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I have been a Glossybox subscriber for a long time and the provide a lot of Jelly Pong Pong products. From the eye shadows, mascaras and now this lip gloss / balm.
I love the colour payout, it's a sheer colour with a really moisturising feel to them. I feel that my lips look great while being restored! They last for quite a while during the day, despite eating & drinking, and only need the occasional touch up to restore the colour. They are simple to use without smearing or bleeding the colour onto the areas around the lips & the crayon means that you can get a precise application on the lips. They really are a simple, great product which pops in your hand bag easily for any gal on the go!
The colour payout is the biggest advantage to this product. There is a range of colours available, I have the red one which is a lovely bright red with a pink undertone. They can heat up really quickly in a warm room & become too soft for use, but just pop in the fridge and they return back to their normal texture!
The only issue is that the lids aren't very secure on the crayon. I have had these in my bag when the lid has come off and ended up with what looked like what would happen if a colour bomb went off in my bag! Everything was covered and stained in this bright colour! So I suggest that if you do want to pop this in your bag, try and find a way to secure the lid or keep it in a bag to protect everything else!
WHAT IS IT?
A crayon for use on the lips instead of lipstick. It is made by Jelly Pong Pong and you can buy it in 2 shades only, pink called Marshmallow Pink and red called Cranberry. My lip blush is Cranberry.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
You apply it to your lips like lipstick, I apply lip liner first because the colour does not bleed but the pencil is very chunky so it is hard to make your lip colour tidy unless you line your lips with a finer pencil first. The pencil feels like a soft wax crayon because the colour melts on my lips, I think sometimes that the pencil drags on my skin but after a short time the colour starts to melt and transfers to my lips.
WHAT I THINK
I like the Cranberry shade very much and think it is very feminine and sexy. It is not bright red but has got purple tones and a deep pink in the shade, it is red but more interesting I think than traditional reds. It is not sheer but allows more natural make up than red lipstick, I like that I can use this on my lips and feel sexy but keep a stylish look for if I am around people who will not like vampish red lips.
It does not need to be applied very often and in the morning I colour in my lips twice with the blush pencil because one coat is a little bit patchy and does not give good covering. I like that it is so easy to colour in any parts that have faded without making my lips look untidy because the colour blends smoothly.
A Jelly Pong Pong Lip Blush costs about £12 and that is a lot because nearly all of the main brands do their own lip blush for a lot cheaper, this is very good but the other brands are just as good I think.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
This is a review of the Jelly Pong Pong lip blush I received in a recent beauty box. I got the lighter pink colour you can see in the picture above. I was hesitant to try this brand again as I was not a big fan of the lip gloss I had received in an earlier box but I do like the idea of lip stains more than a lip stick and out of the two colours, the lighter colour was probably better for my colouring (I've got a generous sized pout, so a dark colour can make me look like I've been smacked in the mouth!)
The lip blush comes in a chunky pencil with a twist up base which is coloured silver (unlike the picture). It is described as a moisturising lip stain and you don't need a pencil sharpener as it is all made of plastic. There is a clear plastic lid to protect the tip when not in use. A clear plastic seal needs to be torn off the whole pencil before first use. On the Jelly Pong Pong website they advise you to 'apply liberally'.
As I said, I was a bit hesitant as it looked a bolder colour than I'd normally use but I was not adverse to a little colour on my lips. I swiped on a tiny amount and it was barely noticeable so I went for a second layer and woah, I had pink Barbie fluorescent lips! After a few goes, I think I have it right, just a tiny amount which I then dilute with a clear balm or a shimmery lip gloss if I am feeling that way out.
The texture and consistency of this product is just right but I think the colours are just too strong. Fair enough, to have buildable colour which will please most but this just adds far too much colour for my preference and I would like something a lot more sheer. I can't imagine what the darker shade looks like!
I have the marshmallow pink but this is also available in cranberry (berry red) and both are priced £12 on the Jelly Pong Pong website.
I think this lip stain is going to last me a lifetime as it's a bit bright and I only use a tiny bit at a time which I then dilute with gloss or balm! I think it's great for a pop of colour and is probably very popular amongst teens and twenties (I am thirties so maybe not quite the right demographic for this product!). I like the packaging and the no mess pencil idea, it'd be great for popping in your handbag for a night out. If they did some more laid back colours I'd be in there like a shot but at the moment no repurchase on the cards for me.