Friday, April 9, 2010

Jordana Powder Blushes - Review

What it claims: Color-true tints for cheeks. Face looks youthful & refreshed. Accentuates, sculpts & contours. Velvety-smooth formula blends easily.

Price: Rs. 149/- for 2.2 Gms (If you get these from New Beauty Centre, you will get additional 20% off)

Shades available: 

Sandalwood (Matt peach pink) - my favourite of the lot. Medium in pigmentation, it is a very natural looking color and because you need a few swipes for it to show - even a newbie can use this without going overboard. Does not need a lot of buffing. Will suit most skin tones

Bronze (Coppery Bronze with a pearlcent reflective look)

Cocca (Plum Brown Matt): Planning to get this once my Colorbar Plum Brown finishes.

Redwood: (Cool Pink Red with Pearl reflective color): basically a cool toned red with very diffused shimmer in red - highly pigmented. Needs to be buffed and blended well. This is a very one of a kind color and I haven't seen this in other ranges.

Stardust (Golden Peach) - didn't get this coz it won't go with my skin tone but would look lovely as a bronzer on someone warmer

Tawny Beige (Bronzy Rose): Another one of my favourites. Looks very natural. Pigmented.

Terracotta (Warm Apricot shade matt): a matt light brown shade that I use for when I doing a strong eye or lip look.

Sienna (Light Matt Neutral Brown): again great for just a neutral look.

Sunlit Bronze: (Warm Natural Peach with Shimmer): A nice bronzer for those with warm undertones

Toast (Brown Beige Matt)

I have 5 of these: sandalwood, redwood, terracotta, tawny beige & sienna


Pros: 
1. Very wide range of shades to choose from. They have over 8 shades to choose from. (Internationally, they have launched about 17 colors). The shades are all lovely variations of pinks, peaches and bronze. And a lot of them are matt, but not flat (I don't like sparkly blushes, those with shimmer- just a personal preference)


2. The texture is very smooth and the blush is fine milled. Even the blushes that do have shimmer (like Redwood) - the shimmer is so fine and diffused that you don't see particles of it stuck to the skin, it is a very very diffused glow.

3. Highly pigmented (except for Sandalwood - this requires a some amount of layering), they have long staying powder.

4. The price! after the discount they cost me like Rs. 120 for one. I just love such bargain hunts!

5. They didn't break me out or react badly to my skin.

Cons:

1.Ok, here's one for the numerically inclined. This costs 120 for 2.2 gms, so effectively Rs. 55 per gm. Colorbar costs Rs. 250 for 6 gms so effectively Rs. 40 per gm. Colorbar is cheaper, but I would rather get two different blushes in the same price even if they are lesser in quantity.

2. No ingredient list.

3. Not everyone may like the packaging: round silver pot, with see through screw on lid. Also there is no brush or mirror with this. (I couldn't care less, I am not so much into packaging)

Will I re-purchase: Do I need to answer this?

If you are looking for a good quality, no frills blush, in loads of colors, at a budget price this is a good bet ladies. I really like these blushes, sold in a silver pot with a screw on lid, they may not have the best looking packaging around, but if you are willing to compromise on that then these are really, really nice.
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18 comments:

  1. wow!! so many color at such amazing prize...You can even by all of them:D

    Can any one tell me where can i get them in Noida ?

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  2. I hope I can find these somwhere in Delhi :) I'm looking for a light peachy-pink so I'd love to try sandalwood if I find it here :D

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  3. @Anamika: I know! I just love these blushes, they are good quality and very easy on the pocket too! I don't know about Noida - maybe some other reader can oblige.

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  4. @Ki: Sandalwood is my fav. of the lot. A very very pretty color! I hope u do find these in Delhi :D

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  5. I posted and blogger ate my comment. Here it is again. I am not giving up. :P

    Haven't seen them in Delhi yet. They sound so nice and are easy on pocket as well. I like the products that finish up soon. I get a reason to buy new ones. :P Like how terracotta sounds. :)

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  6. Lavanya NarayananApril 9, 2010 at 10:38 PM

    Hey Tanveer,

    Sounds interesting... Is the pic shown above, the Sandalwood shade ? Not sure if I get it in chennai... Mmmm lemme try out

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  7. Lavanya NarayananApril 9, 2010 at 10:44 PM

    But am a li'l apprenhensive about using blushes since I somehow feel dat it accentuates my acne scars :(. Blushes are great only on even skin tone. So I resist the temption to get blushes. But really feel like trying out this one

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  8. Wow!These are so cheap
    I didn't know about this brand.......it's always good to read your posts.Hope to get this in Delhi.
    One question......do they stay for long?

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  9. I too have sandalwood (U got it 4 me!!)- it is soo natural that I have to work it up rather than tone it down as is the case with other blushes- this one hardly shows if u put on a teeny amt- like u said gr8 for newbies- also cheap compared to all the others available!!

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  10. This is a new brand to me...Have not seen them here.

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  11. @Rati & Poornima: I think this is available only in Mumbai as of now.

    @Lavanya: The pic is of Redwood. Generally tints tend to accentuate scars, but powder does not. If you have a lot of scarring, it will be better to use a concealer first to even out the skin, so that the powder does not settle in the scars. You can wear blush even if you have uneven skin tone - as long as you use the correct foundation and concealer to make a good base.

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  12. @Yuvna: They stay on for upto 3-4 hours if you stay indoors or in a cool dry environment.

    Mumbai is a very humid city so if you are going to out in the sun - no powder blush will last even 30 mins. Only Cream or tint blushes can be worn outside.

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  13. Definately gonna check this out soon....I have been wanting to buy a blush in natural pink tone....u think Sandalwood would be the best choice?

    I love the price and the fact that the packaging is less which means not long before I am done with it and ready to buy new stuff!!

    HD

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  14. @HD: Sandalwood is a very neutral pink color, it shd suit all - & it is very light as well.

    They have a ton of colors at the counter - I too just love the brand - the prices allow you to play and experiment without breaking your bank balance, and the lesser quantities mean it gets over before it gets spoilt :D

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  15. hey tanveer...any other shade you think would be more of natural pink?? i will definately check out all the colors at the counter..

    HD

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  16. @HD: Hmm... jordana has more natural brown shades that pink ones - but even tawny beige is a pink shade :)

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  17. When u r at the counter you are really confused as to which one will look gud on u..cos all the colors r so close to each other...i hv one in coral sandy beach & i love it !!!

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  18. Oh my!!! These sound WONDERFUL!!! I wonder if I can get them in Kolkata...

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