Travelling requires you to pack your makeup bag in the most minimal way. In this post I am introducing some of the Jordana Cosmetics products  that can be the best staples for your makeup bag. I was sent this Jordana Cosmetics goodie bag sometime around Dec and today, I am sharing my opinion about each of the items that I received.

I am covering only makeup essentials for makeup bag in this post.

Jordana Cosmetics Prime No-shine Mattifying Face Primer – USD $5.99

jordana cosmetics prime no-shine mattifying face primer review

A primer helps the makeup last longer. It also provide a seamless makeup application. Also, primers provide a great canvas for your base makeup. Jordana Prime No-Shine Mattifying Face Primer retails for USD $5.99 and contains 0.68 oz. of product.

Jordana Cosmetics Prime No-shine Mattifying Face Primer

Jordana Cosmetics Prime No-shine Mattifying Face Primer

Jordana Cosmetics Prime No-shine Mattifying Face Primer

Formula feels very velvety on skin. It almost vanish onto the skin. It’s clear and has a velvety texture to it.

Jordana Cosmetics Prime No-shine Mattifying Face Primer

Swatch – Jordana Cosmetics Prime No-shine Mattifying Face Primer

Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Neopentyl Glycol, Diheptanoate, Hydroxypropylcocoate PEG-8 Dimethicone, Isododecane, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Sulfate, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Silica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ethylhexylglycerin, Menthone Glycerin Acetal, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Benzoate.

Jordana Cosmetics Prime No-shine Mattifying Face Primer review

Jordana Cosmetics Prime No-shine Mattifying Face Primer

 The convenient tube packaging makes it easy to take the product each time. It helps reduce the appearance of large pores and it helps in softening fine line and wrinkles on face. It also extends the makeup longevity.

I apply a dime-sized amount of Jordana Cosmetics Prime No-Shine Mattifying Face Primer with fingertips, beginning from the center of the face moving outwards. I concentrate on areas such a s forehead, T Zone and also area around my lips.

I really like how it leave my face oil free making it perfect for makeup application. Eliminates shine and also as it fill the pores and smoothen the fine lines – face appear almost healthy and flawless. It doesn’t leave any greasy feel on skin. Also it didn’t give any breakouts to me. I love this primer.

Jordana Cosmetics Prime No-shine Mattifying Face Primer

 Overall, If you are looking for a budget friendly pore refining primer that helps eliminate shine, leave no greasiness and something which lock your foundation thereby extending the wear time of your base makeup – this product is awesome!

Jordana Cosmetics Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain – USD $3.99jordana cosmetics twist & shine moisturizing balm stain review

The Twist & Shine moisturizes every time! Feels comfortable like a balm, looks pretty like a sheer color stain and keeps lips moisturized! Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain goes on glossy and transforms into the perfect flush of color. For the right amount of wow, Twist & Shine is the how!

  • Moisturizing balm and sheer color stain
  • Retractable, no sharpening required
  • Made in USA

jordana cosmetics twist & shine moisturizing balm stain gorgeous peony review

These very much reminds me of Revlon Matte balm stains and clinique chubby sticks. The Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stains are basically chunky twist up pencils just like Revlon or Clinique versions. They apply smoothly, just like a balm and after a minute or so,  the “balm” wears off and you are left with a pretty wash of color that is stained into your lips.  They are long lasting and perfect for work when you don’t want to keep reapplying your lip color!

The color I received is 09- Gorgeous Peony is perfect as a daily wear neutral lip color . It applies like a thin balm on lips and then transforms into the perfect flush of color. I love to wear it for my workouts where I don’t like to wear makeup, But need a wash of color to my lips.

jordana cosmetics twist & shine moisturizing balm stain

Love the packaging! The outer color of the twist & shine resembles the actual shade color. I like the fact that it’s retractable. Makes it easier to use without having to sharpen. For USD $3.99 each , this is a wonderful deal and I am defnitely adding more colors to my collection.

jordana cosmetics twist & shine moisturizing balm stain

Gorgeous color, isn’t it ? Take a look at its ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Bis-Behenyl/Isostearyl/ Phytosteyl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Squalane, Polyethylene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Triisostearin, Diisostearyl Malate, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Trimethylolpropane Triethylhexanoate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Polyamide-3, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Flavor (Aroma), Sorbic Acid, Propylene Carbonate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Mica, Tocopherol, Tin Oxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica. +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 21 Lake (CI 45380), Orange 5 (CI 45370), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Carmine (CI 75470), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Iron Oxide (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

jordana cosmetics twist & shine moisturizing balm stain

About the moisturing benefits. I never felt the need of a lip balm even in the harsh climate. This one pretty much stayed on without feeling tacky or stickiness. I love how it made my lips. During winter months, Especially when I go out- My lips tend to get very very dry. But, this one felt hydrating.

Overall, I love Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stains! The wear time was great for a stain. Love the fact that it’s non drying on lips.

jordana cosmetics twist & shine moisturizing balm stain

jordana cosmetics twist & shine moisturizing balm stainJordana Cosmetics Easyliner For Eyes (Retractable) – USD $2.99 each

jordana cosmetics easyliner for eyes (retractable) review

Just like your best friend, you can always count on this smudge-, life-, and clutz-proof liner! Easyliner for Eyes comes in a variety of colors and glides on with ease—no skipping or tugging—and it’s retractable—so no sharpening required! You’ll want to take it with you wherever you go, just like your best friend!

