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Jouer Cosmetics Mystery Matchbox #1 Review – December 2018

Jouer Cosmetics Mystery Matchbox December 2018 - Jouer Box Top

Jouer Cosmetics recently released three new mystery boxes! You can choose between a $45 box that comes with their powder highlighter in Citrine, a $55 box that comes with their blush bouquet duo in Flirt, and a $65 box that comes with their rose gold eyeshadow palette! All of the boxes contain full-size products, with the $65 box coming with 6 products and the other two coming with 5.

Jouer Cosmetics Mystery Matchbox December 2018 - Jouer Box Open Front

This is a review of the $45 Mystery Matchbox, which is still available for purchase!

Jouer Cosmetics Mystery Matchbox December 2018 - Jouer Group Shot All Items Top In Box

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Jouer Cosmetics Mystery Matchbox December 2018 - Jouer Group Shot All Items Open Top

About the Box

The Box: Jouer Cosmetics Mystery Matchbox

The Cost: $45 + Free shipping

The Products: 5 full-size products including the powder highlighter in Citrine with a retail value of $99

Jouer Cosmetics Mystery Matchbox December 2018 Review

Jouer Cosmetics Mystery Matchbox December 2018 - Powder Highlighter in Citrine Top Jouer Cosmetics Mystery Matchbox December 2018 - Powder Highlighter in Citrine Open Front 1 Jouer Cosmetics Mystery Matchbox December 2018 - Powder Highlighter in Citrine Open Front 2

Powder Highlighter in Citrine, Full-Size! Retail Value $24

This was the spoiled item for the box, which I think is a great idea for mystery boxes to do. If you know you like the spoiled item, chances are you won’t be disappointed. I wasn’t disappointed with this highlighter, which is pigmented, creamy, easy to blend, and SHINY! Citrine is a shimmering gold shade that can be applied sheer for a subtle glow or really packed on to make you seen from space. I’ve been needing a full-size highlighter and I am really happy with this one.

Jouer Cosmetics Mystery Matchbox December 2018 - Essential Jet Set Eyeshadow Palette Swatch Top

Here is the highlighter swatched!

Jouer Cosmetics Mystery Matchbox December 2018 - Essential Jet Set Eyeshadow Palette Top 1 Jouer Cosmetics Mystery Matchbox December 2018 - Essential Jet Set Eyeshadow Palette Top 2 Jouer Cosmetics Mystery Matchbox December 2018 - Essential Jet Set Eyeshadow Palette Open Front

Essential Jet Set Eyeshadow Palette, Full-Size! Retail Value $24

What, an eyeshadow palette? Score! It feels like a home run that this mystery box contained this six-shade eyeshadow palette, and to be honest I am surprised this wasn’t the spoiled item! All of the shades are matte and blend really easy, and while my finger swatches don’t look too impressive I was happy with how pigmented they were when applied directly to my eyelids with a brush. The brush included in this palette is great, too. One of the ends is stiff, pointy and narrow, which is perfect for lining your eyes. The palette doesn’t say the name of the eyeshadows on it, but according to the website that orange-brown shade is called First Class and it is my favorite of the bunch.

Jouer Cosmetics Mystery Matchbox December 2018 - Kitten Liner Top Jouer Cosmetics Mystery Matchbox December 2018 - Kitten Liner Open

Kitten Liner, Full-Size! Retail Value $18

This is a great jet-black eyeliner- it has a firm (but flexible) pen tip that allowed me to create one of my best eyeliner wings of 2019. Once this set, it doesn’t budge, which I learned the hard way after horribly messing up my wing on my left eye after nailing the right one.

Jouer Cosmetics Mystery Matchbox December 2018 - High Pigment Lip Gloss in Sunset Top Jouer Cosmetics Mystery Matchbox December 2018 - High Pigment Lip Gloss in Sunset Open Front Jouer Cosmetics Mystery Matchbox December 2018 - High Pigment Lip Gloss in Sunset Open Front 2

High Pigment Lip Gloss in Sunset, Full-Size! Retail Value $17

I am not much of a lip gloss person but this may be what converts me. Sunset is a warm nude rose that looks great on fair skin but didn’t look as good on my mom’s tan skin when she tried to steal this from me. This is made with Jojoba Seed oil and Coconut oil so its hydrating on my lips, and it is incredibly comfortable to wear- no stickiness!

