Thursday, May 01, 2014

Spring Colors: Jordana Blushes in Coral Sandy Beach and Stardust

Jordana cosmetics - sister brand of Milani- needs no introduction to a drugstore makeup lover. I have already reviewed some products from this brand - read them here 

I must admit, I am not a huge fan of powder blushes as I prefer cream blushes [or lipsticks acting as blushes :)]  - I am all for dewy finish look, so I don't always these babies a lot. But when I occasionally reach for a powder blush, this is one of the few I reach out for.

About Jordana blushes from the website: Price - $2.49 USD
"Powder Blush
• Color-True Tints for Cheeks
• Face Looks Youthful & Refreshed
• Accentuates, Sculpts & Contours
• Velvety-Smooth Formula Blends Easily
Made In USA"

My Experience:

Coral Sandy beach is a peachy pink shade with some nice gold shimmers. Stardust is a nice peachy shade with hints of warm brown & would have made a nice contouring shade if not for the slight shimmers. I think Coral Sandy Beach is touted as one of the many dupes for NARS 'O' blush - I don't know. It applies with more of a pinky tone than peach on me.

Both the shades are really nice for Spring/Summer. Coral Sandy Beach would suit most complexions. Stardust -not so much :) It will suit light to medium skin colors to give a nice peachy glow. This can however be a highlighter for darker skin shades.

These are not as nice as Milani blushes but then they are cheaper - so YAY!

Why I like these: 
- Price -> how many nice bliushes are out there that can beat the "Below $3" price tag and yet have so many shade options? I am thinking not many!

- Variety of shades -> Jordana just added some more shades and I must say I am super impressed & looking forward to trying out some of the new matte ones

- Easy to blend ->  I found that this blends pretty easily, so thats always great!

- Stays for a decent time -> I got like 5-6 hours stay which is quite decent

- Easy to use especially for a beginner -> This is not very pigmented blush which means that its great for beginners to learn how to layer and apply

Stardust on the Left, Coral Sandy Beach on the righ

Why I don't :
 - Availability - Not easily available in Canada and some how I am not motivated to pay $17CAD for shipping a $2.49 product!

- Powdery texture, not as silky as Essence or Wet n wild blushes. If  I were to choose, I'd rather go for Wet n Wild, E.L.F or Essence - more easily available & texture is also better

Overall: Well, if you can get em, go for it! I hope some day in future Jordana will decide to come to Toronto.
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