The Sample: Jouer Mineral Powder Blush in Peach Bouquet (Review, Swatches & Photos)

8 Oct

««Press Sample»»

There are 2 groups of people: the ones are die-hard Nars’ Orgasm lovers and the ones that aren’t. I happen to fall into the “ones that aren’t” category. I bought Orgasm years ago–it was one of my first high-end blush purchases. Sadly, it didn’t work out for me. It just wasn’t as peachy as I would have liked and was way more shimmery than I thought it would be, making my pores look more like potholes. I ended up passing it on to my sister, who promptly fell in love (damn her and her perfect, tiny pores!!!). But since then, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect shimmery golden peach blush. I’ve tried some duds and some pretty ones, but I think I’ve found my new favorite in Jouer’s Mineral Powder Blush lineup–the lovely Peach Bouquet.

You may recall my review of Jouer’s Mineral Powder Bronzer in Suntan I did not too long ago. I loved the formula and the ease of use as well as the unique packaging, so I had no doubt that I would love Peach Bouquet.

*My own customized Jouer cheek palette (yes, they are attached. See my review of the Mineral Powder Bronzer for more on how to connect them).

The packaging for this blush is the same as the bronzer. I have a complete description as well as pictures demonstrating how to attach the different Jouer products together to create your own palettes in that review so if you’re curious, click here to check it out.

Peach Bouquet is described as a “shimmering golden peach”. It’s a stunning light-medium true-peach shade with a slight golden sheen to it. Though they’re very different, I think Peach Bouquet is everything I wanted Orgasm to be. It’s peachier, just a smidge lighter, easier to apply and blend, and with less of an obvious gold shimmer–Peach Bouquet glows where Orgasm glitters.

To be honest, the shimmer isn’t very apparent once it’s on the skin, but you can see it in the pan. But because it’s a mineral blush, it possesses a natural radiance to it as well. Think of products like the bareMinerals Original Foundation–it’s mostly matte but there is a hint of glow to the powder. This blush is similar. The effect is beautiful and very subtle. It ever so slightly highlights/brightens without emphasizing any imperfections or making your cheeks look like a disco ball. The finish of this blush is almost matte, but if you look closely you’ll see just a bit of golden micro-shimmer and a hint of natural glow. That, paired with the peachy hue, makes your cheeks look fresh and vibrant.

Peach Bouquet is finely-milled and pigmented but easy to diffuse should you want/need to. I wouldn’t call it a soft or creamy powder but it’s certainly smooth and silky and not at all hard or dry. The color, despite being almost matte, isn’t chalky at all–it’s just pure perfection for peach-lovers. Like the Mineral Powder Bronzer, this blush is oil-free and contains Japanese Green Tea Powder and vitamins C and E for antioxidant protection.

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This blush lasted about 5 hours on me. That’s pretty average for a powder blush on my oily skin and as always, those with dry, normal, or combination skin shouldn’t have any problems with the wear. There are 5 other gorgeous colors available in the line-up if you’re looking for something else (I want Bloom, a gorgeous dusty apricot, so bad!). Or you could collect all 6 and attach them all to create your own gorgeous blush palette. Or you can purchase a highlighter and a bronzer to create the perfect cheek palette like I did in the photo above. Oh and fyi–Peach Bouquet looks amazing when paired with the Suntan bronzer and Tiare highlighter. ;)

Pros: gorgeous color; smooth and silky; pigmented but easy to blend out; shimmer is understated and won’t emphasize pores/imperfections; wear is average on my oily skin–those with normal skin won’t have a problem; packaging is unique and useful; will suit all skin tones

Cons: lid is a little difficult to open

»»Pricing: $24/0.27 oz. (7.6 g.)

»»Availability: Jouer.comNordstrom.com, beauty.com, and Jouer counters

»»Recommended for: all skin types and tones–particularly those with warm undertones

»»Overall Rating: A

 

PS: Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian lovies!!! :D

 


Disclaimer: the product(s) featured in this post were provided to The Beauty Sample free of charge by the manufacturer/PR for review purposes only. Regardless of how the product was obtained, my priority is to you, my readers, and I will always give you my honest opinion.

34 Responses to “The Sample: Jouer Mineral Powder Blush in Peach Bouquet (Review, Swatches & Photos)”

  1. Tracy@Beauty Reflections October 8, 2012 at 11:42 pm #

    AHHHH it’s so PRETTY!!! I really like it! So finely milled! It just melted with your skin! I think I will look for a counter next month in California for sure!

