Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Luscious Lips and Sumptuous Eyes From Project Runway, and Great Gifts the MK Way | Review and Swatches

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Mary Kay, as the official makeup of Project Runway All Stars, has increased its already high profile by entering the homes of fans of the show each week. Their Global Makeup Artist, Luis Casco, creates so many gorgeous looks with their products that I have received several emails from die hard Project Runway All Stars fans asking if I could feature some of what's hot in the land of MK!

Mary Kay Nourishing Plus Lip Gloss ($14.00 each for .15 oz.): Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss is a no-compromise lip gloss that’s ready to become your best friend – for beautiful lips today and tomorrow! Loaded with benefits, this lightweight gloss delivers ultimate shine in vibrant shades. From the moment you glide on this creamy, ultracomfortable formula, you’ll know it’s no ordinary lip gloss. 

With Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss, you get the brilliant shine you want plus an instant boost of moisture that leaves lips feeling supple. Then it takes that moisture and locks it in, so lips feel soft and soothed. The nourishing, nonsticky formula contains our complex of antioxidant-rich vitamins and plant-derived minerals to smooth, protect and condition lips. And even better, the superlight, long-lasting lip gloss applies flawlessly with just the right coverage and no sticky mess. Get brilliant shine and an instant boost of moisture that leaves lips feeling nourished.
  • Loaded with good-for-you ingredients.
  • Smooths, protects and conditions lips.
  • Rich, intense, long-wearing shades
  • In a range of finishes – from no shimmer to shimmering sparkle
The formula is non-sticky and comfortable to wear, and it comes in a gorgeous array of colors. The high shine glimmering glosses are long-wearing and come in a nice range of finishes from shimmer to cream.
Left to Right: Silver Moon, Golden, Sun Blossoms, Shock Tart, Pink Wink, Berry Dazzle and Sparkle Berry.
1) Mary Kay At Play Lip Crayon in Toasted Grillé ($10.00 .08 oz.): This two-in-one lip color and lip liner delivers high-impact, lasting color with a shimmery finish.
  • Features a soft, lightweight, buttery texture.
  • Glides on smoothly and effortlessly without drying lips.
  • Blends easily and offers build able coverage.
At Play Lip Crayon in Toasted Grillé is a lightweight glossy lip crayon that effortlessly glides across the lips, and does not settle into lip lines. It is perfect alone, or topped with a lip gloss.

2) Mary Kay At Play Jelly Lip Gloss in Teddy Bare ($10.00 for .32 oz.): Glide on a kiss of slick, shiny color and get lips in sync with full-on glossy goodness. Mary Kay At Play Jelly Lip Gloss is a fun, comfortable-wearing formula that delivers a sheer wash of color with a brilliant, intense shine. It glides on smoothly for a gorgeous, wet look. And it leaves lips feeling soft, smooth and quenched with moisture. 
  • Lip sync to full-on glossy goodness with a fun jelly texture.
  • Offers brilliant, intense shine with a sheer wash of color.
  • Leaves lips feeling soft, smooth and quenched with moisture.
  • Provides an ultra glossy look and comfortable wear.
  • Use with Mary Kay At Play Lip Crayon for an off-the-charts hit.
At Play Lip Gloss in Teddy Bare is not only comfortable wearing and moisturizing, but it also boasts the perfect amount of shine and color.

3) Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick in Tangerine Pop ($18.00 for .11 oz.): Intensely moisturizing. Exquisitely smoothing. It’s like a color-infused fountain of youth for your lips.
  • Instantly drenches lips in moisture and locks it in for endless comfort.
  • Infused with advanced skin care ingredients, the formula smooths the appearance of fine lines and helps lips look fuller.
  • Just a push of the clear, click-button top releases pure, radiant color from its ultrastylish case.
The True Dimensions Lipstick formula is very moisturizing and soothing on the lips. It feels a bit more like a balm than a lipstick– though it delivers very good pigmentation.

