Hi friends, I’m super excited to present three new makeup products from the awesome Maison Jacynthe. They graciously sent their new nail polish, fluid foundation & highlighter for me to review and share my thoughts and appreciation (no strings attach & #notsponsered)!
Earlier this year, I had the pleasure to work with this ALL NATURAL & CRUELTY-FREE Quebec-based company, founded by the inspiring Jacynthe René. I was so impressed by her makeup line and fell immediately in love with their Blush in Juliette (02), an absolute marvel (You can read about their eyeshadow, blush and bronzer HERE).
Before I dig into today’s products, I would invite you to visit their beautiful website (Maison Jacynthe), both in English and French, and discover that ever-growing wellness brand, their nature-oriented skincare, books, perfume and makeup that are developed with care for women of all ages!
The nail polish that I selected is in the color Taormina (Taormina is a commune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Messina, on the east coast of Sicily, Italy). After my first application, I was madly in love with the formula and mostly the color. If their was a “Ingrid” shade, it’s Taormina, which is the prettiest taupy/ mauvy ever made. TOTALLY a Fall & Winter must-have!
Her nail polish line also includes a base and a top coat, plus 10 vibrant additional shades. I foresee myself buying Portofino, ideal for Summer months.
If you have been following my blog for a while, you know that I rarely wear polishes on my fingernails (except clear ones since I’m so brutal with all the gardening and my outdoorsy activities) but I wouldn’t be caught dead not wearing polishes on my toenails at any giving time. I feel very confortable to recommend these nail polishes: the formula is so long wearing and this colour so rich; you barely need a second coat. I’m just IN LOVE with Taormina (probably would be IN LOVE with the town also)!!!!!
Honestly, my first impression was not a positive one at all. The coverage was way too light to cover my uneven skin (sun spots, acne scars & redness). But, after getting my usual coffee fix, I looked in the mirror to apply the rest of my makeup, and found my face to be radiant and beautifully glowy. This product is the ultimate foundation for a natural makeup day, aka a “no makeup, makeup day”!
What I love:
My shade, Beige Ivoire (01), is perfect for my light complexion. To be noted, that the color has a yellow undertone, which is great for me since I despise pink undertones.
In my honest opinion, this fluid foundation is best suited for normal to dry skin women since it has the most natural dewy finish (not to be confused with greasy!)
You do have to shake the bottle prior to application since it contains oils.
The packaging is super elegant and very practical with its pump and glass container (Hip Hip Hooray …. ) and sturdy enough for traveling purposes.
Weirdly enough, this foundation smells AMAZING!! I’m CRAZY about the unique scent! If I might add, each product tested from this brand smells great, probably the result of all those natural ingredients.
As previously mentioned, the coverage is light – I cannot build it to a full coverage or even a medium one,
After 10 hours, it doesn’t look cakey or as not settle in my fine lines,
This product is made in Italy,
The only downside is that there are ONLY 5 shades available.
I wasn’t expecting to be blown away, but in all modesty, I look damn good with just this Fluid Foundation, a Bronzer and one of my many coral glosses. Also, may I remind you that it also smells ridiculously good…
Pricing: 46$CND for 1.01 fl oz
If you like crazy pigmented highlighters then look no further, Maison Jacynthe has you covered.
What I love:
A little goes a very long way, this little number is PIGMENTED,
It blends like a charm and doesn’t emphasize the textures of my skin,
Depending on your mood, the occasion or you preferred look, this formula gives either a nice light shimmer or an intense one, but it doesn’t contain glitters. To my makeup addict friends out there, these highlighters remind me of the Dior Skin Nude Air Luminizer Powder, but in a cruelty-free & cheaper version…
I have to write about the scent again since I’m obsessed,
Luna Rose (02) is more golden than pink but there is however a very discret pink shift. Lovely product for the highlighters fan out there!
As much as I REALLY enjoy these 3 new makeup products, I’m going gaga about their compacts. Beautifully design and truly unique, these compacts are also very practical since you can interchange products as the season changes or simply for traveling.
Pricing: The compacts are sold separately 17$CND (for the medium) & 29$CND for the larger ones.
Maison Jacinthe’s natural & cruelty-free products can be found on her online boutique and in many other retailers in the province of Quebec. More info HERE.