New Mally Beauty Kits: Reviews, Swatches and LooksJanuary 14, 2011 at 10:43 am | Posted in Makeup, QVC | Leave a comment
Tags: Mally, Mally Beauty, Mally Roncal, QVC, QVC TSV
I’ve been playing with these new Mally Beauty kits the past few weeks…isn’t makeup fun?
Billed as a collection of “Mally’s Secret Weapons to help women look their best,” this kit delivers some gotta-haves. It also has some just o.k.’s (like a music album where you play 3 of the songs and skip the rest, thank goodness for iTunes!). Let’s start with the not so good: blush. I own the Mally Illuminating Blush and named it the Best of 2010. This version is a long lasting peachy-pink, however does not give the same ‘lit from within’ glow, soooo disappointing. The difference is the glow goes on underneath in the Illuminating Blush, while this version it sits on top. Pre-publicity for this item stated it was the illuminating system and when I reached out to QVC and Mally Beauty for more details neither provided an explanation.
The Evercolor Poreless Face Defender is a silicone based compact that feels velvety and fills-in pores for a smoother face finish. Despite the rave reviews, I don’t love how this product looks on the skin (plus I’m sensitive to ‘cones). The black liner and taupe/bronze shadow stick are o.k. basics.
What I absolutely love is the High Shine Liquid Lipstick in the new Must Have Pink, Volumizing Mascara (a Top 10 must-have), and Extra Lift Brow Gel — I’ve used many a brow gel in my time and this is the first time I took notice, it keeps my hair in place all day! And it all comes packaged in a cosmetic bag that is ultra soft, holds this collection and much more, and is a gorgeous pink. I added foundation, brow color, bronzer and concealer in the pic above for a complete look.
Shimmer washes seem to be the newest of the new in eye color. The effortless factor of the Mally Shadow Sticks boost this line’s appeal (though I personally prefer using brushes). The colors are versatile and pretty, Copper Rose is my favorite. Plum is an almost exact match to the deepest shade in Mally’s Plum Chelsea palette. I like Saddle Shimmer mixed with the other colors (see pic below), on its own, it’s too cool for my skin tone. There is quite a bit of shimmer, so stay far away if you don’t like glitter. The sticks are supposed to be “bullet-proof” — a primer and color in one — on me they don’t last without an eyeshadow base.
Choices, choices…I wonder how many combinations are possible with 10 gorgeously hued eyeliners (math wasn’t my major)? This kit makes me swoon! The pencils are soft, smudgeable and last all day after drying down. I’m pleasantly surprised when I catch myself in the mirror late in the day and my liner is still there. I was most excited to try the Black Cherry, hoping it was more of a merlot color, but it goes on black with a hint of burgundy that looks purple in some lights. Surprisingly, my favorite is the navy — it’s dark blue with a bit of violet — and does make brown eyes pop. Lucky Penny, a medium bronze, would look amazing with blue eyes. I’ll do a few looks on different eye colors soon. I featured the Eyeliner Library in a holiday gifts post, unfortunately it is no longer available so hopefully you already own it!