Sunday, August 5, 2012

Jessica Gelato Mio! Collection Summer 2012 Swatches and Review

Jessica's new Gelato Mio! collection is a set of six summer pastels that "...suggests the mouthwatering flavors of Italian ice cream, and the endless possibilities of long summer nights." And you know, they really do remind me of gelato, especially the green because it's my favorite gelato flavor- pistachio!


Jessica Banana Peel. This is a light creamy yellow that looks different from the other pastel yellows I own. It's a little dirty, like there's some beige mixed in. Sort of an egg custard color, not quite as beige as China Glaze Kalahari Kiss, not as white as Illamasqua Load, not as yellow as Maybelline Banana Puddin'. I'm pretty sure this is unique in my collection.


Jessica Barely Blueberry. Light baby blue creme. Has a milky, soft look. Not too stark. Leans a little periwinkle.


Jessica Lime Cooler. Light but vibrant lime green. Like the rest of the shades, it looks soft and creamy and not stark and chalky. Yellow toned and very fresh looking. Doesn't give me the lobster hands either, I might add.


Jessica Strawberry Shake It. Light creamy baby pink. Just like the color of a strawberry milkshake.


Jessica Surfer Boyz 'n Berry. Soft light turquoise. Leans more blue than green. Quite lovely.


Jessica Tangerine Dreamz. Soft coral-leaning orange creme. Like I mentioned above, all the shades in this collection have this really gentle, soft creamy finish to them. They're not crazy saturated and they're not stark and chalky like some pastels tend to be. I'm not sure I'd call this color a pastel, but it is soft for an orange.

The formula on these was perfect. I didn't have any trouble at all with application. They're thick but flow readily and don't drag. Most of the colors only needed two coats, but I did three anyway. They look very good at three. Dry time is average, and even a little bit faster than I'm used to for Jessica.

Overall, super cute collection. All the colors are soft and flattering but still fun and colorful. Maybe not the most creative or unique set of colors, but hey, they look good and the formula is nice. I dig it.

The Jessica Gelato Mio! collection is available now on jessicacosmetics.com.

(This was sent for review.)

31 comments:

  1. Love Jessica. Love these.
    You serious? The yellow isn't a bi@tch????

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    1. First coat was streaky, but second coat evened it out enough to not be noticeable and third coat made it look completely perfect. Really not bad at all for a yellow!

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  2. i love that green and the blues. the green reminds me of the limited edition spring sally hansens complet salon manicure in "parrot" that i bought a few months ago

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  3. Gorgeous pastels, thanks for sharing!
    You are right about the yellow, looks very different from all other of it's kind - interesting.

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  4. Oh I love these! Especially that yellow!!! WANT!
    That pink sort of reminds me of OPI Mod About You!

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  5. I feel like I should pass on this whole collection, but I want them all, either because they are unique (the yellow) or because I just love the colour (the rest of the collection) Damn you Scrangie, and your awesome swatches!! lol

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  6. I'm in love and I don't even know why! I don't usually like pastels! D:

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  7. This looks like a lovely collection, thank you for the pics!

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  8. Beautiful swatches, love all the colors

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  9. Would you say that Tangerine Dreamz is a dupe to Essie Cantaloupe?

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  11. Preciosos colores pastel. Geniales para el verano.

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  12. Oddly enough, I like the yellow. I'm so against yellows, but it's more peachy... so it's ok. I think.

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  13. I actually love these all, minus the orange one. They're all very pretty, soft colors.

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  14. These polishes look amazing. I've been oohing and aaahing over them when all the blogs I follow post them!

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  15. I'm pretty much in love with all of these! I love pastels!

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  16. I have been eyeing them for a while. I think I will need to break down and get them. I think the yellow and the green are my favorites.

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  17. It's rare to see a whole collection that's good and this is just wonderful.

    Even though I'm not all that into pastels, I think I'd wear every single one of these polish shades.

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  18. Your swatches look so perfect! And all the colors look so smooth and soft they are gorgeous!

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  19. wow, this collection is very beautyful.

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  20. Thanks for mentioning how soft these are--I quite dislike the chalky starkness of some pastels. You seriously have me in the mood for dessert. Big time.

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  21. I think I like every single color in this collection! Not unique but the tweek on the colors like the beige in the yellow might let me be able to pull it off on my skintone.

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  22. Love the colors, they're pretty! I'm surprised with the formula, this pastel shades tend to stain a lot, but these look amazing! Nice swatches as always.
    kisses.

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  23. Love these <3 The last pastels I tried were Revlons Sunshine Sparkle and Blue Lagoon. The application was so bad I am scared off them, but I may trust you and grab these :P they look beautiful

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  24. I have Barely Blueberry & can't wait to use it :) great swatches as always!

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  25. They are SO pretty. I love them all, even the yellow (though I would probably never wear it). Really nice :)

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  26. These look so pretty on your nails. Scrangie, once again, you've applied these flawlessly like a pro! :)

    It surprised me how much I liked Banana Peel!

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  27. Do they ever give u a coupon discount code for your subscribers and viewers?

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  28. Thanks for this, Scrangie. I want every color now!

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  29. Thank you,dear Scrangie. Now I have the green light to buy them all!

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