| products received via Influenster |
Influenster and Mary Kay recently teamed up for this year’s spring and summer collection which features sun-kissed tones, peachy pinks and corals. In case you don’t know yet, Influenster is a program tied up to your social media leverage. The most active ones have better chances of receiving complimentary products for road test and review. In return, members share their opinion utilizing various social media platform. This is my first voxbox although I’ve signed up few years ago. I totally forgot about my account (password and all) until a”complete your profile” email popped in my inbox last week. Next thing I knew, this box teeming with #MKGLAM goodies arrived at my doorstep….
Let’s take a closer look inside:
|Makeup brushes (face powder, cream eye color/concealer)|
|Cream Eye Color (apricot twist), Lash Love Mascara (black), Gel Eyeliner (black) with applicator|
|Translucent Loose Powder, Bronzing Powder (light-medium), Mineral Cheek Color (shy blush)
Truth: I’m a Mary Kay noob. I’ve looked at catalogues here and there but never placed a formal order. Have you? Since receiving these beauties last week, I’ve been constantly wearing newfound favorites which I plan on repurchasing down the line. Curious as to what they are?
Mary Kay Gel Eyeliner in jet black ($18, .15oz) is by far my top favorite from this collection. It comes with an expandable applicator which makes lining quite easy. But what really sold me is its outstanding quality! It is creamy, very pigmented and totally budge-proof. In fact, I don’t need to set it with an eyeshadow. I am surprised that this eyeliner performs better than MAC Fluidline Blacktrack. I have sensitive eyes so I’m happy that this didn’t irritate my peepers. There’s one drawback though, removing it can be a PITA. The only thing that can take it off without struggle is Dior Instant Gentle Cleansing Oil, at least based on several ways and products I have experimented the past days.
My next favorite is Mary Kay Translucent Loose Powder ($16, 0.39 oz). The quality is comparable to Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder and Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder. It feels weightless and sets my foundation just as good as high-end brands.
Available in nine shades, I received Apricot Twist ($14, .15 oz), a slightly shimmer gold eye shadow. It is creamy, easy to blend, and long-wearing. I wore it on its own and had no creasing issues the whole day.
Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara ($15, .28 oz) is smudge-proof and water-resistant. Unfortunately, one coat made my lashes clumpy; two coats, very clumpy. The photos above can explain it better than words.
Missed my funny tricks women make when they do makeup post? Come, smile right here. This Mary Kay Bronzing Powder in Light/Medium ($18, .3 oz) is luminous so I’d rather use it to give my skin some warmth (I prefer matte finishes for contouring). It’s housed in a plastic case; I’m not sure if the sample I received is intended for refills or if it’s the actual packaging itself. Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Shy Blush ($12, .18 oz) is a pretty peachy pink blush which is a close dupe for NARS Orgasm, color and finish-wise.
Mary Kay Powder Brush ($16) is said to be handcrafted. While it’s dense enough to pick up powder, the bristles are quite stiff. I will wash it for few times, fingers-crossed that would solve the issue. Mary Kay Eye Cream/ Concealer Brush ($10) is compatible with the eye cream shadow. I like it a lot, and for the price, I find it affordable.
This little lipgloss, a.k.a Nourishline Plus in Mango Tango ($14) is shimmer red orange. I am more of a lipstick kinda girl so it’s safe to assume that this is my least favorite from the collection.
Finally, here are swatches of all the products for your reference:
Do you own any Mary Kay? which one is your favorite?