Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Product Review: Jouer Mini Glisten Up Lip Gloss

Reviewer: Cinnamon Kitten

Brand: Jouer
Name: Jouer Mini Glisten Up Lip Gloss
Size: 0.06 fl oz / 20 ml
Price: $25 USD for gift set

Shade tried: Glisten

Where to buy: Henri Bendel (in New York City) and

What it says in the press release:
This 4-piece collection offers brilliant sparkling shine and is loaded with Vitamins A, C and E, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil and Pomegranate Seed Oil. The glosses also come with a Jouer bronzed card holder for a limited time only.
- Nude Glisten: sheer sparkling nude
- Coral Glisten: sheer sparkling coral
- Rose Glisten: sheer sparkling rose
- Glisten: sheer sparkling pink

Note: I got to try out the gloss Glisten from the gift set, so my review is based solely on my experience with this shade

To Purr About:
- slanted sponge applicator is really easy to use and apply the gloss
- gloss leaves a nice "glisten" on the lips
- not sticky
- no detectable fragrance
- tiny packaging makes it nice and easy to tuck into the smallest purse

Claws Out:
- wish they sold these minis year-round (you can buy full-size versions for $20 USD on their website)
- Glisten is supposed to be a "sheer sparkling pink" but didn't leave me any colour that I could see

Final Comments:
This is a great little lip gloss - it's sheer, fragrance-free, flavour-free, non-sticky and leaves a nice glisten on lips. It's pretty moisturizing, although it doesn't have much lasting power (but then again, most lip glosses don't).

If you're looking for a super-shine, this isn't the gloss you want. Instead, this leaves a really nice glisten (goes with the name, I guess!) on your lips that's quite nice.

I love the tiny size - I can pop this little gloss into my pocket or the smallest of purses with room to spare. I just wish they sold this size year-round instead of having to buy it in the four-pack holiday gift set!

The only thing I can't really comment too much on is the colour. I tried the one that's supposed to be "sheer sparkling pink" but until I read the release again, I assumed this was just a sheer gloss. There's no "pink" that I can see. I know that my lips are generally darker than others, so perhaps the pink got lost, but even when I swiped the gloss onto a white sheet of paper, I didn't see much pink on it. I guess to get some actual colour, you would have to go for one of the darker shades.

Rating (out of 5):

Disclosure: A free sample of this product was received by Cinnamon Kitten


aquarium supplies said...

What an awesome product! I've never seen something like this before! thank you!

Anonymous said...

would be better if you put swatches there..

~Cinnamon Kitten~ said...

Unfortunately, I only got to try the "Glisten" and as I mentioned, it was completely clear, except for a shimmer that it left on my lips, so I couldn't get any good shots of a swatch since it was basically my skin with a shine to it! :)

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