Yesterday, as I circled the beauty area at my local Walgreens in search of the Milani foundation in my shade (and to no avail), I came across something that was far more exciting for me! Signal drum roll….the Jordana Sweet Cream Lip Colors in a limited edition Halloween collection. The colors were eye catching to say the least and I knew I had to pick some up. Especially at only $4.99 a piece!
Now, I had no idea how these were going to perform because I had never even heard of them before. I know, shame on me. I took a leap of faith though and snagged four of them. I purchased (in order from left to right in the picture to your left): Fantasy Fairy, Witchy Night, Zombie Queen, and Vampy Vixen. There were several other colors in the collection that I did not buy because I wanted to buy colors I knew I did not have in my collection.
Now, let’s talk about a few things:
- Color, color, color: The three shades on the left performed so well! They went on in one coat, and were very true to the tube with the exception of Zombie Queen looking a little more blue when applied. Vampy Vixen, however, did not live up to my expectations as it went on very streaky and left patches of dark and light on my lips even after a second coat. And no, I did not exile the poor darling to the right of the photo on purpose. Sheer accident, I promise. 😉
- Applicator: The doe foot applicator has a peculiar shape which I found to greatly aid in putting the lippie on straight out of the tube. It has a sort of heel on it that, I feel, helps to stabilize the hand as you swipe it across your lip. Check out my video below if you’d like to see exactly what I’m talking about.
- Price and quantity: Now, these are priced at $4.99, as mentioned above. With that being said you are only getting .11oz or 3 g of product here which is about half the size of a normal liquid lipstick. I do feel that the price could be lowered a bit because of simple math that I’ll break down for you… A Milani Amore Matte Lip Cream is $7.97 as its cheapest and you receive .21oz or 6 g of product. This lip cream is one of my favorites at the drugstore for the way it goes on and wears throughout the day. Now, Milani is a bit of a more “expensive” drugstore brand while Jordana is at the lower end with pricing. If I were to double the amount of product in the Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color it would put me at .22oz or 6 g of product but the price would be $9.98. This price comes in a lot higher than even Milani, who in my opinion, is up there with NYX. Now, why would I pay ten dollars for a product from a company who strives to put forward quality, low-priced items? As a smart consumer, I have to say that I am a bit unhappy with the amount of product and would like to see either a small price drop or a slight increase in the net weight. Sorry, Jordana!! Just my thoughts on the matter.
- Formulation: Moving on to a more positive note, I felt that the staying power and overall performance of this product rivals some of my favorite liquid lippies and am happy to see cruelty-free drugstore alternatives! The only time my color started to wear was at dinner when I was eating greasy tacos..yes greasy. 🙂 This, however, is normal for any liquid lip I have tried. I definitely recommend these if you’re in the market for some fun, vibrant colors!!
👇These are just a few of my thoughts on the product and if you’d like to see even more as well as how they look live check out my video below:👇