A few days ago The Advice Sisters posted a feature on Mally Beauty and her amazing, perfectly easy to accomplish, Perfect Red Lip Kit. But as you already know (because you’ve read the red lip feature, or you’re going to click on it now), Mally Roncal is a celebrity makeup artist that has worked very hard to create easy to use, high performance, beautifiers that all women can love. So with Spring blooming all over the place, The Advice Sisters are suggesting two more new and nifty items from Mally Beauty that are a good beauty investment as the weather heats up!
Matte eye shadows are great for the warmer months, when your eyes don’t really need extra glow. Mally Beauty has three duos that are on trend, but easy to wear. The Evercolor Modern Matte Eyeshadow Duos come in three different sets: Sage, Earth and Sunset. Each set is $29.98 (plus $4.47 shipping and handling on QVC) and and comes with it’s own dual-ended eye shadow brush. Mally Roncal suggests that what makes these shadow duos different, is the aerated texture of these eye shadows that let you apply a smooth film of luminous color that stays weightless, flexible, and flawless, even as the hours, pass. It’s easy to apply these shadows. Just wear the lighter shade all over the lid from lash line to crease, then take the darker shade and apply it in the crease, for definition.
The samples I received were “Earth,” featuring , Earth, a chocolate brown shade, and Sky, a vibrant blue shade. And I also tried “Sunset” which brings you Purple Haze, a lavender shade, and Pink Horizon, a peachy pink shade. The third set is called “Sage” and it includes Fresh Meadow, a pale green shade, and Ivy, a hunter green shade. At first I looked at the duos and thought: “these colors are not going to go well together.” But when I smoothed the intense “Sky” blue shade on my lid as directed, and added “Earth” to my crease, my eyes looked exciting, fresh and frankly, pretty! The same intense but wear-able look was accomplished with The Sunset duo. I have no doubt that the green-centric duo would be equally nice.
At $33.00 plus shipping and handling, these eye shadow duos are pricey, but the silky and beautiful pans of color shadow, nestled into mint green metallic compacts, are substantial and luxe. The brush is really good and of course, use-able with other shadows. For good quality, good performance, and great colors, they’re a good deal and a beauty investment that won’t fail you. It’s likely you’ll really reach for in the coming months.
Another great for the warmer months ahead product from Mally Beauty is her Evercolor Melted Lipstick Duo. The set includes two liquid product, nestled into wanded tubes. Mally Beauty sells these in sets of two, for $38.00 plus $4.47 shipping and handling on QVC. Yes, these are pricey, but you have to consider whether or not one of these will be your constant companion until it’s used up, instead of not performing well and ending up stuck in your reject makeup bag or drawer. Again, you’re getting both in quality and performance plus lovely color that you can enjoy for months, depending upon how often you apply it.
Evercolor Melted Lipsticks are not traditional lipsticks or lip glosses, even though they are packaged like lip glosses. They’re a hybrid, that gives you amazing, glossy lips, but also rich, fairly intense, opaque color. Even better, the formula has antioxidants, vitamins, aloe, avocado, and olive oil, to help protect and condition your lips.
And that’s not all: according to Mally, the Evercolor Melted Lipstick is a “lip exfoliator, treatment, conditioner, lip liner, lipstick, lip gloss, and lip brush all in one .” I am not sure about the exfoliation, but I can say that the product is moisturizing and silky and feels luxe on lips. It has the uncanny properties of the creaminess of a lipstick, but it is packed with shine like a patent leather lip gloss. With a formula like this, you would think that the color would just slide off…but it doesn’t! It is designed to develop a stain for lips, so you still get a subtle wash of color as it wears. That, is does.
If there is a downside, it’s that you can’t customize your duo. There are four colors, but you get the two Mally has chosen, packaged as as set. The first set (which I tried) includes “Punch” a a pinkish coral shade that looks great on warmer skin tones, but it is paired with Mally Mauve, which is pretty, but seems quite cool and on my lips at least, a bit bland. If you have a warm complexion, why would you want to also wear a cool mauve? I don’t quite get it. However, there is another set including Mulberry, a deep blackberry shade, and Pretty Pink, a rosy pink shade. I suppose if you didn’t like one of the two colors, you play around with layering them over or under another lip product. Or, just buy all four and trade your less favorite with someone else.