December ’15 Boxycharm Review 2: Jelly Pong Pong All Over Glow

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You had me at highlighter.

A few months ago, I got to try out a rose gold highlighter from Jelly Pong Pong and fell in love. I know rose gold isn’t everyone’s favorite color, but it works really well on my tan complexion. Anyway, we’re not hear to talk about that.

But it does explain why I was over the moon when Boxycharm announced we’d be getting another highlight from Jelly Pong Pong. Flailing alert!

This one is a little different from their Liquid Gossamer. The All Over Glow (USD $15.95) is more of a cream highlighter, where the Liquid Gossamer is a liquid. I hadn’t tried a cream formula before, so this was new territory. I love powder highlight. I love liquid highlight. So I should love cream highlight, right?

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That glow tho.

I like that this cream highlighter comes in a squeeze tube. I know a lot of cream makeup comes in pots, but for some reason I always feel unhygienic whenever I used pot makeup that isn’t a powder. Maybe it’s just me, but I’m not a fan. Tubes and pumps are the name of the game for liquid and cream makeup. (I’m sure there’s a sex joke somewhere in there.)

The formula is really really strong. What’s pictured on my hand is half a pea size of cream spread out and blended without the flash. Talk about GLOW. This is not for anyone that wants to go for a “subtle glow”. Granted, I don’t think this means you can’t wear this every day. You definitely can, but you’ll want to use a light hand.

I have no problem using all the highlighter all day, every day, so I make it work. That it’s so strong is also great, because this will show up on any skin tone, no matter how fair or how dark you are.

The cream does take a wee bit more work to blend out and works best with a sponge rather than a highlighter brush. But I don’t think the difficulty in blending out is due to a problem with the formula. Creams just tend to have this issue, in my experience. I do prefer the way liquids and powders blend out, but it’s definitely not a deal breaker.

FYI, the formula is oil free, but if you have super oily skin I would still be cautious using this. The glow is just so intense that it may end up enhancing oiliness instead of adding a glow.

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Honestly, I’ve never felt more like J.Lo.

The color of this highlighter is also wonderful. It tends more towards gold (but not a true gold) so keep that in mind. We all have our color preferences. To me, this shade works really well with my neutral toned tan skin. I think it can work great on warm skin tones and those on the cool side of the spectrum.

It wears well all day. I wore this all night at a Christmas party and it lasted about 10 hours. When I went to wash my face, the glow had faded but was still there. Again, with oily skin this may fade faster, but I think you could set it with a very light amount of powder highlighter to increase wear time. On days where I really want to kick it into high gear and strobe, I’ve found this pairs really well with Ofra’s You Dew You powder highlight.

Rating: 4.5/5. This is a great highlighter. It has great pigmentation from tiny amounts, which means this 0.53 oz tube will last you a LONG time. I’m just docking half a point, because the cream formula isn’t my favorite, as it’s not as easy to blend out as liquid or powder. Still, this gives you a beautiful look.

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