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Mally Beauty
Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner
Rating
$15
Category:Makeup > Eyeliners > Waterproof Eyeliner
Last Updated:06.27.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Overview

The waxy cream texture of this pencil glides across skin and (surprisingly) sets to a smudge-proof, water-resistant finish that lasts all day. This requires routine sharpening, which is an inconvenience compared with automatic, retractable eye pencils, but if you’re okay with that, it's a good option. Just like most pencils with this type of texture, it is waterproof.

Pros:

  • Creamy texture glides across skin.
  • Smudge-proof, water-resistant finish that lasts.

Cons:

  • Requires routine sharpening.
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Mally Beauty At-A-Glance

Strengths: Impressive concealers; the City Chick Smokey Eye Kit performs beautifully; Evercolor Poreless Face Defender is an excellent alternative to traditional face powder; some good lip color options; Volumizing Mascara; Evercolor Lasting Eyeliner goes beyond typical liquid eyeliners with outstanding staying power; good brow products.

Weaknesses: Couture Color Custom Blush and powder foundation can be difficult to use; potentially irritating makeup remover; the Perfect Prep Soothing Eye Gel is disappointing.

Mally Roncal is a celebrity makeup artist who has worked on some of the most famous faces in Hollywood, not to mention numerous spreads in fashion magazines. After much success as a makeup artist, Roncal launched Mally Beauty—her namesake line of makeup and limited skin-care products—with the guiding philosophy that "the things that make us different are the qualities that make us beautiful." That’s a great philosophy, but the question is: Are these quality products with a difference that will help you look and feel more beautiful?

As might be expected, Mally Roncal's celebrity cache created buzz when her line launched, and the chatter has led to a strong following on the QVC shopping channel, which is the primary home of her products. While Roncal knows how to sell a product (She is quite the cheerleader on air!) and she has worked with celebrities, that doesn't automatically mean all the Mally Beauty products are worth buying.

Although there are some well-formulated and innovative products to be found, Mally Beauty has a few misses. The majority of Mally Beauty's eye makeup and eyebrow products perform quite well, they feature a spectacular concealer with sunscreen and there are some good lip color options as well. Mally's Cancellation Conditioning Concealer and Evercolor Poreless Face Defender are top notch worthy of special mention.

On the flipside, Mally Beauty misses the mark with a few of the foundations, primers, and blushes we tried. The foundation we experimented with was especially disappointing because Mally Roncal is known for creating the illusion of perfect, dewy-looking skin, which her Ultimate Performance Professional Foundation didn't accomplish with our team.

We have to give Mally Beauty praise for including helpful application tips, demonstration videos, and full ingredient lists on the company website, and for their wonderful team who was more than helpful in sending products for The Paula's Choice Research Team to experiment with. There are some strong options to be found here, as well as others we would recommend skipping and our reviews will steer you toward what’s worth your time and money.

For more information about Mally Beauty, call 1-855-625-5948 or visit www.mallybeauty.com.

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The Beautypedia Research Team is dedicated to helping you find the absolute best products for your skin, using research-based criteria to review beauty products from an honest, balanced perspective. Each member of the team was personally trained by Paula Begoun herself.

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07.26.2013
IMO nothing average about this liner.

Excellent wear from this pencil. This pencil wears nearly as long as an expensive gel liner I love. I once climbed 1500 ft in 100+ degree crazy humid weather, sweating like crazy. This wore beautifully, still perfect when I got home. Yeah it has to be sharpened, but so what? I have pretty oily skin, its really oily in the summer, my whole face is a slick 20-30 mins after cleansing, and this wears for 15-16 hours on me. Before I wash my face at night, the liner still looks amazing.

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