May Lippy Review: Jouer Long-Wear Lip Creme Liquid Lipstick in Cayenne

Back to the liquid lipsticks – today’s review is on the Jouer Long-Wear Lip Creme Liquid Lipstick in Cayenne. I’ve been obsessed with trying out different liquid lipsticks lately, mainly because there are just so many of them being launched in recent months! I feel like every brand is trying to push out their own liquid lipstick and I’m barely keeping up with them.

The Jouer Long-wear Lip Creme Liquid Lipstick in Cayenne is supposedly from their limited anniversary edition, which was a few months back. Since it is still available on the Cult Beauty website, I’m not sure how “limited edition” this is. This cost £15 for 6ml of product.

This comes packaged in a squarish transparent tube where the actual colour shows through, with a short doe-foot applicator. Normally I would love a squarish tube because I am incredibly OCD, but I don’t like that one side of the tube juts out from the cap, making it a non-perfect square. It can stand on its own though, which is nice.

The doe-foot applicator was a little smaller than the regular lip gloss applicators and just a little too small – it doesn’t grab enough product for a full application with just one pump, but it is good for doing a precise application and spreading the product around on the lip. This has a rather strong sweet scent to me but I can’t really smell it anymore once it’s on my lips.

Jouer Long-Wear Lip Creme Liquid Lipsticks are supposed to have “full coverage” that “lasts all day”. Fresh from the tube, the texture is very light and slightly thinner than what I would call “creamy”. It takes a couple of minutes to dry down, which is slightly faster than a lot of liquid lipsticks I’ve tried, and it is not too sticky during the process of waiting for it to dry.

Cayenne is described by the brand as “Warm Metallic Sangria”, but I would describe it as a a metallic medium-dark plum red. It’s semi-opaque to me and needed more than 1 layer for full coverage – it looks strange and patchy when it is not full coverage. It’s smooth and easy to spread, but I had a little bit of problem making sure that it stayed where it was placed. Another weird thing about the application is the second coat is very obvious – if you look closely at the lip swatch, you can tell that my second layer is sitting on top of the first.

This lasts for a decent amount of time – about 4 hours, but it wore off unevenly. It’s not drying and is very comfortable to wear, but I didn’t like how it looked when it wore off – it’s very patchy. I don’t mind a lip product with lower wear time as long as it wore off evenly.

Personally, I really don’t like the shade; I don’t find metallic shades flattering on my skin at any time and this was not an exception. It looks really odd and I feel really weird with it; I can’t find any occasion to wear it at all. It doesn’t wear off nicely – it leaves behind weird patches of metallic lipstick which already looked weird when it was not patchy. It’s such a shame because I really find it to be one of the more comfortable liquid lipsticks to wear.

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