Do you want to look like a mermaid? Cleopatra? Aphrodite the goddess of love? It’s achievable with the epitome of golden, glittery, gorgeous, lip-porn, holy grail products: Jouer Long-Wear Lip Topper in the oh-so-sensual name “Skinny Dip”. This product comes from one of Instagram’s favorite beauty brands- French-meaning “to play”, Jouer.
Now, without getting too crazy- let’s talk about what this truly is. A lipgloss. A gorgeous, gold and pigmented gloss. It can be worn alone, or on top of other lipsticks to give a beautiful touch of glitter and shine. The magic that comes from this product is pretty amazing though, Skinny Dip ($16) is luxurious and elegant, but it’s versatile and sheer enough worn alone for every day use.
From top to bottom: Kylie Cosmetics “Poppin” Gloss, Jouer “Skinny Dip” Lip Topper, NYX Cosmetics “Celestial” Gloss swatches.
It smells amazing, like a delicious Vanilla cupcake. But don’t take this lightly- it’s extremely sweet scented; some people might not like it. The brush is your classic doe-foot, with a chic square shaped glass bottle. I wanted to see how some other golden-glosses held up in comparison to this mythical lip topper, so I did side-by-side swatches and lip tests of two others. Skinny Dip is not necessarily expensive, but it does take some consideration for me to drop more than $10 on a lipgloss. In my opinion, it’s worth it for this one- but you can easily find dupes for half the cost.
Out of the three, Skinny Dip is the stickiest feeling gloss. Not so much so that it’s annoying, but it’s definitely thick and honey textured. Poppin’ is more on the liquidy side of consistency, with specks of golden and pinkish glitter, and the NYX Cosmic Metals lip creme is just that- whipped and creamy. It’s thickest and most opaque of the three.
One coat of Jouer “Skinny Dip” with ring light.
One coat of Kylie Cosmetics “Poppin” Gloss ($15) with ring light.
One coat of NYX Cosmetics Cosmic Metals in “Celestial” ($7.49) with ring light.
Skinny Dip seen here worn over MAC “Honeylove” Lipstick.
In conclusion (what is this, a high school report?), these are all very comparable to each other and can easily pass as any of the three! Honey-dripping-lip-licious-glossy-goodness. That’s all for now- a quick swatch and dupe for you guys. Let me know what is your favorite gloss, and if you want to add to your collection, shop these golden gloss options and nude lippies below!