Post # 1
I wear makeup (MAC) but have never worn Mary Kay. Somehow I won this raffle after going to a bridal expo. The deal is I have Mary Kay party and invite my friends. Those who will be in the wedding party must buy 1 make up item there. Meanwhile, I will have my makeup trial there (for free) in front of the gang. On my wedding day, Ms. Mary Kay comes to my hotel and does my wedding day makeup for free. All those who are in my wedding party & bought a make item at party a few months previous, can have their make done for $25. All this sounds great, almost too good to be true.
So, I’m wondering what Mary Kay makeup is like? Is it long lasting? Has anyone worn it?
Post # 3
I really like Mary Kay makeup and their facial care stuff. I actually started trying it through a bridal show win! But I’ve had really good results with all of their stuff. I say give it a try!!
Post # 4
no no no no no no no
Mary Kay’s makeup colors are bad. Very Walmart. You need high class makeup, including a lipstick that only needs to be applied once before your wedding ceremony.
I get the lip stain and lots of other mu from http://www.BridalLipstick.com
I wear their lipstick and mascara every day. I wear their makeup when I go out to dinner, clubbing, etc. Don’t like the eyebrow stuff, tho.
When I kiss my Boyfriend or Best Friend, the color doesnt’ rub off onto him. (I’m a Maid/Matron of Honor, not FW btw.)
Post # 5
I’ve used Mary Kay, and still use some of it, but I second Greta about the lipstick… it never seems to stay on very long AT ALL. I’ve been using the Revlon colorstay sheer that has the two ends (color and gloss) and it stays on much much longer. I like Mary Kay’s colors, but the eye shadow doesn’t seem to stay on that long either.
Post # 6
wow… i’ve never heard of mary kay being compared to walmart… i know the only makeup i would NEVER recommend to someone would be the stuff you find at stores like Claires and Hot Topic and other retail stores like that…they tend to be cakey and costumey.
i personally love mary kay. its done alot more for me than anything else…and their colors work for me and my skin.
Post # 7
I think I would be more offended by the “forced” buying of MK products and having them do the makeup for you.
I love MK, so much so that I’m a failed seller of the product. If I remember correctly, we are not MUAs. We don’t touch a client…just provide the product and show how to put it on. If you go this route, you need to make sure she’s a trained MUA who just happens to use and sell MK.
In addition, when you have a party, you are not obligated to buy anything. No one is. For her to pressure your bridal party to buy something, even a lipstick (I agree, don’t like it…much prefer the Nurishine gloss), is incorrect.
To be honest, I prefer their skincare line to their makeup. I haven’t been a fan since they started doing mineral makeup. I do like their foundation though, it’s been a perfect match for me!
Post # 8
I use Mary Kay products but would never have a Mary Kay consultant do my makeup…why? Because in my experience they always put too much on. Most MK consultants are not make up artists and it usually shows in the quality of their work.
The eyeshadow stays on great as long as you either make sure you apply makeup to your eyelids as well prior to putting it on…or…use the MK eyelid primer prior to putting it on. I love the foundation b/c it’s an exact match to my skin tone (hard to find being African American). I don’t wear lipstick and don’t plan to on my wedding day but I love the MK lip gloss.
I don’t think the MK makeup colors are bad…the eyeshadow colors they offer are the same colors that you see from the drugstore right on up to the Mac counter or in Sephora…minus the perfume. MK is hpoallergenic which is a plus for me.
Post # 9
Just a heads up, everyone “wins” a bridal makeup trial just like if you ever sign up for anything with a MK rep they use that to have you host a party. I sold like six years ago so I should know but I do love their face care line but the makeup can be hit or miss for me.
Post # 10
I’ve found Mary Kay make-up to be sub-par. It’s not very high quality and doesn’t have a lot of staying power. I recommend something that is highly pigmented like NARS or MAC
Post # 10
MARY KAY has come a long way with the color shades and variety. I was gifted 300.00 dollars worth and any thing else I may need.