Summer Makeup Ideas Part 2 — Sexy Eyes

Dramatic eye makeup seems to always be in.  Whether you wish to rock a smokey eye during summer nights or apply waterproof eyeliner and mascara for days at the pool or lake, having the perfect eye makeup is key.

Start of with a shimmery shadow:

essence 3D duo eyeshadow
essence 3D duo eyeshadow
3D duo eyeshadow ($3.49 USD)  — The ultra-light yet high-coverage formula creates a cool finish with a 3D effect – from satin to metallic to shimmering.  Six duo eyeshadows, each with two perfectly aligned shades, create a multi-dimensional eye look for the perfect spring look. The shades left to right are Irresistable First Love, Irresistable Mermaid Kiss, Irresistable Purr-ple, Irresistable Caramel Cream, Irresistable Chocolates, and Irresistable Smoky Eye.
essence Night Club Eyeshadow Palette
essence Night Club Eyeshadow Palette

essence Night Club Eyeshadow Palette ($4.49 USD) — Party time! These two eyeshadow palettes offer ultimate glamour and are sure to fit into even the tiniest party clutch. Eight eyeshadow colors with a powdery texture and various finishing effects create expressive “night-on-the-town” eye make-up styles. Available in two color palettes with an optimized brush and sponge applicator.  The palettes are Dance Til Dawn and Already Midnight.

Available at

Rimmel London Glam’Eyes HD Eyeshadows
Rimmel London Glam’Eyes HD Eyeshadows
Glam’Eyes HD Eyeshadows ($5.99 USD): Add depth with this unique 4-shade palette with multi-reflective pigments that look perfect under any light. The velvety, creamy formula blends effortlessly for up to ten hours of wear. Available in 8 shades. Above is Green Park, Also available in Purple Reign, Black Cab, English Oak, English Rose, Royal Blue, Heart of Gold, and True Union Jack.
Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner
Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner

ScandalEyes Eye Shadow Sticks ($4.49 each): Sweep on high impact color with a precision tip applicator that helps this ultra-soft shadow stick glide on for a shiny and luminous finish. Available in 9 shades: Gossip Green, Paranoid Purple,  Guilty Grey, Whiteness White, Bulletproof Beige, Bad Girl Bronze, Tempting Turquoise, Blackmail, and Blamed Blue.

Learn more at www.rimmelondon.con and available at mass market retailers eveywhere.

MAKE Glitter Eyeshadow in Alabaster
MAKE Glitter Eyeshadow in Alabaster

MAKE Glitter Eyeshadow ($18 USD) Not tested on animals, cruelty-free, vegan, paraben-free, hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, mineral-oil-free, oil-free. in two shades, Alabaster, a warm white with a peach undertone. Quartz: An icy white with a silver undertone.

Waterproof Eye Makeup:

essence stays no matter what waterproof eye pencil
essence stays no matter what waterproof collection
essence STAYS no matter what Collection
With a party-proof claim, these products are sure to keep you looking your best all night long!
  • •    stays no matter what waterproof eye pencil ($1.99)
  • •    stays no matter what 24h waterproof eyeliner pen ($3.29)
  • •    stays no matter what 24h waterproof volume mascara ($4.99)

Available at mass market retailers near you.

Rimmel London ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner
Rimmel London ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner

Rimmel London ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner ($4.49 USD) — Start by lining and defining eyes with shocking color that lasts. This ultra smooth and creamy formula glides on easily, and the waterproof, sweat-proof, and smudge-proof liner is even safe for sensitive eyes. Available in 10 shades: Purple, Black, Taupe, Sparkling Black, Brown Nude, Deep Blue, Turquoise, Light Blue, and Silver.




Mally My Favorite Things Giveaway!

Mally My Favorite Things

Hi Ladies!  Want to win some fab makeup from Mally?  I first posted about this in December — here is the link:

I have recently received the products and an image so you can see exactly what you could win.  Here are the details:

  • 0.06 oz Evercolor Shadow Stick in Twilight (taupe)
  • 0.06 oz Evercolor Shadow Stick in Purple Rain (purple)–new and exclusive to QVC until 3/12/12!
  • 0.06 oz Evercolor Shadow Stick in Firework (rose)–new and exclusive to QVC until 3/12/12!
  • 0.01 oz Evercolor Waterproof Automatic Eyeliner in Onyx (black)
  • 0.01 oz Evercolor Waterproof Automatic Eyeliner in Tiger’s Eye (brown)–new and exclusive to QVC until 3/12/12!
  • 0.01 oz Evercolor Waterproof Automatic Eyeliner in Fierce Forest (green)–new and exclusive to QVC until 3/12/12!
  • Three 0.39 fl oz Volumizing Mascaras in Black
  • 0.12 oz High Shine Liquid Lipstick in Fuzzy Navel (peach-pink)–new and exclusive to QVC until 3/12/12!
  • 0.12 oz High Shine Liquid Lipstick in Orchid (berry-pink)–new and exclusive to QVC until 3/12/12!
  • 0.12 oz High Shine Liquid Lipstick in Mally’s Baby (pink)
  • Three small gift bags
  • Three pieces of gift tissue

