Favorite setting products – powders and sprays

Do you have products that help you finish your makeup each day? That’s what Top Ten Tuesday is about this week. There are some great products available for this job and I’ve picked the favorites that I’ve used. When I’m done I hope you’ll share some of yours with me.

I have to start with IT COSMETICS since I talk about the brand all the time. The product that I’ve used up twice is IT COSMETICS BYE BYE PORES aka Bye Bye Pores Silk HD Anti-Aging Micro-Powder. Once I discovered this powder I stopped using the drawer full I had from Laura Mercier, Kevyn Aucoin, and more. I still use those occasionally but they aren’t in my top ten! Silky soft and it does blur my pores just like it says it will.

Bye Bye Pores powder and puff

Bye Bye Pores powder and puff

Once they came out with Bye Bye Pores Airbrush Silk Pressed Anti-Aging Finishing Powder I had to buy that too.  This pressed powder is great for travel and on the go.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder

Purely Cosmetics Diamond Perfect Finish Powder is fabulous. I love this powder and am currently on my second one. Powder takes forever and a day for me to finish so the fact that I’ve gone through one and a half jars of this speaks for itself. Diamond Finish sets my makeup, blurs my pores, and gives me a beautiful finish that isn’t matte.

Purely Cosmetics Diamond Perfect Finish Powder

Purely Cosmetics Diamond Perfect Finish Powder

One more loose powder in this group: Pixi Beauty Quik Fix Powder in Translucid wins for the best packaging as well as being a great powder. This is very lightweight and invisible on my skin. It contains great ingredients like aloe vera and cucumber extract to smooth along with grape extract which acts as an antioxidant.

Pixi Quick Fix Powder in Translucid

Pixi Quick Fix Powder in Translucid

Mally Evercolor Poreless Face Defender is really a cheat since it’s not a powder or a spray but it’s a staple in my cosmetic wardrobe. It has a very unusual texture and gives a matte finish. It’s wonderful for blurring fine lines and pores. There’s no dryness like powder can give.

Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender

Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender

Now on to the sprays. Skindinavia has two sprays that I have to recommend: Makeup Primer Spray and the Makeup Finishing Spray are both wonderful. Other brands like Urban Decay sell these but they are made by Skindinavia. The Primer Spray is just like it sounds. Spray this one after your skincare is on and it helps deliver a smoother finish for your foundation. The Finishing Spray is to be applied after all your makeup is on and it helps keep your makeup in place for the day. It’s especially great for being outdoors. They even make this in Oil Control and a Bridal version.

Skindinavia The Makeup Primer Spray

Skindinavia The Makeup Primer Spray

A much less expensive version is  Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray at Walmart. This is only $6.30 compared to the $30ish prices of Skindinavia. It’s not bride proof but it’s a good way to see if a spray is for you.

Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray

Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray

When I was in the midst of hot flashes I relied on Youngblood Minerals in the Mist. I was at IMATS and I looked like someone had dropped a bucket of water on me. I was shopping at Youngblood and they recommended it in Refresh for me and it saved the trip. I carried it around with me to refresh my skin. I’ve since used it up but if I ever go through that misery again, I’d repurchase.

A few other bloggers have joined this week’s challenge. I’m interested in learning more. Are you? — Marcia


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Get triple hydration with Mally H3 Lip Gloss

Mally Beauty needs no introduction. We all know and love Mally with her bubbly personality and wonderful products. We love it even more when new products are introduced though and today we have Mally H3 Lip Glosses that are unlike any that Mally has ever introduced us to.

Mally H3 Lip Glosses

Mally H3 Lip Glosses

There are 6 total shades: Pink Daisy, Shimmering Nude, Sweet Peach, Tea Rose, Perfect Nude and Orchid Berry. All six can be found at Ulta.com for $20 each plus at QVC there’s a trio for $36. We were lucky enough to be sent 2 of these to do a Side by Side review but we think we are going to be buying more of these ASAP.

