I was going back and forth about which liquid lipstick to buy next after getting the Matte in Detail Liquid Lipsticks (that was such a fail, btw). I wanted to dive into the higher-end brands (ehem Chanel; ehem bareMinerals) but decided against it in the end as I’m a little bit too broke to be spending 1000php+ on a single lipstick.
So when I was browsing Stuff in Style, I saw this Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Colors. A friend recommended this to me months ago and said that they’re fairly comparable to the infamous Kylie Lip Kits.
I haven’t personally tried those way-too-expensive lip kits but I have to admit that the comparison did intrigue me.
Jordana Cosmetics website
Pretty big claims right there. I only got to try Crème Brulee and Tiramisu as I gravitate more towards nude colors lately. We’ll give the darker ones a try next time.
First of all, let’s talk about the packaging. I have a great appreciation for drugstore brands that take into account how their products look and feel like. So I love that these babies don’t feel and look cheap despite the affordable price tag. I also like the embossed “J” at the top of the cap, which is a very fine detail and one that I normally see on higher-end brands.
Also, the hollow doe-foot applicator (okay, I don’t know how else to call it but there’s this hollow part on it instead of just the regular flat or slanted ones) is a first for me and I find that it makes applying the product on the lips easier.
Another thing is the scent. These are very true to its name as they smell like some kind of a sweet dessert concoction of sorts; chocolate according to the girlfriend. The smell’s not really overpowering and doesn’t linger so I don’t mind.
Both of the shades faired almost the same on me; Tiramisu was just a tad better when it came to longevity and overall wear performance.
They both had a velvety-matte finish, both were extremely light on the lips, and both were non-drying and non-tacky, which I really loved. However, they were both seriously patchy on me. I had to layer them thrice to cover up the “empty spots” on my lips but even after three layers of application, I still couldn’t get a full coverage and you could still see my lips underneath.
This, however, is not the case on the girlfriend. I applied both shades on her just for fun and to see how it would look against her really fair skin (I’m assuming she’s either NC10 or NW10, while I’m NC40). While both were patchy on me, it applied beautifully on her — and she has dry lips! I didn’t even have to do two layers to get her lips fully covered. I initially thought that it’s because of how pigmented my lips are but then again, a lot of other lipsticks (liquid or not) have managed to cover my lips up without any issues. So, meh? I’m confused.
I also noticed that her lips looked so chapped because of how visible the cracks and fine lines are when I applied Crème Brulee on her. But I had no issues with that as neither shades emphasized the lines on my lips.
We both didn’t get to wear them for 16 hours so I can’t say anything about that particular claim but like I said earlier, Tiramisu did last longer on me with lesser fading than Crème Brulee.
Overall, both shades were pretty decent, with Tiramisu being a much better performer. I don’t hate them but I don’t particularly love them, either. I’m still planning on getting a few more shades, specifically the darker ones, just to see if they’re going to perform the same way.
And oh, if these are indeed comparable to the Kylie Lip Kits, then I feel sad for everyone who are just going absolutely gaga over those since they’re not worth the steep price.