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Jordana Cosmetics Twist and Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain is a moisturizing balm infused with a light weight lip stain. These stains are in pencil form but you don’t have to worry about sharpening. They are 100% retractable. Keep reading for photos, swatches, and my thoughts about the collection.
Jordana Twist and Shine reminds me a lot of the Revlon Balm Stain without the shiny silver bottom (packaging). Jordana is 0.095oz in size, whereas Revlon is 0.09 ounces so Jordana comes out to be a little larger. Enough of the comparisons though, I just wanted y’all to get an idea of the size. The stains are in pencil form but as I said above there’s not stress to sharpen, they are twistable (retractable). They go up and down with ease, no complaints about that.
All of the balms are well pigmented and go on with ease. They apply like a gel, yes, they are that smooth. I actually like lining with the tip of the balm and then simply filling in from there.
Of course these are balms and not some kind of long lasting lipstick so the color itself lasts roughly about three hours, but the moisture lasts long after the color is gone- eight hours.
They have no taste (don’t ask) and they have a strawberry scent to them. Here are lip swatches and color descriptions below. I know my lips are crooked, but I’m learning to accept that because lip swatches just look better… even if on crooked lips.
Tropical frenzy is a bright warm pink. No glitter, no shimmer.
Rock n Rogue is a orange red. No glitter, no shimmer.
Candied Coral is a orange toned coral. No glitter, no shimmer.
Sweet pink is a cool toned medium pink. No glitter, no shimmer.
Cranberry crave is a soft sheer red. No glitter, no shimmer.
Honey love is a nude flesh toned shade. No glitter, no shimmer.
Nude chic is also flesh toned with a silvery shimmer. I found this one hard to remove because once you get the balm off, there was a thick coating of silver glitter left behind.
Terra crave is a brown toned nude. No glitter, no shimmer.
And the price? An amazing $2.99. This is total bang for your buck! You can snag these Jordana Twist and Shine Balms at Walgreens.