Get Major Shine for $2.99 With the New Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stains

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Jordana Cosmetics, Lips, Makeup

Jordana Twist Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain Review

Wearing Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain in Cranberry Crush

That’s a lotta shine for $2.99!

Heh, I made a rhyme… 🙂


“Shine” was the first word that sprang to mind when I tried the new Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stains.

The second was, “daayyuuum!”

But that was more of an exclamatory sound than an actual word…

Jordana Twist Shine Moisturizing Balm Stains

From the left: Nude Chic, Sweet Pink, Tropical Frenzy, Candied Coral, Honey Love, Cranberry Crush, Rock N Rouge and Terra Crave

The new line of budget-friendly beauties recently landed on drugstore shelves, and essentially, they look like Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tints, only they cost $3 instead of $24.

That’s a BIG difference, yo.

In a nutshell…

  • They come in eight shades.
  • Like Tarte’s Lip Tints, they start with a bang! — applying like a glossy lip balm that fades slowly to a quiet stain…
  • They last about 2-3 hours.
  • Paraben-free.
  • Made in the USA.
  • They’re pretty blasted moisturizing.
  • Outfitted with a twist-up, retractable crayon for easy application.
  • The packaging colors correspond to the shades, which makes finding the right color easy in a crowded makeup bag.
  • They have a smooth, lightweight, non-sticky formula.
  • To my nose, they smell like Red Jolly Ranchers (which I love!) — but the scent isn’t obnoxiously strong.
  • They also have a slightly waxy taste to ’em that lingers longer than I’d like… It actually makes my tum slightly gurgle, but hey, they’re only $2.99…

Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain Candied Coral

Candied Coral

Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain Sweet Pink

Sweet Pink

Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain Terra Crave

Terra Crave

Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain Honey Love

Honey Love

Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain Nude Chic

Nude Chic

Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain Tropical Frenzy

Tropical Frenzy

Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain Cranberry Crush

Cranberry Crush

Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain Rock-N-Rouge

Rock N Rouge

I’m really diggin’ these, especially for that price. They don’t claim to be as natural as Tarte, but they also cost a lot less, too. In fact, you could get all eight of these colors for the price of one from Tarte.



Not bad at all. They’re nice to have around when you want to wear a little color on your lips but don’t want anything that looks or feels heavy.

If you’re thinking about bringing one of them home, I suggest one of the deeper, brighter colors. I think they’re more distinct and pigmented than the neutrals…which all look kind of similar to me.

PRICE: $2.99 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and at your favorite drugstores

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. musical says:

    Dayuumn! These are PURDY! All of ’em!

  2. Lulle says:

    Wow, they look pretty amazing! There’s a new Walgreens opening soon in my neighborhood (yay!), I know what my first purchase there will be! I’m thinking Terra Crave and Cranberry Crush.
    Lulle recently posted … Almay Liquid Lip Balm: the best thing that happened to my lips this summer

    • Karen says:

      NICE! I used to work within a two minute walk of THREE Walgreens stores, and seriously, I went to at least one of them every day to look at makeup. 😀

  3. Sheila says:

    Wow that’s so awesome how they’re just $2.99! Definitely look like the Clinique Jumbo balms.

    Have you tried Annabelle Twistup lipsticks? I’m trying them out right now and like them, but I haven’t tried many “crayon lipsticks” like those or the Clinique balms, so I wonder how they compare to most other ones.

  4. hanna says:

    For that price, they really are a steal.
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  5. Preeti Kaur says:

    These seem to be a really good for the price. Though the neutrals do seem a lot similar to each other, I would get all of these in a heartbeat as the color is very me 🙂
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  6. Nicole says:

    How amazing does your skin look in these photos?! What foundation are you using, I must know.

    • Karen says:

      Thanks, Nicole. I used a bunch of different things. In order:

      1) MAC Natural Radiance Primer
      2) MAC Face & Body Foundation in C5
      3) NARS Pure Radiant Concealer in Biscuit (on my cheeks, around my nose and mouth)
      4) MAC Studio Careblends Pressed Powder in Medium Dark

      Let me know if you have any other questions!

  7. Chris25 says:

    Terra Crave has my name all over it!
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  8. Oh my gosh, Karen, your lip close ups are awesome! 🙂 All the colors look great on you. I think my personal favorite is Candied Coral though.
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  9. Danielle says:

    I have heard about these and they look amazing!
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  10. I have Rock n Rouge!! Super pretty and the color is buildable. I need Terra Cove and Cranberry Crush in my life!
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  11. Ting says:

    SOme shades look similar…! But all are lovely on you. I love your eye makeup too! 😀

  12. Kim says:

    They definitely look like Tarte,and no one can match their crazy claims, so I totally forgive Jordana for not even trying. Especially when they’re only charging $2.99! 🙂

  13. fancie says:

    These look amazing for just $3!! I really like the Tarte ones so I might try one just to compare. I definitely want to grab a couple for my friends!
    fancie recently posted … RiRi Hearts MAC 35 Lash Review

  14. priyanka says:

    Hey i wanna buy this jordana balm stain ..but from where i can buy it in delhi …could u siggest any delhi mall ?
    As i am nt finding it reasonable purchasing online due to shipping charges

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