H3 stands for the triple hydration these glosses give you. “Get enviable, fierce coverage with this ultra-moisturizing high-shine gloss that is formulated with antioxidants and plenty of moisture, leaving your lips full and sparkling.”

MARCIA and her TEA ROSE H3 GLOSS

Mally H3 Gloss in Tea Rose

Mally H3 Gloss in Tea Rose

Tea Rose is such a Marcia color. I’m crazy about Tea Rose. What makes me even happier though is that Mally’s new H3 glosses feel so different from other glosses. Their triple hydration makes them feel so soft and moisturized. In general I’m not a lip gloss person like my partner Lisa. She looks so fabulous in glosses and loves them to pieces. I prefer a lipstick or liquid lipstick. But Mally has taken that bias away with this gloss.

Tea Rose in artificial light

Tea Rose in artificial light

Tea Rose indirect sunlight

Tea Rose indirect sunlight

Tea Rose is the perfect pinky peach with a small amount of sparkle to it that can’t be felt but that brings my lips to life. This is the shade that I always seek when shopping. This H3 gloss isn’t sticky at all. Even though Tea Rose is a fairly light shade, it imparts plenty of color and I can wear it alone or with a lipliner. I have to thank Mally for bringing out this new formula and ask her to create more “gorgois” shades.

Mally H3 Gloss in Tea Rose

Mally H3 Gloss in Tea Rose

LISA and her BERRY ORCHID H3 GLOSS

I definitely am a lip gloss person…I always need lots of slip on my lips. If my lips feel dry I get very antsy…in fact, I don’t even care if it’s rude, I put my lip gloss any time, anywhere because the alternative drives me batty. Most of my lip glosses are in the berry family so I had a feeling I was going to be happy with the Berry Orchid shade.

Mally Berry Orchid H3 Gloss

Mally Berry Orchid H3 Gloss

Mally Berry Orchid H3 Gloss

Mally Berry Orchid H3 Gloss

Berry Orchid is actually much deeper than I expected from the bottle. It has a slight shimmer that’s very pretty. My only issue with this gloss is the doe foot wand applies too much gloss for my thin lips. If I’m not careful, I find lots of gloss in the corners of my mouth – which is not a good look. So I’m careful to kind of scrape the doe foot along the side of the container as I pull it out, which solves the ‘corner gloss’ problem.

Mally Berry Orchid H3 Gloss

Mally Berry Orchid H3 Gloss

Mally H3 Gloss lives up to the triple hydrating, giving me soft and hydrated lips. The wear time is normal for a non-sticky gloss. While it would be awesome if it lasted longer, I still love this gloss and wear it all the time.  Nicely done Mally!

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Adding to your concealer wardrobe with Mally Beauty

Have you heard the term “concealer wardrobe”? It’s part of the new lingo that beauty buffs are using in describing beauty techniques. A concealer wardrobe is just like your clothes wardrobe but it is all about concealers and correctors. Just like you don’t usually wear the same undergarments every day, you shouldn’t necessarily wear the same products under your foundation. Part of a concealer wardrobe is knowing the best product for the job. Concealers are not a “one size fits all” type of beauty product.

Beauty Info Zone was happy when Mally Beauty shared an amazing concealer with us so that we can show you what’s been added to our concealer wardrobes and what we like about these babies.

MARCIA and MALLY BEAUTY DARK CIRCLE CORRECTOR in LIGHTER

The Dark Circle Corrector is available on QVC as a set of two for $30.  You can find it HERE.

Mally Dark Circle Corrector in Lighter

Mally Dark Circle Corrector in Lighter

The Dark Circle Corrector in Lighter is like a magic wand for me. It has an applicator that’s like a shower head, twist and the concealer/corrector squiggles out. I love that I can control the amount that I need.

Mally Dark Circle Corrector in Lighter

Mally Dark Circle Corrector in Lighter

Here’s how I cocktail this: I start with a peach cream corrector shade under my eyes similar in shade to Mally Beauty Cancellation Concealer. Once that’s blended I then apply Dark Circle Corrector in Lighter as seen below.

