching for these on more casual days because of the extra sparkle, but they’ll certainly get some use with holidays right around the corner. The standout products for me are the Starlight, Galaxy, and Night Sky eyeshadows. Big thanks to Jouer for sending these my way!
Do you like wearing sparkly eye looks? I used to wear them more often when I was younger, but these days I tend to reserve them more for special occasions.