I have decided to split this up and give it away to THREE lucky winners!  To win, please be from the United States or Canada, and leave me a comment.  Once I announce the winners, I will ask you your first and second choices for the shades of Shadow Stick, Eyeliner and High Shine Liquid Lipstick.  I will make a little goodie bag and include one of each of those, plus a fabulous mascara.

I have tried all of these products and I LOVE them.  The mascara is one of my all time faves (like Mally)!  It gives length and fullness and is SO black.  I have black lashes and this even darkens them.

The lip color is also one of my favorites.  It is super shiny and moisturizing, not sticky at all.  It is a combo lipstick (for coverage) and gloss (for shine).

The liner and eyeshadow last all day.  Mally calls it “bulletproof”, and the shades are beautiful.

If you have already entered, I will include your entry and I will draw next Friday, January 20, 2012.  Good luck!

You can learn more and purchase this on  This would make great Valentine’s or Mother’s Day gifts for the fab ladies in your life!

Beyonce Wears Mally Cosmetics on 20/20. Win her look!

If you didn’t catch 20/20 on Friday, December 2nd,we have the lowdown for you! Superstar mogul and fashion and beauty icon, Beyoncé, was a guest of Katie Couric and it was hard not to notice her glowing skin and flawless makeup! Here’s a chance to get tips to re-create Beyoncé’s glowing look (not just her pregnancy glow) from famed makeup artist Mally Roncal, who worked with her for this very exclusive interview. Mally share’s her inside tricks on how to steal this look:

−       Start by using my concealer to brighten under the eyes or any other place that needs help.

−       Next, use my subtle highlighter and contour powder to really bring out your inner beauty! The highlighter lifts the face and even illuminates the eye area. The contour powder instantly makes you look like you lost five pounds.

−       For eyes, I opted for my creamy, shimmery eye shadow, bulletproof Eyeliner and my secret: Volumizing Mascara.

−       To create glossy, Beyoncé worthy lips, I used my High Shine Liquid Lipstick.

−       This look is great for any skin tone and any age!

These essentials can be found in Mally’s “My Favorite Things Collection”. This kit contains all the Mally products used on Beyoncé, and will debut on December 9th for $59.50 on QVC.

And yes– You can WIN this collection!  I will be giving away a Mally My Favorite Things Collection.  To win, please place comment anywhere on my blog stating that you want to win Beyonce’s look.  I will select one winner and announce who it is in a week or two.  Check out my blog in the next couple of days and I will have a photo of the kit so you can see exactly what you can win (it is not for sale until tomorrow).

Good luck and take it from me, Mally’s cosmetics are beautiful and very long-wearing.  This is a kit that you will be able to wear day or night!

Fab New Products From LORAC, Tarte and CoverGirl? Eye, Eye!

Dramatic eyes are my favorite makeup statement this fall.  I love shimmery shadows and intense eyeliner.  I always feel like I can get away with more makeup once the days start getting shorter — and making my eyes stand out is a step that I don’t like to skip.

LORAC Ooh La Lace Baked Shimmer & Matte Eye Shadow Palette  ($36.00 USD — $114 Value )  Seduce with sexy, sultry, smoky eyes created  with Baked Shimmer and Matte Eye Shadows in six smoldering colors. From the red  carpet to between the sheets, this palette will give you big, beautiful bedroom  eyes for all of your intimate moments.

This set contains:
– 6  x Eye Shadows in Lust (cream with shimmer), Smolder (matte gray), Risqué (matte black), Stunner (light bronze with shimmer), Knockout (bronze with shimmer), Racy (matte brown).

What I think:  This versatility of this neutral kit is amazing.  You can do a soft, daytime eye with the Stunner and Knockout, or do a smoky eye with the Smolder and Risque.  I like to use the Lust all over my lid and line my eyes with Risque or Racy, then I can do a darker lip.  Drama!  Visit,  Sephora stores,, Ulta stores,

CoverGirl Intense ShadowBlast Eyeshadow ($7.99 USD) — Our innovative formula of rich eyeshadow with built-in primer gives you intense crease-proof color that last for hours. Intense Shadowblast is rich color that stays! Built-in Primer + Rich Shadow. Water-proof. Precision applicator tip.

