Thursday, August 20, 2015

On 4:12 PM by Hira Tabassum in , , , , ,    25 comments
Following its official launch in Pakistan, Jordana Cosmetics was the most raved about brand among the beauty fanatics so we too tried several products from their range. Reads are thoughts on them here.

JORDANA COSMETICS QUICKLINER LIP PENCIL IN 06 CHERRYWOOD
Jordana Cosmetics QuickLiner Lip Pencil In 06 Cherrywood

The Brand Claims:
Retractable- No sharpening required. No-break formula; firm enough to outline, soft enough to glide on smoothly. Precision tip outlines and accentuates. Value priced.
Jordana Cosmetics QuickLiner Lip Pencil In 06 Cherrywood
Jordana Cosmetics QuickLiner Lip Pencil In 06 Cherrywood
My Experience:
Jordana Quick Liner Lip Pencil comes in a tinted plastic container with a twist open packaging. The color of the container resembles the color of the product inside. Of the 10 variants available, I tried the Jordana Quick Liner Lip Pencil in the shade 06 Cherrywood. It is a maroon with a dark cocoa brown undertone to it.
Jordana Cosmetics QuickLiner Lip Pencil In 06 Cherrywood- Swatch
Jordana Cosmetics QuickLiner Lip Pencil In 06 Cherrywood- Applied
The texture of the lip liner is very soft and creamy (much softer than Essence Cosmetics Long lasting Lip Liner) that offers a very smooth, easy and effortless application. Despite the soft texture the Jordana Lip Liner did not break even once during application. The color pay off of the lip liner is good with opaque application in a single swipe. You can add more coats to intensify pigmentation if you want to sport an edgier look. The finish of the Jordana Quick Liner Lips is matte (Essence Cosmetics Long Lasting Lip Liner has a more matte finish) and ensures bleed proof lipstick, though the lipsticks are not as transfer resistant with it as they are with the Essence Cosmetics Long Lasting Lip Liner. The staying power of the lip liner was very impressive with about 6 hours of average wear time.
Overall, Jordana Cosmetics Quick Liner Lip Pencil is a good investment that gets a fine job done at a pocket friendly price tag.

Pros:
  • Retractable packaging prevents loss of product.
  • Soft texture ensures smooth, easy application.
  • No-break formula.
  • Intense pigmentation.
  • Impressive staying power of 6 hours.
Cons:
  • Better options available in terms of resistance to lipstick transfer.
Price: Jordana Quick Liner Lip Pencil in not yet available for sale in Pakistan. Internationally it can be bought for US $1.49.
My Rating: 4.5/5


JORDANA COSMETICS LIP OUT LOUD SUPER SHINY LIP GLOSS IN 108- TTYL & 105- GR8
Jordana Cosmetics Lip Out Loud Super Shiny Lip Gloss in 108- TTYL & 105- GR8

The Brand Claims: 
Fun and flirty colors. Patent-leather like shine. New slanted soft applicator.
TIPS:
Apply lip gloss with the wand's slanted soft tip applicator by starting in the center of your upper lip and work your way to the outer edges. Same technique applies for your bottom lip. Use alone foe a dazzling gleam or over your favorite lipstick for added shine.
Jordana Cosmetics Lip Out Loud Super Shiny Lip Gloss in 108- TTYL & 105- GR8
Jordana Cosmetics Lip Out Loud Super Shiny Lip Gloss in 108- TTYL & 105- GR8
My Experience:
Jordana Lip Out Loud Super Shiny Lip Gloss comes in a transparent plastic container with a silver twist open cap. The name of each shade is written on stickers attached to the cap and bottom of the tube for convenient identification. Upon detaching the cap, I am assaulted with an overwhelming water melon scent that I am not fond of at all. The slanted tip of the applicator complements the shape of lips and so ensures easy and uniform application. 
The two Jordana LIP Out Loud Super Shiny LIP Glosses I tried are 105- GR8 and 108- TTYL. 105- GR8 has a pale pink color with a smattering of pink shimmer to it. 108- TTYL, on the other hand is a nude with a lot of golden shimmer in it. After application, the shimmer is barely visible upon lips.
Jordana Cosmetics Lip Out Loud Super Shiny Lip Gloss Swatch L to R: 105- GR8 & 108- TTYL

Jordana Cosmetics Lip Out Loud Super Shiny Lip Gloss in 105- GR8- Applied
Jordana Cosmetics Lip Out Loud Super Shiny Lip Gloss in 108- TTYL- Applied
In both of these glosses, the shimmer is so finely milled, I barely feel it on my lips. The formula of the glosses is sticky, though not as sticky as the Sigma Beauty Lip Glosses (Read Review Here). Talking of pigmentation, 105- GR8 has a light pigmentation that can be built to medium coverage. 108- TTYL has a light pigmentation. It is more on the sheer side and blends in with my caramel complexion so it is barely visible on my face. Both the glosses sheer out in about 1 and a 1/2 hours, though 105- GR8 took longer to fade than 108- TTYL. The staying power of the glosses, however, was decent and they kept my lips moisturized for about 4 hours. To sum it up, Jordana Lip Out Loud Super Shiny LIP Glosses are a decent, pocket friendly investment especially for school going girls and will be even better, if Jordana Cosmetics can work on the pigmentation and perhaps skip the scent.

