Jelly Pong Pong – 2-in-1 Eyeliner & Shadow (Steel)

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Online Description:

A uniquely formulated crayon that doubles as an eyeliner for thick, precise lines as well as a perfectly-blended eye shadow. The exclusive combination of Italian-formulated waxes and pigments allows you to build up the colour, smudge or create bold lines quickly and easily. Bonus: Creamy texture with long-lasting hold, made with pure beeswax so you don’t pull the sensitive skin around eyes.

PRODUCT APPLICATION

To line, rest the elbow of your dominant arm on a hard surface, and rest your wrist on your face. Draw a line across the upper lid on the lash line (as close to your lashes as possible while still on the lid). This creates the desired illusion of having thicker lashes. Soften the look by gently smudging the line with a brush, cotton swab or your finger. Repeat with lower lids. To use as shadow, start at centre of lashline to outer corner of eye for both top & bottom lids. Use a smudger / blender brush to smudge out the line, working out to the outer corner. Use the ring finger to smoke it out a bit more. Follow up by adding pencil from your crease to outer corner, and smudge it out just as you did with the lash line. This creates a 3-dimensional smokey look.

 

My Thoughts:

This is another makeup product provided via my Glossybox subscription and it came as a full-size. Luckily, the cream itself has no scent, but the pencil packaging smells like wood. I was intrigued to see how versatile this product could be considering most cream eye products I’ve used tend to crease no matter what tricks I use to prevent it. I’ve only tried a few products from Jelly Pong Pong before and they haven’t been bad but they also haven’t been enough to wow me, either.

Packaging:                                                ★/5

Anyone who’s read my reviews before knows I loathe pencil packaging because the requirement of sharpening is a huge waste of product and the need of extra tools to use a single product. The cap is unreliable because it constantly slips off every time I bring it in my bag during travels. For some reason, the cream inside doesn’t even fill the entirely of the space inside the wood pencil. It leaves a small space which makes the integrity of the strength of the cream weak when I try to apply it.

Performance/Wear:                               ★/5

This has like a dark gray/blue color to the cream consistency, but the cream doesn’t apply easily. The formula tugs on my eye skin whenever I try to apply it directly. If I use water to dilute the thickness of the cream, it applies much easier. Applying it directly from the pencil also creates a very thick line which doesn’t make well for creating looks that don’t involve smudging. The best way this works is when I use it on my water lines because when I try it on my lid or lash lines, it creates no matter what methods I try to prevent it.

I do like that the formula seems to be water resistant once dried, but it doesn’t help when my eyes are watery from any product going on my water lines. Washing it off at the end of the day is no easy feat either because of it’s waxy formula, it makes it very resistant to anything trying to dissolve and break down the product. In turn, that forces extra scrubbing to remove it which any dermatologist or esthetician will tell you is a terrible strain on some of the most delicate skin on your body. Overall, I’m not impressed with this at all.

Price:                                                          ★/5

Considering the awful packaging and how low the performance quality is, I can’t vouch for this being a worthwhile purchase for anyone.

Ingredients:

beeswax (cera alba), carnauba (copernicia cerifera) wax, ceresin, petrolatum, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, bht, methylparaben, propylparaben. [+/- (may contain) iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), manganese violet (CI 77742), fd&c blue no. 1 al lake (CI 42090:2), d&c red no. 6 (CI 15850), ultramarines (CI 77007), d&c red no. 27 al lake (CI 45410:2), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), chromium oxide greens (CI 77288)]

Pros:

  • Dark color that works on any skin tone
  • No scent to the cream

Cons:

  • Requires sharpening
  • Packaging is unreliable
  • Wood scent to the pencil packaging
  • Creases

Texture:                                       Creamy, but choppy

Scent:                                           Cream: none, the pencil: wood

Recommend?                             Nah

Repurchase?                               No

Retail:                                           $17.00

Size:                                              0.10 oz.

Want to try this for yourself?

I’d love to hear about your experience with this in the comments!! 😊

One Comment on “Jelly Pong Pong – 2-in-1 Eyeliner & Shadow (Steel)

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