Hello my lovely peeps! I am finally over my yucky sinus crud! So I have started my 28 day diet detox a month late. No sugar, alcohol, or processed junk. Whole foods only. It should be fairly easy to stay on track since I don’t have anything major going on this month.
Today I want to talk about the new Jordana Modern Matte Lipsticks.
I couldn’t believe my Walgreens had a full display of these.
The only item I’ve ever tried from Jordana is their Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara, and I LOVE it. So when I found these, I thought I’d give them a shot. Especially at $2.49 each! And they’re made in the USA.
There are 12 shades available, from nudes to darks. My picks were Matte Classy, Matte Frappuccino, Matte It Girl, and Matte Style.
I was pretty impressed with how pigmented these were to swatch. Though it only took a couple of passes on my arm, I did have to apply more layers on my lips to get decent opaqueness. Especially with the lighter shades.
So onto the colors (which are my personal descriptions). I’m a bit in ‘yo face with these pics because I’m still trying to figure stuff out with my camera (namely how close/far I need to be from it). I’m going from light to dark:
Matte Classy – Mid-tone pink with a tinge of purple.
This one required the most build up, but I think it’s because of my skintone.
It is a little too pale for my liking. Nothing against the color, just personal preference. I think this would be gorgeous on fairer complexions.
Matte Frappuccino – Brown like a coffee drink, but with a tinge of red.
This required about 3 swipes to reach a level I liked.
Yup. This is my kind of color! This is about as nude as I like to go.
Matte It Girl – Cool berry, leaning towards fuchsia.
Wowzers. I was hoping this was going to be more on the berry side, but it is a bright fuchsia on me. This color was pretty easy to build up. Please excuse that sloppy smudge. I didn’t realize it was there until now.
Pink is my favorite color, but I am not a fan of it on my lips for some reason. This one is definitely very fuchsia on me.
Matte Style – Bright red with a tinge of coral.
This red took a few swipes to reach opaqueness. The edges of my lips are a bit red here from switching lipsticks for the photos. I did this one last.
This one is my favorite of the bunch.
As you can see, the formula is not a full-on matte. It does have a bit of sheen to it. The texture is hard to describe – it’s sort of waxy, but dry (if that makes any sense at all). It applies fairly easy, though I did have to build it up.
It does have a slight fragrance, like a crayon. But you have to put it right up to your nose to detect it. It was pretty comfortable to wear, and did not dry my lips out at all. The lighter shades wore evenly; the darker shades did also but left a slight stain (especially It Girl). They lasted around 3 hours. Of course, you need to touch it up after eating.
Overall, I think these are great for the price. If you have been wanting to experiment with a certain color without investing a lot, this is the perfect lipstick to try. The shade range is pretty impressive. If they had other colors I liked, I definitely would purchase more.
Have you tried the Modern Mattes? Do you have a favorite Jordana product?
Again, thanks for reading! xoxo