Jill Stuart Jelly Blush is a new mousse-like blush that was released in Japan for Summer 2013. It’s available in five shade selections and quite reminiscent of Jill Stuart Jelly Eye Color.
I actually expected it to be WAY more shimmery than it is as the texture was so darn similar to Jelly Eye Color and we all know how sparkly Jelly Eye Color is right?
I was very excited about this blush launch as the product isn’t quite like anything I’ve seen before texture wise in a blush.
Let’s take a look!
These come in Jill Stuart’s customary elegant packaging that’s both vanity and swoon worthy. Each blush comes in a .21 oz glass jar with a silver mirrored top (yes, it’s a magnetic for fingerprints).
The blush formula is very similiar to Jelly Eye Color as they have that whipped up mousse consistency that’s soft and squishy. They have a sweet rose scent that’s very pleasant and pretty. The finish contains absolutely no shimmer or sparkle but does provide a bit of a glow on cheeks in a certain light. I must admit to being both relieved and disappointed about the shimmer. If they did do shimmer I’m positive it would have been a disco ball’s worth so I’m relieved they decided against it. But a hint of sparkle at the very least? I could so deal with that but no luck!
The blushes blend very easily onto cheeks and have a moisturizing feel at first application with a soft, supple dry down that isn’t dewy. They become a second skin so cheeks appear to be naturally flushed. I was slightly disappointed how sheer some of the shades were but very happy with the darker colors that produced way better color pay off. They have a shorter wear time for me at around four to five hours before losing their intensity and showing wear (they definitely need to be touched up as the day progresses so they look their freshest).
With a Whistle
I adore how natural, pretty, and fresh they look on my cheeks but also felt some disappointment how uneventful they are on some levels….dare I say a cheaper blush can produce a similar effect and do so better? Yes, I just said that.
I don’t regret the purchase in the least but I must say I did expect more. There isn’t any one thing I dislike about them but I guess I expected a little more vibrancy and drama with these. Buy one shade yes but don’t go crazy and buy all of them like I did as they aren’t truly worth that indulgence.
I got mine directly from Japan at retail but Kevin from Gooddealer has them a fairly close to retail (not affiliated with this seller).
I’d love to hear feedback if you tried them!