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 is a bright orange toned red matte jelly. I used 2 coats for these photos and application was perfect.
Pixi Stick is a bright pink matte jelly. I used 2 coats for these photos and application was perfect.
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.
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.
Sweet Tooth is a medium bright blue matte jelly. I used 3 thin coats for these photos.
Sour Apple is a bright green matte jelly. I used 2 coats for these photos and application was perfect.
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.
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.
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.
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?