REVIEW - Maison Jacynthe First Impressions

by - June 22, 2017

Located in Quebec, Maison Jacynthe is a Canadian brand founded by Jacynthe Rene. Maison Jacynthe's recently launched their makeup line, formulated with only 100% natural and active ingredients. Their products are free of chemicals, petroleum by-products, preservatives and synthetic fragrances. The best part is that Maison Jacynthe is also a proud member of PETA's Beauty without Bunnies program which can be a huge deciding factor for some makeup lovers.
I was given the opportunity to pick a couple of their products to test out and I'm pretty amazed at these products and their quality. Keep in mind, the powders from Maison Jacynthe are pans and do not include the case which is sold separately. I like to keep all my powders in my Make Up Forever Metal Palette. I chose to try their Eyeshadow in 07 Frappe, Blush in 01 Romeo and Powder Compact in 02 Medium Beige because I use these products the most on an everyday basis. I'm currently spending my Summer in Ottawa and brought a pretty minimal amount of products with me and all three made the cut! :)
Eyeshadow in 07 Frappe ($22) - On the website, Frappe looks like a bright peachy pink which made me a bit apprehensive to choose it, but I'm so glad I listened to my gut. Frappe is a lovely shimmery peachy pink that works well on the middle lid, inner eye and even as a highlighter. I personally like to use it on my whole lid for casual days ie. when I'm going to school. 
Blush in 01 Romeo ($26) - Currently, there are two options for blush - Romeo, a rosy red and Juliette, a light pale pink. I chose Romeo because I figured Juliette would be too light for my Light/Medium skin tone, but after testing Romeo, I think Juliette would have been equally as good of a choice. I say this because hot damn, this blush is PIGMENTED. It's the most pigmented blush in my collection right now, dethroning my Smashbox blush. With that said, it's SOOO easy to over blush, so one tap of the brush is more than enough.  
Powder Compact in 02 Medium Beige ($29) - There are also two shades of the Powder Compact - Light Beige and Medium Beige. I chose Medium Beige and surprisingly it's a bit dark and yellow toned. For reference, I'm between an NC20-25 and the Medium Beige would be better suited for NC30-35. I received this in February when my skin was lighter and can pass it off now that I tanned a bit this Spring/Summer. The powder itself feels light, provides medium coverage without looking cake-y and so far hasn't caused any breakouts. 
Since Maison Jacynthe products have 100% natural ingredients, the powders have a faint herbal scent to them. I can only compare this scent to Physician Formula's Organic Wear BB Cream, but it's a lot less strong. I really liked everything that I tried and am really impressed with the pigmentation for all three products, especially the blush. I would definitely recommend Maison Jacynthe products if you're in the market for organic cruelty-free products, or just something new!

If you're interested in trying Maison Jacynthe products, you can order it from their website here (free shipping over $130 or a flat rate of $9.50).

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