The new Colourpop Jelly Much Eyeshadow is a wonderful way to get lasting pigment and shine without the need for glitter glue, multiple heavy layers or even a primer. They are perfect if you love to play with eyeshadow and create unique looks. They are also great if you don’t always have a lot of time to get ready. The available shades are beautiful and are easy to apply.
Colourpop Jelly Much Eyeshadow Application
Always trying to finger-paint when I can get away with it, I used my finger. Colourpop recommends a brush. Sometimes keen to follow instructions, I decided to try using a brush as well. The last three shades in this post were applied using the brush. As a result, they had a much more precise application. These shadows have staying power, yet it is shockingly simple to correct any mistakes while applying. Nearly every time I used my fingers to apply, I got overzealous and the shadows ended up almost eyebrow height. The great thing about this formula is you can use some water to clean up the application.
Colourpop Jelly Much Eyeshadow: The Finish
They dry down to a powdery finish after a minute or so. Being a very wet formula in the pot, one might expect that there would be a long period of waiting for them to dry down. A couple of times while drying, the shadow rubbed off my lid when I moved my eyelid too soon. The nice thing is that you can easily dip back into the pot and tap more shadow wherever you need. There is a bit of a learning curve when you first use these, or at least there was for me. I think in no time you will be doing one-shadow looks capable of stealing the show without much effort at all.
Colourpop Jelly Much Eyeshadow: Durability
The Jelly Much shadows feel like your standard powder shadow once they dry. They last all day without any trouble. I have not used a primer with them and they still keep their magnificent glittery pigment. This formula is currently offered in eight beautiful duo-chrome shades.
Colourpop Jelly Much Eyeshadow: Shipping to Canada
For some unknown reason, when I ordered them, I ordered six out of eight. If I were to do it again, I would order all eight. Shipping an order directly from Colourpop to Canada is a bit expensive if you don’t hit the $50 minimum, which means pretty much every time I order from them I make it worthwhile so there will be no need to make another order soon after. After placing the order, it usually arrives within one to two weeks to my house not far from Toronto. Colourpop is based in California and has to cross the border so the wait seems reasonable to me.
Colourpop Jelly Much Eyeshadow: Packaging
You will likely notice in the images below that you don’t receive much product in the pots, but you would also notice by using them that you only need the smallest amount on each lid. I only dip my finger in once per lid and every time end up with a little bit of extra shadow. Each pot retails for $8 USD.
They are beautifully metallic looking as well, yet you cannot feel any glittery texture in the product. The only downside to this shadow formula, is the pot can get messy. Packaging it in a tube would likely be a better option in terms of keeping both the product moist and the packaging clean. You do need to be careful to tighten the lids after opening them to keep them from drying out. Finally, you can see six of the eight shades below, as used in real life. The two colours I did not order are called Origami (yellow) and Bungalow (teal).
If this shade needed to only be described using one word, Unicorn is the one I would use. It has a white base with an iridescent purple shift. When this Colourpop Jelly Much Eyeshadow went on my lids, I held myself back from using it as a highlight on my cheeks too.
It feels magical. Ventura pulls off being one of the most subdued shades in this collection, yet makes you feel the most like a sparkly mystical being.
We Jammin’ is the first Colourpop Jelly Much Eyeshadow I actually tried. It is also the other lighter one, which works a bit more effortlessly on my skin tone. It is described as a “light gold” by Colourpop and is exactly that.
I love the cream base shade and the fact that it has sparkles in it as well. It gives the lid a bit of a wet look. It is definitely not a boring shadow but is one of the more “everyday” wearable shades in the collection.
To be completely honest, though, I have worn them all throughout the daylight hours and am equally excited about each of them.
You would not necessarily expect a coppery-orange to pair perfectly with pink. Somehow the colours selected for this formula complement each other wonderfully. It appears both copper and pink in the pot. It tends to come off a bit pinker on the eye. Lighting does, of course, affect its appearance.
This is a much more stunning shade. Looking at the product in the pot, I am not sure if it is for the faint of heart. It is a stand-out shade, which is exactly what you need sometimes. Like each of the other shades, Once and Floral is, at the very least, ultra unique and effortless to apply.
Surprisingly, when you look at it with a full face of (light) makeup, it doesn’t even look out of place. The look I wore below was based completely around pinks and it turned out pretty well. When considering blush, mascara and a pink lip, this Colourpop Jelly Much Eyeshadow is more of an “everyday” wearable shade.
This is where you can see the precise application that comes with using a flat brush to press the pigment onto your lid. I pressed a layer of Short Circuit on my lid, let it dry and used a fluffy crease brush to soften the edges. I really like the effect this method leaves you with.
Please bear with the uncomfortably extreme close-up on my eyeball. The brush application is more precise in comparison with the first three shades we looked at above. The colour is a beautiful bronze-gold.
This is a much less frightening distance. While more vivid than We Jammin’ and Ventura, Short Circuit is another pleasantly wearable shade. It is definitely lighter on the skin than it looks while in the pot.
This shade of Colourpop Jelly Much Eyeshadow surprised me most of all. In the pot, it looks like a very rich plum. It turns out it can be applied with a light hand and layered to become very pigmented. I preferred the lighter application of this shade. It is one that I could still easily get away with day to day.
When applied lightly, the shade gives you a wash of purple with glitter. It works so similarly to the other Jelly Much shadows. I was probably the most nervous about trying this one. It is so exciting to see that you could use it in many different ways. Half Moon is a beautiful shadow to add to your collection if you enjoy experimenting with different shades and don’t always have a lot of time.
This is the shade I was most excited to try out. It is a remarkable orangy gold and packs a punch when you blend it onto the lid. This is the one that I initially believed would work best with my complexion. It turns out that each of the shades I tried is equally as beautiful! When I think of gold, this shade is exactly what I imagine. It is sparkly and eye-catching.
I will also admit that one of the best things about this shade is the name. It is very fitting. When you imagine a fox, does a vivid orange come to mind? Maybe not exactly sparkly, but the sparkle adds incredible magic to each of the shade options. One of the most magical parts is how there is absolutely no fall-out. You end up with an eyelid full of shine.
The lipstick featured throughout this post is also a new (to me) Colourpop product and another fast favourite. It is in the Creme Lux formula, and one of the Kathleen Lights lipsticks called Scorpio Moon. The matte formula is not at all drying but also stays well on the lips for hours. It retails for $7 USD usually but is currently on sale for $5.25 USD.
Overall, Colourpop is a fantastic cruelty-free cosmetics company. I have not tried something from them that I do not love. What is your favourite Colourpop product? Do you know if there are any retailers in Canada that would make this wonderful company more accessible? If so, please let us know! If you enjoy beauty related content, check out our other posts on Beauty.