Mally Beauty Liquid Light Eye Brightener Review and Swatches

Wow, the Muse is kinda striking out lately with Mally.

Many moons ago I came across Mally Beauty Eye Brightener and decided I must have it for myself. Many more moons went by and I never indulged. Not sure why but I put off buying this for a while but recently I hauled a few Mally items from QVC and decided, “meh let me add the eye brightener in my cart…”

The idea behind the product and the product itself is interesting to say the least but sadly it fails to leave up to what I expected.

Read ahead for the review.

So what is it?

Basically it’s a powder to liquid concealer or actually let me correct myself…it’s an eye brightener. Don’t expect to concealer with this as it doesn’t do that. It does however brighten your eye area up for a more refreshed, awake you.

It’s $25 bucks and probably the most I’ve ever spent on so little of a product. I’ve indulged in alot of high end cosmetics, skincare, etc…but never have I ever splurged on such a small amount of product. The actual size is 0.18oz but that’s the bottle…I’m thinking there is even less than that inside.

The basic idea is you tap a small amount out of the bottle, which by the way proves impossible to do because of the poorly thought packaging, and swirl it around your palm with a fingertip and watch as the powder turns into liquid. Now, lightly tap under eyes. Presto, bright, awake eyes….yeah well not so much.

The innovative formula is a pure win. It really does go from powder to liquid as soon as you touch it. But problems follow close behind….

First problem arises while tapping that small amount out. Although the bottle has a small spout it still manages to spill a whole lot of powder into your palm which could be seen as waste. No worries about that though as you actually need a WHOLE lot of powder as it’s not pigmented nearly enough to really brighten anything up. If you use say half the bottle you might come out looking fresh but using a small amount will do little to nothing particularly if you need a whole lot of brightening for dark circles and other under eye woes.

The formula is interesting as I mentioned considering it goes from powder to liquid. However, the liquid version proves to be difficult to “pat” on. If you pat on incorrectly it’ll crease and cake up in fine lines and if you rub too hard it’ll pill.

Overall, the idea is interesting, fresh, and exciting. However, the formula, packaging, and size need a whole lot of work. $25 for a tiny amount of powder is absurd and I’m shocked as Mally normally delivers alot of bang for your buckage. I truly adore the idea but it needs a whole lot of work for me to even consider dishing out again.

All in all a rather big waste of money.

No likey.

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  • 10/6/09 1:38 BeautyBitch:

    I don’t really see what the advantage to having a powder to liqud would be? After all it doesn’t ease blending or application. Looks like a pointless gimmick!

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    • 10/7/09 13:44 the Muse:

      it was awful bora yak! Kinda disappointed as normally her concealer products are awesome :(

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  • 2/7/10 19:52 sTEPHANIE:

    THanks for this review! I”ve been eyeing the “eye bright” from Benefit.
    I love love their high beam product.

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    • 2/11/10 22:44 the Muse:

      my pleasure stephanie :-D you’ll like eye bright! Quite good!

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