Pros:
  • Slanted tip of applicator ensures smooth, uniform application.
  • Lip glosses do not budge easily once applied.
  • Keep lips moisturized for about 4.5 hours.
Cons:
  • Overpowering scent.
  • Light to medium coverage that sheers out in 1.5 hours.
Price: Jordana Lip Out Loud Super Shiny Lip Gloss can be bought for PKR 505 (Approx. US $4.95).
My Rating: 3.9/5


JORDANA LIPSTICK 165- BARELY PINK
Jordana Cosmetics Lipstick in 165- Barely Pink

The Brand Claims: 
Full coverage, dazzling color. Rich and creamy texture. Lightweight, smooth-glide application. Soft shine finish.
Begin applying from the center of your upper lips and work your way to the outer edges. Same application is used for bottom lips.
TIPS:
To extend the wear of your lipstick, outline your natural lip line with a coordinating Jordana lip liner and fill in your lips before applying color.
Jordana Cosmetics Lipstick in 165- Barely Pink
Jordana Cosmetics Lipstick in 165- Barely Pink
Jordana Cosmetics Lipstick in 165- Barely Pink
My Experience:
Jordana Cosmetics Lipstick comes in a a plastic packaging with a transparent lid and a silver container. The container has Jordana printed on it. Attached to its bottom is the name of the respective shade for convenience. The Jordana Cosmetics Lipstick shade I tried is 165- Barely Pink. It is a pale pink with a frosted finish and cool undertones. 
Jordana Cosmetics Lipstick in 165- Barely Pink- Swatch
Jordana Cosmetics Lipstick in 165- Barely Pink- Applied
The lipstick, like the Jordana Lip Out Loud Super Shiny Lip Glosses has a water melon scent to it, though unlike the lip glosses it is less powerful and thus tolerable. Barely Pink has a creamy texture that allows a smooth, uninterrupted application. The color pay off, however, is not very good. The pigmentation is very light and I have to swipe the lipstick several times to get a decent, medium coverage on my caramel complexion. Since it is a pale, cool toned color, I believe it would work better with lighter skin tones. The staying power of the lipstick is 3.5 hours though it settles into a stain like finish after 2 hours of application.
All in all, Jordana Cosmetics lipstick in 165- Barely Pink is a decent investment if you are looking for a mildly pigmented lip color with a not too heavy price tag.

Pros:
  • Creamy texture of the lipstick ensures smooth easy application.
Cons:
  • Some may not like the scent.
  • The color payoff is not very good.
  • Lipstick does not suit darker complexions.
  • Lipstick settles into a stain like finish after 2 hours of wear.
Price: Jordana Cosmetics Lipstick can be bought for PKR 445 (Approx. US $4.36).
My Rating: 3.5/5

Availability: Currently Jordana Cosmetics is only available for online sale in Pakistan at just4girls.pk Visit Jordana Cosmetic's Pakistan facebook page for more information.

What do you guys think of Jordana Cosmetics? Have you tried any products from their range?
Also, should we try more collective reviews like this post or should we feature individual products on our blog? What are your thoughts?

Looking forth to read your comments.
Lots of Love,
Maria
*pr sample

25 comments:

  1. one thing i have noticed in Jordana cosmetics is their strong scent and yes I am not happy with the packaging either . but the colors look pretty ! loved the review

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    1. Yes, the scent is so overpowering, it can be very off putting. It would be better if Jordana Cosmetics skips it. Thank you for stopping by dear <3 Your appreciation means a lot :)

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  2. The lip pencil seems good but the lip glosses and lipstick seems just fine. Good review! Come visit my blog sometimes:)

    Chaste & Beautiful

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    1. The lip liner is definitely good, the glosses and lipstick could use some improvement in terms of pigmentation and staying power. Thank you for appreciating and stopping by <3 Visiting your blog now :)

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  3. The cherry wood liner has to be my favourite out of all of these! <3 Looks absolutely gorgeous on you!!

    Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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    1. Of all the Jordana products that I have tried, their Quick Lip Liner Pencil and Sweet N' Smooth Nourishing Lip Balm are my absolute favorites. Thank you for appreciating <3

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  4. The Cherrywood liner is flattering your lips and skin tone very much! It is such a lovely color for Fall-Winter.
    The Barely Pink lipstick would not be my pick since frosty finish similar to that makes my lip lines crease pretty bad.
    Thank you for the clear swatches and your take on the products <3

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    1. Thank you Bia <3 I am not fan of frosted finish lipsticks as they don't complement my skin tone. Thank you for stopping by <3

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  5. You sold the lip pencil to me. Will surely get some.

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    1. I too would love to try more of these lip pencils. Thank you for stopping by <3

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  6. Apart from packaging these lip products sounds good. Very nice swatches.

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    1. The packaging of the lipstick in particular was disappointing to me. Thank you for appreciating and stopping by <3

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  7. I have never tried any products from this brand, this was nicely reviewed.

    Would love to have you follow my blog,
    www.gulezehrasblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for appreciating Gul <3
      Will definitely follow your blog :)

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  8. I'm not really bothered by scented lip products but I just can't handle the scent on these lipglosses and lipsticks !
    The lip liner looks absolutely gorgeous !
    Loved your honest & detailed review.
    Much love xx

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    1. The scent was so powerful, it was borderline nauseating :( Thank you for appreciating <3

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  9. I like the quick liner lip pencil here. It has some pigmentation as compared to the rest of the bunch. Nice review :)

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    1. The pigmentation of the lip liner was indeed very good. Since Glosses are not supposed to be high coverage, I can cut them some slack but the lipstick could definitely use some improvement in the pigmentation. Thank you for stopping by <3

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    1. We completely agree :) Thank you for stopping by <3

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  11. cherrywood looks great on you sweetie :)

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  12. apart from packaging ... i like jordana's products ..

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  13. Loved reding your honest reviews for products we have all been curious about :) Great picture work -Sadaf

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  14. Loving all the products you have shared. Am currently testing this liner too and agree with what you have written here. Its really soft yet I believe essence liners are more creamier. Loving the shade of lipstick. Thanks for sharing :)

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  15. Nice review, so far, they are trying to get their market share, they have variety and various colors options as well, but packaging is ahoo ;)

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