What I think:  Beautiful colors, lasts a long time and so affordable. There are 6 Shades available:  Beige Blaze, Platinum Pop, Forever Pink, Extreme Green, Brown Bling and Blue Bomb.  I love the Extreme Green, which is crazy because I go for neutrals or purple shades, but this green has a gold cast to it that is so wearable. You can purchase these at drugstores and mass market stores.  Learn more at

tarte smolderEYES Amazonian clay waterproof eye liner ($25.00 USD) –This waterproof liner creates smoldering, sexy eyes that won’t budge, letting you go from simple to sultry in an instant. Create a crisp liner look by gliding along the upper and lower lash line or use the built-in smudger to soften. For a sultry, smoky eye, use the liner as a shadow by applying a thicker line along upper lashes and blending toward the crease. No matter how you wear this versatile liner, Amazonian clay works to nourish lids, reduce surface oil, and improve overall texture for easy application and better wear. Once you apply, this liner will lock down to a completely waterproof finish for guaranteed longer wear. The rich, pure pigments are boosted by Amazonian clay for truer, bolder color with each application.

What I think: This is one of the most versatile eye pencils I own. The liner is thin enough for a great day look — or smoke it out with the spongy end or use it all over the eyelid for an evening out look.  Colors available are Bronze, Brown, Charcoal, Fig, Golden Black, Navy, Olive and Plum.  Available at Sephora,, Ulta,, QVC, and

tarte MultiplEYE™ Lash Enhancing Liquid Liner  ($22.00 USD) — This bold liquid liner helps you achieve defined eyes and enhanced lashes with a  precision application tip. Deeply pigmented, this formula glides on smooth to  frame eyes while delivering tarte’s lash-nourishing HydroPlant™ peptide. The results speak for themselves: 80% of subjects agree their eyes appear more  defined instantly after using multiplEYE™ lash enhancing liquid liner. Its flow-through applicator allows for expert control to create a thick or thin line  without dragging, tugging, or skipping.

What I think: This very black liner is glamour in pen! It’s easy to use and to make a great cat’s eye or rim the whole eye. Perfect for ladies who like drama! Available at Sephora,, Ulta,, QVC, and

Fall 2011 Makeup Guide Part One — The Eyes Have It!

Yay for Fall eye makeup!  I always look forward to this time of year because I love the dramatic colors — plums, forest greens, midnight blues, chocolate browns.  I feel like a kid and the bold liners, shadows and mascara are my coloring tools!

Smashbox, Josie Maran, Make Up For Ever and Sue Devitt are introducing Fall 2011 collections that include a dramatic eye and soft cheeks and lips. I have tried at least one eye product from each collection and I have found that beside the beautiful jewel tones, many of the products have really cool features like being long-wearing.

Here is a little description of each collection and a product that I have tried from each:

Smashbox’s Fall 2011 color story is a celebration of the studio’s heritage. It’s about the magic of capturing the perfect close-up—the moment when you see that impeccable shot of a beautiful girl and everything just clicks.

Smashbox Girls On Film Cream Eye Liner & Travel Brush ($28.00 USD) — Create the perfect frame for eyes with this cult-favorite liner that provides totally customizable eye definition. Wait 60 seconds for it to dry or immediately smudge with shadow for extra intensity. Apply it with the included travel brush for perfectly defined eyes in a flash. Cream Eye Liner can also be used as a long-wearing cream shadow for a sexy smoky look.

What I think: This is available in two shades: Blacklight (black with blue pearl) and Sepia (midnight brown with gold pearl).  I have the Blacklight and love how the color easily lays down and the fact that the blue pearl is not too noticeable, so it can be used day or night. And it is very long-wearing.  Visit or to purchase.

Josie Maran’s Fall 2011 Collection contains three Argan-rich products — A 4 eyeshadow and 1 eyeliner compact, a serum foundation and the eye makeup pen described below.

Josie Maran The Rapid Eye Makeup Pen (REM) ($32.00 USD)  features long-wearing Argan gel eyeliner on one end and a mini liner brush on the other. The middle houses a perfectly coordinated Argan eye shadow in a spring-loaded sponge tip applicator for single stroke eye definition. Infused with Josie’s signature ingredient, Argan Oil.

What I think:  This is a perfect for a dramatic on-the-go eye look. The shadow easily applies with the sponge and the eye liner brush dips in the liner for a great thick line.  Perfect for a cat’s eye look.  This is available in 6 color combinations.  I’ve tried the Black liner/Amethyst shadow and love the look. Visit or to purchase.

