I have to admit before I received these products I wasn’t sure about Mary Kay cosmetics as it reminded me of Avon (similar idea of door to door selling) and I didn’t know what sort of quality to expect, but I was actually quite surprised when I received them! When I read that these were matte lipsticks, I thought they would immediately make my lips look all dry and the lipstick would go crumbly, but I was totally wrong. Mary Kay have used gel microsphere technology to create rich, true stay colour that lasts all day without leaving your lips looking or feeling dry. My absolute favourite shade was the crushed berry lipstick for its colour intensity, perfect for this time of year. The lipstick glides on like a balm and gives a creamy matte effect which I really liked. These lipsticks come in 8 shades and available to buy here for £13 which I think is really reasonable. The clear-top window is actually very useful when you have a lot of lipsticks in your makeup bag and looking for a particular shade!
The Lash intensity mascara reminds me of my first mascara by Benefit as the wand and brush was so fat. This mascara has a double-impact brush which ensures that lashes are magnified and maximised to create a dramatic look. Such an easy mascara wand to use, no mess just one coat and your lashes are full! I would recommend this mascara for going out as it definitely gives you a fuller lash. The formula also contains Provitamin B5 (I know very scientific!) which is meant to protect, condition and strengthen lashes. I haven’t noticed much difference to be honest because my lashes have always been quite strong. Overall this is a great mascara and it doesn’t clump like some of the luxury brands, at £16 it’s a great addition to your makeup bag.From left to right: Bashful You, Rich Truffle & then Crushed Berry
*This blog post contains PR samples