Jordana Balm Stain, Search and Discovery
I was watching makeup tutorials over the weekend and saw that one of the makeup staples of a popular blogger was by a drugstore makeup brand called Jordana which caught my interest because everything else she used were expensive department store brands or brands available at Sephora. While researching the brand, I discovered that they are owned by the same company as another affordable drugstore makeup brand, Milani, and are only available at Walgreens, Kmart, or online. I saw a lot of buzz amongst the blogger community about Jordana’s line of moisturizing lip balm stains, I went to the closest Walgreens to search for the Jordana balm stains but the display was empty with the exception of a few random eyeliners. I couldn’t find any Jordana balm stains so I purchased Wet n Wild’s balm stain (see review here). I checked back a week later as the the store clerk told me she ordered more and that they would be in the following week, it wasn’t. While running errands, I drove past a Walgreens and stopped in to check in case they had the Jordana balm stains in stock and they did!
There are 10 colors in their “Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain” line and I purchased 5 out of the 10. I wanted to buy every color they had in the store because they were so hard to find, but I didn’t want to commit to all 10 shades and waste my money until I tested it out and knew that I liked it.
Jordana Balm Stain Review and Swatch
I have darker toned lips with a few lip freckles and I’ve been looking for an everyday lip color that isn’t too hyper pigmented and wanted something subtle but still noticeable. I absolutely LOVE this product! It was better than I expected. This is the perfect combination of chapstick and lip color, moisturized my lips even after the color wore off and left a stain, it was as if I had applied chapstick to my lips. Most of the colors I purchased no shimmer but some had a very fine shimmer to them which appear glossy when the light reflects off of the lips, not at all metallic-y or iridescent.
Honestly this product is so awesome, I’d pay $15 for each of these guys if I didn’t know how much they cost. Yes, it performed that good! I can’t say enough good things about these Jordana balm stains. Find them, buy them, and try them out for yourselves, you won’t regret it.