“ Brand: Jelly Pong Pong / Type: Eyeliners „
I was a little bit disappointed when I received this in my Glossybox. I love multi tasking products that save time but the colour plum is not one I nomally reach for when doing my eyes. to be fair it is on the brown side of plum but for me, it is more of a lipstick colour.
What is it?
This product is a two in one eyeliner and eyeshadow. It is soft and very easy to smudge on the lids. It is a pencil that you sharpen (I do prefer the automatic twist products better) which I know is going to be a problem when I have to find the right sized pencil sharpener as it's too big for a normal pencil sharpener yet smaller than the 'chunky' larger sized sharpener you can get. Sigh.
This is very easy to use and I suspect I would have got on a lot better with the black shade as this is the colour I normally use as an eye liner. Out of curiosity, I tried it on my lips and found that the colour plum made a far better lip liner and you could colour in the lips if you wanted a long lasting lip shade too. Unfortunately, lip liner is not something I really use (although I used to!) so it won't become a staple in my make up kit.
Awkward size, awkward colour... need I say more? I'd be curious to try the other shades in this range, even the bronze would be better on my eyes! I think this will probably end up in the bin as it's not a colour I think is very flattering on the eyes.
Jelly pong pong are quite a fun brand and I've tried their lip frosting too which looked great but I didn't really like how sticky it was so that one ended up being given away! I've yet to find something in their range that I love.
I've just looked up the price as I got mine in a beauty box... these retail at £10.50 which I think is a bit on the dear side for what they are!
Whilst I wouldn't mind trying the black, I think once it comes to sharpening this pencil I will probably lose my patience. It would be far better as an automatic pencil style. The plum colour is not particularly flattering on eyes and I had to use a lot for it to be slightly noticible on the eye area. Not for me.
After reading so many positive reviews, I recently treated myself to a glossybox subscription. My first glossybox arrived and amongst the goodies inside was this 2 in 1 eyeshadow and eyeliner in Black. It is also available to buy for £10.50 from Jelly Pong Pong stockists and is available in 4 shades - black, plum, bronze and steel.
Jelly Pong Pong are against animal testing and none of the products contain animal byproducts. They say that employees, friends, family and fans of the brand do all the testing. The products also don't contain sulfates, pthalates, triclosan, ammonia or alcohol.
This eyeshadow/eyeliner looks like a chunky colouring in pencil, but this chunkiness does make it easy to use. I find black too dark to use as eyeshadow, but I do like the effect I get when I use this as an eyeliner. The crayon is very soft and doesn't drag along my eyelids and it also blends and smudges easily, if you want to achieve the smoky eye look. It also lasts all day, although I do struggle slightly to remove it at night!
I am quite a novice when it comes to eyeliner and I tend to use a liquid eyeliner, but this is so easy to apply and use that I will be a convert to this 2 in 1 and I'll be investigating other colours. It is slightly more expensive than my usual eyeliner, but the versatility and the results make this a winning buy for me.