I am always looking for affordable and quality makeup. If I can get the same effect for a little less, of course I would rather own 4 blushes for the price of a high end one! Who wouldn’t?! When I got the chance to try out some of mark. blushes and bronzers I was immediately taken back to my senior year of high school. I believe that’s when Avon launched mark. cosmetics. It was a great line then and a great line now! Read on to hear more.

mark makeup blush and bronzerpress sample

I just love how chic these blushes are. They are called “Just Blushing” and I would link you, but they’re unavailable in the current catalog. I have six shades to show you!

mark blush

From top to bottom: Kitten, Charmed, Lovespell 

blush swatchesKitten, Lovespell, Charmed

Of the six shades I have, these are the most wearable to me! I love Lovespell the most, it’s a really gorgeous cool pink that I think flatters my fair skin well. Charmed is also a lovely darker coral shade. 

mark blushes 2

From top to Bottom: Dollhouse, Darling, Cameo

blush swatches 2Dollhouse, Cameo, Darling

These three shades of blush are gorgeous as well but would work best for darker skin. If I want to wear Dollhouse, I have to use a super light hand because it is a very rich and dark pink. Cameo is a gorgeous nude that is a touch to dark for me as blush but I could get away with it as a contour. Darling is super pretty but made for skin that is much darker than mine. The luster of this shade makes me want to try and make it work, so maybe as eyeshadow!mark blushes 2This is how the blushes come packaged. I’m unclear as to whether there is a palette I can purchase to put these in, but I would assume so! They are $9 each which makes them a steal because they are really nice and have decent staying power. I can easily get 6-7 hours of wear out of these, they are buildable for more intensity. There are lots of shades to choose from, so if you are on a blush bender, you can pick up several, guilt free! 

glowdacious bronzersmark. Glowdacious Illuminating Powder comes in three shades, and I have all three to show you! These are touted as a bronzer and highlighter in one. The three shades can be swirled together or worn individually depending on your preference!

prettied upPrettied Up is the lightest of the three shades.

prettied up swatchesOf the three shades in this palette, I would probably get the most mileage out of the highlighter shade.

prettied up swatch 2When swirled all together this is what you get! 

shimmied upShimmied Up is the middle shade.

shimmied up swatchesThese shades are warmer than the first palette. If I had a darker brown to add to the mix, I could see wearing these as eyeshadow!

shimmied up swatch 2This is what you get when you mix them all together! I don’t see a huge difference between the shade you get when you mix these together and the shade you get when you mix the Prettied Up together.

amped upThe last palette, the darkest, is the Amped Up.

amped up swatchesIs it just me, or do the swatches all look the same?

amped up swatches 2Here’s what you get when you mix them all together!

glowdacious bronzerThe Glowdacious bronzers open on the bottom and there is a brush there for application!  I wore Prettied Up and it did last on me throughout the day but was a little shimmery for a bronzer for my liking, and too dark overall for an illuminator. These little bronzer palettes are like eye candy for me and I really liked them in general. I think five years ago I would’ve been eating these up and wearing them constantly, but at 28 I prefer a matte bronzer personally. The darkest shade, Amped Up also seems very orange to me, so if you’re darker skinned and considering that shade, keep that in mind! 

It’s been really fun rediscovering mark. makeup! I will have a review posted soon of some of their lip products so stay tuned! Anything in this post that you’d ever want to try? Let me know below! 


22 Comments on MARK Bronzers & Blushes

  1. Jessica T
    August 26, 2014 at 12:03 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the design and colors of the illuminating powders!

  2. BeautyJudy
    August 26, 2014 at 1:56 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh wow, I need to check Mark out, I haven’t bought anything in a while BUT WOW!

  3. Jess Scull
    August 26, 2014 at 2:01 pm (3 years ago)

    I’ve never purchased anything from this brand. but that might change! They look awesome!

  4. Jamie @ Makeuplifelove
    August 26, 2014 at 3:29 pm (3 years ago)

    Holy wow talk about some pigment. Those products look amazing. I really like the Glowdacious Powder. Simply gorgeous!!!

  5. Destany
    August 26, 2014 at 3:43 pm (3 years ago)

    Those look so neat!

  6. Leelo R
    August 26, 2014 at 4:19 pm (3 years ago)

    Those blush shades look very pretty!

  7. Miranda
    August 26, 2014 at 5:18 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m loving those compacts! I haven’t tried mark but I love Avon

  8. Eugenia
    August 26, 2014 at 5:40 pm (3 years ago)

    Those are some really pretty shades!!

  9. Erika
    August 26, 2014 at 10:02 pm (3 years ago)

    I haven’t purchased mark in years. I’m talking since the 90’s. I need to see what is new.

  10. Phyrra
    August 26, 2014 at 11:16 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the look of the glow powders. Wish they were cruelty free!

  11. Nidia - Lit From Within
    August 26, 2014 at 11:27 pm (3 years ago)

    I have been really drawn to dark blushes lately, so Dollhouse is right up my alley! I love how pretty the bronzers are. I wish they’d add in a matte!

  12. Ange
    August 26, 2014 at 11:59 pm (3 years ago)

    These are super gorge!

  13. Honeygirlk
    August 27, 2014 at 2:53 am (3 years ago)

    I used to sell Avon a few years ago and loved Mark products. It’s nice to know they are still making it pretty good quality.

  14. Anastasia
    August 27, 2014 at 3:01 am (3 years ago)

    Gorgeous review and beautiful pictures, as always! You made me want to revisit mark 🙂

  15. Sheila
    August 27, 2014 at 9:56 am (3 years ago)

    I’m surprised by how well pigmented these are!

  16. NORAH
    August 27, 2014 at 12:11 pm (3 years ago)

    These bronzers and the colors sound fabulous!

  17. Betzy Carmona
    August 27, 2014 at 8:42 pm (3 years ago)

    I have a few things from Mark somewhere in my collection and they are truly amazing

  18. Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries
    August 29, 2014 at 4:08 am (3 years ago)

    I’ve never tried their products and to be honest I had kind of forgot they existed.


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