4) Mary Kay Semi Matte Lipstick in Ruby ($16.00 for .07 oz.): Sleek sophistication is yours with this color-rich, creamy lipstick.
  • Long-lasting, stay-true color.
  • Won’t feather or bleed.
  • Conditions and feels moisturizing.
  • Keeps lips feeling soft, smooth and comfortable.
5) Mary Kay Semi Matte Lipstick in Pink Rose ($16.00 for .07 oz.): Sleek sophistication is yours with this color-rich, creamy lipstick.
  • Long-lasting, stay-true color.
  • Won’t feather or bleed.
  • Conditions and feels moisturizing.
  • Keeps lips feeling soft, smooth and comfortable.
The Semi Matte Lipsticks are non-drying and comfortable on the lips. The formula is long-wearing and features highly saturated colors that effortlessly glide across the lips. They offer full opaque coverage in a single pass.
Left to Right: At Play Lip Crayon in Toasted Grillé, At Play Jelly Lip Gloss in Teddy Bare, True Dimensions Lipstick in Tangerine Pop, Semi Matte Lipstick in Ruby and Semi Matte Lipstick in Pink Rose.
Mary Kay Eye Color Palette Sapphire Noir (Limited Edition. $24.00 for .1 oz.): Inspired by the world’s most precious jewels, each tempting palette includes five complementary shades, from matte to high-shimmer, with true color payoff.
  • Easy-to-apply shades.
  • Intense color in one sweep.
  • Color stays true and lasts all day.
  • Blendable and buildable.
  • Luxurious, luminous finish.
Sapphire Noir is a lovely cool-toned grey and purple palette that has a soft and creamy texture that lends itself to effortlessly gliding across the skin. The shadows can be sheered out or built up, and they blend easily.
Mary Kay Eye Color Palette Emerald Noir (Limited-Edition. $24.00 .1 oz.): Inspired by the world’s most precious jewels, each tempting palette includes five complementary shades, from matte to high-shimmer, with true color payoff.
  • Easy-to-apply shades.
  • Intense color in one sweep.
  • Color stays true and lasts all day.
  • Blendable and buildable.
  • Luxurious, luminous finish.
Emerald Noir is a warm neutral palette punctuated by vibrant jewel tones in emerald and turquoise. The palette has a soft and creamy texture and effortlessly glides across the skin, and blends effortlessly.
Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color ($7.00 for .05 oz.) in Copper Glow, Amber Blaze, Glistening Gold, Sterling and Brilliant Black: This long-lasting, fade-resistant, mineral-based formula delivers weightless, high-impact color in one swipe with a natural, luminous finish that looks gorgeous on any skin tone.
  • Glides on easily and applies smoothly and evenly
  • Contains vitamins A, C and E to help protect against wrinkle-causing free radicals.
  • Oil-absorbing properties. Crease-resistant.
  • Steel pan fits perfectly into the Mary Kay Compact.
  • Colors were selected by a professional makeup artist for wearable, everyday looks.
Each of the five Mineral Shadows that I tested have nice creamy textures, but Glistening Gold and Sterling are a touch stiffer than the remaining three highly pigmented deeply saturated shades. They blend nicely and glide across the skin effortlessly.
Left to Right: Copper Glow, Amber Blaze, Glistening Gold, Sterling and Brilliant Black.

