Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Mary Kay 2018 Fall Collection – Makeup & Skincare

It has been very humid this summer so I am looking forward to cool weather and rich fall colors. Mary Kay’s new collection is all about Instagram-worthy brows with shades to suit every hair color and complexion.

We all know that thin brows are out and thick, luscious arches are in so May Kay has created a fool-proof system to help you achieve the fullness you crave. Start with the Precision Brow Liner ($16.00) and trace the natural contour for more definition. You can also use it to fill in sparse areas with short feathery strokes. The retractable pencil is available in 5 shades: blonde, dark blonde, brunette, dark brunette and black brown. The pigment is not very creamy but it glides on consistently with very little smudging.
Tip: Do a few strokes on the back of your hand first to loosen up the color for smooth application.

For more thickness and color, use the Volumizing Brow Tint ($16.00) and sweep it through the hairs while outlining with the applicator tip. The small spoolie delivers the perfect amount of pigment so that anyone can achieve bold, beautiful brows in under a minute! With just a few well placed strokes my brows look thick, defined and natural with minimal fading throughout the day. If you’re late for work, just brush on and go! The tint is available in 4 shades: blonde, dark blonde, brunette and dark brunette. (This will definitely be in my travel bag).

The Limited-Edition Gel Eye Liner ($19.00) with retractable brush is available in Espresso Ink and Ornate Orchid. Gels are ideal for people who don’t have the patience or dexterity for thin-tipped liquid liner. The brush is tapered so simply dip, draw and intensify (no fuss or mess). There are fewer mistakes and lines appear even. The deep purple has a metallic tinge to make the eyes pop while the brown compliments your autumn wardrobe. Smudge them under the lower lash line for a dramatic smokey effect. The formula is long-lasting and fade-proof so it stays put all day. 

To beat the stress and fatigue of a long hectic day, try the Reviving Facial Mist ($22.00). Infused with coconut water, vitamin B3 and a trio of energizing minerals, the formula awakens tired skin while cooling, moisturizing and invigorating. It feels refreshing after a gruelling workout and I keep it at my desk for a quick pick-me-up throughout the day. Spritz it on as a hydrating primer or use it to set makeup for up to 16 hours of staying power and smoothness. The scent is light and uplifting - like a tropical breeze.

Since I am currently packing for a trip, the Botanical Effects Hydrating Scrub ($21.00) is an essential for clear, renewed skin.
The formula is packed with:
*Dragon fruit extract - high in antioxidants, fatty acids, vitamin B, iron, calcium and phosphorus.
*Aloe (the most nutritious plant in the world) – with 20 minerals and 12 vitamins that promote cell turnover.
Along with buffing away dead surface cells, the gentle scrub also softens, smooths and hydrates with no sulfates, parabens, oil or fragrance.

Mary Kay is available online at marykay.ca and through independent consultants.

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