From top, left to right; Coral Sandy Beach, Blushing Rose, Redwood, Terracotta
These blushes come in small plastic tins with clear, screw-on lids. They are not taped, so they can be easily opened in-store. (Definitely a drugstore cosmetic peeve of mine.) I found these blushes at Big Lots among other Jordana products in a large plastic bin, and a lot of blushes had become loose or totally unscrewed. Also, the packaging won't protect this blush from thumps and bumps. When I originally discovered these blushes in-store, I bought Redwood, Blushing Rose, and Bronze. After making my purchase, I stuffed my bag in my purse and went home. The next day, I discovered that my Bronze had shattered! I have to baby these blushes, or at least refrain from shoving, tossing, and flinging them.
|Coral Sandy Beach|
- Coral Sandy Beach is a pinky-peach with gold shimmer. Perhaps it is NARS Orgasm-ish? In my in-person swatching in Sephora and Googling, I think it is very similar, but not an exact dupe. This and Blushing Rose have a nice dual blush-highlighter effect when blended on the cheeks.
- Blushing Rose's name is a misnomer. This is a light purple with pink undertones and gold shimmer. No blush or rose here.
- Terracotta is a matte, warm brown with orange undertones. Terracotta has a "no-blush" blush effect on me, sculpting my cheeks while not looking overtly colorful.
- Redwood is a slightly cool matte red-coral with tiny silver glitter. The glitter keeps the blush from looking completely flat on the face without my cheeks sparkling. Redwood delivers a natural, flushed, I-just-said-my-inner-thoughts-out-loud look to my face.
Heavy finger swatches, without and with flash:
Left to right: Redwood, Coral Sandy Beach, Blushing Rose, Terracotta
See how the flash picks up the subtle sheen in Coral Sandy Beach and Blushing Rose?
These blushes are soft and a little powdery. They are also very pigmented, so proceed cautiously. One tap on the blush with my brush is enough to do one cheek. The staying power is also good. I applied before going to work, and each blush was still visible on my cheeks after eight hours.
I recommend these blushes to makeup wearers of all skintones who love a cheap thrill. I really enjoy these, and maybe I'll pick up some more in other colors someday. However, I am definitely considering depotting these to a sturdier palette to protect from shattering.
Jordana blushes can be found at Kmart stores, Jordanacosmetics.com, and other online retailers.