Summer is always a big season for beauty launches, but for us, the only thing that mattered this year was the latest limited edition collection from Jouer Cosmetics, Skinny Dip. Mostly because it has major glow factor – and it would be an understatement to say that us Beauty Bay girls love a bit (read: a lot) of shimmer and sparkle, whether it’s on lips, eyes, skin or all of the above. The collection has been making the rounds in the office, and we’ve all found our standout favourites.
Warning: May cause major damage to your bank account.
Grace, Beauty Writer
I have a bit of a phobia of lip products… I have about 4 neutral lipsticks that I rotate through – so when it comes to nights out and special occasions I’ve often considered that I’d like to wear something a bit more. The thing is, bolds and brights are just so high maintenance, and glosses only result in a sticky mess. I was intrigued by the idea of a lip topping product that wasn’t a gloss, and well, the Jouer Lip Toppers are kind of a big deal in the beauty world… After testing this out, I’m completely converted. Perfect for when you want a bit more than just colour – without going down the sticky, messy gloss route – this adds a brilliant champagne shimmer while still allowing for the shade below to take centre stage.
Jourdana, Beauty Editor
Buttery soft, blend-and-buildable and unbelievably glow-giving, the Skinny Dip Powder Highlighters are the skin-finishing dream – and when you’re as obsessed with uber-healthy, lit-from-within skin as I am, that’s really saying something! I’m addicted to Tan Lines (the shade, that is), a golden-bronze tone with a hint of peach that, when applied across cheekbones, collar bones and across sun-soaked shoulders, offsets summer skin to perfection. Thanks to finely milled pearlescent pigments it offers the perfect balance between sheen and shimmer – all with a colour pay-off so long-lasting it willl cut through any holiday heat. It’s no wonder the Insta-beauty world are falling over themselves to get their hands on Jouer’s cult compacts.
Rosie, Beauty Writer
Super sparkly and incredibly pigmented, this gorgeous palette ticks all the boxes for me. Worn alone or layered over a black gel liner base, the metallic pigments look incredible with absolutely minimum effort. The shadows blend exceptionally well, too, with no troublesome fall-out. I’m particularly taken with Midnight Swim, a dramatic, blackened chocolate hue that doubles up as a smoky shadow or an intense liner. It’s now my go-to palette for all my night-time makeup looks, giving that perfect pop of shimmer that’s going to be just as stunning come Christmas as it is for smouldering summer eyes.
I’m not neutral. I like bright, bold and totally in your face when it comes to my lips, so when Skinny Dip Longwear Lip Crème in Pamplemousse landed on my desk…I was sceptical to say the least. However, when I saw the shimmer through the bottle (which is only a fraction of what’s to come btw) I must admit I got a little excited. The application was seamless and surprisingly so, so neat! The metallic finish made me feel some kind of way and I actually really enjoyed how the warm pink gold went with practically everything I wore. Who knew?!