Saturday, August 31, 2013

New from Jordana: Twist & Shine, 12 HR Made to Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil, and Best Volume Extreme Mascara

 Hello again readers!

I was going to make these individual posts, but I decided to just squish them into one! 

We're aware that Jorana has recently launched a bunch of new products for their line, and there are some wonderful gems! I'm so pleased that drugstore makeup has come a long way, that we can get good quality products for a good price.

Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain:

The Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stains in Rock N' Rouge and Candied Coral, were so much better than I expected. I'm not that huge on wearing lip products (even though I have so many...), and these do so much in such a little product! They're very creamy, and pigmented, gliding on the lips with ease and leaving behind a nice pop of color and shine. They're not drying, I'd even go as far as to say they are moisturizing too.

You can blot them, or let them wear off, leaving a flush of colour behind. The shine lasts for a decent amount of time (about an hour or so) and the stain lasts for another couple of hours. It does however fade a bit in the middle, but another swipe of the product will remedy that. 

Another thing I like about this product, is that you don't have to sharpen it. You just twist it up when you need more product, so it's very efficient. 

For $2.99 each, they're absolutely wonderful, and recommended.

12 HR Made to Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil:

The pencil I got is Black Point. This product is so creamy! The swatch is just one, light-handed swatch on my arm. 

It goes on easy, applies like a dream, and is super pigmented.

Like other Liquid Eyeliner Pencils, it's /very/ soft, so i always make sure I use a very light hand for when I apply them, so I don't accidentally break the tip off.

Another thing, is that they glide on so smoothly, that it's incredibly possible to accidentally slip and draw eyeliner up to your brow! (I have done it)

Aside from the drawbacks, once this pencil sets, it's there to stay. I wouldn't say it lasts the full 12 hours, but it's close, and there is only a slight bit of fading/smearing by the end of the day.

Each pencil is $2.49, and it comes in a variety of other colours. I recommend this to anyone looking for a good eyeliner pencil.

Jordana Best Volume Extreme Mascara:

I picked up this mascara because I wanted to try one of the new ones out (there is another new one that I haven't purchased  yet), and I was drawn to the green cap, instead of the pink. My first impression, is that the wand is /huge/. It's really inconvinient for applying the mascara, and I have to apply it very slowly too...

Another thing, is the formula. The formula of this mascara is very wet, and gets everywhere! I'll apply it, and end up with mascara all over my eyelid! Not attractive.

On the plus, this product is only worth about three dollars, so it's price efficient.

I'm going to hold on to it, and maybe in a month or so the formula will dry up a bit and it'll be better to use, but for now, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone really. Unless you love wet formulas and giant wands...

Thanks for reading~


  1. I need new make-up, really bad.

    P.S. I'm back :).

    1. Welcome back! I've missed you while you were gone :)