These are great cheap little pigments. They cost just under 5 dollars and i find they are pigmented for a drugstore brand. i have this in cafe au lait which is a pretty shimmery brown taupe. I think the other colors are pretty but some i just cant wear. I have the old packaging which doesnt have a sifter but the new ones do. Mine can get just a little messy at times. Other than that these are pretty comparable to mac, and cheaper though you get less product. I would love to buy more of these. Just wish i lived by a rite aid.
I'm not a huge eye dust fan. I always find them very pretty, but messy. Not something I need! However, these were cheap and the colors were gorgeous and I needed makeup for cosplaying purposes. I purchased six different shades, which included Penny Arcade, Ultra Violet, Sparkle Gold, Flambe, Pixie Dust, and Troublemaker. They are highly pigmented and even moreso when applied over primer and with a wet brush. They are finely milled, very glittery, and very blendable.
They stay on, the colors were bold, and they looked fabulous with my costumes. I wore Sparkle Gold and Flambe out all day for Chinese New Years and recently wore Penny Arcade and Troublemaker to Animazement. No fading! Most of the colors are too intense for my tastes for daily wear. However, I find myself wearing Penny Arcade on a normal day out.
I wouldn’t normally have tried the eye dust but for the enthusiastic reviews here so, when picking up a new tube of the JG eye primer, I also picked up the Sunlit Cactus eye dust, figuring it was only $4-5, and if it was a huge mistake, I could offer it to my 19 y/o daughter. It wasn’t, at least used in the nearly microscopically small amount that I dust across the center of my lids some evenings – just a few grains spread lightly above the lashes in the center of each lid atop my shadow gives them a very subtle shimmer of transparent color and causes the gold flecks in my dark brown eyes to be far more noticeable. At this rate I’ll never need to re-purchase, but if my daughter should swipe my pot, I would. Some of the older reviews indicate the pots didn’t have sifters, but they do now. For those also vexed by the annoying placement of the color’s name on a label on the side that has to be removed in order to open the pot, do as I did: warm the label for a few seconds with your hair dryer, then peel it off gently and transfer it to the bottom of the pot. I was so pleased with the quality and effect of the Sunlit Cactus that I’ve since purchased a couple other colors, which I’m also using in equally microscopic quantities to similar effect.
This range offers a lot of colors and it is cheap, i think about $3 at Rite Aid. Some colors i have suck, and some are unique and awesome. I think the one i use the most out of the 4 i own is a goldish yellow color, maybe Cactus something?
I get a lot of compliments when i wear that. The other colors I own, a blue/purple one, a brown one, and a violet one are not so great. The pigmentation is not great and fades easily on most of these. I am not a huge fan of eye primers but i have a review on the LA splash one and ifyou use that with it or any other primers it will intensify the color, make it last longer, make it not seem so cheap.
They are as pigmented as the MAC or NYX loose e/s
Price: ~$5 USD
Pkg: 2.5g; no sift
•Sunlit Cactus- yellow gold/jade duochrome
•Ultra Violet- lilac
I love Sunlit Cactus, it's one of my all time fave colours. Works great with blue, brown or hazel eyes :)
And lilac will suit any eye colour and skin tones
I had to write a review on these since I was surprised that they haven't gotten much attention on here. These pigments are so great and so is the price of them! I bought the entire collection on the Jesse's Girl site. They give you a discount if you purchase them that way. I am so glad that I did because I love them in every single color. Applied dry they can be sheer but if you wear them wet or over a primer/base they are so richly pigmented. I use these all the time and will repurchase once I run out. For the price of a couple of MAC pigments I was able to get the entire collection. These are also great for creating the perfect holiday look.
i don't know how many times i have walked past these shadows and looked but never bought because they seem to be for little girls.. since they are made by bonnebell. finally they had a sale and i said why not give it a try. so glad i did!
my favorite thing about it is the variety of colors it comes in. drugstore brands just don't have the variety of colors i love. yes, the dust is very sheer. but used over primer or/and milk nyx's jumbo eyeshadow stick, the color comes through beautifully! if you are looking for soomething more sheer, simply use it alone. yea, the packging sucks, but there really isnt a good way to package loose poowder in my opinion (ie nyx's loose shadow in the little bottles suckkkss, though awesome pigments).
i do plan on owning all of these one day, which wont be hard considering they are often bogo 50% off. unforuntately rite aid is the only place i can find them and they aren't known for the lowest price.
i suggest everyone look, find a uniuqe color they love, slap on some primer/cream stick, and look different then you normally would! if you dont like it, sell it on ebay.. and ill buy it! haha
For drugstore eyeshadow, Jesse's Girl is pretty good. I love the colors and the sparkle! The only problem I had with these, is that the packaging is fairly fragile. I accidentally dropped one of them, and the lid cracked in half. I will repurchase, though, since I'm a eyeshadow fanatic. I'll just make sure I'm more careful when handling them!
I went to Rite-Aid a few weeks ago in search of a red eyeshadow for Valentine's Day and ended up picking up a few of these.
When it comes to the packaging, it's alright. I'm a bit annoyed with the sticker with the name of the eyeshadow being on the side because you have to cut or rip it to open it up. I ended up just peeling the whole thing off and sticking it on the bottom so I won't ever lose the names. Out of the 5 I have, I don't have a problem at all with 4 of them. The fifth one's sifter is loose so sometimes eyeshadow comes out of the sides. Not a huge problem because I shake the eyeshadow into the lid while it's still on.
As for the products, they're GORGEOUS!! I have Rouge Flambe, Pixie Dust, Kiwi Rose, Antique Green, and Majestic Green. You definitely need something underneath them or they'll completely be gone by the end of the day. I've been using NYX Jumbo Pencils and even concealer and it works well for me. I absolutely LOVE the versatility of the colors, super shimmery. Kiwi Rose and Pixie Dust are probably my favorites at the moment. They ARE pretty sheer, but they're beautiful layered over a cream eyeshadow. Pixie Dust is beautiful layer over concealer for a nice, neutral but shimmery look. I can definitely see myself using these up over the summer
Without a doubt definitely check out the following colors: Sunlit Cactus (dupe for MAC's Old Gold piment), Indian Summer (dupe for MAC's Pink Bronze), Mardi Gras (extreme teal), Peek a Boo (sort of like a pigment version of MAC's Stars n Rockets), Kiwi Rose (white golden pink with a green duochrome), Cafe Au lait (a beautiful shimmery tan), Blackstar Blue (a deep blackened navy), Rouge Flambe (warm shimmery red), Sunstone (golden melonesque color) Sunstone swatches similarly to MAC's Melon pigment. I have heard about Jesse's Girl Eye Dusts a while ago and am REALLY glad I finally bought some. I even got back ups of Indian Summer and Sunlit Cactus. Do not hesitate.