We’re all about supporting Canadian brands and have actually talked about Quebec-based line, JOUVIANCE previously. We wrote about one of their star products, Collagen Boost aka… botox in a bottle! It’s like your own needle-less, hyaluronic injection that stimulates collagen and elastin. You can check out why we think this product rocks here!
Being big fans of Jouviance’s skincare, when we heard that they also launched a cosmetic line just last year in 2014, we knew we had to try it. Cosmetic junkies can never get enough!
The Jouviance line is developed by Dermatologist, Guy Sylvestre. The same quality of ingredients that are used in the skincare are also used in the makeup. We liked the fact that each of the products actually contain active ingredients and do not have any sulphates, parabens, or phthalates.
The BASE PRO-COLLAGEN FILLER ($24) pictured above has become a staple in my makeup bag. It is a light creamy, smooth base that fills any pores, fine lines and
wrinkles laugh lines. It can be used under your makeup or for touch ups. I actually dab a small amount around my eyes after I’ve applied my makeup. It instantly gives my eyes a boost and glow. Softens the lines.
HYDRA-COLOUR QUATOUR in shade Black Star ($34)
This is the perfect quad for creating a variety of desired looks, especially the ultimate smokey eye.
*It contains 2 light neutrals that are the perfect base and highlighting shades. The neutral matte tone for the base and the neutral satin tone for under the brow and inner corners of your eye.
*The dark black can be used for contouring a smokey eye or used as an eyeliner instead of a pencil for a softer lined look. Smudged out around the lash line with a brush for a smokey eye.
*The deep blue shimmer is absolutely gorgeous. Many women worry about shimmer as they age but I say you can wear shimmer any age, anytime! There’s a difference between ‘sparkle’ eyeshadow and shimmer eye shadow. Sparkle may be more like a disco ball effect… definitely not everyone’s cup of tea forsure. Shimmer, however is more subtle yet sophisticated when worn properly. For a special evening out or during the Holidays it’s perfect! Live a little!
*For a touch of shimmer you can apply your black liner then add just a tiny amount of the shimmer shadow with an angle brush across the upper lash line only. Simple yet elegant.
*For a very subtle all over your lid look you can lightly tap your contour eye shadow brush into the shimmer shadow then dust onto your lids over your favourite dark based shadow. Using a very light hand you can achieve a beautiful soft shimmer.
SUNKISSED DUO in shade Passion ($33)
Definitely one of Jouviance’s standout products. Their Sunkissed Duo is absolutely stunning. The 2 shades can be worn on their own or blended together to achieve an allover glow. The formula is enriched with coconut which moisturizes and hydrates. As well as orchid flower extracts which help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
We know what you’re probably thinking. Wow, this blush is really pigmented with deep, dark colours. We thought the same thing the first time we seen it. But we have to say, we were very surprised at how subtle & natural the colours actually looked on the skin. With any blushes, bronzers and even eye shadows, that have deep pigmented colour tones, you have to use a light hand when applying. Start with less product on your brush and apply more as desired.
I much prefer pigmented products over non. It’s the worst when you’re swirling your makeup brush around and around the product trying to pick up colour! The Sunkissed Duo provides great pigmentation.
ROUGE MAGISTRAL in shades Sunbath in Monaco & Paris Chic ($20)
Jouviance’s lipsticks exceeded our expectations. They have a really nice pigmentation, creamy texture and actually feel like a hydrating lip balm instead of a lipstick. Some lipsticks are completely dry/matte and aren’t very practical to wear daily. These Rouge Magistral lipsticks are perfect for everyday wear because they actually moisturize your lips thanks to the Hyaluronic spheres which locks moisture into skin tissues. This prevents lips from dehydration. Maxilip, an ingredient that firms and plumps is also added.
Rouge Magistral Lipsticks are available in 16 different shades.
I absolutely love the colour Paris Chic. It is a beautiful red shade for Fall & Winter. Not too deep and not too light, really easy to wear & flattering on all skin tones. I know it’s going to be a staple lipstick in my bag this season. – Natasha
This little number has won Jouviance awards. It is their brightening pencil that mimics injection. Hence the name. 😉
It is used to add fullness and definition to the areas of your face that you want plumped. You know those annoying areas that we all seem to magnify on our own face. It has a plumping ingredient that is capable of mimicking collagen and hyaluronic acid injections. All I can say is, thank you!! I’m wayyy too scared at this point to actually get my face injected with actual needles and such. But I sure the heck am all over trying these anti wrinkle, collagen boosting, plumping, filling products!
Where to buy:
Jouviance products are available online and at select Shoppers Drug Mart & Jean Coutu stores in Canada.
Have you tried any Jouviance makeup products or skincare before? Let us know!
Laura & Natasha xo
(written by Laura/photos by Natasha)