Maison Jacynthe is back this Fall with new makeup launches! I had the pleasure of trying out their original launch last August with much thanks to my gal Angie at Whipped Green Girl who introduced us, so I’m grateful and very excited to have this opportunity to share what’s new and good at Maison Jacynthe.
For the uninitiated, Maison Jacynthe is an eco-chic French Canadian brand that offers skincare and makeup collections that are cruelty-free, vegan, free of artificial fragrance, and is formulated with safe, natural, and non-toxic ingredients. The Maison Jacynthe team kindly offered me the opportunity to choose 3 items from the new launch (which includes liquid foundations, powder highlighters, and nail polish) so I chose one from each category to try out.
Liquid Foundation* in “Beige Porcelain 01” ($46) — I’m pretty pale year-round (I fall into the fairly-light category) so I went for the lightest shade available. It’s a smidge too dark on me so if you fall into the fair/fairly-light category you might not find a shade match. It’s a bummer that it’s just a hint too dark for me because it’s such a close match! Formula wise, this foundation has a light-medium coverage with a natural finish and wears beautifully throughout the day without wearing off. I’ve never been a liquid foundation kind of girl, so when a formula impresses me and meshes well with my skin type it’s a keeper! I used Root’s Setting Silk to set it and I loved the natural look and finish. The only downside is the packaging – it doesn’t have a pump since it’s an open jar with a cap. It has a stick on the end of the cap so you kind of have to dig around in the jar to get product out. It’s pretty inconvenient and I suspect over time this will cause the foundation to dry out. If this were offered in a pump bottle it would be a major improvement!
Highlighter* in “Soleil Pétillant 01” ($33) — This highlighter shade lends a shimmery golden finish while the shade 02 Lune Rose lends a shimmery golden pink finish. The resulting golden highlight is quite subtle (it doesn’t have the diffused pearly effect) since the shimmer particles are larger. It’s great if you need a little somethin’ somethin’ without looking like a glaring disco ball!
Nail Polish* in “Amalfi” ($14) — I had difficulty choosing which polish shade to try because they are all so pretty! I settled on Amalfi finding it to be the perfect rose-y nude that didn’t look too nude. The formula is great – it doesn’t chip really easily and the color payoff is high, 2 coats will do it! The nail polish might be my favorite item out of this haul.
Click here for full ingredient lists of each product. I noted in my original review that lake dyes are included in some of their color cosmetics in order to avoid carmine to keep the line vegan. You’ll notice that ingredient lists might contain “parfum” which is their proprietary fragrance blend made of essential oils. I have double checked with Maison Jacynthe in the past to ensure that it’s made with essential oils only!