Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain Review & Swatches

First time when I saw these had a "NEW" sign on Cherry Culture, my first thought was: damn they look so similar to Revlon Just Bitten Kissable! I'm a big fan of the Revlon balm stain (US price $6.49 - $8.99 depends on which drugstore), and these Jordana ones are only $2.99 each. Also Cherry Culture was having a 40% off site wide sale so I purchased all 8 shades with no doubt. All 8 of these were only $14.35 altogether, I have to be mad if I don't buy some...



Here is my Video Swatch: (CLICK HERE to watch on YouTube)



Jordana Twist & Shine Balm Stain, Left to Right:
01 Nude Chic, 02 Sweet Pink, 03 Tropical Frenzy, 04 Candied Coral,
05 Honey Love, 06 Cranberry Crush, 07 Rock n Rouge, 08 Terra Crave
As you guys can see, these look even more identical to Revlon Just Bitten after taking the caps off, exactly the same twisting packaging.


Jordana Twist & Shine Balm Stain Swatches on arm, Left to Right:
01 Nude Chic, 02 Sweet Pink, 03 Tropical Frenzy, 04 Candied Coral,
05 Honey Love, 06 Cranberry Crush, 07 Rock n Rouge, 08 Terra Crave
Here is the swatches I did on my arm. These would be the most true to color swatches you can get! Since the packaging or the balm stain itself doesn't show the exact color very well, and also it is really hard for me to keep doing swatches for all 8 shades below, cause they're balm stain! They do stain your lips quite a bit which makes swatches harder.


The swatches below still gives you a good idea of all the shades on lips, but I wouldn't say it's as true to color as my swatches for other lip products. This balm stain did stain my lips quite a bit and they just got more and more red at the end. But after all these are still close to the actual color.




my bare lips


Jordana Twist & Shine Balm Stain 01 Nude Chic
Jordana Twist & Shine Balm Stain 01 Nude Chic Lip Swatch
01 Nude Chic is a light nude with a small amount of glitter.
The lightest nude out of all 3 nude shades in this line. It is a really light brown and isn't pale at all. There's a small amount of glitter in this shade, and it's the only one has glitter out of all 8 shades. 



Jordana Twist & Shine Balm Stain 02 Sweet Pink
Jordana Twist & Shine Balm Stain 02 Sweet Pink Lip Swatch
02 Sweet Pink is a baby pink.
This is such a lovely light pink, not too pale and not too bright, just that beautiful cute color. Unlike all the light pink from Revlon Just Bitten which is way too bright/neon in my opinion. This Jordana one is way easier to wear for everyday look.



Jordana Twist & Shine Balm Stain 03 Tropical Frenzy
Jordana Twist & Shine Balm Stain 03 Tropical Frenzy Lip Swatch
03 Tropical Frenzy is a bright pink.
Just slightly darker and brighter than 02 Sweet Pink. This would be a gorgeous summer lip color to wear!



Jordana Twist & Shine Balm Stain 04 Candied Coral
Jordana Twist & Shine Balm Stain 04 Candied Coral Lip Swatch
04 Candied Coral is a medium coral.
The packaging looks quite neon but the actual swatched color is not as neon/bright. It is a medium true coral shade which I think is so gorgeous. Another fun color for summer.



Jordana Twist & Shine Balm Stain 05 Honey Love
Jordana Twist & Shine Balm Stain 05 Honey Love Lip Swatch
05 Honey Love is a mauve undertone nude.
This is darker nude than 01 Nude Chic, and has slightly more pink/mauve undertone to it. Another great everyday color. This would probably be mature women's top pick out of 8 shades.



Jordana Twist & Shine Balm Stain 06 Cranberry Crush
Jordana Twist & Shine Balm Stain 06 Cranberry Crush Lip Swatch
06 Cranberry Crush is a red toned berry.
The color looks more purple in the tube and swatch looks more on the red side. The name probably describe the shade better than the packaging color does. I was hoping to be more purple toned but this is still a gorgeous autumn color.



Jordana Twist & Shine Balm Stain 07 Rock n Rouge
Jordana Twist & Shine Balm Stain 07 Rock n Rouge Lip Swatch
07 Rock n Rouge is a red with blue undertone.
If you guys don't know by now I'm a huge fan of all different reds, so of course I would like this quite a lot. This shade is the most pigmented color out of all 8 shades, the pigmentation is amazing! <3



Jordana Twist & Shine Balm Stain 08 Terra Crave


Jordana Twist & Shine Balm Stain 08 Terra Crave Lip Swatch
08 Terra Crave is a red-ish brown.
The darkest nude out of 3 nude shades in this collection. It has slight red hint to the brown so this made it a very classy mature nude.


Here is the overview of swatches and the tube side by side:



Here is the overview of swatches and the tube plus lip swatches side by side:






Pros:

- super affordable, most of the products from Jordana is almost unbeatable.
- super moisturizing.
- long lasting, it does actually stain your lips just like the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable
- very little amount of sweet scent, unlike the Revlon Just Bitten has a super strong mint smell which could be a turn-off for some people.
- smoother to apply compare to Revlon Just Bitten.

Cons:

- not as easy to find compared to Revlon due to not all drugstores sell Jordana.
- too many neutral shades, it's opposite to Revlon Just Bitten. Revlon has too many bright shades and Jordana has too many neutral. 
- 8 shades to choose from which isn't that many.

Conclusion:
Over all I think these Jordana balm stains are great products to have. Amazing quality and super affordable price. You can't beat it!


18 comments :

  1. These look so beautiful, Bonnie! :) You're so beautiful!!
    Im a new follower of your blog :)

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    1. thanks a lot Sharina! xx
      my blog is still quite new but i'll keep working hard on it :)

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  2. hey!! I love reading your blog so I nominated you for the Liebster Award! Here's the link to my post: http://www.cynthialions.com/2013/11/the-liebster-award.html

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    1. awwww thank you so much Cynthia! I check that out and made my own one as well :)

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  3. for the price of these you definitely can't go wrong! I wish I knew where to find these here in Toronto, Canada. I shall be a on a hunt now for them lol. Thanks for sharing! such great swatches!

    xoxo, charlene
    lipstickandsweets.blogspot.com

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    1. I think Cherry Culture and Beautyjoint are the only places that sells Jordana and ships worldwide for cheap. I got mine from Cherry Culture, just wait for a bit they have 20% off sale quite often!
      Thanks for reading Charlene I followed your blog after checking it out :) xoxo

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  4. Candied Coral and terra Crave are gorgeous! Great swatches xx

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    1. I love all of them I can't even decide which one is favourite haha. thanks for reading Coco xoxo

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  5. Nude chic and Terra crave look beautiful, very similar to the Revlon ones, but much cheaper.

    One new follower over here ♥
    Greetings from Barcelona! | nerweenmakeupbag

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    1. I think Jordana is even smoother to apply than the Revlon ones and waaaay cheaper! Thanks for reading Nerween :)

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  6. This is a fabulous thorough review. I like the look of Tropical Frenzy.
    I'm your newest follower :)

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Love the colors! I like tropical frenzy! :)

    http://ahintofbeauty.blogspot.com/

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    1. seems like everyone is like tropical frenzy! I like the name haha ;)

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  8. Thank you for your swatch & reviews. I made my purchase based on this review and I'm very happy with 02 Sweet Pink

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    1. this is the first time I knew someone got some products just based on my blog review. I feel so special and thank you so much for trusting! I'm so glad you're happy with your purchase I'm so happy I helped a little bit !! xx

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