Smokey eyes the Mally Beauty way – Citychick Plum Chelsea review and swatches

Mally Beauty Citychick Smokey Eye Kit in Plum Chelsea

Have you ever heard of being a “Mallynista”? Mallynistas are the lovely ladies that are followers of Mally Beauty. I’m learning that being a Mallynista is a really good thing. I’ve bought several of her kits from QVC and am totally addicted to her Poreless Face Defender and now I think I’m going to become addicted to her Citychick Smokey Eye Kits. I have this kit in Plum Chelsea and it’s fabulous and is going to prove to be more fabulous in the fall.

Mally Beauty palette and eyeliner pencil

Plum Chelsea

Citychick Smokey Eye Kits  are made up of three eyeshadow shades and an eyeshadow primer. The eyeshadow primer is one of the best I’ve ever tried. I will be honest and when I got it I figured I’d just use my previous ones since this looks more like a concealer than a shadow primer. What a mistake that was. The shadows last so much longer and look so much better with Mally’s eyeshadow primer that I’m sold on it. I use it with other brands too because it’s that good. The colors in Plum Chelsea are so much more vibrant and last so much longer when using the primer that I’d buy this just for the primer.

Base and lightest shade

middle and darkest shades (the middle shade isn’t this pink though)

That said, I’m really enjoying the shades in Plum Chelsea. The combination that Mally picked is perfect. The first shade is a cream with just a twinkle of peach undertones, it’s recommended as a highlighter shade but looks just as good on the lid. It blends in well on my fair skin but it also looks good on its own. The second shade is a lightly shimmered purple. I love how it glistens. The third shade is a dark violet that feels creamy to the touch. I really appreciate that there’s no red to this darkest shade since no one needs rabbit eyes except rabbits. The violet is my favorite shade in the palette. It reminds me of my all time favorite purple shadow (Chantecaille’s Tanzanite).

finger swatches of shadows (truer swatches)

my favorite shade

While all three of the shadows in Plum Chelsea have some shimmer to them, there’s nothing to be afraid of. It’s not glitter and that’s an important distinction. I don’t have fallout from the shadows or the shimmer.

Charcoal eyeliner pencil

The Citychick palettes also come with an eyeliner pencil. For Plum Chelsea it’s a charcoal mechanical pencil. I always like Mally’s pencils since they apply so easily. They are creamy and glide on effortlessly. They are very easy to smudge but do end up being long lasting. This is a true charcoal shade so it’s much softer than a black would be. With Plum Chelsea there are a lot of colors though that also look good as a liner – try green for a beautiful pop of color or go with your favorite violet. You can’t go wrong.

pencil and shadows swatched, indirect light

You can find Mally products on her website, on beauty.com, and on QVC. If she has a palette like this in a kit it’s really a bargain. Right now I have my eye on a palette there called Mally City Chick Smolders that’s in brown and has the same great base.

After recently buying her Poreless Face Defender and a QVC kit I thought I was a Mallynista but I know now I’ve only dipped my toes into Mally Beauty. After writing this review I ordered Mally’s Eyeshadow Primer from beauty.com. I just couldn’t stop thinking about how great it was with my eyeshadows and didn’t want to use up the one in the palette. When you decide to become a Mallynista be sure to put a City Chick Smokey Eye Kit on your list. You’ll love it! — Marcia

*some items in review were PR samples, some bought by reviewer

Comments

  1. Wow, that purple is gorgeous, Marcia.

  2. Any purple that I can compare with the Chantecaille is a winner since that’s been my favorite for years.

  3. Wow. I love those colors, they swatched wonderfully on your fingers, and that it comes with a primer. I’m going to have to heck these out.

  4. I love her primer too and her kits.

  5. Great review…what a beautiful palette! I love all of the Mally products I have purchased…especially her mascara (which I bought late on a whim one late night while watching QVC). After having used probably 20 different mascaras, I can honestly say that her formula is the best for darkness, length and best of all, volume!

    xoxo,

    –The Beauty Professor

  6. Excellent review. I love using Mally products for my smokey eye looks. I need to get some of those purple shadows :)

  7. Thanks Antonia. I’ve just started really using Mally this year although I bought it years ago too. I love this palette and I ended up buying the eyeshadow primer from beauty.com since it’s terrific with all shadows. Her liners are so smooth too.

  8. Beauty Professor, I love this palette and even bought the eyeshadow primer last week. Her Pore Defender gets used by me every single day.

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