Product Spotlight: Mally Lift, Shape & Glow Matte Face Defining System in matte light

This is Mally Lift, Shape & Glow Matte Face Defining System in matte light.

The website says: This Face Defining System contains everything you need for a refined and radiant look. The palette includes a glow powder that adds soft color to your cheeks, a shaping powder to bring out bone structure, and a lifting powder that helps awaken your eyes and lend a subtle touch of lightness to your face. Matte Light kit contains a peachy apricot glow, a soft taupe shape, and a sheer light lift. Matte deep includes a deep peach glow, a natural, soft sheer brown shaper, and a soft, deep toned lift.”

There was a little information pamphlet in the box, and it says: “One of the most valuable lessons that I have learned as a makeup artist is that light is your friend! There are lots of different ways to manage it, to make it work to your advantage! Some of these ways use shimmer (Shimmer, Shape and Glow from our line, for example!) and some of them do not. . . introducing Lift, Shape & Glow!!!
Lift, Shape & Glow is a three step system that helps you to manage light just like a professional makeup artist! Just like it’s ‘sister’, Shimmer, Shape & Glow, it does so many things for you to help you to look even more gorgeous, but without one ounce of shimmer, if that is the look that you prefer!
First, you take the Light powder and apply that with the white end of the double-ended brush. Put this anywhere you want to LIFT. . . especially your cheekbones, brow-bones.
Then, you take the shape powder with the black end of the double-ended brush. Suck your cheeks in and make the “fish-face” and apply that lightly pigmented powder right in the hollow of your cheeks. Remember, this is not a 1986 contour, it’s just a soft shadow that just makes you look like you lost five pounds and we all love that!!! I also like to take this powder and apply it right on your jaw line. . . this helps to define the face and help get rid of those sort of “jowly” thing that tends to happen as we get a bit older. . . ahh gravity! Just start right at the back of your ear and come all the way around your jaw line to your chin. . . instant lift!
Finally, take that gorgois, natural blush and put it right on the apple of your cheek (You find your apples by smiling in the mirror, and they will appear!). Use the big blush brush and apply this color in a circular motion on the apples end blending up. I like to call this the “Cinnamon Bun” method. . . start little in the middle and then make your circles bigger as you blend! And, Voila! You are gorgeously shaped, lifter, and blushing. . . and not a drop of shimmer to be seen!!!


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-from left to right: lift, shape, glow


-from left to right: lift, shape, glow

First Impressions: I thought this was a very unique product. You often get blush and bronzer duos, but this is a trio and it’s meant to do so much more than blush and bronzers do by themselves. I think that the price for this is very decent, and I was excited to use this as this was genuinely a unique product, unlike any of the normal products I come across.

Packaging: So, this originally comes in a long pink box (see pictures above). The actual product is a long (length-wise) product that reminds me of smaller-sized palettes. The packaging is plain, it’s a metal-type thing that feels sturdy, but it is also very light. There is mirror the length of the palette in the lid (see pictures above). The products themselves are each a bit larger than a quarter, and the inside of the palette is made to look like snakeskin. These do have a bit of a unique aspect about them:

I honestly don’t know why these come out of here, but I tried this on some of my other Mally products (like a pressed powder and a blush), and they come out too. They do sell refills on their website, so I have to assume that it’s so you can buy the refills, but I think that it’s so cute!

Scent: If you smell a lot of products like I do for my reviews, you just kind of know what all of the pressed powder products smell like since they all have the same generic smell. That’s what this one smells like, too.

Color/Pigmentation: I think the colors in this are gorgeous, and as for the pigmentation? It’s good, but not the quality I would expect for like, eyeshadows. . .But, for what these actually are (since they aren’t eyeshadows), these are nicely pigmented for what they need to do.

Staying Power:
I’m gonna say the same thing about this as every other “pressed powder” product that I review (for the most part), this does last all day (or for as much of the day as I wear my makeup for). :)

Details On Mine: Mine is a PR sample (though that doesn’t alter my opinion or this review in any way). This is the full-size, 0.4 OZ. And I probably wouldn’t repurchase this, just because I hate repurchasing things (and I have a feeling that this is gonna take FOREVER to get through). I would like to try out the shimmer one, though.

Directions/How I Use It: (From the website:) “One of the most valuable lessons that I have learned as a makeup artist is that light is your friend! There are lots of different ways to manage it, to make it work to your advantage Some of these ways use shimmer (Shimmer, Shape, and Glow from our line, for example!) and some of then do not. . . introducing, Lift, Shape & Glow!!! Lift, Shape & Glow is a three step system that helps you to manage light just like a professional makeup artist! Just like it’s a “sister”, Shimmer, Shape, & Glow, it does so many things for you to help you to look even more gorgeous, but without one ounce of shimmer, if that is the look that you prefer! First, you take the light powder and apply that with the white end of the double-ended brush. Put this anywhere you want to LIFT. . . especially your cheekbones, browbones.Then, you take the shape powder with the black end of the double-ended brush. Suck your cheeks in and make the “fish-face” and apply that lightly pigmented powder right to the hollow of your cheeks. Remember, this is not a 1986 contour, it’s just a soft shadow that just makes you look like you lost five pounds and we all love that!!! I also like to take this powder and apply it right on your jaw line. . . this helps to define the face and help get rid of those sort of “jowly” thing that tends to happen as we get a bit older. . . ahh gravity! Just start right at the back of your ear and come all the way around your jaw line to your chin. . . instant lift!Finally, take the gorgois, natural blush and put it right on the apple of your cheek. (You find your apples by smiling in the mirror, and they will appear!) Use the big blush brush and apply this color in a circular motion on the apples end blending up. I like to call this the “Cinnamon Bun” method. . . start little in the middle and then make your circles bigger as you blend! And, Voila! You are gorgeously shaped, lifted, and blushing. . . and not a drop of shimmer to be seen!!!”

Price/Availability: This is available here for $20.00 USD/0.4 OZ.

Other Shades: matte light, matte deep.

Ingredients:

Lift Ingredients:

Talc, Trycaprylin, Polyethylene, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Laureth-4, Lanolin, Beeswax, Isopropyl Isostearate, Methylparaben, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Propylparaben, Tocopherol, Butylparaben, Ascorbyl Palmitate.

May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Carmine (CI 75470), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).

Shape / Glow Ingredients:

Talc, Methicone, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Methylparaben, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Propylparaben, Tocopherol, Butylparaben, Ascorbyl Palmitate.

May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Silica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

 

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