September 10, 2013

Mark On the Dot Smokey Eye Color Compact Review & Swatches

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

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So how many Mark On the Dot Palettes do we have now? Well there’s a new one! The new Mark On the Dot Smokey Eye Color Compact for the Fall 2013 season ladies and lads.

Take a peek!

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We did pastel, neutral, and even fun now it’s time for Smokey!

The Mark On the Dot Smokey Eye Color Compact takes on a smoky, sultry look for Fall!

The On the Dot Smokey Eye Color Compact is pricey at $16 ouch and smaller as the shadows are less than a dime in size but if you can get passed that this has some fun essential shades for a smoky blue or green look.

Mark On the Dot Smokey Eye Color Compact

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Mark On the Dot Smokey Eye Color Compact Swatches

Mark On the Dot Smokey Eye Color Palette Swatches

This comes in a small compact which has a tiny strip of a mirror located at the bottom of the compact. Inside you’ll find nine shades of shadows dominated by blues and silvers with some forest-y greens thrown in for good measure. They have fairly good pigmentation with a velvet-y texture that applies easily onto lids without fall out. They are a bit heavier on lids so they look cakey if you aren’t careful! I’d suggest a sponge applicator to blend it to a super soft, even finish. Color stays best and truest with primer underneath but typically fades quickly without and loses intensity within a four hour period before showing signs of creasing and fading without the aid of a primer.

I think the palette is fun and I’d likely make use out of these shades easily. Typically blue isn’t my color of choice but these definitely have appeal and aren’t so pigmented that they emphasize my dark circles. My issue is cost….$16 is a bit too high for a palette of this size. Mark continues to go higher and higher with their pricing and I’d love to have them cut down slightly. $10 would be the perfect price for this cute palette and make it utterly budget friendly.

At $16 I’m thinking borderline twenty bucks and that’s a tad high!

Cut the price and you’d have a happy girl here Mark!

Available now at www.meetmark.com

Do you have any of the On the Dot Palettes?

Thoughts on ’em?

Do share!

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

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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.

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  • Daisy

    Pigment looks amazing! The quality of shadows are definitely much better than they were in the past so $16 isn’t too bad. However; let’s talk about the $70 shoes and $60 purse Mark is selling…wen did Avon/Mark go fancy?I always think of this brand as being on the lower end of the quality scale.

  • lilith

    I have to agree that the pigment is absolutely amazing, and I’m not just saying this because I’m an Avon/Mark Rep either.