Lip Magnifier

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$20 
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Category:
Makeup > Sensitive Skin Products > Lip Color
Last Updated:
6/27/2014
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No

Lip Magnifier is a collection of jumbo-size lip color crayons that need routine sharpening to remain workable. The sharpening may not bother you, but such upkeep can be inconvenient, and it certainly wastes product. We always recommend pencils of any size, jumbo or otherwise, that twist up and don't need sharpening.

Each pencil has a silky texture that glides on, and the pigment stays put for several hours, which is this product's best attribute. Unfortunately, all of the shades have a very glittery, frosty finish, which limits your options.

Will this product magnify your lips? Over and above the frosty shine, absolutely not! Is it shiny enough to serve as a beacon for passing ships? Quite possibly, yes!

Pros:
  • Silky texture.
  • Long-wearing color.
Cons:
  • Needs-sharpening style pencil.
  • Very glittery, somewhat frosty finish to all shades, which limits options.

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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Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books on skin care and makeup. She is known worldwide as the Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula's Choice. Paula's expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international television including:

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The Paula's Choice 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 herself.

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