I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly. Only you should be – it’s the new texture in beauty that everyone’s raving about.
No longer something you serve with ice cream at kids’ parties, this is jelly for your face: only in skincare and makeup form.
Jelly makeup is long-wearing and easy-to-blend, while skincare is hydrating and cooling – think of it as your perfect beauty sidekick for summer.
No idea where to get started? Let us help. Here is a round-up of our favourite products.
Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly 30ml, Feel Unique, £9
This travel-friendly tube is ideal for parched, sunburnt and sensitive skin. The jelly texture claims to strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier and leave you with a smooth, glowing complexion. It’s also oil-free, so acne prone and oilier skins won’t be irritated by this non-sticky formula. Add to your carry on bag now.
Ouai Curl Jelly, ASOS, £22
Say goodbye to frizzy hair with this styling jelly that promises a bouncy head of glossy, defined curls. To apply, spray through damp hair before brushing or styling. It’s perfect for the coming humid weather.
Sanctuary Spa Wet Skin Radiance Jelly, Boots, £10
While this looks like a shower gel, it’s actually a moisturising jelly that’s designed to be applied the second you step out of the shower – yes, that means directly onto wet skin. Don’t worry it claims to be fast-absorbing and to give you a radiant glow once rubbed in.
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Filler Hyaluronic Anti-Ageing Mask, Look Fantastic, £19.99
Hyaluronic acid is a skincare saviour for dehydrated skin and this plumping mask is a refreshing boost of hydration. Apply after cleansing and spend a relaxing 10 minutes watching the drama unfold on Love Island. Or, for an intensive treatment, use as an overnight mask and rinse off in the morning.
Amika RESET Exfoliating Jelly Shampoo, Birchbox, £20
This multi-purpose product is like a deep-cleaning treatment for heat-damaged hair, dandruff and oily scalps. If you are experiencing product build up, the blend of pink clay and sea salt will shift any excess oils and dead skin to leave you with a healthy and soothed scalp and strands.
Elf Jelly Highlighter Dew, Superdrug £6
Highlighters are the easiest way to introduce jelly textures into your makeup bag. A little goes a long way with this product so dab a little onto your finger and tap onto the high points of your cheekbones, brow bone and cupids bow. Talk about a glow up.
MAKE Beauty Marine Salve, Selfridges, £18
Don’t be put off by the word salve, this isn’t a thick, waxy balm. It’s lightweight, pink-tinted jelly that soothes dry cuticles, tames unruly eyebrow hairs and makes the perfect lip tint that keeps you feeling hydrated all day. Layer on top of lipsticks for a glossy finish or wear alone for a wash of colour.
Rimmel Jelly Blush Peach Punch, Boots, £7.99
Embrace the pinky hues into your kit with this jelly blush that can be seamlessly blending with fingers onto your cheeks for a flushed-from-within shade. It’s easier to work with than thicker cream blushes and any mistakes can be blended out in seconds.
NYX Professional Makeup Bare With Me Hydrating Jelly Primer, ASOS, £15
We’re all about that (makeup) base at HuffPost Finds. And this jelly primer is one of the best. It promises to blur the appearance of pores and prolong your makeup, and the aloe vera rich formula makes it ideal for sensitive skin.
Milk Makeup Holographic Stick, Cult Beauty, £23.75
Solid stick makeup isn’t just for frequent travellers and gym goers, they make it easier to control how much product you use and ensure there’s a lot less wastage. Apply using the tips of your fingers to add an iridescent glow to eyes, cheekbones and lips.
Eos Crystal Melon Blossom Lip Balm, Boots, £7
Keep chapped lips at bay with this palm-sized lip balm that will take up hardly any room in your bag. Use to prep lips before applying your favourite lipstick and reapply throughout the day for optimum hydration.
We all work hard to earn our money – so it shouldn’t feel like hard work to spend it well. At HuffPost Finds we’ll help you find the best stuff that deserves your cash, from the ultimate lipstick to a durable iron to replace the one that broke (RIP). All our choices are completely independent but we may earn a small commission if you click a link and make a purchase.