Volumizing Double-Ended Mascara Accents (Discontinued)

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Category:
Makeup > Mascaras (regular) > Regular Mascara
Last Updated:
6/27/2014
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No

Volumizing Double-Ended Mascara Accents pairs Mally’s very good Volumizing Mascara in black with the same volumizing mascara formula in one of three accent colors—Sapphire, Plum, or Brown.

Mally’s Volumizing Mascara wears beautifully without flaking. The standard round brush is easy to use on top and bottom lashes, helping you get a thicker, fuller effect with each layer. The buildable formula goes on with minor clumping and takes a little while to set, but once it does, you can count on voluminous lashes from a formula that doesn’t smudge.

The claim that the accent shade will add “subtle, sophisticated color for the bottom lashes that brings out the whites of eyes, makes eyes look wider and brighter” is stretching the truth. On dark brown to black eyelashes, the accent colors are so subtle they’re hardly distinguishable from black mascara. Those with blonde lashes can expect the accents to look more dramatic, but the whites of the eyes certainly don’t look “wider or brighter.”

If you like Volumizing Mascara, and the idea of trying it in a colored version appeals to you, this is an option worth considering. To get more oomph from the accent mascara, try layering it on top of a white mascara primer.

Pros:

  • The formula applies easily and wears beautifully without flaking.
  • Buildable formula.
  • Brush is easy to use on both the top and bottom lashes.

Cons:

  • Takes a while to set.
  • Minor clumping.
  • Accent colors do not live up to claims.

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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