May 7, 2013

Mark Exotic Beauty Face Mosaics Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Mark Exotic Beauty Face Mosaics Spring 2013

Mark Exotic Beauty Face Mosaics ($16) is a new gorgeous highlighter launched with the Mark Marrakesh Collection. At a glance I thought this shimmering powder might work as a blush as there is a gorgeous coral buried in the design….

Blush and highlighter?

Did it work?

Sadly not…damn! This is a shimmering coral, gold, and bronze combination but the lighter beige gold dominates the powder so that’s exactly what translates to skin. The palette has this pretty floral burst design with a lovely burnt coral shade on the outer edges, see it? I thought perhaps I was dealing with a ton of over spray and that coral would make a lovely blush but sadly the creamy beige gold runs straight through the palette. Mark should consider taking that gorgeous coral and making a blush of it!

This has a frosty finish with a heavier velvety texture that feels almost like a creamy powder of sorts. You have to be extra careful during application as it is easy to over do things especially if you have larger pores or drier skin as this will accentuate such areas. I suggest a moisturizing primer for drier skin prior to application and using a fan brush so you can pick up a small amount of product and dust it on the tops of your cheek bones.

It has a golden beige reflection on skin that’s quite gorgeous when applied correctly. I happen to be a little bit of a klutz applying powders like this as I have a heavy hand. But if you can refrain and get just the right dusting down I promise you’ll be quite pleased with the results especially on tanned or olive skin tones!

Mark Exotic Beauty Face Mosaics

Mark Exotic Beauty Face Mosaics Swatches

Overall, the Mark Exotic Beauty Face Mosaics is a stunning little highlighting powder that brings a beautiful glow to skin! Reserve it for that night after a day at the beach or the pool to give your newly tanned skin the perfect pop!

It’s available now at

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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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  • Helen

    I agree that the coral should be available as a blush! So pretty.

  • Alanna

    WOAH that is one of the prettiest shimmery rose golds I’ve ever seen! btw Muse, have you tried any Rouge Bunny Rouge stuff? I discovered them on beautyhabit and migrated over to their brand website too and I’m really intrigued and enchanted :3 pretty packaging, killer marketing LOL

    • the Muse

      i have alanna 😀 they have some really great stuff ;-D! def worth exploring :D!

      • Alanna

        any favs? I don’t think I’ve seen you review any, if you ever have a chance to I would LOVE to hear your thoughts <3 I think I'm especially tempted by the liquid foundation, the powders, and the fragrance, but I seriously wantwantwant everything~

          • Alanna

            oh oops I meant rouge bunny rouge still! I should have specified >_<

          • the Muse

            oh sorry! I’ve their gloss, eyeshadow, mmm not their fragrances though and I believe blush (I have a few odd pieces)…I’ll see about reviewing them 😀 give you some idea of what the products swatch like, look like, etc.!

          • Alanna

            that would be the BEST! you are just the loveliest <3