May 16, 2013

Jill Stuart Jelly Blush Review & Swatches

Jill Stuart Jelly Eye Color Passion Fruit

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).

Jill Stuart Jelly Blush for Summer 2013

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!

Jill Stuart Jelly Blush Sneak Peek

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).

Jill Stuart Jelly Blush Swinging Chorus

Jill Stuart Swinging Chorus Jelly Blush

Swinging Chorus

Jill Stuart Jelly Blush Let Vibrate

Jill Stuart Let Vibrate Jelly Blush

Let Vibrate

Jill Stuart Jelly Blush With a Whistle

Jill Stuart With a Whistle Jelly Blush

With a Whistle

Jill Stuart Jelly Blush Lacy Petal

Lacy Petal

Jill Stuart Jelly Blush Floral Rondo

Floral Rondo

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!

I purchased this item.

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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  • Let

    Swinging Chorus looks really nice on you!

    On another note, no arm swatch, or did I miss it? I’m kinda curious about Floral Rondo..

    • the Muse

      oh jesus I forgot to add the swatches I am an ass sorry let will update shortly!

  • sataa

    Muse you are very pretty, you have a very innocent face I am always looking forward to your pics at the end of reviews

  • Susannah

    I really do appreciate you testing these out and sharing what you have learned about these blushes. The packaging is just beautiful, they are almost worth buying to make your makeup area look pretty. The consistency of the blush is like nothing I’ve seen before. I don’t think I would have a problem withe the colour payoff, but you really shouldn’t have to touch up your blush during the day, especially if it means dipping your finger in that mousse at a public loo! Have you tried it with a setting spray?

    • the Muse

      I typically don’t use setting spray susannah so I haven’t tested it using it…could prolong though ya never know 🙂

  • KristyQ

    Swinging Chorus….seriously, my jaw dropped! You look amazing in that shade!!

  • hapaGirl

    swoon! jill stuart cosmetics are just so ridiculously gorgeous. i love these looks on you, Muse – so fresh!

    • the Muse

      thanks hapa! agreed truly swoon worthy 😀 the packaging is just to die for!

  • Ivy

    I googled Kevin gooddealer but found odd random links.. Mind linking me or telling us how to get there? Thanks!

  • Angela

    These look beautiful. I love the eye jelly from Jill Stuart, so I’m really interested in the jelly blushes.

  • Eva

    I have the eye color jelly, It looks cute but not so much color, just a bunch of glitters…

  • Jennifer

    Muse, I can’t get over how beautiful you are! You are so natural and fresh-looking and exotic 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      you’re FAR too kind Jennifer 🙂 thank you! <3! hardly beautiful but that's a lovely compliment <3!