Jordana: Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain

When there are new makeup products to look for in the stores, sometimes I overlook the ‘core’ or, products that are a permanent part of a product line. Jordana is such a brand that I forget about. In the Walgreens stores that I have been to, Jordana has a permanent placement at the beauty department’s checkout stand. So, after reading in other beauty blogs about Jordana’s Balm Stain, I decided it was time to see for myself.

Chubby pencils are trendy! Are companies trying to ‘out-chub’ each other? Jordana’s ‘Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain’ is part of their permanent or, core items, so they are not joining in on the trend. They have beenΒ on trend!..

DSCF0323 DSCF0326There was not a ton of different colors however, I think they cover the basic lip shades. I picked out ‘Honey Love’ and yes, it is love!…



For a measly few dollars, you are getting a heck of a deal with ‘Twist and Shine’. I really do wish I would have tried out Jordana earlier. This balm is exactly as it says: Shine, balm, and stain. Oh, and I can’t forget moisturizing! That’s everything I would want in a lip product!

DSCF0327 DSCF0328‘Honey Love’ is a softly muted mauve. For my skin tone, this is a classic shade. It’s definitely the go-to color for me, because it is appropriate for any occasion. And, darn it, it looks good on my lips!…


And now that I know that all the things I have been reading about Jordana’s moisturizing balm stain are true, next time I don’t find that new makeup product on the feature shelves, a tried and true product is right where it always has been, all along.

You’ve been wearing Jordana’s Moisturizing Balm Stain for a while, haven’t you? Do you find it comparable to other drugstore balms? I sure did!

Tidbit: I celebrated my move-iversary a couple of weeks ago. I have been a resident of Colorado for a full year now. This is my second winter and I still love winter. Granted, this has been a mild winter for Colorado but, the snowfall here is the prettiest. I’m still loving it. However, the dry humidity has made it a necessity to keep my lips covered. ‘Twist & Shine’ fits the bill…beautifully!



  • Amber

    What a perfect color for you!! I haven’t tried any of these, but I do love the ease of the pencil lipstick/gloss idea!

    • Thank you! It is a breeze to use.

  • Anastasia

    What a nice color! It looks really versatile, and would work for all seasons.

  • Aleya Bamdad

    It’s a pretty neutral color on you.

    • It’s always good to have a favorite neutral. This balm wins!

  • erikatheicyone

    Happy Move-iversary. Enjoy your snow. *shudder* πŸ˜€

    I have to check those lippies out. That colour looks fab on you, girl. πŸ˜€

    • I’m ready to make another purchase too. Luckily, the snow doesn’t last too long here. Not like it did when I lived in DC or, as a kid in Kansas.

  • Pretty shade on you

  • these are some of my favorite s- nice shade on you πŸ˜‰

    • Thanks, and I agree on them being a favorite.

  • These are some of my favorite drugstore balm stains!

    • Well worth the price and then some, right? πŸ™‚

  • Great shade on you

  • I love these. Honey Love is a great Your Lops But Better color.

  • Justina

    I’m a total sucker for the chunky pencils. Every line seems to have them now!

    • They are everywhere, aren’t they? I read a beauty blog that said they are going to trend on through 2014. If we get more like these, I say ‘YEA!’

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    I have the full set (and bought a back up set). I adore these shades and the price is unbeatable!

  • BeautyJudy

    Happy one year in Colorado! This is a great lippie, looks great on you too!

    • Thank you, Sweets! Now you have a reason to come out to Denver!!! πŸ˜€

  • Well congrats on your move-iversary! I love these lippies and Honey Love looks so great on you.

  • Ange

    Oh this is a gorgeous shade, I will have to pick it up! Happy One Year πŸ™‚

    • Thank you. I want to see yours when you get it so, you’ll have to blog on it. πŸ™‚

  • MyNewestAddiction

    I love that shade on you! My Jordana display is always mostly empty. Hope they are in when I go visit my Walgreens!

    • Good luck! It can’t hurt to ask the Manager to order some in.

  • I like the color on you! I haven’t tried much of Jordana before…maybe a blush or something.

  • Farryn

    Great colour.. I would definitely want to try this

  • Mai

    That color is great on you! I’ve seen so many bloggers rave about the twist and shine but I haven’t yet gotten my hands on one, mainly because the displays keep being out of stock

    • I get sooo disappointed when I continually see empty shelves.

  • marciaf

    I haven’t seen Jordana in stores which is strange. I love fat lip crayons so I better start looking harder.

    • Your Walgreens doesn’t have a permanent display? Boo! I think you can find these fairly easy online.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    I have read rave reviews on this balm stain. Honey love looks good on you. I should really try Jordana soon!

    • I think you’ll like them. πŸ™‚

  • Nidia Doherty

    I bought the only color left on Cherry Culture! I haven’t received it yet, but I’ve heard rave reviews.

    • I KNOW you’ll love it!!!! I hope you review it too.

  • Shelley Polarbelle

    I love that color!!! It looks great on you. I wish we had Jordana where I live. I’m dying to try their lip balm stains.

    • No Jordana in AK?!!! That’s just not right!!!

      • Shelley Polarbelle

        I KNOW!!!

  • Betzy Carmona

    This is one of my favorite shades from this line