Wednesday, August 21, 2013

New Jordana Jumbo Shadow Sticks

Hi everyone!
If you've been sniffing around your local Walgreens lately, you may have noticed some new products from Jordana! There are new balm stains, eye pencils, mascaras, and these "12 Hr Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencils". Over the past couple of weeks I've picked up a few of these items, not knowing that the company was going to send them to me. So I'll have several blogs coming up, featuring all of these new products. Thanks Jordana! 

FYI: Jordana and Milani are made by the same company, so I guess it's not surprising that these pencils are basically the exact same thing as Milani's Shadow Eyez, only those retail for $6.99 and the Made to Last pencils by Jordana are $3.99 each. So it's a little higher than the standard price of Jordana products, but less than Milani's price (and it's the same product). Not ALL of the shades are identical to Milani's line, but the matte neutrals are just like those from Milani's limited edition neutral collection, and the turquoise also overlaps with the turquoise in Milani's regular line. Other shades appear to be unique to Jordana's line. Just like the Shadow Eyez, these are EXTREMELY long-wearing pencils that set to a totally budge-proof state. You have a little time to smudge them out, but once they set, they're not going anywhere. They really are waterproof and don't need a powder shadow on top to make them last (of course you can apply powders on top if you want to). You do have to sharpen these with a jumbo-sized sharpener. Here are the shades! 
Left to right: Eternal White, Continuous Almond, Tenacious Brown, and Stay-On Black. 
I love that these basic neutrals are 100% matte. They're very creamy and swipe on with very little effort. Again, if you picked up the limited edition neutrals from Milani's collection, several of those shades are the exact same thing as these. Same appearance, texture, staying power- everything. I think the Continuous Almond shade is an especially great one to have for light to medium skintones if you're looking for a base for shadows that will totally neutralize your lids and match your skin. The white is nice to use as a base if you want to make a colorful shade pop even more. And of course the brown and black make a nice base for a smokey eye. Again, these can be worn on their own, but I think these neutrals particularly serve as nice long-wearing bases for powder shadows.  
Left to right: Pink Evermore, Prolong Purple, Aqua Last, and Endless Emerald.
These colorful shades all have varying amounts of shimmer. The pink actually has silver glitter, and when I wore that stick (and only that stick) on my eyes the other day, I was impressed that none of the glitter flaked off. The purple and green have a more subtle amount of shimmer in them, and while the aqua is labeled as "matte" on the stick (what?), it definitely has a metallic finish. I really like all of these shades, particularly the purple! If you don't like a super frosty/glittery look, you might want to steer clear of the pink. 

I hope this can serve as a helpful guide as you navigate the Jordana section of the drugstore! Since these are essentially the same product as Milani's Shadow Eyez but for a few dollars less, I'd say go for Jordana's 12 Hr Made to Last jumbo sticks! They truly do last, and it doesn't take much to get the desired effect you want on your eyes (you don't have to draw over the product again and again to build up the color). So I can't imagine that you'd use these up very quickly! Look for more posts on new Jordana products in the near future! :)

Daily Nuggets...
  • It's a 2-blog day! I have a post on the Ladies' Home Journal Gloss Daily site about makeup products with strange packaging! :)
  • New tutorial in my Starter Kit series is coming to my YouTube channel later today!
  • I am still trying to get caught up on tweets. Trying to answer all of them!
  • Made cornbread waffles & chili last night. Yep, it was awesome!
  • I also made a fruit salad for dessert! I chopped up mango, watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew melon and it was delish!
  • I'm wearing my zebra shirt from Ross today! :) 

45 comments:

  1. Oh I have been looking everywhere for these things! Evermore shall be mine!! :D

    Loving the zebra shirt too by the way!

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  2. the matte neutrals look amazing! I also really want the bright turquoise!
    -Sisi

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  3. Pretty but they remind me of the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils

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  4. I've never tried any of these products but wow, I love the richness of those matte shades!
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  5. the white and the nude eye pencils look absolutely great

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  6. These look seriously amazing, I hope they bring them to the UK soon :)

    Georgina
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  7. These are gorgeous!! Great swatches, I definitely need some of these! :)

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  8. I like ur posts very much. Even though i dont get all the products u mention here in Qatar. But i love to read ur posts and watch ur u tube channel.

