Happy Black Friday! Have you bought anything today? Last year, the Jordana website did a 50% off everything sale for Cyber Monday. I don’t know if they are going to do it again this year, but just in case they do I thought it would be a good time to share some swatches of the new (-ish) Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stains that have been sitting on my computer for a while.
There are eight shades available, and I bought four of them: Nude Chic, Honey Love, Cranberry Crush, and Rock N Rouge. Nude Chic has silver glitter, and the other three have no shimmer or sparkle.
As you can tell from the name, these are twist-up pencils; no need to sharpen. Like the Revlon Kissable Balm Stains, they are quite pigmented with a slightly glossy finish; unlike the Revlons, they don’t leave a bright, long-lasting, somewhat artificial stain after wearing off. They do fade evenly, much like the similarly packaged Tarte Lipsurgence pencils. I’ve read that other people find the Jordana pencils very moisturizing, but I find them neither moisturizing nor drying. Continue reading