When simple elegance collides with sultry glamour you get Mary Kay’s radiant new fall collection – a scintillating array of smoky grey, deep berry, rich blue and soft mauve. The eye-catching shadows, polish and lipstick, create trendy looks that accentuate your beauty and compliment your autumn wardrobe.
If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you probably know how smitten I am with the pairing of blue and grey. This color combo creates the most seductive, red carpet smoky eye and I like that Mary Kay has included a smoldering navy (bordering on black) to deepen the crease and smudge under the lower lash line for more drama. The cool tones contrast beautifully with the dark hues to create depth, and the ultra-silky texture is easy to enhance and blend. The pigmentation is excellent – you can go as bold as you dare or sheer and sophisticated with no creasing. Using a good primer helps accentuate the color so it really pops and add some false lashes for a night out.
The Rose Nudes Palette features soft pink-mauves and shimmery aubergine hues that apply velvety smooth with excellent color payoff. Again – I love how the deep shades mix with the neutrals to help sculpt and shape the eyes. These pigments look lovely on all skin tones and when matched with a lush berry lipstick, the effect is mesmerizing! The limited-edition shadow palettes retail for $27.00 with magnetic backing.
There are only 2 lipsticks in the fall collection but they were chosen wisely. With the vividness and intensity of the smoky palette, I use the neutral lipstick (Rose Blush) which has a pink undertone that compliments a wide variety of skin tones. The creamy texture applies full-coverage and balances the deep shadows so they don’t appear too harsh. The softer shadows go well with the wine lipstick - (Mulberry Muse). It applies sheer but still quite bold and hydrating to keeps lips supple and chap-fee. The lipsticks retail for $19.00 each.
The lacquer is available in 3 shades: Violet Silk (my personal fave), Rose Blush (which matches well with the Rose Nudes Shadow Palette) and Pink Escape with a pearly white base. The creamy texture and shiny finish looks very rich and professional but I was hoping for a splash of deep red or burgundy – something a little fiery for fall. The polish retails for $10.00 each.
Mary Kay has also launched some new skincare including the first ever Vitamin C Activating Squares. I’ve been incorporating this powerful vitamin in my skincare routine for years but if you haven’t heard, the benefits include: anti-aging results, antioxidants, even skin tone, correction of UV damage and discoloration (including blemishes, age spots and hyperpigmentation), hydration and enhanced radiance. Since most Vitamin C loses potency and degrades when exposed to air, light or water - Mary Kay has created a powerful patch that provides a fresh dose whenever you need it.
To use - simply place the square in the palm of your hand, cover with 3-4 drops of water, mix until dissolved and add your favorite serum to create a supercharged beauty elixir! I blend my square with the Mary Kay Tone Correcting Serum ($48.00) which restores skin’s natural glow for a more flawless complexion. The Vitamin C Squares are perfect for travel and retail for $30.00 per pack.
Mary Kay Cosmetics is available online at marykay.ca and through independent consultants.