Word Of Alicia Review: mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts Island Eyes and Island Beauty

I become a little kid in a candy store when mark. releases their Instant Vacation capsule collections.  The past years took us to Marrakech, The Hamptons, Ibiza, and more… and now Saint Barts!  The exclusive French Island… oh la la!  J’adore the thoughtfulness of these capsule collections, its starts with a fragrance, inspires fashion and accessories and completes the look with beauty.  Like I said, I’m an excited kid so I got pretty much the entire collection and I’m going to review and share with you all the soleil-filled goodness starting with the mark. Island Eyes Color Pallet ($16) and Island Beauty Face Compact ($16)

Even the boxes instantly transport me to vacation mode!

Even the boxes instantly transport me to vacation mode!

The tropical themed package design already takes me on an instant vacation!  Then I open up the boxes to see it on the case, I’m geeking out over package design!  Let’s be honest, its the small things in life, like clever package design, that makes me happy.  mark. has never disappointed in this department.

mark. Island Eyes and Island Beauty compact

mark. Island Eyes and Island Beauty compact

Before I get into the beautiful shades lets talk bang for buck.  For $16 you get 8 eyeshadows in one slim pallet.  Enough to last you through your summer and more, and the ability to create so many different looks from clean and natural to smokey and bold!  Then pair it with the Island Beauty Face Compact you have even more options!  The Island Beauty compact has 3 shades to mix and match on both the face and eye for only $16!  So really $32 for 11 expertly paired and flattering shades.  Your summer beauty is DONE!

Beautiful sunwashed eye shades and bronzy goodness!

Beautiful sunwashed eye shades and bronzy goodness!

The Island Eyes Pallet is the perfect sunwashed shades to create such pretty looks on any skin tone.  I’m fair to medium with pink undertones and not a single shade looked bad on me, and looked just as great on my darker, olive skinned friend!  And SO PRETTY!  They’re subtle and summery exactly what you would want during the summer.  Then pair them with the corals and bronze from the face pallet, perfection!  The highlight isn’t glittery either, its the perfect shimmer in the Island Beauty face compact.  I will be buying a back up!  The colors blend so well together, not orangy in the least and stay all day!  This has to be some of my favorite beauty releases from mark. ever.  I love the beachy summery shades.  Two slim compacts is all you need to toss in your bag for your spring break and summer vacations.

Get The Look:  Get Lucy’s Hales two looks, Clear Blue Eyes and Sandy-Sational, both from these two beauty products!

Get Lucy Hale's Clear Blue Sky Look

Get Lucy Hale’s Clear Blue Sky Look

EYES:
Sweep island eyes teal shade over lids, extending the shade to the outer corners of the creases. Run island eyes mauve shade along the lower lash lines. Run no place to run in shade navy seal along the upper lash lines and along the lower water lines. Brush two coats of lash act in shade blackest black onto the lashes.
CHEEKS:
Dust island beauty (swirl brush over all three shades) up the cheekbones.
LIPS:
Apply all butter now in shade bare all 

 

Get Lucy Hale's Sandy-Sational Look

Get Lucy Hale’s Sandy-Sational Look

EYES:
Sweep island eyes peach shade over lids, extending the shade up to the brow bones; also run along the lower lash lines. Apply island eyes bronze shade at the outer corners of the lids and the champagne shade at the inner corners of the eyes. Run no place to run in shade foxy brown along the upper and lower lash lines. Brush two coats of lash act in shade blackest black onto the lashes.

Word Of Alicia:  My final word on these two… summer beauty must haves!  I’ll be slipping these slim compacts in my makeup bag for all my summer travels, just a day trip to the lake to my summer vacation!  I LOVE the package design and I love the sunwashed shades even more.  The Island Beauty is the stand out, I’v been searching for the perfect bronzer and this is it! My life is complete with these two.

You can shop the mark. Island Eyes Pallet and Island Beauty Face Compact (and the items below) at my eBoutique!  AND ENDING AT MIDNIGHT APRIL 25TH GET 15% OFF A $40 PURCHASE WITH PROMO CODE FAMILYSALE

Let's Get Packing For St. Barts!

Let’s Get Packing For St. Barts!

Take an Instant Vacation with me and be sure to check back for my next slew of posts featuring the rest of this collection, a special Instant Vacation Saint Barts Wear and Share Wednesdays, Must Haves for a Summer Vacation and tons of pictures and reviews!

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10 comments

  1. Gorgeous colors and I love the packaging! Didn’t realize it had palm leaves on it! Might have to add this to my want list!

    1. I love the packaging too! These area really wearable shades, and I’ve created so many looks! Since I got it its the only shades I’ve used and I have a lot to choose from haha. Its similar in formula to the Fab 5 compact from the fall which I also LOVED!

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