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REVIEW: Jordana 12 HR Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencils

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May 29, 2014

Now that we’re transitioning into summer, I’m taking more precautions to make sure my makeup stays on all day long. One way I’ve been prolonging my eyeshadow is using a creamy base to make powders stick and last. I’ve fallen head over heels for the Jordana 12 HR Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencils, not only as eyeshadow bases, but for full coverage color that lasts.

REVIEW: Jordana 12 HR Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencils

The eyeshadow pencils are water resistant with both matte and shimmer finishes. They are soft and glide onto the eye with absolutely no tugging.

REVIEW: Jordana 12 HR Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencils - Eternal White

Eternal White is a pure snow color with a matte finish. This shade is perfect for making eyeshadows pop with pigment.

REVIEW: Jordana 12 HR Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencils - Continuous Almond

Continuous Almond is a light beige with a matte finish. This works as a great base for neutral shadows, as it evens out my skin tone with full coverage.

REVIEW: Jordana 12 HR Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencils - Aqua Last

Aqua Last is an aqua blue with a satin finish (even though the pencil is labelled as matte).

REVIEW: Jordana 12 HR Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencils - Endless Emerald

Endless Emerald is a forest green with a shimmer finish.

REVIEW: Jordana 12 HR Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencils- Prolong Purple

Prolong Purple is a royal purple with a shimmer finish.

REVIEW: Jordana 12 HR Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencils - Stay-On Black

Stay-On Black is a pitch black with a matte finish.

These pencils apply with complete opacity, and are easily blendable— but once they set, they’re SET. They live up to their claims and last all day both on their own and topped off with eyeshadow. There was extremely minimal creasing on my oily lids by the 8th hour, but certainly nothing to be up in arms about. You could even realistically skip primer on busy days, and just apply eyeshadow over these for long wear.

REVIEW: Jordana 12 HR Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencils Swatches

Aside from wearing these as both bases for my eyeshadow as well as lid colors, I’ve liked applying them with an eyeliner brush for smudge-free liner! I can blend them out to create a sultry smokey eye, or keep it clean for a cat eye. I just swipe the brush over the tip and apply!

The only downside to the pencils is how jumbo they really are— they don’t fit in a lot of my dual pencil sharpeners. The one I finally found that can handle them is the Sonia Kashuk Dual Hole Cosmetic Pencil Sharpener.

For just around $4, these are among my new favorite drugstore finds. They are an even more affordable alternative to the already budget-friendly NYX eyeshadow sticks, and frankly: much longer lasting.

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28 Responses

  1. Beth and Beauty
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    Girl, now I have to go find these…LOL! I love the Jordana Made to Last 12 hour Gel Eyeliner Pencils, I have every color of them. I have a review of the Jordana Gel Eyeliner $3 on my blog if your interested!

  2. Betzy Carmona
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    They are so pigmented and I love how affordable they are

  3. BTBAshley
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    I think these are awesome for the price AND the quality really is there. I like these and the Rimmel ones better than about 99% of the higher end chubby pencils. Great review!

  4. Citizens of Beauty
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    These look Awesome Miranda! So vivid!

  5. I absolutely love these!

  6. Anastasia
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    You are making me want all of them 🙂

  7. Brooke @ Blushing Noir
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    Endless Emerald looks so gorgeous!

  8. Sheila Arkee
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    These pencils are great and work just as well as any high end brand.

  9. Naomi Ganzu
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    Amazing! 🙂

  10. These look amazing. They remind me a lot of the NARS ones … shhhh

  11. Justina
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    Endless Emerald look so nice!

  12. Nidia Doherty
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    I have some of the Milani ones – they’re the same. They are amazing. Everyone needs these!

  13. mynewestaddiction
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    These sound seriously great!

  14. Lisa Marie Heath
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    I have these and they really are great!

  15. Kimberly
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    I have one of these and it’s still in the ‘to be tested’ pile. I’m crazy for not grabbing it and trying it out!

  16. Phyrra
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    The white looks like it would be great to make eyeshadows pop

  17. Shipra Taneja
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    I use these daily! They are really amazing quality for the price! <3

  18. loveforlacquer
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    Some of my favorites! They are fab!

  19. beautybymissl
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    These shades look gorgeous! Aqua Last is definitely calling my name.

  20. Norah Salazar
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    Great swatches, I need to try one of these for sure.

  21. Aleya Bamdad
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    These colors are amazing. I would love to try the continuous almond.

  22. Erika
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    Dang. These look good. I need to give these a look next time I’m in Walgreen’s.

  23. Jessica W
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    So glad to hear that they’re even better than NYX. You are hooking me into Jordana lately!

  24. Eugenia
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    These are sooo prettyy!! I have not tried any products from them yet!

  25. jamie @makeuplifelove
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    This kind of remind me of a mix between UD and MUFE sticks. The colors are gorgeous WOW and that pigment. I think I really need some Prolong Purple in my life ASAP.

  26. yes_cassiewill
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    These kind of look like the Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencils…but they have matte shades and are WAY cheaper! Now if I could only find somewhere that has Jordana.

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