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  9. I almost picked three up yesterday but showed restraint and decided to wait on a review. I should have known they'd be great! The balm stain for lips is amazing! Picked up two of those last week. I want the cream, pink and emerald!

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  10. Emily! I don't know if you have a Nordstrom Rack in your area, but I went to mine yesterday, and got the Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box palette for $10. they also had several other small UD products for that price or less!

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  11. I did not know Jordana and Milani are made by the same company! I definitely want to try those out. Also, cornbread waffles and chili sounds amazing. :9

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  12. I've been hearing a lot about these but haven't actually seen them in any of my local stores yet. I'm keeping an eye out, though! I'm really excited about these pencils and can't wait to try out one or two of the shades. Love how cheap they are, too! Thanks for the great post, Emily! :)

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  13. Eternal White, Continuous Almond, Tenacious Brown, Pink Evermore I'm getting all of these for sure :)(I'm a neutral kind of gal) They look awesome!! I love shadow sticks! Have quite a few from milani and urban decay. So easy to apply and quick on the go!

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  14. I've never tried Jordana, but now I will HAVE to! I love the matte basic colors, definitely my faves, along with the aqua color! And they are so inexpensive! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. I really gotta start going to walgreens.

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  16. Yay!!!! I'm so excited to pick some of these up. I love the milani shadow stick in champagne toast which I got because of you. Love the zebra shirt. You're the best!!!

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  17. Can you do a demo with these shadow pencils?

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  18. Oh wow. These look so pigmented. :3

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  19. Pink Evermore and Continuous Almond look fantastic! I love neutral/pale colours and these look like they would make a great addition to similar toned powder eye shadows!

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  20. These look so pretty, but I've never used a shadow stick. Could you do a tutorial with them so we could see your technique?

    Thanks for a great blog and channel :-)

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  21. I know i want the white, beige and brown. Will have to look out for those now. I wish i had known that my target was getting rid of milani earlier because what little was left was on clearence for 1-3 bucks and the pixi fresh focus palette you used once was on sale for 11 bucks.....oh well...didnt of course neeeedddd any of that lol

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  22. I'm going to my Walgreens tomorrow, I really hope they have these in stock! It's going to be hard to restrain myself from picking up the whole collection! I definitely want to get the purple and emerald ones, they're my go-to shades, especially as the weather starts getting cooler! I want to try the balm stains as well, and the new thicker Fabuliner! :) Thanks for the review!

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  23. Those shadows look stunning! I can't wait to hunt these babies down!

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  24. I love that these are matte. I'm getting the almond color for sure.

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  25. Thanks for sharing, Emily! I am definitely going to pick me up some of those! Love the matte pencils! <3

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  26. Those look great! Does anyone know where to purchase these? Walgreens, maybe?

    Jessica
    www.thewaytomyhart.com

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  27. Oh great, now im going to have to go to Walgreens in the morning!!! Teehee love it!!!

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  28. i've been missing out i have got to try these they look fantastic

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  29. I have four of these, and I love them! The matte white, almond, and black are amazing, and the blue is beautiful (definitely not matte, though). I had the pink, but I returned it...serious glitter!

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  30. Thanks for the review Emily! i practically loved all the shades in this range!;)

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  32. great post. would love to see an emerald eye on you!

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  33. Nice swatches Emily! I actually picked up a couple yesterday and am impressed so far. Today I'm wearing Pink Everymore all over the lid with MAC's Soft Brown on the crease, it's a unique look! I recommend putting the crease color down first then applying Pink Everymore on the lid on to keep everything vibrant and not blend too much away. Would love to see some tutorials! xo

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  34. Yes! I wad at.Walgreens on a Tuesday and I seen the balm stains. I didn't want to buy any w/o a review. Lol. I picked up the fabuliner. Oh, theres a sale on the Sally hansen extreme wear nail polish.

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  35. Here's one more thing on my shopping list!! :)

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  36. After I read your review I picked up the almond and brown shades when I was at Walgreens. They are amazing!

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  37. ppl, which one is better: Jordana Jumbo Shadow or NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow???

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  38. glad I saw that the Jordana and Milani are the same company! I tried the Milani and hated it...which means I am still looking for a matte cream shadow stick that glides easily over my now 40 yr old lids and doesn't pull on the thin skin. I don't care how much it costs...I just don't want anything with sparkle or pearlessence...

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