Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Jelly Pong Pong: Shoe Palette Review



I love shoes, but this ain’t a review on a shoe polish kit. If you know Jelly Pong Pong, you’d know it’s about makeup in kawaii packaging. This is the last of the three Jelly Pong Pong items that I purchased sometime back.

The Basics
This Shoe Palette from Jelly Pong Pong has a hardcover paperboard clamshell case that shuts with a magnet. It measures approximately 9 x 4cm with a net weight of 3g / 0.16oz and it comes complete with a handy mirror. It seems innocently small but it has a moderately cheeky poem on the cover to make up for its frail appearance.



There are two variants of this Shoe Palette. The one I have is called Vertigo Stiletto while the other one is called Plush Pumps. Each palette has two pans – a cream eyeshadow and a “lip jelly”. Vertigo Stiletto contains a Bronze Cream eyeshadow and a Pearl Gloss lip jelly.


Jelly Pong Pong says:

Dedicated to shoe fanatics, Shoe Palette is a quirky twist to the classic lip-and-eye kit. We love that it comes in 2 wearable combinations to be layered, and a mirror in silent testament to women on the go. This shoe-themed palette, printed with a witty poem, contains complimenting cream shadow, lip shimmer and heaps of glamour.
Bonus : Long-lasting product gives a luminous & brilliant finish, without the stickiness.


The ingredients:

My Thoughts
Cream Eyeshadow
This eyeshadow has such a lovely rich shade of bronze and, of course, there is some shimmer. It glides smoothly on the lids. Apply using your finger or a sponge-tip applicator, take your pick.
Other products used in image right: GOSH Velvet Touch Eye Liner in Metallic Brass and Maybelline Volum' Express Turbo Boost Waterproof mascara.

However, as is the curse of most cream eyeshadows, Bronze Cream creases. I tried using it over the eyeshadow primer that came in Jelly Pong Pong’s own Cherry Pie Eyeshadow Palette and still it creased within an hour. Ditto with Too Faced Shadow Insurance. So, sadly, I’d have to give this a thumbs down. I love your colour, Bronze Cream, but you gotta de-crease, man.

Lip Jelly
A fancy name for what seems like a lipbalm-cum-lipgloss. A darned sticky one at that! The one in my palette, Pearl Gloss, is exactly that, a white pearl, which does no favour to my lips. After a couple of hours, most of it is gone, leaving my lips dry and exposed. Or sometimes, I even see a ghastly white layer still sitting on my lips. Using it alone is not an option for me as I end up looking very pale. If anything, it’s better used over a lipstick whose colour you’d like to tone down. Another disappointment.

Packaging
For some reason, my Shoe Palette started to ‘leak’ and I think the Lip Jelly is the culprit. The palette has oily stains all over and mind you, this isn’t something that started appearing only recently. These stains were already present half a year ago and I know I have never left the palette in a hot place. So, check out my lovely oil-stained Shoe Palette, ladies.


Final Words
The Shoe Palette retails for £10 but you can get it for less if you bought the £13 Deluxe Gift Bag which contains two full-sized Jelly Pong Pong products. Whatever it is, I’m neither impressed nor amused with this Shoe Palette. "Long-lasting" - not true. "...without the stickiness" - not true. Into the 'waste of money' bin it goes! You’d be much better off spending your money on a........kebab!

More information:
If you're still interested, Jelly Pong Pong can be purchased in Europe through websites such as BeautyBoxx and Zalando: UK, Nederland, Germany, Austria.

15 comments:

myolie said...

love your review, i haven't tried this brand before, because it is ultra mega super expensive (would rather save money and buy mac products). but there was a time when a lot of bloggers were raving about this product ^ ^

Witoxicity said...

@myolie
Thanks for dropping me a line! :) Its products are quite expensive but you'd get better value for your money with the Deluxe Gift Bags. Yeah, there was a lot of talk about this brand a couple of years ago but the craze seems to have quietened down. I've only ever tried three of their products. The first two that I featured were all right. This third one is a total disappointment! :P

Cynthia Z said...

I see shoe I come running! :D. Looks cute but too bad about the leak. Haha...kebab...lol...good one :D

I found irony in this post. I'll tell you later! I promise... so pls don't ask me until I do lol ;)

♥xx♥

London's-beauty said...

aww well the packaging is pretty ^^

Witoxicity said...

@Cynthia
Ooh, irony! I like that! I'm most curious now, but OK, OK, I'll sit tight and wait patiently for you to reveal the tale. :D

@London's-beauty
Haha, that's a very small consolation. :)

Dina (XYYan) said...

Cute name with cute packaging, but too bad it didn't live up to what it claims, well better get a kebab! haha..

Emilie Delance said...

Hehe always love your reviews :) And I'll take your advice and by a kebab instead ^_^ Yeah all the cream eyeshadows I've tried always seem to crease..

xoxo

Witoxicity said...

@Dina
Haha, yes, that's indeed too bad. :D

@Emilie
Kebab it is! :D

Vonvon said...

Cute packaging, but it's a shame the product leaks and ruin it.

Witoxicity said...

@Vonvon
Tell me about it, Vonvon! Sigh! :(

Dyle said...

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someday i would like try this.
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Anonymous said...

Great review! Cute, cute packaging but leaking and poor quality, what a waste! I agree, better buy that Kebab then. ;D

Witoxicity said...

@Dyle
My pleasure! I think there may be holo polishes from some Dutch brands, but I've never really paid attention to that. :)

@Anonymous
Thanks! Haha, here's to the mighty kebab! :D

Anonymous said...

I had a look at JPP's website and I find it quite expensive. Sweet packaging, true... but what's the point if the product ends up in the "waste of money" bin.

Anyway thanks for the honest review,

Fe

Witoxicity said...

@Fe
Hi Fe! You're welcome! Well, these are just my observations and I'm simply stating the facts. I have two other JPP products and I didn't have any major complaints about them. Anyway, one can't deny that JPP products are cute, but some of them do seem more ornamental than functional, me thinks. :)