May 15, 2014

Mary Kay

I was sent an amazing box of Mary Kay Goodies by Influenster towards the end of April. Actually it arrived the very date of my birthday and was a very welcome surprise. Inside was a bunch of makeup that has quickly become the basis of many of my makeup looks since then.

In all honesty, I have not touched Mary Kay anything since high school. I was not impressed with the brand back then and have had zero interest since. UNTIL NOW!! Mary Kay has really stepped up their game. The products that I have been testing out are AMAZING. Yes, AHHH-MAZING!!

Packaging - check!
Color Payoff - check!
Texture - check!
Price comparison - double check!

While I have been playing around with these products day by day, I have to share the cream eye color with you first. I was sent the shade Apricot Twist.

This is a gorgeous pale gold shadow that can be used as a cream color base or shadow. Worn sheer it is a pretty wash of gold on the lid, and can easily be built up to a more opaque appearance. I love to layer it with other shadows so that it is only remotely apparent, but obvious that there is something special on my lids. 

Here it is in the package as well as swatched on my hand. That is one finger tip swatch, not built up at all. 

In the pictures below I have used it as more of a shadow base, topping it with several shadow from my Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette. On my face is: 

Estee Lauder Doublewear Foundation - Ecru:
MAC Prolongwear Concealor NW15:
MAC Lingering Brow Pencil & Cork Eye Shadow

Then I applied the Mark Kay Apricot Twist Shadow to my lid and blended out the edges, followed by a layer of "Silk Teddy" and "Sexpresso, " from the Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette on the outer corner. I used Mary Kay's Gel Liner on my lids and applied false lashes.

I finished up my face with Mary Kay Blush in the shade Shy and Mary Kay Bronzer in Light/Medium. Followed by MAC's  Creme Cup Lipstick:

You can see how the Apricot Twist really shines through on the lid, underneath the shadow.

Here is another look that I wore, more of a smokey eye constructed with the Apricot Twist eye shadow as the eye shadow base to anchor the darker shades onto my lid. It really warms up the brown tone of the shadow that I put on top. Ignore my hair, this was on a very humid rainy day. 

For a complete run down of my makeup:
Oil of Olay Moisturizer
Cover FX Primer:
Benefit's Porefessional :
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation - Ecru:
MAC Prolongwear Concealor NC15:
Ben Nye Cameo Powder:
MAC Brow Pencil - Lingering:
MAC Eyeshadow - Wedge for setting brows
Chanel Tan de Soiliel contour:
MAC Contour Powder in Sculpt to set:
MAC Lightscapade Highlight Powder:
Chanel Pink Explosion Blush:
MAC Sable, Espresso to contour out:
Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette - Sexpresso, Kitten: :
Cherry Lashes - Wispies:
MAC x Proenza Schouler - Woodrose Lipstick:

I will share more of the products as well as individual reviews in the future. For now though, I wanted to share how much I have been enjoying this particular shadow. It is so versatile and just a great shade for everything!

XX ~ E