Spring for beautiful eyes with Mally and tarte

Spring beauty with tarte rainforest of the sea and Mally Evercolor shadow stick extra
Spring beauty with tarte rainforest of the sea and Mally Evercolor shadow stick extra

In the beauty world there are several ways to change your looks for spring. We can lighten up our skincare and foundation, we can bring new springy shades of lipstick into our makeup wardrobe, and we can check out the newest eye products to create a softer yet brighter eye. For this week’s Makeup Wars, I’ve chosen eye makeup since that’s what I’ll always crave. Two brands are dominating my life right now – Mally Beauty and tarte. I’ve been totally enamored with the products I’m going to show you and finding it hard to move away from them.

Mally provided for consideration, tarte is a self purchase

Mally Evercolor Shadow Stick Extra
Mally Evercolor Shadow Stick Extra

Mally Beauty has created Evercolor Shadow Stick Extra and these are out of this world. Mally’s eyeliners have always been beauty lovers favorites and now they are better than ever. You can line with them, you can use them as an eyeshadow base shade, or you can use them as your eyeshadow. Whichever way you chose you won’t be disappointed.

Mally Evercolor Shadow Stick Extra in Marina, Over the Taupe, and Storm
Mally Evercolor Shadow Stick Extra in Marina, Storm, and Over the Taupe

I have 3 of the 10 shades and am planning a trip to Ulta to check out several other of the shades. The 10 shades are Shimmering Mauve, Royal Plum, Pink Champagne, Burnished Bronze, Champagne, Autumn Shimmer, Chocolate Diamond, Marina, Storm, and Over The Taupe.

Mally (from left) Storm, Marina, Over The Taupe
Mally (from left) Storm, Marina, Over The Taupe

These apply like a breeze. They dry fast but you have enough time to work with them before they are set for the entire day. My favorite way to use these is to start on my lid with a light touch and blend, then use the same shade in the crease and blend so there aren’t harsh lines. That gives me the ombre effect that I love.

Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Stick Extra in Over the Taupe
Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Stick Extra in Over the Taupe

I don’t want to say I pick favorites but there’s something that’s just over the top about one of these. It makes a beautiful liner and smudges nicely under my eyes as well as being a great all around shade as a base or alone. Check out Ulta and Ulta.com for these beauties. I’ll be there for Champagne and Pink Champagne myself.

tarte Rainforest of the Sea eyeshadow palette
tarte Rainforest of the Sea eyeshadow palette

tarte hasn’t drawn me in for a long time. I have a lot of tarte products in my collection and I use them fairly often so most of their newer offerings didn’t grab my attention. But their limited edition Rainforest of the Sea had me at hello.

tarte Rainforest of the Sea eyeshadow palette
tarte Rainforest of the Sea eyeshadow palette

Every time I’d see this palette in a blog post or ad I’d drool over it. This has been a perfect spring palette for me because I’m feeling better in a softer eye now that winter is almost gone for good. The colors in this palette are all subdued and slightly heathery. Mermaid (gold), Seashell (pink), Wave (slate), Abyss (dark brown), Reef (copper), Starfish (bronze), Cove (tan), Sand (ivory). They don’t apply as dark as they appear in the palette.

tarte Rainforest of the Sea
tarte Rainforest of the Sea

It was hard to get good clean swatches since the shades are subtle so these are several passes over primer.tarte rainforest of the sea swatch 5Seashell, the top pink, is the shade that holds this palette together for me. I love it on my lid with Sand (ivory) on my browbone. Any of the other shades are what I chose to complement the pink.

The texture of tarte Rainforest of the Sea is one of the nicest ones that tarte has done. The shades are metallic or matte, no glitter seen here. They are very creamy to the touch and apply with minimal fallout. Rainforest of the Sea is a Sephora exclusive that I’m happy is living with me. — Marcia

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  1. Never Say Die Beauty | 28th Mar 16

    I’m very interested in everything you showed us! I heard from someone else that the Mally sticks were great, and I am intrigued by all of Tarte’s round palettes – there’s something about that shape that just speaks to me. I hope Ulta has its coupon event soon so I can pick these up!

  2. Christa @Perilously Pale | 28th Mar 16

    You girls are killing me with the Mally sticks!

