Once upon a time, I received a minuscule sample of a Jouer tinted moisturizer — the color was all wrong, so into the trash it went. It's funny what getting the wrong color can do to skew your judgement of a product. Then there it was again. Kate started talking about it, and then Estée and then I thought, what the hell and decided to give it another go. I also wanted to find something a little cheaper to use on days where I don't want to use my YSL foundation (though that seems to be lasting me forever).
I've been using it for a straight week — not even once have I reached for my beloved Le Teint Touché Éclat. That's saying something. I've never really cared for tinted moisturizer, though I have sampled a few in my time. This one's a little different; it's much thicker than the tinted moisturizers I've used, bordering on a light+ coverage foundation. The finish isn't matte, it's like a mix of velvet + dewy, if that makes sense. The thing I love about this is where the YSL foundation can feel a little wet after application, this stuff sinks in and leaves you feel like you're wearing nothing. It covers most imperfections I get (though redness peeks through a bit), and it's perfect for this warm weather we've been having. I definitely agree that it feels like a lesser coverage Silk Creme, which is probably why I love it so much. Not to mention the color match is perfect as well, thank goodness. I have a feeling this will be the base I reach for most days in the coming months, luckily I don't have a problem with that at all.
FWIW: I apply this either with my fingers or a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. Both do the job well!
+ eyes / brows / lips
+ blush / contouring