Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Stick and High-Shine Liquid Lipstick

Mally Beauty Goodies

If you've been reading this blog for a while, you probably know that I'm a full-blown QVC addict.

Well, at least when it comes to their beauty product offerings.

I am a sucker for pretty much any beauty-related TSV.  I just can't help myself - they're always such an amazing deal.

But despite my weakness for QVC beauty items, I had never tried any products from Mally Beauty, the cosmetics line founded by celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal.

I don't know why that is really.  I've been tempted by some of her TSVs in the past, but it always seems like she has a kit featuring foundation when I just bought my fourth bottle in a couple of weeks or the collection is heavy on purple shadows when I've already got a gazillon plum, lilac and lavender shades crowding my drawers.

I've been curious, but I just didn't take the plunge.

Recently, though, I've gotten my hands on a few Mally Beauty products.  All of them have come in New Beauty Test Tubes (which totally validates my decision to subscribe to these types of sample subscription services) so it's been interesting to test them out.

The first product I received is the Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Stick in Plum

Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Stick in Plum

Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Stick in Plum swatch
This is pretty much your traditional cream shadow stick.  It's nicely pigmented and pretty creamy, so it blends nicely.  I've worn it both on its own and under a powder shadow and didn't experience any creasing - though I did use my regular shadow primer underneath, which I always tend to do with cream shadows.

As the shade name implies, Plum is a deep purple color. It's somewhat muted, though, so it's not too overpowering.  There are also some gray undertones, which it give an almost taupe-y look on the lids.  I really love the color with my blue eyes. 

These retail for $25 and I've got to say that while it's a nice cream shadow, I don't think it warrants such a high price tag - it's just not a particularly special product, I guess.

If you see a good deal on them on QVC or in a TSV, though, I'd go for it.  I don't think you'll be disappointed.

The other two Mally Beauty items I received recently are High-Shine Liquid Lipstick Pens.  I have them in Orchid and Mally's Look.

Mally Beauty High-Shine Liquid Lipstick in Orchid

Mally Beauty High-Shine Liquid Lipstick in Mally's Look

Mally Beauty High-Shine Liquid Lipsticks in Orchid (top) & Mally's Look (bottom)
Just a note - Mally's Look appears a bit brighter in these pictures than it actually is in person.

Now, right off the bat, I have to once again complain about the applicator - I despise these brush-style tips.  They're just messy and inconvenient, if you ask me.

That said, these Liquid Lipsticks are really nice.

They offer pretty opaque color so they really are like a liquid lipstick, and they don't feel at all sticky or drying on the lips.  Still, they have a slight weight to them, if that makes sense, which I think is what allows them to last a little longer than your average gloss or liquid lipstick product. 

Orchid is a purple-y pink shade - I don't usually go for purple lip products on myself, but this one is really flattering with my fair, cool skin. 

Mally's Look is a basic mid-tone, slightly warm pink that is a really nice everyday color.

Neither shade seems to have any shimmer either, so if you're not a fan of frosty lipsticks, these should work for you.

These retail for $20 each, which is pretty pricey but I could see myself shelling out the money for another one if they had a shade that I really liked.

In the meantime, I'm definitely going to be keeping my eye out for the next Mally Beauty TSV so I can try a few more products.

Have you tried any Mally Beauty products?  If so, what are your favorites?

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