Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? I have, and this year Mary Kay
has made gift giving simple with their beautiful holiday sets for men and women.
Let’s begin with the trendy limited-edition fall line-up featuring stunning jewel tones and glamorous sparkle.
The Shimmer Liquid Eyeshadow ($18 ea) infused with color-intense metallic pearl pigments is perfect for creating quick show-stopping looks with the swipe of a wand. Wear them alone or layered over eyeshadow for a gorgeous multidimensional effect.
There are 2 shades available – Amethyst (iridescent purple-pink shimmer with a silver base) and Graphite (deep grey with silver shimmer).
The texture is smooth, creamy and flexible for comfort and durability. Allow the pigment to dry and set before completing your look. It stays in place all day with no fading and very little fallout.
The Highlighters ($18 ea) have a bright, frosty finish that is quite festive and the texture is soft and silky for grit-free application. I love the light reflecting particles - they create a soft luminous glow with buildable coverage.
The two shades available are: Canary Diamond (brilliant champagne) and Rose Sapphire. The magnetic interchangeable case is sold separately for $21.
I'm obsessed with the new Sparkle Lipsticks ($21 ea). They look like they’ve been encrusted with glittering diamonds but the smooth formula has no chunky particles.
Ruby is a sexy burgundy/garnet hue and Sunstone is a bright shimmery gold that can be worn alone or applied on top of your favorite shades.
If you prefer a subtle hint of color with extra hydration, the Intuitive pH Lip Balms ($21) are a must this winter. Formulated with nourishing oils, these buttery, comfortable balms adjust to the natural color of your lips so they look different on everyone.
The translucent hue transforms into a bright pink while the deep berry appears burgundy.
The Nail Polish ($12) this year is also metallic and prismatic. Emerald looks more like a frosty blue and Rose Quartz is a soft pink with silver shimmer. The formula is rich and application is a breeze.
When you have such pretty makeup, you will want to keep it in something cute. The Precious Gems Trend Collection Bag ($10) is the perfect size for all your essentials. Pop it in your purse or travel bag and you’re good to go.
I have been using the Mary Kay Lash Love Fanorama Mascara ($21) all year! The applicator grips, coats, combs, lifts, separates and fans your lashes so they look long, thick and fluttery without clumps. It is great for everyday wear and makes a wonderful stocking stuffer for the makeup lovers on your list.
Some of my favorite body products released this season are the new Mary Kay Lotions and Shower Gels ($18 ea). If you want to smell incredible and have baby soft skin this winter, you should definitely try these!
The Berry & Vanilla scent is to die for! The shower gel lathers into foamy, fragrant bubbles that cleanse without stripping and the lush cream provides long-lasting hydration.
Apple & Almond smells good too but it seems to contain more perfume.
Speaking of pampering winter nights, the Special-Edition Pink Clay Mask ($20) is great for a relaxing spa day. Infused with plumeria extract, minerals and antioxidants, the clay exfoliates, protects against free radicals, smooths, softens and renews to boost your natural glow.
Mary Kay has also released trendy gift sets that your friends, family and co-workers are sure to love!
Spoil the special men in your life with the Skin Savers to the Rescue Bundle ($65). Packed in a grey monochrome travel pouch, this exclusive set includes the MK Men Advanced Night Cream and Facial Hydrator with SPF 30.
The guys in my family love cologne so I will be popping the Men’s Fragrance Set ($39) into a few stockings this year. The box contains 3 scents: Cityscape, MK High Intensity and Intensity Sport. The slender glass bottles are ideal for travel.
There is also a lovely Fragrance Set for Women ($39) containing: Live Fearlessly, Love Fearlessly and Dream Fearlessly Eau de Parfum. These timeless, universal scents smell fabulous and fit in any purse.
The new Mary Kay Matte + Shine Lip Sets ($30) are exactly what I want in my stocking this year and they are great for Secret Santa. Each set includes a highly pigmented Matte Liquid Lipstick and a lustrous oil so you can transform your look from opaque to ultra shiny. The shades available are Rose and Cinnamon.
Another gift that my loved ones receive every year is the bestselling Mary Kay Satin Hands Pampering Set ($51).
I keep the Citrus Rose Refining Shea Scrub in all my bathrooms because it cleanses, exfoliates and smooths rough hands. Follow up with the Nourishing Shea Hand Cream to treat ragged cuticles and dryness or use my husband’s fave –the Fragrance-free Protecting Softener which has a thick balm consistency.
One of my favorite deals of the season is the MK Vitamin C + E Serum ($67.00). It comes with a FREE rose quartz facial roller to enhance the anti-aging benefits of your skincare.
The serum is enriched with powerful antioxidants to brighten, firm, plump and enhance radiance. It makes a great addition to your daily routine.
These products and gifts are available online at marykay.ca