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Lovers of bold eyeshadow I summon you! Don’t miss out on this drugstore find!
I was out shopping at my neighborhood Walgreen’s and ran across these Jordana Color Effects Bright Eyeshadows. I saw these eye shadows online on Cherry Culture’s website, but I didn’t order them. I get so tired of being burnt by budget eye shadows that don’t live up to their bold claims. Oh, Jordana has lived up to their bold claims. Above you see the 3 that I bought at under $3 each: Orange, Yellow, and Green. These Jordana shadows have lots of shimmer. I’m talking a molten metal type of finish. They can be applied wet or dry.They are supposed to be even MORE intense when applied wet. I have them placed next to a MAC Eyeshadow so that you can see scale. The Jordana shadows are much larger. They are “domed”. You know, like many super shimmery baked cosmetics on the market.
Here’s the Orange. This bad boy is a flaming orange with lots of silver shimmer. It is very nice and even. I only wish that it had gold shimmer so I could really play up the “fire” aspect of it, wearing it with red in the crease. In the picture above, I really played this color down. I wore Everyday Minerals Eyeshadow in To The Zoo, a dark shimmery brown in the crease. Under the brow, I have swiped the lightest shade, a pale gold from L’Oreal HIP Bright Duo Eyeshadow in Flare. I am wearing Avon Ultra Luxury Eye Liner in Dark Brown. This was my day time look, LOL. (I wore it with a very nude matte beige lip and lots of bronzer). I imagine this color would look great with a tan. It makes blue eyes pop.
Next up, I am wearing Jordana Color Effects Bright Powder Eyeshadow in Yellow. This is the yellow I have been looking for. It is a yellow chrome shimmer. I love it. I would of payed much more for a color like this even though I know it is a simple primary pigment and easy to “get” but many companies do not offer it. I am wearing Yellow with a black shimmer shadow,Victoria’s Secret Silky Eyeshadow in Fierce in the crease. Everyday Minerals Eyeshadow in Starlit, a pale silver shimmer is below the brow arch. I used Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Zero, a black liner. (I wore it with red glittery lip gloss).
Here’s Jordana Color Effects Eyeshadow in Green. This color is much prettier in person. It is a true scarab green with gold shimmers. I played this one down too. In the crease, I am wearing a deep purple shimmer, Dior High Impact Eyeshadow in Ultra Violet. Under the brows I’m wearing Make Up For Ever Powder Blush in Pearly Pale Pink. My eyeliner is a deep purple shimmer, Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in 1999. (I wore this with a sheer shimmery violet gloss). Those with gray or purple eyes, buy this eyeshadow!
Jordana was right when they called these bright. I am not wearing a primer and I’ve applied them dry with sponge tip applicators. “Me 5 years ago” would be so pissed with “now me”. I really tried hard to tame these down by blending and picking more “neutral” colors to pair them with. “Me 5 years ago” would of but a matte red in the crease of every one of these looks. Oh, well. I really do like these and I’m very happy I bought them. My pictures are doing these colors no justice. They are much brighter in real life. The colors seriously look like they are the colors in the first picture, in the container. They are that bold and pigmented. No chalkiness, pure color.
I think they wear nicely. They’ve withheld the summer heat without a primer. These formulas as super shimmery. I mean like foil. This is not forgiving to any lines. I think these colors apply very evenly with a sponge tip applicator. I have not applied them to the eye area wet. I imagine that it would be super metallic and like chrome if applied that way. If you are looking for a bold eyeshadow with tons of shimmer, buy all of these before they are gone! I know other makeup companies have shades like these. But, they do not retail for $2.99! And you get a generous amount of product for that low price.
There are 3 more colors: Purple, Blue and Pink. I didn’t pick them up because I didn’t know what to expect from this formula. And the Purple was completely sold out. Even though I have nice bold blues and pinks, I will pick the other colors up. I would love to see the purple. This is a nice formula for like $3. Plus, they are so fun. These reminded me that I love to play with eyeshadows. I have to admit that I am a bit turned off by Jordana’s 1980’s ad campaign. 1980’s makeup makes me cringe.
Each of these retail for $2.99.
FYI: These are limited edition. Get them while you can 🙂
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