As you know I’m all about beauty. How to maintain it even if I have to drink the blood of virgin choirboys. Even if I have to do 500 military press push-ups in a pair of Jessica Simpson platforms. And yes, even if I have to give up eating McFlurries. So you can imagine my joy at receiving this in the mail from my Mary Kay fairy godmother:
I love make-up. I pretty much looked like I had black eyes throughout junior high. Child services showed up once only to discover I’d been over-zealously applying Root Beer Lip Smackers and black eyeliner. I like to think that since then my make-up aesthetic has become less Brooke Shields in Pretty Baby and more Grace Kelly in Rear Window.
So I was thrilled to try out my evolved skills with my Mary Kay booty. I invited a crew of my neighborhood knocking-on-the-menopausal-ceiling mom friends over on Sunday and I wove my magic upon them:
My gorgeous 46-year old friend Bettina sans make-up.
Here is Bettina after I applied Mary Kay’s long-lasting mineral eye shadow Vanilla Truffle, Midnight Star and Black Pearl, brushed on Mary Kay’s Shy Blush (even if Bettina is a bold one) and finished her off with Mary Kay’s NouriShine Cafe Au Lait lip gloss:
Hello, Vixen. Next up is my Boho chic 52-year old friend Diane who always goes nude:
I accosted Diane with the subtle Golden Vanilla, Truffle and Lavender Fog mineral eyeshadows. Dashed on Lash Love Mascara in Black, a little Shy Blush and finally the Cafe Au Lait lip gloss:
Tasteful, approachable, beautiful. This next photo is either me without make-up or an escaped convict from Chino Prison:
Fortunately Mary Kay intervened on my husband’s behalf.
Above I’m one week into using the Mary Kay Timewise Microdermabrasion set (in short: sloughing off decrepitude and replenishing moisture) and am sporting Golden Vanilla, Truffle and Lavender Fog eye shadow, LashLove Waterproof mascara in black, a dollop of Shy Blush and Mango Tango NouriShine lip gloss.
Below: I never wear brightly colored lip gloss because I am lip challenged. I always end up looking like Cloris Leachman on Dancing With The Stars. But I love the Mary Kay Mango Tango and even the Rock ‘N Red. I’d given up on me and red lipstick. But I’m back, baby!
Kiss me, Mwah!
As you may have guessed, I received all of these products from Mary Kay, but I want you all to know I get approached to write reviews all the time, for various products. I only blog about products I love. And I am sold on Mary Kay. They’ve saved me from matte lip stick, and their eye shadows flatter women of a certain age. I wholeheartedly endorse their products, and there isn’t even a pink Cadillac in it for me. But I might get one anyway! I aspire to iconography!
Great news – if you’d like to try out some Mary Kay products you may be in luck! I am giving away a fabulous Mary Kay gift basket to one lucky winner. All you have to do to enter is tell me your greatest beauty tip.
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This sweepstakes runs from 11/19/12-12/31/12.
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I was provided with Mary Kay products to use and review, and was compensated for this post, however all opinions are my own.