Monday, June 2, 2014

Evercolor Shadow Stick by Mally Beauty - 5 Second Review

Had to share....honestly, I've had such great luck with most of the new products in my kit this year!  This one, um...not so much.  I love Mally Roncal...supremely sassy makeup artist to several celebrities.  She talented, fun and beautiful so I really wanted to like her new line of makeup products.  I picked up her EverColor Shadow Stick at Ulta the other day.  In the store, I loved the champagne shimmer shade and was intrigued by easy application so I thought I'd give it a try.

I swatched it out on the back of my hand at the store and it looked like this:

So, the next morning, I did a simple champagne eye, blended it out, added a little black liner and was out the door.  It was super easy to apply and blend and looked first.  This product totally changed!!!  Within about an hour, my eyelids felt really dry and cakey and I have oily skin and (typically) oily eyelids, so for them to feel dry?  Holy cow.  Also, the pretty shimmer had changed to SPARKLE, as in glitter sparkle.  Remember the old school Mary Kate and Ashley cosmetics for girls and pre-teens way back in the day?  Like that.  The kind of glitter that is too much for daytime and unflattering for a woman in her 40s....if you've ever taken a lesson or class from me, you've seen me demonstrate the difference!  The subtle champagne "shimmer" turned chunky, turned to a yellow-ish gold, started flaking off and just looked terrible.  I wish I'd taken a photo of my eyes to show you, but I honestly couldn't wait to take it off.  Mally touts her products as "bulletproof", meaning they won't budge....but that's only a good thing if the product actually looks flattering and this didn't.  I may try something else from her line just to see, but although I loved the idea of a crème stick, this one just didn't work for me.  At $25 (cheaper on Amazon) which I think is pretty high for a cream shadow anyway, this will definitely be returned.

And on to the next product!  Still love ya Mally!

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