MAKE UP FOR EVER introduces Smoky Couleur, a new collection of eye make up essentials inspired by the rich, jewel tone fabrics seen on the fall 2011 runways. This vibrant new take on an all-time classic provides a number of different ways to wear the eye-catching look and adapt it to every mood, occasion and outfit.

The Smoky Couleur collection includes a limited edition Smoky Eye Shadow Palette, four new shades of dramatic
Smoky Lash mascara and three new ultra-creamy Khol Pencils — all in an array of bold, yet wearable colors.

New Smoky Lash Couleur ($22.00 USD) — The ultimate mascara for volume, length and curl is now available in four new hues. Boasting the same lash boosting formula and unique elastomer fiber brush as the original best seller, Smoky Lash Couleur delivers a dramatic faux lash effect in seconds. Each new shade is extremely concentrated with brown, green, blue and plum pigments so the mascara instantly coats the lashes with intense color.

What I think:  Very cool mascara that is extremely volumizing and really colors lashes, even dark ones like mine!  I have the Dark Blue and the Pearly Deep Blue Khol pencil.  They work great together for an intense shot of color or mix them up. Fun! Purchase at or

Sue Devitt’s Nordic Trek, inspired by Iceland A new Eye Palette in muted tones of Deep Moss Shimmer, Glacial Aqua, Arctic Blue, and Nordic Nude was inspired by the deep blue sky meeting the mossy earth and ice along the horizon. And a new Defining Eyeliner in three pigment rich, long lasting, waterproof shades- rich black, chocolate brown and silver-glides on to give an edge to a softer palette. The collection of Color Luxury Lipsticks echoes the colors of the autumn flowers of the lowlands.

Sue Devitt Defining Eyeliner ($20.00 USD) Inspired by our star product—Eye Intensifier Pencil—NEW Defining Eyeliner is an ultra thin, twist-up pencil designed to create a precise line in vibrant colors for an intense look. Its unique formulation hydrates while defining, glides on smoothly in a soft, velvety texture, while locking in color that is long-wearing, transfer resistant, water resistant and smudge proof. Hyaluronic Filling Spheres and Nylon-12 lock in moisture, and expand and contact with facial expressions without creasing. No sharpener required.

What I think:  I love this in the chocolate brown.  It is a deep color and is a nice change from black for daytime.  It glides on smoothly, and doesn’t need to be sharpenend. This liner lasts a long time, too.  Visit to purchase.

Whatever you choose to try, I think you will enjoy your Fall look!

Does Your Makeup Fade Easily? Try Mally’s Bulletproof Beauty!

Celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal creates beautiful cosmetics that enhance a women’s beauty while lasting all day. This is perfect for all of us busy women, whether we are spouses, mothers, hold full-time jobs, make time for hobbies (like beauty blogging) or a combo of these. It is wonderful to try a line that includes wearable shades that won’t fall down my face at noon! Lately, I have tried the following fabulous products:
Mally Beauty 24/7 Professional Blush System ($35.00 QVC) This 24/7 blush is made using two new technologies that activate one another for long-lasting results. It gives a beautiful, natural blush that lasts with a cream and a powder blush that you layer for an all day glow. Together, these two products create the perfect bond, locking in a long-wearing, fresh, dewy color that won’t budge.


  • 0.26 oz blush compact
  • Dual-ended brush

Mally Evercolor Long-Wear Shadow Stick Duo ($31.92 QVC) —  These shadow sticks in beautiful shades bring out the white in your eyes and catch highlights when you bat your lashes. The bulletproof formula glides on, sets, and wears for hours–all you need are these sticks and a finger to smudge and soften. I love the shimmer and the fact that they only come off when you take them off! So pretty! 


  • Includes two 0.06 oz Evercolor shadow sticks — the colors combinations are:
  • Foxy: includes Rosy Taupe and Saddle Shimmer, both brown shades
  • Starlet: includes Dusk, a shimmery rose and Platinum, a metallic shimmer
  • Showstopper: includes Plum, a deep purple and Champagne, a shimmery beige

Mally “Rise & Shine” Long Wear 9-pc Brightening Collection ($67.00 QVC) —  The best of Mally’s high-performance products in a total face collection that helps you refresh and recharge your looks–so you feel your best.


