Saturday, February 22, 2014

Fantastic Frugal Find: $1 Matte Lipstick by Jordana

Hey, guys. Ever heard of that cheap-o cosmetic brand called Jordana? I've always noticed it in the bargain section at grocery and drug stores and have always avoided it because the products just looked so terribly cheap and "ghetto".

Anyhoo, I saw a bunch of their matte lipsticks on sale at my local grocery store the other day and thought it would be fun to just give it a try. What'd I have to lose? They were marked down to $1 from $1.50. I picked a bright, red-orange shade called Tangerine Tango.

I was completely floored by the quality of this lipstick! The color is richly pigmented and opaque, the finish is a creamy matte, the scent is reminiscent of M&M's, and it still looked great on my lips when I removed it 7 hours later, with just some slight fading and feathering (my bad, I didn't use any lip liner). I never had to touch up and I didn't find that it was overly drying for a matte formula. For just $1 apiece, I'm pretty sure I'm going to go back and purchase them in every color available.

A little bit of overkill with the electric, metallic blue eyeliner. Lol. Orange and blue were my high school colors, coincidentally.

I used the Naked palette for this look and accented with NYX Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Blue, another cheapy-but-goody product that I love!

Full face product list:

  • UD Naked Skin liquid foundation - 5.0
  • ELF Clarifying pressed powder - Honey
  • Etude House Drawing Eyebrow pencil - gray/brown
  • UDPP - Eden
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil - Milk
  • UD Naked palette
  • NYX Studio Liquid Liner - Extreme Blue
  • Sugarpill eyeshadow - Velocity (lower lash line)
  • ELF liquid eyeliner - black
  • Maybelline Full N Soft Waterproof mascara
  • Ardell #403 eyelashes
  • ELF Studio blush - Twinkle Pink
  • Jordana Matte lipstick - Tangerine Tango

Hope everyone's having a fantastic Saturday! It's sunny and warm out right now, but I'm stuck inside all weekend working hard on my grad project. XD



  1. Wow! Nice color! And I'm glad you liked the application too! Unfortunately, we don't have Jordana here, in Canada, Quebec. :( I'm missing out on all of these fabulous brands! :(

    1. I was so impressed! I'm sure you guys have some quality bargain brands available that we don't see here, right? Do you get Wet N Wild? I like their lipsticks, too! :)