ColourPop Boo-kay & Buttercup Jelly Much Shadows Reviews & Swatches

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Colour Pop Boo-kay Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Boo-kay Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Boo-kay Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Boo-kay Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Boo-kay Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Boo-kay Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Boo-kay Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Boo-kay Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Boo-kay Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Boo-kay Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Boo-kay Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Boo-kay Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Boo-kay Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Boo-kay Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Boo-kay Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Boo-kay Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Boo-kay Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Boo-kay Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Boo-kay Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Boo-kay Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Boo-kay Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Boo-kay Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Boo-kay Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Boo-kay Jelly Much Eyeshadow

Boo-kay

Colour Pop Boo-kay Jelly Much Shadow ($8.00 for .23 oz.) is a light, pinky-mauve with flecks of gold and pink sparkle over a metallic finish. It had a warmer undertone, especially at certain angles where it flashed more golden. The texture was wet to the touch, very watery, though it had that jelly-like feel that kept it feeling like a watery gel (rather than a true liquid).

I had trouble getting the product to adhere evenly, as it tended to go on a bit unevenly (almost chunky), so there were areas that looked more raised once applied to my lid. I had this happen swatched on my arm, applied with fingertips, applied with a flat, synthetic brush, and applied in sheerer layers and then built up. In person, it wasn’t as noticeable because of how sparkly and shiny the color and finish were, so I could see some still enjoying the overall effect. It dried down quickly and was long-wearing; it was still going strong after 10 hours of wear without creasing, fading, or flaking.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.23 oz. - $34.78 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "high impact" in a "single swipe" that's longwearing, "won't crease, fade or transfer" and "dries down to a powder finish with zero fall out." These are water-based, so they feel wet and cooling when initially applied, but the reality is that so little product is needed to get coverage on the lid that I didn't feel it was watery or thin when I actually patted it onto my lid with a brush.

I would recommend using less than you think you'll need, and while fingertips can be used to apply, I liked the control of flat, synthetic brushes gave me as fingertips (for me!) applied far more product than needed. If you over-apply, it can feel wet and take longer to dry down, and it ends up taking too long and can pull into creases/fine lines on the lid. If I used about what I needed (there was some wiggle room), it dried down quickly and set to a transfer-resistant/crease-resistant finish. It was harder to blend out once dry, though, and if I wasn't careful, more vigorous blending could disturb and cause the eyeshadow to flake slightly.

They are easier to use than they look, and I think they're quite good overall, though a couple of shades were less stellar. They have a high-shine finish, though I think the more metallic powder and cream eyeshadows give a similar look that I wasn't convinced that the finish on these was above and beyond products that might be easier to use/more user-friendly. I'm not sure that the pot was the best way to go, as the product dries out extremely quickly; to the point where I would advise closing the product after you've taken product out of it, don't let it sit open while you're applying the rest of your makeup--you will see and feel parts of it dry out.

I found the packaging to be rather messy, and I have bits of product along the edge of the jar, along the rim, and it's fiddly to move the stopper from the opening to the lid and back again. I wonder if a squeeze tube might be less messy and make it easier to control the amount of product picked up while also preventing the product from drying out too readily.

WARNING: This formula seems to dry out within months; some readers report a couple of months and others more like a six-month window. I don't keep the majority of cream-based products (since I don't return to most products after reviewing), including these, but of the few I still have, there is a definite change in consistency--slightly drier--after six months, sometimes more or less. I had a couple that were closer to the year mark, and one was still usable but the other was quite dried down.

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Boo-kay

LELimited Edition. $8.00.
C+
C+
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
6
Texture
10
Longevity
3.5
Application
79%
Total
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Colour Pop Buttercup Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Buttercup Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Buttercup Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Buttercup Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Buttercup Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Buttercup Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Buttercup Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Buttercup Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Buttercup Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Buttercup Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Buttercup Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Buttercup Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Buttercup Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Buttercup Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Buttercup Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Buttercup Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Buttercup Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Buttercup Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Buttercup Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Buttercup Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Buttercup Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Buttercup Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Buttercup Jelly Much Eyeshadow
Colour Pop Buttercup Jelly Much Eyeshadow

Buttercup

Colour Pop Buttercup Jelly Much Shadow ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) seemed to have a translucent base packed with lots of white, pink, and lavender sparkle. The Jelly Much formula is supposed to have “intense” pigmentation, and unfortunately, I didn’t see any color description that would mitigate that, so I’m not sure why this ended up being more semi-sheer. I could see this working as a layering shade to add more sparkle over whatever else, and it being lighter and sparkly, that also makes plenty of sense–it’s just not how it was marketed.