Jouer Cosmetics Mystery Matchbox December 2018 - Long-Wear Creme Lip Liner In Nude Front Jouer Cosmetics Mystery Matchbox December 2018 - Long-Wear Creme Lip Liner In Nude Open Top Jouer Cosmetics Mystery Matchbox December 2018 - Long-Wear Creme Lip Liner In Nude Open Top 2

Long-Wear Crème Lip Liner in Nude, Full-Size! Retail Value $16

This lip liner is creamy and applied beautifully to my lips, but I wouldn’t call it “ultra-pigmented” the way it is described. The pigment is okay, but I did have to go over a few spots a few time to get the same color throughout. Other than that, I really liked this liner and the warm medium beige shade is a great neutral for a variety of lip looks.

Jouer Cosmetics Mystery Matchbox December 2018 - Essential Jet Set Eyeshadow Palette Swatch With Product Top

Here are the swatches! From top to bottom we have the lip gloss, the lip liner, the eyeliner, and then the eyeshadow palette.

Jouer Cosmetics Mystery Matchbox December 2018 - Jouer Selfie 1 Jouer Cosmetics Mystery Matchbox December 2018 - Jouer Selfie 2

Here I am wearing everything in the box! I also got a foundation foil packet sample in this box, so that is the foundation I am wearing (and to be honest I am thinking about buying the full-size—I really like it!). I am wearing the light pink shade (second from the left) and the sepia shade (second from the right) on my eyes, and I lined my eyes with the Kitten Liner. I lined my lips with the lip liner before applying the lip gloss, and I am wearing the highlighter on my nose, cupids bow, cheekbones, and under my eyebrow arch. The only non-Jouer makeup I am wearing is my Benefit Gimme Brow and my Grande Cosmetics mascara (from my Boxyluxe!), and I am really happy with how this turned out. All of these makeup products will be used heavily in my rotation in the coming weeks!

The Verdict: This was my first real experience with Jouer Cosmetics and I loved it! All of the products are great quality for their price tag, and some of them could even be more affordable dupes of pricier counterparts. I also really love the gold packaging- it feels so chic and luxe. For the $45 price tag, I got five full-size items with a retail value of $99, and I feel like it was a great deal.

To Wrap Up:

Can You get this box if you sign up today? Yes, as of publication, this box is still available!

Value Breakdown: This box cost $45 with free shipping and I calculated a total retail value of $99. That means you are paying approximately the following per item:

  • Highlighter: $10.91
  • Eyeshadow Palette: $10.91
  • Eyeliner: $8.18
  • Lip Gloss: $7.73
  • Lip Liner:  $7.27

What do you think of the Jouer Mystery Matchbox? Did you grab one of the other variations?

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Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

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Comments (15)

  1. Jessica, I have to tell you, I love, love, love your reviews. They are seriously the best of the group, imho.

    • Thank you so much!

  2. Girl, your curls look luscious, I’m so jealous!! And I want to try that lip gloss! Great review, as always. Merry Christmas!

    • Thanks Nicole! Merry Christmas!

  3. I got this same exact box and was thrilled. I am all about color and would never buy neutrals on my own but really needed them in my collection. This was perfect! I love Jouer’s products.

  4. That is one of the better mystery boxes I’ve seen in a while! Have you tried the Fenty glow gloss bomb or any of Pat McGrath’s (pale fire nectar is my fav) those 2 glosses made a believer out of me…I only wear gloss now.

    • I agree! None of the items felt like products they were trying to get rid of.

  5. These boxes are all sold out as of right now Dec 24, at 12:25!! What a great deal these boxes are!! The products are AMAZING and they all go together really nice!! I went to the website and all 3 mystery boxes are sold out!!
    Merry Christmas Jessica and everybody else reading this!!
    Have a great day!!🎄🎅⛄🎁

    • Looks like there is a waitlist – hopefully they bring them back soon!

    • Merry Christmas Denise!

  6. WOW, I’m loving all the products you received in your box!! The eye shadow palette is AMAZING and oh so pigmented! What a great selection for a mystery box, it seems as though everything goes together which is odd for a mystery box also!! Mystery boxes you usually get a mixed bag of products that don’t quite go together like these did!! Great review, AMAZING products and they all look fantastic on you Jessica!! I love the eye shadow palette and the highlight are my favorites in this mystery box!!
    Merry Christmas Jessica and everybody else at MSA!!

  7. You’re so pretty! I always enjoy your reviews. That eyeshadow color does look great on you.

    • Thank you so much Jen! Merry Christmas!

  8. I like how cohesive this is. Most mystery boxes are so random.

  9. Awesome mystery box and great review!

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