Despite owning a plethora of foundation, I’m actually not a fan of wearing them on a daily basis. I’ve always enjoyed wearing BB cream and tinted moisturisers but having oily skin has meant that I haven’t found a formula that suited my skin… until now.
I heard about Jouer Matte Moisture Tint a few years ago and it’s been at the back of my mind for a while, so I finally decided to purchase it for myself. Unfortunately, if you live in the UK it’s difficult to get your hands on this product. I bought mine online from Cult Beauty and if you live in London you can get it from Blow Beauty Bar in Covent Garden, it costs £30 for a 50ml bottle. In terms of colouring there are just 7 shades to choose from with yellow and pink undertones, I did a lot of research and chose the darkest shade Hazel. For reference I’m a NC 42 – 44 in MAC and Syracuse in Nars.
I like the packaging for this product, it comes in a sleek matte brown, opaque and air-proof tube making it great for travel as it maintains stability of the anti-oxidants/sunscreen in the formula. This formula is oil free, fragrance free, contains Vitamins C and E, antioxidants and also contains SPF 15 (physical sunscreen – 4% Titanium Dioxide, 3% Zinc Oxide), it’s important to note that wearing this alone for sun protection won’t be enough. It is aimed at oily skin and due to the formulation it can be used on sensitive skin too.
I need around a pea size for each side of my face for a light coverage which may be built up. I’ve only ever used my fingers to apply this lightweight product and I find it blends in effortless. The moisturiser covers redness and blemishes whilst evening out skin tone, however it doesn’t completely conceal hyper-pigmentation which I have around my mouth, but I can live with that. It dries to a powdery, matte finish which doesn’t need setting and it actually smooths the texture on my skin. I did notice that if you look really closely at your skin you can see little specs of glitter in it but these are undetectable at a normal distance. If you have any dryness this product will cling to it, so avoid if your skin is so inclined.
I found that this moisturiser kept my oil at bay for a long longer than usual and didn’t fade until around the 6 hour mark. All in all I am SO happy that I decided to give this tinted moisturiser a shot, I’m definitely going to be wearing foundation less as a result of this. It didn’t break me out and looks and feels undetectable on the skin whilst giving me enough coverage and oil control for my work days. My only criticism is that Jouer should come out with more shades as this shade won’t match me when I have a tan, I had to warm it up with bronzer (see below) to really match my skin tone. Also I personally know plenty of darker skin ladies who would LOVE a product like this.
Have you tried this product before? What is your favourite BB cream or tinted moisturiser? Comment below and let me know.
Until next time!