I recently made my first purchase from Jouer Cosmetics – the Jouer Essential Matte and Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette. The keyword here is essential. This palette literally has everything you would ever need in an eyeshadow palette.
As a neutral-eyeshadow-lover I knew I had to have this palette. It includes a champagne-colored highlight shade, a yellow-toned highlight shade, a pink-toned highlight shade. It has a cool brown transition shade and a warm brown transition shade. There is even a black shadow, which seems to be rare for eyeshadow palettes. It also has the perfect mix of shimmer and matte shades. There are 12 shades total, 7 are a matte finish and 5 have a shimmer finish.
I really enjoy the packaging of this palette. It is very compact and sleek and I love the animal print on the exterior. The only negative is that fingerprints show very easily (if you could not already tell from my photos).
The quality of the shadows seem to be very good. Most of the shades were incredibly buttery and pigmented. There are a few duds: the shade fresco is incredibly chalky. Overall, the shimmer shades were a lot softer and easier to swatch than the matte shades.The first three shades (Dew, Matte Vanilla and Fresco) are my least favorite. I think the rest of the shades are very pigmented and beautiful.
Is this palette groundbreaking? No. However, I think this is a must have palette for anyone looking for the perfect travel palette, or the perfect basic palette for their collection. It retails for $40 but Jouer frequently has coupon codes (I was able to use one and get my palette for $32). Did you buy the Jouer Essential Matte and Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette?
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