JulieG Candy Shoppe Colors Collection Swatches & Review

by Lisa Heath

Purchased by Me

Happy Sunday!  It’s my one day off this week so I’m trying to get a lot done.  I am trying to show more of my purchases while blogging, so that’s what I’m doing today!

I recently started hearing about the JulieG Candy Shoppe Colors collection and was intrigued by their “jelly bean finish”.  What is a jelly bean finish?  Basically they are matte jelly polishes which do look like the finish on a jelly bean.

I bought all 9 shades and went through them last night.  There were definitely some hits and some misses within the collection for me personally.

Let’s go through each shade!

Wild Cherry

Wild Cherry

Wild Cherry is a bright orange toned red matte jelly.  I used 2 coats for these photos and application was perfect.

Wild Cherry side

Wild Cherry CU

Wild Cherry macro

Pixi Stick

Pixi Stick

Pixi Stick is a bright pink matte jelly.  I used 2 coats for these photos and application was perfect.

Pixi Stick side

Pixi Stick CU

Pixi Stick macro

Lemon Drop

Lemon Drop

Lemon Drop is a sunny yellow matte jelly.  Of the 9 shades I had the most difficulty with this one.  Application was uneven and thicker than the others which caused issues.  I actually redid this shade 3 times and of the 3, this was my best attempt.

I used 3 coats for these photos.

Lemon Drop side

Lemon Drop cu

Lemon Drop Macro

Candy Shop

Candy Shop

Candy Shop is a bright orange matte jelly.  I used 3 thin coats for these photos and application was good with Candy Shop.  It was sheerer though, which is why I used 3 instead of just 2.

Candy Shop side

Candy Shop CU

Candy Shop macro

Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth is a medium bright blue matte jelly.  I used 3 thin coats for these photos.

Sweet Tooth side

Sweet Tooth cu

Sweet Tooth macro

Sour Apple

Sour Apple

Sour Apple is a bright green matte jelly.  I used 2 coats for these photos and application was perfect.

Sour Apple side

Sour Apple cu

Sour Apple macro

Sour Grape

Sour Grape

Sour Grape is a purple matte jelly.  I used 2 coats for these photos and while overall it preformed well, it had some patchiness when I was finished, so the color wasn’t even throughout.

Sour Grape side

Sour Grape cu

Sour Grape Macro

Lolli Pop


Lolli Pop is just a slightly brighter version of Sour Grape and in some lighting, was hard to tell the two apart.  Lolli Pop is a medium bright purple matte jelly.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Lollipop side

Lollipop cu

Lollipop macro

Licorice Twist

Licorice Twist

Licorice Twist is the final shade in the collection.  This is a black matte jelly.  I used 2 coats for these photos and application was ok, but some areas were slightly patchy and not as pigmented, much like Sour Grape.

Licorice Twist side

Licorice Twist CU

Licorice Twist macro


Overall this is a decent collection.  Most matte shades you find are cremes, so this is a nice twist on mattes plus tying them into “jelly bean finish” is fitting.  I would have liked to have seen some shimmer or something in them to bump them up a notch but I do completely get that to make them more jelly bean like – they needed to stay as is.

6 of the 9 shades had perfect application.  They applied smooth and even, but 3 of the shades – Lemon Drop, Sour Grape and Licorice Twist, didn’t apply completely even.  Lemon Drop was by far the worst though.  Sour Grape and Licorice Twist at least applied evenly, Lemon Drop was uneven and streaky.

One thing to note – these ARE matte finish, so they start to dry faster than normal shades.  You do need to work fairly quick or they start to dry on you and then you will get drags and streaks and lumps.

Where To Buy: Jesse’s Girl Website and in store at Rite Aid within a few weeks

Price: $3.99 Each

So what did you think of the new Candy Shoppe Colors from JulieG?

*Purchased by me.  All opinions are my own*

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Erika March 29, 2015 - 12:16 pm

Those are really cute and fun. I have seen them swatched as you showed them and with a shiny top coat. There are a few I wouldn’t mind picking up.

Lou March 29, 2015 - 12:34 pm

OOhhhhh I love the finish on these, that waxy, slightly shiny non gloss look…. gorgeous swatches as always.

Nidia - Lit From Within March 29, 2015 - 1:32 pm

They really do look like jelly beans! lol. I love that waxy finish, but I agree that they could use a little sparkle! I love matte glitter, though. I think the blue and purples and the orange are my faves from this collection.

Anastasia March 29, 2015 - 3:52 pm

Oh, that’s lovely! Pixi Stick is my kind of color :)

Destany March 30, 2015 - 3:13 am

You know I’m getting these! Your swaatches are great!

Lisa Foster March 30, 2015 - 1:22 pm

I usually want to buy any new polish from Julie G, but I’m feeling kind of “meh” about these. I would want to put top coat on them, which defeats the purpose of the special collection. On the other hand, there are some new colors in the Julie G core collection that I am finding at Rite Aid, and those are more appealing to me.

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