  3. Kat Dinges | 28th Mar 16

    I want that Tarte palette so bad. I came close to buying it and somehow didn’t get it. It looks beautiful!

  4. Lola Seicento | 28th Mar 16

    WOW!!!!!!!! Those Mally sticks are so gorgeous! I need all three of those right now! <3

  5. Kath TheFabZilla | 28th Mar 16

    I’d love to try those Mally sticks.

  6. Renu | 28th Mar 16

    Oh, that Tarte palette looks beautiful – like a vintage compact. And the shades are so wearable.

  7. The Beauty of Life | 28th Mar 16

    I just got a couple of those Mally sticks and can’t wait to try them! I think I’m actually going to use one tonight!

  8. Kelly | 28th Mar 16

    The Mally Sticks are so much fun! They are super sheer, though! I love Storm as a liner- it’s perfect!

  9. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 28th Mar 16

    I too love the Mally e/shadow sticks. I have several of the older ones and still use them. I ordered the tarte Rainforest of the Sea palette but gave it to my contributor–damn it!!!

  10. Phyrra | 28th Mar 16

    Those Mally eyeshadow sticks are great!

  11. Bailey | 28th Mar 16

    I feel like I have more than enough neutral palettes, but I love the look of the Tarte one.

  12. Linda M | 28th Mar 16

    You can’t go wrong with these shadows. Both Mally and Tarte are quality all the way.

  13. Aleya Bamdad | 28th Mar 16

    Ooooh that Tarte palette is calling my name. I want it!

  14. Rachel Beltz | 28th Mar 16

    That Tarte palette is to die for… it looks better than the NAKED palette!

  15. Valerie C. | 28th Mar 16

    I need that Marina shadow stick! I have some of her other shades but not a blue.
    They really stay put as liners. I even use a liner brush to extend the line.

  16. Erika | 29th Mar 16

    I keep telling myself I don’t need that palette and those shadow sticks sound fab. I hear good things.

  17. Nidia - Lit From Within | 29th Mar 16

    I have a couple of Mally eyeshadow sticks – Saddle Shimmer is a fave. These look different – I wonder if they’re a reformulation? I also couldn’t resist that RotS palette. I need to play with it!

  18. Anastasia | 29th Mar 16

    Mally eyeshadow sticks are my favorite! They just won’t budge 🙂

  19. Justina | 29th Mar 16

    I have that Tarte palette but I have yet to try it.

  20. Destany | 29th Mar 16

    That Tarte palette – YES! I love those shades.

  21. Brooke @ Blushing Noir | 29th Mar 16

    These Tarte neutral palettes get me every time. They’re MADE for my heart. LOVE.

  22. Erica K | 29th Mar 16

    I recently purchased this Tarte palette and I love it! I have always loved how their palette goes with green/hazel eyes. It really makes your eyes pop. I highly recommend this palette as it is highly pigmented and lasts all day long.

    Erica K.

  23. Brittany | 29th Mar 16

    I love love loooooove Tarte’s palettes but I’m with you, they never really seem to apply as well on the skin as they LOOK in the palette. Ugh. This annoys me.

  24. Zoey | 30th Mar 16

    I have been really wanting to try the Mally sticks and everytime I see a swatch I just want them even more!

  25. Lisa Heath | 30th Mar 16

    LOVE that Tarte palette! So happy I bought it!

  26. Kristina | The Feminine Files | 30th Mar 16

    Wow, both of these look incredibly gorgeous but those eye shadow sticks are now on my list!

  27. Laura MyNewestAddiction | 31st Mar 16

    everything in this post is on my to get list

  28. Christy Peeples DuBois | 3rd Apr 16

    I am like you in that I’ve been wanting this palatte since the first time I saw it. Something about Tartes packaging I guess it is that makes me just want it but I’ve read mixed reviews on the quality of their shadows. I’m so glad to hear you say these are up to your standards therefore I know I will be purchasing this palatte. Thanks for the review.
    Also, I think this is the first time I’ve heard about Mally’d liners. I will definitely add these to my collection as well.

  29. Gabrielle | 4th Apr 16

    Those Mally colours are swoon-worthy. Tarte’s packaging, as ever, is divoon.

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