Jill Stuart Jelly Eye Color N in 08 Crystal Sky

by PJ on Monday, October 12, 2009

in -Jill Stuart, 2009 Summer, all about Japanese cosmetics, makeup, makeup - eyeshadow, stash focus

Jill Stuart‘s Jelly Eye Color was a very popular item in the brand’s makeup lineup. Earlier this year, the new Jelly Eye Color N was released. I was instantly drawn to the lovely container. The previous version was cute, while the new one is more ornate.

08 Crystal Sky is a medium-to-dark mauve that has a slight grey undertone, and it is a color that I didn’t have before. (The purples I tend to go for are lighter than this.) It has a lot of sparkly particles, which are silver-toned under sunlight and beautifully multi-colored under certain kinds of artificial lighting. The particles are sparkly but not glittery.

It has a spongy jelly texture and is relatively easy to apply with fingertips. It dries up quite quickly, so blending has to be swift. Once it sets, the color is very long-lasting and it doesn’t crease on my eyes. The sparkly finish holds well too.

It has the same light floral scent as that in many of Jill Stuart’s makeup products. It is subtle and not overpowering.

For me, the shade is a little too dark and too sparkly to be worn as a shadowing shade on the lids (especially for daytime makeup). It is the kind of shade that I would usually only wear near the lashlines, and obviously it is difficult to keep the color very close to the eyes when I apply it with my fingertips. I find it much easier to use a cotton bud or a sponge eyeshadow applicator to apply the shade exactly where I want. Then I use the fingertips to blend and blur the edges.

I do really like it very close to my lashlines. As a soft eyelining shade, it is dark enough to gently frame and accentuate the eyes while still looking natural. The sparkles also look subtler this way.

I have mentioned before that I do prefer powder eyeshadows to non-powder ones. It is still the case with Jill Stuart’s Jelly Eye Color N and my powder eyeshadows, but I think Jelly Eye Color N’s formula does help hold the sparkly particles on the eyes. (There is almost no sparkle fallout.) If you like sparkly or very shimmery eyeshadows, Jelly Eye Color N is certainly worth your consideration.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

CC Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I normally use a cream shadow brush to apply the colour.


PJ Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hi CC,

I don't have a cream eyeshadow brush at the moment. I will certainly have a look!

Thank you for your comment again! :)


stellarvixen Friday, December 11, 2009

i'm certainly getting this during my xmas trip to HK! JS jelly eye…yummy! leaning towards purple/lilac color


PJ Sunday, December 27, 2009

Hi Stellarvixen,

Perhaps you are in Hong Kong at the moment. If you do decide to try this, I certainly hope you will like it!

Thank you very much for stopping by! :)


Laura Saturday, January 9, 2010

Hi PJ,

I have the Jelly Eye Color N in 02 Gold Light and 05 Angelic Glint. After using both of them for a few times, I am not sure if they are really that impressive. While the lighter colors can be applied over the entire eye lid and the darker shades be used nearer to the lash line, I don't really see what advantages it has over the normal powder shadows. The jelly texture is very fun to touch but application of it is a bit troublesome since we have to blend it quickly before it sets. I find myself barely reaching for it, and when I do, I use it as a base shade and most of it ends up getting covered by my other shadow colors.


PJ Monday, January 11, 2010

Hi Laura,

It's good to hear from you again.

I agree with what you said, and I have similar thoughts on my 08 Crystal Sky. I tend to wear it near my lashlines as a soft eyeliner (the color does last quite well), and I do find it slightly difficult to blend when I wear it on my lids.

I certainly prefer powder eyeshadows to non-powder (cream, mousse, jelly,…) ones. With powder eyeshadows like those from Coffret D'Or and Lunasol, which are soft, blendable, easy to apply, and long-lasting, I reach non-powder ones a lot less.

Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts again! :)


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