Lovelies, we are into December and that means the holidays are fast approaching but also holiday events are about to be in full swing. When I was given the opportunity to try out some Mary Kay Cosmetics to re-create one of the holiday looks created by celebrity makeup artist Mariela Bagnato I was game.
I knew Mary Kay would be sending me some goodies to get glam for the season, but when I received the package squeeeed just a bit. I received a beautiful black box filled with Mary Kay.
I am familiar with Mary Kay products although it has been a few years since I have used any. Fair warning, this post is going to be picture heavy, so go grab a drink and meet back here to dive in.
There were three holiday looks created by Mariela Bagnato, the styles were inspired by Lindsey Callo the blogger behind Saucy Glossy. The three looks were named The White-Hot Suite, Flapper Chic, and Silver Screen Siren, you can view the looks here. I was excited when I opened my box and saw the the card for The White-Hot Suit, this is soooooooo my style. When I saw all the looks this is the one that immediately jumped out at me. I love the classic sophistication of the all white menswear inspired 70's throwback.
There were so many amazing products in the box I received that I'm going to split them up into a few posts to give you more in depth reviews, so today I am only going to focus on the key items used in the look.
Before I get into everything I just have to stop and mention that I was really impressed with how far the Mary Kay packaging has come. Clean, sleek and very updated, this isn't your grandmothers Mary Kay.
One key thing I want to mention was the compact. The shadows and bronzer came packaged individually and the compact has magnetic bottom for them to pop right into. So you did not need to replace the compact when you finish your colors just pop out the pans and pop in new colors. The lipstick also fits into the compact, you place it in before shutting the lid and it's held in place. This is a great palette for traveling.
Okay enough chatter on to the look here are the main color products used;
MK Cream Eye Color in Beach Blonde: I used this in place of eyelid primer and for a little hit of color in the tear duct and to highlight under the brow. The consistency was very smooth and the color was nice and warm, this will work well on multiple skin tones.
MK Mineral Eye Colors Sweet Cream, Chocolate Kiss and Copper Glow: These shadows were easy to blend, applied smooth and even and had nice pigmentation. I had no issues with creasing or fading. Shown without primer.
MK Mineral Bronzing Powder Desert Sun: I loved this bronzer and highlighter duo, the colors were perfect. My only complaint is the pan is tiny and with it being split it was hard to use my brush to pick up individual colors. (See picture of the bronzer in the compact above) Mary Kay please make this a bigger size in its own compact.
MK Lipliner Clear: I don't always use a lip liner but when going red it's a must. No one wants red lipstick all over their mouth at the end of the day. This helped keep my lipstick in place.
MK True Dimensions Lipstick in Firecracker: Va va voom this is a red. My ladies with dry lips, you need to try this line. This lipstick glided on nicely, very pigmented and felt like it was a lipstick and lip balm in one, very moisturizing. I don't know what they put in this but once you put this on it's not going anywhere, locked and loaded. I ate two meals and who knows how many times I drank something and at the end of the day this lipstick is still on my lips with very minimal fading. I did not reapply once.
MK Nourishine Lip Gloss in Rock "N" Red: I have used the nourishine lip glosses before and I really like them for two main reasons, great color payoff and they are not sticky. This color has a slight orange undertone.
MK Lash Love: Lash love, why yes, yes I love you. Two thumbs up for this mascara. I like the brush it's small and perfect for my small eyes, it allowed me to get really close to the base of my lashes and it didn't clump when I added a second coat.
MK Liquid Eyeliner Black: This nice felt tip on this liquid liner made it easy to apply.
I set the look with a quick dusting of the MK translucent powder and a spritz of the makeup finishing spray. Ladies, I'm a big fan of finishing sprays, I need to set my look and make sure it's not going to rub off, wear off or worst of all get on my boyfriends white polo shirts. This Mary Kay finishing spray by Skindinävia is wonderful.
Here is my final look. My eyes are small so I didn't go overboard with the liner, and I wanted to balance the bold lip, which is way out of my comfort zone, I usually keep my lips neutral. This look can easily take you from the office to your holiday party.
Visit www.marykay.com to see more of the looks you can create this holiday season.
*I received the items featured in this post from Mary Kay through Condé Nast, all opinions are my own.