It’s Friday, the sun is out and people are flocking to the lake, park and beaches. It’s the perfect weather to break out some bold lip color and pucker up for those duck-faces selfies. To help get your pout close-up ready, Mary Kay has released 8 remarkable new pigments and their first ever cushion gel formula. Although the range is modest, the color isn’t! The selection includes vibrant pink and coral, mid tone berry, neutral apricot and mauve, rich autumn red and two nudes - one light and one deep.
From left to right: Bashful You, Midnight Red, Powerful Pink, Always Apricot, Crushed Berry, Poppy Please, Rich Truffle, Mauve Moment
I have a lot of Mary Kay lipsticks but they definitely hit it out of the park with this collection! The sleek packaging adorned with cute medallions is definitely trendier and the clear tops help to locate your faves quickly.
The bright stay-true shades are designed with silica microspheres that embed and retain color on the lips resulting in longer wear with less fading, transfer and touch-ups. The full-coverage pigmentation is exquisite and easily buildable with soft focus enhancers that scatter light and blur the appearance of minor imperfections.
The lush, creamy texture is infused with moisturizing sunflower and jojoba oil for excellent glide and lightweight comfortable color with no feathering or bleeding. For those who are a bit hesitant to wear matte formulas for fear of dryness, you won’t have any issues with these conditioning hues. The lipsticks provide the vivacity and pureness of matte pigment with a subtle touch of shine for radiance and dimension.
For a softer effect you can simply blot away the top layer of shine and because the pigment can be blended and smudged, I also use the Mauve and Apricot shades as blush for a little pop of coordinating cheek color! I love how supple and softening the formula is but make sure not to leave them out in the heat as they may sweat.
The colors are pretty, popular and trendy but it would be nice to see a bit more eccentricity to draw in the new generation of beauty addicts experimenting with purples, teal and even blue. That being said elegant hues are still wonderful, classic and more wearable for everyday life. Most of the lipsticks are flattering on all complexions and transition beautifully into next season.
The lipsticks retail for $21.00 each at marykay.ca or through independent consultants and will be available August 18th.