Okay, so you want cute? Here’s another cutie pie from Jelly Pong Pong. And to avoid any confusion, that other one that I reviewed before was called Cherry Pie.
Name: Muffin & Meringue Gloss Set
Net weight and Price: 22ml / 0.74 fl oz per tube, £18 for the whole set
This set contains 2 scrumptious glosses in edible flavours & a smooth, brilliant finish. Muffin Gloss is a light poppy shade with specks of shimmer, while Cherry Meringue is a glossy berry stain.
Bonus: Comes in an adorable gift-worthy packaging.
The lipglosses are housed in short chubby tubes with dainty screw-on caps. They come presented in a pink-striped giftbox.
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Lipglosses in the shades called Muffin (light pink) and Cherry Meringue (berry red). Both have little specks of shimmer.
I have never seen lipglosses packaged in such stubby tubes before. I find that both peculiar and cute, like puffy little cushions, only not fluffy. As for the box, it rather reminds me of a circus tent. A girly circus tent. The box can always be re-used for keeping little trinkets and stuff.
First impression: sweet. They smell sweet.
Second impression: sweet. They taste sweet.
Yes, I did the taste test. I licked the glosses off my lips (am I sick?!). They just taste generally sweet. Well, saccharin is listed on the list of ingredients.
Third impression: sweet. They look sweet.
Okay, that’s half the truth. Muffin, the light pink gloss, looks sweet in a swatch, but it does not look good on me when used alone. But that’s just me. Light and nude lip shades just never look good on me. I just look dead (and so, I won’t show you a picture of my lips with it. It will add no value to you, trust me!). But, of course, all’s not lost. Muffin can always be layered over darker-coloured lipsticks.
Cherry Meringue is the sweeter one. It looks better on me. It just gives my lips a little flush of colour.
So, do I like these? Viewed plainly as lipglosses, they are okay. However, when viewed as a whole – the packaging, the concept, the names, the all-round sweetness and what else.....oh, the packaging, this gloss set is super-cool. I have no regrets purchasing it.
£18 for this set may seem to be on the expensive side. But let me put it into perspective for you:
• You do get two lipglosses for that price.
• Each tube contains 22ml of lipgloss. I checked the lipglosses that I have from other brands and they’re usually in the range of 6ml to 7ml, some 10ml.
• It does come in a lovely giftbox.
Moreover, as mentioned before in my write-up on the Cherry Pie Eyeshadow Palette, Jelly Pong Pong also offers the Deluxe Gift Bag. Each bag is priced at £15 (hmm, wasn't it £13 a few weeks ago?) and contains two different full-size products. This Muffin & Meringue Gloss Set is available in one of these bags.
To see more cutie pies, check out the Jelly Pong Pong website. Jelly Pong Pong is also available through BeautyBoxx and Zalando: UK, Nederland, Germany, Austria.