Monday, June 13, 2011

OMG! Pigmentation Overload! And From.... Mary Kay?

When I hear the words "Mary Kay" I instantly think of "safe" makeup, where the colors are sheer and "pigmentation" is treated like a bad word. My friend Sable recently became a Mary Kay consultant and has been wanting me to go to one of her meetings to try the new colors. I have been dragging my heels because I was certain nothing would blow my socks off. Imagine my surprise when I finally did get these new eye shadows and lip balms swatched on my hands an saw that not only were they pigmented, but they were fun colors as well!

Eye Shadow Duos - $16 (I believe )
This is a NEW product for Mary Kay. Each shade comes with a shadow side and a liner side in stick form. The swatches below are the shadow on top, paired eye liner below.

Mary Kay Swatches - Summer 
2011
Indoor With Flash
Top Row: Brushed Copper, Soft Jade
Bottom Row: Bali Blue, Frosted Fig

Mary Kay Swatches - Summer 
2011
Indoor Without Flash
Top Row: Brushed Copper, Soft Jade
Bottom Row: Bali Blue, Frosted Fig
The Eye Shadows

These shades come in a stick format where one end is the eye shadow and the others is the liner. I am extremely happy to report that while these sticks reminded me of MAC Shadesticks their consistency is more like a Paint Pot. The color goes on creamy and dries fairly rapidly. Their can be creasing if you work the color too much and don't allow it time to set. The color is easily buildable for maximum pigmentation. Bali Blue and Brushed Copper are the most pigmented of the duos, and Soft Jade and Frosted Fig are on the sheer/shimmery side.  For the colors that are shimmery, the liners are more matte and vice versa.

The Liners
These remind me of MAC Pearlglides but are creamier in texture. I was impressed with how easily these liners could be used. You can smoke them out with the proper brushes. Me, I has a plastic wand at the demo class and still got a good line.


The Tinted Lip Balms - $13 (I believe)


Mary Kay Swatches - Summer 2011
Indoor With Flash
Berry, Peach, Peony, Cherry
Mary Kay Swatches - Summer 2011
Indoor Without Flash
Berry, Peach, Peony, Cherry
There are four new shades being added to Mary Kay's Tinted Lip Balm Lineup: Berry, Cherry, Peony, and Peach.When I hear the word "tinted" I equate it with Sheer. NO WAY are these sheer. Hands down, these new shades are the most pigmented balms I have ever tried. The Mary Kay instructors at the meeting I attended said the were sheer... Heck no!  These are bold colors fit fir any beach babe. And yes - they are moisturizing and have SPF 15 included. I tried on Peony and Peach, blended them together. They were creamy like balms and moisturizing like balms, but with the opacity of a lipstick.

Bottom Line
I strongly recommend picking up any of the duos, but am most in love with Bali Blue and Frosted Fig. Soft Jade offers some gorgeous layering options, but some people may be turned off because it's too matchy matchy. As for the lip balms, any are nice but I think Berry will be flattering on the most skin tones. I am a sucker for Peony, however.

These colors are currently available for order from your Mary Kay representative depending on her rank. My Mary Kay representative will have them available on her site on June 15th. Please visit Sable's site if you are interested in ordering. Tell her I sent you!
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