March 9, 2010

Beauty on a Budget: Jesse’s Girl Stardust Powder Eye Shadow Review and Swatches

I just want you to all know that I still think that chick from the Jesse’s Girl video is a nutter. Seriously? She wants to be Jesse’s Girl when she could be Rick’s girl? I’d totally choose Rick for the record. Jesse isn’t even cute with that floppy hair he has going on! WTH!? That girl is loco I tell you!

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

No worries Rick, you don’t need Jesse’s Girl you can have me!

Of course this is circa 1980’s as Rick Springfield the new millennium is not pretty. Sometimes botox does not do a body good.

Speaking of Jesse’s Girl….


I got so many requests to haul out the Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics it was obscene. LOTS of reader’s asking that I please review the line….

So go right ahead and start doing the happy dance as finally I’m bringing you the much requested reviews.

Let’s start with the Jesse’s Girl Stardust Powder Eye Shadow. Since we seem to all like a little bit of a deal lately, these might appeal for the price.

At $4.49 each these are quite a cute little pigmented shadow housed in a sweet mirror compact with a sparkling star on the lid. BTW Dear Rite Aid you suck for placing the price tag on the front of these. I spent the better part of an hour trying to gently pick the price tag off, only to leave behind a sticky residue that completely ruined the uber cute cases….hello great way to tick off makeup junkies!


The cases are super sweet although a magnet for finger prints grrr! The shadows inside are buttery smooth, beautifully pigmented, and blend quite dreamy. For the price you’ll probably be hard pressed to locate such a nice shadow at your local drugstore in all honesty or at least in my experience.

There are a total of six shades, I have three but I’ve always wanted to haul the others as they are truly a nice little shadow. The only thing that prevents me is the finish is slightly frosty and frost and me don’t do well together. Aside from that they have a subtle little sparkle that’s very pretty. I do notice a bit of creasing towards the end of the day even after a proper prep and prime using my trusty Urban Decay Primer Potion but nothing too terrible. The shades I have are Glow (Buttery Yellow), Champagne (Beige), and Penny Pink (Coppery Pink). For my look below I used Champagne as an all over color wash and Penny Pink in the crease.

Overall, for the under $5 buck price tag I’d say they are a go. I’m gonna throw it out there and say total Muse Approval for purchase. The shadow formula is a winner plus the packaging is quite sweet, can’t really beat it in my opinion particularly for beauty junkies seeking the cheap.

You can head to Rite Aid for Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics or right to their website at

Are you Jesse’s Girl?

Or Rick’s…

I’m so a Rick Girl!


Disclosure: The following item was purchased by me for review purposes (and because I like flinging my money at makeup products of any kind) on Musings of a Muse. For further information please see my FTC Guidelines or my Disclosure/Disclaimer posts.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Anna

    Lighter fluid works great on removing price tag residue. Another excellent and humourous review.

  • Comrade_Garlic

    Okay I had to read this a few times. I keep signing “Jesse’s Girl”, I’m a bit ashamed I know all the words. Oh, and I don’t think I’ve heard the song in several years.

    How do the shadows compare to the new Maybelline quads, which I’m loving. Asian drugstore quality at CVS. Total love.

    • the Muse

      LOL comrade you aren’t alone in that! Maybelline WAY better 😀 these are nice but loving asian drugstore quality at CVS myself…please can we has more like this SOON!?

  • blu3

    Those are some lovely colours for good prices! Btw I find rubbing alcohol works great for removing sticky residue from price tags 🙂

  • Sarah

    Awesome 🙂 Thanks for the review. I love seeing inexpensive beauty options that are great quality. I’ve been trying to cut back on buying so many expensive beauty products. I’ll have to try these 🙂

    • the Muse

      my pleasure sarah. I’ve gotten alot of requests for budget finds, so trying to do a few reviews here and there 😀 these are quite nice and good quality for the price 🙂

  • Hella

    About the peel-the-price part… Yesterday I bought from my local DM a lip scrub (Alverde Gloss and Peeling Lip scrub). It had on it those stickers with metal wires in them, some security stuff, so I had to get it peeled, it was really ugly. Here comes the terrible part – it wouldn’t peel off! It came down in tiny bits, wire by wire, my fingers were sticky, my eyes were full of tears as I saw how it took away the Alverde sign… I had to use nail polish remover to get the glue off… I just wanted to scream!!!

    • the Muse

      omg annoying hella! I know exactly what you mean! We get that on dvds and cds and such omg so annoying!

  • jackieg02

    Are these only available at Rite Aid? I’ve never seen them at any other drugstore…and I’m not aware of a Rite Aid in my area. I really don’t think that I would buy anything from the line, but I would still like to look at it in person. =)

    • the Muse

      yup jackie towards the back of the makeup display 😀 It’s also available online!

  • JoElla

    I wish we had a rite aid near me. I only have Walgreens and CVS (yes I know, stop whining!)

    These look fun and pretty and you can’t beat the price for a quick beauty fix. I will be keeping my eye out for them in my area.

    And I totally agree about Rick.. What the heck happened to him? Yes I know we all age, but dang Dr Drake was supposed to be a sex god forever!

    • the Muse

      hey joella!

      awww damn! they sell online if you are desperate dear! 😀

      I KNOW! dude wtf!? he’s botox’ed to hell and back! Not good!

  • kayla

    omg the chamagne one is beautiful! and even though these are inexspensive they get you by having u buy alot haha i just spent 50 dollars but it was well worth it!

    • the Muse

      lol kayla damn that’s a whole lot of cosmetic 😀 enjoy!