Everything about makeup guru Mally Roncal is big—in a good way: her megawatt smile, her A-list clients (including none other than Queen Bey), her insanely successful line of products. She’s become famous for giving women a majorly glam appearance (“gorgois” in Mallyspeak): brighter eyes, higher cheekbones, plumper lips. “I’m a drag queen at heart so a full-on ‘larger than life’ look is my go-to,” Mally says. We got her to share her secrets.
For Larger Eyes
To make your eyes appear wider and more awake, start by making a thin line with a darker shade of Mally’s Evercolor Starlight Eyeliner like Espresso on the upper lash line. To make your eye shape pop, line your lower lash line with a lighter color like Milk Chocolate. Then, apply a light shimmery shadow (try her Shadow Stick in Firework or Sunlight) on your lid and a darker one like Rosy Taupe in the crease—by applying liner before shadow, you’ll get a softer look. Finish with a volumizing mascara, directing the wand in towards the bridge of your nose (instead of towards your temples) to create a “starburst” effect on the lashes.
For Higher Cheekbones
Yes, she’s biased. But Mally says her Shimmer, Shape, and Glow Face Defining System is the secret to a slimmer and more defined face. First, apply the shimmer powder using the smaller brush to the tops of your cheekbones to lift and illuminate them. Then, use the shaping powder on the temples and hollow of your cheeks to softly contour your face. Set the look by brushing the glow powder onto the apples of your cheeks, blending it up and out with a bigger, fluffier brush to get a warm, diffused finish.
For Plumper Lips
One of Mally’s favorite tricks for making your lips appear more full is to apply the Cancellation Concealer to either side of your mouth. Then take a lip pencil that’s only slightly darker than your natural color and apply it to the outer corners of your mouth only. Use a lighter shade of lip liner or shimmery pencil like the Beauty Lip Magnifier in Goldenstar to fill in your pout. To add a glossy finish, swipe on one of Mally’s High Shine Lip Treats across the center of your lips. Then smile big!