Shade 19 Passion Fruit is a complex coral with a shimmery base shifting from warm pink (see pic above) to cooler peach (here), which is sprinkled through with even moar (and larger) sparkles in predominantly cool gold.
Jill Stuart calls the formula a jelly, and there's definitely a bit of a resistant 'boing' which differentiates it from other mousse shadow formulas (from the more gel-emulsion Sonia Rykiel/MAC Big Bounce, to the fine&airy RBR creams, to the drier&tighter Chanel Illusion D'Ombre/Dior Fusion Mono). Witness the peaks 'n' craters formed after you prod it with a brush (I used a flat MAC 242, btw):
In general, therefore, I found flat dense brushes best to use with this -- the fluffy blenders I generally favour with creams tended to pick up bits of eye jelly in uneven clumps. It's quite a quick-setting (not to mention indelible-setting) formula, so working one eye at a time, patting on colour and then blending the edges lightly was the most foolproof method -- layering over already-set areas could result in patchiness and clumping. Not that I found layering necessary, because this shade is adequately pigmented for my purposes -- its vibe isn't really suited to graphic shapes requiring a lot of back and forth tweaking anyway and it makes for an excellent, already-complex wash&go eye:
previously swatched] to line, GOSH white kohl on inner rim, Kiko Long Lasting Eyeshadow Stick 01 Pearly White [my collection] in inner corner. Maybelline Rocket WP mascara.
Lip/cheek: in keeping with the pretty peachy thing, Coffret D'Or Bright Up Rouge Creamy Liquid PK270 [featured in my lip jellython] and Chicca Flush Blush 01 Baby Girl [review].
Base/basics: Shu Uemura pink/purple UV underbase mousse as base with Nobara 584 on blemishes, Burberry Concealer 01 under eyes, Shu Seal Brown brow pencil.
Such an easy, pretty coral, right? As spoiled above, I'm not sure whether it's the fast-and-bombproof setting or the fragrance (typical JS violently pink sugary floral) which makes this eye jelly so horribly irritating to my sensitive lids :( I also had this experience with Chanel's hit Stylo Eyeshadows earlier this summer, as with other popular formulas (e.g. MUFE Aqua Eyes, Maybelline Colour Tattoos, Essence Stay All Day) so if you do fancy a bouncy sparkly moussey thing (and if you don't, why are you reading this blog?), and don't have dry, picky lids, these Jill Stuarts are well worth a look.
To mourn Passion Fruit's passing (well actually, it's gone to the home of a fellow Japanese-glitter-lover, so hopefully will be taken out for walkies often and generally petted and called JellyBob), and console myself for its loss, I swatched it alongside every other shade I own from this genre -- one of my favourites. Menny, menny pictures ahead.
SUQQU Blend Eyeshadow 08 Mizuaoi pink (DC)
ROUGE BUNNY ROUGE Fire-Tailed Sunbird
THREE 4D Eye Palette 06 Tranquil Oasis coral
*JILL STUART Jelly Eye Colour N 19 Passion Fruit
CHANEL Illusion D'Ombre Abstraction [I've nearly finished this and have tamped it down many times -- that's why it looks so solid in the product pic]
CHANEL Stylo Eyeshadow Pink Lagoon (LE)
PAUL & JOE Eye Gloss Duo 003 Depth peach (LE)
SHU UEMURA G Orange 251
SHU UEMURA G Pink 135
That's to give an idea of how they relate to each other in depth and tone. Now closeups in full camera-freaking sparkling complexity:
What's your favourite eyeshadow genre for an easy wash with impact?