See why these are drugstore makeup must haves…
Jordana is a rising star in drugstore color cosmetics and they show no sign of slowing down. Which is great news for beauty babes on a budget. They’ve come out with product types, formulas and colors that will totally challenge any preconceived notions we might have about inexpensive makeup–and I LOVE it. Jordana’s latest addition, their Cat Eye Liner, is pretty fabulous and it’s hard to believe it’s only $2.99.
Jordana’s Cat Eye Liner comes in eight shades (all of which were very pigmented with the exception of one).
01 Black Leather – true, dark black
02 Black Brown – dark matte brown
03 Orchid – medium lavender shimmer
04 Twilight – royal blue pearl
05 Caribbean – blue-teal pearl
06 Envy – lime green pearl
07 Suede – purple pearl
08 Future – gold pearl
Orchid is somewhat sheer/translucent, but it may just be the one that I have, as other bloggers’ swatches of this shade show that the opacity of Orchid seems to be on par with the other shades. In any case, it is GORGEOUS on the lower lashline for anyone with brown eyes!
The brush is really easy to use. Although I typically prefer marker type tips for liquid liner, these brushes are the perfect blend of flexibility and rigidity, making it easy to apply the liquid liner evenly and delicately. Brushes that are too soft can lead to wobbly lines, and brushes that are too stiff can end up flicking liner where it doesn’t belong. I’m honestly surprised at how much I like the brush!
And not only is the brush fabulous, I really like the Jordana Cat Eye Liner formula as well. It dries down quickly (meaning there’s less of a chance that I’ll get it all over my face) but not too quickly (which could lead to a sticky mess).
The one common sense warning I’d like to share: Be careful not to get any in your eyes–I did, and it was very irritating, my eyes watered a lot, and I had to reapply.
Once it dries down completely, this stuff stays PUT. You’ll need a good makeup remover to get all of it off. I wore it for a 10k race today, and it barely budged (my eyes were watering like crazy, so it’s amazing that only a little bit wore off).
All of these have a slight glossy sheen to the finish. If colorful eye liner makes you nervous, I have a few tips for toning it down a bit:
- Pair colorful eyeliner with neutral eyeshadows.
- Try using colorful eyeliner on the lower lashline, maybe even just the outer third of the lower lashline
- Double-line your upper lids. Start with a thick line of colorful liner, then pair it with a thinner line closer to the eye.
I can also see these as being cool for painting on delicate designs onto the skin. Those metallic temporary tattoos are all the rage, but these allow more creativity!
we heartsters, what do you think of the Jordana Cat Eye Liners?
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