I recently shared a fantastic budget beauty find, the mark It Kit Color Trend Compact with you.
Now, mark has a few more new products for Spring/Summer that I know you're going to love as much as I do.
At a recent Spring preview launch event for mark cosmetics, I not only got to play with all the new products for the season, but also watched firsthand mark's celebrity makeup artist create some really pretty looks on various models using the products.
First up is the mark Glowdacious Illuminating Powder in Shimmed Up, (shown above). Not only is the design like that of a beautiful topical setting sun, but the shades work together beautifully to highlight and provide shimmer to cheek bones, brow bones. It also works well as with all the shades swirled together over blush for a pretty night time look.
Another favorite from the collection is the mark Keep It Going Longwear Eyeliner & Shadow. The color selection for spring is beautiful - Exposure and Iconic were two of my favorites that I continue to reach for.
Even better, the product is true to it's name - once applied (I used their flat eyeshadow brush) in the morning, the product did not budge - and the colors stayed looking as fresh and vibrant as they did in the morning.
The shadow and liner are creamy and easy to line the eye, and they dried very quickly. Both the shadow and liner can also be used as a base for powder shadow to intensify and enhance their colors.
I love the packaging as well - the liner and shadow in one pot, and there's an inner cap seal to protect both products, complete with a mirror for touch ups. This is truly one of marks most remarkable products.
I fell in love with this product. After getting the product flowing in the pen by clicking the bottom several times (then you will see the product coming through the middle of the brush), the gloss was creamy, smooth and the best way to describe it - soft! It felt like a creamy lipstick with gloss added in. With just a few strokes I had beautiful color, shine and great moisture.
I used the Bella shade, which is a flattering pinky-mauve color. Once this was on my lips - it also held true for hours and hours. It also smells very nice - a pleasant mint scent
As the day went on, I could really tell the tint portion of the product was working - once the gloss faded, the pinkish tint was still on my lips. It also continued to moisturize my lips and give me a healthy, natural look. Since it's a pen, this is super convenient to take for travel, the office or even for a night out for a quick touch up to keep the glossy sheen.
I hadn't expected one of my other favorite mark products to be their mark Lash Splash Hook Up Waterproof Mascara - but indeed it was!
The brush is fairly narrow and long with lots of tight, short bristles. But it was the formula which really took this to the next level for me.
I used two coats and I liked the way it flowed onto the brush smoothly, didn't clump and all, and gave me fantastic length and lushness (while still looking natural) - all while being waterproof, which is pretty impressive. The brush was able to get all my tiny lashes on top and bottom easily.
I tested this in rainy and humid weather, and it didn't move, smudge or drip at all - as a matter of fact, nothing made this come off until I actually put on eye makeup remover.
If you're looking for a new waterproof mascara or already a fan of mark's popular hook up series of products, this is one you must add to your connector! - RLB
*These products were provided courtesy of Kaplow PR for reviewing purposes.