A product that has been on my wishlist since the beginning of times is the Jouer Matte Moisture Tint. I remember that back in the day one of my favourite youtubers, Ingrid Nilsen, was raving about this. She absolutely adored it. Because it just wasn’t available to European people back then I never managed to get my hands on it, but when I saw it on Cultbeauty a while ago I knew that this would eventually end up in my collection. Not long after discovering the brand on Cultbeauty I ordered it and after testing in very thoroughly, it’s finally time for me to review this beauty. If you’re interested in finding out more about this product, make sure you continue reading!
Let’s start off by discussing the packaging. The Jouer Matte Moisture Tint comes in a very pretty light pink box with some information on it. It looks very elegant and minimalistic and I’m a fan of that look. Inside you’ll find the actual tube. This has a bit of a blueish brown shade and looks super luxurious as well. All it says on the front is the name of the brand and what it is, and nothing more or less than that. It looks extremely elegant and classy and that’s one of my favourite looks at the moment when it comes to makeup packagings.
One of the things I was very excited about, regarding this foundation, is that it actually contains 50 ml of product rather than the usual 30 ml you get. That’s almost double the amount of product and that’s extremely impressive to me. You don’t see things like that very often in the beauty world so props to Jouer!
Jouer Matte Moisture Tint – £33/€37,50
On the back of the tube Jouer tells us a little more about the product. They say that it’s a lightweight mattifying moisture tint that evens out imperfections and leaves the skin with a velvety smooth, matte finish with its Multi-Mineral Complex. It has SPF15 to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays and it has vitamin A, C & E in it to deliver rich antioxidants to the skin. The Matte Moisture Tint applies with easy promoting a seamless complexion. It’s oil free, hypoallergenic, fragrance free and perfect for all skin types.
Overall it actually sounds pretty promising and I have to say that I don’t even feel like they’re exaggerating too much here. At least it does sound like what they’re saying is pretty achievable, so why wouldn’t it be true?
But before we go into depth about all of that, I first want to discuss a big issue I have with this foundation – or moisture tint, whatever you want to call it. That issue is the shade. I bought the lightest shade, called Porcelain, which is advertised as a shade that is light enough for super pale people like me. Well, that’s not true. This shade is actually shockingly dark for a shade called Porcelain. It’s pretty yellowy, but that’s not the reason why it seems so dark, it really is the shade. It’s just a shade or two too dark for a shade called Porcelain and that’s something that does disappoint me quite a bit.
Luckily I can pull it off with some proper blending and not too thick layers, but I feel like brands should, nowadays, have a shade range that is perfect for any skintone. The lightest shade being way too dark is something that was okay back in the day, but nowadays I’m not okay with that anymore. And it’s not just that the lightest shade is too dark, their darkest shade isn’t dark enough for deep skin tones at all.
So when it comes to the shade range I’m very disappointed. The shade range is very minimal and it definitely doesn’t include all skin tones. That’s a big missed opportunity Jouer!
Anyway, let’s move on to the product itself. I don’t know why but I expected this foundation to have a rather thick consistency. A bit like the Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation. I don’t really know why I expected that, but I ended up being right. Just like the Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation this has that really nice lightweight mousse-like texture. It’s not super thick or heavy, but it’s an airy cream which makes it appear a little thick right out of the tube, but once you blend it in you’ll notice that it’s not like that at all.
The texture is very nice and lightweight, but it’s also very smooth. Like Jouer claims this is an easy to blend product and I do agree with that. It spreads out really nice and evenly and it definitely doesn’t cost much effort for it to look good. The only thing I do want to add to that is that if the shade is a little dark for your skin, like this one is for me, you do have to be careful that you blend it in even better because if you don’t you will end up with patches.
Coverage wise this really is a moisture tint rather than a foundation. It as light to medium coverage, but it is buildable. I have to say that the light to medium coverage isn’t bad at all, it actually covers up most of my imperfections and it does leave me with a pretty evened out look, but sometimes when my skin is a little worse I do like to apply a second layer. When you do decide to apply a second layer the coverage will be more medium to high rather than light to medium so it definitely does make a big difference.
When it comes to building up the coverage I feel like the foundation does a great job. The product doesn’t move if you apply another layer on top, it doesn’t end up looking cakey or anything like that. It layers really nicely. The only downside to it is that, when you layer it, the fact that this shade isn’t the perfect match for me becomes a lot more obvious, so that’s something to keep in mind!
One of the reasons why I was so interested in this product back in the day is because of the fact that it claims to be matte. Since my skin was very oily back then, a matte foundation seemed like a dream. Nowadays I don’t mind a bit of shine anymore, but I do have to say that I don’t hate the matte finish. I actually quite like it. It’s not super matte, but you can definitely tell that it’s mattifying. To be completely honest with you the finish is also really similar to the finish of the Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation. They’re more alike than I initially thought.
The matte finish will stay there throughout the day, but depending on what you do and on the weather you might get a little shiny throughout the day. It’s not one of those super matte foundations. It’s more of a natural matte finish and I like that!
When it comes to staying power I’m actually pretty impressed by this product. On that part it definitely beats the Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation. It stays in place all day, no matter what. It also doesn’t transfer onto other things you might touch with your face, even if you’re shiny, so that’s a big plus too. It’s definitely a great product to just throw on your face and not worry about all day.
Overall I’m quite positive about this foundation. I’m obviously very unimpressed by the fact that the shade range is so narrow and that the lightest shade is too dark for me, but aside from that this is a pretty bullet proof product. You get 50 ml of product which is more than usually, it has great buildable coverage, the texture is really nice, it has a nice and matte finish in a natural way and it stays in place all day. It’s everything you could ever want it to be. I like it a lot!
And that’s it for today’s review. It ended up being quite a lengthy one, but I hope you enjoyed reading it anyway. Thank you so much for reading today’s post and be sure to let me know which foundation is your current favourite!