Looking for a new eyeshadow or lipstick? Maison Jacynthe is the answer! If you know me, you know I am all about eyeshadow. I wear it every time I do my makeup, and I’m always looking for new colours to pair together and different finishes. Maison Jacynthe sent me two eyeshadows and a lipstick to review, and I have found 3 new pieces to add to my “staples” collection.
Maison Jacynthe is a Canadian brand, products are made in Québec- YAY! I love this quote from their brochure “Our 100% natural and active products are real food for the skin.” You can use their products with confidence, knowing you are treating your skin to natural ingredients, not chemicals.
What you WON’T find in Maison Jacynthe products:
- No petroleum byproducts
- No artificial fragrances
- No artificial preservatives
Maison Jacynthe’s active ingredients and fragrances come from plants and flowers. I absolutely love this!
Here are some shots of the individual products I received:
Eyeshadow- 02 Crema:
Here is a closer look:
Crema is a beautiful shade. I would say it is a bit of a cross between a frost and a lustre finish. I use it as a highlight on the inner corner of the eyes, brow bone, or the entire mobile lid. It is very rare for me to use a frost or lustre finish eyeshadow on my mobile lid, I love matte shades. I usually only use the frost or lustre as a highlight shade on the eye.
Due to the fact that I have hooded lids, putting a finish like this all over the mobile lid or crease, usually ends up resulting in my eyes looking even more hooded. When you apply these finishes to a hooded eye it captures the light (which brings things forward) and emphasizes the hood on the eye, making it look more severe than it actually is. However, with this Maison Jacynthe eyeshadow I do not have this problem. I actually love it all over the mobile lid, it is soft enough to not make the hooded lid stand out. So to all my fellow hooded-eye beauties who are looking to add some sparkle to their collection- this is a must if you normally tend to stay away from frost or lustre finishes for the same reasons I do- you will love this one!!
Eyeshadow- 09 Affogato:
Here is a closer look:
Affogato is AMAZING. I can remember when I was 18 and going to prom, my Mom did my makeup for me. She used this gorgeous purple/grey Revlon shade on my eyes and I was absolutely in love with it. When I went to repurchase it after I ran out of it, I was disappointed to discover they discontinued the shade. Affogato is almost exactly the same shade as that Revlon eyeshadow I was so sad to not be able to repurchase. Maison Jacynthe’s shade is a gorgeous charcoal grey with a slight purple undertone. If you have hazel eyes like me, or green eyes, it really makes them pop. I love to use this shade in the crease.
I love to pair both these eyeshadows together. Using Crema on my mobile lid, Affogato in the crease, and a bit of black eyeshadow on the outter V and lashline, and finish with some black mascara. Both eyeshadows retail for C$22.00 each.
Moving on to lips, Maison Jacynthe also sent me this gorgeous lipstick.
Lipstick- 08 Corail Transparent Mate:
Corail Transparent Mate is so pretty. It is matte, and goes on very easily- a little goes a long way. I really like it because it is a beautiful coral shade, however, it is almost a cross between coral and red, and so it pairs well with a lot of different eyeshadow colour looks. This lipstick goes on matte, but my favourite thing about it is that it is NOT drying. Often times matte lipsticks can leave your lips feeling dry, but Maison Jacynthe’s almost has a creamy texture to it, so it’s easy to work with. I also love the packaging of this product, how cute!! It retails for C$33.00.
Tip: When using a matte lipstick such as this one, I suggest making sure you exfoliate your lips before application. The only downfall to matte lipstick shades in my opinion is it really emphasizes dead skin if your lips are chapped. I use a lip exfoliator before applying this and it goes on really well.
Overall Maison Jacynthe has a phenomenal makeup line. I am so impressed at how pigmented the eyeshadows and lipstick are, a little of these products go a long way. For a brand that has no chemicals and is made with natural ingredients, the makeup measures up to other high-end brands products that I use. If you are looking for a birthday gift for someone, or still doing your holiday shopping, I strongly suggest checking out Maison Jacynthe!
Here are some swatches of all 3 products:
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