Mally Dark Circle Corrector in Lighter application method

Mally Dark Circle Corrector in Lighter application method

Blend that with a concealer brush or a the skinny tip of a Beauty Blender and I’m concealed for the day. It’s amazing how great this combination works to cover my dark circles.

Mally Dark Circle Corrector in Lighter blended

Mally Dark Circle Corrector in Lighter blended

From what I’ve read this was formulated with a special brightening pigment that helps disguise colors like red, blue, purple or darkness under your eyes. It brightens your undereye area so that nothing plagues your look. I’m thrilled to have this addition to my concealer wardrobe.

LISA’S SIDE

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia…as usual you are RIGHT!!!!!!! I love this concealer too – it is freaking amazing. In fact it has become my favorite concealer ever. I even brought it to work one day to show my coworkers.

Mally Dark Circle Corrector

Mally Dark Circle Corrector

I have very dark under eye circles so I tend to gravitate toward heavy concealers. I need lots of coverage and lots of light reflection, otherwise I look perpetually tired. I thought the Mally Dark Circle Corrector was not going to have enough coverage since it’s a very lightweight cream, but it totally surprised me.

Mally Dark Circle Corrector

Mally Dark Circle Corrector

FOD with the Mally Dark Circle Corrector

FOD with the Mally Dark Circle Corrector

I dot this on underneath my eyes, and also smooth some under my eyebrows and down the center of my nose. It blends in beautifully with the Mally Foundation Brush and really covers those dark circles! I love it with the Mally Face Defender BB Cream as my foundation (I reviewed both of these HERE).

By the way, I have skin that is just shy of MEDIUM, and I use the concealer in the shade Lighter. Right now it looks like the concealer is only available in the shade Darker. I don’t know if that’s because Lighter is sold out, but I think the colors are all pretty forgiving. We hope what is available works for you, because we’d love for you to have the same great experience we have had!

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The ‘total package’ – Mally Face Defender BB Cream and Foundation Brush

Mally Face Defender BB Cream

Mally Face Defender BB Cream

I love many products from Mally Beauty, but the Face Defender BB Cream Foundation and Foundation Brush combo is definitely my favorite. In fact, just yesterday one of my coworkers asked me which foundation I would recommend for her as she transitions into winter makeup and I said, without any hesitation, Mally Face Defender BB Cream! It does everything from treating to priming to covering and the brush is truly terrific.

Mally Face Defender BB Cream in Medium Light

Mally Face Defender BB Cream in Medium Light

A great big 1.8 ounce tube of Face Defender BB Cream Foundation and the foundation brush are available as a set on QVC for $45 you can find it HERE. The tube is large enough to last until spring, especially since you only need a small amount of BB cream for great coverage.

To be perfectly honest, when I use my Face Defender BB Cream Foundation I still use a primer, a concealer, and a setting powder. I can’t help myself…playing with cosmetics is therapy for me. The beauty of Face Defender is that if you aren’t a high maintenance person, or if you have limited time and need the biggest bang for your buck, this BB cream really does do everything. It has antioxidants so it works as a treatment serum/moisturizer. It has an SPF of 15 so it works as sun protection. It’s full coverage enough so most people won’t need a concealer and it doesn’t look heavy or cakey on skin. It has a beautiful, glowy finish that really only needs modest powdering throughout the day for an oily t-zone.

Mally Foundation Brush

Mally Foundation Brush

I absolutely adore the Foundation Brush, which gets second billing but is truly a star all on its own. I squeeze a tiny bit of Face Defender right onto the flat side of the brush then buff it on using a circular motion. This brush blends so beautifully that it is a must have for any brush collection.

Wearing Mally Face Defender BB Cream

Wearing Mally Face Defender BB Cream

For this photo I first applied a spritz of Skindinavia Makeup Spray Primer, then I used the Foundation Brush to apply my Face Defender. I also used Mally Dark Circle Corrector (another of my Mally obsessions!), a little face powder, and the Mally Shimmer, Shape, and Glow palette for blush and contour. There have been many days when I just used the Face Defender because I simply didn’t have time for anything else…and with a swipe of lipstick on my lips and cheeks, I certainly had everything I needed to make it through the day.

