Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Jouer Crème Eyeshadow - Organza for Taupe Lovers

If you saw this photo, would you think that Jouer's Crème Eyeshadow in Organza ($20) leans lavender? I would. Then, after reading its description, "shimmering lavender taupe," I'd be sure of it. I don't go out of my way to order lavender eye shadows, even though I love cream shadows. Why then did I order it? Honestly, I have no idea. It was months ago, and I was desperate to add another one of these beauties from Jouer to my makeup wardrobe. I had Cashmere, which is gorgeous, and I wanted to try a lighter shade.

Imagine my delight when it arrived. I saw lots of shimmering taupe, and almost no lavender. Even before trying it, I know I was going to love Organza.

Lightweight in texture with a velvety finish, Jouer's Crème Eyeshadows offer a subtle shimmer. They can be worn alone as a shadow, layered to illuminate the eye, or smudged along the lash line to create natural definition. The soft, exquisitely blendable formula ensures easy fingertip application if you wish, but out of habit, I use a cream shadow brush to apply my mine.

I took swatch photos in full, mid-day sun because I wanted to show you the glory of Organza. I did use my finger to swatch. I was being lazy and didn't want to go back inside and up the stairs to get a cream shadow brush. Fingertip application works well.

Organza is a drop-dead gorgeous taupe. I suppose one could stretch and see some lavender in it, but it doesn't produce the eye-reddening that lavender does on me. I love everything about this shade: the color, the soft shimmer, and the wear time. It stays on. Remember, I use an eye primer below my eye makeup.

I positioned myself in front of a pink azalea, trying to see if I could make the shade look lavender. I think the photo directly above shows its taupe deliciousness even more - despite the sun drop-off on the left.

Do you see lavender, taupe, or a mix of both? By any chance, do you have Organza? How does it look on your skin? I'm thrilled to show you another not-new product you may have missed.

I don't write about Jouer often because we don't have a Jouer counter in the DC area. It's sad. I discovered the brand online and was delighted to visit the counter at Henri Bendel the last time I visited New York. I hope to go back to explore more of the line in person. In the meantime, I shop online. Now and then, there's a site-wide discount, and I love those opportunities.

You can purchase Jouer's lovely cream shadows and all of their products at the company's Web site and Henri Bendel (also Skin 6|2 in Las Vegas).

Update 3:11 pm: I just saw this. Enjoy 30% off during Jouer's Friends & Family Sale using promo code: FRIENDS&FAMILY! Hurry, the sale ends TODAY at 8:00 pm PST.

Photo at top courtesy of Jouer; other photos by Best Things in Beauty

17 comments:

Suselew said...

Just ordered it along with Bordeaux and Amaretto! I love plum based colors and all three seem to have a bit of it. The Organza was gorgeous and I'm not a huge taupe lover. But the sheen was simply divine. I can't wait to get them. The Friends and Family sale was just the nudge I needed!

mamavalveeta03 said...

I love Jouer products. Almost everything I've used has been of superb quality. And Christina Zilber, the founder, shares a very similar philosophy of makeup with Bobbi Brown, so I can't lose! I saw the F and F sale and I plan to take advantage. Maybe with Organza (I've never tried the cream shadows because I assumed they wouldn't stay on! And I use primer!!)

Charleston Girl said...

I'm laughing, Suselaw. The minute I found that F&F sale on Facebook, I ordered. Thirty percent is hard to resist.

Moonchime said...

Just placed my order as well. Can't wait to receive it! I love taupe eyeshadows--and I used to love wearing lavender. It's trickier to pull off on older eyes--but Organza looks like it will work beautifully.

Thank you for the lovely review and photos!

Charleston Girl said...

Hi MamaVal,

Hurry. It ends tonight.

Charleston Girl said...

Hi Moonchime,

From your photo, I can tell you won't have any problems wearing Organza.

Purple Peacock said...

Very pretty!

Charleston Girl said...

Hi Purple Peacock. Indeed! :)

mkdallas said...

Holy smokes, beautiful eye shadow and a great discount! I just pulled the trigger on Organza, a lipstick and a cheek tint. Got all three products for $43 and free shipping...you can't beat that! Thanks for the heads-up on the code, CG!

lovethescents said...

Now that is a gorgeous swatch. Enjoy!

Charleston Girl said...

Hi MKDallas!

I got a similar deal. Can't wait for my box!

Charleston Girl said...

Hi Lovethescents,

One of the shades would look smashing on you, and the price is very reasonable.

Evelyn said...

You made me buy it. lol I hope it's as pretty on me as on you!

Claire said...

I have a soft spot for taupe and this one is really pretty! I cannot see the lavender, though.. maybe just my computer screen?
I haven't come across any Jouer counter here locally either, but once I purchased something online from Nordstrom and on the check out page, it listed Jouer tinted moisturizer, which I picked and loved. I'm definitely intrigued with this brand!

angusmum1 said...

Website errors couldnt place an order yet it does accept Internatinal shiping, not sure of cost. may try to reach them tomorrow if I have time, very reasonable prices bfore he discount so... worth following up, likely. I like the collections, one with the 3 shadows, cant recall names but prices are . Thanks I have never heard of this brand until now!

lovethescents said...

Oh Charlestongirl, thank you!!

Heather Hobbs said...

That is beautiful!!!