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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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