    • becca October 9, 2012 at 12:02 am #

      I know, isn’t it puuurdy?!? :D This formula is really a great one–it truly does melt into the skin very well. I don’t think Jouer gets enough attention–all the products I’ve tried so far are AMAZING! I really hope you are able to find a counter. Where in Cali will you be?? According to Jouer’s site, their two counter locations are inside Nordstroms in Santa Monica and Walnut Creek (which is near Oakland)

  2. Claire October 8, 2012 at 11:49 pm #

    That colour looks very natural and summery but I imagine it will be great for fall as well. I am very tempted by Jouer, since I first heard about the bronzer. I am really curious about their concealer/highlighter. This blush really looks like a Peach Bouquet :)

    • becca October 9, 2012 at 12:04 am #

      Haha it really DOES look like a pretty peach bouquet, doesn’t it? I looove the color and the formula and even the packaging–I’m so impressed with Jouer’s powders overall and I can’t recommend them more! I hope you are able to check some of their stuff out! My review of the highlighter should be up soon if you’re curious about that one, too!

  3. Rocaille October 9, 2012 at 12:17 am #

    It’s very, very pretty! I’ve only tried Jouer lip balm thingy and their tinted moisturizer but the blushes sound absolutely amazing! Thanks for the review, dear :)

    • becca October 9, 2012 at 12:24 am #

      Of course–thanks for stopping by Rocaille! :D

      I have the tinted balm and tinted moisturizer to review still. Did you like what you tried? The tinted moisturizer is really, really nice but definitely not the ideal finish for my oily skin. I’m so happy they just released a matte version!

  4. svetlana October 9, 2012 at 12:54 am #

    i am a *eh*hems* orgasm lover… nars that is. you know i recently went into a neiman marcus and got a hot to on blush and bronzer and i NEVER knew you could wear two at the same time and look so… well… gorgeous! thanx becca! i think i will go on a shopping spree and splurge now.

    • becca October 9, 2012 at 1:50 am #

      Haha I WISH I was an Orgasm lover :P tee-hee! Ok, moving on…

      I always knew that bronzer and blush supposedly went hand in hand, but I didn’t really get into bronzers myself until months ago. Now I can’t imagine going without it! I hope you get some awesome goodies–let me know what you end up purchasing! :D

  5. Catherine (@bcrueltyfree) October 9, 2012 at 5:10 am #

    I really love this concept, how they connect. Sally’s Beauty line does that and I’ve always thought it was rather smart, wondering when a higher-end brand would pick up on it. The way you describe the finish of this… it definitely sounds like something I would love. Thanks for sharing about this brand – it’s not one I hear about a lot.

    • becca October 9, 2012 at 6:32 am #

      I know, I don’t think Jouer gets the recognition they deserve–it’s truly a great brand. Simple but beautiful with innovative packaging. An all-around A in my book. I hope you’re able to check some of the items out–you’ll love it, I know! :D

  6. Lily October 9, 2012 at 6:59 am #

    Would love to see a FOTD with that! Love the photos :-)

    • becca October 9, 2012 at 7:06 am #

      Thanks Lily!

      And I keep promising everyone FOTDs, but I haven’t kept that promise yet…I’ve been really busy and also, all my practice shots have turned out to be crap. HOW do you guys do it? And is it still worth posting a FOTD pic if you can’t even SEE the blush?!? :P

  7. Sunny October 9, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    Bad news for my wallet! You keep talking about Jouer, and I have just discovered a UK-based webshop that carries the line… Hmm.

    This color is something I’d totally typically reach for! It swatches so smooth it could almost be a cream blush :)

    • becca October 9, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

      YAY–you MUST try something from the line Sunny!!! :D

      I’m glad the fine texture came through in the swatches–it really does meld really well into the skin and looks so natural and pretty!

  8. Memoiselle October 9, 2012 at 9:52 am #

    Hi Becca,
    I fall in to “NARS Orgasm” Die Hard fans category :p. I find this blush very interesting too when I don’t feel like wearing shimmers. The packaging looks sleek and simple. The color looks pretty too.

    • becca October 9, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

      I definitely wish Orgasm worked for me, I wanted so bad to love it! But it’s just the high-shine gold shimmer in it that bugs me…

  9. trishie October 10, 2012 at 1:23 am #

    Gorgeous colour. I love peach on cheeks, looks naturally healthy!

    • becca October 10, 2012 at 1:42 am #

      Healthy is the perfect word for the effect it gives your cheeks–the lovely peachy shade and the subtle luminosity makes your cheeks look fresh and radiant! Love this blush!

  10. fairytalesandcoffee October 10, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    I thought NARS orgasm was the best when I first got it and it hit pan. First non-drugstore blush I bought. I even hit pan. But I stopped using it at some point and chucked it in the garbage because the rubber packaging became so crusty from floating inside bags and being dropped. I won’t be repurchasing peachy-pink shades for a while,though. However, Jouer is a brand I am very curious of. They used to be carried in Sephora years ago, but then it was pulled. Would love to see it in Sephora again. Otherwise, I have to order online. Love the name, packaging and concept behind this line. Will see what other shades they have because it looks quite “creamy” for a powder blush in texture.

    • becca October 11, 2012 at 12:48 am #

      Why no more peachy-pink blushes? Did you decide you didn’t like it or you just have too many at the moment? Peachy-pinks are my favorite shade for blush–I feel like I can never have too many because the color just makes my complexion look so healthy and fresh.

