Ok, so this product has been quite a nightmare for me to use until I tried something different with it which I will talk about in a minute.
I got this in the shade Linen which is a perfect match for my NC 20 skin (light with yellow undertones). The texture is nice and creamy, however since this is a matte formula even on my oily/combo skin it was super difficult to spread evenly and I constantly had to use a beautyblender to make this work for me.
I was surprised to see so many youtubers use this and it looked so effortless and flawless on them, especially after they topped it with other powders on top. Well let me tell you, I tried so many powders over this tinted moisturizer from drugstore to highend and it ALWAYS looked awfully dry and accentuated my pores like crazy. So for awhile I complete gave up on this product (and good thing I bought this on ebay for a discounted price).
And what was worse is that this moisturizer remained matte for seriously about an hour and then turned into a greasy mess and was sliding off my face (and I am not even that oily!)
BUT then recently I received a few samples of Clinique's moisture surge gel cream and while trying it, I realized that it sort of felt like a primer as well as a moisturizer. So, I applied the Jouer matte tint over the Clinique and a miracle happened! My face felt so smooth and supple and the Jouer product applied much easier and actually lasted on my face for an entire day.
So, I believe the moral of the story is that even if you have oily or oily/combo skin like me it is best to moisturizer before using this product. I think the word "tinted moisturizer" is misleading because it actually feels more like a light foundation and needs to be applied over a smooth, hydrated surface.
After seeing so many reviews of this product on youtube and seeing the beauty community rave about it, I ordered this in the color Nude (I'm about NC30). I'll admit that it does go on very smooth and provides decent coverage considering it's a tinted moisturizer as opposed to a foundation. However, for my skin type (very very oily, acne-prone), this product just didn't do much for me. I really wanted to like it and it felt great and light weight on my skin, but it did nothing in terms of oil-control and I think it might have broken me out.
I think this product is great if you have good skin to begin with and are looking for something to just even out your skin tone. Unfortunately, I need something with a bit more coverage and staying power.
i liked this at first..but then it started giving me cystic acne, which i never get. it would go away when i stopped using it and come back when i started again. besides that, i guess i could use it as a concealer or something. i wouldnt consider it very matte though. it feels very silicone-y going on, and its matte for about 20 or 30 mins, then i get really oily as usual. i would have probably bought one (i used a sample for a few weeks) if it didnt break me out. i guess it would be good for normal or combination skin but not for truly oily people and be careful if you tend to break out.
I received a mini sample of this through Birchbox. A couple of days ago I decided to try it out for the first time. Usually, I stay away from tinted moisturizers because A.) the oil in them makes me break out B.) the coverage is not enough for my imperfections. Since this is oil free, I figured what the hay. I am very impressed by this product. Though the coverage is not very heavy, it is enough for me. It makes me skin/makeup look very natural. I have been brushing a bit of Bare Minerals foundation over a couple of places on my face that needed a little bit more coverage. This makes my skin look flawless. I also am impressed by how matte it stays. Traditionally, I have oily skin, but this has done a good job of staying on during the day and not looking greasy. It also has not made my skin break out so far. I am an avid ingredient reader and do not see anything to worry about in this list of ingredients. I am going to repurchase a big bottle of this to wear for the winter. The only downfall of this product for some is that it does not seem to be overly moisturizing. My skin is pretty dry right now from my other products/change of season. I do feel like I would need to use a little bit of my moisturizer or a moisturizing prime before I apply this. I also wish the price was lower. The cost for a 1.7 oz bottle is $37.00. However, I have heard if you sign up for e-mails on their website, they will send a 50% off coupon. I have fair skin with pink undertones, blonde hair and green eyes- the color "linen" looks very natural on me.
I LOVE THIS!! I have been using it for over a month and even though my skin is quite acne-prone, this product doesn't make me break out at all. It lasts all day and you don't even need to use a setting powder over it since it gives a smooth, velvet finish and I have very oily skin. During the day, if my face begins to get shiny, oily, I will just dab a clean tissue paper over my face and voila! matte, beautiful skin. As for the coverage, I think it gives decent coverage since it covers my acne scars very well. However, I don't think this TM would suit dry skin since it probably stick to any dry patches on the face. Also, I think it's a bit overpriced though but I will purchase it again when I'm run out because I just love love love it!!
