In The Buff Eyeshadow Palette
Here's another neutral eyeshadow palette, and we must say it's a worthy addition to the growing number of nude palettes out there!
In The Buff Eyeshadow Palette contains 11 shades, ranging from bone white to neutral taupe to chocolate brown. The shades come in a variety of finishes, some matte, some satin, and some shimmer. The set also includes a creamy, beige "base" to put on your lids before you apply the shadows. While the base isn't a necessary step, it does serve its intended purpose—to make the shadows wear longer.
Each shadow has a smooth texture and is easy to pick up on the double-ended brush included in the palette (though the smaller brush side is better for precision application and blending than the bigger, fluffier side). The shades apply easily, deposit good color, and blend well. They also wear well throughout the day without fading.
The only issue is that some of the shimmer shades have a fallout issue, meaning they flake onto the face as you apply it, which is not where you want eyeshadow to end up. It's something to consider, especially when you take into account this palette's price.
Otherwise, if you're interested in this take on nude shadows, we recommend checking it out!
- Smooth texture that's easy to pick up on a brush.
- Shades apply easily, deposit good color, and blend well.
- Shadows wear well throughout the day without fading.
- There can be some flaking onto the face when you apply the shimmer shades.
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 Beautyher namesake line of makeup and limited skin-care productswith the guiding philosophy that "the things that make us different are the qualities that make us beautiful." Thats 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 Beautypedia 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 whats 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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