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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Inexpensive Find: Jordana Forever Flawless Pressed Powder

My aunt told me never to say "cheap" but instead say "inexpensive". I thought it over and realized the word "cheap" has a stigma in terms of products, that it is lesser and should be less trusted. As oppose to the word "inexpensive" where it feels more sophisticated and not in the same line as "cheap". Thus, I share with you my inexpensive find. A very affordable product but one that does not lack in ingredients. :)

Today I woke up early to watch the first showing of Eclipse in Alabang Town Center with two of my best friends, and since we had time to go around before the movie, we went to 'The Dollar Store' located on the second floor of the cinemas area. Initially I was looking for volumizing hair products (since our local market seems to just focus on boring straight = flat hair) but instead my eyes drew attention to the Jordana Makeup rack. They had tons of promising make up for less than PHP90!! But I ended up with the Jordana Forever Flawless Pressed Powder, though the products couldn't be swatched, I was impressed since they had at least 4 different shades to choose from.

The one I got was in 106 Light Honey:

From just looking at the shade of the pressed powder, I made a wild guess that this shade would be closest to my skin tone. Actually I spent less than 2 minutes and hardly thought twice about purchasing the product or not. That's my really bad sickness when it comes to inexpensive products, I just get it and go. But in this case, I think I made a good purchase. :)

106 Light Honey

When you open the compact you can find a puff and a mirror behind the actual product just like most of other products in the market. :)

This is a swatch of the product:

The texture of the product is almost creamy, thus the superb pigmentation. There is a slight floral scent, but not too strong to trigger my allergies haha. :)

Swatch on my hand:

The swatch of Light Honey on my hand looks just right with more bending. :)

So overall:

I like:
- Inexpensive for only PHP90!!!
- Pigmented and almost creamy
- Not chalky
- A lot of shades to choose from

I don't like:
- The packaging feels that it will break easy
- The puff included is not something I would use over and over
- Available only at The Dollar Store (I don't know where else they are sold locally)

In conclusion, I think that this is a great product to try if you are working on a budget, I cannot yet say if the product will break me out or not since I haven't tried it for long to check. But you can check a couple of reviews on makeup alley here. :)

Also you can check out Jordana Cosmetics Website Here to check out the range of products available. :)

How about you girls? What are your recent inexpensive finds? :)

Toodles! :)


  1. Wow, that swatch screams creamy pigment indeed! :) i didn't know we had Jordana here in the Pinas - used to haul their eyeliners in the US, they're good too! - trace

  2. wow, I've seen Jordana polishes at Market Market and a couple of lipliners and eyeliners, didn't know they have these

  3. waah!! i want.. sana meron akong makitang ganito.. :D

  4. Looks really nice and appears like it would glide on your skin.
    Great buy :)
    It's nice to walk away with a great yet inexpensive product.
    ♥ Bev

  5. I've seen this in the Dollar Store (aren't we just ATC girls??), but I don't have the courage to try since I'm super acne prone, and is currently under dermal treatments. =( But this is a great find, I hope it works for you. =)

  6. Aww, too bad they're not widely available. I'm a huge fan of inexpensive products that work.

    Lots of love,

  7. Yeah, it would be cool of they had Imats in Asia. You would really love it. I was at Graftobian most of the time just chatting with makeup artists :) BY the way, I tried the moisturizer and the anti-shine and so far it works really well on me. I gotta get it on friends too :)

  8. @Trace yes meron here :)

    @Nikki try mo :)

    @Donna hope you find one in your area :)

    @Khymm super pigmented in fairness :)

  9. @fierce nails yes finding inexpensive products are like finding treasure :)

    @Dang yes ATC rocks! :)

    @Golden aww Im sure you guys have tons of alternatives there :)

    @Becky Ohhh i should get my hands on the graftobian products!! :) You got me excited! :)

  10. Y love this powder ♥

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