I had bought this a couple weeks after I saw a review on YouTube from (missglamorazzi) she raved about this how it evens out your skin tone. so first I did my research on where I could find this and go try it out so Nordstrom's sells this but since jouer is not sold at every Nordstrom store I was bummed :/since there was none around my area only online the price for this online from Nordstrom was around 38.00 so I kept on looking because I didn't want to pay that much since I didn't know if it would go with my skin so I found this from another website and I made an offer the seller sold it to me for 20.00 :)))) when I received it, it came sealed and everything. when I first squeezed the tube the formula is thick not of a tinted moisturizer that was really nice so I felt as if it did more than its title. it even out my skin tone and looked very nice the coverage is in my opinion light to medium its buildable. I purchased this in the shade nude. I will say this I do not recommend this for summer time or when you are in the sunny hot weather. this does have glitter so I apply a powder over this to set it as well as concealer for my under eye or any blemish. I was so happy with this that I bought a second tube for when I run out since the seller does sell out quick and only sometimes they have it I was like I have to get me another tube :)))))
There are five shades in the matte tint
1. PORCELAIN-for fair complexions
2. LINEN- for light complexions
3. NUDE- for light to medium complexions
4. CHAMOMILE- for medium to tan complexions
5. HAZEL- for tan complexions
Great product, although as others pointed out this MATTE tinted moisturizer has shimmer in it. I can't tell it when it's on, but when I go to remove it, I get shimmers leftover on my face.
The coverage is really nice, I'd say medium which is surprisingly for what it is, and it feels nice on my dry skin, does not dry it out at all.
I got this on Cult Beauty, but if you register with Jouer Cosmetics (they official site) you get a coupon for 50% off your first order, so definitely go about it that way! I have Nude and am about nc25 (with fake tan on).
I bought this online following a review from Ingrid (missglamorazzi) on youtube. She raved about how good it was for oily skin. My skin in the past has been normal to combination, but for some reason now when I tend to wear make up it gets very greasy underneath so this sounded like the perfect product. It goes on very well, nice coverage but in my opinion not matte until I powder over it. After about 6 hours of wear my skin doesnt look too shiny but is greasy than normal, to the point where I can wipe the oily off my chin (disgusting I know) this only happens with this product, I seem to get longer out of my urban decay naked foundation which is not sold to be matte! I wont buy this again as it was very expensive for me to get as I bought in online! (about 50 dollars).
I am really loving this product, it's now the only foundation I use (I normally rotate between a few). It's lightweight but still has great coverage. It's definitely got more coverage than your average tinted moisturizer, and leaves a velvety finish on the skin. I normally use Estee Lauder Double Wear because of it's fantastic coverage, but lately it's taking a lot of work to get it to not look cakey. I have super oily skin, so i still powder over it and have to use blotting sheets, but honestly, nothing dries up my skin. This is super blendable and has a lovely lightweight, never cakey finish on the skin. The first time I used it, I was a little worried it was a waste of money, but I let it sit for a couple minutes and it looked great. I am an NC30 in MAC and use the shade Nude. I highly recommend this!
I find this a very nice option for everyday wear.
The coverage is light, but not sheer. It evens out my skin, but doesn't camouflage my redness completely. I have a lot of hyperpigmentation and need to use concealer with it.
However, for those who already have a pretty even skintone, concealer probably won't be necessary.
The shade I have is Nude and would probably be best for NC25-30. I am usually somewhere between NC20 and 25 and I need to wear a bit of self tanner on the rest of my body to make everything perfectly uniform. Also, this shade is obviously warm so if you have a pink undertone, it might look too orange on you.
It has a slightly thick texture with a silicony feel. It spreads evenly and doesn't make me look patchy at all. I find I have to use a bit more than I usually would because it's not as watery as some other foundations I'm used to. It feels almost weightless on the skin. As if I've just put on my regular light moisturizer.
Also, the name is slightly misleading. Althought they call it a moisture tint, I really wouldn't describe this as moisturizing. My skin is quite oily on its own so this doesn't bother me, but I wouldn't recommend it for those with dry skin because it might feel somewhat tightening.
However, I didn't find it drying at all, and I am prone to flakiness around my nose. This didn't cause this problem in the slightest.
As far as the shimmer goes, it does have a tiny amount of it in. But it's barely noticeable and you really need to hit a certain angle to see it. I like my matte finish foundations and the shimmer in this is so faint it doesn't bother me at all.
Staying power is quite nice as well. Not as good as Revlon Colorstay or EL Double Wear, but still good for a tinted moisturizer. Setting it with powder also helps. It doesn't separate on my face and doesn't melt off. However, oil does break through after a few hours (but I am very oily).
All in all, I think this is an excellent option for summer and for people with normal/combination/oily skin who want something that feels extremely light, but still provides decent coverage.
If it continues to be this good, I will certainly get Linen and use it in the colder months when I am more pale.