October 5, 2009

Mally Beauty Liquid Light Eye Brightener Review and Swatches

Mally Beauty Liquid Light Eye Brightener 2

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.

Mally Beauty Liquid Light Eye Brightener 3

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.

Mally Beauty Liquid Light Eye Brightener 4

Mally Beauty Liquid Light Eye Brightener 5

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.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • 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!

    • the Muse

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


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