The Sample: NEW Jouer Tinted Lip Enhancers in Bellini & Shiraz and Pearl Lip Enhancers in Nude Pearl & Rose Pearl (Review, Swatches & Photos)

26 Mar

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Now the Spring has officially sprung, I don’t know about you but I’m looking forward to playing with more glosses–nothing too matte or heavy, just a touch of color and some dazzling shine. For weeks, I’ve been playing with different products on my lips, looking for the perfect product that will a.) add subtle color to the lips, b.) actually feel nice on, c.) add a little bit of moisture, and d.) stay put without feeling sticky and/or heavy. That’s kind of a tall order when it comes to gloss but luckily, I found the perfect ones. Say hello to 2 of Jouer’s newest releases: the Tinted Lip Enhancer and Pearl Lip Enhancer.

Jouer’s original Essential Lip Enhancer is described as a “nourishing and conditioning lip treatment with clinically-proven Maxi Lip™ to increase fullness of lips while decreasing fine lines. With its botanical ingredients, Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil, this ultra rich lip moisturizer protects lips from environmentally damaging elements while hydrating and volumizing to provide lasting results.” It has become such a cult favorite that they’ve added six new shades to the lineup–3 Tinted and 3 Pearl. For the Tinted Lip Enhancers, we have Bellini, Shiraz, and Cosmo. For the Pearl, we have Rose Pearl, Nude Pearl, and Peach Pearl. These brand new shades contain the same great formula but with added color and shine!

–Tinted Lip Enhancer ingredients list (click to enlarge)–

–Pearl Lip Enhancer ingredients list (click to enlarge)–

I received the shades Bellini, Shiraz, Nude Pearl, and Rose Pearl to review. Bellini is a sheer coral-peach shade; Shiraz, a sheer merlot shade. Nude Pearl is a lovely gold shimmer suspended in a clear base; Rose Pearl is a shimmering pearly-rose hue.

The Lip Enhancers come packed in a small plastic squeeze-tube with a soft molded tip. I like that there is a small, clear band below the cap so that you can see the color of the gloss inside the tube.

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These glosses have a medium-thickness. They’re not very fluid or thin but they’re not super thick or goopy at all, either–it’s a very nice in-between. This medium consistency helps the product to stay on for much longer than your average lip balm/chapstick without sacrificing on comfort. These have a very smooth, rich, cushy feel to them–they’re not heavy or sticky or too slick. These do have a sweet, perfume-y scent to them though so if you are sensitive to fragrance, beware–the scent of these does linger for a while.

Now I know these are technically “tinted balms” but they sure do feel like gloss going on and they lend themselves to a gorgeous, glossy finish on the lips. But to call them a gloss should in no way diminish their reputation as a great lip treatment–these really do feel nice on the lips! They are wonderfully moisturizing–I don’t ever feel the need to apply a separate balm before I apply these. My lips still feel soft and moisturized long after these have worn off.

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As far as pigment goes, obviously you’re not going to find very much here. So if you’re looking for a gloss to add lots of color, you will have to look elsewhere. Still, if you’re looking for a tinted balm that acts/looks like a gloss but contains all the great properties of a luxurious lip balm, you’ve come to the right place! Shiraz is the most pigmented, followed by Rose Pearl. Bellini adds just a hint of color and Nude Pearl, as you can imagine, just adds some sparkle. The effect is lovely though–hopefully you can see how the gorgeous shimmer in the Pearl Lip Enhancers adds incredible dimension and shine. All of the shades apply smoothly and evenly without slipping off the lips or settling into lip lines.

These each lasted about 3 hours on my lips. At $16, these are fabulous treat for the lips! The only way they could get any better is if there was added SPF but they are pretty darn near perfect, in my opinion. There is only 1 shade of the Pearl and 1 shade of the Tinted that I did not receive: Peach Pearl (a “shimmering peach pearl”) and Cosmo (a “sheer poppy pink”), respectively. Be sure to check them out–they’re the perfect grab-n-go product for spring and summer!

»»Pricing: $16/0.33 fl. oz. (10 ml.) for both Tinted and Pearl

»»Availability: Nordstrom, and all Jouer counters (click here to find your nearest location)

»»Recommended for: everyone

»»Overall Rating: A


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.

32 Responses to “The Sample: NEW Jouer Tinted Lip Enhancers in Bellini & Shiraz and Pearl Lip Enhancers in Nude Pearl & Rose Pearl (Review, Swatches & Photos)”

  1. Sunny March 26, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

    Do I spot a coral? LOL Not too sure it’ll show up at all but my first pick for the moment is pretty much always a coral!

    Glad to hear you like these so much! I’m fine with sheerer glosses because I can layer them for interesting combinations. Really have to check out some Jouer stuff ASAP!

