Jordana Cranberry Lipstick Review

Hey everyone,

As you all know by now, lipstick is my favorite makeup item and I never step out of my house without a dash of a pretty shade on my pout. As a result, the incessant hoarder in me is always on the lookout for new and different shades to try out and this time my search stopped at Jordana. I had never tried out any lipstick from this brand, so I tried to test the waters with this budget lipstick. So, let’s see how this one turned out.

Jordana Cranberry Lipstick

Product Description:

  • Full coverage, dazzling color.
  • Rich and creamy texture.
  • Lightweight, smooth-glide application.
  • Soft shine finish.
  • Made in USA.


INR 149 for 3.4 gm.

Jordana Cranberry Lipstick

My Experience with Jordana Cranberry Lipstick:

The lipstick comes in a black and grey plastic case with a see-through cap. It has the shade number and name written at the base of the case. A certain amount of the lipstick sticks out of the tube and that can cause damage or breakage to the bullet when you are in a rush or if one’s clumsy (like me :p) Overall, that packaging looks quite cheap, but at the same time, I find the plastic quite sturdy and break-proof.

Jordana Cranberry Lipstick

The lipstick has a very mild plastic smell which I obviously don’t enjoy and thankfully it disappears within a few minutes post application, so one doesn’t need to bear it for long.

Jordana Cranberry Lipstick

The shade “Cranberry” is a shimmery red shade and honestly I don’t enjoy it much. I had bought this lipstick online and going by the swatches, I was expecting a pretty berry shade sans the shimmers.  However, it turned out to be a frosty/shimmery shade. This would suit a lot of complexions and could be a nice pick for weddings and other evening gatherings if you enjoy shimmers in your lipstick.

Jordana Cranberry Lipstick

The texture of this lipstick is not something that I really enjoy. It isn’t a creamy or a matte one, it’s actually something in between and it really tugs and pulls on the lips during application and as a result causes a lot of dents on the bullet and is also prone breakage. The lipstick also feels a bit weirdly sticky which is something that I’m not used to and applies quite patchily on the lips if you apply it straight off the bullet, so I would really suggest using a lip brush with this one.

Jordana Cranberry Lipstick

In terms of pigmentation, this one’s quite decent and offers full coverage in two swipes. I personally don’t really enjoy the shimmery look that it offers as I generally prefer out and out matte reds.  So, I apply it in dab-dab motion on the lips and use it as a stain.

Jordana Cranberry Lipstick

The staying power of this lipstick is pretty good and stays for some 3.5-4 hours post application and doesn’t leave behind any cheap stain. It doesn’t transfer much which is a plus.

Summing up the pros and cons:

Pros of Jordana Cranberry Lipstick:

  • Really affordable.
  • Sturdy packaging.
  • Shade would suit a lot of complexions.
  • Decent staying power.
  • Good coverage.
  • Doesn’t transfer much.
  • Doesn’t leave behind any cheap stain.

Jordana Cranberry Lipstick

Cons of Jordana Cranberry Lipstick:

  • Bullet is prone to breakage.
  • Applies patchily on the lips.
  • Feels sticky.
  • Weird rubbery fragrance.
  • Tugs and pulls on the lips.

Red lips

IMBB Rating:


Overall, I found this lipstick really average and there’s nothing extraordinary about the shade as such shades are easily found across a lot of brands. I wouldn’t really recommend this lipstick to anyone owing to the weird sticky texture and if one is on a budget, then I would say that our desi brands like Elle 18 and Streetwear are doing a lotttt better job, so this can easily be skipped.

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