#FaceFriday feat. Mary Kay :: Sun-Kissed #MKGLAM

 |   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….

#mkglam, mary kay makeups, free makeup

Let’s take a closer look inside:

review mary kay makeup brush
Makeup brushes (face powder, cream eye color/concealer)

review, mary kay mascara, eye cream shadow, gel eyeliner, swatch
Cream Eye Color (apricot twist), Lash Love Mascara (black), Gel Eyeliner (black) with applicator
review mary kay bronzer, cheek blush, translucent powder
Translucent Loose Powder, Bronzing Powder (light-medium), Mineral Cheek Color (shy blush)

review mary kay lip gloss

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?




  1. May 2, 2014 / 12:03 pm

    I am a MK noob, too. I have never been enticed enough to go for their product. I can't do those shimmer bronzers, either.The cream shadow looks pretty, though.

  2. May 2, 2014 / 12:28 pm

    This looks like a great box! I would def use everything in it!

  3. May 2, 2014 / 1:29 pm

    What a fun Influenster box! I love that lip color.

    • May 4, 2014 / 7:55 pm

      my first box so I hope to get more fun boxes in the future

  4. May 2, 2014 / 1:37 pm

    I am like you… I look at the products but never actually purchase them. Lol… these actually look very nice. Totally wearable and that eyeliner might just get added on my list now. Especially if it's better than MAC Fluudline. Great post!!

    • May 4, 2014 / 7:56 pm

      yes, not to repeat what I already said, LOL…. i like that gel eyeliner more than MAC

  5. May 2, 2014 / 1:48 pm

    That's a fabulous cat eye liner you're sporting there! Love the color of that lip gloss as well. Although I'm not a huge fan of MK products, you make them look great.

  6. May 2, 2014 / 2:43 pm

    Love the jet black liner and the lip gloss

  7. May 2, 2014 / 2:49 pm

    I recently got Mary Kay at Play Berry Me lipgloss in my ipsy bag, and I like it a lot. It's the first MK product I've ever tried. I wish I got that Influenster Box, awesome! The products all looked to be worth a try except the mascara

  8. May 2, 2014 / 4:05 pm

    I haven't used Mary Kay in a long time, though they used to have a lipstick that was my absolute fave, and one of the few I ever finished a tube of! I like that apricot cream shadow on you, what a nice glow!

  9. May 2, 2014 / 4:09 pm

    Great swatches! I like that apricot eyeshadow

  10. May 2, 2014 / 4:46 pm

    The blushers are super nice! I've tried Mary Kay skincare and it is actually not bad at all, I liked it

  11. May 2, 2014 / 4:52 pm

    I would've loved trying all of these awesome MK Products, mainly the translucent powder and the blush because it looks like something I would definitely use for spring and summer.

  12. May 2, 2014 / 6:15 pm

    I don't own any Mary Kay. I had some foundation that was given to me, years ago and it was… Awful. That is my sole experience with the brand.

    Your whole face look is lovely, that gloss is gorgeous on. 🙂

    • June 3, 2014 / 12:35 am

      You should try their foundations again. They have had new formulas released in the last few years, and you might appreciate the changes. Also, the company has a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with any product, it will be replaced without charge, exchanged or the full purchase price refunded. You just have to return it through your consultant. If she is no longer active, you can contact the company directly.

  13. May 2, 2014 / 6:25 pm

    I have used only one Mary Kay product so far – a lipgloss and I loved it.

  14. May 2, 2014 / 6:44 pm

    The only Mary Kay I've ever used was a lip jelly in my Ipsy bag! That blush & bronzer look nice!

  15. May 2, 2014 / 8:17 pm

    I would have loved to get this box! Influenster matches me up with weird stuff :/

    • May 4, 2014 / 7:59 pm

      LOL, just like how Klout matches me with Mcdonalds meal, ugh!

  16. May 2, 2014 / 10:29 pm

    You look gorgeous! This looks like such a great box. This is the 3rd time I have seen a Mary Kay box over the last 3 years… that's cool.

  17. May 2, 2014 / 11:56 pm

    That's an amazing box from Influenster. I only got one box and it wasn't filled with cosmetics. I have a few of the cream e/s from MK that I bought and I like them even though they aren't super pigmented but they make nice bases.

  18. May 3, 2014 / 12:23 am

    Totally jelly, this is like the best box I've ever seen come out of influenster!!

  19. May 3, 2014 / 1:19 am

    Love your look, I don't seem to have much luck with Mary Kay.

  20. May 3, 2014 / 8:19 pm

    It's a great box ! I wish I had gotten but I hardly get anything from Influenster

  21. May 3, 2014 / 9:19 pm

    I have a few of those glosses & really like them but if you're a lipstick gal I bet you'd dig theirs! They're quite nice!

  22. May 4, 2014 / 2:32 pm

    I've used MK in the past and have been surprisingly pleased! Beautiful look on you!

  23. May 4, 2014 / 5:53 pm

    Love Influenster. I have yet to try anything from MK, but their line looks interesting.

  24. May 5, 2014 / 11:36 am

    what an awesome box from influencer full of awesome products!

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