It’s a jelly lipstick with a tiny flower inside, what more can I say?

jelly lipstick with flower inside

 

Yes, that right there is a jelly lipstick with a teeny tiny flower inside. It smells of jelly too. I haven’t tried to eat it though.

It originates from Chinese brand Kailijumei, who had the 100% genius idea to create a see-through lipstick with a tiny flower and gold flakes inside. Because the world totally needs that right now, doesn’t it? We need more silly, more crazy and substantially less of all the bad stuff.

It’s actually more of a tinted lip balm than a lipstick. Each of the three shades gives your lips a sheer, glossy wash of colour, which varies depending on your body temperature. The shades themselves run from pink to orange, with the tiny flower as your guide to the eventual colour.  Although it looks very artificial, the company say it’s made from natural ingredients including cocoa butter, olive oil, and lavender oil.

Are you ready for this jelly?

Unsurprisingly, the social media world has gone nuts for the jelly lipstick and tiny flower combination. It’s the sort of thing that Instagram was made for. And inevitably demand has outstripped supply, meaning that most of the jelly lipsticks currently available to buy are probably fakes. I’m pretty sure this one is a fake.

For starters, the originals are around the £20 mark, whereas I paid a whole £2 for this on eBay. Apart from the price, the little details give it away. The placing of the lipstick is slightly wonky, there are none of the promised gold flakes and the whole casing feels quite insubstantial.

Now, in all the reviews I’ve read of this so far, people have said that it’s too pretty to use, so they’re not going to. So the issue of whether you’re buying an authentic original or not may not matter if you don’t plan to use it anyway.

eBay + wine = madness

And speaking of eBay madness, I have one piece of advice for you: Don’t eBay drunk, friends. Online shopping and wine do not mix.

How do I know this? Well, I’m now the owner of hundreds of very expired sheet masks. I don’t know what I was thinking. I was just browsing and got carried away. Also, wine.

Still, 3p well spent.

Lovemore masks

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday
  • Wow that is so affordable. What a bargain you got. Love eBay for things like this.

    • Well it’s a kind of double-edged bargain in that it’s more than likely a fake. Normally I wouldn’t buy from Chinese sellers on eBay since fakes are such a big issue, but since this is a Chinese product in the first place you don’t have much choice in the matter.

  • Fashion Du Jour LDN

    That lipstick is so damn pretty…but yes hello wonky and £2, something seems off!Have you used it? So intrigued to see it on! And giggling at your sheet mask faux-pas…at least it was only 3p right?:D

    Thanks for sharing Jo!

    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN x
    http://www.fashiondujour.co.uk

    • Yes I’ve used it a little and it was OK – quite a pinky tint. To be honest I think this is one to file under decorative rather than practical.

  • Hahahaha, thats hilarious about the drunken eBaying! You never know, they might still work ok? 🙂

    I totally want to jump on the jelly lipstick bandwagon, it’s going to be the next fad, I can feel it!

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches Travel & Lifestyle Blog

    • Well so far I have opened about half a dozen of the sheet masks and they all smell and look fine. Haven’t been brave enough to put them on my face yet though.

      BTW congratulations on your award. I voted for you and was really thrilled to see you win.

  • Can’t beat a bit of drunken eBaying! Loved this post. I had no idea jelly lipstick was even a thing but not surprised it’s no more than a tint…

    Lis / last year’s girl x

    • If you have a look on Instrgram Lis you’ll see lots of these. Not surprising really as it’s so pretty and unusual. I like tinted lip balms so I guess this is an unusual twist on that theme.

  • Bridget

    Haha that’s so funny – nothing like a bit of drunken online shopping! This is the first I heard of jelly lipstick though as my mum is from Hong Kong, there are some weird and wonderful things out there 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday xx

    • Thanks so much Bridget. I really enjoy taking part in the link up and reading lots of great posts from all around the world.

  • CrazyJoggingGymLady

    The lipsticks look great, but £20 is a lot for one. Even though it is pretty I would have to try it at least once, just to see what it is like.
    #KCACOLS

    • I know, it’s more than MAC charge, but then they don’t have tiny flowers embedded in their lipsticks.

  • That lipstick looks so fun! Not really a point in buying it if you’re not going to use it though, haha, I already have enough random crap laying around my house.
    I can definitely attest to the wine and eBay advice though LOL! I’ve had quite a few Amazon packages that I wasn’t expecting show up at my door!! #KCACOLS

    • It’s such a shock isn’t it? My friend did that once and ordered a canoe by accident!

  • Rachel Bustin

    Who comes up with these ideas? A flower inside a lipstick! A fun but a bit pointless! xx
    #KCACOLS

    • I know, it’s one of those things that you never knew needed to exist, but once you know it does then it makes perfect sense.