Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mary Kay



BlogHer gave me a great opportunity to review some make-up from Mary Kay. What girl can so no to free make-up?!? Not this girl!

It came in the mail all wrapped up pretty.
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The box contained Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara, Tinted Lip Balm, and Mineral Eye Color Bundle
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I love the idea of bundling my eyeshadows and blush into one easy compact. I travel quite a bit for work and having everything all together would be so much easier. The colors were great for my green eyes and I was really impressed by the eyeshadow. My experience with Mary Kay eyeshadow in the past hasn't been good. They must have a new formula because the pigment of the eyeshadows was concentrated and it didn't take several applications to see the color. It also lasted throughout the day.

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The blush was the best surprise! I usually wear name brand blush and this was just as good as those brands. I loved the color and the very slight shimmer.

I was a little hesitant about the tinted lip balm. It looks pretty bright in the tube, but it was much more subtle on. The best part is it contains SPF 15! That is a great thing for a fair skinned gal like me.

I'm very picky about my mascara and dreaded even putting this formula on my lashes. Boy, I was I wrong about it. The mascara doesn't clump and has a good consistency. The brush on the wand was a good shape and I was able to get a really good coat on my lashes.

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You'll have to excuse the deer in headlights look. I did my make-up before work one morning and that flash was bright. :)

I think that Mary Kay has really stepped up their game. They are definitely not the same company I knew growing up and are real contenders in the beauty industry.

Find your way to beautiful and enter for your chance to win Mary Kay products estimated at $100 value!
Contest ends Friday, August 26th.
No duplicate comments. This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
BlogHer.com Prizes & Promotions Page (aka Round-up Page): Visit the Promotions & Prizes section
Official Rules: Visit the Official Rules
Official Site Link: Visit the Official site


66 comments:

  1. Your makeup does look great!! My mil sells MK and they do have great makeup and skin care.

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  2. I love MK make-up but can rarely afford it. Fingers crossed!

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  3. I love Mary Kay - I would love to win.

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  4. I visited the Mary Kay website, and I would love to try their Eyeliner in Black. It looks like it would work very well.

    Elizabeth Owens
    elizzzzzabeth@yahoo.com

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  5. I tweeted about the giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/#!/eowens18152/status/97327963497967618

    Elizabeth Owens
    elizzzzzabeth@yahoo.com

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  6. I love Mary Kay but on my tight budget I can rarely justify the expense, this would be a wonderful prize to win! Kgkiml at yahoo dot com

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  7. I love Mary Kay they have a great selection of products

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  8. http://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/97374257817993216

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  9. Love the site, great selection!

    jcwga@hotmail.com

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  10. i'd love to try the tinted lip balm!
    lyndsey dot hauck at gmail dot com

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  11. You look great with this makeup. helenkeeler@comcast.net

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  12. i would love to try the NEW! Limited-Edition* Mary Kay® Tranquil Waters™ Fragrance Penci

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  13. awesome!! i love marykay products!

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  14. I'd love to try the ultimate mascara

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  15. http://twitter.com/#!/aes529/status/98451542369243136

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  16. My mom used to be a Mary Kay consultant and she threw me a MK makeup party for my 11th birthday. I'd love to see how the product has changed over the years. Looks great on you!

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  17. Your eyes look great! I've been looking for a decent mascara and have been less than thrilled by what I'm coming across. I can't afford to look any longer...

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  18. I love Mary Kay make up. I hope I win. It looks great on you!!!

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  19. I'd love to try these products!
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. It's been a lot of years since I wore Mary Kay - the products you reviewed look good!
    bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/LAMusing/status/99640128548503552
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Ooh, I've had their new mascara on my wish-list for a while now. Glad to hear you liked it. You look gorgeous! :)

    jenn(dot)soehnlin (at) gmail(dot)com

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  23. Love Mary Kay! especially their skincare!

    Following you on GFC as Ashley Brooke!

    ashleybrookeblog at gmail dot com

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  24. I wasn't sure about the colors in the compact, but after seeing your application, they are beautiful colors! I would love to give Mary Kay a try.

    pansyadams@gmail.com

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  25. I've never used Mary Kay make up...would love to give it a try! Good luck everyone!

    ambernicole8484@yahoo.com

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  26. would be Blessed INDEED to win !!!

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  27. I love surprises and I love Mary Kay this is a perfect giveaway,

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  28. blog http://sodahoney.blogspot.com/2011/08/find-your-way-to-beautiful-and-enter.html

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  29. I'M WITH YOU. MARY KAY HAS DEF STEPPED UP THEIR GAME. EVERYTHING THEY SELL LOOKS SO ENTICING NOWADAYS!

    kytah00 @ yahoo . com

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  30. 2ND ENTRY TWEET @ http://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/102451127060148224

    kytah00 @ yahoo . com

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  31. I want to try the chocolate kiss eyeshadow.

