Jouer Nude Lipgloss: Back to Nudes
For the first year and a half, give or take, when I started wearing makeup, I would only wear nude lip colors. I rarely wore any lip products for a long time but when I did, it would always be a milky nude lip. Heavily inspired by Japanese Gyaru gals, Korean pop idols and Taiwanese drama actresses, I thought nude lips were the most flattering on me and they seemed to be the "safest" lip color. I don't quite remember when I exactly changed my mind but I started to notice that nude lips made me look washed out and sick. I was erasing my lip color and making it a pasty color akin to zombie lips. I veered off my nude lip obsession to dabble in pinks, corals, reds and even the occasional burgundy.
A little more than a month ago, I purchased a shockingly bright Jouer lipgloss in Birchbox Pink and loved the formula. Then a few weeks after that I attended the Birchbox Sample Stop event and the Jouer lipgloss in Nude was one of the samples available. Nude is a shimmer-less brown toned nude with a touch of pink. I jumped at the chance to try another shade in the lipgloss range, hoping that the formula was just as great.
Long story short, my expectations were met. The lipgloss is non-sticky and easily applied. It does not goop up nor leave that unflattering white line where my lips meet. Nude has even better pigmentation than Birchbox Pink. The best part is that this nude lipgloss does not make me look corpse-like and gives me the milky lip look that I had hoped to achieve back in the day. The only aspect that Nude does not accomplish is moisturizing my lips as well as Birchbox Pink. Nude clings onto dry flakes a bit more so it is paramount to have healthy, plush lips prior to application. I've come to believe that nude lip colors are less forgiving on dry, peeling lips.
I am extremely pleased with Jouer's lipgloss in Nude and I am more confident that I will like the other colors in the range. I think the $20 retail price for .24 fluid ounces is reasonable and would definitely pick up a few more to add to my collection. Have you tried any Jouer lipglosses? What is your favorite nude lipgloss?