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Drugstore Find: Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color

I haven’t browsed the beauty aisles at my local Walgreens in a long time (makeup tends to be more expensive here and ain’t nobody got time fo dat) but I recently did, and stumbled across Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Colors. I don’t think that these are new, but they are new to me and so I thought I’d give them a whirl. I’m pretty obsessed with matte and/or liquid lip colors but I tend to go higher end for the latter because I’ve just had better experiences with “prestige” brand liquid lip colors. If I see a liquid lip color at the drugstore though, I’m always down to give it a shot!

They had a lot of pretty colors, but I landed on a deep red (Red Velvet Cake) and a rich chocolate (Molten Chocolate Cake). Packaging-wise these are nothing special, but the font is cute and I like the doe-foot applicator.

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In terms of scent and texture these are very similar to the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, light vanilla cake scent, creamy mousse texture. I think this formula is slightly thicker though, so it’s pretty opaque with one swipe.

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This is a couple of swipes. L: Molten Chocolate Cake R: Red Velvet Cake

As far as wear these are pretty comfortable on the lips at first but tend to get a bit drier (as do all liquid lipsticks) especially in the center of the lips. Not a lot of transfer though, so I’ll take the dry texture any day.

My one complaint with these is that they can be a bit patchy if you don’t apply carefully, I found working in thinner layers helped with that. They aren’t so patchy that they aren’t wearable, but definitely bear that it mind. I also didn’t try any of the lighter shades, so wear my differ depending on shade.jordana-3

Here’s a close up look at Molten Chocolate Cake on the lips. I didn’t have a liner that matched yet so the edges aren’t as crisp as I usually like. You can see a little patchiness but nothing crazy!

Overall I was pretty pleased with the quality of these for the price, I mean $5 for a pretty solid liquid lip color is pretty awesome right? I’d be interested to try a couple more shades to see if there is a difference in wear with lighter colors as well.

Do you have any drugstore liquid lip color recommendations? Have you tried the Jordan Sweet Cream Mattes?

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3 thoughts on “Drugstore Find: Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color

  1. I love the Jordan’s lip pencils, but they do have such limited colors. I did see a similar colourpop liner color in a video by a small YouTuber I have been following, I believe. I struggle to find drugstore liners in blues and such to match my wilder color lipsticks. I don’t have any liquid lipsticks to recommend that you haven’t covered or haven’t been around forever, except maybe the WnW ones & I haven’t tried them.

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