The Face Defender BB Cream Foundation comes in Fair, Light Medium Light, Medium Tan, Tan, Warm Rich, and Rich. This is my favorite BB cream foundation and I highly recommend a visit to QVC to get this set…it’s the total package.  – Lisa

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With Mally Beauty Airbrush Perfect Skin Mousse you’ll look effortlessly beautiful

Mally Effortless Airbrush Perfect Skin Mousse

Mally Beauty Effortless Airbrush Perfect Skin Mousse

Mally Roncal has the type of energetic beauty that can sell me anything. She could sell ice to Eskimos and sand to desert dwellers. Her personality totally shines through whenever you see her on TV and makes you want to buy her products in mass quantities. mally

But that’s not really enough for me or for you. The products have to match up to your standards and what Mally says about them. I was sent Mally Beauty Effortless Airbrush Perfect Skin Mousse to test out and now I am about to buy ice and sand from Mally. This foundation is that good.

Mally Beauty Effortless Airbrush Perfect Skin Mousse and Foundation Brush

Mally Beauty Effortless Airbrush Perfect Skin Mousse and Foundation Brush

While this only comes in 5 shades (Fair, Light, Medium, Tan, and Rich) on Mally Beauty, it’s available in 8 shades on QVC (the 5 mentioned plus Medium Light, Medium Tan, and Deep) ($45 for brush and foundation). I found a perfect match in Fair. I wouldn’t change one thing about the shade once it’s blended onto my face.

Mally Perfect Skin Mousse

Mally Perfect Skin Mousse

I usually shake the can of Effortless Airbrush Perfect Skin Mousse but you really don’t have to do so. This is incredibly lightweight yet gives my skin perfect coverage. I don’t use a lot to get that coverage either but I could build it up if necessary. The Mousse is “formulated with specially coated pigments that adhere to skin for impeccable long-wear with a feel that’s wonderfully light and airy”.

bubbly Mally Beauty Effortless Airbrush Perfect Skin Mousse

bubbly Mally Beauty Effortless Airbrush Perfect Skin Mousse

Mally Beauty Effortless Airbrush Perfect Skin Mousse in Fair

Mally Beauty Effortless Airbrush Perfect Skin Mousse in Fair

Mally Beauty Effortless Airbrush Perfect Skin Mousse blended to perfection

Mally Beauty Effortless Airbrush Perfect Skin Mousse blended to perfection

One way that the Mally Airbrush Perfect Skin Mousse is different is that you get wonderful hydration for your skin and you always look luminous but not shiny. Wearing it makes me feel confident about my skin.

It comes with a fabulous foundation brush that is soft yet firm. It’s the perfect accompaniment for the foundation. It helps blend it in minutes. The brush itself is a great one for your collection.

Mally Foundation Brush

Mally Foundation Brush

This is currently my most used foundation, even more than the CC Creams that I love so much. I love the coverage, the feel, the shade Fair, and the longevity of this mousse. If you haven’t tried this, it’s time. I’m sure all the Mallynistas would agree. — Marcia

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Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Isobutane, Propane, Neopentyl Glycol, Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Octldodecyl Neopentanoate, Tridecyl Stearate, Polyglycerl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Mica, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Aluminum/Magnesium Hydroxide
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Create dreamy brows with Mally Ultimate Performance Dream Brow

Mally Ultimate Performance Dream Brow 7I am always on the hunt for great brow products, and the Mally Beauty Ultimate Performance Dream Brow with Brush ($26) is a fabulous option for creating groomed yet natural looking brows.

Mally Ultimate Performance Dream Brow

Mally Ultimate Performance Dream Brow

dual-ended brow brush and brow gel

dual-ended brow brush and brow gel

Mally Beauty sent us this set that can found on QVC.  Included is a dual-ended brow brush and a gel brow filler.  What makes this special is the gel brow filler.  Instead of the typical flat color that can make brows look unnatural, this has some illumination to it which creates depth.  The result?  A more natural looking brow that beautifully frames the eyes and balances out features.

