REVIEW: Maison Jacynthe New Makeup Line w. FOTD
*Product was provided for PR Purposes.
Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to review some really impressive skin care from Le Soins De Jacynthe, a Canadian skin care brand started by Jacynthe René. Well, the brand is back with a brand new name - Maison Jacynthe - and a new line of makeup that includes a full line of products for face, eyes, lips and cheeks! I had the opportunity to choose three products from the new line to review for you guys and, after enjoying the skin care products as much as I did, I was relaly excited to give them a test drive and feature them on the blog for you guys!
Keep reading for my review of these products as well as a Face Of The Day using them!
My thought process while I was choosing these products was that I wanted to be able to create a whole look using what I chose, so I chose two cheek products and one eye product that I felt could come together to create an easy look. First, I chose the Bronzer in the shade 01 Mattina. Next, I went for the darker of their two blush options in the shade 01 Romeo. And finally, I wanted to go with the type of eyeshadow shade that I like to use all over the lid, so I picked a neutral brown in a satin shimmer finish in the shade 03 Italiano. While testing these products, I've used them as part of other looks as well as all together for one cohesive look.
Maison Jacynthe Bronzer in 01 - Mattina*
When I first opened this, I felt absolutely sure that it was going to be too dark for me and perhaps a little bit too warm for my fair skin, but I actually did manage to make it work. I do have to be careful with this bronzer because it's incredibly pigmented and if I use too dense a brush or pack too much product on, it could get crazy really quick. That said, with a fluffy powder brush and a light hand, I'm really able to easily get a nice warmth all over my skin that blends really seamlessly with the rest of my makeup. I'm not sure I'll be able to use this as the weather gets colder and the bit of tan I've gotten over the summer fades and I'm back to the colour of milk (story of my life when it comes to blush, if we're being honest) but I really like how it works with my skin tone right now and I think the formula is really, really good. The texture is smooth and creamy and I don't find it powdery of heavy on the skin at all and, like I said above, it's incredibly pigmented and blendable.
Maison Jacynthe Blush in 01 - Romeo*
This was another product that made me blink and feel like I had chosen wrong, because this depth of blush can be hard to work with for me, and one swatch told me that it wasn't going to be the kind of sheer blush that I could just pop on. That being said, this brick rose shade is unlike any other blush I have in my collection and I have definitely found that a light hand and a little bit of blending with a clean powder brush once it's applied I can get a really beautiful look with this blush. Honestly, I first thought that this was only going to work for olive and deeper skin tones, but I think this could actually be really universal because it was really easy for me to make it work with a little bit of finesse. It wore well throughout the day and I found I did still have colour on my cheeks at the end of the work day, which is a big plus for me when it comes to blush. Pigmentation with this blush is, again, really strong and the texture is buttery and smooth and doesn't look or feel heavy on the skin.
Maison Jacynthe Eyeshadow Single in 03 - Italiano*
This eyeshadow in 03 Italiano is one of those perfect shades for me in my collection. On days when I'm in a hurry, or when I just don't want to think too hard about my makeup, this is the type of shade I reach for because it's easy to apply all over the lid up to the crease and then blend out with a matte transition shade and call it a look. Again, the texture and pigmentation of this shadow is really beautiful and I found that it applied and blended out without me really having to work at it, and wore well throughout the day (over lid primer) without any creasing and very minimal fading. I think this is actually my favorite of all three products, but I think that could be more about the ease of the shade rather than the formula, because I do find all three to be pretty on par with each other.
Mattina, Romeo, Italiano
As you can see, these three shades are pretty perfect fall shades with a lot of neutral warmth to them that would work well on a lot of skin tones.
For this look, I used the bronzer in Mattina with a really big fluffy brush around the perimeter of my face to give some warmth without too much depth and I found that it was really buildable using this method. The lighting in this photo is blowing out the bronzer a little more than I'd like, because it really did give me some nice, natural looking warmth on the skin. I also used a softer blush brush and was very careful not to apply too much to the cheeks, because the blush in Romeo is quite dark, and I was really able to sheer it out so that it gave a really soft look to the cheeks, but I did need a little bit of help from a clean powder brush over the top to take away some intensity since I like a soft blush look on the cheeks. On the eyes, I used the eyeshadow in Italiano all over the lid and then used a little bit of the bronzer in Mattina to blend out the edges. I also smudged Italiano along the lower lash line and blended it out with a clean blending brush to soften it.
Other Products Used:
QUO Age Excellence Foundation, L.A. Girl Pro.Conceal Concealer, Skin Food Buckwheat Loose Powder, Annabelle Skinny Brow Pencil in Universal Dark (with soap as a brow gel...), Physicians Formula Eye Booster 3-in-1 Liquid Eyeliner, Colourpop Lippie Styx in Poison
Overall, I'm really, really happy that I got the chance to try out these products because all three of them really impressed me formulawise. A little bit, I wish I had chosen different shades, but as this is the beginning of the launch of the line there is a more brief shade selection that I think there will likely be in the future and these were really the shades that called to me.
The entire line of Maison Jacynthe makeup products, with everything from base to eyes, lips, and cheeks, are available online here. The site is still being translated to English, so it's in French for the time being, but I think it's pretty easy to figure out what's what or employ Google Translate for a little assistance!
Thanks for reading!