This year Mary Kay’s winter escapes holiday collection combines two of my favorite things – makeup and travel! Inspired by exotic destinations and rich, trendy hues, these stunning palettes make great gifts or a nice treat for yourself.
The clear domed compacts are super chic and clearly display the artfully harmonized shadows etched with mesmerizing patterns. There are 3 expertly crafted color combinations to choose from that compliment all skin tones. You can use these versatile hues to create a variety of eye-catching effects including subtle day looks or glamorous smokey eyes and pair them with matte shades for contrast and depth.
Moroccan Dunes reminds me of beautiful seashells and the texture is velvety and luxurious. The bright silver and rose gold are incredibly light, radiant and shimmery. You can wear them sparingly or enhance the pigment by layering for more vibrancy. These two shades can also be blended out on the cheekbones, brow bone, nose and cupids bow to create a gorgeous highlight. The glittering bronze and green-grey shades are also lovely and very buildable.
Maui Gardens is my personal favorite because the deep navy, sexy emerald, vivid gold and sultry bronze is totally irresistible! Although I do recommend a primer for optimum intensity, the color applies sheer to full-coverage (depending on how much you use) with great color pay-off and high-impact saturation for professional results. Whether its date night, a romantic dinner or festive holiday parties, these show-stopping shades are perfect for any occasion!
Paris Starlight is just as pretty as the other palettes...in fact there isn’t one shade in this collection that I don’t like! The smokey purple, bright silver, glittery black and flattering gold are silky smooth and apply consistently without creasing or fading. I would have loved a garnet or cranberry shimmer in one of the palettes but the quality is superb. I’ve also discovered that if you dampen your shadow brush a tad and apply them slightly wet, the metallic effect can be amplified!
The palettes retail for $46.00 each and you can purchase them at marykay.ca or through independent consultants.
My only issue is the cost! It is a bit pricey for 4 shadows. While I love the colours, I wish all 12 of them where in the 1 palette.ReplyDelete