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Monday, August 9, 2010

Joe Cosmetics

Hey guys, Em here!

This post is going to be an overview of Joe Cosmetics. This brand is sold exclusively in Loblaws, Inc. owned Grocery chains in Canada. I've used several of the products before in videos and I just wanted to give you guys a better look at them. 

Jump past the break for the swatches!

Let's start with the eyeshadows. 

For their price, in between about 3 - 5 dollars, these are incredibly pigmented shadows. They blend a little roughly, but with a bit of work, they're every bit as good as more expensive shadows. The closest quality I can compare them to is Makeup Forever. In face, the Grape eyeshadow is highly comparable with Makeup Forever's #92. 

These are the eyeshadows 
Lime (Green)
Grape (Purple)
Peacock (Teal)

To the left the shadows are swatched on bare skin, to the right on Urban Decay's Primer Potion in Eden.

You can see that these shadows are incredibly pigmented for their price point and are a very very good buy. 

I have two lipsticks, one lipstain and a clear gloss as well. These are below and are roughly the same price point as the eyeshadows.

The lipsticks are on top
Coral (Coral)
Poppy (Bright Red)

The lipstain, which is nameless, is a bright red. 

And the clear gloss is simply Clear. 

The lipsticks were a disappointment. They definitely weren't as high quality as the eyeshadows had been. They broke off easily from the base of the tube with the slightest pressure and didn't have much lasting power on the lips, though they stained like a bitch afterward. 

The lipstain, however, is one of the best I've tried. This is a FANTASTIC product. It stains beautifully and leaves lasting colour on the lips for hours afterward. 

The clear gloss is an AMAZING find. This is the best clear gloss I've ever used. It is glossy but not too sticky. It has a very smooth feel and is only slightly tacky on the lips, not sticky. 

So that's about it! I feel this brand is wonderful and I think if you have a Superstore or Whole Foods nearby it's an excellent brand to check out!