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Catsie's Mark makeup reviews!

No Place to Run Eye Liner Review: Foxy Brown

August 06, 2010

This is a brand-spankin'-new product not yet available to Mark customers. It's a new eyeliner pencil called No Place to Run Longwear Eye Liner. I already own the other eyeliner Mark has to offer, called Eyemarker, which I think is an okay product but isn't long-lasting enough for me. (Apparently, Eyemarker is being completely replaced by these new pencils. Hooray!)

I have to say, Mark hit it out of the park with this one. This pencil is a dupe for the Urban Decay 24/7 liners that I just so happen to be completely addicted to! Dare I say it... these might even be better. (Eek!) This pencil goes on creamy and soft, but sets quickly and is almost impossible to budge once it is on, since it is waterproof. I had to bust out brush cleaner to get the swatch off of my hand -- soap and water barely even faded it. Insane!



Foxy Brown is a rich, vibrant, dark chocolate brown. Other colors in this collection include Grassroots (emerald green), Indigo Girl (bright blue), Jet Set (black), Solid Gold (gold), Steely Gaze (charcoal), Ultra Violet (bright purple), and White On (white). When my UD 24/7s run out, I will definitely be replacing them with these. :)

These will be available at http://kostiguy.mymarkstore.com/ on August 13th! Which color are you most excited about trying?

i-Mark Eye Shadow Review: Dragonfly and Vintage Khaki

August 03, 2010

On to my first real post! :)

I own a couple dozen i-Marks. I am really impressed with the quality and color payoff of these eyeshadows. You get a lot of bang for your buck, too -- 0.08oz for $5. (For a limited time only, i-Marks are buy-two, get-one-free, so if you haven't tried them yet, now is a great time!) For comparison's sake, MAC eyeshadows are 0.05oz for $14.50.

Here are the first two colors I would like to share with you: Dragonfly and Vintage Khaki!

Dragonfly is a bright, vibrant yellow-green with a hint of subtle gold shimmer. It's not a glitter-explosion by any stretch of the imagination. It goes on sheer at first but easily builds up to the intensity shown on the swatch below.

Vintage Khaki is a deep, blackish-green with gold shimmer; more shimmer than Dragonfly, but still not a glitter-bomb. It's a really interesting color and makes a great crease shade. Personally, I like to use Vintage Khaki in the crease on an otherwise-neutral eye when I am wearing a green shirt. It adds a little subtle boost of color to the look without being overpowering.

"Dragonfly" and "Vintage Khaki" i-Mark swatches

These shades and many more are available now at http://kostiguy.mymarkstore.com/.

So tell me -- what do you think of these colors? And what colors would you like to see me review next?


August 02, 2010

Welcome to Making a Mark!

My name is Katherine, and I have been a Mark representative for a year. I decided to start this blog because there is a serious lack of Mark makeup reviews and swatches on the Internet. I have tried a lot of what Mark has to offer, and would like to share my reviews of those products.

I will always be honest with my reviews. I am not one to sugarcoat things. In addition to Mark products, I also love MAC, Urban Decay, and Smashbox, so I am used to working with quality cosmetics. That is what I base my reviews off of.

In addition to reviews and swatches, I also hope to post some tutorials and FOTD pictures, too. I am open to suggestions and am excited to get to know the readers of this blog! Thanks for reading. :)

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Enjoyed my pictures and reviews? Please buy your Mark makeup through me at http://kostiguy.mymarkstore.com/