Thursday, 29 April 2010

Jelly Pong Pong: Cherry Pie Eyeshadow Palette Review


Jelly Pong Pong. How quirky is that name? Susan Chyi, the founder, says on the website that the name was born from the notion of wanting to invoke the eccentricity that is innate in all of us. The fascination and awe that we arouse simply by being different and perfectly unique.

Those of you who’ve heard of the brand would know that it’s based in London. Jelly Pong Pong used to have a store in Covent Garden but, sadly, it is no more. They are now concentrating their resources on its online presence through its own website and through other online shops like Zalando (updated).

I bought this eyeshadow palette several months back and didn’t really begin to use it till a couple of weeks ago. I really should be punished for this crime of neglect! Well, this palette is really called just Cherry Pie, with a description of “cherry pie-scented eyeshadow palette”. Taking it literally, I did sniff at the shadows and what do you know? I detected a faint sweet scent!

Here’re my thoughts on this cute palette:

Product
Name: Cherry Pie
Net weight and Price: 6.56g / 0.23oz for £12

According to Jelly Pong Pong
A quartet of eye shadows in wearable, sweet shades of Crust Bronze, Deep Berry, Light Cherry Pink and Cinnamon. Also comes with a superior eye shadow base, formulated with UVA & UVB filters for a protective, long-lasting application.

Bonus : The eye shadows are formulated with jojoba seed oil, vitamin E & aloe vera to nourish the delicate skin around your eyes.


Packaging
Comes packaged in a cute box with some cheerful designs.
The eyeshadow palette itself is quite small, measuring approximately 8.5 x 6 x 1.25 cm. Inside, you will find a mirror, a mini eyeshadow brush and a double-ended sponge tip applicator.

Ingredients
Please click on the image to enlarge.

Contents
The eyeshadow base is in the centre. Encircling it are the four eyeshadows which are essentially matte but with the very slightest hint of shimmer.

Clockwise, from top: Crust Bronze (brown), Deep Berry (dark pink), Light Cherry Pink (very light pink), Cinnamon (orangey brown with a tinge of red)


My Thoughts
Packaging
Hmm, what can I say besides cute? The size of the palette makes it very practical to carry around. It opens and shuts sturdily. I like using the “full-size” mirror and I have no complaints about the applicators. I tend to use the sponge tip applicators more than the brush, by the way.

Eyeshadow base
The eyeshadow base is very soft and creamy. I’ve read that it wasn’t a good base at all but I would have to disagree, partially. I think it’s a decent base. In my case, I didn’t see any creasing after almost six hours of wear (compare eye images right). Granted, the shadows were slightly faded but there was no creasing. However, at the eight-hour mark, the eyeshadow was showing signs of creasing.

Eyeshadows
The eyeshadows are soft and of a slightly creamy consistency. In general, they’ve got good pigmentation but I thought the dark pink of Deep Berry loses its depth very quickly on the eyelid, hence requiring re-application. My favourite colour of the four has got to be Cinnamon. It’s such a curious shade of orange, brown and red mixed together. That’s one shade with character.

Here are three possible looks created with the Cherry Pie shades:

Deep Berry and Light Cherry Pink


Crust Bronze, Deep Berry and Light Cherry Pink


Crust Bronze (the whole lid fold) and Cinnamon

Other products used:
GOSH Velvet Touch eyeliner in Truly Brown
Maybelline Volum’ Express Turbo Boost Waterproof mascara


Final Words
Overall, I love this palette! There really isn’t anything about this palette that irks me. There are only those little issues mentioned above, but nothing annoying.

On the packaging, it says that it’s formulated in Italy and made in Taiwan. I’ve found out that it just means that Jelly Pong Pong’s formulations for the ingredients are done by cosmetic chemists in Italy. These exact formulations are then sent to Taiwan for replication and mass production for retail.

As mentioned above, Jelly Pong Pong now sells online through its Jelly Pong Pong website and websites such as BeautyBoxx and Zalando. On its website, it states that all orders are charged a standard shipping fee of £3.95 to UK and EU destinations, and USD6.95 for USA and Canada. As it wasn’t indicated on the website, I’ve inquired if they also ship to Asia and Australia. Basically, they ship worldwide and shipping charges would be roughly the same as to the US (this is, of course, only an indication).

Jelly Pong Pong products are also available through several country-specific retail stores and also online stores (please check their website for more details). I’ve been informed that they will also soon be available through Urban Outfitters.

Update

In Europe, Jelly Pong Pong can be purchased through websites such as BeautyBoxx and Zalando: UK, Nederland, Germany, Austria.

