(Closed) Mary kay make-up

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception

I’ve never used their mineral make up but I do love their liquid foundation. It’s very light and doesn’t look like I’m wearing any foundation. I also use thier Timewise Age-Fighting moisturizer on my face daily.

Post # 4
153 posts
Blushing bee

I love their Timewise face care line, which includes their liquid foundation.  I also like their lip glosses; they’re not too sticky.  However, they all have shimmer in them, so I don’t know how appropriate they are for wedding day gloss.

My friend uses their mineral eye makeup.  The dark colors look really really dark on her, but she loves the smokey eye!

Post # 5
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I sell MK, too, and I am still not a fan of their mineral makeup. It feels cakey on my face and smells kinda like baby powder. I’m still a fan of the original Bare Escentuals line, but if you’re skeptical, you can always go to Sephora and let them have you try on a bunch of different kinds. There are so many brands out there. Mineral makeup is good for a lighter coverage, but I don’t think it’s enough (personally) for wedding day makeup. I’m leaning towards Smashbox photo finish and slightly heavier foundations with a mineral dusting so my face is more matte in my photos. I am also not a fan of their mineral eye makeup. I like Ulta’s brand better simply because it goes on more smoothly. Good luck!

Post # 7
4 posts
  • Wedding: October 2006

I have to disagree: I use the MK mineral foundation In Ivory 1 or 2 and it’s fantastic!

It’s über-smooth, looks good on and helps control shine and I have VERY oily skin.  My face still gets shiny if I wear a sunscreen underneath but if I don’t there’s less oiliness during the day. 

And covering spots?  I’ve had bad skin since I was 9 years old (that’s way toooo long, you can read my story on my website) and with pale skin my spots are red and obvious.  The mineral foundation doesn’t cover them completely, so I use a foundation just on my problem areas first.  That gives excellent coverage and still has that smooth look, but it’s best to practise BEFORE the big day so you can see if that works for you.  

Even if wearing liquid foundation all over, I use the mineral foundation in place of a powder. A powder can mean death to a fresh look as it highlights fine facial hair (if that’s a prob for you) and can look powdery – so I use the mineral foundation AS my powder.  Perfect.

It’s cheaper than B.E, the BodyShop and many others but is way up there, quality-wise.  It gets good reviews from the Cosmetics Cop too: 

Mary Kay Mineral Powder Foundation ($18)
Best of the Year Because: Mary Kay has crafted a loose-powder foundation with a superior smooth texture that feels almost creamy and blends beautifully. You get an initially sheer application with buildable coverage that’s not nearly as heavy as many other mineral-type foundations. It also won’t give your face that "glow" or sparkling shine for which mineral foundations are well known. As a bonus, if you have oily or combination skin, you do not need to use an additional loose powder to control shine. Among the six shades, most are impressive, neutral options. Bronze 1 will be too peach for most medium to tan skin tones, but Bronze 2 is a winner. If you’re curious to try a mineral foundation this is highly recommended as one of the best available, most notably for how great it looks on skin.

Hey, if you don’t like it after ordering some, hold your sister to the MK 90 day guarantee!  It’s a no-brainer. 🙂


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