I purchased the Jouer Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Birchbox Pink this past month with some accumulated Birchbox reward points (What’s Birchbox you ask? Check out my blog post ‘July 2012 Birchbox Review’ for a brief description).
This gloss is $20 and is sold exclusively on Birchbox (hence the name). A few subscribers were lucky enough to get this in their monthly sample box, but I did not, and am a sucker for pink and this small business called Jouer, so I had to buy it.
The color, a bright pink in the bottle, is rather sheer upon application. The top swatch is a heavy swatch and the bottom swatch is with a light hand.
I compared this to a similar-looking color, Stila Lip Enamel Luxe Gloss in Tickled Pink.
Amazon sells the Barbie loves Stila trio for $17.22 right now. I’ve had this shade for awhile and it’s one of my favorites. Though the product is called a gloss, it applies and stays much more like a lip stain.
The swatches of Tickled Pink are both below the two of Birchbox Pink. As you can see, Tickled Pink is much more opaque than Birchbox Pink, though they are similar in shade.
Overall, I like Jouer lipgloss in Birchbox Pink. Though sheer, it’s very wearable and it’s also intentionally moisturizing with vitamin E which I appreciate considering I suffer from chronic dry lips. I would recommend if you are looking for a cool pink that’s moderately sheer and moisturizing.
After hearing on the inter-webz that Jouer’s animal testing policy is unclear, I emailed the company and Whitney responded with the great news that Jouer is completely free of animal testing. Yay!
I have been a subscriber to Birchbox off and on at multiple times in the last few years. I usually end up canceling after I receive a few dud boxes in a row and then re-subscribe after a period of time goes by. I’ve been receiving Birchboxes for a few consecutive months now, and this month, Glamour collaborated with Birchbox to create a box with a theme of the five senses in beauty.
Here is what’s inside:
AHAVA Purifying Mud Mask
Laura Geller Double Dipped Lipstick in Caribbean Kiss
Manna Kadar sheer glo shimmer lotion
Oscar de la Renta live in love fragrance
This has been my favorite box thus far! In fact, I love every item in it. AHAVA is one of my favorite brands and I love mud masks so this item was perfect for me. Full-sized products are always appreciated so the Laura Geller lipstick was a winner – it also has two pretty shades. I am a sucker for anything that illuminates or bronzers so the lotion is great. I love Oscar de la Renta and the fragrance is lovely. I even like the extra, which is a set of candy pink and bright blue ear buds.
For $10, the value of this month’s box is amazing considering the lipstick alone costs $17.50. Of course, if you don’t like or won’t use the lipstick (or the other products), that will cut into the value. As with every Birchbox, you never know what you will get, but for $10 it’s not that much of a risk and it’s a great way to try new products.
If you are interested in subscribing to Birchbox, here is my referral link (in which case I will receive reward points): https://www.birchbox.com?raf=f0psx
If you would like to subscribe not using my referral link, then go to http://www.birchbox.com to subscribe!
What did you receive in your box this month? Any items you love or hate?
Today I did an eyeshadow look using one palette and one palette alone: Urban Decay The Feminine Palette (I of course used mascara and eyeliner, too!). I bought this palette when it first came out over a year ago, but I am trying to “re-discover” my stash because I have so. many. products! Hey, it’s a form of recycling right Lucky for you, if you didn’t snag one a year ago, it is available currently on sale for only $16 at urbandecay.com!
This was actually a challenge for me as I have my go-to all-over and blending shades, but I was able to do it! Here is the break down of the products I used:
From the Feminine Palette:
Midnight Cowboy (all over)
SWF (inner corner to mid lid)
Stray Dog (outer corner to mid lid)
Ecstacy (inner top lid)
Aquarius (inner lower lid)
NARS Smudgeproof primer
Jordana Best Lash Extreme mascara
Chanel Ebene eyeliner (lower and upper lash line)
elf eyebrow gel
Chanel Perfection Lumiere in 20 Beige
MAC Mineralize Concealer in NW20
Edward Bess bronzer in Daydream
Chanel blush in Rose Bronze
MAC MSF in Global Glow
MAC Finishing Powder
Chanel lip pencil in Tulip
Chanel lipstick in Royallieu
Chanel lipgloss in Fluorescent
Hi everyone! I am happy to announce that Fair Beauty is back! Due to some trouble with maintaining the domain address, fairbeauty.org was deleted back in November of 2011. The web address was not able to be renewed or used until just recently. I tried to continue blogging, but it just didn’t feel the same with Fair Beauty. I am thrilled it is back, but I am still unhappy that all my former posts are gone. However, this is a chance to start fresh and new. I used this opportunity to edit the site and change a few things, including the purpose of this blog:
In a day and age where going green is popular, there has never been a better time for consumers to find companies that offer products that are ‘green’ and minimize harm on the environment. Fair Beauty is a blog about all things beauty with a particular interest in products that are natural, use recyclable material, do not test on animals, and/or are vegan.
I am also now using a new blog platform (WordPress instead of Blogger).
I am thrilled to be back up and running after a 6-month hiatus. And I am even more happy to get back to sharing makeup reviews, tips, and tricks.Thanks everyone for all the support and love!