    • becca March 26, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

      The coral is pretty sheer but I know how much you’ve been loving your corals lately and Bellini would look AWESOME on top of some of your other coral-y lipsticks! Yes, I think it’s about time you had some Jouer in your life!! :P

  2. Taylor March 26, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    Ooh Bellini! These sound lovely, I love a well behaved gloss. I’m also rediscovering my love for glosses recently :-)

    • becca March 26, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

      Yay! Which glosses have you been favoring lately, Taylor? I love lip gloss but it’s really hard to find the perfect formula. I have really dry, picky lips so not all of them end up working for me. These Lip Enhancers are perfect–they are the best of both worlds!! :D

  3. Larie March 26, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

    Oooh, these look really nice! And juicy! And moisturizing! I like things like this for everyday wear – low-maintenance, and most of all, moisturizing!

    • becca March 26, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

      Yes moisturizing indeed–SO important! Especially for me because I have SUCH dry lips! These feel so wonderful and cushiony on–they are great! I hope that Jouer releases even more shades in the future–I want to collect them all! :D

  4. Chris March 26, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

    Rose Pearl looks gorgeous!!

    • becca March 26, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

      Isn’t the shimmer in it inredible?! It’s soo so pretty! I love it! :D Do you think you will be checking any of these out?

  5. Tracy@Beauty Reflections March 26, 2013 at 7:19 pm #

    These look really nice! Man, I wish this company would come to Canada! You always show some really nice stuff!

    • becca March 26, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

      Aw I know–I think you would really like the brand! Any chance you have another California trip coming up?! ;)

  6. Catherine (@bcrueltyfree) March 26, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

    I love a lip treatment/gloss hybrid! The two non-shimmer shades are my favorites. I was a former gloss addict, but have gotten away from them in recent years. This makes me excited about them again!

    • becca March 26, 2013 at 11:03 pm #

      Haha I know I used to be obsessed with lip gloss–it was the only real lip product I ever wore! I have calmed down quite a bit lately but like you, these new Jouer ones have me all up in a tizzy!! :P

  7. Gummy Vision March 26, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

    I’m such a sucker for pretty gloss in a tube!!! Aaaahhh…what are you doing to me!!! LOL!! :-) I really like that Bellini color!

    • becca March 26, 2013 at 11:04 pm #

      LOL have you ever tried anything from Jouer? I think you would really like the brand–it’s a very simple brand with pretty, effortlessly gorgeous products and easy-to-wear, flattering shades :)

  8. Emi at Project Swatch March 27, 2013 at 6:44 am #

    I have the original, and I really like it. I love the scent.

    • becca March 27, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

      I know it’s nice huh? I personally love the scent too! You would love Shiraz, Emi–it’s so your kind of color! :D

  9. Procrastinator March 27, 2013 at 9:22 am #

    Can’t even decide which one is the prettiest. I’ll have all of them, please. =P

    • becca March 27, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

      Hahaha yessss! :P Ever tried anything from Jouer before? You really have to–they’re great! :D

  10. Liz March 27, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

    How about you change your blog name to The Beauty Temptress, huh! :D :D :D

    These look so fun and cute. Loving that darker reddish one that would leave just a natural trace of colour without too much sheen. OH, JOUER.

    • becca March 27, 2013 at 9:12 pm #

      LOL oh wifey–you are too kind! Nothing is more satisfying than to know that you’ve created a new lemming! :P

  11. svetlana March 27, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

    look at all that color oozing from that tube, so pretty! bellini sounds so delish!

    • becca March 27, 2013 at 9:12 pm #

      Love Bellini! But surprisingly, it’s not my favorite like I thought it would be–Shiraz and Rose Pearl definitely are. They are just a touch more pigmented but every bit as cushy and smooth. LOVE these!

  12. Joyce (bronzerbunny) March 27, 2013 at 11:29 pm #

    i have a mini shiraz from a birchbox AGES ago, and I love it! Glad you liked these too. :) YAY. the pink is pretty too! :)

    • becca March 28, 2013 at 1:34 am #

      Oh I didn’t know they had released some minis before the actual release! Aren’t they great?? :D

  13. Jenni@lifeandlensofbeauty March 28, 2013 at 7:28 am #

    i like the pacakging of these cute squeezy tubes!! (oh yes i have a fixation with anything that clicks with a magnetic closure like burberry lipsticks, or anything squeezy tubes, haha) i like the pearly pink one!

    • becca March 28, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

      LOL yeah I definitely have soft spot for magnetic closures and squeeze tubes too :P haha! Have you tried anything from Jouer, Jenni? These tinted balms/glosses are GORGEOUS–you really must try them if you can!!

  14. Lisa @ MidwestGlam March 28, 2013 at 7:45 pm #

    Whoa Nude Pearl and Rose Pearl are gorgeous and I must make them mine! Great swatches!

    • becca March 29, 2013 at 1:18 am #

      Thanks Lisa!! Have you ever tried anything from Jouer? If not, you really must–it’s an incredible brand! :D

  15. Meryl @ Memoiselle March 28, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    I think this tinted lip enhancers works better as a lipgloss rather than lip tint. The shimmer looks so gorgeous and I love anything with shimmer and sparkle :D

    • becca March 29, 2013 at 1:18 am #

      ME too!! Isn’t the shimmer especially pretty in these ones?? :D

  16. Kiss & Make-up March 29, 2013 at 3:39 am #

    Ooh those swatches look great, ALL of them :-D

    • becca March 29, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

      Thank you dearie! :) Any of the shades catch your eye??

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