On this week’s edition of Lipstick Fridays, I’ll be reviewing two lipstick colors. Both are from the Jordana Sweet Cream Matte liquid lipstick collection. I’m also sharing a tip for rocking super bright lip colors.
I first became a fan of Jordana Cosmetics because of their lip liners. I came across them in the drugstore. They are one of my favorite brands for lip liners because they are super affordable. Their lip liners are also super smooth and are in a twist up tube, so no need to sharpen.
Since I was already a fan of their lip liners, I was excited to try out their liquid lipstick line once it was released.
Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lipsticks
The Sweet Cream Matte Lip Color is a liquid lipstick that dries to a matte, velvety finish.
The lipsticks retail for $4.99 and can be purchased online or at drugstores that carry the brand. I found them at my local Walgreens.
I have the shades Mango Sorbet (a rich orange) and Currant Jam (a pinkish berry).
The lip colors came in a clear tube with a twist off top. I love that it’s in a clear tube because you can see the true shade before purchasing. Also, I think the labeling is so cute!
Application and Finish
The applicator is a flocked doe foot applicator, similar to the applicator I mentioned on the post about the L’Oreal Infallible Lip Paints. No issues with the application because this applicator was small enough to easily line and get into the crevices of my lips.
Also, the formula did dry in a nice matte finish that was velvety in texture, so it was comfortable to wear.
However, I did have some issues with the formula. For the berry shade, Currant Jam, the formula was more liquid and thin, so I had to apply two layers to make sure the color was very opaque and not patchy. I had a similar issue with the lighter shade, Mango Sorbet.
One thing I will say about Currant Jam is that once it did dry down, it was pretty much transfer-proof. To test this, I usually kiss the back of my hand and there was no residue when I did this. That, for me, is a really big selling point in a liquid lipstick.
Both colors did a pretty good job with wear, especially since they were pretty much transfer-proof. However, at the end of the day, the lip color got pretty flaky and patchy.
Here is my initial application of Currant Jam:
I really love this berry shade! Here are photos after 8.5 hours of wear:
Here are photos of my initial application of Mango Sorbet:
So…let’s take a moment to pause and talk about this color. First of all, when I first applied it the level of brightness definitely caught me off guard. It was a lot brighter and lighter than I was comfortable with wearing. I didn’t feel as though it really complemented me that well. Anyone else ever put on a lip color only to realize it didn’t suit you as much as you were hoping it would?
I salvaged this color by lining my lips with a darker brown lip color and then blending the colors together with a lip brush for a more seamless transition.
Here are photos of Mango Sorbet after 10 hours of wear:
I was not a fan of the Mango Sorbet shade. It was way too bright for my tastes and was patchier and flakier than the other shade. I had a lot of trouble with the application and wear for that shade.
However, I really loved the shade Currant Jam. Although it was flaky by the end of the day, I love the color. It was also transfer-proof, which completely sold me. However, I would rock this color when going out or when I won’t be out and about all day because of the flakiness. Overall, I’ll be wearing the Currant Jam shade and with that price point, the purchase was well worth it.
Are you a fan of wearing bright colors? What’s your favorite bright shade to rock?
What lipstick products do you think I should try next?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Thanks for reading!