The packaging is very similar to the Revlon Kissable Balm Stains. It's a plastic tube with a twist applicator. There is no sharpener, so these tips will dull over time.
Each balm has a very glossy, creamy, and smooth finish. None of these colors have shimmer in them, which is another huge plus for me.
Swatches from left to right: Cranberry Crush, Honey Love, Tropical Frenzy, Rock N Rouge, and Candied Coral.
Cranberry Crush is a muted berry purple. Honey Love is a dusty brownish-mauve. Tropical Frenzy is a bright blue toned pink. Rock N Rouge is a bright blue toned red. Cadied Coral is a soft, peachy coral. I really like all of these shades!
Claims: "Moisturizing Balm Infused with a Light-Weight Stain, Applies with a Glossy Finish then Transforms into the Perfect Flush of Color. Long-Lasting."
Finish/Texture: The finish of each of these is glossy. It does dry down a bit, but it doesn't look matte. The texture is super smooth and creamy.
Lasting Power: The lasting power isn't the best, it's only lasts about three to four hours on my lips. These are not long lasting at all, especially for a stain!
Scent: These have a very sweet candy, vanilla scent to them. It is strong at first but fades one it's applied.
Packaging: The packaging is just a plastic twist-up tube. The cap closes securely.
Price/Availability: I paid $3.29 each for these at Walgreens
- Nice variety of shades
- Very pigmented
- Creamy texture
- Easy to use
- Keeps lips hydrated
- Doesn't stain lips
- Hard to find (Walgreens Jordana displays are hard to find/usually empty)
- Isn't long lasting
Honestly, these are better than any other jumbo lip pencil that I've used at the drugstore. These feel like a high end lip pencil, similar to a Clinique Chubby Stick. Many people are comparing these to the Revlon Kissable Balm Stains, but these aren't dupes. These are more of a hydrating balm, and the Revlon ones are more of a drying stain.
The formula is wonderfully smooth and creamy on my lips. I enjoy the way that they make my lips feel like I'm wearing a lip balm. The hydration is amazing. The colors are all gorgeous and very pigmented. I love that they are so inexpensive too. These didn't stain my lips much, so they aren't long lasting at all. However, everything else about these balms is perfect.
If you can find the Jordana Twist and Shine Balm Stains in your area, I highly suggest trying them!
Please watch my video review (below) for lips swatches!