If you could sum up the aura of summer in a vibrant collection of brilliant hues and textures it would be the new cosmetic range by Mary Kay! These vivid pigments will keep you fashionable all season long and inspire countless trendy styles from warm and smouldering to fresh and subtle.
The Mary Kay at Play range is my favorite within the brand because the products are youthful, fun, edgy and modern! The Baked Eye Trios are available in 3 ravishing compacts including- Out of the Blue (blue, bronzy green and gold), Purple Eclipse (silver, black and purple) and Neapolitan (champagne, coppery bronze and pink).
The domed colors are expertly grouped to complement each other which make them easy to use and great for travel. All of the shades except for the black have a lovely shimmer- metallic finish that accentuates the eyes and blends well. I prefer applying them over primer to amp-up the intensity but the color payoff is wonderful even without a base and they don’t crease or fade!
The smooth pigments apply consistently for even coverage with little fall-out and a lot of glam! The trios retail for $14.00 each and they are simply fabulous!
Gloss-up with confidence and juicy hydration with the new Jelly Lip tubes! These sheer shimmery beauties drench lips in a layer of moisture with a supple wet finish and a touch of shimmer. If you take a closer look at the formula you can make out tiny bubbles which melt into a non-sticky, radiant coat of glossy goodness! The two colors available are Jamin’ Berry and Glow With It- a clear formula that adds a touch of sparkle to bare lips or luminous highlight when layered on top of your favorite lipsticks.
Recently I’ve been on the hunt for some vivid blush to jazz up my summer wardrobe and the Mineral Cheek Color Duos are exactly what I've been looking for! Each compact has a rich matte pigment plus a peralized highlight shade suitable for all complexions. The blush is also very buildable so you can go from sheer to bold for stunning color that lasts all day!
Although I would have preferred fancier packaging the subtle highlight hues create a healthy glow and the pigments brighten and revive dull complexions. The duos retails for $20.00 each.
Juice Guava & Spiced Poppy
Continuing with the fabulous duos trend I have to talk about the shadow and liner crayons because they are so darn cute! Usually I am a bit weary when it comes to pencil, cream or liquid eyeshadow but these are decent. The color glides on effortlessly with a creamy, smooth texture, soft finish and a shimmery-metallic effect.
Left to right: Iced Lilac (with purple liner), Rebel Rose (with black liner), Mint to be (with dark green liner), Carmellow (with bronze liner)
The colors layer quite well and I didn't have any issues with creasing, heaviness or stickiness which is common among cream formulas. Adjacent to the twist up crayon is a complimentary eyeliner that looks quite large but is actually very easy to use for a variety of looks. The formula of the liner is also very creamy which is great for application but not so great for smudge-proof results and longevity. They also contain a touch of glitter which may be a bit much when paired with shimmery eyeshadow but they do look nice on or just below the lower lash line. Matte, waterproof liners would have been more usable for summer but these are still quite fun to play around with and they retail for $15.00 each.
The packaging of the limited edition Nourish Plus Shine lip glosses are super cute with a tantalizing swirl of Mary Kay’s most popular shades! Create Change is a combination of Café Au Lait and Cream & Sugar while In Harmony is a swirl of Pink Sateen and Berry Tart with brilliant gold highlight. The gloss is non-sticky, simple, sheer and sweet.
You can apply the shades individually or mix them together for a nice blend but eventually the cool design does fuse into one solid shade. Both glosses have a very rich texture to deeply moisturize parched lips with a layer of creamy protection. Until August 15th $1 of all sales will be donated to help change the lives of women and children in Canada. The gloss retails for $18.00 each.
If you love a good multipurpose beauty product then the nifty little lip & cheek sticks may be just what your makeup bag needs this summer. Available in two great shades these lush pigments twist-up and glide-on easy for a flawless flush and kissable lips. Razzleberry is a pretty plum-pink hue that is great for all skin tones and Peach Pop is a bright coral that you can apply directly from the tube or pat on with a finger. The colors apply sheer to full coverage depending on how much you use and since you don’t need a brush they are great for travel. You can pick them up for $12.00 each.
You can pick up these great products at Marykay.ca or through independent consultants.
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