      I’m so glad that people can see the creaminess of the finish from the swatches–it really blends into the skin so well! I didn’t know Jouer used to be carried at Sephora! It would be nice if they carried the line again because everything I’ve tried from them is so amazing. Still, I’m glad it’s at least available at Nordstrom. They have such amazing customer service that I really like to get my beauty products from them.

      • fairytalesandcoffee October 11, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

        I went nuts with peachy pinks in the beginning of my powder blush hoarding days…then it became boring. Sometimes, II still pick it up as habit, but now I am strictly enforcing. Plus, my current coloring: darker/sallowier (melasma, incidental tanning, older age yellow-greening of skin – boo, and inflammation from post acne) means that bronzey and russet shades more flattering on my increasingly olivey skin.

        • becca October 12, 2012 at 12:09 am #

          Oh haha yeah. I keep waiting to hit that point where I get tired of buying peaches and pinky-peaches, but it hasn’t happened yet. I have been branching out just a bit more though recently. I have gotten into more mauvy-pinks and also browner shades (on the search for the perfect one now!). I also love a good apricot and coral. I didn’t get into bronzey shades until recently and now I can’t get enough. I’m not sure I’ve ever tried a russet shade before. Any recommendations for your favorite bronzey/russety blushes? :)

          • fairytalesandcoffee October 12, 2012 at 3:26 am #

            I’ve been checking out Tom Ford’s Ravish and Savage blushes. REALLY expensive for both though. Have Becca’s Sweet Pea, which is really nice. Been digging darker apricot/tannish shades too – like Becca’s Wild Honey – love. MAC’s Burnt Pepper, NARS Liberte…With these noticeable shades – powder/cream formulation have to be very smooth…otherwise can look very clownish. It’s definitey a strong autumnal look. :)

          • becca October 12, 2012 at 6:44 am #

            Oooh I’m SO glad you mentioned Becca’s Wild Honey and ESPECIALLY Sweet Pea–both were just added to my Sephora F&F sale purchases list! :D I was definitely going with Sweet Pea and was on the fence about Wild Honey, but I think I’ll have to get both now since I know you recommend them :D

  11. JoanneP @ The Convenient Beauty October 11, 2012 at 1:45 am #

    It’s such a pretty blush! I’m not a Nars blush girl either and quite frankly never understand the hype. And I have my eyes on Jouer for a while now. So glad to catch your thoughts on the brand.

    • becca October 11, 2012 at 2:06 am #

      I think the reason I get frustrated with Nars a lot is because their blush shades are sooooo beautiful most of the time, but then they’re either WAY too shimmery or they’re chock-full of glitter. There’s never an in-between. :/

      Jouer is really a great brand though–I definitely think you should check them out! :)

  12. Liz October 11, 2012 at 1:54 am #

    DAMMIT, WIFEY – now I want this! Not that I need any more blush, but your swatches are SOOOO PRETTY. I may have to cave and get this at some point. Eeeks!

    p.s. I was also not a fan of NARS O for the longest time, but it wore really well over a full coverage foundation along with some highlighting during winter.

    • becca October 11, 2012 at 8:49 am #

      hahahha SUCCESS!!! :D

      I just got a little mini of Orgasm in a set that I won, so maybe I will give it another try when the weather starts to get colder. Maybe then, my face won’t be as oily and meld with the shimmer so much, creating a deadly glare whenever the sun hits it :P

  13. Tina @ My Highest Self October 11, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    Oooo, I like your customized palette! Glad I never tried NARS orgasm as my pores are already HUGE and don’t need any highlighting, ha!

    • becca October 11, 2012 at 10:44 pm #

      Haha yeah–I definitely don’t think that large pores and Nars Orgasm mix, but that’s just my opinion. I think you’d really like this one though Tina. Have you ever tried anything from Jouer?

  14. Emi at Project Swatch October 12, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    This is so lovely!

    And I hope you do post FOTDs soon :) – what’s your setup for your practice shots? I just aim a point & shoot camera at my face (I hold it), but your photos look DSLR-quality, so you’ll probably need a tripod plus remote. I suggest experimenting with angles, I definitely prefer to angle my face instead of facing the camera straight on.

    • becca October 12, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

      Thanks Emi!

      And I actually use both a point-and-shoot and a DSLR, but for the FOTDs, I’ve just been using the point-and-shoot–at least for now, since it’s easier and since I don’t have a tripod or remote yet. The thing I think I’m struggling with the most is lighting. The makeup is hardly ever visible in my FOTDs and the if it is, the color always looks a bit off…I’m struggling with angles a bit too. It’s ALL bad at the moment :P What kind of lighting do you use Emi?

  15. Joyce (bronzerbunny) October 16, 2012 at 2:13 am #

    pretty! This does look nicer than nars orgasm! :) I need to see a jouer counter in person asap!

    • becca October 16, 2012 at 7:24 am #

      Are you still in California, Joyce? Because thats the only place with Jouer counters at the moment (there are 2–one inside a Nordstroms in Santa Monica and one in Walnut Creek [which is near Oakland])

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