Mally Beauty Topaz Evercolor Shadow Stick review.

Mally Beauty Topaz

In keeping with the whole budge-proof eye makeup theme, I decided to branch out to another brand and sample Mally Beauty Topaz Evercolor Shadow Stick ($25 USD/1.6g).  This dazzling coppery/bronze shade was just as impressive as my other shadow sticks.  In light of this positive outcome, the only dilemma I’m now facing is what color to purchase next.   🙂  I hope you enjoy.

Mally Topaz Shadow Stick

Mally Topaz

Mally Beauty Topaz Evercolor Shadow Stick swatch unblended and blended.

  • Mally Beauty Topaz’s formula possesses the same outstanding endurance, color intensity, and creaminess as all of the other shade sticks in my collection.  For reference I own Laura Mercier Caviar Stick ($28) (reviewed here and here), Trish McEvoy 24-Hour Eyeshadow ($32) and Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow ($34).  Funny enough, each contain the same amount of product (1.6 g) and all are manufactured in Italy–perhaps from the same magical region in the same enchanted factory.  🙂

Mally Topaz

  • Other than the price, the only discernible differences between the lines is the packaging and the setting time.  Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow is more shimmery than all the others (similar Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Eye Sticks) and sets almost immediately.  Laura Mercier Caviar Stick has more concentrated pigment and sets within one minute.  Trish McEvoy 24-Hour Eyeshadow is super creamy and sets within ten seconds.
  • For all intents and purposes, these shadow sticks are made to withstand humidity and oily lids.  The lasting power of Topaz, to quote Mally herself, is indeed “Bullet-proof.”  Once Topaz sets (less than 30 seconds) it does not budge–so work fast my friends.
  • To ensure optimal performance, I religiously apply my NYX Primer (reviewed here) prior to eyeshadow application.  This method gives me over 12 hours of wear without any creasing, fading or transfer.
  • Due keep in mind, Topaz’s blendability (as with all shadow sticks) is somewhat compromised when applied over a primer, especially in the crease area.  Based on my arm swatches, which required some serious scrubbing to remove, I’m sure Topaz would perform brilliantly on its own.
  • Despite the phenomenal wear, evening removal is unbelievably effortless with my dual action makeup remover.

Mally Topaz Shadow Stick

  • This color does not contain any large shimmer particles, however the sophisticated metallic finish is evident when worn opaquely.  Topaz would look striking against all eye colors.  The complex fiery copper tones bring out the amber hues of brown eyes, the golden warmth of green and hazel eyes and the brightening cool tones of blue eyes.
  • For the above photo, Topaz was applied opaquely all over the lid area and lower lash line.  Laura Mercier Cocoa Caviar Stick was added lightly to the outer corner and paired with Guerlain Liquid Liner in 02 Bleu Outremer.  LM Khaki Caviar Stick was added to the inner waterline as a finishing touch.
Mally Topaz

Mally Beauty Topaz Evercolor Shadow Stick worn on the lower lash line.

  • Should you find the intensity of this color not suitable as a lid color, Topaz looks beautiful when blended on the lower lash line; the warm tone adds a certain radiance to any eye look.  I prefer to apply the color straight from the tube, blending out the pigment quickly and adding an accompanying powder eyeshadow on top for added dimension.
  • For the above photo, Kjaer Weis Magnetic Eyeshadow (reviewed here) was applied to the mobile lid. Topaz was added to the lower lash line and blended out with a small amount of MAC Uninterrupted eyeshadow.
  • Also worth mentioning, all of my shadow sticks, with the exception of Chanel Stylo, seems to have dislodged from their bases. Perhaps the creamy formula coupled with pressure during application causes the stick to break off. To salvage the situation, I simply place the stick back into position and gently press down. This seems to hold in place for a few more uses before the stick shifts again. Regardless, I still love these types of shadows and cannot help but want more colors.

Mally Topaz Shadow Stick.

Ingredient List for Mally Beauty Topaz Evercolor Shadow Stick:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Mica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Polyethylene, Lauroyl Lysine, Ozokerite, Titanium Dioxide, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Beeswax

May Contain: Lecithin, Tocopheryl, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid

**Mally Beauty offers 23 colors in the Evercolor Shadow Stick line and can be found at Beauty.com, mallybeauty.com, QVC.com**

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would state the obvious, Mally Beauty Topaz Evercolor Shadow Stick is just as richly pigmented, blendable, creamy and long-lasting as any other shade stick on the market.  The packaging may not excite the masses, however, as any after-school special would pontificate–it’s what’s inside that matters.  🙂 Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy. 

-Maria

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Comments

  1. This is my kind of color. I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who has issues with the sticks “dislodging”–great way to describe it 🙂 I own Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown and By Terry and I have the same problem with all of them. I too keep buying them because that are that good. Great review.

    • Hello Iliana,

      Topaz is a stunner for sure. I’m glad to see someone else admitting these sticks break-off. Sometimes whenever I bring up a fault with a product or its design, there are always those that look at me like–“it must be you.” Mind you, Topaz arrived dislodged–as soon as I opened the tube, out flew the eyeshadow stick. By Terry is calling my name, but at $43 a pop I’m finding it so hard to pull the trigger.

      Thank you for taking the time to comment and to share your experiences.

      -Maria

  2. you never fail to look absolutely gorgeous! Topaz and Magnetic are heaven together and I’m dying to try it out myself! Also, that enchanted factory in Italy sounds like my kind of vacation 😉

    • Hello Maeve,

      Thank you so much. KW Magnetic does not look like much in the pan, but I swear it is magical on the lids 🙂 I hear you–I too want to see this unknown factory were all these shade sticks are produced.

      -Maria

  3. Ahhh I have heard about these but have no access to them! Glad to hear Topaz works well for you. Man isn’t this shade stunning on you?! I have a bunch of eyeshadow sticks but none of them has dislodged from the base (knocking on wood here). It’s a little strange that yours have!

    • Hello Sunny,

      Thank you Sunny. This color is amazing and I think it would look beautiful on everyone.
      When I first received Topaz, the actual stick part fell out as soon as I opened the tube. Normally, I would be really upset, but I knew from all my other eyeshadow sticks, this was inevitable. All of my Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks have since met the same faith 🙂 Thankfully, this does not effect their performance in the least.

      -Maria

  4. I often wondered how Mally really stacked up to the other ones. I guess Mally wasn’t exaggerating when she said it was bullet proof! With 23 colors to choose from, I wouldn’t know where to start!

    By the way, that color looks AWESOME on you!!!

    • Hello Olivia,

      Thank you my friend. This Mally Eyeshadow Stick was so lovely and performed exactly the same as all the others. I really believe these types of long wearing stick eyeshadows are manufactured in the same factory and then private labeled. I have my eye on Saddle Shimmer and Dusk, but I really want to try her Face Defender–I hear it is truly a clear setting “powder.” So many things to try, so little funds 🙂

      -Maria

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