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Monday, August 20, 2012

Review & Swatchfest: Jouer Luminizing Tint

Jouer Sheer Bronzing Tint
Jouer's Sheer Bronzing Tint comes in one shade and promises not only a temporary healthy glow, but an antioxidant boost, skin smoothing ingredients, and full spectrum sun protection. Vitamins A and C are known to increase cell turnover and lessen the appearance of age spots, respectively, while Vitamin E and Chamomile Extract act as skin conditioners. The second most active ingredient, Octisalate (5%), not only aids in sun-protection, but also helps other ingredients soak into skin with greater ease. All in all, this promises to be one heck of an addition to your foundation routine.

In terms of its' basic function as a tinted moisturizer, it does its job well. During application, I notice a subtle addition of color to my face that, shortly after application, was there to stay. This product is definitely not one to sit on the skin. Despite being relatively fair with neutral to cool undertones, this didn't lean orange on me as tinted bronzing products can. Also absent was an excess of breakouts due to use - something that can't be said for all moisturizers my acne-prone skin has encountered. 

As far as the long-wearing effects go, I definitely noticed the added moisture. Over the course of the summer, chlorinated pools have had ample opportunity to take their toll on my skin, but Jouer's Sheer Bronzing Tint was my safe-guard. It hydrated my skin post-pool without breaking me out.

In terms of practicality, this product has found a permanent spot in my collection because, as per my mothers' recommendation, my face stays receives minimal exposure during the summer, making it at least two shades lighter than my body. While some might just slap on a foundation two shades darker and call it good, they run the risk of having a foundation mask. A bad one. I've found that this product is perfect for subtly tinting and moisturizing my skin to make blending a darker foundation easier and keep it as natural looking as possible. 

At $32, I think Jouer's Bronzing Tint falls into a reasonable price range considering its unique function. While other drugstore brands like Jergens offer self-tanning products explicitly for the face at a lower price point, I've never  noticed efficacy while using them. I did, however, get a few blemishes. The downfall of Jouer's version is that a limited shade availability makes this Bronzing Tint inaccessible to a large section of the skin tone spectrum. But, if you can make it work, I highly recommend it.

Jouer Sheer Bronzing Tint

Jouer Sheer Bronzing Tint
Jouer Sheer Bronzing Tint

Jouer Sheer Bronzing Tint Blended

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