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Jordana Color Effects Bright Powder Eyeshadow Review

Jordana Color Effects Bright Eyeshadow Review

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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.

Jordana Color Effects Eyeshadow in Orange

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.

Jordana Color Effects Eyeshadow in Yellow

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”ย  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).

Jordana Color Effects Eyeshadow in Green

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’veย withheldย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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*Products purchased by me. Product photos are mine.

24 thoughts on “Jordana Color Effects Bright Powder Eyeshadow Review

    1. No, I applied the Jordana eyeshadows with a sponge tip applicator. I applied the other colors (crease & highlight) with eyeshadow brushes. I found that the Jordana colors were easier to work with when applied with a sponge. I find lots of pressed bright eyeshadows are more intense when applied with a sponge tip applicator.

  1. I’ve tried the eyeliners by Jordana in the bright collection. I love them! They are intense (blue & yellow) and didn’t smudge!

    1. I saw the eyeliners at the store. I’m picky about eyeliners and I haven’t read any reviews about them yet. It would be awesome if they really are that bright! Sephora made a yellow eyeliner years ago. I loved it. For the price of the Jordana eyeliners, I don’t have an excuse not to try them ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. I am really impressed with these. They are so much fun. I don’t know if they are limited edition. I’ll try to find out. I was wondering the same thing. I went back to Walgreen’s and they were sold out and they even put up the display.

  2. These are limited edition! I bought the yellow and the blue. They are awesome! Especially together, making a beautiful green transition. I guess I should buy these up while I can ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I know. It’s a shame because they are great! Get them while you can!
      Like I needed another reason to want the blue! That sounds beautiful, very bold ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Me too. I don’t want to “stock up” on something that is perishable. Maybe these will be so successful that they won’t be LE ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I just ordered the yellow and the blue the day before yesterday from Cherry Culture. I don’t know how they’ll be in person but thanks to your pics i can have a good idea about the yellow! Yay it’s what i was hoping for! But i am dyingggg to find out about the blue. I hope is that super striking blue that appears in the pic online! I am still looking for that very bold striking blue… do you have any suggestions? ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I love the yellow! I hope you like it too. I applied mine dry, I still haven’t applied wet yet. It is true, shimmery yellow. I have been searching for a shade like this, literally, for years. No photo adjustments…I hope it is that yellow on all complexions.
      Let me know what you think of the blue. I want to buy it but haven’t yet. If you don’t love the blue, you can always mix it with the yellow and get a green ๐Ÿ™‚
      I still haven’t found a bold blue that I love. They all turn green on me! Pictured above is MAC Freshwater, it’s OK but I don’t love it. I also have MAC Electric Eel which is “electric teal” on me. However, I saw on The Makeup Snob these bold swatches from Detrivore. I think I’m going to order Invertebrate and few other blues. Sara and I have similar complexions and I think Detrivore may work for me.
      http://themakeupsnob.com/2010/08/new-detrivore-cosmetic-eyeshadow-swatches/

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