Lip and Eye from Mary Kay

Mary Kay have some exciting new colour products out – I’ve been lucky enough to road test them! Here’s what I thought…


Cream Eye Colors

I am a huge fan of Maybelline’s Color Tattoo range so I was excited to see that Mary Kay have released some too. There are 4 colours out:


Meadow Grass – grassy green

Coastal Blue – deep aqua

Glacier Gray – pink-tinged medium grey

Violet Storm – greyish purple


All 4 shades contain fine shimmer and go on the skin with a solid shimmery effect. They glide on very smoothly, unlike the sticky Maybelline Color Tattoos, and they dry very quickly and don’t crease as much. On the flip side, this means that they’re not quite as good as an eyeshadow base. I prefer wearing these alone, and the Color Tattoos as a base. The Mary Kay shadows are very wearable colours that can be layered to give a bolder colour, but with just one layer they’re a really subtle way of adding colour to your eyes. My favourites for work wear are Glacier Grey and Meadow Grass, but the other two aren’t far behind!


True Dimensions Lipstick

There are 4 new shades of True Dimensions lipsticks out. These are very moisturising lipsticks with sheer but buildable glossy colour, in the same style as Revlon’s Lip Butters, but with better lasting power. The 4 new shades are:


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October Favourites

I’ve been trying out a lot of products lately – these are some of the ones I’m really loving that I thought I’d give some mini reviews for. Face of Australia Gentle Make-up Remover* – This make-up remover is everything I want in a make-up remover – gentle, efficient, doesn’t leave an oily residue. Mary Kay Cream Eye Colour in …

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Concealer creasing comparison for oily skin

I’ve always wanted to do controlled comparisons of the eye makeup longevity, but there are lots of issues with actually conducting them on the eyes from a scientific perspective. First off, notice how one eye is usually harder to do than the other? That’s because most people only use their dominant hand, and therefore applying makeup differently from one eye …

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Mary Kay lipstick swatches and review

I’ve been trying out some more Mary Kay products recently. The latest are their lipsticks. I was sent lippies from two different ranges, the new True Dimensions lipsticks in Firecracker and Pink Chérie, and the classic Creme lipsticks in Really Red, Sunny Citrus and Whisper. I really like the True Dimensions lipsticks, which were launched in Australia in August. They’re …

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My winter skincare regimen

Since winter’s started I’ve found that my usual skincare hasn’t quite been up to scratch, so I’ve been adding some extras in to combat dryness and irritation, especially on my face and cuticles. There’s a running theme of glycerin in theses products – my skin just loves glycerin-based moisturisers! Here’s what I’ve tried recently, on my face and body. FACE …

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What’s in my makeup bag? Autumn 2013 edition

Almost a year ago, I posted about my everyday makeup routine. Since then, I’ve gotten ferncier, and here’s what my everyday look involves now: FACE Skin79 BB Cream – I’ve been slowly churning through a 4-piece mixed sample pack. This one’s supposedly whitening and improves wrinkles, but I don’t really care – it applies nicely without primer with just fingers, …

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Gel eyeliner comparison with scientific methody stuff – Face of Australia, Essence and Mary Kay

I love gel eyeliner’s longevity, user-friendliness and colour payoff, so naturally I was very excited when I was given the change to try out a limited edition gel eyeliner from Mary Kay. (I didn’t even know that Mary Kay were active in Australia, but it turns out they had 10 000 consultants in Australia in 2010, and have been here …

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