  • 0.3 fl oz Cancellation Conditioning Concealer in Fair, Light, Medium, Tan, or Rich
  • 0.18 oz Rise & Shine eye shadow duo with eye shadow brush in Coffee and Mocha
  • 0.13 oz Rise & Shine brightening blush
  • 0.39 fl oz volumizing mascara in Black
  • 0.04 oz Evercolor Starlight liner in Kona
  • 0.10 oz luminizer in Heavenly
  • 0.10 oz Highshine lip pen in Southern Peach
  • 0.044 oz Brow Beauty Brow Boost in Taupe
  • Cosmetic pouch

Some of the highlights of this collection is the Cancellation Conditioning Concealer — a long-wearing, full-coverage, SPF 25 concealer to be used under and around eyes, all over face or on body. Cover anything you want to conceal; Volumizing mascara captures Mally’s time-tested method of building incredible lashes. The formula won’t budge, but comes off with soap and water; Evercolor Starlight liner in a long-wearing deep brown called Kona, perfect to brighten and define eyes when you need performance; The Highshine lip pen creates Mally’s signature super-shiny lip by delivering a primer, lipstick, and gloss in one. The Southern Peach is a really pretty neutral

My least favorite was the eye shadow only because it both the shades are a deep brown. A lighter color would have made a more complete eye look.

Tips to used the kit: Apply concealer under eyes and on lids; dab and blend gently. Also add to any spots that need concealment. Apply luminizer with fingers on lid and cheekbones. Dust eye shadow across lids, lash line to crease. Use eye liner on top and/or bottom lash line and in inner rims for a more smoky look. Stroke on two coats of mascara on top lashes, one on bottom. Using short, feathery upward strokes, apply Brow Boost. Smile and apply blush on apples of cheeks, blending up towards cheekbones. Finish with a gorgeous glossy lip.

What is it: Mally Ultimate Performance Lipcolor System ($25.00 QVC) is the last word in glossy, full-color lip color that shines and lasts. The Lip Lacquer and Lip Liner work together to deliver a gorgeous, shiny full-color lip look that lasts and won’t travel. The Lip Liner works all over the lip to prep and grab, while the Lip Lacquer goes on ultra smooth, unbelievably shiny, and stays put.


  • 0.17 fl oz Lip Lacquer
  • 0.01 oz Lip Liner

Boost Your Eyes With CoverGirl Blast Collection

CoverGirl’s Blast line includes a variety of products to make you look bolder. Their eye collection has recently introduced some really great new additions that will really make your eyes pop! They are:

Smoky ShadowBlast ($7.99 USD) — This two-ended creamy shadow stick, can make lots of different looks.  The rounded end is the lighter color and can be used all over the lid, or a highlighter. The two different, specially contoured ends of our ShadowBlast stick make it easy to create a bold, colorful, smoky eye.

Liquiline Blast ($7.99 USD) , combines the intensity and staying power of a liquid with the ease and blendability of a waterproof pencil. It is very soft and easy to play with. You can use the liner as-is for intense definition or smoke-it-out with the built-in smudger end for a subtle, smoky look. I like to first line the eyes with the tapered end of the ShadowBlast and then do a sharper line with the Liquiline.

LashBlast Fusion ($9.99 USD) is CoverGirl’s first ever volume + length mascara! The fiberstretch formula and oversized brush claim to make every little lash bigger, fuller, longer -looking and more dramatic. And I have to agree. It separates my lashes while it lengthens and volumizes. I would love it if they made a waterproof version. That would be perfect.   

Visit to learn more and you can purchase at mass market retailers near you. Have fun!

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Forever Stay Eye Pencil

Forever Stay Eye Pencil

 Trusted cosmetic company and television makeup artist Carmindy have combined forces to creat the Sally Hansen Natural Beauty collection. I have only tried their Forever Stay Eye Pencil ($7.99 USD), but I really like it.  

The first great thing that I noticed about this eyeliner is that it glides smoothly across my lids, not tugging. This is especially important for aging skin, as pulling around the sensitive eye area only causes problems. Then second thing I noticed is that you don’t have much play time with this liner, because it dries quickly and stays on, well, forever (or at least all day)!  

 There are 5 fabulous, rich shades to complement any eye color and if you choose opposite shades to your eye color your eyes will really pop! The shades are:   

Pure Plum for Green Eyes
Chocolate Brown for Blue Eyes
Blue Indigo for Brown Eyes
Deep Jade for Hazel Eyes
Deep Black is versatile for all eye colors   

Some of Carmindy’s tips are: To use small connecting dashes across the upper lash line to create an easily lined eye, apply the pencil under your lower lashes for a thicker-looking lash line, apply one shade of liner on the top lash line and another smudged underneath for a modern look, and line the upper lash line and then trace over it with a cotton swab for a soft-looking smudge.   

Visit to learn more about these products that are available at most drugstores.