When ColourPop released these new ‘Jelly Much’ eyeshadows, I wasn’t so much excited as I was curious… It seems like Jelly products became a trend at the time, especially after Farsali released their jelly highlighters, so I’m not surprised ColourPop jumped on the jelly bandwagon. They released 8 shades for $8 each, and something possessed me to buy all 8 shades!
I didn’t take a close-up of the packaging, but each shadow comes in a little pot, with a seal cap. It is advised that you keep the seal cap so that the product doesn’t dry out. At first it looks like you don’t get much product, but only a tiny bit goes a really really long way!
Shades from Top to Bottom: We Jammin’, Origami, Foxes, Short Circuit, Once and Floral, Half Moon, Ventura, Bungalow.
As you can see, the shadows are very pigmented, metallic and smooth. The consistency is really like a thick jelly texture (bouncy toothpaste perhaps?) and as mentioned before, just a tiny dab of it is more than enough to cover a whole eye lid.
My favourite shades have to be Half Moon, which is a duochrome plum shade with blue-green shimmer, and One and Floral, which is a pinky copper with gold shimmer. I did a look showcasing each of these shades:
I attempted to do a graphic-looking eye using Once and Floral as the main lid colour, with copper accents using the Short Circuit shade, and using the gold Origami shade as a liner. It didn’t look quite how I imagined it, probably because it was just so metallic all over, but I think it shows are much these shadows pop. They are really truly metallic! I used both my finger and smaller detail brushes for this look, and both worked well with the jelly shadows.
This is one of my fave looks I’ve done in a while. I used Half Moon on the lid and Ventura in the inner corner. I used normal matte powder eyeshadows from the Morphe 29A eyeshadow palette in the crease and outer corner. Because the jelly shadows are well, jelly, they are a little difficult to blend and do dry down quite quickly, so you have to work fast. I really love how the purple shift to the Ventura shade really stands out, because it looks like a really bland white shade when you look at it in the pot. I think it would work really well as an eyeshadow topper.
Here is the full look paired with the ColourPop lux lipstick in Layover. Overall, I think I prefer these shadows over the ColourPop Supernova liquid shadows, as they pretty much do the same thing and are as metallic and pigmented, except the jelly shadow are much less flaky. They are a little messy to work with due to the pot, and it would be way easier to work with if they came in a tube instead. Overall I liked these much more than I thought I would, and they are a fun addition to any collection, but I don’t think they are a necessity.
What are your thoughts on Jelly makeup? Would you try these eyeshadows?