Winter Wishes Shimmeriffic Shower Gel and Shimmeriffic Body Lotion Gift Set (Limited Edition $25.00): For skin that shimmers with a scent that shines, it’s everything she could wish for in one perfectly packaged set. The set includes Shimmeriffic Body Lotion, Shimmeriffic Shower Gel and a decorative tin. Set includes: Body Lotion (3 fl. oz.) and Shower Gel (3 fl. oz.)
  • Features cheerful, fruity notes like snow apple and citrus sparkle.
  • Warms the heart with floral notes of jasmine petals and cozy musk.
  • Body lotion adds a subtle shimmer to skin.
The fruity floral scent of the Shimmeriffic Shower Gel and Shimmeriffic Body Lotion is pleasant and delicious, but not overpowering. The subtle shimmer that it adds to the skin is perfect for the season. The set comes in a really cute keepsake tin that you can keep and reuse to store your beauty treasures.
Winter Wishes Eau de Toilette Wand (Limited-Edition. $20.00 for .25 oz.): Wishes come true with a wave of this wand – a clean, fresh fragrance that’s adorable alone, as a stocking stuffer or added to the Winter Wishes Gift Set to make it even more wonderful!
Left to Right: Winter Wishes Shimmeriffic Body Lotion, Shimmeriffic Shower Gel and Winter Wishes Eau de Toilette Wand.
Pomegranate Satin Hands Pampering Set (Limited Edition $35.00): Give yourself – and the ones you love – the silky, sweet treat of satin-smooth skin in a pomegranate scent. This pampering hand set is an easy, three-step system that helps keep hands feeling renewed, soothed and pampered.

Set Includes: Fragrance-Free Satin Hands Hand Softener (2.1 oz.), Pomegranate Satin Hands Satin Smoothie Hand Scrub (7.75 oz.) and Pomegranate Satin Hands Hand Cream (3 oz.).
  • Sweet pomegranate scent
  • Makes a great gift
  • Clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy
  • Dermatologist-tested
  • Also available in a peach and fragrance-free formula
Not only is this set great for keeping hands soft, smooth and supple, but it also works wonders on the feet as well! The Pomegranate scent is pleasant, but doesn't linger long enough to interfere with any fragrance that you may opt to wear.
Left to Right: Pomegranate Satin Hands Satin Smoothie Hand Scrub, Pomegranate Satin Hands Hand Cream and Fragrance-Free Satin Hands Hand Softener.

Overall Assessment: There's something for just about everyone on your list!

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16 comments:

  1. Those glosses!! Looks like I'm gonna have to give my MK girl a call

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    1. Hi Jessica! Aren't those glosses crazy beautiful?!

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  2. Wow, I'm blown away at the extent of the line. So many amazing products. And if I didn't have so many purple palettes, I'd jump on the Sapphire Noir eye palette. I have MK At Play jelly gloss is a bright red that I love. Now where did I put it? It's perfect for this season!

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    1. They really have a huge range of lovely things! They really did quite a good job of rebranding themselves! Sapphire Noire is definitely very pretty, but if you have lots of purple palettes then there is no need to get yet another one! I really love the MK Jelly Gloss, and I bet the bright red one looks amazing on you!

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  3. Thanks for the great swatches!

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  4. Ooh lots of goodies! I've always been a fan of the lippies and the Satin Hands!

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    1. The lippies and the Satin Hands are wonderful!

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  5. I love their satin hands ! It's so nice :D

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    1. Me too, Betzy! I had no idea how great it is! :-)

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  6. Mary Kay rebranded good ha? I like that they collaborated w/ Project Runway. These glosses look so pigmented!

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    1. What an understatement! I completely agree with you, Kath! I think that collaboration really made it such a youthful and fresh line! The glosses are gorgeous, but as pigmented as they are they don't reach the the level of full opacity coverage that you prefer in your lippies. They are definitely more pigmented than the new YSL Oil-based gloss that you just reviewed though! Berry Dazzle would be amazing on top of one of your more pigmented vampy Tom Ford mattes!

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  7. The matte lipstick in Pink Rose is one of my favourites- I've been wearing it steady! Great swatches!

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    1. We really gravitate toward the same type of shades, Bailey! Pink Rose is my absolute favorite of the bunch! I was so excited by the color and texture the moment that I saw it!

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  8. Some very nice stuff! I do think those glosses looks great!

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    1. Hi Destany! The glosses are awesome! :-)

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