Friday, April 9, 2010
Jordana Powder Blushes - Review
Price: Rs. 149/- for 2.2 Gms (If you get these from New Beauty Centre, you will get additional 20% off)
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
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.
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.