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I got this cheaply at Clothes Show Live last year, and didn't really get around to using it until now. I'm usually faithful to just one mascara, however I found this at the back of my make-up draw, and thought I should give it a go.
My eyelashes are naturally quite long and curly, so I just need a little bit of definition from my mascara, which is what this product gives - one coat makes my lashes jet black and slightly volumises them, which is all I really want from a mascara. However, I don't think this would be great for adding length or holding artificial curl in your eyelashes - even on my lashes, it seemed to straighten them out slightly (if that's at all possible), and it wouldn't be very good for high-impact makeup looks, because it simply doesn't do anything dramatic.
Overall, this is a nice enough mascara to subtly define and darken your eyelashes, and would be great for "natural" days when you're wearing very little makeup.
WHAT IS IT?
Mascara that is made by Jelly Pong Pong.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
This mascara says it will give me fairy lashes but I do not know what that means because I would not want to look like a fairy! To be serious the fairy thing is that using this mascara will make your eyelashes flutter and flap like a fairy. My mascara is black.
WHAT I THINK
I was very happy to trial this mascara when it came in a beauty box but I am not so happy now I have been using it for a few weeks. It is very easy to apply because of the mascara being quite thin in texture, it takes a long time for each coat to dry and that makes it a long time for me to apply it because it needs 3 coats of mascara to give my lashes any volume at all.
The mascara does not go clumpy but I dislike that it makes my eyelashes look like spider legs and sometimes it makes them stick together if the brush has picked up too much mascara when I dip it into the tube. The colour is not as intense as I thought it would be and after only one hour I start to find flakes of mascara on my cheeks and under my eyes, the mascara wipes downwards and leaves black marks under my eyes also. I think it makes my lashes dry because some drop out after I have used this Jelly Pong Pong mascara and that does not usually happen for me.
I will not buy this mascara again because it is very disappointing to me and it makes my eyelashes in very bad condition. The effect is not good and the mascara has a very funny smell as well, it is like the smell of spoiled cream and I can smell it on my face all the time that I'm wearing the mascara.
Jelly Pong Pong Fairy Lashes costs £15 and that is very bad value, you are paying for the name only.
1 Dooyoo Star.
I was desperate for a new mascara so was extremely pleased when I received a full sized Jelly Pong Pong Fairy Lashes mascara in my May Glossybox. As well as saving me a bit of cash I also love being introduced to different brands, the Jelly Pong Pong style looks funky, colourful and slightly Benefit stylee, so I was really looking forward to trying (and showing off) my new product.
The blurb on my Glossybox newsletter describes this mascara as:
'This is not for the faint-hearted. Our first ever mascara is formulated to make eye lashes flutter & flap. Water-resistant, Fairy Lashes makes eyelashes thicker & curvier while allowing them to be spectacularly soft & light. A truly fabulous effect for the woman who wants to emphasize one deep, intense, seductive look.
Apply liberally & sweep the heavy wand upwards for thick, luscious lashes.'
The shade I received is called Flutter, described as an intense black. My first impressions were slightly dampened when I removed the product from the box as the tube is made of fairly cheap looking purple plastic, complete with cheap heat sealing seam across the bottom of the tube. However, this was a 'free' product (I pay a monthly subscription which includes five samples in my Glossybox' ) so although it looks identical in the photos, I am unsure if the packaging is different if you were to pay full price for the product in store. The lid does screw on tightly, so I would be happy to tote it around in my handbag without worrying about leaks, but when I withdrew the wand I was surprised to see it looks, well, rather 'normal'! I'm so used to every new release of mascara these days having revolutionary wands with all manner of style of bristles that to see something that looks like the ones I bought in the early nineties was a bit of a shock! I don't necessarily see this as a bad thing however, as many of the new fandangled style ones I have tried are either uncomfortable or never live up to their claims anyway.
Application is the usual old style way, just brush onto lashes from root to tip. The wand is light, being made of plastic, the head in a slight 'rugby ball' shape and the product adheres to the lashes quickly. Being such a shape, the very outer and inner lashes are untouched on first application and you need to use the tip of the wand to try and brush these areas. Also I found the bristles are too widely spaced and I have tried to move the wand from side to side to separate the lashes more, but it doesn't really work. I try working the lashes in small movements from the outer to inner eye but by the end of the first application my lashes are grouped together somewhat, instead of looking thick, they look a bit clumped. However, the liquid is smooth and not at all bitty, there are no lumps, it is just that the mascara sticks three or four of my lashes together. I've tried adding a second coat, but the product is waterproof and dries quite quickly. The brush can't separate the stuck together lashes, it just enhances the effect, making them look a little plastic. I usually try too hard to 'brush' them I end up with black marks all over my eyelids which is very difficult to remove.
To be honest, I'm not really sure what a fairies lashes are supposed to look like, but clumped together and plastic surely isn't it? On a good note, the colour is great, I like a jet black colour and this delivers on that, apparently using a 'blue lake' pigment as well as the black to create an intense colour. It is also available in Maiden, which is a Violet shade. Also it is definitely waterproof, mine is now kept deliberately for Wednesdays, which is when we take the kids swimming.
Unfortunately, considering the £15 price tag I can not recommend this mascara. I'm not really a fan of waterproof mascara anyway, but the claims Jelly Pong Pong make are ridiculous. Thick & curvy, soft & light? Try clumped and plastic looking - definitely not what I consider seductive!
As a subscriber to Glossy Box, every month I receive five beauty products contained inside a beautiful cardboard box tied with a ribbon. I get really excited when I know that my next box is due especially as I love trying and testing new products. Contained inside my May box was a full size 8ml tube of Fairy Lashes Mascara from Jelly Pong Pong; a brand I had never previously heard of.
