Trying Out Mally’s Signature Smoky Eye: Yeah, Kinda Love It

smoky eyeRecently I was trying to figure out a new product (the Mally Evercolor Poreless Face Defender), and I headed over to the Mally Beauty YouTube Channel. Once I got my answer, I started obsessively watching all of Mally’s videos. (And really, I mean as many as I could on my iPhone during my toddler’s nap!)

In her videos, you’ll notice that Mally always has the perfect smoky eye. Luckily, she has a video showing you how she does it! I decided to give it a try myself.

I don’t have any of Mally’s color cosmetics (that Perfect Palette looks like it is going on to my Christmas list!), so I grabbed a few things I already had to recreate the look.

Surprisingly enough, my closest brown (from the small images I could see in my phone) was in a Stila Palette. I only used Grace, but I labelled Heather so you’d know what it was. Tophat is definitely purple, but that’s kind of close to Plum, right?? Maybe….

I followed the directions that Mally gave, which mostly changed how I do my undereye area. Rather than just 1 light line of liner, I used both shadow colors under my eyes and then lined only on the waterline. I did line more into my tear duct as well, which isn’t something I normally do. I like how it looks, though since my eyes are a bit “wetter”, any lining I do into this area is very short lived. Even waterproof liner disappears in less than an hour!

I really like how the entire look came together. Brown and “plum” aren’t colors I would have put together, but the 2 shades I used worked well together. (Something tells me that they work even better together when you use the actual shades that Mally used!)

The Poreless Face Defender is amazing and I’ll have a full review soon. I’m never going to touch powder again!

What do you think? Have you ever tried to recreate a look from YouTube? I’ve done it in the past, but I don’t usually try to copy as closely as possible, instead I’ll watch to see how they line the eye or apply blush in a look. I really loved this look. Time to watch the rest of Mally’s videos!

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  1. Anonymous
    August 30, 2012 / 3:25 pm

    I love the look! Yes,I have tried a few of Mally's looks from her site and also another from You Tube. (Not sure if I could says whose, so I won't) But I love makeup how-to videos!

  2. August 30, 2012 / 3:31 pm

    I like this look. Very soft and feminine and a perfect work look. Also good for a day at home, I think. It looks really pretty on you!

  3. August 30, 2012 / 7:38 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this. Love that look (you look great). I adore Mally. I will have to look for some more of her videos1

  4. Anonymous
    August 30, 2012 / 11:34 pm

    I love her lip glosses, both the formula and the colors. I am not crazy about the shimmer in her products, it's not a good shimmer on me. Also some of her powder blushes and powder highlighters were not easy to blend and stiff so it's really trial and error. Mally herself is a peach, love her. Her vidoes are excellent. I like her packaging also, it's fun.

  5. August 31, 2012 / 3:18 am

    I love your smoky eye!! Yes, YouTube videos are great, and Mally is terrific!

  6. Anonymous
    September 2, 2012 / 4:32 pm

    Gorgeous! I enjoy your postings!!!

  7. September 4, 2012 / 1:20 am

    It looks really pretty! I love the Poreless Face Defender (it's an oily girl's lifesaver) and I live on YouTube. I try to recreate the looks that I see, but sometimes it's difficult because I have small eyes, and I feel like there's an unwritten rule on YT that all gurus have big, beautiful eyes, with lots of lid space to play with (in other words, try as I might, some looks just don't translate). I love when Mally is on QVC so I'm definitely going to have to check out her channel!

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