Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Mally Bulletproof Essentials Review

Well hello everyone! Today I wanted to share with you my thoughts about the "Mally Bulletproof Essentials" kit. I also did a video review, you can watch it here.

I bought it from a few days ago for $49. It is currently only available online but it looks like it will be in select Ulta stores as of August 1st. (I heard/read this somewhere but I can't remember where right now)
This is my first time buying and trying "mally" products, I have seen tons of reviews and people usually rave about them so I figured this was a good kit to try as it comes with 5 products.
Back of the box and the products!
I followed the instructions in the little booklet but skipped the first step (put on primer, concealer and foundation), because I wanted to see what the products would actually do for me. I feel like if I have primer, concealer and foundation, any product will look great on top of that base. FYI I didn't do my eyebrows either (on purpose) OMG!!!! hahaha

Overall I like this kit and I am very happy I bought it, I feel it is a great value for the money! I loved 4 out of the 5 products, doesn't mean I hate one of them, I just don't love it.

The products I am most impressed with: the Evercolor Shadow Stick (Saddle Shimmer) and the Volumizing Mascara! Continue below for pics of my full face with this kit and creepy close up eye pictures! :)
OMG that mascara!!!! Left side two coats of mascara on top and one on bottom. Right side no mascara. I did not curl my lashes (because I stink at it and because I wanted to see this mascara in action with no help)

Love it!
 Ok, this one is creepy isn't?

The High Shine Liquid Lipstick in Starburst is more of a lipgloss in my opinion, sheer but pretty, it has tiny little sparkles, can you see them? The color might show up differently on someone with a different skin tone, but seems to me it would suit pretty much anyone. I lick my lips often, I know, bad habit, and this gloss does not feel sticky at all! Winning!

The only product from this kit I didn't love is the Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner in Black Velvet, it was easy to apply and it stays in place, it's just not dark enough for me. I guess that's why it's called velvet? I'm used to black eyeliner like Urban Decay Zero, so to me this one was more on the grey-ish side. Good eyeliner, just not loving the shade, but I will use it since it claims to be waterproof :)
I am wearing the eyeliner on my inner rim as well as on top of my upper lashes (over the shadow stick) and below my lower lashes (also over the shadow stick)

The Evercolor Poreless Face Defender is very unique, I don't have anything like it and I was super excited to try it. It has a balm like texture without being greasy, I used the sponge applicator provided to apply it, it worked ok for application purposes but I think I want to try applying with a brush? or a bigger sponge? The Face Defender definitely made my pores look less noticeable and gave me a matte look without looking dry. All I have on my skin is moisturizer and then the Face Defender. 
 Who has braces now? I do! I do!

Now let's talk value! From what I have found online almost all the products are full sized! 

Evercolor Poreless Face Defender in the kit is 0.41oz, the full sized one is 0.46 oz, it has a bigger/nicer sponge and it retails for $40
High Shine Liquid Lipstick (Starburst) full size, retails for $20
Volumizing Mascara full size, retails for $20
Evercolor Shadow Stick (Saddle Shimmer) full size, retails for $25
Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner (Black Velvet) full size, retails for $15 (Note: I can't find that color in the Ulta website, but there are plenty of other shades)

So there you have it, hope this review was useful, let me know if you have tried Mally products and if there are any others I should try!

Thank you for stopping by,
Fiorella :)

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