Spoolie end of brush

Spoolie end of brush

Brow bristle end of brush

Brow bristle end of brush

Mally Beauty Brow Gel

Mally Beauty Brow Gel

swatch of Brow Gel

swatch of Medium Brown Brow Gel

The gel also makes brow hair slightly thicker and provides hold so brows stay in place all day.  I find that the best technique is to first brush brows upward using the spoolie end of the brush.  Next, I dip the angled brush in the brow gel around the edges of the pot – that gives the gel a longer shelf life and keeps it from drying out.  Then, I just brush the gel onto my brows using upward strokes.  I finish with a final upward swipe of the spoolie, and my brows are set for the day.

I use shade Medium Brown, but other shades available include Taupe, Sable, blonde, auburn, and gray.

If you are in the market for a great brow set that creates natural looking brows that stay in place all day, this is the set for you!  – Lisa

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Three Mally Beauty favorites: Evercolor Starlight Eyeliner in Deep Violet, Volumizing Mascara, and Liquid Lipstick in Party Girl Pink

Watching QVC is definitely addicting, especially when Mally Beauty is featured.  Mally sends the BIZ quite a few products to try, and here are three of my favorites that I love to use together for a polished, pretty look.

Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight Eyeliner in Deep Violet

Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight Eyeliner in Deep Violet

Mally Evercolor Starlight Eyeliner in Deep Violet

Mally Evercolor Starlight Eyeliner in Deep Violet

1.  Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner in Deep Violet ($15)

Deep Violet is a fabulous color.  It’s not as harsh as black, and a little more exciting than brown.  The eyeliner pencil has a creamy texture that glides on and smudges out for a smoky look.  Then it sets and stays in place all day.  It doesn’t last the whole day on the waterline, but it lasts as long as any other pencil eyeliner I have.  Deep Violet goes with so many colors I reach for it more than any other pencil eyeliner I have…in fact I will need to replace this soon!

Mally Volumizing Mascara

Mally Volumizing Mascara

Mally Volumizing Mascara

Mally Volumizing Mascara

2.  Volumizing Mascara in Black ($20)

Volumizing Mascara is a terrific mascara that definitely gives my lashes tons of volume and drama.  I use two coats for day, three coats for even more drama.  This is a wet mascara so I have to be careful until it dries, otherwise I end up dots on my upper lids because it makes my lashes so long and full.  Once it’s dry, it is perfect – no clumps, flakes, or smudging.

Mally High Shine Liquid Lipstick in Party Girl Pink

Mally High Shine Liquid Lipstick in Party Girl Pink

Swatches of Mally High Shine Liquid Lipstick in Party Girl Pink and Evercolor Starlight Eyeliner in Deep Violet

Swatches of Mally High Shine Liquid Lipstick in Party Girl Pink and Evercolor Starlight Eyeliner in Deep Violet

3.  High Shine Liquid Lipstick Pen in Party Girl Pink ($20)

The High-Shine Liquid Lipstick Pen is a wonderfully creamy, emollient lipstick/lip gloss hybrid that is exceptionally glossy.  The texture is velvet smooth, and Party Girl Pink is a stunning peachy/pink shimmer.  Party Girl Pink is one of my most favorite lip colors, and I love it paired with Deep Violet Eyeliner and the Volumizing Mascara.

Wearing my trio of favorite Mally products:  Deep Violet Eyeliner, Volume Mascara, and Party Girl Pink High Shine Liquid Lipstick

Wearing my trio of favorite Mally products: Deep Violet Eyeliner, Volume Mascara, and Party Girl Pink High Shine Liquid Lipstick

Mally Beauty has a huge amount of winning products and gorgeous colors on both QVC and the Mally Beauty website.  I’ve shared my three favorites, now tell me, what are yours?  – Lisa

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