I had a jones for some Mally Beauty and hit up qvc.com for a quick fix last week. (Sidebar: It is too easy to order from qvc.com–once your account is set up, you literally hit "purchase" and it's done. So wrong yet so right). I purchased the Mally Bulletproof Essentials 5 piece collection which consisted of a trial size Poreless Perfection Glowing Foundation (I chose the light shade), Evercolor Shadow Stick, Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner, a travel sized Volumizing Mascara in black, and the Slimline High Shine Liquid Lipstick in Pouty Pink. My beauties, (dramatic pause)–it was 32 dollars total. It made my cheap/thrifty heart beat rapidly with love and excitement. Me. Love. Great. Deal. As I am really into eyeliner and eyeshadow, those are the two products I am going to focus on with this post. So far, I think the foundation is great (no breakouts, good coverage) and the lipstick is pretty faboo too (shiny, moisturizing, easy to wear neutral pink). I haven't tried the mascara yet but it is a top rated product on qvc.com so I am ever so hopeful. Enough about that though–I must tell you about the eyeshadow and eyeliner! The Evercolor Shadow Stick in Dusk comes in a white, slim pen with a swivel up bottom. It has a round end for easy and smooth application. Mally calls this a "tattoo in a stick" and I can see why: it is "your eye primer, eyeshadow, smudgy eyeliner and brush all in one." You have about 30 seconds of playtime before it sets for the day and it will not budge per the description. The color Dusk is a lavender/pink/brown hybrid which works with all skin tones. So, did this eyeshadow make me do my famous jumpy claps of excitement? Has my love of eyeshadow sticks deepened to the point I am now lost without them?
Verdict: Puff..puff…I am literally out of breath as I have been doing jumpy claps for a week straight! And yes, I am in so deep with eyeshadow sticks, it is time to say "later, biatches" to powder ones. This eyeshadow is a gamechanger, my beauties! I LURVE it so much! Firstly, the application is so so easy and neat. You need a couple of back and forth swipes and it's done. No muss, no fuss. The color is very neutral and can be worn for a day or night look. It has a really pretty glimmer/sheen to it but not glittery or sparkly. You will not look like you are trying to be 21 years old again hanging in da club if you wear it–promise. It is just a very pretty and unique shade to wear-a staple in your makeup wardrobe. I opted not to use eyelid primer (which I usually wear because I have the oiliest of eyelids) and this eyeshadow was indeed bulletproof. I had no creasing or dissipation–it lasts all day long and it comes off easily with eye makeup remover. The stick is fairly plentiful so one should last at least a few months if not more. *Sigh* I am so happy.
To purchase or not to purchase? Yes. Plain and simple. It is so easy to use, lasts all day, and just looks pretty and fresh. Dusk is Mally's bestselling shade and retails individually for 25 dollars on qvc.com. The other colors in the collection look easy to wear and neutral so I doubt there is a bad shade in the bunch. Be prepared to do lots of jumpy claps with purchase–you have been warned.
Next up is the Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner in Black Velvet. This eyeliner comes in a pretty green pencil with a silver cap. It will need to be sharpened as it is not an automatic liner. Let's get to it…
Verdict: This has a buttery, dreamy application with very impressive color payoff. There is no tugging or pulling, and it is very easy to achieve a solid, straight line along the lid. The Black Velvet is rich, dark, and 1-2 swipes across the eye should work just fine for ya to get your look down pat. Mally dropped the following tips with application: "bury that eyeliner deep within the lashes. Your eyeliner should define your eye and make your lash line look thicker; it should not be a heavy line across your lid! Another trick: take that liner and use it on the inner rim to add instant fierceness!" Yes, ma'am! This eyeliner lasts all day on me with no flaking and I really like how the black color makes my eyes pop. Easy and breezy to the max.
To purchase or not to purchase?: A resounding yes, my beauties! This will get it done for you when it comes to your eyes. I like easy to use, effective products because the business of beauty can get very complicated and I am a simple gal at heart. **You may want to consider purchasing these products in a kit verses individually as they can be a bit pricey. There are loads of Mally Beauty kits to choose from with decent value so off you go to qvc.com!
** I added a couple advertisements from Mally Beauty below so you can get a feel for how cute and fun she is too.