In the Hot Seat: Mally Roncal, Founder of Mally Beauty and Celebrity Makeup Artist


Mally Roncal, founder of Mally Beauty and celeb makeup artist who is quite a stunner herself, sat In the Hot Seat with Beauty News NYC this month, sharing her favorite creations, her favorite non-Mally products and key details about her Face Defender compacts, which are a revolutionary addition to the powder market. Mally wants you to ditch the translucent powder in favor of her new Face Defenders. Read on to find out why it’s a worthwhile swap.

Roncal also suggests key products to use this summer, as well as what’s she’s got cooking for fall. It was just a hint, but we’re excited for what’s she’s got coming down the pike. But for the here and now, she offered generous hot weather, glow-worthy tips.

Can we just say we love her lingo? Like her liberal use of “gorgois?” We’re borrowing that term, since it just dances off the tongue.

BN: What is your absolute favorite product you’ve ever created and why?
MR: If I had to pick just one product, I think it would be my Volumizing Mascara. It has changed my life and I am blessed that my Mallynistas agree and love it too! It has won QVC’s Customer Choice Beauty Award two years in a row (2010 and 2011). Before my Volumizing Mascara, it used to take me an hour or more to create amazois lashes for my celebrity clients. It was a lengthy process that included wet Italian mascara, black Japanese pigments (I used to fly to Japan to get!), and a Parisian diamond cut lash comb. I combined all of those elements into one product when I developed the Volumizing Mascara. I just apply two coats on top and one on the bottom and voila, gorgois, voluminous lashes!

BN: What is your absolute favorite product that you use but didn’t create?
MR: I absolutely love the Dr. Brandt Lineless Infinite Moisture. I have been using this product for years! Flying, travel and being on-the-go nonstop took a toll on my skin! The Dr. Brandt Lineless Infinite Moisture keeps my skin hydrated and calm. I LOVE it!

BN: One Mally product EVERY SINGLE WOMAN must have in her makeup bag and why?
MR: Every woman wants to look fresh, youthful and gorgois! My Evercolor Poreless Face Defender, does just that: it sets your makeup, mattifies your skin, minimizes the look of fine lines and wrinkles and gives you the look of flawless airbrushed skin.

BN: Can you tell us a little more about your Face Defender compacts?
MR: It is the world’s first clear setting powder.  Ditch the translucent powder that can make you look old, cakey, flaky and grey, and swap it for my Evercolor Poreless Face Defender, for a youthful, flawless finish!

BN: What is one tip you would like to share with ALL women about makeup!
MR: Positivity and happiness radiate from the inside out.  A smile is the best way to look beautiful no matter what.  Always remember to smile and make that smile pop with a gorgois gloss.

BN: What are some of your key products for summer?
MR: I love a gorgois glow all year round, but especially in the summer. My Believable Bronzer delivers the look of a natural, sun-kissed tan in just three easy steps: a tanning powder for allover color, a shimmer to highlight (don’t forget cheekbones and above your brow), and a beautiful sun shade that’s designed to make your cheeks radiant like a day at the beach. Also for a bronzed body, I opt for the St. Tropez Self Bronzing Mousse. Not only is it super easy to use, but it also leaves your skin with an incredibly natural looking tan.

BN: Can you share some of your upcoming fall launches? Any hints or teases?
MR: I can’t share too much… but what I can say is that my 24/7 Professional Gel Nail System, which I am so blessed to say, has been selling out on QVC and is coming back.

Check out QVC listings to watch Mally in action!

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