Review of Jordana Easyshine Glossy Lip Color by Mimsy
I was browsing the aisles at a Duane Reade drugstore when I came across some new additions to the Jordana cosmetics display: the Jordana Easyshine Glossy Lip Colors ($1.99 each). Of the twelve shades available, I was most drawn to Watermelon Juice, a bright pink, and Mango Delight, a peach with a touch of brown shade.
(click "continued" at the end of my review to view pics and swatches. Lip swatches included. pics are clickable and can be enlarged. PIC HEAVY!!!)
I have to say that the Easyshines are probably the softest, most buttery lip products that I've ever tried. I mean seriously buttery. They go on so smoothly but they nick so easily since they're so soft and don't twist all the way down in the tube. I'm kind of worried about what'll happen to them in the summer; I'm pretty sure they'll melt on me. Again, I have to stress that these are very buttery soft.
Both Watermelon Juice and Mango Delight, although sheer, have decent pigmentation and provide a nice glossy shine. While the texture is on the thinner, more slippery side, I wouldn't consider them oily/greasy at all. They feel very comfortable on the lips and aren't thick or sticky in the slightest. Due to their slippery nature, lasting power isn't very good and you'll need to reapply, but I think that's to be expected with such a smooth, slippery product. I would say that in terms of texture and finish, the Easyshines remind me more of pigmented tinted lip balms than your average lipstick/gloss.
Watermelon Juice smells and tastes like watermelon, and Mango Delight smells and tastes like mango. And if I lick my lips (which I don't often do) both are also slightly sweet. I'm really interested in trying the other ten shades of Easyshines, not only for the colors but because I want to try out the other flavors.
Swatches: One swipe of color each on my pale lips. No lip primer/base underneath. I did the swatches straight from the tube. I don't own a lip brush so forgive the mess and my lined/wrinkly lips :P
I don't use base makeup too often but for reference I'm MAC NC15/20 and usually the 2nd lightest shade (Classic Ivory) in Maybelline foundations. But for Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse the lightest shade, Porcelain Ivory, was the best match for me, if only a bit too pink. Most of the time if I use foundation I wear bb cream, and if the bb cream comes in more than one shade I'm always the lightest shade.
Update 8/7/10: I ended up getting all 12 shades. I've edited my review to include new pics and swatches.
Creme: Sugar Plum, Watermelon, Sweet Strawberry
Fine shimmer: Berry Colada, Grape-tini, Cotton Candy, Mango Delight, Sugar Cookie
Chunky glitter: Raspberry, Pink Lemonade
Frost: Fresh Melon, Brown Sugar