Maison Jacynthe Makeup Review

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Maison Jacynthe review

Maison Jacynthe is a Canadian makeup and beauty line by Jacynthe René, an actress, producer, author and founder of the online JMagazine. The Maison Jaynthe range includes makeup, beauty products, soaps, oils, and home fragrances. The products are (almost) all 100% natural with no GMOs or chemicals, and the company is a member of PETA's Beauty Without Bunnies Program, which means that they are cruelty-free as well.

Thanks to a referral from Nicole at Pretty Ruff Life, I was granted the opportunity to select three products from Maison Jacynthe to test and review. I chose the Lipstick in 03 (Garnet), the blush in 02 (Juliette) and the mascara.

Maison Jacynthe Lipstick 03

At the time when I selected these products, the website was only available in French so I had to use Google Translate and my limited recollection of high school French to try and decipher the product descriptions. I decided to try a lipstick because, duh, I love lipstick and I chose 03 (Garnet) based on the picture as it appeared to be a bright, hot pink color (as it does in the above photo). However, it is definitely more of a red-pink in person. It also has an almost metallic sheen to it, which I couldn't tell from the photo or the description, or else I wouldn't have chosen this particular color. However, that is just a personal preference as I prefer a matte or creamy finish. On the plus side, I love the packaging, the product has little-to-no scent, and it is very comfortable to wear. It is definitely not long-lasting but you can get a few hours of wear time without needing to reapply. Overall, it's a decent product but I wish the website provided color descriptions.

Maison Jacynthe Blush 02 Juliette

Maison Jacynthe has two blushes: Romeo and Juliette. I chose 02 (Juliette) because it appeared to be a gorgeous pale pink on the website. As you can tell from the above photo, it is definitely more of a peachy-pink in person. I was worried when I first swatched this blush on my hand, as it basically disappeared into my fair skin. However, I was amazed when I applied this with a brush as it is the most beautifully pigmented, natural-looking blush. The product is buttery soft to touch, meaning that it also produces a lot of fall out and may look a bit chalky if not blended well. However, it is my current favourite blush and I've found myself reaching for it every day. I am very tempted to order the compact to place the blush in and I really wish they offered more color selection as I would definitely pick up another one. Unfortunately I think that Romeo would be too dark for my fair skin given the amount of pigmentation in these blushes. I highly, highly recommend this color for fair skin though!

Maison Jacynthe mascara

The final product that I tried was the mascara. Unfortunately, I was quite disappointed in this product, but it could be attributed to personal preference again. The formula of this mascara is quite wet, which I am not a fan of as I find it weighs down my eyelashes and can be quite messy to apply. However, if you are someone who prefers a wet formula, you may like this product! I found that while it was extremely pigmented and made my lashes appear thicker, it did little to lengthen them. The website describes this mascara as "ideal for a more intense look", but I disagree as I think it's better for someone who doesn't want a false-lashes effect. The product wore well throughout the day but flaked off if I rubbed my eyes and I also found it quite messy to remove. This mascara also has a peculiar scent that is sweet and cloying, however, I was unable to detect it once applied. Of the three products, this one was my least favourite.

Maison Jacynthe review
Makeup look using the Maison Jacynthe lipstick in (03) Garnet, blush in (02) Juliette, and mascara.

Overall, I do recommend checking out this makeup and beauty company! I love the fact that they are Canadian, the sleek packaging, and the natural, cruelty-free products. The blush is a new favourite product of mine and I think I would love the eyeshadows for the same reason. The lipstick and mascara were not my favourites but a lot of my disappointment was due to formula or color, which is simply due personal preference and not because of a poor product.

Have you tried anything from Maison Jacynthe? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

The products in this post were provided complimentary for review purposes. This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and based on my personal experience.


  1. I love that lip color on you- It really pops! Love that this is a cruelty-free brand!


  2. I love that lip colour! Mascara formulas are so different for everyone - wish this had worked better for you!

  3. Juliette looks so beautiful!! I'm so impressed with this company so I'll have to check it out!!


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