A little tip: Jelly Pong Pong also offers the Deluxe Gift Bag which contains two full-size products (there are several combinations) and these are priced at £13 per bag. For example, it is possible to get Set C which contains Cherry Pie and the Wakeup Makeup kit for only £13! That’s quite a bargain, if you ask me.

To find out more about this quirky brand, have a look at the Jelly Pong Pong website. There, you’ll find products with the most amazingly decorative packaging and the zaniest names to boot. My Cherry Pie would be considered quite “normal” in comparison.

21 comments:

The Diva's Polish said...

I just LOVE the name - Jelly pong pong (LOL). Your eyes look gorgeous. It seems as if a lot of looks can be created from the one pallet. Versatility.. excellent! :)

London's-beauty said...

The palette, packaging and the colours are super cutee! I'd seriously think that there's something to eat in it if it didn't say 'cherry pre-scented eyeshadow palette'! Great review x)

Rebecca said...

i love the brand name of Jelly Pong Pong but I've never been inspired to buy!

Dina (XYYan) said...

The packaging is so cute! And I've never seen any eyshadow palette that has a base in it :)

Natalie Nguyen said...

Omgosh the packaging is so cute! At first glance, the shadows look kinda scary and unappealing but when it's on the lid I can see how it totally works!

Witoxicity said...

The Diva's Polish
Thanks! Ha ha, Jelly Pong Pong is indeed a very catchy name. :D

@London's-beauty
Thank you. Well, you should check out their other products - they're even cuter!

@Dina
Having the shadow base in the palette is certainly very handy. :)

@Rebecca
For me, it was love at first sight but my problem then was deciding which product(s) to buy! :D

@Natalie
The shadows looking scary and unappealing?! Surely not, Natalie. :) You can certainly get a lot of use out of these shades.

Get Gawjus! said...

I think the packaging of their products is uber cute and this palette looks nice too :)

Vonvon said...

I love palettes, and this one is just so cute - the packaging (love the light blue color of the casing), the shadow colors which are very wear-able.

Like the 2nd EOTD a lot - soft pink and brown, a very nice combination of colors.

Shop N' Chomp said...

Every time I read this name, I smile. It is just too cute. :) Your EOTDs are super pretty!

twinsouls888 said...

Very nice review girl, very well said. And you have pretty eyes yay ^_^. How many time have I told you that hehe.


Happy weekend ;)

Witoxicity said...

@Get Gawjus
I totally agree with you! :)

@Vonvon
Thanks for dropping by! I'm glad you like that eye look and, you're right, the four shades are all very easy to mix and match. :)

@Shop N' Chomp
Thank you, my dear. Jelly Pong Pong - that's sure an unusual and unforgettable name. Hee hee!

@twinsouls888
Thanks, Ems! Do have a great weekend! :)

Shilka said...

Wow, UVA protection in an eye-shadow? How thoughtful! :D

The Beautifier said...

Oddly enough I also made an order for this palette a couple of days back from the ASOS website, I paid half the price (£6) for this as it was on sale that time! xoxo
Cant wait to receive it, glad you reviewed this cutie in your blog hun!
xoxo

Witoxicity said...

@Shilka
Yeah, it's interesting that the eyeshadow base offers sun protection too! That's always a good thing, ain't it? :)

@The Beautifier
Oh, what a fantastic deal! Well-spotted! I hope you'll enjoy playing with the shades in the palette when it arrives. :D

lavender said...

Never heard of this brand before. But the name is interesting, sounds like ping pong and I like the packaging.

Thanks for the review.

dblchin said...

Awww.... the packaging looks totally cute!!! I love how it works on ur eye

Witoxicity said...

@lavender
My pleasure! Well, I don't think you'll ever forget this name now! :D

@dblchin
Thanks! I must say they are very easy colours to work with. :)

Natalie Nguyen said...

Haha, I just read your reply XD Okay, "unappealing".. totally the wrong word to use! I think it was the orang-ey colour that scared me off, the rest look great, sorry!

Hey you remember my old post! Haha, I'm always raiding my mom's things =P

Witoxicity said...

@Natalie
There is absolutely no need to apologise! I am aware that you tend to prefer neutral shades. :)

Cynthia Zacharica. said...

Aww...Cherry Pie s such an adorable name and looks so cute! And Jelly Pong Pong....LOL :D.

I love the second eye look very much.

♥xx♥

Witoxicity said...

@Cynthia
Everything about this brand screams "cute", doesn't it? :D I'm glad you like that look.