Saturday, August 4, 2012

Mary Kay Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



My mother used to use Mary Kay. I have never tried any of their items though, so when my good friend Lori contacted me to do a review I jumped at the chance. I've already reviewed her bows from her bow business. So I was very excited to get to try these items. 

She loaded me up with goodies!
A bag full of stuff, with a nice letter and catalog!

 Full size Botanical Effects items. The Cleanser for normal skin and the Hydrate for normal skin.
She also included a TON of samples like the Acne Treatment Gel
 TONS of samples of eye shadows, blush, highlighting powder, lip glosses and sticks, and eye liners! Plus a Satin Hands lotion.
 My full size items + the acne treatment gel! Eye Shadows in Lemongrass and Blue Metal
 Eye Shadows, love the colors!
Where to start!! So many wonderful things. 
The cleanser is truly wonderful. It has a great lather and washes everything clean. It gets rid of face makeup easily. It also has a nice gentle smell to it. It's not overpowering and too perfumey at all. 

The Hydrate is really great as well. My face is typically normal, but it can get dry at times, like right now. This hydrate gets rid of the dry spots and keeps them away. It's really gentle on my face. Sometimes my face reacts badly to products, but not with these. 
I also like that the Botanical Effects have no synthetic dyes or added fragrance. They also have the antioxidant powers of  frangipani flower and water lily!

The acne treatment gel is great too. I have one of those weird skins, it's normal to dry, but I break out bad. It doesn't really make sense. I put it on any flare ups I have at night and usually by morning they are significantly reduced in size and redness. It usually takes 2 applications to get the acne to completely go away though.

The eye shadows are wonderful, they don't crease in the eye and they last all day with no issues. 
I haven't tried the lipsticks or glosses yet though. 

The eye liners go on really smooth, but I don't wear liner very often, so these haven't gotten much use, but I love that she sent me a plethora of colors! 

Lori is a great friend of mine and I love that she's selling Mary Kay now. The company has been around for years and years, so they must be doing something right!

Price: too many to list! But the Botanical Effects are $14 for the cleanser and $16 for the hydrate. Reasonable prices for 3 and 4oz items!

Overall: *****
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Mary Kay in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Mary Kay for allowing me to review this product and for offering a giveaway

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61 comments:


FirstTimeMom MN said...

I love their Botanical Effects and their lip gloss!!


mommy2luke2008 said...

I love their silver satin eyeshadow!


eclairre said...

I like the lash spa lash and brow building serum.


Mrs.G said...

I already know my favorite item is the matte time wise foundation <3 I LOVE Mary Kay.


Emily said...

I love the Velocity facial cleanser.
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akronugurl said...

Velocity facial cleanser

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GALENA said...

make up remover


Amber said...

I love the classic basic purifying freshener 2 and the classic moisturizer but I am sure I would love many of the other products!


Anonymous said...

Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color in Polished Stone
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Sue Ellison said...

I like the TimeWise Replenishing Serum+C

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channallocks said...

Botanical Effects


sumer blaker said...

Thinking of You Eau de Parfum
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Jennifer said...

I love Mary Kay lip glosses

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Ash Johnson said...

I like the TimeWise® Matte-Wear® Liquid Foundation


Brandi Elam said...

I like the Peach Satin Hands® Pampering Set


Brandi Elam said...

I like the Peach Satin Hands® Pampering Set


Gale Nelson said...

satin hands


Anonymous said...

i love their skin so soft shower gel

elcane
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Megan Obrien said...

Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color


RawMama said...

Exotic passionfruit lotion


Danielle said...

It is really a toss up between Satin Lips and fragrance-free Satin Hands kit.

The Happy Wife/Danielle Garcia
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hhkaufman78 said...

I love their eye colors.

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Alexa said...

Mary Kay Mineral Bronzing Powder


Vidisha said...

TimeWise® Trial Miracle Set


bison61 said...

the only product I have tried is the Satin Hands Hand Cream and I did like that

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mverno said...

i like the Velocity Eau de Parfum
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Ciara B. said...

mary kay ultimate mascara
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vboackle said...

my fave item is the TimeWise® Replenishing Serum+C.


Nikki said...

I'd like to try their Mary Kay® Botanical Effects™ Hydrate Formula 3 (Oily Skin). ngiraldi at gmail dot com


Anonymous said...

My favorite Mary Kay Product is the Eye Makeup Remover.....
Cheryl Reinhardt
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Bridgett said...

Chocolate kiss and precious pink eye shadow


Katie Roch said...

I like the Satin Lips® Lip Mask


Kimberley Meier said...

I love the Satin Hands, my mother-in-law gave me some for Christmas and I'm addicted!

Kimberley Meier
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Breanne said...

I'd love to try the Mary Kay Acne Treatment Gel


Kim Miller said...

Mary Kay® Ultimate Mascara


Anonymous said...

I love the Satin Lips Lip Mask

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Liesl said...

I like the eye makeup remover best!


Nat said...

I use lots of MK products. My favorite is the Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara! Natalie Finch


Iliana R said...

I love the Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Sheer blush!

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Charlotte Cramer said...

I love their lip glosses!


Kendra Warstler said...

Velocity® Eau de Parfum


Marianna said...

satin hands hand cream


Tamar said...

Ultimate Mascara


Sam Stamp said...

Velocity® Lightweight Moisturizer


ferriz said...

i love the mary kay ultimate mascara.

dani marie

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Angela Neynaber said...

I like the TimeWise® 3-In-1 Cleanser.


desiree said...

mineral powders


Valeen said...

I love their Time Wise 3 in 1 line!

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Becca Ann said...

I like the Mary Kay® Exotic Passionfruit® Eau de Toilette Body Lotion


Anonymous said...

I like the velocity facial cleanser.
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Gianna said...

Satin lips lip balm.


Lisa Pecora said...

TimeWise® Matte-Wear® Liquid Foundation


kathy pease said...

i like the TimeWise® Night Restore & Recover Complex™ (Combination / Oily)


Tanya White said...

I like Velocity Perfume
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brendaelsner said...

I like the Mary Kay Lash primer.


Ms Penny Pincher said...

The Velocity facial cleanser is my favorite!

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Caitlin McClure said...

I like Velocity® Lightweight Moisturizer


ladyspy79 said...

The 2-in-1 Body Wash & Shave would be so useful!

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Hoa said...

I like the Mary Kay® Foundation Primer Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15.

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Trisha McKee said...

I always say my favorite makeup from Mary Kay is the makeup remover- it is the best!
But I also want to try the Pink Satin lipstick.

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Carri said...

I love their 3-in-1 TimeWIse Cleanser!

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