  • Bold, high impact shades
  • Lines, defines, accentuates
  • Smooth and comfortable wear
  • Retractable—no sharpening needed
  • Made in USA

I received the shades – Sterling Blue, Eggplant & Jet Black

jordana cosmetics easyliner for eyes - jet black, blue sterling, eggplant review

This is the best beauty bargain ever! Though it’s retail price is USD $2.99 each, It’s on sale most of the time for less than 2 dollars.

jordana cosmetics easyliner - jet black, blue sterling, eggplant review

jordana cosmetics easyliner for eyes - jet black, blue sterling, eggplant review

These retractable eye pencils glide on super easily. Love the fact that I don’t have to mess up sharpener. They glide on smooth, and they are highly pigmented and above all, available on a variety of shades for the steal of a price.

jordana cosmetics easyliner for eyes - jet black, blue sterling, eggplant review

Take a look at the ingredients

Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Ceresin, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, BHT. +/-May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Mica (CI 77019), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947).

jordana cosmetics easyliner for eyes - jet black, blue sterling, eggplant review

Pigmentation – All 3 shades have excellent color pay off. 2-3 swipes and you can get an opaque color pay off which is excellent for a drugstore brand. These eyeliners don’t pull or tug on the lash line which is amazing!

Shade, Longevity, Formula  – All 3 shades are stunning. Though I am a fan of how creamy and easily these glide nto eye lids and how pigmented they are- I am not the greatest fan of it’s lasting power. On my lashline – staying poweris poor. I also noticed a lot of smudging and transferring throughtout the day which is disappointing.

jordana cosmetics easyliner for eyes - jet black, blue sterling, eggplant review

swatches of jordana cosmetics easyliner- jet black, blue sterling, eggplant

Overall,  if you are looking for a retractable eyeliner and your eyeliner application includes softening the line and amoking out the liner edges- This is fair enough serves the purpose well. Also, I like to apply the liner on my eye lid and then smudge using the same color powder eye shadow. It makes the look more bold and intense. Love it! On the other hand- If applied on waterline- it transfers easily and color payoff isn’t great etc.

Jordana Cosmetics Fabubrow Eyebrow Pencil – USD $2.99 each

Jordana Cosmetics Fabubrow Eyebrow Pencil review

Never let anyone with bad brows tell you how to live your life. Instead, show them how to magically create their own perfect brows in seconds! The Fabubrow Eyebrow Pencil has an extra fine point that makes it easy to draw natural-looking brow hairs with just a few quick strokes. Then, use the brush on the opposite end of the pencil to soften the look. Bad brow problem, solved!

  • Colors, fills, defines
  • Creamy, lightweight feel
  • Sharpens to a fine point
  • Cap with grooming brush
  • Made in Germany

Jordana Cosmetics Fabubrow Eyebrow Pencil - dark brown.soft brown, light taupe

Jordana Cosmetics Fabubrow Eyebrow Pencils are a creamy, long-lasting formula which can be sharpened. On the cap there is a little brow brush to help blend the shades in. Great to carry with you if you are on a light travel. For the price – USD $2.99 each they are ok to experiment with and try your luck. I got sent 3 shades of FabuBrow from Jordana Cosmetics – 03 Dark Brown, 04 Light Taupe, 05 Soft Brown.

To fill in brows : First, comb untamed brow hairs with the built-in brush. Then, use quick strokes to draw tiny lines, mimicking brow hairs.

Jordana Cosmetics Fabubrow Eyebrow Pencil - dark brown.soft brown, light taupe review

Jordana Cosmetics Fabubrow Eyebrow Pencil - dark brown.soft brown, light taupe review

Packaging – These brow pencils have a small comb attached to the cap. I prefer a spoolie if I am doing my makeup at home. If not, While travel- I reach out for this. Now, about the brow pencils – They need to be manually sharpened which I quite like. I like a fine point on my pencils so that I can mimic natural brow hair more conveniently. Manual sharpening guarantees that. Now, Say you got 5 of theese. You can easily identify the brow color just by looking at the pencil. Each pencil color resembles its actual brow liner color.

Jordana Cosmetics Fabubrow Eyebrow Pencil - dark brown.soft brown, light taupe review

Jordana Cosmetics Fabubrow Eyebrow Pencil - dark brown.soft brown, light taupe review

Jordana Cosmetics Fabubrow Eyebrow Pencil - dark brown.soft brown, light taupe review

Without filling in brows

Jordana Cosmetics Fabubrow Eyebrow Pencil - dark brown.soft brown, light taupe review

After shaping the brows using shade – 03 Dark Brown

Pigmentation, Formula – From the swatches, You can see these brow pencils have average color pay off! 3-4 layers layers and you can achieve an opaque color. I would recommend using light strokes when filling in your brows with these pencils and then layer it as you go.I like the waxy texture it has. Waxy consistency helps control the brow hair. At the same time – if you pile in too much product. It can build up that pencil look. SO the catch is – comb through the product and that’s when you will need a spoolie of the cap end of this pencil. Dark Brown is ok for my brow color. I haven’t used light taupe or soft brown as they are very pale colors for me.

swatches of Jordana Cosmetics Fabubrow Eyebrow Pencil - dark brown.soft brown, light taupe

swatches of Jordana Cosmetics Fabubrow Eyebrow Pencil - dark brown.soft brown, light taupe

Overall, I would say these are good options if you are travelling and want to carry less makeup with you. Also, You are a beginner to makeup and don’t know much about filling in brows. Also, you’d like it if you have thick eye brows like mine and doesn’t have to fill it much as there is no gaps on your brows. You just need to shape it a little bit. If you are more of a Anastasia brow wiz fan – Then you might find this product very silly!

These Jordana Cosmetics products are great drugstore alternatives if you are beginner to makeup and if you are preparing your travel makeup kit- These can be some of the essentials that you can consider for a quik in flight makeover or a short trip etc

Have you used any of these Jordana Cosmetics ? If yes, Which is your favorite ?

** Products sent by brand PR. However, my review is honest and unbiased as always. 

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