[Review] Jordana Matte Lipstick: #28 Natural

Hellooooo Ladies! 😉

How’re ya doin’? I’m so happy that I can finally have time to blog again and share beauty product’s reviews with you all. You know I’ve been very busy with school stuffs (and TONS of HOMEWORK) lately, tiring yet so much fun…I can’t complain, I’m so proud I’m a professional make-up artist – in the making. LOL 😀

So today I’ll review about Jordana Matte Lipstick: #28 Natural. I’ve been curious and eyeing over this baby (or this brand) since last year, ’cause I’ve heard and read so many good reviews from other beauty bloggers about the superb quality and super affordable price. This product not as popular as other affordable make-up brand like e.l.f, NYX, or Wet n Wild, and kinda hard to find here in Indonesia. I bought this product from an online seller on Instagram, and sold this lipstick at IDR. 48.000 or around $4. 😉

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Anyway, I have a problem of choosing matte lipstick. It’s because I have an extremely dry lip, and all matte lipsticks always look horrible on me. I also have problem of choosing lipstick shades by only searched it on Google, mostly they don’t suit my skin tone. But I don’t know, since I’m very curious about this product, I think it’s okay to buy, yet it’s very cheap (cheaper than NYX or Wet ‘n Wild) and even if i buy wrong shade, I think it will hurts nobody. 😛

This product comes with very classic (or old? looks like cosmetics packaging in 80-90’s) packaging and lettering, just simple lipstick tube with black and gold color and transparent cap. The lipstick is not fully retract on the tube so if you don’t put the cap back carefully, it will scratch the lipstick. The packaging does look very cheap (compared with e.l.f or Wet ‘n Wild), but you’ll stop complaining about the packaging right after you give it a swath on your lip. It’s very impressive! The color payoff and surprisingly suits my skin tone as well.

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Jordana Matte Lipstick: #28 Natural is a warm rosy- brown nude shade that looks very pretty on Asian skin. It doesn’t look pale on dark skin, glides smoothly, and leave no drying sensation (not like Wet ‘n Wild Megalast series…meh!), cover/conceal dark lips very well and great for daily use (this is my current MLBB lipstick!). This product lasts for 3-4 hours on my lip without eat/drink activities. It does sink into your lip’s cracks/wrinkles (especially if you have an extremely dry lip just like me!), but not too much, so I’m still okay with that. Just need a little help from my EOS Lip Balm Lemon Drop SPF15 (click here, for review!) as base coat and problem solved! (even it will be not “matte-finish” enough, tho’)

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Aaa…yesterday I also read about this brand’s company profile on the Jordana Cosmetics official website, and I quite surprised knowing the products are still Made in USA, while other low-price USA cosmetics brand products are Made in China or PRC. So I think the quality control still better than other lower-price brand that already have their mass production in China.

Pros: CHEAP!!!, pretty shade – suits Asian skin tone very well and great for daily/to-go MLBB lipstick, velvety matte finish, won’t drying your lips, Made in USA.

Cons: The packaging does look fragile and cheap and hard to find the seller in Indonesia.

That’s all for today, Ladies…can’t wait for weekend to come so I’ll be homework-free and have another time to blog.

Mwah! :*

GREEN Make-up Base?

green-make-up-base-primer-01“Green make-up base/primer? What will I become after applying this on my face? Hulk? Shrek?” That was the first thing that crossed my mind at the first time I saw green make-up base 1-2 years ago. The texture is nothing special compared with other “normal” shades concealer/foundation products, but this one is just…green! As green as Matcha Latte, or some other products have mint-green color.

If you don’t know about these products before, this green thing actually has exactly the same color correction function with concealer/CC cream, and the main function is to minimize the redness. But why green? Did you know that green is exactly the opposites of red in the color chart? So, green make-up base is the best to minimize the redness, pimples, and other skin breakouts that caused our skin turns red.

green-make-up-base-primer(Some brands of green make-up base/primer: Elf, Sephora, Etude House, NYX, Laneige, L’Oreal, Smashbox, MUFE, etc.)

Many make-up lines already launched their own green make-up base/primer, but these product are not so popular here yet in Indonesia since all those products are imported (and expensive!). Maybe it’s not so popular yet because people here have no idea what kind of product is this. I saw some Korean make-up lines like Etude House, Laneige, or Missha also launched their own green make-up base/primer – already available in some department stores here if you look for these products. I tried this greeny thing from Laneige (I got a 5 ml travel size…or is it a sample? of this product from an online shop here), and the result turns good. 😉

green-make-up-base-03(This product works very well to conceal my HUGE and red pimple! >.<)

For the usage, I just put a little in some spots that really need to be covered, spread evenly with concealer brush and ta daaa…it works! This product won’t 100% concealed spots, especially if you got huge pimples like mine. But I think it’s not bad at all since it concealed like 70% and my pimple became less visible. If you have redness all over your face, you can use this product for your entire face too, but I won’t do that! Hahaha…I’m still scared if this product will turns my face into green, or worse…ashy-grey, since my skin is kind of dark. I prefer to combine and wear this product with other foundation/CC cream in “normal” shades.

Since I’m an Asian, and Asian have more yellowish/tanned skin tone – sometimes got redness or skin breakouts too, but very rarely. Maybe these products invented for people with fair skin/Caucasian, but I think these products work not bad at all on my Asian skin, even personally, I don’t think I will use these products too often, IMHO. I still wish some local or affordable drugstore skin care will launched the similar products too, ’cause I really can’t stand the price! 😀

So, what do you think girls, will it be your next must have item in your make-up case like BB/CC cream? 😉