Monday, July 20, 2015

Shine On: Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stains

Balm stains and crayon type lip products definitely had a moment a while ago, but they still are one of my favorite lip products! One of the cheapest balm stain/lip crayons available are the Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stains! I get mine from Walgreens for about $2.99 and I have quite a few of them now. 

I have the shades Rock N Rouge, Cranberry Crush, Fresh Fig, Honey Love, Gorgeous Peony, Tropical Frenzy, and Candied Coral. I used to have Sweet Pink but got rid of it a while back since I never wore it, and I'm missing the shades Nude Chic and Terra Crave from my collection.

These are definitely more balm like and sheer than the Revlon version, so they aren't super opaque. But for a wash of color that will last all day this is great! My favorite way to use these are under other lipsticks or lip gloss to help prolong the color a little bit since it leaves a stain. It's especially handy under matte colors to help moisturize or turn it into more of a satin finish without a gloss. 

During the summer months especially, I'm extra lazy when it comes to my lips and most often want a no-fuss lip color that I don't have to think about touching up all day. There is some transfer though, and the gloss wears off as the day goes on but the stain is still there! 

My favorite shades are Candied Coral, Honey Love and Fresh Fig! Some of the darker shades do take a while to build up color, so keep that in mind. Like I've said before, lip crayons are one of my favorite lip products and these are a cheap drugstore alternative!
 I do like the Revlon Colorburst Balm Stains more because they have more pigmentation, have a creamier texture, and have a few different finishes available. But if you haven't tried a balm stain before or want to try colors you wouldn't normally gravitate towards, this won't break the bank. Even the Revlon ones are still around $9! At $2.99, you could try 3 of the Twist & Shines for the price of one Revlon Balm Stain. 

Tried 'em before? What are you're favorite shades?!




  1. Never tried them before but i love jordana lipsticks ♥

    Nique ||

    1. Oooohhhh I'll have to give those a try! I've only tried their new matte ones!

  2. The colors of these are amazing, especially the red one!

    1. Yes Rock N Rouge is a great orange toned red! :)



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