For the longest time I’ve been wanting to buy the Jouer Powder Highlighter in Citrine. At first it was sold out all the time and when it came back in stock I actually wasn’t that sure about it anymore. Recently I finally decided to buy it since I have been wanting it for so long and I actually don’t have that many highlighter and after a couple of days it arrived. I’ve been using it non-stop for the past couple of weeks which is why I feel like I’m ready to review this beautiful highlighter. If you’re interested in finding out more about this product, make sure you continue reading!
Let’s just start off by discussing the packaging. The highlighter comes inside of a golden box with design that reminds me of the sun. The box itself is completely golden and very shiny. It could almost act as a mirror. The packaging isn’t extremely large but it isn’t tiny either. I actually expected it to be smaller. It feels very sturdy and luxurious which is a great thing and it has a big mirror on the inside which is a big plus as well. Overall I think that the packaging looks really clean and luxurious. It also feels very luxurious and I’m a huge fan of the mirror that is inside of the lid.
Jouer has a couple of shades in this Powder Highlighter range, even a couple of limited edition ones. They have a bit of a bronzy shade called Topaz, a pinky shade called Roze Quartz, a limited edition colour called Rose Gold and the one I have which is called Citrine.
Jouer Powder Highlighter in Citrine – £19/€21,50
Citrine is described as a shimmering gold which is pretty much exactly what this is. It’s a very unique shade though. It’s a bit of a combination between champagne and gold. Therefore it’s not too yellowy and extreme, but also not too basic. It’s the perfect balance between the two if you ask me. The amount of shimmer in the powder is absolutely incredible too. It’s definitely on the more intense side of the spectrum, but it’s not an overkill. The shimmer isn’t too chunky either which is also a good thing (in my opinion).
Moving on to the claims. According to Jouer this perfect Powder Highlighter diffuses flawlessly to draw attention to your favourite features. It’s incredibly pigmented and enriched with ultra-fine, luminosity-boosting pearls and light-refracting pigments. They also say that it has a super-soft velvety texture that blends seamlessly to lend skin an ethereal soft focus glow. The buildable formula can be applied sparingly for subtle skin enhancement or layered to achieve a stunning strobed effect.
These claims make this highlighter sound like the most perfect highlighter ever, which is why I bought it. The thing that drew my attention was the texture. From what I could see on pictures, in Youtube videos and what I read in the description of the product it seemed like this product had the most amazing texture ever. Velvety and smooth, I love that. Especially when it comes to a highlighter. I couldn’t wait to find out whether or not the texture was actually going to be that amazing.
And it turns out that it really is that amazing. It’s very unique. It’s actually almost like a creamy powder product. It’s very soft and smooth and really the best way to describe it is that it’s velvety. It’s very rich and just the most luxurious feeling powder ever. The only slightly negative thing I started noticing after using it for a couple of days is that it can get a little messy in the pan if you’re too rough with your brush while picking up the product. If you’re too rough it will get slightly powdery in there and powder can come loose in the pan. Because it’s such a soft formula that problem can easily be fixed by pressing it back in or just being a little more gentle while picking up product, but I do think it’s worth mentioning.
When it comes to pigmentation the best thing to say is ‘WOW’. This is an intense highlighter. They say that it can be applied in a rather subtle way but whether that’s true or not really depends on your definition of subtle. I do think it’s quite intense for a subtle highlight, but if you’re someone who has blinding cheekbones all the time you might consider it subtle when you apply just one thin coat. Like they said it’s definitely buildable and if you go over the cheek area twice it gets a lot more intense and shiny. I really like that, but that does make this a highlighter for highlight-lovers only. If you’re not that into shine, this might be a bit too much for you.
The application of this product goes really smoothly. Because of its nice texture it spreads very evenly across the cheeks. One thing you do need to keep in mind is the fact that where the brush touches your skin for the first time is where the highlighter will be most intense. I made the mistake of starting at the front, which gave me quite a unique look. So do keep that in mind while applying this product.
The staying power of this highlighter might be one of the most impressive things about it. It stays in place all day. Just a few days ago I put only a little bit on in the morning and after a long exhausting day of travelling, going through a heavy storm and working my ass of this highlighter was still there at the end. It just didn’t budge. Even though the rain had effected my makeup, this highlighter was still where it was supposed to be and for a powder product that’s actually very unique and impressive.
While I usually think that the claims brands make are a little exaggerated, I think Jouer is speaking 100% truthfully about this product and I don’t think they’re exaggerating at all. It’s an amazing highlighter with a gorgeous texture.
I think it’s pretty clear that I’m head over heels with this highlighter. The colour is absolutely gorgeous, it’s the perfect balance between a natural highlight shade and a rather unique colour. The texture of this product is just mind blowing. It has amazing colour pay off and it stays in place incredibly well. I’m very, very impressed by this product and I highly recommend buying it if you’re into highlighter.
And that’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading this very enthusiastic review and be sure to let me know what you think of this highlight and what highlighter is your current favourite!