As I've never been away with the fairies although my husband would beg to differ, I had no idea of what fairy lashes should look like and my initial thoughts were sparkling. However, Jelly Pong Pong markets the black waterproof mascara as being magical due to it offering seductive, lengthening and volumising effects to the lashes, so I was intrigued to try it out.
The packaging is fairly (or should I say fairy?) appealing to the eye with the chunky bullet shaped deep purple mascara wand being contained in a pale blue cardboard box. Unfortunately, I wasn't blessed with long eyelashes, so I rely on products to provide me with stunning sexy lashes without them appearing too heavy or artificial. First impressions were good as I unscrewed the wand to reveal the neat applicator brush with its short bristles. I was pleased to witness the bristles as opposed to small lengths of plastic, as I always poke my eye with these styles of mascara.
It is very rare that I use eyelash curlers, as I am generally able to get them to curl by gently applying a little pressure as I coat my lashes with the mascara. A sufficient amount of the black mascara dispensed onto the brush without the need for me to wipe any excess onto the top of the tube. Application was extremely effortless due to the small brush and short bristles and I was easily able to coat my lashes without any clumping. Whilst one coat offered a good coverage, my lashes did not appear volumised or lengthened, so I proceeded with a second.
Despite the second coat offering an improved thickness to my lashes, I was disappointed that it did not provide me with longer lashes, which is the appearance I strive to achieve with all of my mascaras. I was easily able to obtain the curling effect that I was after although Jelly Pong Pong claims that this will offer a seductive, effortless look. Sadly, this was not the case due to the mascara's inability to provide me with any length. However, my lashes felt extremely lightweight and something I've never achieved with other brands is that they were fairly soft to the touch. On checking the list of ingredients I discovered the soft lash effect to be due to the beeswax content, so clearly my lashes were being nourished during the time I wore the mascara.
The staying power of the mascara was excellent although this is the case with all brands that I have used over the last few years. I experienced no issues with flaking and there was no need for me to reapply during the day. During the last couple of months I have been suffering terribly with hay fever and as a result, my eyes are sore and occasionally run. However, I cannot report of experiencing any issues with the mascara running and causing me to look like a panda. I'm not generally a fan of waterproof mascaras, as I find them difficult to remove, so I was initially a little apprehensive as to whether it would be stuck fast to my lashes.
It was only when I came to removing the mascara that I realised I had no waterproof remover in the house, so I had no option but to try baby lotion, which is what I generally use although I didn't for one minute expect it to work. However, the mascara effortlessly lifted from my lashes, which surprised me, particularly as it is marketed as being waterproof. On inspection of the cotton wool pad I noticed that it had been removed in long strips, which were almost the length of my lashes and this gave me the impression that it was hard wearing.
Whilst I welcomed the opportunity of trying out a brand that was totally new to me, I cannot see me making a further purchase, particularly as the 8ml tube retails at £15, which is ridiculously expensive with the average results that I achieved. I have continued to use the mascara as I cannot abide waste, but due to my experience I feel a three star rating to be appropriate although I cannot make a recommendation.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
In May's Glossybox came a full size mascara from a brand I had never heard of before. I love trying out new mascaras, especially as my eyelashes are so long but not curly at all. The mascara in question is called Fairy Lashes and it comes from the brand Jelly Pong Pong. Although I got this in my Glossybox, it retails at £15 so definitely not a cheap product.
The mascara comes in a wonderful looking light blue box. This is slightly bigger than the mascara itself but quite a lot wider. The front of the box gives the Jelly Pong Pong logo, the name of the product and the website address. The side of the box gives a description of the mascara and instructions on how to use the product. As mascara packaging goes, this is definitely one of the nicer boxes. Some mascaras don't even come with a box at all so this was a big plus to begin with. If I were to see this on a shelf, it would definitely catch my eye.
Inside the middle of the box sits the mascara which can be pulled out easily. I was expecting this to be a similar colour to the box but instead, it is housed in a lovely, dark purple tube. The tube has the Jelly Pong Pong logo on it as well as the name of the mascara printed in a lighter purple so it contrasts nicely and is easy to see. After unscrewing the lid, I was extremely happy to see a regular application wand. I hate those new plastic applicator wands so my first impressions of this product were great.
However, while the packaging and wand were impressive, not much else was. This mascara has a combination of both blue and black pigments in order to give an intense black colour to your lashes and after application, my lashes were extremely dark. Unfortunately though, my lashes looked terrible. The mascara comes out really thickly after pulling the wand out of the tube and even after wiping some off before applying, my lashes looked extremely clumpy and stuck together. It took me a lot of work with an eyelash brush and a clean mascara wand to fix the mess that this mascara made. Jelly Pong Pong claim that this mascara makes eyelashes thicker and curvier but still keeping them light and soft but I cannot say at all that this is true. My eyelashes were extremely clumpy and heavy and it barely curled them at all.
Even though I wasn't completely happy with how my eyelashes looked, I still went to work with this mascara on as I just didn't have time to reapply everything and start over but I couldn't wait to get it off once I got home. This mascara is also water resistant which makes it an absolute pain to remove. Even by using face wipes, this came off in massive clumps that stuck to my face and were really annoying to get rid of. It took me a good 10-15 minutes to get the mascara off compared to the usual couple of minutes it takes with my normal No. 7 mascara.
With a hefty £15 price tag, this mascara just isn't worth the money, especially as it doesn't live up to the claims it makes.