April 27, 2013

Jordana Sweet n' Smooth Nourishing Lip Balm - All 8 shades - pics, swatches, review

Hello, Beautiful!

Jordana has recently come out with a new line of lip balms, their Sweet n' Smooth Nourishing Lip Balm. At just $1.49 each they're super affordable, but are they good? Read my full review below. I have all 8 shades, with my favorite being Succulent Cherry for the color and Fruit Punch for the scent/flavor.

Check out my pics, swatches, info, and review... click on pics to view them larger.

Jordana Sweet n' Smooth Nourishing Lip Balm
Shades: 01 Juicy Raspberry, 02 Yummy Strawberry, 03 Tasty Watermelon, 04 Sweet Mango, 05 Delicious Tangerine, 06 Succulent Cherry, 07 Vanilla Cake, 08 Tropical Punch
Continue scrolling down to see more pics of each individual shade.

Jordana Sweet n' Smooth Nourishing Lip Balm
Shade: 01 Juicy Raspberry

Jordana Sweet n' Smooth Nourishing Lip Balm
Shade: 02 Yummy Strawberry

Jordana Sweet n' Smooth Nourishing Lip Balm
Shade: 03 Tasty Watermelon

Jordana Sweet n' Smooth Nourishing Lip Balm
Shade: 04 Sweet Mango

Jordana Sweet n' Smooth Nourishing Lip Balm
Shade: 05 Delicious Tangerine

Jordana Sweet n' Smooth Nourishing Lip Balm
Shade: 06 Succulent Cherry

Jordana Sweet n' Smooth Nourishing Lip Balm
Shade: 07 Vanilla Cake

Jordana Sweet n' Smooth Nourishing Lip Balm
Shade: 08 Tropical Punch

Jordana Sweet n' Smooth Nourishing Lip Balm Info & Review:
Cost/Availability: $1.49 (0.138 oz full size). Available on the Jordana Cosmetics website, at Cherry Culture, at Kmart, Walgreens and select other locations. Click here to find a retailer near you.
My Rating: 3 out of 5 Kisses

Jordana Sweet n' Smooth Nourishing Lip Balm is lighted tinted and flavored. Infused with Vitamin C, shea butter and jojoba oil, these balms say they'll hydrate, protect and nourish your lips with a smooth glide formula.

Okay, I had really high hopes for these because they reminded me of the Maybelline Baby Lips, but more affordable, and I really liked the Jordana Easyshine Glossy Lipcolor so I thought these would be even better. Maybe I was just over hyped and excited for these, but these were just average to me -- maybe even slightly below average. There are some good points and some bad points about these. I'll explain....

I do feel like they went on smooth and felt comfortable on my lips - they're non-sticky - but I don't feel like these really went into my lips, to penetrate them, to truly moisturize and nourish. They just kind of sat on top; or maybe my lips are just super dry or something but I didn't feel these were all that nourishing to me.

The color selection is nice, although I didn't really care for the pink shades which is a shock for me as I'm a pink kind of gal. I think the pinks are too cool toned and I prefer warm toned pinks, which is why I like Succulent Cherry - which reads more warm pink on me. Some of the shades stained my hand when I swatched them, and slightly on my lips - which are the first 4 shades shown in the photos.

I didn't really care for all the scents/flavors; they were slightly off - not really smelling like what they say they are, and not tasting like that either. I like Fruit Punch the most for scent/flavor. I just wish it had some color to it but it's practically clear.

I think that thing that is the worst about these is the packaging. Don't get me wrong, the colors are cute and I like that - but it's the twisting up mechanism that completely fails. It doesn't want to twist up and keep the product up. You have to hold it there when you apply or it will go right back down. For the pictures I had to squeeze them and not shake the table, and then photograph them quick or the balm stick would fall back down. I found it really annoying. Sure, they're only $1.49 each but I still expect things to work well. Maybe there was just a bad batch that went through and you may get lucky and have one that works great - but all eight of these had the same packaging fail. However, I don't want you to think these are completely un-usable. The packaging fail is annoying, but it's certainly something you can work around.

Overall, I think these are okay and may work for some, but if you have really dry lips I don't think I'd recommend these to nourish/hydrate. I think these work better as strictly a lip tint, to be used over top a lip balm that hydrates your lips - which is what I plan to do with these. Still, at just $1.49 each I think they're work giving a try and see if they will work for you!

Now let me know what you think...
What do you think of these lip balms? What shade/flavor do you like best? Have you tried them or are they on your wish list? Discuss in the comments below.


  1. .this lip balm looks interesting and super affordable! great review! :)

    Cj - www.pinayontheloose.com

  2. El tono mango es muy bonito! besos

  3. Thanks for the review! I was going to pick one up but now I'm glad I didn't.


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