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Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palette Review

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palettes

 

Hello you guys. My apologies if I’m MIA lately. I’m traveling a lot nowadays and life is pretty hectic here on my end. However, I’ll do my best to share with you some of the stuff I’m up to especially when it comes to makeup and beauty.

 

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palette review and swatch

 

One of my favorite beauty finds and is a star of my travel makeup pouch is the Jouer Blush Bouquet Dual Blush Palette (0.39 oz: 30 USD, mini: 18 USD). This blush duo palette features complementary shades that are packed with very good pigment. The shades are velvety smooth and they blend easily. I love how they last the whole day on me with just a few light strokes of a fluffy blush brush on my cheeks, using the EcoTools brush you see in the following photos of this review. Each palette is dermatologist-tested, talc-free, gluten-free, and it contains Vitamin E – per Jouer’s description. There are several duo palettes to choose from that cater to different skin tones. Also, most of these Jouer blush compacts come in the regular 0.39 oz/11 gram size, but there is also one shade (Rose Gold) that comes in mini size, which is a very good starter blush palette if you want to try one of these Jouer blushes in the future.

 

I got three palettes of these blushes and check them out below.

 

 

Cheeky Summer – Terracotta Sands (shimmering warm bronze) / Hot Coral (shimmering warm coral)

 

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palette Cheeky Summer

 

This is a limited-edition duo palette for the Summer, but it’s still available at Nordstrom and Beautylish. This is the first Jouer Blush Bouquet that I own and I totally love it, especially for the pigment. I was a bit wary at first due to the shimmers, but it didn’t really give me that extreme shine. The duos are of medium coral and bronze shades that are still wearable not just for the Summer but all throughout any season.

 

Rose Gold  – Marigold (warm shimmering golden peach) / Rose Petal (cool shimmering light coral)

 

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palette Rose Gold

 

I got this in mini because I couldn’t resist its beautiful shades. This size is ideal for traveling and it looks like a good blend of the Adore and Cheeky Summer palettes. The shades are a bit bronzey + coral/peachy. There’s some shimmer on the Marigold shade but it’s not extremely shimmery.

 

Adore – Adore Me (matte warm dusty peach) / Hold Me (shimmering warm pale-nude peach)

 

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palette adore

 

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palette swatch

 

I wasn’t quite sure whether I wanted this palette at first since the colors seem to be too light for my skin tone, however, since this is the bestselling Jouer Blush Bouquet compact, I got really curious. Upon trying this, I then realize why it’s the bestseller. It’s because this palette is probably the perfect everyday blush palette for fair to light-medium skin tone, and they are basically matte. The shades are also on the nude peach/coral side. The colors do show on my skin, and it gives that natural flush on my cheeks, but if you’re medium to deep, might as well pick a palette with deeper tones/shades than this compact.

 

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palette

 

Bottom line, I would love to have all the shades of these blush palettes. They are very well-pigmented and totally wearable. The lasting power is also amazing, and the whole packaging just a sight to behold. Therefore, I highly recommend that you try at least one of these, but most likely, you’ll end up with a few more of these, lol.

 

The Jouer Blush Bouquet Dual Blush Palette is currently available at Sephora, Nordstrom, Dermstore, and Beautylish

 

 

Have you tried these already? What’s your favorite blush?

 

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Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Highlighter Review & Swatches

bobbi brown shimmer brick highlighter

 

Hey there. Ever since falling in love with the Bobbi Brown Mini Glow Set that I got from the last Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which contains the mini Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Sunset Pink and the mini Face Blender Brush (seen HERE), I knew right then and there that I’ve got to have more of the Shimmer Brick Highlighters especially in their full sizes. I may be late in the game of liking these amazing blush-highlighter hybrids, but I just wanna take a moment to tell you how good these beauties are.

 

bobbi brown shimmer brick in rose and pink quartz swatch

 

The Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Highlighters (standard size 0.4 oz: $48, mini 0.14 oz: $25) are the iconic face highlighters loved by a lot of people and is also an Allure Best of Beauty Winner. If you’ve never tried these compacts before and are wondering what’s so special about them, well there’s definitely a lot to love. For starters, these are meant to be as all-over face highlighters that deliver soft-focus color and lit-from-within glow, the kind that is natural and one that gives a subtle shimmer finish. Each compact delivers a glow that can be rosy, bronze-gold, lush coral, or metallic pink, and since there are five shades in one compact, the colors are multidimensional and forever changing once they get hit by the light. The pigments are good in these and they can be layered easily. Blending them is such a breeze and you can never go wrong if you put too much of the product since the colors have a soft-focus effect.

 

bobbi brown shimmer brick in bronze and nectar review

 

I mostly use these as highlighting blushes and these literally made me fall in love with face blushes all over again. I haven’t been a fan of blushes in a long time and it’s a beauty product I normally shy away from because I already have “somewhat prominent” cheeks and I did not want to emphasize them further. Literally, the only two face blushes I could tolerate are the Tarte Paaarty and the Nars Orgasm (or Goulue, but it’s currently sold out). Never knew I could love a multifaced highlighter/blush hybrid like these Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compacts.

bobbi brown shimmer brick in bronze review

bobbi brown shimmer brick in bronze swatch

 

Bronze – deep bronzy glow. True to its description, this is a golden glowy blush/highlighter/bronzer.

 

bobbi brown shimmer brick in nectar review

 

bobbi brown shimmer brick in nectar swatch

 

Nectar – soft, coral glow. Adds a nice coral-pink shimmer flush on the face.

 

bobbi brown shimmer brick in pink quartz review

bobbi brown shimmer brick in pink quartz swatch

 

Pink Quartz – soft, warm pink glow. Appears like a metallic pinkish-pearlized highlighter on me.

 

bobbi brown shimmer brick in rose

bobbi brown shimmer brick rose swatch

 

Rose – soft, rosy glow. Very subtle rosy pink with a very slight shimmer.bobbi brown shimmer brick in sunset pink

Sunset Pink – Nordstrom Exclusive and is still available at BobbiBrown.com. Has a nice complex blend of rosy golden-bronze shimmer. At first glance, it looks like a combination of some of the shades from Bronze and Pink Quartz, but upon application, the closest shade it matches with is Bronze. Swatched HERE.

 

These compacts are so long-wearing that they’d still be on my face for a full day and they definitely elevate my makeup look. Also, they can be used as eyeshadows if you’re traveling and they can literally make you look well put together in a few minutes. Just brush a light stroke of these on the cheeks, add an eyeliner, emphasize the brows, a little lip color and you’re good to go. Oh, and add some hair flip drama, LOL.

 

Another thing I really like about these Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Highlighters is the fact that they’re not orangey or too pinkish, instead, their glow is very natural, versatile, and healthy-looking. You could pretty much wear them beyond Spring/ Summer and the radiance they have on the skin can still be wearable even if you’ve already applied too much product. They’re not super blinding, though they can be if you want a more dramatic effect. They’re just slightly shimmery and they have a nice glowy flush that adds warmth and directs light to the high points of the face. These are definitely my most favorite Bobbi Brown products and the ones I highly recommend.

 

The Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Highlighter is currently available at Sephora, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, Harrods, Macy’s, Net-A-Porter, Violet Grey, and BobbiBrown.com