Joe Fresh is adding a few more products to their 2016 lineup.
How do they stack up?
The Joe Fresh Eye Shadow Palette in ‘Neutrals’ ($14.00 CAD) contains 12 cool toned shadows. With mostly shimmers and a few mattes, this palette looked promising.
The colours swatched quite nicely with my fingers. But even though a palette might look good when using your fingers, I care about how they pick up on a brush. The mattes picked up absolutely beautifully. They were pigmented, and finely milled, so I didn’t have to dig my brush into the product. The shimmers, however, didn’t pick up very well on my eyeshadow brush. I found myself having to dip my shadow brush into the product a few times, and apply a few layers of product to my lid, for the colour of the shadow to show up. I really wanted that rose gold shadow (column 2, row 2) to be the star of my look, but the colour just didn’t pop on my lids.
The CC Translucent Pressed Powder ($12.00 CAD) contains specks of yellow, green, purples, and oranges, in a white base, to even out skintone.
I tried applying the power with a large face brush, but it was a huge mess – there was a lot of pickup. The real issue with this product was how it wore. It didn’t even out my skintone. All it did was put a heavy white cast over my entire face. It was like a lighter version of clown makeup. I HAD to reach into my bronzer and blush to even it out, so I didn’t look ghostly. The CC powder was definitely not translucent, so it was a big miss for me.
The Universal Brow Sculpting Wax ($12.00) is a retractable stick, that is designed to keep brow hairs in place.
I was pretty impressed with this one. I wouldn’t call it universal, because it swatched quite brown, but it worked for my brows. It was smooth, felt pretty light, and did the job. Thumbs up.
You can find the new Joe Fresh core beauty products at Shoppers Drug Mart.
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