    Jeanette Huston
    sweepstakesjeanie@yahoo.com

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  32. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/josephvh1982/status/102471455077449728

    Jeanette Huston
    sweepstakesjeanie@yahoo.com

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  33. I have always wanted to try Mary Kay's products. My sister used to use them when she was younger. I would especially love to try their eyeshadows. I've been looking for an eyeshadow that will last longer than a couple of hours!
    Romero.april@gmail.com

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  34. What a lovely package and great collection of make up! I would love to win this! I've tried MaryKay's skin care product but not their make up yet. Love their skin care products, very good value. This would be a good chance to try their make ups. :)

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  35. So cute, I would love to try it out.
    stephbdvm at yahoo dot com

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  36. I have sensitive skin and I’m hooked on Mary Kay's Sunset & Icy Peach lipsticks, Coral Rose lipgloss, Citrus Bloom & Strawberry Cream blushes, Sienna eyeshadows & Bronze eye pencil. I'd like to try new Lash Love mascara (for fine lashes) in Black. It's past time to replenish my organizer and purse compact. Thank you for hosting such a glamorous giveaway. not2haute@hotmail.com

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  37. I love to try different make-up brands. It's fun to experiment with new stuff out there!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  38. tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/103250296448368641
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  39. Check out my website www.marykay.com/aschorger.

    There are many products priced under $15, but the price is actually irrelevant - the quality is so high and the cost per use so low.

    The comment about change in formulas - our eyeshadows (and several other products) are now mineral based. Other products have also been updated thru the years - many years ago I was allergic to their products, now they're all I use!

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  40. My mother swears by MK! I use a lot of their brushes - but haven't really tried their make-up.

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  41. I love Mary Kay and the mascara is my favorite product of theirs. Nice review and thanks for the opportunity.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  42. Tweeted too

    https://twitter.com/#!/gmissycat/status/104198197538324480

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  43. I love Mary Kay cosmetics...would be so great to win. I especially like their Sienna eyeshadows.

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  44. love mary kay, haven't used in a long time
    robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

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  45. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/robinlscott/status/105792224717045760
    robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

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  46. Would love to win this! I love Mary Kay

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  47. I'd love to try their Mineral Eye color in Iris, I love make up and MK is really nice make up

    Thanks for offering the giveaway

    debis126 at yahoo.com

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  48. tweeted here

    https://twitter.com/#!/deb126/status/106062967510011904


    debis126 at yahoo.com

    Thanks again

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  49. I'd love to try products out of the Mary Kay TimeWise product line.

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  50. shared on twitter
    http://twitter.com/#!/bettycd/status9/106479082258169856

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  51. I love makeup and free makeup is the best. I'm always searching for the perfect mascara, maybe this is it. Your makeup looks awesome.

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

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  52. I would love to try the Shadow & Line Eye Duo,
    Brushed Copper.

    I Tweeted about the giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/TiisNHC/status/106641399646134272

    I posted the giveaway info in my blog
    http://tiisnaturalhaircare.blogspot.com/2011/08/mary-kay-sweepstakes.html

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  53. These colors of eyeshadow are gorgeous....I would love to try them and the mascara! What a difference in the before and after pics of you!

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  54. I've wanted to try MK, but it's a little out of my budget. Your eyes look great, even if you look deer-in-headlight-ish.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

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  55. Tanks for the chance! nanuwins @ aol.com

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  56. I never tried MK makeup but I love their facial cleansers.

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  57. Would love to win! Thanks!

    marybug2@yahoo.com

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  58. Tweeted

    https://twitter.com/#!/marybug2/status/107187367714095104

    marybug2 @ yahoo . com

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  59. I love being able to change my look!

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  60. Kandi Smith
    klbs1@yahoo.com

    I used to wear Mary Kay cosmetics all the time! Unfortunately, I haven't been able to replenish my MK items because I don't know of any MK reps in the small town where I now live.

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  61. What a fun giveaway. I've heard their skincare is really awesome, too.

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  62. it's been a long time since I've used mary kay...always looking for a good mascara & eyeliner.

    truwinner@gmail.com

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  63. I have the same color combo and was nervous too, but like you, was pleasantly surprised. I love every Mary Kay product I have tried!

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  64. Love the TimeWise products. Love the mineral-based makeup products. Mary Kay has become a favorite of mine!

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