The texture was watery, cool to the touch, but it applied evenly and spread well on bare skin as a wash of sparkle. The product dried down fairly quickly (without migrating), and it stayed on well for 10 hours without fading or creasing on me.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.23 oz. - $34.78 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "high impact" in a "single swipe" that's longwearing, "won't crease, fade or transfer" and "dries down to a powder finish with zero fall out." These are water-based, so they feel wet and cooling when initially applied, but the reality is that so little product is needed to get coverage on the lid that I didn't feel it was watery or thin when I actually patted it onto my lid with a brush.

I would recommend using less than you think you'll need, and while fingertips can be used to apply, I liked the control of flat, synthetic brushes gave me as fingertips (for me!) applied far more product than needed. If you over-apply, it can feel wet and take longer to dry down, and it ends up taking too long and can pull into creases/fine lines on the lid. If I used about what I needed (there was some wiggle room), it dried down quickly and set to a transfer-resistant/crease-resistant finish. It was harder to blend out once dry, though, and if I wasn't careful, more vigorous blending could disturb and cause the eyeshadow to flake slightly.

They are easier to use than they look, and I think they're quite good overall, though a couple of shades were less stellar. They have a high-shine finish, though I think the more metallic powder and cream eyeshadows give a similar look that I wasn't convinced that the finish on these was above and beyond products that might be easier to use/more user-friendly. I'm not sure that the pot was the best way to go, as the product dries out extremely quickly; to the point where I would advise closing the product after you've taken product out of it, don't let it sit open while you're applying the rest of your makeup--you will see and feel parts of it dry out.

I found the packaging to be rather messy, and I have bits of product along the edge of the jar, along the rim, and it's fiddly to move the stopper from the opening to the lid and back again. I wonder if a squeeze tube might be less messy and make it easier to control the amount of product picked up while also preventing the product from drying out too readily.

WARNING: This formula seems to dry out within months; some readers report a couple of months and others more like a six-month window. I don't keep the majority of cream-based products (since I don't return to most products after reviewing), including these, but of the few I still have, there is a definite change in consistency--slightly drier--after six months, sometimes more or less. I had a couple that were closer to the year mark, and one was still usable but the other was quite dried down.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Jelly Much Eyeshadow swatches.

Buttercup

LELimited Edition. $8.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
6
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total
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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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In spite of the fact that these dry up in a matter of months or several uses, and that one goes on a bit lumpy, oh how I want these! I’ve got to talk myself out of getting them. Somehow. Some kind of way. But they really do look gorgeous!

If you aren’t looking at your lid close-up or taking photos, you might not notice it – like it’s pretty shin and sparkly to the point where I can see most just not caring so much about the texture.

Yeah, I thought these were too sheer. With as many complaints as I’ve heard about them drying out I don’t see a point in purchasing something you can’t use. Hopefully, they’ll come out with a better formula or a “reviver” product. In the meantime, all I can think about is the waste and it’s really turning me off the brand.

I watched Tara, (Tarababyz) on YT and she swatched both of these and was wearing Boo-Kay on her lids in the video. She tapped it on over a similar shade on her mobile lid. She mentioned that they dry out quickly but that they are still use-able as they dry to a powder that can still be applied to the lid. If you are interested I would watch her video and maybe buy one to try out. If you watch her video, the ColourPop products are towards the end of the video. It is a long video but easy to skip ahead.

I bought both of these shades after I saw a few live swatches on the eyes on YouTube. They look amazing and I can’t wait to use them. I’ve not had any look bad on my eyes thus far, so I’m hopeful that these will work well.

I picked up Buttercup during the free shipping yesterday. I am curious about the three palettes that launched today, Night Owl and two others that I am blanking the name on but they are all “bird” related names. Night Owl stuck with me because of the unusual colour scheme. Anyway, it always frustrates me when I make a purchase and the next day the brand launches something I want. At least this time it doesn’t matter since I got free shipping on the previous order and frankly, I should expect it because ColourPop releases a new product about every other day!

Awww that’s a shame. I would’ve gotten Boo-kay just so I can recite “Keeping Up Appearances” one-liners while applying makeup.

“Hello Mrs. Bucket.”
“It’s Boo-kay!!”

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