I can’t believe how long I waited to get one…
Jacynthe Rene, founder of JMagazine, recently released her new makeup line to complement her existing skincare. This Canadian brand is based out of La Prairie, Quebec, is handmade, contains natural ingredients and is cruelty-free. I got to choose a few products from their site to test, and let me tell you I am hooked.
The aesthetic of this line is earthy and woodsy. The eyeshadow and blush are in refill pans that you can store in these gorgeous eco-chic cherrywood compacts, and the format of these compacts are similar to Inglot with the magnetic bottom and slide open top.
04 Cappuccino is a warm mid-tone brown perfect for in the crease to transition almost any shade. The eyeshadow base is made with cornstarch and other ingredients include coffee seed oil, shea butter, macadamia oil, apricot and avocado oil
09 Affogato is a grey purple that looked a lot more purple in the online photos but I am quite happy with how the shade turned out. The formula is almost identical to the other eyeshadow I received with minimal tweaks to the natural colours used to create it.
These are heavy single swatches to show pigmentation, which is amazing. There is NO fallout with either and the Affogato shade has a slight shimmer to it.
The Cappuccino shade is definitely a perfect crease and transition. The pigmentation was so good and the formula was so soft and blendable I didn’t need a separate, lighter shade to transition to the browbone. It just… blended.
As I mentioned before, Affogato looked more purple online but ended up being a cool, grey purple that works really well to define the crease and the outer V. I added a pop of highlight to the rest of the lid and under the brow to complete this look.
I am really, really happy with these shadows and would put the quality up there with Makeup Geek and Inglot. The list of ingredients is impressive and the compacts are stunning. I think a little shadow duo in a cherrywood compact would be a great little gift for someone.
Grab Maison Jacynthe products online now. Shipping is about $9.50 to Canada and $13.50 to the US.