Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mark. Color Swing Mix It Up Eye Compact: Review and Swatches

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Mark. Color Swing Mix It Up Eye Compac
For Fall 2014, Mark. is putting out a nifty six color eyeshadow palette called the Color Swing Mix It Up Eye Compact ($28 CAD). What makes this palette special is the fact that it features a super cool "swing" feature that allows you to flip the shadows around to reveal a new set of shadows! Curious about how it works, find out by clicking......
Mark. Color Swing Mix It Up Eye Compac
Packaging:
The Mark. Color Swing Mix It Up Eye Compact comes in a shiny rectangular black compact. When you open it up, you will see a trio of shadows with a double sided sponge applicator. The compact also has a mirror on the underside of the lid.
Mark. Color Swing Mix It Up Eye Compac
Side 1 with three purple shadows.
To "swing" the palette around, simply lift and slide the shadow portion of the platte to reveal a whole new trio of colors. This is the first time I've seen any palettes packaged like this and I really like the design. Although the palette is a bit thick, the packaging is still more compact than if the six shadows were laid side by side.
Mark. Color Swing Mix It Up Eye Compac
Side 2 with three brown shadows.
Formulation & Pigmentation:
Side 1: This side features three purple shadows, all are slightly metallic/shimmery. There is a dark plummy purple, a semi-sheer orchid, and a pale pinkish lavender. The formulation for all three is decent. I find that purples generally apply a little patchy and sheer but these weren't too bad.
Mark. Color Swing Mix It Up Eye Compac
Side 1.
Side 2: This side features three neutral brown shadows. The darkest is a unique dark brown with flecks of golden brown and the lightest is a beige-y taupe. The formulation for all three of these is superb, lovely texture and rich pigmentation.
Mark. Color Swing Mix It Up Eye Compac
Side 2.
Here are some arm swatches, click on the image to enlarge:
Mark. Color Swing Mix It Up Eye Compac
Left three: Side 1; Right three: Side 2.
Overall:
I love this palette! It not only as an innovative packaging but it also has a good formulation to match. Two thumbs up for Mark.!

Availability:
These Mark. Fall 2014 products will be available starting September 2014 through Avon Independent Sales Representatives and on Mark. online.
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