The two gift bags are called Gift Bag A and Gift Bag B respectively, and each of them are £15 each. (PS. for my Asian girls, there is a Malaysian Jelly Pong Pong site that ships closer to home!) Gift Bag A consists of their Brazilian Sun Bronzer as well as a Lip Frosting, while Gift Bag B consists of their cheek tint Jelly Flush, and a Wide Awake Palette (consisting of various highlighters and an eyebrow powder). I'm just going to start the review with my favourite products from each set.
You know I'm a lip and cheek product junkie, so of course I'd fall for the Jelly Flush cheek stain (from set B) and Lip Frosting lipgloss (from set A)! Just look at the packaging of those items!
Now I'm not normally a packaging kinda girl, but they have the cutest-looking tubes and containers. And they both smell really sweet and yummy! Both items are actually quite sizable. I don't think I'd finish either product in my lifetime (but then again, I do have a lot of makeup lying around).
The Lip Frosting is a rather large, stubby tube of lipgloss. I don't think it's completely full of glos, though. It's just the way the product is packaged. You get 14g, which is about the size of a Lancome Juicy Tube. So yes, you do get a good amount of product, but not as much as the fat tube suggests.
It smells very sugary and sweet, and just generally very edible. The Lip Frostings come in various scents and colours, and the one in the set is Irish Cream Pavlova, and is a sheer hot pink with slight glitter.
The Lip Frostings come in a squeeze tube, which then probably has to be transferred to fingers before application on the lip. I do find that you have to be careful with these, sometimes I get quite a bit of gloss gushing out all at once. Otherwise, I don't have any issues with the packaging.
Colour-wise, I love this colour. It's a wearable hot pink, very perfect for Spring/Summer. There are glitter bits inside, but they aren't very big or plentiful, so this is still within my glitter-phobic limits. It's the colour anyone could wear if they wanted a pop of colour on their lips.
The Jelly Pong Pong Jelly Flush cheek stain is also one of the brand's better selling products, and boy, this baby is absolutely adorable. It comes in the cutest little tube with a twist-off cap and a pop-up base.
I do have an issue with the base, though. It seems like you can push up the product, but you can't retract it, except by manually pushing the product down to the base again. I guess with this product, you wouldn't want to push it out unnecessarily.
That said, I'm in love with this product. It smells divine and just edible - this one smells like candies and sweets, and the sheer rosy red colour is perfect for anyone to wear. After all, who couldn't use a sheer red cheek colour?
The texture of this is also a selling point - it gives a wash of a sheer stain of colour, similar to Benetint, but it is in solid form, making it infinitely easier to carry around and use. I'd call this product a solid gel. It isn't all wiggly and squishy like a jelly, but at the same time it isn't very hard, and if you rub it against your skin, the product comes off in a wet, liquid-ish form, which is goood for blending in.
But enough of my ravings and rantings on the products. Here are swatches!
L-R: Jelly Flush lightly applied, Jelly Flush heavily applied, Lip Frosting
As you can see, the Jelly Flush is very, very sheer. On the first couple of swipes, the product barely shows up at all, and you have to do 3-4 swipes to get a medium application. I had to really build up the heavy swatch you see in the photo above. So if you are unsure about trying out a cheek stain, this one is perfect for beginners - it's in solid form, it's easy to use, and it's very sheer and buildable, so you wont' have to worry about making mistakes.
I also think the Jelly Flush, with it's sheer red stain, would be gorgeous as a lip colour as well. I used it as a lip colour to good effect, although I felt it was a bit dry on its own, so if you were to use it as a lip stain, I'd recommend using a balm or gloss on top.
The Lip Frosting is hot pink, to be sure, but it's also quite sheer. So no worries about the bright colour looking out of place! It's also very shiny, which would appeal to those who love their glosses with shine and glitter.
And because these are my favourite products, here's a Face of the Day (FOTD) I did with these two products. The Jelly Flush is used on my cheeks, and the Lip Frosting is on my lips:
As you can tell, I really love these products, and if these are colours and products that interest you, they are worth a look. In particular, I think the Jelly Flush cheek stain is pretty nifty for people looking for a non-liquid alternative to stains like Benefit's Benetint or TheBalm's Stainiac, since it gives a similar effect. These are wearable and pretty products, and very suitable as cute-looking gifts as well.
(Product was sent for review. Review is my complete and honest opinion. I am not affiliated with/compensated by the company.)