Right before I got sick last year around November/December, I had gotten some really awesome products from Mally's Beauty Cosmetics to try and I am late getting them reviewed but I always do my reviews no matter if they get sidelined or not. I was barely making it back then and many of you who are keeping up with my health updates know I am not getting better but a little worse. Which made getting this out even more imperative.
I hate holding onto reviews this long but things kept piling up and then it was too late for the holiday season to get it in but then I thought, if I can get it in before the Spring season, it will actually work even better now. Everyone will be wanting to try something new for Spring and have some options available to try so here is what I got to review and hopefully this will help you make up your mind about what to try new this spring:
1.) Mally's Poreless Face Defender
2.) Mally's City Chick In the Buff Shadow Palette
3.) Mally's Waterproof Volumizing Mascara
4.) Malley's Life is Fuschia Lip Gloss
Let's start with the Poreless Face Defender because I was fascinated with this compact. I could not figure out for the life of me by just looking at it what in the heck was it for? Dummy me, didn't look to see what it said on the box, I just opened it and found the compact with the sponge and thought, what kind of makeup is this? I was so blown away with this product that I grabbed their YouTube video of how to apply so that I don't tell you the wrong thing.
Normally, primers or pore reducers, or at least what I thought, went on first and now I see the err of my ways and no wonder no matter what I did I could not get that polished look. Well, no more because I have learned to put this on last instead of first and what a difference it makes!
Mally's Evercolor Poreless Face Defender will give you an absolute sheer, featherweight product that diffuses the look of pores, minimizes fine lines, and helps protect your makeup so it lasts from morning to night. Face Defender gives you that flawless matte finish without the dry, ashy look of powder. The result is silky smooth skin and longer-lasting makeup. It comes with a unique buffed-edge Japanese sponge.
This is the outside of what my City Chick In The Buff Shadow Palette looks like. I wanted you to see the pattern because it was just so unexpected and well, it made me feel like a fairy princess who had won the lottery because it was absolutely gorgeous without even opening it up! It's hard to tell with the photo, but it looks like and feels like leathered skin. It was given alot of thought of how this palette should look and I would say it was well worth it. Now, for the colors inside my palette:
The larger color on the left is the shadow base. I thought at first it might be a bronzer but on the backside of the palette it tells you what each color's name is and when it came to where the larger one was, I realized it was a base. Now, my camera did not due justice to these colors as they came out way lighter than they really are. Those first 2 colors next to the shadow base look almost white but believe me, there is nothing in this one that has white.
The first one is Natural and the second one is called Bubbly (more of a shimmer like color of gold). I went on their site but did not see another palette like this one so I am not sure if they have been discontinued or were something they made just for the holidays. I was gonna copy theirs so you could get a better idea of the colors, so I am sorry about that. But, just so you know, pretty much all of the colors are slightly darker than what they appear except for the ones towards the end on the right. They are the most like the real color.
The Waterproof Volumizing Mascara is pretty much as it looks. It's rather long, alot longer than I have seen other mascara tubes look but the brush is pretty standard and the color is quite awesome. The combination of natural waxes and carefully chosen powders gives lashes an instant boost and will make them feel and look alot fuller than they really are. I love totally black mascara and have never worn anything but that color for my whole life. I tried once a brown one and hated it and washed it off that very second.
So, for me, black is the color for me, no matter what my hair color was. And believe you me, when I was younger, I changed my hair quite alot and cringe now when I see the pictures. Back then frostings used to be in and I would get it done real heavy. It's a wonder I didn't sparkle!
I also could not find the exact look of this lip gloss as it is shorter and more stubby looking than what they have on their site. The ones online have a gold band bottom but the one I have doesn't so I am not sure where it belongs but the box and the tube say Lip Gloss and the name on the box says Life Is Fuchsia, and I have to tell you, it is quite pretty. It is pale enough to just give you a little color so that it looks natural with a slight pinkish color, like maybe you had just bit your lip and made it blush a little is the best way to explain. it.
I can tell you that it had an awesome fragrance and it did not taste bad if you accidentally got some on your tongue or you licked your lips before you remembered you had lip gloss on. It was a nice sweet taste and I rather liked it.
This is the one that they show as the color of my lip gloss but mine as you can tell is alot shorter than this one so maybe they changed the look of that one, too. Or, I may have gotten the ones that were being phased out to make room for the new and improved versions but I bet the only thing that changed was probably just the outside. I am sure that they kept the same quality and colors of their makeup.
Here's a little bit of history on Mally. I couldn't grab it all, I would run out of room! So go read!
Mally quickly moved to the top of the "it" list in the beauty world, working first at the Shisheido makeup counter at Barneys and ultimately as a makeup artist for private clients. Her passion for art, color, and design—along with her charm, contagious enthusiasm, and magnetic personality—helped her become one of the industry’s most dynamic, in-demand talents.
For a decade, Mally traveled the globe doing makeup for some of the most fab faces in the world, including Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, Teri Hatcher, Celine Dion, Lee Ann Womack, Ashlee Simpson, Angelina Jolie, and Heidi Klum.
Renowned But for Mally, looking your most glam isn’t just for Hollywood A-listers; every woman deserves to look as "gorgois" on the outside as she feels on the inside. Mally made it her mission to share her beauty philosophy—empowering women everywhere to celebrate the differences that make them so fierce, fabulous, and amazing.
Her experience as one of the most sought-after makeup artists in Hollywood means that Mally knows all the tricks of the trade, and why traditional makeup comes up short. From so-called translucent powder that shows up in the flash of red carpet photos to lipsticks, concealers, blushes, and bronzers that fade all too fast, Mally identifies endless makeup no-nos and fixes them.
Okay, girls, I am giving away the Waterproof Volumizing Mascara! Open to the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!