Mary Kay Review & Giveaway

I’m not much of a beauty product tester. I find a favorite product, and I continue to buy the same things over and over again because I know they work. I wouldn’t call myself adventurous when it comes to makeup.

However, when I was given the opportunity to try some new products and some bestselling products from Mary Kay I jumped at the chance. A sorority sister of mine did a Mary Kay party at my apartment ten years ago, and that was the last time I tried Mary Kay products. But I remember loving them then, and I was excited to try them again.

I opened up my box and was so pleased to see such a huge variety of products to test. I removed all of my makeup and moisturized my face and got to work!

I applied my every day tinted moisturizer and then opened up the Mary Kay® Compact Mini that had three Mary Kay Mineral Eye Colors in Golden Vanilla, Lavender Fog, and Truffle, and a Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Shy Blush. This little compact has every single thing I need in it. And the little brushes fit right underneath the colors. It’s perfect for when I’m on-the-go and need to reapply when I’m not at home.

To finish off my eye shadow look, I also used the Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Sweet Plum. This color is so pretty and the perfect color for the crease in my eye.

After I finished up the eye shadow, I applied some of my own eye liner and then opened up the mascara from Mary Kay. I am such a fan of mascara. I really need to always use waterproof mascara, but decided to try the Mary Kay® Ultimate Mascara™ . It creates a bold and dramatic look, and it creates longer looking lashes and lasts all day long! I primed my lashes with the Mary Kay® Lash Primer, and I can’t say enough great things about Lash Primer. This is the key to having my mascara stay on longer and show up bolder. It also helps lashes stay curled longer. The Lash Primer and Ultimate Mascara™ duo is one of the best combos I’ve ever tried.

I finished with the Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus™ Lip Gloss in Café Au Lait. I’ve never been a huge fan of lip gloss because I’ve only tried really sticky glosses. With this lip gloss, my lips felt moisturized, the color appeared to stay in place, and it was not at all sticky!

I’m so pleased with the very natural look I achieved with all of these colors. The makeup is light and actually feels good on my skin.

And now for one last very important review. The Mary Kay TimeWise® Microdermabrasion Set was sent from the heavens. It’s a two-step set that fights fine lines, refines pores, and leaves my skin feeling so smooth almost immediately. Really, after one week I saw visible results. And it smells wonderful and is just a great way to end a day, in my opinion. I will always use the TimeWise® set now that I know how great it is! What about you?

Tell me the greatest beauty tip you’ve learned for an opportunity to win a fabulous Mary Kay gift basket, courtesy of BlogHer.


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  1. The best tip (that I am now regretting that I didn’t follow) – ALWAYS wear sunscreen. At one point in my childhood, it was “cool” to get a sunburn. Unfortunately, it shows years later.

  2. Rebecca Graham says:

    Don’t buy foundation that does not have sunscrren.

  3. Wild Orchid says:

    My favorite beauty tip is to put a little white eyeliner along the inner corner of the eyes to make them appear bigger.
    Thanks for the cool giveaway!
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  5. Giving yourself a makeup free day every now and then! It does wonders for my skin

  6. My best beauty tip (that I learned the hard way) is: to look younger, don’t overpluck your eyebrows!

  7. Best tip – to use the clarisonic facial brush!

  8. The greatest beauty top I’ve learned is put on a moisturizing mask before putter on makeup. The foundation will absorb much better. Works like a charm every time.

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  9. Stay hydrated! And try a dab of toothpaste on a zit before bed – better and cheaper than any zit cream out there!

  10. Debra Ford says:

    Over the years, the best advice that has helped me long term to to use the best moisturizer you can possibly afford – now that I’m older, I go for the best serum I can afford!

  11. Best tip I know is to emphasize your eyes OR your lips, not both. It will keep you from looking over made-up.

  12. Get lots of rest, drink lots of water, and SMILE.

  13. apply a good primer before applying foundation

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  14. Lisa Garner says:

    My best beauty tip is to use an under eye concealer because it really helps make your face look younger.
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  16. a beauty tip that i received was to put vaseline on your hands and cover with cotton socks overnight forsoft hands! Thanks for a super giveaway!

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  18. Erica Best says:

    learning your skin is the best thing u can do for ur skin

  19. Erica Best says:
  20. aways be sure to take your makeup off at night before going to bed

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